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Plus Size Shopping at Charlotte Russe | Dressing Room Confidential

It’s so weird that some of the stores I was too fat to shop in back in the day are now launching plus size sections! I can remember following my skinny friends into charlotte russe and hanging out near the earrings while they grabbed cute trendy jeans and dresses. Now, Charlotte Russe plus size is here. I filmed a quick dressing room confidential inside a Charlotte Russe store in California. They have some other cute plus size clothing items on their website. Subscribe to my YouTube channel here

Bows & Flares

I feel like it took me a long time to embrace “skinny” jeans and now flared jeans are back in style! So I bought a pair and took them for a spin around the west village.   Thanks, Ms. Lydia Hudgens for the photo snaps Jeans: Here | Top: Here | Shoes: Open Toe Version Here | Bag: Here There’s something about jeans with a wide or flared leg in a dark wash that will always feel classic to me. What do you think?

My New Obsession: Mini Purses

I’ve had a nice assortment of clutches for a long time, but over the past few months I’ve kept them in the closet because I’m constantly carrying a mini purse. A mini purse is more versatile than a clutch because the full length strap allows you to wear it on your shoulder, cross body or just to carry it in your hand. This Ralph Lauren mini purse has my initials on it, so its extra special to me. Similar Here The long strap on a mini bag also makes it appropriate to carry during the day and at night. Last night I threw my keys, lip gloss and some cash into my Kate Spade mini purse and ran to the gym. I…


Plus Size Workout Video: “Body Party” Leg Workout

Usually my plus size workout videos are mostly cardio, but this time I decided to make something different for you. I always blush when you girls compliment my legs. My grandmother was known for her legs, so I’ll give props to genetics, but I maintain what my granny gave me with my #PSPfit workouts. I love a good leg workout, so I made a one song workout for us that’s all legs! I do these moves on the subway, in line at the grocery store, while I’m washing dishes… whenever! If you like this workout and want to use it, I’ll send you a free version that you can download and add to your workout video collections. Get it below… Leggings: Here | Top:…


Saturday Sales 11.15.14

On weekends, I like to share sales on my facebook page, Here are my favorite sales for this weekend… Eloquii Up to 50% off with code XOQ JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. ASOS Enter Code 10OFF100, 25OFF150 or 40OFF200 to save $10 off $100, $25 off $150 or $40 off $200. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Bloomingdales 20% Off with Code HOLIDAY JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Rebecca Minkoff Bags 20% off with code HOLIDAY JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.

How I Learned To Escape The Friend Zone

For a while, I assumed that guys put me in the friend zone because they didn’t want to date a plus size princess. But, really, I think it was my own insecurity that was the problem. By holding myself back instead of going after what I wanted, I was the one guilty of putting myself in the friend zone. In fact, somewhat recently, I realized that many of the guys I’ve had crushes on would totally have dated me, but since I gave the impression that I wasn’t interested, they followed my lead and dropped pursuit. When I was 13, I spent every night talking on the phone with a cute, ginger-haired boy named Kevin. I wanted him to be…


Is Online Dating Different For Plus-Size Women?

I always say that dating as a plus-size girl can be…different. Oftentimes, it’s downright frustrating, especially when I compare my dating life to that of my thinner friends (read more about that here). Going out to bars and clubs can make a big girl feel invisible. So, for me, online dating was a good way to meet guys without pressure.One night, my roommate made a Moscato-fueled decision to join the newest trendy site just to see what would happened. I like having multiple dating accounts, so when she asked me to sign up with her, I happily agreed. We set up our profiles, added a few quirky one-liners for good measure, uploaded photos, and went to bed. The next morning my tall, thin,…


A Quick Thought on Mentoring + Video & Outfits from My San Jose Trip for #BlogHer14

It’s still pretty weird for me when people ask me for blogging advice. I feel like such a baby blogger, but speaking at the #BlogHer14 Conference showed me that I have more to share/give than I realized. One of the things I was asked about is blog mentoring. In my opinion, a mentor isn’t always someone who is leaps and bounds ahead of you. Sometimes a mentor is someone who is stronger in the areas where you need to grow. When we combine and share our gifts, we can be mentor-partners, mentor-motivators, mentor-friends. I have a few women like that in my life, thank God one of them is Alissa from StylishCurves, who you saw in this vlog. Another is…


Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs/Razor Bumps? Yes, Please!

Hey Lovelies! Because swimming is one of my favorite plus size fitness workouts, I’m in a swimsuit regularly. This means that along with my regular brazilian waxing (deets on that here), I also work hard to keep my skin from developing ingrown hairs on my bikini area and on my PCOS “hot spots”. I’ve taken all of the beauty advice I’ve ever gotten on this subject, tried everything and finally came up with a routine that works on my face (thanks, PCOS.), underarms, bikini area, etc. Links to the products I use are below, here is a video of my routine, let me know what you think? 1.) Five Blade Razor, here 2.) Apricot Scrub, here 3.) Tend Skin, here…