Category Archives: Fashion

Plus Size Leather Jackets From Jessica London

I’m very excited to have Jessica London hanging out on TheBigGirlBlog this week! My love affair with Jessica London started a few months ago when I wore a JL suit to an interview. As I mentioned before, catalog brands have never been my first choice for clothing. I used to think of these brands as old and dated, but Jessica London is doing a great job of proving me wrong by designing fun, fashionable pieces that are made to last and when I’m looking to buy “investment pieces” I’m starting to learn that Jessica London is a great place to go. When the tempurature in NYC dropped this fall, the first thing I did was pull out my new the…

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Jessica London: Fashionably Ever After

I moved to New York City to make a living with my creative passions, but until that happens, I need health insurance, rent money etc. so I work a 9-5 job as an assistant in the financial district. Three weeks ago, I was up for a promotion at work. A promotion would mean more freedom, challenges, responsibilities and most importantly, more money. So I decided to give it my best shot. For my first interview I wore my only favorite suit, a bright blue 1950’s inspired blazer with a high rounded collar, a belt on the outside and a black fishtail skirt (very Mad Men). I felt great and I guess I did great too because, I got a second…

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Fat Girl Flashback: Stories From The Pool (Sponsored By SwimSuitsForAll.com)

I’ve been spending lots of time in my new tankini that I purchased for my Miami vacation. As a Plus Size Princess, I get excited when companies realize that we crave fun, flattering apparel and when a company like Swimsuits For All decides to provide swimwear I can feel fabulous in, its truly a gift.I feel like we all have at least one summer story from the pool, so TBGB has teamed up with SwimSuitsForAll to host a “Stories From The Pool” Contest! The winner will receive a $100 gift card to SwimSuitsForAll!Maybe your story is funny, awkward or just plain embarrassing! Either way, I’m sure we can all relate, so… lets share!Here’s mine: Growing up in California, my parents…

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CeCe Meets Ashley Graham (The Plus Size Model)….

Sunday Brunch is one of my favorite things; especially in New York City where it often includes unlimited champagne and/or mimosas. After church this past Sunday, my friend Maya and I decided to have brunch on the Upper West Side. I was catching her up on the new guy when a group of people walked into the restaurant. One of the girls among them was really pretty with long hair, a Miu Miu bag and a black summer dress. “I know her…” I said to Maya as the group sat down at a table across from us. I began to go through my mental Rolodex to see how I knew her. Did we have a mutual friend? Had we attended…

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I Hate My Arms! (Update)

Okay, I definitely still hate my arms but ever since I wrote about it last week, your comments have been sooo helpful! ChristenPhillips said… hi, first time reading your blog, but I had to comment. YES… I totally struggle with my arms! But honestly, when you see other people out walking around do you find yourself being really critical or their arm fat? … in most cases, no. you never really notice and even if you do notice, you forget about it in the ext few seconds and move on. So, with that in mind… go wear your cute dresses and be happy! 🙂 Melissa W said… UMM YESS! You hit the nail on the head. Some weeks I’m good,…

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I Hate My Arms!

I. Hate. My. Arms. When it comes to Plus Size Princesses and our arms, I think we all have a cross to bear. From my observation, its either flab or stretch marks or both! I’ve seen PSP’s with big arms but they somehow managed to maintain some shape, definition, but those girls are few and far between. Most of us are either trying not to move too much so our “bat wings” don’t wiggle or we’re praying that we don’t end up with stretch marks from our collar bones to our elbows. Honestly, I feel like I’m right in the middle. I’ve seen flabbier arms than mine… I’ve seen stretch marks in more abundance… but when it comes to my…

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1K Giveaway: LucieLu Gift Cards for Facebook Fans!

I’ve been getting lots of messages from TBGB Facebook Fans asking when I’m going to do a giveaway on Facebook. So… today is the day! I did a Fashionably Ever After post about LucieLu, a new plus size brand that I’m loving right now and LucieLu was kind enough to provide two $50 gift cards to her store! LuceLu Summer by thebiggirlblog featuring Forever21 jewelry In Miami, I wore the Eau Claire dress as a summer look (above) and got lots of compliments! Now, before we move forward with this contest, I have to say that the TBGB fans on Twitter get really hyped about giveaways and contests. They Tweet, ReTweet and Tweet again when they want to win something,…

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Fashionably Ever After: LucieLu & the Eau Claire Dress

Today I woke up in a sunny mood, but when I looked out my bedroom window, it was a grey drizzly mess outside. I was feeling so good and the idea of wearing a heavy jacket or coat was bringing me down. As I showered I did a mental run-through of my closet to see if there was a way to dress so that I felt good, but stayed warm and dry. Nothing makes me feel better than wearing a new dress, so I pulled out my latest find from LucieLu and built my outfit around it. Here’s what I came up with:  Todays Look: LucieLu Eau Claire Dress by thebiggirlblog featuring Old Navy tops This is the Eau…

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Fashionably Ever After: Plus Size Boutique, Lee Lee’s Valise

Once Upon a time there was a Plus Size Princess who rarely left the island of Manhattan… that PSP, is me. On the list of things that will get me off the island, quality plus size fashion is number one. I’ve been making trips to Re/Dress, a plus size vintage-consignment store in Brooklyn, for about a year now. I had no idea that 10 blocks away there was a charming plus size boutique called Lee Lee’s Valise. Once I discovered that Lee Lee’s Valise existed, I knew I had to go, so I devised a plan that would make the most of my trip to Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood: 1.) Drop off some of my gently used clothes at re/dress…

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A Plus Size Fashion Emergency!

When I was a little girl, I came home one day and announced that our family needed to have an emergency plan for our home. I sat with my parents and mapped out escape routes, a meeting place and different contingency plans based on horrifying variables (fire, earthquake, intruders etc.) that we prayed would never happen. As an adult, I’ve adopted this same practice, but instead of life threatening disasters, I’ve applied it to fashion emergencies. Before you write me off as completely crazy, let me explain: In New York City, there’s an Ann Taylor or Gap or random clothing store on every corner. So if a (skinny) girl spills coffee down her white blouse an hour before an important…

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