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How to Have a Glow Up: 5 Secrets No One Talks About

CeCe Olisa How to Have a glow up

I started blogging (anonymously!) in 2008. At the time, I felt insecure, rejected and unsure of myself. I wrote about those feelings and slowly people around the world began to follow me as I did my best figure things out. If you’ve been here since the beginning, thank you for sticking with me this long. If you’re new here, welcome!

Word on the street is that I’ve had a “glow up”.

I don’t know about that, but I do know I have been working on myself. Like, really working on myself.

The process of my “glow up” has been painful, frustrating and sometimes terrifying. I made a decision five years ago to start doing the spiritual work, mental health work and physical work to become the best version of myself that I could.

I’m committed to helping you build self confidence, so today I’m going to share some of my glow up secrets with you.

This is How to have a Glow Up: 5 Secrets No one Talks About

Fall Boot Guide

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!

My Strapless Bra & Shapewear Guide

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:

From my Corporate Job to THIS

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! 

Style Guide: This Plus Size Summer Dress is Perfect

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…

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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.