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Sale Alert and Coupon Code: Universal Standard

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored, but contains affiliate links. I was offered 3 of the articles in this article. If you buy through my links, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work. UPDATE: 04/30/21: You can now purchase all Universal Standard sales on this page. Add 1 item to your cart, get 10% off; 2 items, get 20% off; 3 items, get 30% off – PLUS use my promo code AUTHEMMIE10 for an extra 10% off your order. There is one day left. TL; DR:… Read More »Sale Alert and Coupon Code: Universal Standard

To the Girl Who Wants to Become a Writer

  Writing is magic. Period! It’s hard work, but once you’re good at it you have so much power in your hands. You can help someone see something from a different perspective. You can inspire someone. You can make someone feel seen, heard and loved. It is also a way for you to honor your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. One of the most important things I did to hone my writing skills was to take a class on Masterclass. Here are some of the badasses on Masterclass that will help you hone your writing magic. 1. Amy Tan Amy… Read More »To the Girl Who Wants to Become a Writer

Plus Size Kentucky Derby Outfit Ideas

It’s so surreal that it’s already Kentucky Derby time here in Louisville after last year’s weirdness with Derby in September and limited spectators. The majority of the big parties and festivities were still scaled down or virtual this year, so the energy of the social event of the year in this area is extinguished. Still, people are going this year in a much bigger way than allowed last year and I can’t wait to see the fashion! I have a feeling people are going to take it a step further, which is exactly what I want to do after being… Read More »Plus Size Kentucky Derby Outfit Ideas

Plus Size Summer Outfit Ideas

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored, but contains affiliate links. If you buy through my links, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work. Last week I took an Instagram Story takeover with Lane Bryant with 4 summer looks from their Americana collection. While selecting the items, I tried to find outfits for various occasions. I always appreciate Lane Bryant because it’s one of the few stores where I know something will fit. They have all styles up to 28W, and now offer selected styles up to… Read More »Plus Size Summer Outfit Ideas

12 Years of Blogging

Today marks my 12th blogging anniversary. This is my 1,499th blog post, and the changes that have taken place in all of it are mind-boggling. Needless to say, life at 40 is a lot different from what I might have imagined at 28. I don’t even know if people understand what blogging is anymore, since it’s all about social media these days. Grandma Internet, at your service! This space started out as a weight loss blog. Fresh out of being rejected from The biggest loser auditions, I was determined to do something to lose weight. To gain validation. To measure… Read More »12 Years of Blogging

Overcoming Negative Body Talk: Sweat Edition

A few weeks ago I was in a situation where my mind was telling a negative story about my body so quickly it made anyone dizzy. The stories we tell each other are the deepest, and I have worked for a long time to try to minimize the impacts of those. It is not a muscle that has grown rapidly, despite my best efforts to achieve body neutrality. In this situation, I couldn’t stop the negative self-talk from escalating into bodily shame, BUT I was able to catch it, identify the root, and overcome it before it affected my actions.… Read More »Overcoming Negative Body Talk: Sweat Edition

What I Wore: Plus Size Summer Outfits

Hi friends! I don’t know where the weather is going this year and I don’t like that feeling… but here we are in July. As we established in my last post, I hate to sweat and try to make sure my outfits are fit for the season. I’m not a big fan of shorts, but I’ve finally found a pair of shorts that I love to wear. They are available in sizes XXS-3X and 20% off when you add them to your cart today (7/4). Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links which means if you buy something through them I… Read More »What I Wore: Plus Size Summer Outfits

Safari Chic with Lane Bryant

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. Thank you for supporting my work here. It’s hot today (literally) with a summer outfit option that isn’t a dress (what ?!) and that will also transition into cooler weather. Lane Bryant has some awesome new stuff right now, I share a look that’s subtly influenced by safari. Square neck tank top, wear 26/28, available in sizes 10-40Wide linen pull-on pants, wearing size 28, available in sizes 12-28 and smallSafari chic geo earringsBlack Geo Cat Eye SunglassesSafari chic woven braceletTrendy Safari Chic Snake Print Ring This top is as comfortable as a… Read More »Safari Chic with Lane Bryant

Universal Standard Sample Sale

Disclosure: I made a sponsored post for Instagram for this sale, but wanted to share here as well. I am not getting paid for this post, however there are affiliate links. This means that if you click and order something through them I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. These commissions help me continue my work here, and I greatly appreciate the support! Today is the official start of the Sale of universal standard samples, where every item is on sale – some up to 75% off. The Universal Standard size range cannot be matched,… Read More »Universal Standard Sample Sale

Norw8 Brings A Unique Spin To The Big & Tall T-Shirt Category

Bratislava, Slovakia is probably not the first place that comes to mind when you think of tall and tall clothes. Martin Zelinka is working to change that with his recently launched brand, NORW8. Tired of wearing t-shirts that didn’t offer the coverage or style he was looking for, Zelinka took matters into their own hands, designing shirts with unique prints and a fit designed for larger bodies. The brand offers t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts from 2X to 7X. Exclusive! Get 15% off NORW8 with code: CHUBSTR15 He talks to Chubstr about what makes his brand unique, what he believes is… Read More »Norw8 Brings A Unique Spin To The Big & Tall T-Shirt Category

See The Very Best Big & Tall Deals From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started and that means you can buy a lot of clothes in your size for not a lot of money. With a huge inventory of clothing, shoes, and accessories, and sizes up to 6XL and 58, there’s a good chance you’ll find something you like (if you’re moving fast – items tend to sell during this sale). We’ve put together a list of the great and great offers from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that you don’t want to miss. Ted Baker Camra Ikat Short Sleeve Striped Camp Shirt Get into the summer camp shirt craze,… Read More »See The Very Best Big & Tall Deals From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Fat Trunk Big & Tall Jeans Introduces Black Denim

When Fat Trunk Jeans officially launched late last year, they told the world about their goal of making you feel sexy when you put on a pair of their big jeans. The world responded with a resounding “hell yes” and bought up all of the company’s inventory. If you missed it, the Fat Trunk big & tall jeans are back in stock with sizes 38-60 and a new black denim option. Hello, black denim Everyone needs a good pair of black jeans, so add that new wash to the Indigo Fat Trunk launched with perfect meaning. Made with a blend… Read More »Fat Trunk Big & Tall Jeans Introduces Black Denim

HOW TO STYLE PLUS SIZE MOM JEANS — Natalie in the City

I started dabbling in plus size mom jeans over the summer and I wasn’t really crazy about them, and I didn’t want to be. However, ever since Gen Z spoke out against skinny jeans, I’ve kind of been forced to give plus size mom jeans another chance. Are plus size mom jeans flattering? The short answer: no. However, I am so overdressed for flattery, as are many tall women. Flattering clothes are meant to slim or minimize our figure, and so obviously baggy mom jeans aren’t going to hug and hug all the curves like our beloved skinny jeans. So… Read More »HOW TO STYLE PLUS SIZE MOM JEANS — Natalie in the City

Choosing The Perfect Dress for a Wedding

When it comes to choosing your perfect wedding outfit, the first thing to remember is that there really are no rules. Ultimately, your marriage should be about you and what you love – if that doesn’t fit into the usual tradition, that’s okay. If you’re attending someone else’s wedding, you’ll probably want to avoid wearing white, but other than that, picking out the perfect dress for a wedding shouldn’t be a chore. Start early Whether you are buying a dress as a guest at a wedding or are the bride, the trick is to start early. For such an important… Read More »Choosing The Perfect Dress for a Wedding

Different Ways To See The World

There are so many places I would love to visit that I wouldn’t know where to stay when it comes to making a travel wish list. I actually haven’t traveled much which I would really like to change at some point. I thought I would look into the different ways of seeing the world and it’s amazing that there is so much to choose from. Go on a cruise I think a cruise would be an amazing way to see the world. I feel like the glamor of a cruise besides visiting different parts of the world is something I… Read More »Different Ways To See The World

The Importance of Making Lasting Memories

If the last year and a half has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is promised. I still remember sitting on the sofa and hearing the announcement that the UK would go into lockdown and our movements would be restricted – what a moving night it was! Of course, the next 18 months were not easy for any of us and we all had to get through them as best we could; and for me, part of that was having fond memories to look back on; which gave me something to look forward to. Create new memories One of the… Read More »The Importance of Making Lasting Memories

Ways To Make Money With Minimal Effort

When it comes to being rich, many of us dream of winning the lottery and other ways to increase our bank balance without any effort on our part. However, all thoughts are quickly swept away by the fact that earning large sums of money usually involves hard work. However, here are a few ways to make money with minimal effort. Actions and actions If you have the money to invest, you can talk to a financial investor about ways to invest in stocks. With this type of passive income, it is important to recognize that there is a risk with… Read More »Ways To Make Money With Minimal Effort

Book Review – You’re Going To Be A Dad

I am starting to think about gifts for Christmas and want to buy loved ones. As you know from previous posts, we don’t always give massive giveaways in my family, instead we opt for smaller, thoughtful giveaways or going out together. However, I have friends to buy from and I also like to shop for gifts. In fact, I really love shopping for gifts for people, especially when you’ve seen something that you know they’re going to like and you’re buying it just for that reason, not because it’s a special occasion. . When Daddilife contacted me to ask if… Read More »Book Review – You’re Going To Be A Dad

AD – Earning Cashback With My Money Pocket

I would like to think of myself as a really savvy buyer. I am always looking for the best deals using comparison sites, discount codes and most importantly cashback from My money pocket, (Make sure you register via this link because it is my reference!). There is nothing better than earning money for purchases you have already made. It is literally the easiest free money there is. Why my pocket money? What stands out the most about the My Money Pocket cashback site is that they really promote that you get the best price using discount codes as well, while… Read More »AD – Earning Cashback With My Money Pocket

Plus Size Swimwear Above Size 24W: Where to Shop

Buying a swimsuit is frustrating for almost everyone, and for us plus size women it’s a wild hunt for something that gives us the coverage, support, and size range we need. While inclusive swimming options have slowly improved over the years, the same can’t be said for those who fall into the wider range, on a 22/24. I fall into this category as size 26/28, and the number of websites I have visited are screaming SIZE INCLUSIVE literally not include me. Looking at you, Summersalt with your “Every Body is a Summersalt Body” campaign. Bodies don’t stop at a size… Read More »Plus Size Swimwear Above Size 24W: Where to Shop

AD – Cliphair Launch Wedding Stylist Competition To Win £500!

The brides are back: Cliphair launches wedding stylist competition Now that weddings are allowed, Cliphair has launched its Brides Are Back campaign with a competition for wedding stylists. Cliphair Find wedding stylists to enter their competition to win £ 500, with finalists receiving £ 100 and £ 50 vouchers. They will also feature the best entries on their website and social media. Stylists can enter the contest by creating and submitting their bridal hairstyles on social media using the hashtag #wearecliphairbridal. Visit their Cliphair competition page for details on how to enter (plus terms and conditions). Here’s what they’re looking… Read More »AD – Cliphair Launch Wedding Stylist Competition To Win £500!

Evans Rebrand – Plus Size Try On

Evans has always been my go-to for wide shoes and leggings, that’s all. I call Evans the original grease store, it’s the first plus size store I can remember and somewhere I’ve always shopped, but not because it was the hippest place or the best. options. Quite simply because it has always been there and is reliable for the basics. This isn’t the place where I would tell people to go for a fancy outfit or even keep checking out, but now Evans has been bought by City Chic, things have changed dramatically. The new Evans rebrand is really very… Read More »Evans Rebrand – Plus Size Try On

AD – 9 Amazing Gifts For Christmas 2021 From Wicked Uncle

It may not even be fall yet, but there are only four paydays between now and Christmas, so starting your Christmas shopping now is the best way to make sure everyone gets exactly what he wants this Christmas. Whether you have children of your own or are the preferred extended family member, if you have children in your life to buy, it can be difficult to know where to start when shopping for gifts. Here is 9 amazing gifts of Wicked Uncle for Christmas 2021 to give you some starting ideas. Stupid Deaths: The Frightfully Funny Board Game I am… Read More »AD – 9 Amazing Gifts For Christmas 2021 From Wicked Uncle

AD – My-Picture Personalised Photo Gifts

What better gift than a gift with your own pictures on it? I tried new things at My-Image.co.uk and I am amazed by the quality! I already knew the quality was good from the the last time I worked with My-Picture and I accidentally got lion sized portraits of my cats. At least it made everyone laugh! This time, I was reasonable and opted for a selection of practical tote bags, their new poster prints and a personalized cover. I also had a discount code: SAVE 25 WITH GEORGINA for 25% off, see terms and conditions below. Tote bags These… Read More »AD – My-Picture Personalised Photo Gifts

AD How Being Disabled Affects Daily Life

I love to use my platform to educate people about disabilities, chronic pain, and illnesses. I have talked a lot about disability on my blog and on my social networks, offering support for people with disabilities and suggestions and advice for things like finding a wheelchair or taking a PIP assessment. Today I want to speak directly to able-bodied people and give you insight into everyday life when you have a disability. I will be talking about my own experiences as a person with chronic pain from nerve damage and CFS / ME. It should be borne in mind that… Read More »AD How Being Disabled Affects Daily Life

Beauticurve – 30 Days of Reels #1 of 30

I can’t believe I decided to start over but… I can. I will be making a daily link here on the blog for easy access. You can always refer here if you need links to something or just want some styling ideas. Since it’s the first day of fall, I wanted to style a white dress that you would typically wear in the summer in 3 different ways for fall. Who Said You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day? White dress / Denim jacket / Checked shirt / Boots White dress / Earrings / Duster / Ankle boots White dress… Read More »Beauticurve – 30 Days of Reels #1 of 30

HOW AN UPLIFT STANDING DESK IMPROVED MY MOOD & PRODUCTIVITY — Natalie in the City

I’m always working. After serving my first cup of coffee around 6 a.m., my workday begins and may not end until around 11 p.m. some evenings. And since you’re probably wondering … I’m wearing the printed Palazzo pants from Eloquii! Since the start of the pandemic, I have been fortunate to be able to triple my workload between my 9 to 5 job, my freelance career and my blog. And until a few weeks ago, I spent most of those hours sitting at my desk in pain, boredom, and discomfort. So I decided it was time for me to have… Read More »HOW AN UPLIFT STANDING DESK IMPROVED MY MOOD & PRODUCTIVITY — Natalie in the City

MY MODERN FERTILITY HORMONE TEST REVIEW & RESULTS AS SOMEONE WITH PCOS — Natalie in the City

As someone with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), I have been worried about fertility for a long time, even though I had never examined my fertility hormones or even explored PCOS in depth. And the reason I didn’t take the initiative to dig deeper into these things was because I was scared. I have always been a fairly healthy person, but of course as a plus size woman I encounter many obstacles like weight bias in medicine when it comes to getting full and fair care from a doctor. And when I tried to deepen my diagnosis of PCOS, many doctors… Read More »MY MODERN FERTILITY HORMONE TEST REVIEW & RESULTS AS SOMEONE WITH PCOS — Natalie in the City

PLUS SIZE CLOTHING TO GET DURING NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2021 PREVIEW — Natalie in the City

Every year I keep an eye out for the coolest and most stylish Nordstrom Anniversary Sale plus size clothing! This sale is a great opportunity to find plus size basics such as plus size loungewear, jeans, plus size bras and panties, dresses, plus size shorts and more! And now is an even more exciting time to buy the Nordstrom 2021 Anniversary Sale as there are more size options than ever before! Here are some of my favorite plus size brands to check out at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (you can click on the brand name to go straight to their… Read More »PLUS SIZE CLOTHING TO GET DURING NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2021 PREVIEW — Natalie in the City

EBY: BEST SEAMLESS UNDERWEAR FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN — Natalie in the City

Let’s start this blog post the only way I know of … keeping it 100% real with you. I don’t like to wear underwear. If I have a choice … I will commando. But because doing commandos is not very conducive to wearing my favorite outfits and for the simple fact that I live in an apartment with wall-to-wall windows, I have to wear plus size underwear. And I reluctantly wore panties that were “okay” until I got my hands on a free pair of seamless underwear from EBY. a few years ago at CURVYcon in New York. And I… Read More »EBY: BEST SEAMLESS UNDERWEAR FOR PLUS SIZE WOMEN — Natalie in the City

MY SLEEP ROUTINE ON A BIG FIG MATTRESS MADE FOR BIGGER FIGURES — Natalie in the City

It was in 2016 when I discovered the Big Fig mattress. Before that, I had never thought about how my tall body and figure could affect the way I slept, especially if I slept on mattresses that were not made for me. I was actually one of the first people to sleep on a Big Fig mattress and since 2016 I have only slept on anything else. And while so much has changed since 2016 – from living on my own to moving in with my boyfriend – my Big Fig got me through it all. Recently my boyfriend Terry… Read More »MY SLEEP ROUTINE ON A BIG FIG MATTRESS MADE FOR BIGGER FIGURES — Natalie in the City

PLUS SIZE WIDE LEG PANTS I AM CRUSHING ON — Natalie in the City

My favorite item of clothing for the past two months has been plus size wide leg pants. I’ve always been a skinny jeans type girl. Even when I wore plus size work pants, they were fitted to the ankle and had a skinny silhouette. However, recently I discovered my love for wide pants. I guess I felt like wide pants weren’t made for my short, curvy figure, for a lot of reasons. The number one reason I stayed away from loose pants was because I dressed for “flattery”. This means that if it didn’t make my body contoured, I wasn’t… Read More »PLUS SIZE WIDE LEG PANTS I AM CRUSHING ON — Natalie in the City

Plus Size NYFW – Trendy Curvy

I love this time of year because of two things. The first is that the beginning of September always brings all the fall fashion. This is my absolute favorite season when it comes to style, color palette. etc. This time of year also kicks off Fashion Month with a flurry of fashion shows from town to town. I usually travel to New York and attend Fashion Week, but this year I’m home in LA and I’m missing out on all the festivities. I started to think, just because I can’t be there doesn’t mean I can’t give a few glances.… Read More »Plus Size NYFW – Trendy Curvy

Are You The Next DXL Big & Tall Model?

Do you have what it takes to be the next great DXL model? Earlier this month, the company launched The Big Model Search, offering aspiring models the chance to win a $ 1,000 gift card, a professional photoshoot, and appear in a DXL ad campaign. Here’s how to get into The Big Model Search Own DXL clothes? Throw them away and start taking pictures. The company specifically wants to see you in clothing purchased from their brands. Choose your favorites and upload them to the model search page. Then fill out the form to tell DXL what you are wearing… Read More »Are You The Next DXL Big & Tall Model?

More Summer Plus Size Outfits

Hi friends! Last month I took a snapshot of the outfits I was wearing but didn’t take a picture for a full post. I was cleaning my wrap for the next vacation and found more to share. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links which means if you buy something through them I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only present articles that I like and appreciate the support. You can read more about how bloggers make money here. Glitter wonder We’re going to start with a bang – a sequined kaftan. I bought it for… Read More »More Summer Plus Size Outfits

Old Navy Expands Plus Sizes In-Store

In news that has been whispered by people who have heard from store associates AND success with the combination of plus sizes and ‘normal’ sizes for women on their website, Old Navy announced today that it will have all sizes * in all stores, with parity price. Photo: Vieille Marine You can read the press release here, as well as a little more background on the Plus market here. Strengths of the BODÉGALITÉ Old Navy: Starting at the end of the week, Old Navy will be offering sizes 0-28 and XS-4X for all of its in-store items. Sizes 00 and… Read More »Old Navy Expands Plus Sizes In-Store

What I Wore: Plus Size Beach Outfits

I’m going out on a beach vacation and thought I would share a few quick outfits as some people have asked for links on Instagram. I’ll recap the vacation soon, but first I need to filter all photos and videos. In typical form, I overpacked. I know I’m not alone – more options are always better! Here are some of the looks that managed to get out of the suitcase and into the sun. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links which means if you buy something through them I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I… Read More »What I Wore: Plus Size Beach Outfits

Athleta Friends & Family Sale

The Athleta Friends & Family sale is launched! From September 9 (8 for cardholders) through September 13, friends and family can take advantage of 20% off their purchases – see how below. The Athleta location closest to me in the Paddock Shops in Louisville, KY invited me to the store to try things out and share on the sale. This post is not sponsored, but I got 3 coins in exchange for an Instagram post… but I also bought things! (And TBH, plan to go back for a few more pieces that I kept thinking about.) There are affiliate links… Read More »Athleta Friends & Family Sale

Girl With Curves Launches at QVC

Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links which means if you buy something through them I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only present articles that I like and appreciate the support. You can read more about how bloggers make money here. I’ve been a blogger / content creator since 2012, and when I think of the names of OG bloggers from that time period, one of the first to come to mind is Tanesha Awasthi from Girl With Curves. We were here blogging (before Instagram) when a lot of people didn’t understand what a “blog”… Read More »Girl With Curves Launches at QVC

Plus Size Peloton: 1 Year Review

Today I have reached 300 laps on my Peloton bike, 1 year after it arrived at my doorstep. What I feared could be a huge waste of money and a pandemic panic buy turned out to be one of the best things I have done for myself. I want to be clear and say that this is not necessarily the platoon it’s life changing – it’s the ability to recognize that exercise without a weight loss goal is meaningful, fulfilling, and can lead to steady, lasting movement. This discovery of the joyful movement was the breakthrough, and the Peloton bike… Read More »Plus Size Peloton: 1 Year Review

Thing Of The Week: YETI Fall 2021 Collection

If you couldn’t get your hands on YETI’s 15th anniversary cooler before it sold out, you can still pick up items from their new fall 2021 collection, with new special edition colors. Harvest (red), Highlands (green) and Sharptail (taupe) are inspired by the tastes, sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Each shade represents a specific aspect of nature. Highlands draws inspiration from the green hills of Scotland, Harvest draws inspiration from the deep colors of fine red wine and Sharptail evokes memories of prairie skies. You’ll find an assortment of coolers, tumblers, backpacks, jugs and more, available in Harvest… Read More »Thing Of The Week: YETI Fall 2021 Collection

Step One Big & Tall Underwear Puts A Focus On Fit

The big and tall underwear game is pretty competitive right now. More and more brands are appearing each month, offering their own take on tall and tall boxers and boxers. A crowded market can make it difficult to stand out from the crowd. Underwear brand Step One believes the focus on fit, ethical construction and a light marketing campaign gives them an edge, with sizes up to 6XL in boxers and 2XL in boxers. Construction and fit Step One offers thoughtful features that make their underwear more comfortable. With features like Ultraglyde panels that stop thigh friction and keep legs… Read More »Step One Big & Tall Underwear Puts A Focus On Fit

Thing of the Week: Merrell Hydro Moc for Wide Feet

Camping and hiking season is in full swing and you need a shoe that works just as well on the campground as it does on the trail. Step into the Merrell Hydro Moc – the hybrid water shoe you never thought you needed. The injected EVA shoe may remind you of Crocs, but Crocs don’t hold the candle to those bad boys. Merrell says the Hydro Moc is versatile, supportive, and specially designed for trails that take you in and out of the water. I put them to the test on a weekend hike at Tamanawas Falls, Oregon to see… Read More »Thing of the Week: Merrell Hydro Moc for Wide Feet

Here’s What’s In Our Latest Stitch Fix Big & Tall Box

After more than a year of not really having to think about your style, we’re taking action to get back into the world. For many of us, that means thinking about what you wear and creating new looks. A big & tall Stitch Fix box can help you do just that, with sizes up to 3X and 48 in size. Take a look at my last post below. How Stitch Fix Big & Tall Works It’s easy to get started with Stitch Fix. Create an account and share your size and style preferences. Tell the company what you are looking… Read More »Here’s What’s In Our Latest Stitch Fix Big & Tall Box

Here Are The Best Big & Tall Deals for Labor Day 2021

Labor Day is upon us, and I hope you are doing anything but work. If you’re looking for clothes that fit you, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of the best deals you’ll find on shoes, accessories, plus size menswear and more. Looked: DXL Up to 60% off shirts, t-shirts, shorts and sportswear – sizes up to 8XL Buy DXL Merrell Get ready for fall with 20% off bestsellers – sizes up to 15, a few wide options available Shop Merrell Target Get 20% Off Select Clothing Tall and Tall with the Target Circle App – Sizes up to… Read More »Here Are The Best Big & Tall Deals for Labor Day 2021

Heavy Conversation: Two New Brands You Need To See

A new episode of the Heavy Conversation podcast has just been released, and it’s all about fall beer and new clothing brands. Jody also introduces us to a new way to deal with a nasty hangover. Listen above or subscribe to Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Photo: Collective of girlfriends Collective girlfriend Don’t be fooled by the name – Girlfriend Collective’s ethical sportswear comes in male, female, and gender-neutral options. The brand’s selection includes shorts, t-shirts, joggers, windbreakers, hoodies and more, with a variety of colors and sizes up to 6X. See… Read More »Heavy Conversation: Two New Brands You Need To See

1k Twitch Party (Live DJ Set by ME!) — TY ALEXANDER

Instagram reminded me that a year ago I had just finished a DJ class with DJs Quick And Eazy here in Baltimore. I affectionately call this part of my life my 40s baby. But … I hadn’t realized how much I needed this. My midlife experience is filled with late night musical discoveries and out of tune chants on my favorite high school jams. Now I share what I learned and stream my DJ sets 2-3 times a week on Tic with 50 or more people in our Rich Life Lounge. I mean !!! ⁣ AND I reached 1000 subscribers… Read More »1k Twitch Party (Live DJ Set by ME!) — TY ALEXANDER

3 Things Everyone Should Know About Women’s History Month — TY ALEXANDER

March is Women’s History Month, so we’re looking at the question “Who’s running the world?” Girls ”energy extra hard (because we already live our everyday lives with energy, right?) Let’s celebrate by learning some facts about Women’s History Month and celebrating all of the things we are not afraid to do. 1.we are not afraid to ask for more In 1909, the United States celebrated its first Women’s Day in New York City. Just one day. 70 years later, the day turned into a week in an effort to draw more attention to women’s contributions to history… because could you… Read More »3 Things Everyone Should Know About Women’s History Month — TY ALEXANDER

Shows to Watch if You Miss Traveling

  It’s been over a year since this perpendicular started, so I know you miss traveling. And I know you’ve dreamed of where you want to travel to, so here are some shows to binge-watch in the meantime. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in a new language and a good story or just some good views, Netflix has a ton of options for you. 1. Call my agent! Either dust off your French studies in high school, or launch these subtitles, because this show is set in Paris. It is an artistic agency, the people who work there… Read More »Shows to Watch if You Miss Traveling

Help me honor mother & name a research project in her name — TY ALEXANDER

During the 10 week campaign, from April 9 to June 19, 2021, my goal is to raise $ 50,000 in honor of a mother who lost her battle with lymphoma in 2013. Your donation that will go directly to LLS to support its long-standing mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Since 2017, LLS has helped advance 56 of the 66 FDA-approved blood cancer treatments! More recently, treatment has been approved for adults with multiple myeloma. Our vision and investment in research to help #FightBloodCancer are paying off…… Read More »Help me honor mother & name a research project in her name — TY ALEXANDER

The One Collection You Need For Damaged Hair — TY ALEXANDER

What I love most about this collection is that it easily reverses hair damage just as well as a $ 60 treatment with products like Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment and Intense. Rescue Shot. Name a person who doesn’t like to save money… I’ll wait (lol). From the first wash, my hair was instantly shiny, soft and frizz-free. The absence of frizz has been a goal of mine since I started training. Something about sweating 3 days a week turned my hair into a moisture magnet. And I don’t like it! Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment is a lightweight conditioner… Read More »The One Collection You Need For Damaged Hair — TY ALEXANDER

5 Steps To Waking Up Earlier — TY ALEXANDER

1. Establish a bedtime routine You might be thinking, “I’m an adult, I don’t need a bedtime routine. First of all: yes you do! Second: bedtime routines are the best, especially for adults. Try using the “bedtime” feature on your phone (if you have an iPhone) and set a bedtime AND a time for your phone to go into “do not disturb” mode. It will happen automatically every day so you don’t have to think about it. Because we all know if we were to manually continue to do no bother every night, we’d be like, “Just a few more… Read More »5 Steps To Waking Up Earlier — TY ALEXANDER

5 Habits to Hold Onto Post-Pandemic — TY ALEXANDER

As vaccines roll out, life as we know it seems to be fast approaching. For some, this can be a point of anxiety. We’ve been out of those old routines for over a year. Whether you are eager to get back to work in person or be part of a large group for the first time since the start of the pandemic, there will be a lot you will need to adjust to. And maybe you are in a hurry to get back to where you are now and dive in, eager to hug everyone you see. Whatever your perspective,… Read More »5 Habits to Hold Onto Post-Pandemic — TY ALEXANDER

Due Process Was Served, Not Justice (Bonus Podcast Ep 1) — TY ALEXANDER

LISTEN HERE: ITUNES | SPOTIFY I created Self Care IRL to give you tangible ways to create joy and happiness. But sometimes I’m so crippled by my own quest for perfection that these messages don’t reach you. So I created a new series in the Self Care IRL podcast called Soul Dumps. Soul Discharges will be my in the moment of very rapid mental vomiting or confessions about current events and events in life. I usually do this on my Instagram Stories, but thought they could be powerful as a quick listen for you here on the podcast. This week… Read More »Due Process Was Served, Not Justice (Bonus Podcast Ep 1) — TY ALEXANDER

#DanceForDenny 12-Hour Fundraising Concert — TY ALEXANDER

As many of you know, my mom Denny Brown won her wings on 4/28/2013 after a short battle with lymphoma. There were a lot of support systems that helped me take care of my mom, but one that is very special to me is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I brought in some of my favorite DJs to help me celebrate and honor it today with a 12 hour benefit concert. You can stay all day and work and hide with us OR come in and out whenever you want. Click on here at 12 p.m. to watch from your… Read More »#DanceForDenny 12-Hour Fundraising Concert — TY ALEXANDER

Mess Retail Shop Saturday’s — TY ALEXANDER

Who likes to have good music and good vibes while shopping? I know you do. This Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Mess in a Bottle will host the Mess Retail Shop Saturdays. Join the party at 602 N. Howard St. Suite C, Baltimore, MD 21201. Your favorite DJ (me, of course) will be DJing from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST, so be sure to drop by and say hi! You’ve heard me talk about the Mess in a Bottle brand before. Inspired by the idea of ​​messages in a bottle, this shop sells t-shirts… Read More »Mess Retail Shop Saturday’s — TY ALEXANDER

4 Fun Ways to Hack Your Wellness Journey — TY ALEXANDER

You know that meditation is good for your general well-being, but have you ever engaged in regular practice? Have you ever tried it once? Are you completely lost on what mindfulness is? This course provides useful context for these practices, how you can apply them in your daily life, and what the benefits are. PLUS, it gives you seven guided meditations to try. Which Masterclass are you going to try first? Share on social media and tag me @tyalexander on Instagram and @lovetyalexander on Twitter. Want to see more fun classes offered on Masterclass? Check out these blog posts …… Read More »4 Fun Ways to Hack Your Wellness Journey — TY ALEXANDER

BlogHer’s VOTY 100 Wellness Champion — TY ALEXANDER

You know I’m all about celebrating wins big and small because… 2020. This week I have a literal win to share with you. BlogHer’s VOTY 100 celebrates women who create amazing work in a variety of fields (refer to themselves). It is an honor to be seen and recognized for the work we do. It’s also a reminder to take a break and reflect on the accomplishments. Celebrate with me and check out the interview I did below and make sure you also discover all the other winners! Spread the love! Click here (914) 540-6294 and send me one of… Read More »BlogHer’s VOTY 100 Wellness Champion — TY ALEXANDER

Waiting for an Apology? Do This Instead!

  LISTEN TO EP11: ITUNES | SPOTIFY Are you waiting for an apology from a friend or colleague? No ! Because what happens when you don’t get the apology you think you deserve. History has shown us that even if it is for something trivial, you are more likely to forgive and forget when you are offered an apology. Bottom line: people don’t like to feel abused. In today IRL Podcast on Personal Care episode, we’ll learn why it’s wiser to move on than wait for an apology, and how you can take the first step. Hear 9 Must-Have Tips… Read More »Waiting for an Apology? Do This Instead!

Bright Sparks with Yellow — TY ALEXANDER

Yellow is a non-profit organization founded by Pharrell Williams with a mission to equalize the opportunities of all children through education. Their Summer of Innovation Bright Sparks series features people making things in the world and I had the honor of being the guest of an IG Live chat. We are talking about well-being, entrepreneurship and living in the moment. We are even discussing my own school experiences and my hopes for the kids in school right now. In case you missed it, you can watch a replay here and check out some nuggets of wisdom below. “There’s a lot… Read More »Bright Sparks with Yellow — TY ALEXANDER

3 Powerful Reasons You Should Try Something New — TY ALEXANDER

For those of you who listen to my Twitch streams every week, first of all, I see you and like you. It’s always party time in the chat. Second, I hope you can see the joy that the DJ brings to me. Even when the tech is in trouble and tries to stop our party, I have a blast. There is a childlike joy that cannot be contained when you try something new. Let this joy come into your life! Tell me… when was the last time you tried something new? I want to hear about it. Share on social… Read More »3 Powerful Reasons You Should Try Something New — TY ALEXANDER

9 Affirmations to Help You Through the Week — TY ALEXANDER

Are you struggling with negative self-persuasion? How do you feel after speaking negatively about yourself? Not great, I’m sure. What if you chose to speak positively about yourself instead? Our words have incredible power, so let’s channel it for positivity, growth, and happiness. Here are some of my favorite affirmations to recite. I learn to be grateful for what I have while being excited for what is yet to come. Every thought, prayer and intention that I send and send works for me. I manifest. As if by magic and miraculously, things are happening for me. Everything that happens serves… Read More »9 Affirmations to Help You Through the Week — TY ALEXANDER

5 Simple Ways To Feel Like You’re On Vacation — TY ALEXANDER

Would you like to be in a swim-up bar to relax without responsibilities right now? Of course you do! Do you want to know how you can bring this joy into your daily life? Buy yourself a few of these little umbrellas for your drink and maybe even treat yourself to some new glasses for your fancy drinks. The biggest benefit of being an adult is knowing that these little umbrellas make you happy and being able to not just make them a vacation extravaganza. Make it happen! How are you going to make each day a vacation? Share on… Read More »5 Simple Ways To Feel Like You’re On Vacation — TY ALEXANDER

5 Statement Making Boohoo USA Plus Size Outfits

When it comes to on-trend plus size clothing, Boohoo USA plus size clothing stepped up its game. This summer they produced better quality clothing and sizes. When it comes to plus size Boohoo clothing, it can be very hit or miss. Sometimes the fit is not quite right. And sometimes the styles can be a bit off. However, over the past couple of years, they’ve created some really stylish pieces. Today I’m going to show you some trendy spring / summer outfits from Boohoo. Recently, I worked with the brand on the Stylish Curves youtube channel. I created 4 looks… Read More »5 Statement Making Boohoo USA Plus Size Outfits

10 Sexy Plus Size Swimsuits That Will Have You Feeling Yourself

The whole world is ready for a well-deserved vacation. After being confined for an entire year, this summer, taking a vacation is high on everyone’s to-do list. I guess if you take a vacation it will involve a beach or a pool. Am I right? Well if you are going to the clear blue waters you will need some sexy plus size swimsuits. ** This article contains affiliate links where we receive a small commission on your clicks and / or purchases Plus Size Swimsuits Got A Major Upgrade When it comes to plus size swimsuits, some serious progress has… Read More »10 Sexy Plus Size Swimsuits That Will Have You Feeling Yourself

Behind The Music Inside Our Wellness — TY ALEXANDER

LISTEN TO EP 24: ITUNES | SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE I am very happy to bring wellness content to my Twitch family. This is the second live podcast event (the first was with Kobe Campbell on Trauma Healing and you should check it out here). This is my first time doing a live podcast on Twitch! When I started to get closer to The Real DJ AK47, we both noticed how our stories are so incredibly similar. In this conversation, we celebrate our mothers by talking about our love for them, reflecting on the loss, and unboxing our tools for healing… Read More »Behind The Music Inside Our Wellness — TY ALEXANDER

These Are Our Fave Pieces From Diarrablu Plus Size Options

Whenever there is a designer who offers plus sizes, it is our job to put you on. Today we want to introduce you to Diarrablu. A lifestyle brand owned by black women and specializing in resort wear. Diarrablu, a sustainable and inclusive lifestyle brand This conscious contemporary brand offers sustainable fashion. Their designs are created in California and handcrafted by artisans in Senegal. Diarrablu was founded by Diarra Bousso. A former Wall Street financial analyst. Bousso quit her job in finance to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. In 2013, she created Diarrablu. Since 2013, the brand has… Read More »These Are Our Fave Pieces From Diarrablu Plus Size Options

These Are Our Fave Pieces From Diarrablu Plus Size Options

Whenever there is a designer who offers plus sizes, it is our job to put you on. Today we want to introduce you to Diarrablu. A lifestyle brand owned by black women and specializing in resort wear. Diarrablu, a sustainable and inclusive lifestyle brand This conscious contemporary brand offers sustainable fashion. Their designs are created in California and handcrafted by artisans in Senegal. Diarrablu was founded by Diarra Bousso. A former Wall Street financial analyst. Bousso quit her job in finance to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. In 2013, she created Diarrablu. Since 2013, the brand has… Read More »These Are Our Fave Pieces From Diarrablu Plus Size Options

The Perfect Nine West Pumps To Take You From Day To Night

It’s no secret that shoes are my absolute favorite to buy. I’m almost afraid to say that I prefer shoes to clothes. However, it is the truth. One of my favorite places to buy shoes is Nine West. Their shoes are ageless. Especially the Nine West pumps. They offer the perfect mix of trendy and classic shoes. Fun fact. I was working at Nine West during my studies. I loved being able to try on all the new shoes before I put them on display. Since working there, one of the reasons I’m a fan of the brand is that… Read More »The Perfect Nine West Pumps To Take You From Day To Night

The Perfect Nine West Pumps To Take You From Day To Night

It’s no secret that shoes are my absolute favorite to buy. I’m almost afraid to say that I prefer shoes to clothes. However, it is the truth. One of my favorite places to buy shoes is Nine West. Their shoes are ageless. Especially the Nine West pumps. They offer the perfect mix of trendy and classic shoes. Fun fact. I was working at Nine West during my studies. I loved being able to try on all the new shoes before I put them on display. Since working there, one of the reasons I’m a fan of the brand is that… Read More »The Perfect Nine West Pumps To Take You From Day To Night

Best Nordstrom Plus Size Clothing Anniversary Sale Picks Under $100

To be honest, as far as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes, I was going to sit down this year. However, I started browsing the site and found quite a few Nordstrom plus size clothing sales. The kind of sales that are definitely worth the discount. Sometimes these sales have so much hype behind them and you realize that you can find a lot of these parts for a cheaper price. This is exactly what happened to me last year. That’s why I wasn’t interested in the sales this year. This year it looks like the sale has been a bit… Read More »Best Nordstrom Plus Size Clothing Anniversary Sale Picks Under $100

Shopping For Old Navy Plus Size Clothing Just Became More Inclusive

You can now buy plus size Old Navy clothing in stores up to size 28 and online up to size 30. Oldnavy.com Old Navy is finally joining the program and eliminating the separation of its plus size clothing in-store and online. They have listened to consumers and will now carry all styles for women in sizes 0-30 online and 0-28 in store. by really making a mark size included. This month they presented their new #Bodequality campaign and called it a fashion revolution. Oldnavy.com While this is great news for the plus size community, it shouldn’t be seen as revolutionary.… Read More »Shopping For Old Navy Plus Size Clothing Just Became More Inclusive

Fall Plus Size Date Night Dresses From Lane Bryant

Take a break from jeans and try on one of these cute plus size evening dresses. When it comes to dating, I love to don a chic dress. During the fall season, I look for dresses with a thicker fabric. A nice stretch jersey knit is my favorite. And I really love a dress that hugs my curves in a flattering way. Typically, I wear a dress in bright colors or fun prints when me and my boo go out. I rarely wear black. However, this year I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone and wear things that… Read More »Fall Plus Size Date Night Dresses From Lane Bryant

What We Love From Girl With Curves QVC Size Inclusive Line

Influencer turned clothing designer Tanesha Awasthi is back with a new Girl With Curves collection. And he has an official home at QVC. In 2018, Tanesha made the first influencer collaboration with Bryant Street. After a successful collection, she officially launched her “Girl With Curves” clothing line in 2019. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Girl With Curves / QVC Girl With Curves clothing line at QVC It has been two years since we have heard from the brand. This month, Tanesha announced on her Instagram account that she would be creating a clothing brand exclusive to QVC. “The Girl With Curves… Read More »What We Love From Girl With Curves QVC Size Inclusive Line

Meet Stylish Curvy Girl Of The Day, So Shenell

In celebration of today’s style, we want to introduce you to plus size blogger Shenell from SoShenell. A fashion influencer whose style is bold, colorful and chic. We asked Shenell to send us some photos of her favorite outfits to inspire our readers. Shenell describes his style as luxurious, unpredictable, innovative, iconic, classic and dynamic. Her favorite places to shop are Eloquii, Asos, Never Fully Dressed, Nordstrom, Saks, Hilary MacMillan, Anthropology and a ton of Black Lux Indie designers (Fe Noel, Mahjingwong, Innocente Messy, Own Something by Sonjia and Byron Lars). Shenell’s use of color and prints is quite striking… Read More »Meet Stylish Curvy Girl Of The Day, So Shenell

Tracy Christian Founded Sante Grace To Bring Timeless Style To Women With Curves

Meet plus size designer Sante Grace. Photo credit Ana Ocho- @shotbyana Tracy Christian arrives on the red carpet draped in a brand of trust that could only be elevated at the intersection of Broad and Market frequently as an agent. But before she shined in the south of France, Christian was a child from Newark who watched her mother get ready for work. 70s baby “My mom was working for the government and you know it was in the 70s and I remember putting on her little Halston wrap dress and her afro wig,” she said. Elegant curves. “Nobody does… Read More »Tracy Christian Founded Sante Grace To Bring Timeless Style To Women With Curves

Tracy Christian Founded Sante Grace To Bring Timeless Style To Women With Curves

Meet plus size designer Sante Grace. Photo credit Ana Ocho- @shotbyana Tracy Christian arrives on the red carpet draped in a brand of trust that could only be elevated at the intersection of Broad and Market frequently as an agent. But before she shined in the south of France, Christian was a child from Newark who watched her mother get ready for work. 70s baby “My mom was working for the government and you know it was in the 70s and I remember putting on her little Halston wrap dress and her afro wig,” she said. Elegant curves. “Nobody does… Read More »Tracy Christian Founded Sante Grace To Bring Timeless Style To Women With Curves

Too Fat for an Eating Disorder

Everyone is too obsessed with thinness and it is imposed on everyone. Forcing us to see diet culture as the norm. There is a punishment for not aspiring and actively working on thinness. Everywhere you turn, there is a reminder of diet culture. Along with this, there are messages that say fat people “eat too much”. Obese people are automatically considered binge eaters in society, and mental health professionals are not exempt from this belief. Much of the implicit bias training for eating disorder mental health professionals lacks the appropriate weight bias tools. The DSM-5 does a lousy job tackling… Read More »Too Fat for an Eating Disorder

Too Fat for an Eating Disorder

Everyone is too obsessed with thinness and it is imposed on everyone. Forcing us to see diet culture as the norm. There is a punishment for not aspiring and actively working on thinness. Everywhere you turn, there is a reminder of diet culture. Along with this, there are messages that say fat people “eat too much”. Obese people are automatically considered binge eaters in society, and mental health professionals are not exempt from this belief. Much of the implicit bias training for eating disorder mental health professionals lacks the appropriate weight bias tools. The DSM-5 does a lousy job tackling… Read More »Too Fat for an Eating Disorder

Elle Baez Teams Up With Adore Me For Her Empowering New Music Video “Stereotype”

Ready to kick off your weekend with a banger ?! Latina singer / songwriter Elle Baez blessed our eyes and ears with a music video for her latest single, “Stereotype” and it’s so good we had to share it with all of you! After all, what could be better than watching women of all sizes empower and lift each other up while looking gorgeous while doing it ?! Talk about a serotonin boost! Watch Elle Baez’s ‘Stereotype’ Music Video! She gives the TCF the scoop of her latest single! Image via Elle Baez TCF: We love the powerful message of… Read More »Elle Baez Teams Up With Adore Me For Her Empowering New Music Video “Stereotype”

The Dynamic Duo: REI & Athleta Extends Their Reach To All Women

A victory for women’s fashion inclusion Fitness clothing is for everyone! That’s the bold and energetic message the REI and Athleta brands are sending with the exciting news of their wholesale partnership expansion this month. Their wholesale partnership includes a curated selection in 135 stores nationwide and online, which will take the fashion and fitness industry by storm. REI, the country’s largest consumer cooperative, a leader in hiking and fitness equipment with a growing community of over 20 million members, has partnered with Athleta, a fitness clothing brand well known, committed to being a community led by women for women.… Read More »The Dynamic Duo: REI & Athleta Extends Their Reach To All Women

Pretty For A Big Gurl: The Webseries of Your Dreams

Heard things are getting bigger! In the age of social media influencers, content creators, artists, musicians, and bloggers, we are truly experiencing a new renaissance of representation and black creators of all identities come and show themselves. Over the past few years we’ve seen Hollywood and different industries go from lack of representation or no representation to people who look like us on the camera bar and scripts and in front of the camera. It’s been a great trip to watch it unfold, but I have to be honest. In terms of how far we have come, we still have… Read More »Pretty For A Big Gurl: The Webseries of Your Dreams

“Life’s a Party! So Let’s Celebrate!” Patrick Starrr x Fashion to Figure’s Collaboration Reveal

Fashionistas! Get out your dancing shoes and turn on the strobe light! We have a reason to celebrate! Patrick Starrr, digital designer, beauty mogul, actor, facebeater master and social media mega influencer, has teamed up with Fashion to Figure, a leading retailer of women’s clothing and fashion accessories. Her “La vie est une fête” collection is more than sparkling sequins, plunging necklines and glamor, but a reimagined way of thinking, attracting customers to celebrate life every day in style! Letting go of the beloved sweatpants and t-shirt mentality, customers will find the Starrr collection a source of motivation to live… Read More »“Life’s a Party! So Let’s Celebrate!” Patrick Starrr x Fashion to Figure’s Collaboration Reveal

Check the Date: Is Your Makeup Expired?

The other day, I did a big clean-up of my makeup vanity, doing lots of old and barely used products. I realized I hadn’t dated any of these things after the pandemic and it was definitely time to throw some things out. Just like your food or old medicine, makeup has expiration dates that must be observed. That old ashy lipstick or that liquid lipstick that’s parted and greasy? Maybe it’s time to throw them away. Cosmetics used after expiration can cause skin irritation or acne breakouts. I know more than anyone how expensive makeup is and trust me, it… Read More »Check the Date: Is Your Makeup Expired?

Check the Date: Is Your Makeup Expired?

The other day, I did a big clean-up of my makeup vanity, doing lots of old and barely used products. I realized I hadn’t dated any of these things after the pandemic and it was definitely time to throw some things out. Just like your food or old medicine, makeup has expiration dates that must be observed. That old ashy lipstick or that liquid lipstick that’s parted and greasy? Maybe it’s time to throw them away. Cosmetics used after expiration can cause skin irritation or acne breakouts. I know more than anyone how expensive makeup is and trust me, it… Read More »Check the Date: Is Your Makeup Expired?

Sustainable Plus Size Denim? Oh Yes! Anthropologie Launches Pilcro Denim & We Give It A Whirl!

Disclosure: This article is in partnership with Anthropologie to share and play into their latest finds. Our thoughts are ours. Finding a good pair of plus size jeans can be difficult, and finding a company that offers high quality denim in a variety of styles, washes, colors AND that includes plus sizes? Phew, it’s almost a full time job. Luckily, Pilcro’s fall line at Anthropologie was created with you in mind. There are SIX (yes, six) different cuts available: Slim Straight, Straight, Relaxed, Flare, Crop Wide, and Wide. We will always be there for a fun situation with wide legs…… Read More »Sustainable Plus Size Denim? Oh Yes! Anthropologie Launches Pilcro Denim & We Give It A Whirl!

7 Jackets and Coats To Complete Your Fall Look

Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September 21” has officially passed, and fall is here! One of the best seasons, in my opinion, as the cold allows for stylish layers with wonderful accessories. Sometimes it is difficult to find the jacket or coat that speaks to you. Here are some jackets and coats that are gorgeous and may whisper to you just in time for fall and that fiery ensemble you’ve been waiting for. She is on fire It makes earth salt, rust and stun! The fur jackets and coats are sublime. Of Chic And Curvy it’s on sale for just $… Read More »7 Jackets and Coats To Complete Your Fall Look

Plus-Size Stars Dominated the Emmys Red Carpet

Despite an influx of various nominations, the Emmys, like all major awards ceremonies, have remained blank with wins. Always a plus point was to see the gorgeous and fierce looks of plus size people adorn the red carpet in the disappointing awards show. Here are some looks to beautify your heart and put a smile on your face. If we withdraw from these price reductions, fear not! We will always have fierce, tall actors / actresses. The only difference is that they will get the recognition they deserve! Pink and orange spice! I got dressed today. Congratulations to Team Lasso,… Read More »Plus-Size Stars Dominated the Emmys Red Carpet

Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 Did That! Shop The Best Looks From The Show

As the editors of The Curvy Fashionista, we write about things that we love and we think you will love, too. We often have affiliate partnerships, so we can get a share of the revenue from your purchase. As models and influencers post their cameos, we’ll be purchasing all of their looks from the Savage X Fenty Vol. 3 Display. With snake print lingerie, vinyl and lace galore, you’ll want every last piece. The star-studded event featured moments from models like Precious Lee and Raisa Flowers as well as appearances from RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner La Symone and Legendary Judge… Read More »Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 Did That! Shop The Best Looks From The Show

Groupon Celebrates International Women’s Day

Like Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day aims to empower, support and advocate for women and advance gender equality around the world. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Choose to Challenge”, a rallying call to recognize, speak out and challenge gender inequality in our daily lives. At Groupon, we meet the #ChooseForChallenge call to action by continuing our commitment to identify and increase the visibility of women-owned businesses on our platform around the world. As a company, we are also campaigning for an increased representation of women in leadership roles + and technology roles. Read on to… Read More »Groupon Celebrates International Women’s Day

How to Become a Successful Influencer in 6 Simple Steps

Reading Time: 7 minutes I’m Gabby, I’m 26, and a run a travel inspiration and opportunities platform—this one right here, Packs Light. I’m a full-time, award-winning travel content creator, Gen Z marketing strategist, community manager, public speaker, ebook writer… That’s a lot of words even for me, so I usually say digital storyteller, travel entrepreneur, or influencer. I’ve previously shared my story of how I got to where I am, full-time digital nomad moving countries every 2-4 weeks, making 6-figures all online. But now I’m here to break it down so plainly that you’ll have no doubt you can become… Read More »How to Become a Successful Influencer in 6 Simple Steps

What is a Travel Opp? How I Travel the World For Free and You Can Too

Reading time: 4 minutes Every week I share the Travel Opps. This means that every week I hear the same question: What is a travel opportunity? Let me take a step back to really break down the definition and the many types of Travel Opps you will find in Light Packs. It is a common assumption that you must be a high school or college student, or generally “young” to study abroad or receive funding to travel. But, every week, I prove that is not true! Find out how I use grants, scholarships, competitions and more to discover the world… Read More »What is a Travel Opp? How I Travel the World For Free and You Can Too

How To Make Money On Amazon

In this post, I will teach you 9 different ways how to make money on Amazon. You’ll learn about the upfront costs and the revenue potential for each business model to determine if it’s worth your time. Most people think of Amazon strictly as a place to shop online. But in addition to buying products online, you can also make money selling on Amazon as well. In 2020, Amazon made almost 81 billion dollars in revenue(55%) from sales from 3rd party sellers. Because the Amazon marketplace is so large, there’s a huge opportunity for anyone looking to start a small… Read More »How To Make Money On Amazon

Negotiating Organizational Development – PON

Through Lara San Pietro – to September 24, 2021 / Teaching negotiation Teach your students to promote organizational development and develop their leadership skills Efforts to effect change in any type of organization usually involve several types of negotiations or consensus-building efforts. Organizational development is most effective when the participants in the organization, whether public, private or from civil society, are directly involved in deciding what might need to change and in implementing the changes through of an organizational learning process. The Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) offers educational material focused on top-down and bottom-up organizational change efforts, with an… Read More »Negotiating Organizational Development – PON

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Stained Teeth + Smile Brilliant Giveaway

I can’t believe this. One more article and this oral health series concludes. It has been great spending time during the summer improving my oral health. If you haven’t followed, I encourage you to check out the six-article series for practical tips on how to take care of your oral health. Now that that is taken care of, let’s discuss a little bit in this article about preventing and removing stained teeth. This is important for me to cover because stained teeth can really leave us feeling bad about ourselves. So much so that we start to choose to hide… Read More »How to Prevent and Get Rid of Stained Teeth + Smile Brilliant Giveaway

Nextdoor Advertising: A Start-to-Finish Guide

How and where people shop has changed drastically in the last few years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, consumers want to support local businesses. In fact, 57% of customers prefer to spend their money locally to keep money local. As a result, now is the time for businesses to advertise to potential customers right in their neighborhood through Nextdoor advertising.  The Nextdoor social media platform acts as a simple and effective way to find and attract those ever-important local customers. The site allows neighborhood residents to post and ask about the happenings in… Read More »Nextdoor Advertising: A Start-to-Finish Guide

Negotiation Skills: Building Trust in Negotiations – PON

Confidence in negotiations can develop naturally over time, but negotiators rarely have the luxury of letting nature take its course. Thus, it sometimes seems easier to play it safe with cautious agreements involving few compromises, few concessions and little sharing of information between the parties. But avoiding risks can mean missing out on important opportunities. For this reason, fostering confidence on the fly is an essential skill for managers. The first step to instilling confidence in negotiations is to be reliable. All negotiators can apply the following six strategies to influence others’ perceptions of their reliability at the negotiating table.… Read More »Negotiation Skills: Building Trust in Negotiations – PON

Debunking Negotiation Myths – PON

It’s time to debunk the four widely held negotiating myths that keep negotiators from improving their skills. Through PON staff – to September 23, 2021 / Negotiation techniques In his book The mind and heart of the negotiatorLeigh Thompson cites four widely held negotiating myths that prevent negotiators from improving their skills. This analysis deserves the attention of anyone who wants to move beyond platitudes for a deeper understanding of trading. Myth 1: Great negotiators are born. Although we are all born with different abilities for almost every skill imaginable, our social environment and our upbringing have a huge impact… Read More »Debunking Negotiation Myths – PON

The Art of Negotiation: Anger Management at the Bargaining Table – PON

Research shows that displays of anger can pay off for negotiators, at least when it comes to claiming value in the art of negotiation. Viewing angry negotiators as formidable adversaries, we respond to their demands with concessions, University of Amsterdam professor Gerben A. van Kleef and colleagues found in 2004 research. But the effects of anger in negotiation are much more complex, as research by van Kleef and others shows. When practicing the art of negotiation, follow these three guidelines, which show how expressions of anger can backfire on you. False expressions of anger can backfire on you We might… Read More »The Art of Negotiation: Anger Management at the Bargaining Table – PON

Negotiation Tips: Listening Skills for Dealing with Difficult People – PON

We love to give negotiation advice. A daily negotiation reader once asked us, “All the negotiating tips I’ve read say I should listen and ask questions in negotiations. It makes sense, and I mean. But once the other party starts talking, I often find myself telling them what they left out or why they are wrong. How can I actually get myself to start listening more? “ Listening is a critical negotiation skill First, it is true that listening is a critical negotiation skill. Every Negotiation Advisor, by Roger Fisher (author of Go to Yes) at Jim Camp (Start with… Read More »Negotiation Tips: Listening Skills for Dealing with Difficult People – PON