The State of Plus

By |2017-06-14T12:18:06-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Body, Fashion|

I spent last week in New York City. Since I typically travel based on food, going to New York City is a personal favorite, because I can eat like a king at both in world famous restaurants, as well as on almost every street corner. This last trip was especially exciting, not only because I [...]

So much.

By |2017-06-14T16:38:51-04:00March 22nd, 2012|Body, Fashion|

I really haven't talked a ton about our trip to Florida, and that's mostly because over time, vacationing with kids has become a blur of car fights, chain restaurants and overdraft fees. But in summary, we rented a huge house with some good friends and spent the week visiting relatives and having fun.  It was [...]

Playing Dress Up

By |2017-06-14T13:49:29-04:00February 21st, 2012|Body, Covet, Fashion|

The hardest part of this whole liking my body thing was learning how to dress it. I spent way too many years hating clothes and fashion to all of a sudden enjoy it, so getting to that place took a couple of steps. 1. I very realistically float between a size 12 and a size [...]

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 [...]

My 2011 TED Talk

By |2017-06-14T14:29:56-04:00November 20th, 2011|Body, Fashion, Press, Swim|

It's finally here, my 2011 TED Talk. I haven't watched it, because in my head, everything about it felt perfect. It's been almost 4 months, I feel the exact same level of confidence now as I did then.  To this day, it is still the most raw, honest, surreal and life changing moment of my [...]

Day 1 of Brittany’s Favorite Things…bearing in mind, she has ridiculously low standards.

By |2017-06-14T16:09:21-04:00April 26th, 2011|Fashion, Giveaways|

"You don't even count as a person until you're 30." -Audrey Binkowski It's not that I am going to be thirty, per say. I mean yes, in two days, I will be thirty.  No longer twenty anything.  Thirty. Three.  Oh. Every birthday from hence fourth will only bring me another, larger, thirty something number, that [...]

Fat girl. Skinny jeans.

By |2017-06-14T12:21:03-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Body, Fashion, Jeans, Musings|

I was never cut out for the convent. I matured very early. The boobs, while not ideal for God's work, were perfect for getting me teased through junior high and felt up in high school. But, they came with a price. A foundation made of huge thighs. I have been called thunder thighs exactly two [...]

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, [...]