A Thank You to My Body

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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