Being Kinder To Myself With SimplyBe


For a long time now I have been trying to lose weight and making do with the few clothes that fitted me whilst doing so – until SimplyBe contacted me that is.


They sent me some of their summer range and I forced myself to stand in front of the camera for a change, rather than hiding behind it. It helped that I loved the clothes that they sent me and the way they fit. Especially the tunic, it is such a flattering shape.


Summer with SimplyBe

Joe Browns Tunic


By the way I have gotten rid of the weeds around the house since taking this photo ha! Typically with traditional ‘summer’ weather here, I managed to have one photo taken outside before I had to move inside due to the threat of rain … Well the threat of rain and the annoying child of one of the neighbours who wouldn’t bog off and leave me in peace to pose uncomfortably.




Somewhere along the line I have gotten into the mindset that because I’m a lot heavier than I used to be and want to lose weight… that I don’t deserve to have nice clothes. Or I tell myself one of my weight loss lies that I don’t need new clothes because I’ll have lost lots of weight soon. Well, the weight is coming off slowly, but I have spent a lot of time looking frumpy without needing to.


SimplyBe Kimono

Beach to Beach Kimono


Just because I’m bigger than I want to be, doesn’t mean that I can’t be kind to myself and in future I am going to be. I’m going to dress in nice clothes regardless of the size that I am or that I want to be. Honestly, I was just making myself feel worse wearing the same three outfits over and over again.


SimplyBe dress

Ivory Print Scuba Sweetheart Skater Dress


SimplyBe help women to have gorgeous clothes to wear no matter what their size. They have clothes from size 12 to 32 and I even spotted a few bits available in a 10. I used to be a 10 and when I was I wanted to be an 8 … honestly why are we as women so harsh to ourselves sometimes?


SimplyBe dress

Ivory Mint Print Scuba Sweetheart Short Sleeve Skater Dress


Actually standing in front of the camera for a change, I can see that although yes I’m not as small as I once was… but I am also not as huge and hideous as that irritating little voice in my head was telling me. I’ve also noticed that I don’t smile enough in photos – I’ll try and rectify that too.


Thank you SimplyBe for reminding me to be as kind to myself as I am to others and for making me realise I do deserve to wear nice clothes.


You can find all of the clothes above in the Occasion dresses, Swimwear and Tunics sections of the SimplyBe website.


Stevie x

I was sent theses clothes for the purpose of this post, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest.
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  1. 22 May 2017 / 7:30 am

    Oh Stevie you look great in the photos and I’m glad you’ve decided to be kinder to yourself. We are our own worst critics aren’t we?

    It’s lovely to see you in front of the camera too! Something I also need to work on! x

    • 22 May 2017 / 8:39 am

      Thanks lovely and we really are! Si took some photos of me yesterday when we were out walking and I didn’t realise and I was smiling so much … yet as soon as I know the camera is on me I want to breathe in and look so miserable. In his photos the first thing I see is my smile instead of straight away looking to see how my thighs look ha!

      Stevie xx

  2. 22 May 2017 / 8:58 am

    You definitely should be infront of the camera more. Completely agree about the being so harsh and setting unrealistic targets especially after having kids and _wail_ getting older!

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you beaut, I may even get brave enough to YouTube again at some point eeeeeek!

      Stevie xx

  3. 22 May 2017 / 9:00 am

    Wit woo! Looking hot mummy. I’ve only recently thrown out the maternity clothes that I was still wearing 10mths postpartum and now I have next to nothing to wear. Pants it is this summer Xx

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Aw thanks sweet and you look amazing mrs, that photo you sent me of you in your wedding dress nearly had me welling up! You’ll look stunning on the day and I can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle!

      Stevie xx

  4. 22 May 2017 / 9:29 am

    Wow you look lovely!! Loving that tunic top!! Xx

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:22 pm

      Aw thank you lovely, it’s my new favourite I think! We need to arrange a meet up at some point :)

      Stevie xx

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Aw thanks beaut, I cringed hitting publish as I am really not the sort to share photos of myself normally but everyone has been so lovely :)

      Stevie x

  5. 22 May 2017 / 1:23 pm

    You look absolutely fantastic! Love that tunic dress, I think I want one for when after my baby is born (stomach is even larger than usual right now!!).
    I have a very similar figure to you actually – I have never been an 8 or a 10 though, I’ve spent my whole life wishing I was a few sizes smaller. I did get down to a 12 once and I was really delighted to be there, and post-babies I’d like to get back there, but we will see! I too beat myself up and think there’s no point in buying anything nice in a 16 because I want to be a 14 and I need the incentive, but like you say, weightloss doesn’t happen overnight, and feeling bad about yourself in the interim is really unlikely to help with that. So I say buy all the pretty clothes! x

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:17 pm

      Exactly this lovely, I think when we do that we just make ourselves feel worse. You can look good no matter what size you are in the right clothes. I’m definitely dressing better now as it just gives me that extra bit of a confidence boost.

      Stevie x

  6. Jodi Bryce
    22 May 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Stevie!! There’s nothing wrong with your size you look great to me!! Really like the sweetheart dress and the kimono -lovely! I am struggling to come to terms with my 8 month preggo body and wondering what the hell im going to look like once baby is out!! But it’s just another phase in life and there are so many things more important then weight and dress size. One day you will look back at these photos and realise how beautiful you were and wonder what you were worried about

    • 22 May 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Aw thank you Jodi and I can honestly say lovely that from all the photos I have seen of you and the bump, you are a gorgeous pregnant lady. It so suits you and you look so happy in all of them that it really makes me smile :)

      Stevie xx

  7. 22 May 2017 / 10:40 pm

    You look fabulous Stevie, but you always do! The clothes are beautiful but seriously you really would look good in a bin bag.

  8. 23 May 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Those clothes are gorgeous Stevie and you definitely look more relaxed in front of the camera x

  9. 23 May 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Stevie you look gorgeous in every single outfit, and I especially love the skater dresses. Being a larger lady I have never ordered from Simply Be, but will definitely take a look at their website x