Keys in life, Plus-size Community

What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

The above question came to my mind about two months ago. I’m not sure what I was doing at the time that caused it to surface, however I think it would be fair to say the thought derived from the knowledge of discontent with certain labels within our society. There are a lot of people… Read More What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

I Snagged Some Pieces from the Tracee Ellis Ross for JC Penney Collection

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone

Like everything in life, there are numerous opinions regarding what is wrong with the plus-size fashion industry. There are those who believe there aren’t enough clothing options available to us nor are we accurately represented in the media. Being the selective realist that I am – I do not foresee a resolution. Why? Because you cannot satisfy… Read More The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone

Keys in life, Plus-size Community, Woman-hood

More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Sometimes I wonder if I live in a mental bubble. I say this because I tend to disagree with the masses more often than not – and this trend holds true with my thoughts on the term “plus-size.” The phrase is defined as being larger than the normal range. Um – what is “the normal range?” Regardless of how… Read More More Tea; What’s Wrong with the Term “Plus-size?”

Plus-size Community

Is Fat Truly a Bad Word or Have We Been Taught to Believe It Is?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is one of the biggest lies ever told. I learned to use the phrase in hopes to combat the hurtful words of children. I recall reciting the above idiom while I fought back tears from what someone said to me. In most… Read More Is Fat Truly a Bad Word or Have We Been Taught to Believe It Is?

Plus-size Community

I Don’t Get the “Plus-size Problems All Plus-size Women Understand” Lists – So, I Created One

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for expression and sharing opinions – I do it too. But, I just don’t get a lot of the so-called plus-size problems. I realize we all have different perspectives on life and experiences. However, I saw a lot of the same “problems” listed on more than one blog… Read More I Don’t Get the “Plus-size Problems All Plus-size Women Understand” Lists – So, I Created One

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

Summer officially ends on Friday, September 22nd, and soon it will be time for sweaters, jackets and boots. When it comes to seasonal fashion, fall is my favorite time of year. There is so much versatility in layering to accommodate the cooler weather. From cardigans to blazers and printed tights with skirts – the varying looks… Read More Falling for Fall; The Buxom Beauty’s Autumn Season Favorites

Plus-size Community

A Role Model in the District: An Interview with Mickey Armstrong

District of Curves has become an awesome vehicle for models, designers, retailers, and bloggers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, and I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the founder, Mickey Armstrong. Check out our conversation. 1. What motivated you to create District of Curves? I created DOC for a number of reasons.  As a… Read More A Role Model in the District: An Interview with Mickey Armstrong

Plus-size Community

From Unseen to #Plusvisibility: The Power of Community

In general, our society has had the tendency to shun “the big girl.” It is true that in recent years we have slowly become a part of mainstream and some avenues of fashion and entertainment have started to embrace our beauty. The message of beauty at any size is being sent through social media, television,… Read More From Unseen to #Plusvisibility: The Power of Community