Breaking the Myth of Beach Body

As a child, my mom used to bring us to this man made beach/lake in Naugatuck, CT called Hop Brook Lake. I spent a good chunk of every summer there splashing around and having a blast and never really giving much thought to a “beach body” because I was a kid and doing what kids…

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Instagram Woes: Algorithms, Shadow Banning, Bad Hashtags

Sigh. I hesitated to even write a blog post about Instagram shenanigans. I firmly believe that aside from it being a social media platform; if you’re a blogger or digital influencer, Instagram should really only be a tool for marketing and not your sole bread and butter. The problem is, a lot of self proclaimed…

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My First Dia & Co Unboxing

If you are a plus size body who’s into fashion; at this point I’m sure you have to be familiar with Dia & Co. If you’re not familiar with Dia & Co, no worries keep reading! Dia & Co is an online subscription styling service that prides itself on creating a pleasant styling and shopping…

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Fashion Recap 2018 – 12 Fav Looks

While the close of the year always becomes a time of reflection about what I’ve done, where I’ve been and how I can do better, I tend to think these things throughout the year anyway so it’s not as deep as some might expect it to be. So this year, I decided to keep things…

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Feeling Pretty: Tara Lynn Boutique

Ok ya’ll I am back! And I’m sharing a couple of items from one of my favorite places to shop these days! If you’re no stranger to my blog or social media then you know how much I love Tara Lynn’s Boutique! In fact I’ve written a review (here) and mentioned her in another article…

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Honest Moment: I Don’t Feel Positive About My Body

At least not at the moment. In a world that is becoming more and more vocal about “self love”, “body positivity”, and “loving your flaws”, can I have an honest moment and say I’m struggling with that right now? I know, I know; it’s an unpopular opinion but I just have to be honest about…

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Fall into Change

The season of change is arriving, at least that’s how I always view fall. The leaves are changing color, days will get shorter, and the weather begins to cool down. Well, sort of, because I live in Georgia and summer weather tends to exist well into November as far as I’m concerned. This season always…

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Recap: TCF Style Expo 2018

Heeeeey A-Team! I am so excited to come here today and share all of the awesomeness that was The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo 2018. Just a brief fyi, TCF Style Expo was a vision brought to life by Marie Denee, the owner and creator of The Curvy Fashionista Blog  back in 2015. Since then, it…

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Navigating Society in an Obese Body

I recognize that the word ‘obese’ can be a trigger for many people; so if you need to exit because of that, I completely understand. As for the rest of you who decide to stay, have a seat, get comfortable; class is in session. For a long portion of my life, I was resistant to…

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I’m Allowed To Love This Body

The title might seem misleading, so let me clarify by saying I’m talking to myself. Why would I do that? Because sometimes I need reminders. I spent a good portion of my life being taught my body type was not worthy of love. That in order to love it I must pummel it, sculpt it…

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