I’m so disappointed in you, Tim.

Give this article a looksee: Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace. Here’s a few quotes that stood out to me: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions. The textile changes, every seam changes. YAS LAWD.  Go Tim Gunn!  I love the fact that someone that is so ingrained in the general public’s mind as a fashion icon speaks so candidly about how fashion designers are ignoring plus-sized women such as myself.  We want to be fashionable.  We want to wear clothing that makes us feel awesome. However, Tim, you disappoint me when the […]

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ME WANTIES.

My fave clothing store, Trashy Diva, just released a new print today called “Hourglass“. I am DYING to get my hands on the Hopscotch dress. The awesome thing is, I just sold one of my old dresses that I didn’t wear very often!  So I have some extra funds! Now to just figure out when I can get down to New Orleans to go buy it.  Probably this Sunday afternoon?  I’m crossing my fingers that they’re open…  

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Thanks, Trashy Diva.

There are very few pictures of me that other people take that I like. When other people take a picture of me, I pick the entire image apart, focusing on what I don’t like about myself. My double chin is too noticeable. My arms are lumpy and too big. My stomach sticks out. My eyes are so squinty. My hair is too frizzy. My face looks shiny. My legs are really lumpy. …and on, and on, and on. Over and over, all of the body positivity that I’ve worked toward is knocked down, bit by bit, until I end up hating myself. I’ve even had some wedding photos that I disliked, although there are a few cosplay photos that I was okay with. However, this mindset has gone through a major change in the past few months, and it’s mostly due to Trashy Diva. Trashy Diva is one of my absolute favorite clothing brands.  What […]

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Love thyself – 25 days of dresses.

If you would have told me 15 years ago that I would have had over 10 dresses in my closet by the time I was 40, I would have laughed at you. I would have said that nothing could ever part me from my bootcut jeans and tees. Hell, even back in 2007, I would have chuckled and said, “Nah.” I currently have 11 dresses in my closet. Actually, I have 12 dresses, but I’m wearing one today to my friend Katie’s birthday party/crawfish boil/BBQ. (Sidenote: I love spring in Louisiana because I get to eat CRAWFISH. If you haven’t been to a crawfish boil, you are missing something in your life and I feel sad for you.) I can’t put my finger on when I went from NO DRESSES to ALL THE DRESSES. Maybe it was when I discovered shapewear with shorts. I used to avoid dresses because my […]

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My eShakti addiction.

I have a confession to make – I have an eShakti addiction. I’ve been ordering dresses from this website since last year, and HOLY CRAP IN A HAT if this isn’t the best damn site to order clothes from.  I’ve had to replace quite a few of my clothes since I lost weight (all due to a serious illness and a hospital stay back in November of last year), and this site has become my favorite.  I have spent hours window shopping, planning my next purchase. Another way you know I take this company seriously?  I actually read every email I get from them.  Considering most of the emails I get go right into spam or the trash, that is high praise indeed. These are the three eShakti dresses that I have sitting in my closet right now.  I actually would have had more, but I changed size, so I either gave them to someone, […]

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