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In anticipation of Spring, I set my all my clocks forward, I bought some cute sandals and I even got a fresh pedicure. And yet, Spring hasn’t fully allowed our pastel-filled closets be great this season. Well, I am determined to make a liar out of her. I headed to searsStyle to shop their new plus line, the Simply Emma collection to jumpstart my Spring wardrobe. View Full Post
For so long I thought sleeveless jackets were silly (especially ones that are made with a thicker fabric). That is, until I started having personal summers and realized how thankful I am for the air that causally passes through my arm pits. It’s amazing how your mind changes when you are uncontrollably sweating and it’s only 45 degrees outside. View Full Post
There has never been a moment in my life where I wasn’t plus size. In fact, I was plus size before the world introduced us to the term plus size. As a relatively tall teenager (I’ve been 5’8 since I was 9) I grew up ashamed of my curves. Partly because I had to shop at the same places my mother did. I have to give myself credit though. Somehow I figured out how to dress up those mom jeans. I even learned a cute way to tie up my plaid shirts so that it would fit tight around my wide waist—just like my skinnier friends. But I never wanted to show off too much of my body. View Full Post
Hey beauties, it’s your girl Maui!
I don’t know if you have heard but plus size history was made a few days ago. Yes, Ashley Graham became the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated while Precious Lee became the first African-American plus-size model on the inside pages. This is a huge accomplishment for both of these curvy beauties as well as the plus size community. However, a cloud of negativity followed that which has me really disenchanted about some individuals within the plus size community. View Full Post
If you missed my personal #BlackGirlMagic moment last week allow me to catch you up. In my partnership with the American Heart Association (see all the work I’ve done with them here) I was asked to host the red carpet during the Red Dress Collection fashion show presented by Macy’s and Go Red For Women. View Full Post
You guys! I am wearing a bikini (You can purchase it here!). Like, in real life. This is the first time I’ve ever showed this much belly on the beach. Or anywhere, really! But I had to do it.
It feels like it’s been forever since plus-size blogging pioneer, Gabi Gregg coined the term “fatkini,” which ultimately led to empowering chubby girls around the world to dismantle body barriers and call themselves whatever they wanted. Not only did they call themselves what ever they wanted, they also wore whatever they wanted. Crop tops, booty shorts, skinny jeans…if it was trendy and chic, they were wearing it regardless of what anyone thought about their bodies.
I say “they” because I just wasn’t there yet. View Full Post