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 am so excited to finally be able to announce that I will be helping host the exclusive Grand Opening Event at Lane Bryant’s new location at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard, California! And you’re ALL invited! Seriously, I’m beyond excited! Join me on March 19th, 2015 from 6-8PM. There will be music, treats from Whole Foods Market and amazing giveaways—including the chance to win a $250 Lane Bryant Gift Card. Check out the invite here (with all the details) and let me know if you’ll be attending. I hope to see you there!
Looking for a little spring beauty inspiration? Maybe you should start following my latest Pinterest board Spring Beauty. I pin daily. You never know, you just might find your next makeup, hair, or nail idea! Find me on Pinterest here.
I love this photo that my friend Reah took of me on a rooftop in New York City. It definitely wasn’t a planned pose. I just remember thinking how cold it was, but also how happy I was to be in one of my favorite cities. I’ve realized I made that happen. I’m responsible for that moment. And ever since learning of this year’s theme of International Women’s Day, #MakeItHappen, I couldn’t help but reflect on this photo and the consequences that lead me here. 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 was asked to partner with Shopbop.com a few years ago, I immediately said yes! Now, I know they don’t carry plus sizes, but they do carry some of the hottest designer shoes and accessories for men and women. And they’re always on trend—if that’s your kind of thing. If you’re a fan, then you know they don’t do many sales, maybe only a few a year. Well, you’re in luck shopinista. The “Big Event Sale” is happening right now and I already have my spring picks ready! Read more
I’ve decided that life is too short to not rock red lips! I love wearing this shade of lipstick more than you know. Well, maybe you do know because I wear it all the time. In fact, this last week, I had three different women tell me that they wish they could rock red lipstick. I stopped, looked them in the eyes and told them —”you can wear it!” I know a lot of you out there feel the same way, so I put together 7 reasons you should wear red lipstick. 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
Last week I had the rare treat of being pampered by Ziba Beauty. Ziba prides itself on bringing authentic Eastern beauty to the modern world. They offer a wide range of spa services, such as manicures, pedicures, eyebrow threading, brow lift massage and brow shaping at reasonable prices. Ziba Beauty has given itself a brand new look, complete with a fresh and modern renovation and I had the chance to experience it all. Read more
When it comes to drugstore makeup brands, some of you might be a little hesitant about using them. I may have been one of those people when it came to e.l.f. Cosmetics (eyes lips face). I thought—”It’s so inexpensive, it must not work.” In case you’re wondering, sometimes I love being wrong. I took a chance and grabbed the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer and e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. Here’s what I thought about them. Read more
When models strut down the New York Fashion Week runway, the nails are the last thing you’re paying attention to. That’s why I wanted to share these Morgan Taylor Lacquer looks straight off the the Fall 2015 runway. Paired with some of the hottest designers at NYFW. It’s a great look into fall nail trends that are headed our way. Read more