Here's the thing- I LOVE being dressed. I love everything about it. The process, the dressing, the selection, and the feeling when you look in the mirror and are head to toe put together - it's just something that resonates with me, it's my favorite sport- the sport of "dressing". But for some reason when I go "casual" it becomes this easy grab & go that has no rhyme or reason to it. Keep reading to find out how I made a pact with myself.. and found a chic denim on denim ensemble in the midst of it all!
I'm a born and raised New Yorker. A native to this concrete jungle, if you will, and as such it is my duty to know and embrace all things NYC, right? Wrong. In fact, it's usually us "native NY'ers" that forget how great our city is in the first place! It's cliche, but we get caught up in the hustle & bustle of our everyday lives that we forget to take a minute to appreciate our hometown. Which is why when Catherine's invited me on a NYC Staycation, I gladly accepted the invite. Two days of fun and excitement in my own backyard, and what better way to fall back in love with my city than with an incredible group of friends by my side!
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Spring has arrived. Well, sort of. It doesn't officially feel like birds are chirping and spring breezes are blowing, but Spring has officially (according to the calendar that runs the world) has arrived. As a kid, I used to love Spring because it meant Easter and Easter meant a new, fancy, frilly dress for Easter Sunday! And while I may have grown up over the years, Easter still brings the same level of excitement. New clothes, fun easter egg hunts and a lovely family dinner! This year is no different.. keep reading to find out where I scored the perfect Easter dress & shop my fav. picks for the holiday weekend
When the opportunity to be in a campaign promoting size inclusivity for a well known fashion brand in the plus size industry, that will be photographed by one of your favorite photographers, and featured in a magazine you frequently collaborate and work with (one that is well respected in said industry)... presents itself, you say YES to that opportunity. Immediately, without any hesitation, you say YES. And that's what happened when Ashley Stewart and Plus Model Magazine reached out to ask me to be a part of their blogger photoshoot to help promote the extended sizes collection launching March 1st. Keep reading to find out all the details on the new collection, where to get this amazing jumpsuit I have on and more :)
A trendy twist on a chunky knit. This Woman Within swing sweater from Full Beauty is cozy, comfortable and slightly oversized which makes it perfect for leggings, jeans etc. Keep reading to find out how I added a touch of sass to an otherwise boring sweater. PLUS, shop some of my favorite chunky knit sweater picks for plus size women!
As a blogger and a stylist, I would say I know the fashion rope fairly well - specifically plus size fashion. So, when a brand like J. Jill comes along and surprises you with how well they have developed, and continue to develop their plus size range - you stop and take notice. Actually, you stop, take some blog photos, make sure you look cute, take notice and commence in sharing with everyone you know because the clothes are THAT great. Keep reading for all the details on this look, more about J.Jill and why I think they are a secret weapon in the plus industry and some style tips and tricks (per the usual).
Listen, this crazy NY (read: unfortunate global warming) weather is wild. And while some people are looking for snow and winter wonderlands, I'm over here leaving my legs bare and rocking tunic dresses with no jackets/layers or anything! I'll take it (for now at least). I love fall colors, and even though it's winter and I should embrace my deep tones and heavy layers, it just doesn't feel right as of late so here I am.. rocking tunic dresses and whatnot in the warmest fall palette ever. Keep reading for details on this look and why you'll see a few more looks featuring #OwnYourCurves in the next few weeks :)
A few weeks ago I spent a whole day with this crew (and a whole bunch of others) filming a holiday promotional #OwnYourCurves video for Full Beauty. The brand enlisted Meghan Trainor to be the face of (and help pave the body positive path) for their #OwnYourCurves campaign. This time around, they called upon a few familiar faces (ahem, me and like all my homegirls) to continue to promote the message in this #OwnYourCurves Holiday Music Video. Keep reading for more behind the scenes pics & how you can get involved...
This morning I woke up grateful.
It was a comfortable 62 degrees, the sun was piercing through the clouds, the birds were chirping.....
Three years ago, this morning, I woke up grateful.
It was cold, dark and ominous.
Time is a beautiful thing. Keep reading to hear why I was grateful then, why I am grateful now and why time is truly a gift.