Confidence talk & a podcast recommendation!

Hi guys!
Sorry I haven't posted a lot here recently. I know some of you guys miss the good old-fashioned outfit posts and I promise I will do some this spring/summer. However, at the moment I'm quite busy preparing for the public examination of my PhD thesis, so bear with me! 
In the meantime, I did a super long video about confidence on my YouTube channel. I often get questions and comments along the lines of "I wish I had your confidence" and I just wanted to talk about it a bit more and let you guys in on a secret: I'm not actually confident. I know that kind of contradicts with the name of this blog, but I am pretty insecure about a lot of things. I am fairly confident about my looks, that's true. The fact that I'm fat doesn't really impact my confidence at the moment, but that doesn't mean I'm confident about everything. If you want, you can check out the video here:

I also did a Get Ready With Me at the same time so it wouldn't be a…

Ordering from MissPap to Finland for the first time: Plus-size try-on haul!

I recently tried out a brand I have been seeing all over social media: MissPap. Some of the items were hits, some of them... not so much, haha!

MissPap does not exactly have a "plus-size" collection. They have a "size inclusive" collection from size UK 6 to size UK 26. What are your thoughts on collections like that? Check out the video above to hear mine!

Zapaka Dress Review

The dress I'm modeling in this post was kindly gifted to me by Zapaka. I did not get paid to write this post.

A while ago, I was contacted by a brand called Zapaka, and they very kindly asked if they could send me dress to try on for my blog. They have some lovely vintage dresses on their website, so of course I said yes.

Zapaka have both straight-size and plus-size dresses. However, I'm wearing the biggest size they offer (3XL), so I would mostly recommend the site for those of you who are my size or smaller than me. Generally in dresses I wear a EU size 48 / UK 20 / US 16, but I am bigger on my bottom half (wide hips and big thighs), and I am 179 cm tall. I would say that the measurements table on the Zapaka site matches the dress I got, so you can go by that.

I chose this lovely Red Vintage A Line Asymmetrical Swing Dress. The delivery was fast and the quality of the fabric is nice. The packaging of the dress was also pretty, featuring the Zapaka logo in a lovely teal color…

Beautiful Holiday Season Dresses from Dear-Lover

This post is a collaboration with the brand Dear-Lover. They have very kindly sent me the dresses I model in this post. However, I do not make any money from writing this post.

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the lovely brand Dear-Lover, and they asked if I could do a blog post for them. Since I had worked with them before (watch my YouTube try-on haul from last year here), I was excited to try their dresses again. I chose two dresses to try - both of them are maxi-length evening gowns, as I had previously been impressed especially by the quality of their evening wear. Both are also red, because it's one of my favorite colors to wear, and perfect for Christmas and the holiday season!

The first dress I picked out is the Red My Everything Plus Size Mermaid Dress. With a price of only $ 9.90, it is an extremely affordable option for an evening dress. I was honestly so impressed by the quality, especially considering the low price. The dress is heavy in a good way - it feels lux…

Favorite outfits: Fall 2019

Hi guys, 
I just thought I would share some of my favorite outfits from this fall. In Finland, it's pretty much already winter, so I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of my OOTD photos from the past couple of months. Oh, and remember to follow me on Instagram - I post my outfits pretty much daily over there! 

I wore this when I went clubbing with my friend in September. I don't go out a lot these days - I'm too old for that stuff, haha. When I do go clubbing, I tend to wear dresses, but this time I felt like wearing jeans and a top. The top I'm wearing is from Shein and the jeans are from Fashion Nova. And yes, you can see my bra. I don't really care since the colors match, haha. 

I have worn this Fashion Nova dress a couple of times this fall. It's really soft and comfy, and actually pretty warm as well. 

This is a work outfit. I LOVE the top. It's from Cubus and it's actually a straight-size top (size EU 44/UK 16/US 12). Obviously …

Fashion Nova What Could've Been Lace Dress

Hi all,
I just had to really quickly share this dress with you because I LOVE it. I just got it today and I'm obsessed. The quality is great, too! It's from Fashion Nova, and they still have some in stock so here's a link if you want to grab one for yourself (not an affiliate link, I just wanted to share this out of the goodness of my heart, haha!) I'm wearing a 2X and it fits perfectly.

Have a good weekend!

Trying out new brands: COCOMY and Stylebest

Hi all!
In case you have missed it, I've been trying quite many new plus-size fashion brands on my YouTube channel lately. There are so many fast fashion companies these days, all the information about sizing, shipping and quality can seem like a lot to take in. That's why I like to do reviews – and watch reviews done by other bloggers and youtubers. 
Two new brands I tried recently are COCOMY and Stylebest. Both of these companies sent me products to review, and I will insert my video reviews below. COCOMY is a plus-size brand, and the sizing/quality is similar to RoseGal, DressLily, Shein, etc. The prices are also pretty reasonable. You can get 10% off with my code: HANNAKATRIINA. 
Stylebest is an online retailer with a wide range of products; not just plus-size clothing. It may take a while to find what you are looking for since there's a LOT on the site, but you can find some gems. It's a bit more expensive than some of the sites I mentioned above, but the custome…