• Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    Unique Vintage Bathing Suits!

    If I could go back in time and tell 13 year old me that one day, a clothing company would message me on a social media site, offering to send me free bathing suits all in the name of celebrating my body and the beginning of summer, I would have probably laughed and cried. Laughed because it would have sounded like a dream and cried because it would have sounded like a sick joke. But oh man, little Emma. It’s true. It happened. For all of my life, I have been told that in order to accomplish the things I want in life, I had to lose weight. If I…

  • Chicago Diaries,  Life,  Plus Size Fashion

    A little party never killed nobody

    We did it. WE FINALLY MADE IT. We drug our lifeless and winter beaten bodies out of the godawful snow-hellscape that is February! We did it! While it’s still not technically spring and we’re all still getting SURPRISE snow flurries, I’m so excited to fully embrace March. I’m so ready for longer days and lots of sunshine and maybe not wearing a coat every day. The beginning of March brought two exciting things into my life. The Oscars and a Gala for my fiancé’s school that he works for! I was so ready to have some new things to celebrate. Even if that just meant having friends over for a…

  • Chicago Diaries,  Life,  Plus Size Fashion

    Blogger Brunch at Lil Epic Design!

    It was a Wednesday night and I was in my kitchen doing my nightly cleaning/preparing routine when I saw that I had an Instagram message. It was a message from Megan from Lil Epic Design. She invited me to a Blogger Brunch at the Lil Epic Design studio space! Once she broke the ice and gave me a little bit of info about the brunch, I bought my ticket and a floral blazer all in celebration. I was SO excited. This felt like a big milestone for me! First, I was invited to the Cultures in Contact meet-up as a blogger/Instagram person and now, I had another opportunity to share…

  • Life,  Plus Size Fashion,  Self-Love

    Love, kisses, and Valentine Wishes!

    Do you smell it? Do you smell that almost sickly sweet smell of freshly cut flowers and chocolates wafting through the air? Do you see all of the love-sick puppy faced people in coffee shops and diners, holding hands and whispering to one another about who knows what in the most obnoxious way? Do you hear the hum of the Moulin Rouge soundtrack beneath your feet as you step outside? YEAH. It’s here. It’s Valentine’s day. I get it. Some people find this day as an eternal reminder that they are alone and sad and angry and it’s hard to be happy for other idiots when you’re still stuck in 5…

  • Chicago Diaries,  Life,  Plus Size Fashion

    25!

    About a week ago I celebrated my 25th birthday! I had rehearsal on the actual day of my birthday, so we celebrated the day before (January 27th). Kyle and I lovelovelove brunch, so I made reservations at a place we love called The Hampton Social. The Hampton Social has this dope breakfast of fried chicken and house made donuts (with a rosé glaze and lime butter Y’ALL). We went expecting to get orders of that, but were surprised when we got there because it was Chicago Restaurant Week! Restaurant week is a week in the dead of winter where fancy pants restaurants offer multiple course meals for a set price.…