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Last Minute Halloween Costume Tips

It’s the night before Halloween! Are you ready? If you’re reading this, then you’re probably not. I don’t know about you, but I’m not the kind of person who plans their costumes weeks (or months) in advance. So, let’s hurry up and get to the last minute Halloween tips! Read more

Join Me and Make the Pledge! How to Donate Your Hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Disclosure: This is a sponsored and heartfelt collaboration with Pantene.

When my aunt was battling breast cancer, she lost her hair due to the chemotherapy. But, that didn’t stop her from being her fabulous self! With a smile that lit up any room she walked into, she wore beautiful scarves and wide brim hats instead of the wigs they offered her. Turns out she didn’t like how fake the wigs looked. That was a long time ago, way before the launch of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign. Read more

DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Marilyn Monroe

Halloween is only a few days away! If you’re scrambling for last minute costume ideas, why not consider dressing up as Marilyn Monroe? I started thinking of glamorous Hollywood actresses and she immediately came to mind. Why wouldn’t she? She’s as iconic as they come! I found a really great makeup tutorial, that will help you create her trademark beauty look. And I even found a few pieces to help inspire an outfit from the 1950’s. Read more

Personal Style Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

When we were little, we played “dress-up.” We ran around in clothes that made us feel amazing. We could care less about what other people thought of us. We were young, free-spirited, and had an imagination that ran wild. As we got older things changed. We are now self-conscious, confined by society’s views of what is considered beautiful, and we realize we are not the little kids we once were. The minute we became adults our personal style instantly became questionable and judging eyes were upon us. Read more

In a Kimono Kraze

If you need to know anything about me, at this very moment, then you should know I’m obsessed with kimonos. Like…I want to wear them all of the time. In fact, I bought one yesterday. I’m a sucker for the flowy material and yummy prints. Are you with me? Do you love them too? I went snooping around online and found 16 plus-size kimonos that should be in my closet right now. Read more

Hauntingly Chic Halloween-Inspired Jewelry

Someone is in a Halloween mood…that would be me. The creepiest day of the year is almost here! I know a lot of you won’t dress up. Maybe you’re not a costume lover or you didn’t figure out what you wanted to be in time. Instead, why not consider rocking some Halloween-inspired jewelry? Read more

7 Fall Prints I Have My Eye On

The fall season never disappoints when it comes to prints. Well, at least that’s my opinion. I’m not one to over do it, but I do have a special place in my heart for those who can rock the fiercest prints and even mix them. I was doing a little online shopping and came across seven fall prints that caught my attention. Read more

DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Frida Kahlo

I’ve always been curious about the life of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Then last year, I was invited to an exhibit of her photos and the curiousity turned into inspiration. To say this woman lived an interesting life is an understatement. It’s no wonder so many people are inspired by her art and her lifestyle. I decided this DIY plus-size halloween costume idea would be one influenced by this photo of Frida. Read more

10 Favorites: Shopbop SALE

If you’re a fan of designer shopping sites, I think you’re going to love this sale. Even though they don’t carry plus sizes, Shopbop is one of my favorite sites for designer shoes, accessories, and handbags. And I know that sales don’t happen very often on this site. So, when they do have a sale, I have to take advantage of it—reasonably of course. For the next three days (October 14-16), you can enjoy Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale! That means 25% sitewide (with some brand exclusions). Read more

Beauty Buzz / Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek and Lip Balm

When it comes to my cheeks and my lips, I try not to use makeup that’s going feel heavy and thick. I love wearing light and sheer makeup year round. As I was going through some products I received to review, I came across a package I forgot to open. Don’t ask me how that happens. I opened it to find Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm and Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. Two balms that are made for the sheer makeup lovers out there. Here’s a quick Beauty Buzz report!  Read more

Big & Tall / Fall Essentials for Men

After rummaging through the hubby’s closet, I realized he needs a few things for fall. Of course, he hates shopping, so that gives me the opportunity to have a little fun. So, I went online and found some things I think he’ll like. And that’s how I came up with these fall essentials for men. Now, these are items that are great for pairing with other existing pieces in their wardrobe and perfect for layering. Read more