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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Curvy Couture: Summer Time, Summer Time!

With the summer months upon us, I am sure we are likely to show a little more skin. No… a lot more skin to be exact. Ladies if you’re heavily blessed up top a good strapless bra is hard to find. I love strapless dresses and jumpsuits in the summer, but can rarely find a strapless…

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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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Jumpsuit? Don’t mind if I do!

“Forget the Rules. If you like it wear it” I love a pretty dress as much as the next girl, but I love pants just a bit more.  For the longest time, I could hardly find pants long enough. Just when the search for long pants has gotten a little easier,  jumpsuits are popping again.…

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Me First. Catching up with Rosa Barney

“It doesn’t matter what you do or how  you do it, as long as you take some time to do something that is 100% for YOU” – Rosa Barney So far this year I have been splitting my time between California and New York.  Caring for my aging parents in New York as my mother recovers from open heart surgery…

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