My June Birchbox


I was going through my phone photos and realized I hadn't posted this one about my June Birchbox. Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for color treated hair Dr. Jart+ Premium Body Balm SPF45+ (aka bb Cream) the balm cosmetics Stainiac Band-Aid Bandages by Cynthia Rowley Joya Âmes Sœurs Parfum - A Scent of Soulmates Melvita Floral Water My favorite products by far are the bb Cream and the Stainiac. The bb Cream is slightly thicker and much less Continue Reading


There have been stories in the news the past couple weeks about gyms who are restricting membership to overweight people, with the main argument being that it will make the gym a less intimidating place than when it is full of a bunch of thin people. I'm generalizing it, so if you want to go read more, here's one of the articles about the topic. This is a topic I wrote about on the ENELL blog this week where I gave tips on how to overcome Continue Reading

Balancing Reactions


Yesterday was kind of rough for me emotionally. It ended up in a vague tweet: [blackbirdpie url=""] It's no secret that I've been feeling quite good about myself and my body. I felt simultaneously at-peace and motivated. Since no one in this world is perfectly balanced all the time (and if you say you are then I'm calling you a liar!), I'm sure you'll know this feeling: as soon as Continue Reading

I feel pretty.

look at my calves!

This is going to sound like the most narcassistic post ever, but frankly, I don't care. For the past 2 days, I've felt pretty. I did a styling challenge for Tadashi Shoji where my friend Anne took photos of me. The results are on my plus size fashion blog. When I got the photos from her, I looked through each one and not once did I say in horror: "Oh my God, is that what I look like?" Remember when that happened a couple of weeks ago? Sinking Continue Reading

Tadashi Shoji Plus Styling Challenge


I was excited when the folks at Tadashi Shoji reached out to have me participate in their plus size styling challenge. The lavender Tadashi Shoji gown worn at the Golden Globes by Octavia Spencer was one of my favorite red carpet looks this year. The dress I styled is the cutout jersey boatneck cocktail dress. I hadn't planned on styling it other than as a little black cocktail dress, but as soon as it arrived, I pulled out tons of options to Continue Reading