Plus Size Swimsuit Picks

Plus size skirted swimsuits

Summer is quickly approaching and that means it's time to look for swimsuits. Don't fret- there are SO MANY plus size options right now that even I was shocked. I've been a fan of the old standbys like Lands' End, SwimsuitsforAll, and AlwaysforMe, but this year brings more great options from Kiyonna, Old Navy, ModCloth, Torrid, ASOS, Madison Plus Select, and many more. I scoured the internet and pulled over 20 of my favorite plus size swimsuit Continue Reading

No Crying in Physical Therapy


From one of my favorite movies: Friday I went to my third session with my new physical therapist and cried not once, but twice! I was trying to snap out of it and this part of "A League of Their Own" kept popping into my head. "There's no crying in PT!" I told myself. This isn't my first rodeo at PT. I went pre-surgery for several months during year 2 of the ankle saga. I then went post-surgery for 3 months. I continued to do most Continue Reading

Stylin’ in my Skyscapes


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Since ankle surgery, I've had trouble with shoes. In the past, I'd style everything with a pump or a wedge, but my ankle doesn't let me do that too much anymore except for a few minutes here and there during a photo shoot. When I was asked if I wanted to check out some new casual shoes from Reebok with a fashion twist, I was intrigued. I've never been someone who Continue Reading

Here’s to 33

33rd birthday

Yesterday I turned 33. My birthday brings up some weird things for me sometimes. My mom passed away 2 days before my 26th birthday and it since then, it's always cast a dark cloud over the week. This past week though, I actually forgot the anniversary of my mom's passing. At first I felt guilty, but then I realized that it was probably a good thing that the grief didn't overtake my week. I can't believe it's been 7 years since she passed Continue Reading

Poppy & Bloom

Emmie in Poppy & Bloom

Back in November, there was a Kickstarter campaign for a new plus size brand, Poppy & Bloom. I chose this dress as my Kickstarter reward and was so happy to get it a couple weeks ago. New brands are always tricky to try. You never know how the sizes will fit, what the fabric will be like, and what the quality is. I was really pleased with all 3 of these aspects of Poppy & Bloom: Curtsey & Bow Dress in Black by Poppy & Bloom Continue Reading