A Thank You to My Body


Note: Wrote this yesterday prior to getting on my airplane at 8pm and not getting off of it until 2am... for a 1.5 hour flight. 2 mechanical issues had us sitting in the plane on the runway forever. Shaking my fists at Delta! I'm writing this from LaGuardia airport as I wait to fly home from Full Figured Fashion Week (posts to come later on the trip!). I love traveling, but it's something that causes a lot of anxiety as I worry about if I'll Continue Reading

Boho Monochrome


Sometimes there are items that you think look AMAZING on you until you see them in a photo. This is one of those items. Not that it's bad, it just didn't look how I had imagined it or seen it in the mirror. I was excited when this dress came to Gwynnie Bee because I had wanted to try out some items from ABS by Allen Schwartz - a brand that sold at finer retailers such as Nordstrom for price points that I normally don't buy. The quality of this Continue Reading

OOTD: Newspaper Style


Monday, the fashion reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader, my local newspaper, came out to my house with a photographer to take some photos. The interview and photos are now online here, and were in Saturday's newspaper! Very fun. I was stressing out about what to wear, because who wants to be in the newspaper in a bad outfit?! On a tangent, I'm also stressing out about what to pack for Full Figured Fashion Week next week. How do you Continue Reading

Fighting the Shame

don't judge any body

Free flowing thoughts today, no editing. This has been on my mind a while but I haven't been able to eloquently get it out. So a brain dump is what you get: I'm a believer in body positivity. I truly believe that we should love our bodies and what they can do for us, and not hate them because they don't look like people in the magazines. I know this all can seem confusing for readers who come here looking for a weight loss success story (of Continue Reading

To the Max(i) with Poppy & Bloom


Another day, another maxi dress! This Poppy & Bloom maxi dress came in a recent Gwynnie Bee package and I was really glad to see it. I love my fit & flare Poppy & Bloom dress from their Kickstarter campaign, and was anxious to see if the maxi style was just as good. This dress was so comfortable! I got a couple of compliments on it from strangers, which is always fun. The top is a soft knit, while the bottom is a fully layered Continue Reading