Fashion

What I Wore: Winter Coat

December 26, 2013

For a few winter seasons, I’ve been loving the long winter coat from afar. It looked so pretty, but so did my grandmother when she wore it. So, I put it in the pile of trends that would never come to be for me; harem pants, peplum tops, gladiator sandals… But you know what? After […]

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Thanksgiving Dressing

November 22, 2013

Over the river and through the woods… It’s almost Thanksgiving, and if was up to me, the only requirement would be a hair tie and my eating sweats, but in my house, it’s a holiday that requires a touch of decorum, and an underwire bra. I mean, we’re rarely fancy, but I like to eat warm […]

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What I Wore: Fair Isle Leggings

November 21, 2013

When I posted this photo on Instagram, I got one of two comments. A. I love them! B. What the hell do you wear with that? Good question, because while cute on the hanger… what the hell do you wear with sweater leggings? And why am I voluntarily stretching pattern across my thighs? Does Target […]

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Dream the Impossible Dream. Shorts.

November 5, 2013

There comes a point in your life when you feel comfortable with your thighs rubbing together in hot, public places. I am not at that exit yet. I’m on the exit ramp, off to the side, where the truckers park to sleep. I’m not talking about mentally comfortable. In fact, after 20 hours in a […]

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Halloween 2013

October 31, 2013

La la laaaa la la.  We didn’t have our big Halloween bash this year. I’ve been injured and in a foul mood about it, plus we’re leaving for Florida tomorrow, so things just got a little too busy to properly plan a soiree. Unfortunately, that also means that I didn’t have anywhere to don a […]

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If These Spanx Could Talk

October 2, 2013

We spent last weekend at a wedding for one of Andy’s college friends, and it was one of those situations where he was in the wedding, but I was not, and that’s fine. Seriously. The less I need longline strapless bras in my life, the better. They always start off okay, but by hour three, […]

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Monday Morning Makeovers

September 30, 2013

It’s that time again… time for the unveiling of another Curvy Girl Makeover! This time I headed West to the Emerald City, and I had a positively delightful time with Curvy Girl, Tamara. Click here to check out the results!

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Back to School… For Us All

August 15, 2013

Thus begins the ritual of starting off the new school year with pretty clothes that aren’t quite faded yet, bookbags free of the mid-year foot smell and goldfish crumbs, and legitimately clean and styled hair. Because what else do I have to do at 6am? Certainly not body slam three kids into the bed so […]

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Art & Tank Tops Make Me Smile

August 14, 2013

I’m working on a bit of a creative project this week, which usually means stress. Something I do not deal with well and usually translates to scenarios like… Brittany eats all the food. Brittany stays up all night writing a Jerry Maguire manifesto. Brittany googles religious cults. Brittany cuts her own bangs.  But I figured […]

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Huffington Post Live: The Problem with Body Labels

August 8, 2013

Apple. Pear. Hourglass. Do you think these labels are harming women? Verdict: I actually don’t think they are harmful. I think it’s a great baseline to learn about shapes and proportions. Does it suck when it’s just another facet of fashion that women feel like they don’t into? Of course. But for me, it’s all […]

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