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Down, but not out

Down, but not out.

I used to joke that if anyone were to cheat on me, I would pull a Lorena Bobbitt on them. Who dare cheat on me and get away with it? I was worth so much more than for someone to betray my trust. (Seriously, I wouldn't resort to violence, but you know what I mean. That sassy, "oh no you didn't!" 3-snaps-in-a-Z-formation attitude.) When it happened to me, however, all I could do was lie on the ground and sob hysterically to the point of Continue Reading

No shame in your fitness game

Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.

This is my fourth post in with the Kohl’s #MakeYourMove initiative. View my previous #MakeYourMove posts here, and follow the movement on social media using #MakeYourMove. If you're getting back on the exercise horse after a long hiatus, it seems intimidating and can be super frustrating if you have to make modifications, change things, or can't do what others are suggesting. I've had lots of these frustrations over the years. When I Continue Reading


IGIGI Isla Dress in Black

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I love the versatility of a little black dress. It could be a sheath, fit & flare, or wrap dress - I love them all. A clean slate to accessorize, or to just use as a simple grab-and-go look that is appropriate for most situations. Isla Dress in Black c/o IGIGI (wearing 22/24) ASOS Curve Leather Coat (sold out, similar) Lane Bryant Lace Up Heel - surprisingly comfortable for a heel Clare Continue Reading

Dreaming of 4 Adventures with HP #BendTheRules

HP x360 Stand Mode

Disclosure: This post is produced in partnership with HP. All opinions my own. I wrote last week about the question that I'm trying to answer for myself: What is the end game? All of my fitness and self acceptance journey has been about becoming comfortable in my skin and living a life without limits. With that question, the thought of adventures (trips or experiences) have been churning in my mind. The current record snowstorm in my area is Continue Reading

Valentine’s Inspired

Plus size fashion blogger Authentically Emmie in an Eloquii dress

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I'm not sure why, but Valentine's Day didn't hit me hard this year. Seeing as it's the first single V-day I've had in 13 years, you would think it would be emotional. It wasn't. Maybe the days have been flying by so fast that it just snuck up on me and was a non-event. It has been 5 months, after all. For that, I am thankful. I'm working on being a little more bold with my clothes this Continue Reading