A Monkey Fatshionista

Following the life of a fat monkey.

Cutting the mustard

Cutting the mustard ft @asos & bespoke @BHCreatives necklace #psbloggers

Hi! My name is Claire and I am addicted to the colour mustard.

Over the last eight months or so, finding various mustard coloured items has been my mission. I have wanted trousers, cardigans, jumpers, dresses, shoes and scarves all in this wonderful colour. Its been challenging – mustard coloured items for fatties seems to be rare. However, my diligence is paying off. I have now got a mustard…

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As light as feather

As light as feather ft my feather jacket from @Anna_Scholz


Feather coat – Anna Scholz – gifted

T-shirt – ASOS

Jeans - ASOS

Shoes - Minnetonka


My acquirement of this feather jacket has a rather sweet story attached. I’m sure you all remember the jacket when it first launched on Simply Be’s site – I dribbled over it. But as is always the case with me – when there is something expensive and beautiful  - I never have the cash to buy it because I have…

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Ch Ch Changes

leather Jumper – New Look

Skirt – ASOS

Tights – we love colors

Shoes – Minnetonka

Necklace – New Look

Earrings – gift

Wow it feels like ages since I’ve done an outfit post!

Real life and a lack of fashion inspiration has mainly been the cause. I just don’t feel like I’ve been wearing anything wow recently.

Whenever I feel a bit blurgh about myself, I tend to change my hair. So after nearly four years…

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Well I never knew that!

Well I never knew that!

I’m constantly on the look out for new places to buy clothes. My usual haunts of ASOS, New Look and Simply Be aren’t really exciting me at the moment so I’ve been scouring eBay and the internet for more ideas.

Whilst looking for some kitchen wear on the  John Lewis site I also had a glance at the fashion and was pleasantly surprised to notice that they sell clothes up to a size 26!

Having a look…

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Fashion Loves Photos

Give the wonderful @grungekitty a shoutout today - Fashion Loves Photos

I know I am incredibly lucky to have a husband who not only takes photos of me for my blog but also loves doing it. I also know that a few of you out there really want to have great pictures but either can’t find a willing photographer or have someone who point-blank refuses to take pictures of you.

Well fear not! The ever so talented Dianamay be the answer! Those of you who came to Plus London…

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what you didn’t know, you didn’t know about Wills

what you didn’t know, you didn’t know about Wills


Some of you may know, but I have a legal background and my previous roles at work have involved disputes over inheritance between family members. So when I saw Best British Blogger’s tweet about doing a Google hangout’s chat around Wills I expressed an interest.

A few weeks ago I spent a couple of hours one evening with a few other bloggers having our questions answered by Emma Myles, a lawyer…

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What Being A Fat Woman Is Really Like

What Being A Fat Woman Is Really Like

You have possibly been living under a rock if you didn’t notice this Cosmo article doing the rounds this week. I read it and one half of me was like “YES! this type of article is needed.” but the other half? Well why do we have a picture of a skinny girl and a bigger girl having a fight (YES, I knowit’s from Glee.) and why haven’t the women who’ve been interviewed been identified by their real…

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