Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thanks bunches!

It's been a while since I posted on this blog.  It's mainly because life has been so busy the past few weeks--I started a writing/blogging/marketing/social media job for a natural skin care and makeup line back in April and I've been busy with my own primary blog.  Plus, as you know I have two kiddos and a household to run so I've just been busy.

I need to take a break from this blog for a bit until I have more time.

I thank you so much for following along with this little blog! I look forward to connecting again one day in the future to talk about curvalicious fashion!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

"Eve wasn't a size 6 and neither am I."
~Delta Burke

I found this quote from  the beautiful Delta Burke yesterday. It's interesting, as I randomly stumbled upon this one after having a chat with two of my fellow curvy friends as we waited for our children to come out of school.

We were discussing how things were back in our 20s when we didn't have to pay as much attention to what we ate or the amount of exercise we had to do. At the end of the conversation, though, it focused more on self acceptance--about how we are loved for who we are regardless of whether we're wearing a size 6, a 16, or a 26.

Confidence....it is all about being confident and comfortable in our own skin. I like how Delta summed it up in her quote.

It's getting warmer out there. That means capris, shorts, etc...showing more skin. Every time I get upset with myself for not losing more weight--I am at this plateau point and am wearing the same size as this time last year (a 14 in most brands)--I remind myself that 3 years ago and over 50 pounds ago, I weighed well over 200 pounds and wouldn't wear shorts or a bathing suit. I lacked confidence. That was a long time ago. My eating habits have changed, as have my workout habits. 

I love food. I am not going to starve or deprive myself to be a size 6. Not going to happen. Curvy gals--treat yourself to a new spring dress or some pretty capris or walking shorts.  Embrace the florals and colors that are in stores this season. Enhance those curves and always remember that you ARE beautiful!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Recommended Reading

There is a great article in the newest online edition of Bust magazine that I wanted to tell you about today. It's a great read and has opened some dialogue concerning the topic of plus-sized models. The piece is about a controversial (for good reason) study about whether plus sized models contribute to the growing obesity epidemic.

Keep in mind that a "plus sized" model is a model who is size 10 and up. Do you consider someone who wears a size 10 to be fat? I certainly do not!

The two authors in this British study,  Dr. Davide Dagone and Dr. Laura Savorelli claim, “Given that people are on average overweight, we conclude (that using larger models) may foster the obesity epidemic.”

Really?  I am curious how they reached this conclusion. What about being a size 12 or 14 or 18 or whatever you may be that is curvy and seeing size 2 models on plus sized websites modeling clothes? Can you relate to that?

If you are buying something on the Lane Bryant site or Avenue or Torrid, do you want to see someone who is 5'11 and weighs 125 pounds modeling the item you're planning to order in a size 14? I don't. This study is ridiculous and makes no sense. Perhaps the people who conducted this study would like to research the impact of the media on eating disorders and poor body image instead.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dresses on the Mind

I love dresses. I used to wear them all the time in the summer. I am so happy to see them everywhere--and in every style--this spring.

I just ordered a black maxi dress and a navy tulip hem dress from Avenue.

Even though both are sleeveless, by adding a little shrug, I will be able to wear these even on one of our many chilly spring days. Plus think of all of the possibilities you have with jewelry!

Oh, and to save you some $$$$ enter code JLE5229 to save $20 off plus free shipping on a purchase of $75 or more. The total cost for both dresses was $57.18 including tax.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Style File

2 Basics: $42

Maxi dress from Forever 21+, $12 (it's the Yellow Tag item right now online)

....and my 2 favorite jewelry options with this (wear them together or separately)

Earrings from Abby Horowitz Designs, $25
Bangles from Excessary, $10

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Style File

I have seen lots of dresses for spring in shops and that makes me smile. Here is one I just love and some things that would be gorgeous with it:

Dress from Torrid, $68
Vintage Bakelite red bangles from Nelda's Nook, $37
Wedge from Target, $19.99 (in the ad this week)
Red posts from Loubird Handmade, $9

Monday, April 4, 2011


I'm back! I am sorry I have been away for the past few weeks. Life has just kept me extra busy these days.
Spring is here. In Upstate New York, though, I've learned to keep my winter coat and sweater out for a few more weeks. A few days back I still needed the snowbrush, sadly.

I was talking to a friend today. We were talking about clothes and she sighed and said, "I am not buying any new clothes until I lose weight."

Do y'all know Rule #6 of the EYCP? It says, "I will not shop based on the size I might be in 6 weeks, but for the beautiful woman I am today."

This is so important. Maybe today I am a 14. Maybe in six weeks, I will be back to a 12 (yes, I hover and have ups and downs). If I am buying clothing today, it will be the size I am TODAY. Remember, when you dress for the size your body is TODAY--not in May or June or next year--you'll look and feel more confident. Well-fitting clothes that flatter your body TODAY will have an impact on your self esteem.

I'll be back tomorrow with some of my favorites for spring!