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The Statement Coat: Jazzing Up Your Fall & Winter Wardrobe

Oh boy! Old man winter decided to come out early and kick fall in the you know what! All jokes aside, it has been so cold the last few days and nope, I was not ready for it!  With being 8 month pregnant, getting dressed in the morning seems like a constant battle, so I will admit that leggings and a cute sweater have been my go-to wardrobe.  Thank goodness for cute winter outerwear that allows me to camouflage my ho-hum leggings and sweater and transform…

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  • Prepping for baby Micaela

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  • Saving Money While Pregnant

    Ok ladies, let's get real for a second. Babies are expensive! So much so that when I first found out I was pregnant money was all I could think about. As a freelancer you don't necessarily have the comforts of a weekly or biweekly paycheck…

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  • Dressing Your Bump With Non-Maternity Options

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  • No Mom Car For Me: Testing out the new Kia Cadenza

    So ladies, the idea of investing in a new car has been a constant conversation in our house ever since we found out that we were expecting.  I will admit that until recent I didn't know much about cars and living in NY, driving takes a backseat…

  • Pregnant and Fashionable Without Breaking the Bank

    Being pregnant has definitely pushed my fashion and creative juices over the limited. The reality is that as a plus size woman, maternity options are very, VERY limited. Plus as a freelancer and future mom, budget is always a concern. Come on, who wants to spend a…

  • Life Update!

    Good morning my beautiful ladies. If you follow me on social media than you may already know that I made a very special announcement on Sunday. Yes, heyyy_itsbae and I are expecting our first baby together and we are besides ourselves. Now, if you've followed my…

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  • Top 10 Plus Size Swimsuit Deals This Summer

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  • Yes I Am Big, Bold and Beautiful!

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    Every season the "fashion experts" release a list of do's and don'ts. You know what I mean, no white after labor day, plus size women shouldn't wear stripes and short women shouldn't wear culottes. Top; Jeans (similar); Heels  Wearing a 2x in the top and…

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  • Wedding Dress Shopping: 5 Tips for the Plus Size Bride

    Dress: Leah via Anne Barge If you follow me on Instagram then by now you now that I'm engaged!! Yes, he asked and I said yes. Don't worry, soon enough we will share with you the story of how we met and of our engagement…

  • Curvas on Fleek – Why I love My Curves

    Jacket (similar); T-Shirt; Skirt; Shoes      Everyday I thank the man above for the opportunity to do what I do and to be able to meet the amazing women (and men) whose words, stories, wins and loses stay embedded in my heart. Last month the blog turned…

  • Plus Size Spring Trends: Lace

    I must admit I've recently grown a huge affection for lace. Growing up I hated lace.  I guess it reminded me of something old and dingy.  Strangely enough, now I love lace lol! Does that mean I am old and dingy? Hmm, anyway, I just…

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  • Self-Love, Valentine’s Day and The ME Project

    Ladies, Valentine's Day can be very complicated for many us. Whether you are single or in a relationship, it always feels like society is telling us how to love, who to love and of course how to show that love. Well today, as we celebrate…

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    In 2014, I launched the concept of Redefining Healthy – the notion that true internal health and wellbeing comes from a deeper place than just exercising and being active. If you have been following me for a while then you might already know that Redefining…

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