Lita F. Styles Has Entered the Chat for Size Inclusive Swimwear

Lita F. Styles has picked the perfect season to drop her new size inclusive swimwear! There is something about summer that gets the juices flowing! It’s a time where you feel a little bit more free and fly! (Well…minus COVID-19 coming to rain on our parade, but that’s not what we’re here for.) When she…

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Be Your Own Representation

When I first discovered that there were plus size fashion bloggers; I was really excited. After years of never seeing plus size bodies in ads or commercials (unless it was a cliched less glamorous role); it was refreshing to see larger bodies. After I added fashion to my blog, and mingling with the “plus community”…

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Plus Swimsuit Looks I Love

Swimsuit season is upon us; albeit under strange circumstances. While most of us are itching to travel to beaches and pools, we’re doing our best to adhere to what’s best for our communities by slaying at home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for that glorious day by exploring our swimsuit options for when…

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Sistas How Ya’ll Feel?A Self Love Check-In

As a child, I remember my day dreams always consisted of me being someone different. With all the entertainment on television and pictures in magazines; the ideal beauty standard was clear. Thin. White. Flat butts. Busty. When there was representation of Black women; the standard was also very clear. Light Skin.Slim.Curvy. Busty. Voluptuous rear end.…

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Dia & Co Expanded Their Shopping Experience!

Dia & Co has expanded their shopping experience and I’ve got the the complete scoop! Dia & Co is not a brand that is new to me; I had the opportunity to tryout their services and review them here on the blog. Who is Dia & Co? If you missed my first unboxing with Dia…

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Disability Visibility- Why it Matters

Disability visibility may seem like a foreign phrase if you’ve never had a disability. Chances are you may not think about the lack of representation disability gets in media. And honestly, that’s to be expected. Most of us fail to think about things that don’t directly affect us even when we’re trying to be the…

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Jessica London – An Honest Review

Jessica London has been a staple in my closet for the last 7 months. When I chose to partner with them it was because I actually found pieces on their site I liked. Jessica London is not a new brand; I remember my mom receiving their catalogs when I was a child! However, I never…

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Non-Scale Victories: My First in Store Try-On in YEARS

Non- scale victories are a way to track your weight loss or fitness goals without focusing on the number on the scale. Non-scale victories can be anything from your stamina increasing, clothes fitting differently, strength increasing etc. One of my non-scale victory goals back in October was to actually go in the store and shop…

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Blog Anniversary: 4 Lessons in 5 Years

My blog anniversary just passed on December 5th. I celebrated 5 years of http://www.apyoungblog.com running. Can I just say what an amazing feeling that is? For those who aren’t bloggers and have no vested interest in blogs; this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re a blogger you know the ups and downs that go…

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Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection – My Thoughts

Ashley Stewart Kendall + Kylie Collection recently dropped and the plus community is talking all about it. Opinions of those in favor or against have been very vocal on social media. However, people’s distaste for the collaboration seemed to be more pervasive. Here’s the Conversation It’s no secret that Kendall and Kylie are apart of…

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