Time to Sparkle

I think our goal should be to sparkle and shine bright all year long, but this is especially true when you’re headed out for the Holidays.  Sequins just seem to shine a little bit brighter under the twinkle of Holiday lights. Let’s talk about this jumpsuit from Lane Bryant.  I love this for special events,…

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Summer to Fall A+by Anthropologie

The air is starting to get crisp and the leaves are turning from green to hues of yellow and orange creating a back-drop for pumpkin patches, gools and goblins, and of course boots, sweaters, and all things cool and cozy. Well not really… We are still experiencing 90+ degrees here in Los Angeles and it’s…

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Get Yourself a “CAN DO” Corner

I post a lot about the negative things people have said or done that have motivated me to say #effyourbeautystandards or get things done #inspiteof their negative nonsense. And I am thankful for that motivation that helped me turn negative experiences into moments of excellence.  But there are so many positive influences in my life.Like…

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Sit Down and Be Quiet!

Society:  You’re too big, please make yourself as plain and muted as possible to atone. Me:  Puts on hot pink dress and struts even harder. Shhhhhh!  You are supposed to be seen and not heard.  Time and time again there is usually someone trying to shush women, especially big women, and damn it… don’t be…

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Lane Bryant and My New Friend Allie

I’ve got a new friend and Allie’s got long legs just like me! I’ve been over 6 ft tall since I was 14 years old and since then I can remember clothing from LaneBryant hanging in my closet.  Being both a tall and curvy doesn’t make shopping easy.  I am thankful for the growth in…

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You Deserve to Shine!

“You Deserve to Shine”!  -Ashley Poirier What do you do when you finally find what you were looking for AND it comes in your size? You shout about it! This is me shouting!  I really appreciate that more retailers are extending their clothing lines to be size inclusive.  In-store and online shopping continues to get better…

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Power Suit

“Power is the ability to do good things for others”- Brooke Astor There is a thought floating around that power comes from what we gain. Wealth, position, admiration, respect, or influence. I am a firm believer in power comes from what we give.  Love, encouragement, or support.  Don’t get me wrong,  wealth, position, and influence…

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Fat is Not a Bad Word

  Fat Girl Reviews I am so excited to partner with Fat Girl Reviews (FGR)! I will be sharing my story living outside society’s size norms. At 6’2” and a size 20/22  it ain’t always easy being green. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, countertops, showers, dining tables, trains, planes and automobiles, most things weren’t made for those of…

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