The Beauty of Entitlement

By |2017-06-14T12:50:57-04:00February 25th, 2014|Body|

Yesterday was not a pretty day. I was not feeling it. I was not feeling it at all. I was getting ready for an event and none of my clothes were agreeing with me. Mountains of them all over the closet in protest. Big fucking piles of nope. And since I've been riding high on [...]

House Rule: In These Bodies We Dance

By |2017-06-14T13:42:12-04:00December 16th, 2013|Body, Parenting|

How do I teach my daughter to love her body? Good question, I don't know. It's actually terrifying. I have no experience liking my body before age 29. I failed in elementary school. I bombed in high school. College was a blurry mess. I can't sit here and pretend to have any idea how to [...]

Why I Care About Your Shoes

By |2017-06-14T13:45:57-04:00July 9th, 2013|Body|

I was recently dining with friends, when one of them told me that the work I was doing was just enabling people to be fat. I was a "fat enabler." You know, because if we give them clothes to wear and self esteem, we're basically just encouraging them.... like really fat feral cats. Clearly this [...]

Outfit of the Day: Wool Coat

By |2017-06-14T12:15:30-04:00October 15th, 2012|Fashion, Outerwear|

You know what's funny about hating your body? The way you prioritize things. I never, never shopped for anything fashionable, partly because at the time affordable plus size clothing was still... well, a train wreck, but also because I just wanted to buy things that were comfortable and safe. There were more expensive options back [...]

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Lands’ End & I

By |2017-06-14T12:15:44-04:00September 5th, 2012|Body, Fashion|

As you know, I've been working with Lands' End this year as the Spokesperson for their relaunched Plus Size line. So far, it's been a lot of talking, a lot of traveling, and a lot of learning, for both of us. To date, one of the most amazing aspects of this campaign has been the [...]

Outfit of the Day: Denim Shirt Dress

By |2017-06-14T12:17:42-04:00May 24th, 2012|Dresses, Fashion, Outfit of the Day|

I've spent the better part of 30 years loathing my thighs, so my attempt to embrace shorter dresses has not been without struggle. I wore this outfit to an afternoon of desk side interviews in New York last weekend, and it was the perfect mix of casual and dressy, with some tall boots to keep [...]

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Outfit of the Day: White Jeans

By |2017-06-14T12:17:52-04:00May 16th, 2012|Fashion, Jeans, Outfit of the Day|

I thought I'd start to do little fashion sneak peeks on the occasion I actually dress myself to leave the house. As seen in my most recent Spring Dress Up collection, I love white pants, which is in direct violation to the rule that curvy women should stay away from white and stick to black. [...]

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Fat Girls Shop, too.

By |2017-06-14T12:19:50-04:00January 12th, 2012|Body, Fashion|

I love fashion. Not exactly a profound statement, but for someone who looks like me, and has looked like me growing up, it's been a hard one. Shopping in the Women's section of Sears during grade school wasn't exactly my most fashionable moment. I mean, elastic waist denim slacks are elastic waist denim slacks, there's [...]

Big fat rant.

By |2017-06-14T14:51:08-04:00October 22nd, 2010|Body, Fashion|

It started with a sports bra. When I buy a sports bra, which is essentially just a spandex version of a razorback wireless bra, they either squish my boobs so flat that they ooze out of the armpit holes, or it's so loose, my boobs gush the the center, forming on giant butt crack. So, [...]