You are beautiful, no matter what they say.

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Can anyone tell me what I wrong with the above picture? Anyone?

In my opinion the picture of young Ms Aguilera is stunning. She looks so healthy and the Michael Kors dress looks beautiful on her. After years of looking like she needed a decent meal, she now looks womanly and sexier than ever.

So why is it, the press refer to her as overweight, that she has ‘squeezed herself into her dress’ and that it does nothing for her figure?

It was only yesterday, that I read that Kelly Brook’s curves were what dieting women aimed for, over a super slim Victoria Beckham. I wonder if you asked a group of both men and women whether she looks healthy and sexy what their answer would be?

In fact that is exactly what I have done today. Well, I asked people what the first word that came into their head, when they saw the above picture and I am pleased to say that not one person commented on her weight!

I wonder what these journalists writing these articles look like? I bet no where near as beautiful as Ms Aguilera. She is a talented, attractive mum who supports numerous charities and puts her status to good use! Why focus on the fact that her backside is a little larger than it once was. Regardless, she would look great in this dress size 6 or size 16.

So what is wrong with this picture? Absolutely sweet FA I tell you! She looks great.

I will leave you with the following question from a colleague at work ‘you’re not buying that dress are you?’
When I said no, the response was ‘good, not sure you could pull it off!’

Big bottomed Bouche (who is a little bit jealous that Christina would always pull that dress off!)

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Bouche does bargains

Whilst reading the evening standard tonight, I read an interesting article about a high street addict who has forgone her monthly shopping for a year and just bought clothes from charity shops.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/my-austere-year-in-secondhand-clothes-7636343.html

This got me thinking. I love a bargain and love putting a quirky look together which is unique (nothing more annoying than to turn up to an event with a dress on that someone else is wearing!). So I have set myself a challenge. For the Next six months, I will purchase an outfit every month which has been pre loved and will post about the outfit along with some photos.

I have also managed to rope in my good friend, Doris over at http://www.dorisdoesdating.wordpress.com who will also purchase then post about her pre loved discoveries.

Apparently there are some real fabulous charity shops out there and it is all about the location. More affluent parts of London, Kent and Essex have some popular charity shops where donations often get stolen if left outside the shop. So I am hoping I manage to find some fabulous vintage and pre loved designer togs that I can share with you.

I have already perused the oxfam website and have found some pieces I really like. I never thought I would buy second hand clothes but I think I could really get into this!

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/second-hand-clothes/990945

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/second-hand-clothes/848849

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/second-hand-clothes/696382

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/second-hand-clothes/990047

If you fancy the challenge please comment below and feel free to post your finds back here.

Bargain hunting Bouche x x x

HD Awareness week

Huntington’s awareness week

From the 13th – 19th June 2011, it is the National Awareness week for Huntington’s disease. Across the country there will be many fundraisers and awareness raising events.

On Saturday, I will be attending the annual summer party that it is held at my Dad’s care home. Birling house in Kent always hold a fantastic garden party, with live music and entertainment for the children. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to meet up and spend time with their loved ones and to catch up with other families dealing with HD. The summer garden party is always during HD awareness week.

I often find it difficult to visit Dad, but I always make sure I go regularly as he looks forward to my visits so much. I always look forward to the annual Birling house garden party. This is mainly because my Dad enjoys them so much and it allows me to catch up with other families with relatives at Birling house. I guess it makes me feel less isolated.

HD awareness week isn’t necessarily to raise much needed funds for the HDA but to do what it says on the tin, and raise awareness for an illness that many people have not heard of.

If you can spare ten minutes of your day today, please click on the below link. I don’t ask for funds for the HDA but to read about the illness, people’s stories and the amazing work that the HDA do.

http://www.hda.org.uk/

Thank you

Bouche x x x

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