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NYC Staycation with Catherine’s Plus Sizes

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I envy those that remember to take care of themselves. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. I’m all work, work, work, work, work which makes me a dull (and very tired) girl. So when Catherine’s invited me on a NYC Staycation, I couldn’t refuse. Trust me, I needed it. What’s a boss NYC Staycation like? Allow me to walk you through our 36 hours in the Big Apple: To start the day, we showed up to a beautiful, pinterest-worthy picnic…

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Ashley Graham Swimsuits for All Collection

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It’s finally, finally happened – Ashley Graham swimsuits are here. At this point, Ashley Graham has become a household name with many magazine covers, runway shows, editorials and Joe Jonas’ “Toothbrush” video under her belt. Ashley’s on a rampage, with no intention of stopping anytime soon. Ashley Graham’s Swimsuits for All collection is very James Bond inspired, and has lots of strings in places I’ve never put them before. I wanted to give my take on the suits I tried…

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Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant

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There comes a pivotal moment in your career where you pause, take a step back, and take it all in. The Christian Siriano Lane Bryant runway show was it for me. We are so boots-to-the-floor-soldiers for plus size fashion and moving things forward, sometimes we forget to reflect on how far we have come. Christiano Siriano! Freaking Christian Siriano has created clothing that I can wear. I remember distinctly watching him on Project Runway and him being frustrated when designing…

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1 Style, 3 Ways: Motorcycle Jackets with Wilson’s Leather

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I am a purveyor of the motorocycle jacket; I have a strong belief that a moto jacket can fix literally every outfit you can put on. When Wilson’s Leather contacted me about their plus size collection, it took me all of thirty seconds to agree – no collaboration could be more organic. Almost everyday, I throw on a moto jacket regardless of what I’m wearing. So I decided to show how I wear moto jackets three ways – dressy, casual…

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Miami Palms

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When I took this Gabifresh bikini and caftan out of the package, I KNEW it had to come with me to Miami – I feel like a QUEEN in it. I’m going to find a million excuses to wear it this summer, especially the caftan. It’s so versatile, I’m imagining it with sandals, with jeans… Sizing Note: For the bikini top, I sized up significantly. I’m usually a 14/16 in tops, and I ordered this in a size 20 in the G/H…

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Eat, Play, Stay: Miami South Beach

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There is no place like Miami South Beach. The sounds, the smells, the air – something about it just captivates you. The energy is electric and so are the people. Whenever I have the opportunity to book a trip to Miami, I’m there. I recently went with a group of ladies for my bff’s 30th birthday and we had a ball. Below is my Miami Travel Guide, if you will, because I had to google a million sites to find some…

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So Upper East Side

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I have somehow became a lady that wears “Spring dresses” – dresses that flare, dresses in darling prints, dresses that you’d wear for special occasions. And Leota plus size dresses have become my new obsession. This dress in particular makes me feel so Upper East Side…where’s my dog and my car?! This is my second Leota installment (see the first one here) in a month; that’s saying a lot about where my head is at. I’m thinking so lady-like right…

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DENIZEN® from Levi’s®: Day to Night Looks

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This post is sponsored by DENIZEN® from Levi’s® in conjunction with Mode Media, but know that all opinions are my own! Work work work work work—that’s mostly what my life has been lately. If it’s not running around a photo-shoot set, it’s rummaging through a sample closet, grabbing a bite to eat to catch up with old friends, or going dancing with my girls. I know I’ve said this before, but comfort is key for me. Enter the new spring…

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South Beach, Miami: Hotel Gaythering Review

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South Beach is one of those magical lands believed to be truly opulent and simultaneously ridiculous. Think people-smoking-cigars-while-throwing-dollar-bills-from-yachts ridiculous. So when planning a trip for six girlfriends and I for my best friend’s 30th birthday, I expected the worst. Hotels in Miami, depending on your level of bourgeoisie (we’re pretty up there), can cost upwards of $500/night and with the number of nights we were staying, it was simply out of our budget. I’d exhausted every avenue – I’d even resorted…

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#GirlsWhoWorkHaveFun

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One day I woke up and realized how sad and I tired I was. I was overworked and stressed and my social life was next to nonexistent. There was something tapping on my nerve but I couldn’t quite grasp it until I noticed – I’d forgotten how to have fun. I’ve been working around the clock for months (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), and I’d completely neglected myself. I haven’t been sleeping, I haven’t done anything that didn’t involve…

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