• Life,  Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love


    Happy New Year, Crickets! 2019 has started off with a spark and I’m excited by that fresh New Year smell in the air. Every year I try to write a post about the things I do to prepare for the New Year because I liiiive for a fresh start kind of moment. I buy a new planner, set new goals for myself, Kyle and I clean like our home is going to be inspected by Mary Poppins herself and then we throw a party and all our hard work gets covered in confetti. Wouldn’t have it any other way. We threw our NYE party again this year and it was…

  • Chicago Diaries,  Life,  Plus Size Fashion

    Merry & Bright

    City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style….. I could go on, but I won’t because that song is god awful and will get stuck in your head till July 24th, 2019. Continuing on with our game of Blog Catch Up™, allow me to share some of the best Christmastime moments I had from this year. If you don’t know, Chicago is unbelievable during the holiday season. There are markets, lights, and a palpable joy in the air that is so all encompassing it’s like the entire city vibrates with it. Without further ado, here’s some tinsel, twinkly lights, and big ol’ Christmas smiles for you to enjoy! Overnight, Chicago…

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  • Life,  Plus Size Fashion

    Fall Af!

    Listen, it’s January and your girl is playing BLOG CATCH UP. We all love Fall. Don’t play. You love it too, even if we’re talking about it in JANUARY. My fall was CUTE AF and I can’t help but GUSH about it. My fall was also CRAZY AF, which is why I’m writing about it in JANUARYYYY. You get the idea. Here, shhhhhhh, look at some cute pics of pumpkins. It’ll be Fall again before we know it. My favorite Fall tradition that Kyle and I have is that we go to the Jonamac orchard near Kyle’s hometown. It’s a cute little farm with pumpkins, a cider house (they make…

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  • Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    Wish You Were Here

    Hello Crickets! Are y’all soaking up every little bit of sunshine this summer? Hope you’ve had lots of popsicles and watermelon and summertime naps in hammocks. I am by nature, an Autumnal oriented person. I bloom in Autumn. I love the crisp leaves, cool air, and layered clothing. Continuing with my partnership with Eleven60, I was struck by this funky, black sheer top that layers over a silk tank top. I was struck by it because it totally fits all of my ~witchy~ autumnal aesthetic. My typical style is kind of like a cross between a young toddler and an old lady (lol). I normally live for floral or novelty…

  • Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    Princess of Genovia (for the day)

    A few weeks ago, I got a magical little email in my inbox. Someone at Eleven60 had found my instagram page and wanted to work out a partnership/ambassador deal with me for the clothing company. I looked them up, found their social media pages and their website and I WAS PUMPED. First of all, Eleven60 is founded by Kierra Sheard who is a singer and a woman of color. The designs are BEAUTIFUL, a little funky and eclectic, bold, and a whole lot of fun. I love how unique the pieces are and they definitely pushed me to try styling things in different ways and I’m excited to purchase more…