Unpopular opinion ahead: Unlike some body positive / fat acceptance advocates, I’m not angry over designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton’s recent public announcement that she underwent gastric bypass surgery. I had actually known this for several weeks but said nothing to no one because it was not my news to share. HER body, HER… Continue reading ANT & WLS: I Ain’t Mad At Ya, Ashley
May is almost at an end. Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer is a little over a week away and the temperatures have FINALLY gotten warmer!! YAY!! During the summer I’m usually in sleeveless dresses and tops. The warmth of the sun on my shoulders is such a great feeling. After YEARS of hiding… Continue reading Springing into Summer with Avenue
Having professed a penchant for pretty paisley prints, I’m thrilled to see what Avenue is offering for their Spring/Summer collection. I just love the vibrant colors and patterns… perfect for the warm weather Apparently there are lots of other fans of paisley because this ruffle-hemmed sleeveless top is completely sold out Fortunately there are other choices….… Continue reading Pretty in Paisley with Avenue
Do you know blogger Sarah Sapora of Sarah Plus Life? If not, you might want to become acquainted with her. She’s absolutely gorgeous, has such an upbeat attitude and great style. I’m personally not crazy about how she sometimes conflates weight loss with improving her health… which she’s been pursing in the last year…. but… Continue reading Trolling’s Unwise, No Matter Your Size
Hi Beauties! It’s been a month since the debut of Ashley Nell Tipton’s collection for JC Penney’s Boutique + line. However, with a limited clothing budget, I had to wait on the combination of extra cash and a good sale. You know how it is, right? I love the jacket with chiffon I got from Tipton’s… Continue reading JCP & Ashley Nell Tipton’s Spring Collection
You’ve probably seen a version of this story in the news: a fat person is publicly shamed, becomes “motivated” to lose weight then shares his/her “secret”. Or, like Shauna Arocho, are fat shamed but vigorously defended because they’re in the process of losing weight. While I respect people’s choices to do with their bodies as they… Continue reading Jamie Lopez – Being the Change
As a fat woman who wears size 26/28 and sometimes 30/32, it’s disappointing when clothes are promised to be for “all women” but the size charts belie that promise. It’s a topic I’ve written on several times before when Old Navy, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa McCarthy launched collections that did not fit all bodies. I’m… Continue reading #AllMeansALL!!!