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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Curves Around The World: About Me!!!

Dear friends!
It’s been a very long while since we last spoke. Things are looking bright, it is a brand new year...
Me and my mates from curves around the world (Kate, Aislynn, Nina, Olivia and Jen) decided to scout for new additional members for our group and we were lucky to get Elizabeth McGraw McGuffin of withwonderandwhimsy and Stephanie Pasche of dressitcurvy.
Since we have new members we decided to start afresh and introduce ourselves to you. That is the focus of this post today. It is meant to remind those who have been following us from a while back and allow new people who might come across this post and be potential followers moving forward to know who we really are and what we stand for.
I am Thulisa Lisa Mkhencele. I am 31years of age. I am black, beautiful and I am a Plus Sized lady. I am a health professional, an Epidemiologist for the National Institute of Communicable Disease in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I love myself very much. Also dressing up and being stylish even though I am a Plus Size lady gives me life and I strive for it. Yes being stylish is for everyone. Style is not usually associated with Plus Sized women but I am happy to say this day there is recognition given although it is minimal but it is there.
Before I stray,  let me also mention that I am an advocate for Healthy lifestyle. As much as I have said I am fat,  I do take good care of my health by eating healthy and exercise at least 3 – 4 times a week. I have been very lazy lately but I just have started a week ago again. Things are not easy, I must say. I will post some of the recipes and exercise videos/pictures of my workouts whenever I can – wait and see! There is more coming your way this year :)
If I may describe my style in few words I would say: Vintage Inspired, Androgynous and Eccentric. That is what you will get from my direction every time you visit my page or if you look at my previous outfit posts. I started blogging after being inspired by Chastity “GarnerStyle” and Lydia “StyleIsStyle”. I understood the importance of sharing personal positive life experiences because they both affected me and I needed to do the same for others.

Also, when I started plus size blogging in 2012 – I knew no one in South Africa who was a plus size blogger and who was sharing their life in social networks to inspire others and I needed to be the first one and I did make a mark regarding this: best decision ever!!!
I am just a simple lady, full of life and ready to make new friends – so, please stick around and give feedback as honest as you can – this will really assist in me writing about things that are of interest to both of us. Expect posts every Monday!!! Keep well.
Dress worn as a skirt: Truworths
T-Shirt: Donna Claire
Hat: Woolworths
Combat Boots: Aldo
Bag: Fossil
Watch: Fossil
Earings: MrPrice
Please check my lovely friends from around the world how they have interpreted this weeks theme - About Me!!!
KATE from Australia –
OLIVIA from Singapore –
AISLYNN from Denmark –
NINA from California, USA -
JENNIFER from Germany –
STEPHANIE from Germany –
See You Soon :)


  1. YOU ARE BAAAAAAACK!!!! ok now I'll read the post. lol

    1. Hey Noms, I am back... So happy you are happy I am back, lol :)

  2. I'm so glad you're back, Thullie :) . Really like the detail on your shoulders, gives the look more of a relaxed feel, but doesn't detract at all from the stylishness. You're so lucky you can pull of giant hoop earrings!

  3. So glad to have you back Thulie! :) But yeah I think the way you described your style is perfect and your outfit totally reflects that. I'm looking forward to your upcoming outfits.


    1. Thanks Nina. I am looking forward to this new journey :)

  4. Well, well, welcome back. I like this look, it reminds me of 90s grunge...without the grungey part. lol, it makes sense in my head

    1. Lol, thanks gal. It so makes sense to me as well, got you :)

  5. So glad you'll be posting regularly again, Thulie! And I'm so happy to be teaming up with CATW! It's always fascinating to hear how people define their own styles, and your descriptors are spot on. I can definitely see all of those qualities in your past outfits, particularly the androgynous theme. I love seeing bloggers rock that style because it's so different from my own and really shows the diversity of fashion and personal style. You are rocking that hat! Looking forward to your posts!

    <3 Liz

    I'd also be curious to learn more about what you cook and how you eat, since you mentioned potentially blogging about those things. We're big foodies and are incorporating a lot of vegetarian meals into our diet lately. I'm always looking for meal inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Liz!!! I am happy too we working together
      As for everything else, lets see how everything will turn out :)

  6. Hi Thulisa I enjoy reading your posts and viewing your pictures

  7. You have such a beautiful smile. Looking forward to this new journey with you :)

  8. I am just loving this color and this dress also. just awesome.
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