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Casually Cool in L.A.

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In case you’ve been out of the loop, L.A. has been in a little bit of a heat wave. And when that happens, I tend to wear the comfiest thing I can find. Yes, this includes the right pair of denim. I have to stay cool the best way I know how people! Ideel (formelry Ideeli) sent me a few pieces from their new (and improved) plus collection on their web site. And it made the perfect casual look on a blazing Saturday afternoon. Read more

Spring Break Style with AVA & VIV

This post is sponsored by Target.

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I’ll admit that swimsuit shopping isn’t normally one of my favorite things to do. I know I’m not alone either. But, don’t worry my loves it’s not as bad as we once thought it was. I’m super determined to conquer it! I headed over to Target to check out the new AVA & VIV swimwear collection and to find a few spring break worthy pieces. Read more

Plus Size Activewear On The Rise

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

Join Me! Lane Bryant Grand Opening in Oxnard

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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!

It’s Time to #MakeItHappen

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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

10 Spring Dress Trends I’m Loving

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

Is Plus Size Fashion Getting It Right?

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

My Shopbop.com Spring Picks

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

7 Reasons You Should Wear Red Lipstick

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

An Afternoon with Maurices

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

The Art of Pampering with Ziba Beauty

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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