It is finally boot season, and I’ve already added a few beauties to my collection. There are three boot styles I like to keep in rotation: ankle booties, knee high boots and over-the-knee boots. If you’ve got thick solid legs like I do, you may need a little extra room in the calf area… I’ve got you covered! Outfit details: Brown Turtleneck (target) | Jeans (Lane Bryant) | Clara Booties | Faux Fur Vest (Loft)
Plaid has always made me feel stylish. From grunge era flannel shirts to iconic school uniforms, plaid never goes out of style so I consider it a classic print. I’m confident that if I see a photo of myself in plaid from any era, I’ll still consider it a cute look.
I went from a size 28 to 18 and now my tummy rolls and back fat are a bit… um… UNRULY.
I keep my confidence up with foundation garments…
Some might ask if foundation garments are “body positive”. That’s a decision you have to make for yourself.
Walking into a meeting feeling self conscious about my back fat pulls my focus away from work. If sliding on some Shapewear keeps my mind on building a better future for plus size women, as I build theCURVYcon then it’s a body positive decision for me.
Here is my Guide to Flawless Shapewear & Strapless Bras:
Five years ago, I had a corporate job… today I’m a model and ambassador for LOFT!
I can’t believe I’m saying “I’m a model” because I never ever saw myself as a model.
I never thought I was good enough (or pretty enough) to be a model.
Instead of dreaming of becoming a model, I dreamed about building my self confidence. As my confidence has grown over the past 10 years, opportunities that I couldn’t have dreamed of (like modeling) are coming my way.
This is very exciting to me because I now know that if it can happen for me, it can happen for anyone… including you.
Don’t quit your daydream, doll!
I see so many “How to Dress like a French Woman” posts on pinterest, but I don’t see many with plus size women… so I thought I’d create some plus size french girl fashion inspiration for us. Here are the Plus Size Parision Style looks I put together for my trip.
This weekend, I celebrated my friend Oscar’s birthday at our friend Kyle and Andy’s home in The Hamptons. Last summer was my first time staying in the Hampton’s There’s something special about the style aesthetic that goes along with places like this. I wont lie… I love it!
It’s no secret that dresses are my thing. They’re feminine, easily dressed up or down and if I’m rushing in the morning, I love making one decision on what to wear in the morning instead of mixing and matching tops and bottoms. I don’t mind denim in the summer, but there’s something so special about floating around in a summer dress. After a long weekend in the Hamptons (did you catch my friends doing an EPIC runway show around the pool on my instagram stories? lol) I came back to NYC still wanting to squeeze a little bit more out of my long weekend. I bought a bunch of plus size summer essentials from Lane Bryant, including this adorable fit…
When I walk down the streets of New York City, I’m noticing that wide leg jeans are starting to pop up more and more, perhaps for obvious reasons; they elongate the legs, are super comfortable, and give a retro vibe that everyone is loving these days.So… why have I been so hesitant to wear them myself?
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.
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!