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There are a million reasons to be surrounded by positive and empowering women. Especially, those who encourage your growth on an entrepreneurial and spiritual level. That’s why I made sure to be at the annual We All Grow Summit. It was in my So. Cal neighborhood of Long Beach and I was asked to moderate a session with some lovely ladies about the plus size industry. It was definitely a weekend to remember—as I knew it would be. When I found out I was attending, I reached out to my friends at Lane Bryant. I knew I wanted to wear…

Yes, You Can Steal Belle’s Style

Just a little warning, the following sentences may sound like I’m bragging…which I’m actually OK with. Remember last week when I was at Walt Disney Studios as part of a field trip with We All Grow? I wasn’t allowed to say anything then, but the group I was with were THE FIRST outside of the actual studio to watch the new live-action Beauty and the Beast. Yes, even before the press or any other media! I’m not going to lie, that made me feel super special. Don’t worry, I’m not going to ruin the movie for you. There are no…

The Latina Makers Market

I may not be the craftiest person around, but there is something about making things with your hands. I once took a sewing class and made a tote bag. It was a very proud moment…I still think about that day. Even without having any sewing talent whatsoever, I was still so proud of the fact that I made something! When We All Grow Summit announced that they were bringing back the Latina Makers Market, I was excited. Not only do I get to go shopping, BUT I get to support these women and their craft. From Frida-inspired art and dolls…

Carmakoma’s #DiversityisBeautiful with Fluvia Lacerda

Society is always and forever trying to saturate us with their unrealistic ideas of beauty. Always. It’s so uninspiring to constantly have those images thrown in our faces. That’s why I love when someone in the plus size industry shakes things up. It seems Danish fashion brand Carmakoma feels the same. They believe that “beauty comes in all forms.” That being said, they have launched their SS17 collection and campaign with the confidence-boosting message that “Diversity is beautiful.” Something I totally agree with. With our “Diversity is Beautiful” campaign, we want to widen the stereotypical female beauty ideal and take…

Travel Take me Back to San Antonio

One of the major perks of this life I live, is my ability to travel. Sometimes my trips are “so-so” and sometimes they are “ahhhmazing.” Then you have travel experiences that leave you in awe of your experience. From the hotel you stay in to the people you get to spend your time with. That was this last trip as a guest of Kia in the heart of Texas—San Antonio. I love San Antonio, I really do. But, every time I visit, I don’t get to see too much of it. I’m always stuck in a hotel. This time, thanks…

Style Trend 70’s Denim

To know me is to know my love for denim. I wear it all of the time. And believe me when I tell you that I’m always looking for a great new pair to add to my growing collection. There are four 70’s-inspired styles I’m currently eyeing right now. You know I had to share them with you too. Isn’t that what friends are for? Each of these styles are all available in plus sizes and in different price ranges, which you’ll find below. I’ve included patchwork denim, flared denim, frayed hems, and denim overalls. And just because they’re inspired…

Life Rediscovering Joy

Joy is defined as an “emotion of great delight or happiness.” And it was missing from my life. Actually, for a lot longer than I’d like to admit. I’ll never forget the moment I realized it was gone. It was months ago at a concert with my best friend. We were watching our favorite band perform and at the end of the show I felt completely overwhelmed. In that exact moment, I couldn’t help but burst into tears. I felt something I hadn’t felt in such a long time—pure joy. In a world as chaotic as ours, I know that…

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