This post is sponsored by Kmart.
I know you’re screaming…”But it’s not even Halloween yet!” and “Why? Why did you have to bring it up?” Believe me, I totally get it. It’s early for a lot of you. You don’t even want to start thinking about the holidays. But, bear with me. I’ve teamed up with Kmart again to bring you 5 reasons why you should start your holiday shopping early—like right now. Here’s a spoiler. One of those reasons includes their No Money Down Layaway (yes, layaway is available online too). I even have a sweet little giveaway at the end of this post to get you in the holiday mood.
I was completely honored when Lane Bryant asked me to co-host their #CombatCancer event with the American Cancer Society. I couldn’t say “YES” fast enough. Hosting this event has inspired me to do more, including raise money for the American Cancer Society by walking in the Making Strides Los Angeles walk for breast cancer. I made sure to recap this special event, because it meant so much to me to be a part of this day.
Ask anyone who knows me…I’m kind of obsessed with fall and all that goes along with it. Like…scarves. Yes, I might have a scarf addiction. But, we’re not here to just talk about that. Let’s chat about dressing for fall period. Even though it’s still really warm here in Los Angeles, I do have my favorite season on the brain. I partnered with Kohl’s again to show you what fall plus size fashion I consider my must-haves.
Marsala may be Pantone’s color of the year for 2015, but it’s always been one of my favorite colors. Personally, I call it burgundy or wine. Whatever you call it, this deep and dark red is shade is a favorite whenever fall hits. Which is basically now. Of course, I did some looking online and found some Marsala plus size pieces that I’d love to add to my fall wardrobe.
As a Shopbop partner, I know they’ll have that must-have item I didn’t think I’d need. And I’m always patiently waiting for their next sale. Well, their Friends & Family Event is finally here! I’ve said it before, these sales don’t happen very often. So, when they do, you must take advantage of them. Especially, if you’re a designer kind of shopper. Now is your time to take advantage of 25% off your order with code INTHEFAM25.
If there’s one thing that bugs me the most about the plus size fashion industry, it’s the lack of true representation when it comes to body shape and size diversity. Not every plus size woman has a flat stomach, is hour glass shaped, or is 5’9 or taller. I’m 5’6, a size 16/18, and I carry most of my weight in my stomach. I’ve discussed this before on this blog or probably ranted about it on Twitter. It’s annoying and frustrating to say the least. And I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Over the years, the idea of cleansing your face has changed drastically. The tools we use and technology play such a huge part—this goes for women and men. Yes, men too! A few weeks ago, my good friend Jeshua and I were invited out to Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in L.A. to check out the new Clarisonic Alpha Fit for men. It’s a new cleansing system designed specifically for a man’s face.