Carbs Happen

Nobody likes listening to a broken record, so excuse me when I say that I planned to lose weight this month, I really did (I swear!). Unfortunately, life decided it had other plans. My first instinct was to jot down all the reasons why I gained weight the same month I decided to start a weight loss blog, but honestly, I don’t feel like it. Let’s just say, carbs happen....more

How in the world are you considered a plus size model?!

One of my favorite things about working in the news business is meeting all the people I have met. I have life long friends across the world today because of all the places I’ve been. I met Amanda at my first TV news stop, News 12 The Bronx. We started at the same time and clicked immediately. It was then, that I told her she should be a model. She didn’t listen to me then, but a couple years later she listened to another TV colleague, went to an open casting at Wilhelmina Models, and was offered a contract on the spot....more

Sexual Self-Care: 10 Valentine's Day Lingerie Ideas for All Body Types

I have a confession to make: I've spent more time over the past 18 months thinking about how tied my self-esteem is to my desirability than I had the entire previous 30+ years.The reasons for this are twofold: 1. I had a baby and 2. I went through a breakup. My confidence took a nosedive for awhile. I'm honestly still working on it, but the number one lesson I've learned is how imperative self-care is. Mental, spiritual, physical...sexual. True story.What's Sexual Self-Care?...more
This was a great article! thanks for the ideas.more

The 3X Life

I'm living the 3X life.I wear big clothes because I have a big body. I seek out large seats because I have a big behind. I sometimes need a seatbelt extender on planes because I have big thighs. I cross my arms on busses so I can share the seat, because I have big shoulders. I don't buy jewelry often - I make it instead - because I have big wrists. I buy bras from specialty stores because I have big boobs. I even need large hats because I have a big head.I'm a big person.So yes, I'm living the 3X life, and I'm okay with it.Well......more

animal instincts: plus size animal prints

I love black. I love simplicity. And I'm loving the animal print trend this year because it gives me a simple way to add some fun and color to my basic everyday looks. ...more

Middle Ground Women

Have you heard of middle ground women?Every so often someone from the fashion and beauty industry makes“groundbreaking history” and features a non-traditional model in their ads and campaigns. We’re all supposed to feel quite impressed by their willingness to reach out their hand to “real women”. Brava....more

back to black: houndstooth fall fashion for plus sizes

I love wearing black. As an introvert, I've never liked drawing a lot of attention to my appearance. Wearing black makes it easy to look polished and occasion-appropriate with minimal effort, blending into the crowd in a chic rather than meek way. Houndstooth is a popular fall fashion trend once again this year, which just makes it easier for me to find fun items I'd wear anyway. Below are a few of my top picks for plus size houndstooth (and similar) prints this fall....more

Plaid: The Key To My Heart

Plaid is EVERYTHING this fall, and I am loving it! ...more
Hah. I thought of you when I first saw this post. - Denisemore

Swimsuits for Curvy Girls

 Happy Monday! Mondays are hard, y'all. But every Monday, you can bet on something great from Curvy Moi to help the day be just a bit better!Now I know you're wondering how swimsuits can possibly be good, right? Never fear - I come in peace....more

Plus Size & Beautiful

Too many of us live in a world that reflects ourselves with an image we believe true even if the mirror shows otherwise. Come on let's be real most of us have mastered the art of the "Up Shot" we look oh I'd say about 10-25 punds thinner based on the angle of the photo.I do understand it makes us feel better, but I think we forget we really do not look that way because we are so used to seeing ourselves in this image. Hey don't get me wrong I'll be the first to admit I can look about three sizes smaller in photos. But why do we do this?...more