Style & Beauty

Swimsuit Bravery?

May 21, 2013

Last week, I casually mentioned I needed to go bathing suit shopping and thousands of people (or maybe just my six remaining friends) told me how “brave” I was. I started worrying about why bravery was required to go bathing suit shopping, and then I remembered that my ass looks like it lives down the […]

Read the full article →

Apple Girl

May 17, 2013

Apple. I know it’s kind of a hard name to hear, I mean, have you looked at an apple lately?  It’s not the sexiest fruit in the produce aisle, but you’re not an apple—you’re an apple shape, and that’s something you can make work (“werk” even).  For starters, you’ve got a great rack and some […]

Read the full article →

Abercrombie & Fitch, aka The In-Crowd

May 7, 2013

It could be the new hashtag, #afhatesfatchicks. Social Media has placed upon our doorsteps the latest in body hate news, Abercrombie & Fitch and their distaste for fat people. No wait, fat girls. Just girls. You see, Abercrombie doesn’t make girls clothes past Large, but goes up to XXL for men. You know, for the […]

Read the full article →

Chelsea McGowan: Picture Perfect Curves

May 3, 2013

Hey you, curvy girl over there, did you know you can be fashionable and have a blast doing it? I think sometimes we forget that, because for so long, the style choices just weren’t there for us. And even as more and more options open up, it’s admittedly a bit of a learning curve trying […]

Read the full article →

You Be The Judge

April 23, 2013

I have 42 dresses clawing for space in my closet these days (coincidentally, that’s one for every year of my life). People have made assumptions about what that means, but the simple truth is that I own 42 dresses because that’s how many I’ve found that fit me. Just like those girls (and by those […]

Read the full article →

Triple Dare: Put On A Bikini, Take A Photo Of Yourself, Publish It On The Internet

March 18, 2013

When Brittany told me this weekend that she A) bought a few bikinis, B) was going to have her picture taken wearing said bikinis, and C) post those pictures on the internet, way too many emotions flowed through my heart. I love my dear friend, and because I love her, I was immediately D) scared […]

Read the full article →

Skincare Through the Ages: Your 40s

February 27, 2013

Hello friends! This will be the last post in the Skincare Through the Ages series. I’m wrapping it up with what I hear is the best age, 40-something women! (At least according to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which in the most recent episode exclaimed that “40 is the new 20!”)  I just turned 33, […]

Read the full article →

Skincare Through The Ages: Your 30s

February 6, 2013

I had relatively few skincare problems until I entered my 30s. But when I turned 30… man, I wished for my perfect 20-something skin. It all started when I got pregnant at 30. Pregnancy does a real number on your skin! I did experience the so-called pregnancy “glow” but I also had a horrible case […]

Read the full article →

To Have Or Not To Have: The Hair Down There

January 29, 2013

Ok guys bear with me here. I have a hard time talking about very personal things. Always have. It took me nearly a year to tell my mom I had started my period, and I only told her because school was over and I could no longer hoard the 10-cent tampons from the bathroom vending […]

Read the full article →

Skincare Through the Ages: Your 20s

January 17, 2013

Ahh. You 20-something girls. Oh, how I envy you. Your smooth creamy skin, your lack of wrinkles, and your ability to stay up all night and still be able to function the next day… I miss those days. Well, not so much those days as that skin. Almost a decade and let’s not mention how […]

Read the full article →