Category Archives: Fashion

I Surprised my Mom with This

I was born and raised in California, but I live 3,000 miles away in New York City.I’m close to my family and speak to them almost every day, but I still miss being around them.One of my goals is to be able to visit my family more than once or twice a year. I want to be around more for special occasions and to just hang out with the people I love the most.I haven’t flown home for Mother’s Day in YEARS, but this weekend I’m making it happen.

Plus Size Summer Outfit: White Denim Skirt

I know my confidence is growing when this happens:Warm weather comes… and I put away my sweaters.For many years, I wore hoodies and sweaters all year round in an effort to hide my body. If you happened to see a girl walking around in the blazing heat on the 4th of July, wearing a maxi dress and a long sleeve cardigan… that was me. My bad.But each summer, the more my self confidence grew, the easier it became to get dressed. I learned to show my arms, my legs and eventually wear a bikini at the beach!

Storytime: My Dream of Dancing with Ellen DeGeneres

When the Ellen DeGeneres talk show launched in 2003, I was OBSESSED. I remember sitting at lunch with my best friend and her mom and saying casually, “I really want to dance with Ellen one day…” My best friend’s mom sat her fork down calmly, took a deep breath, looked at me with puzzled but loving eyes and said “You want to dance with Ellen, like… a slow dance?”

PLUS SIZE CAPSULE WARDROBE | WINTER

I received such an overwhelming response to my Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe for Fall, that I had to come back with one for Winter. You can use these items to create endless outfits, perfect for winter! This Winter, I decided to take some of my favorite pieces from Lane Bryant and create as many outfits as possible. Watch my WinterPlus Size Capsule Wardrobe, then click the arrows below for details on how I mixed and matched these looks.

5 Plus Size Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas to Try This Year

Thanksgiving is becoming my favorite holiday as I lean more into gratitude at all times. I’m thankful for everything that’s happening in my life, even when it doesn’t feel good because I know that good and better things are always on the way.

Thanksgiving is also great because you can rock any style and it will work.

Not sure what to wear for Thanksgiving? I’ve got FIVE thanksgiving outfits perfect for any style… Leave a comment letting me know your favorite!

What Should I Wear for my Tedx Talk?

I’m excited to share that I’m doing a Tedx Talk this week!

As you can imagine, I am a little nervous, but I am doing everything I can to prepare. The last decision is… what should I wear?

Over the years you’ve seen me do Wendy Williams show, the Rachael Ray show and of course, theCURVYcon so you know the different style choices I like to make for special moment.