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 …
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!
Each morning, I wake up and tell myself one thing: “Don’t Wait on Your Weight to Live the Life You Want.” This transcends into every aspect of my life. From working out, to dating, and even down to the lingerie I wear. All bodies deserve the right to feel celebrated, so I made time to show my body a little TLC by wearing Elomi Lingerie…
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?”
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.
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!