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TBGB News: CeCe’s in Plus Model Magazine January 2013

Happy New Year, Lovelies!

2013 has started off with something super fun. I’m featured in this months issue of Plus Model Magazine! PMM asked five bloggers to share their fall/winter style… mine was color.

This was also one of the last photo shoots I did with my natural hair out of braids, I had just gotten a cut/flat iron. I’m so happy with how healthy it is right now.

Coincidentally, as you flip through this months issue, you’ll notice that the Rachel Pally dress I’m wearing is featured in another spread worn by the fabulous +size model, Marquita Pring. At first I kind of panicked at the idea of being compared to a +size model in the same dress, but then I reminded myself that when it comes to +size fashion, our different body shapes can make outfits look completely different from one Plus Size Princess to another. So, here’s a chance for you guys to see the same dress on two very different bodies.

The fact that we’re both rocking the same dress goes to show that it’s always good to try things on even if you think it might not work for you… you never know!

PMM Collage

Thanks to Plus Model Mag for featuring me! Be sure to check out the rest of this months issue here. A lot of you ask where I get my wide calf boots, check out my fave affordable boots below!

CeCe Olisa on Huffington Post Live Today :-)

Just a quick heads up that I’ll be on Huffington Post Live today at 7:05pm eastern, 4:05pm pacific.

You can watch the episode from your computer by clicking live.huffingtonpost.com. I’m going to try and stay on twitter during the segment so that I can interact with you guys while I’m on the show.

I’m not 100% sure what we’ll be discussing but I know we will be talking about being a Plus Size Blogger. Hopefully I can add something interesting to that conversation!

Tune in if you can and follow me on twitter @thebiggirlblog


Update: Here’s the segment!

Follow Me on Tumblr & Instagram!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I’ll be launching my Tumblr and Instagram this weekend during the BlogHer Fashion show that I’m modeling in (you can read about that here).

My tumblr is PlusSizePrincess.tumblr.com

My instagram name is “CeCeOlisa

Starting this weekend, I’ll post some photos of my personal style on my tumblr page. I’ll do my best to instagram my way through the BlogHer fashion show this weekend too.

Hopefully you’ll follow!


TBGB News: CeCe’s Walking in the BlogHer ’12 Fashion Show & Style Spotlight

Hey Lovelies,

I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I’ve been asked to walk in a fashion show during the BlogHer ’12 conference next week.

I’m so excited… I’m so SCARED!

This event has been pretty hush, hush but last night I got permission to share the info with my Plus Size Princesses. The bloggers that they’ve asked to do it are all phenomenal women, so I’m honored to be in such good company.

The show will feature selections from 6pm.com and Elizabeth Arden will be taking care of our faces. Most importantly, we will be styled by the ever so fabulous Kathryn Finney! A full write up of the fashion show can be found here.

For those of you who have been asking for photos of me… I’ll be sure to take some during the show.



P.S. Please pray for me that I don’t fall on my face!


TBGB News: Website Changes

Hello Lovelies,

I was talking to some bloggers the other day and one of them mentioned to me that I should think of my blog as a home where people come to visit. I loved that analogy, until I realized that my “home” was a mess could really use some renovations!

So, I’ve been working towards redesigning TBGB and its almost finished. Soon when you come here, things will have a whole new look. Hopefully its something you all will like. Of course, my writing will stay the same and I’ll continue to share my stories as they happen to me but it will just happen on a prettier site!

I just wanted to give you all a heads up about the changes 🙂


P.S. I was interviewed for the Single Edition website last week… you can read the article here!

Reader Appreciation!

Hello Lovelies,

I read every single comment that is left on TBGB (usually twice). You all are smart, funny, thoughtful, caring, protective of me… the list goes on! No matter what, you all aren’t afraid to hold back and some of your thoughts and opinions have literally changed my life.

Some of you have said that I’m a “friend in your head”, well… the feeling is totally mutual! I’ve come to know a lot of you through your comments on the blog. I really appreciate all of you, but I wanted to show some appreciation to a few readers who comment on almost every post!

I’ve got presents for four TBGB readers:

There is a new accessories store on Etsy called Sparklewing. They make really adorable rings and pendants with gorgeous glass beads. I like them because their pieces are one of a kind and the designer is plus size friendly! (I was able to get a size 10 ring for my middle finger with no problem).

Sparklewing has offered to make a ring for three readers and I’ve selected: “Punky“, “One Lusty Saggitarian” and “doll“.


Honey Clothing Company is a St. Louis based clothing line designed by Lisa Holmes. As a Plus Size Princess, Lisa believes that “every woman deserves a little honey” she decided to create a line that would be sweet enough for all of us to wear.

Honey Clothing Company has donated a super soft T-shirt from her line that I’d like to give to “Kemi“.


“Punky”, “One Lusty Sagitarian”, “doll” and “Kemi” Make sure you email me so I can get your gifts to you! nycece@gmail.com

There are more of you that I want to recognize, so hopefully we’ll be able to do this again soon. I just wanted to say, thanks for reading!


P.S. There’s still time to win a $100 gift card SwimSuitsForAll… enter here!

TBGB News: Examiner.com Interview with Laurie Davis

Hello Lovelies,

I have a little bit of news….

There’s an Examiner.com columnist named Laurie Davis (aka @eFlirtExpert) who is doing some amazing things when it comes to helping people find love. Not only is she a dating coach, she co-hosts a show called Love Nation. Here’s her website, she’s awesome.

Anyway, Laurie approached me about doing an interview on TBGB and my dating life in New York. I agreed and… she posted it today!

You can read the article here!

Between hitting the 1,000 follower mark on Twitter and this article, I’ve had an overwhelming week… and of course I had to share it with you! *sigh*


Lets Make a TBGB Reader Faith 21′s Most Stylish Gal!

Hello Lovelies,

A few weeks ago I announced Faith 21’s Most Stylish Gal competiton and encouraged you all to enter.

I’m happy to announce that Jennifer Weeks, a TBGB reader, has made it to the Top 50! Isn’t she cute?!

Can we all take a few minutes to vote for her?

Here’s what Jennifer had to say about the Faith 21 line:

“I love the fact that a popular line like Forever 21 is carrying plus size clothes. Its about time! I was so happy to get into my first pair of skinny jeans there since I can’t fit them anywhere else.”

I could not have said it better!

You guys are so supportive of me, I’m excited for the chance to support one of you!

Please vote for Jennifer Weeks on the Faith21 website!


P.S. You can vote once a day, everyday!

Guest Blogging on LuvinMyCurves.com

This has been a whirlwind month for TBGB. Two of my posts have been featured on other writing projects/blogs and now… I’m guest blogging on LuvinMyCurves!

When Ms. LMC asked me to be a guest blogger on LuvinMyCurves, it was like Gwen Stefani was asking me to sing on her album.

Ms. LMC has an amazing blog for any PSP who is (or wants to be) fashionable. She’s the first blogger that reached out to me when I started this project and she doesn’t know it, but… I consider her my Blog Mentor. She’s been there for me in countless ways personal and blog related and I’m inspired whenever I’m around her.

So hop over to her site to read my piece “Does He Have a Fat Fettish?”

Add her to your favorites and follow her on twitter: @luvinmycurves