Tropical prints are always popular this time of the season. Actually, wrote this post around this time last year. I’ve been wanting to write about it, but I’m barely getting to it now. And the last few couple of days, I’ve been in a planning mode for a special weekend I’m helping to put together in Miami. Which means, I definitely have tropical thoughts in my heart and on my mind. So, I had to put this style trend post together. Read more
I was just sent a sneak peek of the Lane Bryant Fall 2015 collection and I had to share it with you guys! You’ll find not only your staple pieces below (including 6th & Lane), but there is also outerwear, denim, intimates, bras, accessories, shoes, activewear, and even jewelry. I really think there’s something for everyone in this collection. From casual to even a few edgier styles, it’s all covered. Read more
How many of you are tired of people assuming that just because we wear plus sizes, that we aren’t active? I’m sick of it. You and I both know that’s a myth that needs to be squashed right now. Not only do we workout, but we also do yoga, lift weights, go hiking, swim, do pilates, attend dance classes and more. We not only want a healthy body, but we also want stylish and funtioning plus size activewear. Read more
I know half of the country is covered in ice and snow right now. Don’t worry my loves. Spring is coming and soon you’ll be running around in your favorite spring trends. Right now I’m all about dresses. Normally, I’m not a dress kind of girl, but today it’s all I can think about. Here are my 10 favorite spring dress trends. Read more
When it comes to the state of plus size fashion—where do I even begin? It feels like this has become a discussion that could start anywhere and end nowhere. I’m pretty sure, if you’re a woman (or a even a man) and you wear a size above the normal range, finding clothing you love has never been easy. Read more
When I first started this blog in 2008, I remember searching online for plus size brands to feature or shop from. That’s when I found Maurices, a fashion retailer specializing in women’s fashion in a range of sizes. Back then, they had a very small plus size collection. Today, they offer so many more options, including activewear and swimwear. They recently invited me to attend a spring event they were hosting in Downtown L.A., of course I had to go! Read more
There’s just something about feminine and flirty looks that were made for someone like me. And I feel like IGIGI really has it down. As you’ll see in their latest lookbook “Modern Romance.” As soon I saw some of these pieces, I was ready to take a stroll across the Golden Gate bridge with my hubby. Doesn’t it just look amazing? Here are a few of my favorite photos, with my eye on the jumpsuit. Read more
A few month’s ago, I found this really fun Jonathan Adler pouch. The minute I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I bought it and then I kind of forgot all about it. It basically got lost in the abyss that is my room. Then, as if it was meant to be, it turned up—a week before Valentine’s Day. I knew I had to take it out to play before the official day of love. Read more
I’m in the mood for love, romance, and all things Valentine’s Day. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic. What are you going to do with this girl? I can’t help it—I have a big ol’ heart. I just love love. And it’s during this time of the year, we’re usually bombarded with all things red. Instead, I’m easily inspired by the soft hues of pink, mauve, ivory, and gold. Read more
When I look back and realize how far the plus-size fashion industry has come, I can’t help but think of those who fought and helped it evolve. Emme, known as the “first plus-size supermodel,” is one of those people. And she is far from finished. I don’t normally share interviews that I don’t do myself, but I felt like this is one you should read. She opens up about how she got started, her views on the plus-size fashion industry, and what she’s working on. Read more
It’s no secret that L.A. doesn’t really have crisp fall days or chilly winters. That’s why I can get away with dressing like this in the middle of December. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not really complaining…OK maybe just a little bit. I’m that girl who loves cold winter days. But, I also love being able to wear long kimonos with short dresses and ankle boots. Living Doll Los Angeles sent me their Breezy Kimono (sold out), which I was drooling over since the moment I laid eyes on it.
Did I ever tell you how important indie plus-size fashion designers are to this community? They bring creativity, quality, and detail to their collections that a lot of big brands sometimes miss. Not to mention blood, sweat, and tears. As you know, Elann Zelie of Zelie for She is a personal friend of mine. And she is so passionate about her line and creating stylish clothing for plus-size women. So, when she asked if I’d be interested in modeling a few of her pieces, of course I said yes!