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ColourPop Ultra Matte & Matte Lipstick Swatches

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ColourPop Ultra Matte in “Zipper” Let’s be honest – anyone that is into beauty right now has most likely tried ColourPop Cosmetics. The brand is spreading like wildfire, and I’ve quickly become an evangelist – especially for their lipsticks. The ColourPop Ultra Matte lipsticks are a staple in my daily beauty routine because of their lasting power; my husband is always happy about it because he can kiss me without getting any on himself (!) and I can make it…

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Breaking All of the Style Rules

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I am constantly challenging the idea of what a plus size body “should” be wearing. At my job, the running joke has become “Is that piece shapeless and black? Minimalist? Kelly will love it!”. For years, online and print media (fashion bloggers included, I’m guilty) have force fed these “style rules” that plus-size women need to belt everything to define their waists and give themselves shape and you must wear all black to appear smaller, etc. etc. Y’all, f*ck that.…

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The Search for Stylish Glasses on Budget at Warby Parker

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One day, I was sitting in my office staring at my screen and realized that I could not see a thing. I’ve gone years and years in denial, sliding by without prescription glasses knowing that I needed them, and I’ve decided to finally get a pair I could stick with. I started my search for stylish glasses on budget because I have a tendency to lose or break them, and ended up at Warby Parker. This was not my first time…

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5 Tips for Developing Your Sense of Style

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Flashback to 2012, the year I came into my own and defined my style as a young adult woman. I realized I loved black (what New Yorker doesn’t though, really?), I loved bodycon, and I loved sunglasses. While I don’t particularly love bodycon anymore at this point in my life, I know what I’m comfortable in and that’s one of the main keys to defining your style. Some of my tips for developing your sense of…

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LIFESTYLE

5 Ways To Be Productive When Working From Home

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For almost 7 years now, I have had at least 2 jobs – my 9 to 5 and this blog, which I call my 5 to 9. I work a full day and come home to work for a few hours, and spend a good deal of my weekend working as well. Being productive when working from home can be very difficult, considering there are lots of comfortable spaces (netflix from the bed, anyone?) and any attempts to sit up and…

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Where to Buy Plus Size Workout Gear & Activewear

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Get Your Sh*t Together Week” continues, this time with activewear and workout clothes for plus-size bodies. One of my highest priorities when shopping for clothes to workout in is support. Fabrics must be breathable and there has to be control in the legs and chest. I have a handful of brands that I swear by, and I wanted to share them with you all. “Keep Your Head Up” Hoodie | “Follow My Lead” Capri Old Navy…

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LIFESTYLE

3-Day Cleanse Shopping Checklist

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  Welcome to “Get Your Sh*t Together Week“! So badly do I want to spare you the “New Year, New Me” speech, but I have to be honest with you – you should probably try a cleanse right now. A cleanse can lead you into the new year with deep focus and intent while physically resetting your body and leaving you clean as a whistle. I found these recipes on The Skinny Confidential a few years ago, and swear by them…

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8 Things Being 28 Taught me

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Faux Fur Coat: NYDJ | Jeans: NYDJ | Bralette: Zelie For She 01 | BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF WORTH + ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF 2015 has been one huge lesson in faith. My confidence really took a hit when I switched careers; now that I was finally doing what I’ve always wanted to do, I constantly questioned whether I should actually be here. At points I thought I wasn’t cut out for it, and my management wasn’t helping the situation. I…

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Winter Jumpsuit

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A jumpsuit in the winter isn’t a concept I usually explore. And technically it’s not winter, it’s about 65 degrees in NYC right now (it’s almost Christmas and I’m not used to this!). I’m more of a separates-during-the-colder-months kind of gal, but I figured I’d take advantage of this weather and throw on this jumpsuit I’ve been eyeing from Eloquii because #ElNino.   Coat: Universal Standard | Jumpsuit: Eloquii | Shoes: Lane Bryant Since I’m wearing lighter tops, I have…

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Fall Casual Outfit

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The weekends have become a wonderful combination of work and play for me, and I’ve been getting out a lot more than I used to. I stepped out in this casual outfit with Tineey to get some shots of her in a cafe and to redesign my site, but also to just spend some time with my good friend. We shot, we programmed, and we ended the night stuffing our faces with sashimi and Diet Cokes. Overall a good day,…

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