How to Wear Dresses Without Chafing

Secrets to wearing dresses without chafing even in the summer heat

I love wearing dresses.  I wear them all year. Occasionally I’ll mix it up and wear a skirt. I think dresses are super comfortable. They’re also easy.  No thought about making a matching outfit required.  Just slip one over your head, pull your arms through and DONE! Plus, they’re just pretty!  And sometimes even twirly! […]

I wear plus size bikinis at nearly 300 pounds – and, yes, you can, too!

You CAN Wear a Plus Size Bikini!

Have ya’ll seen how fabulous plus size bikinis are this year?  AMAZING!!! Yes, I wear two piece bathing suits. Yes, I’m closer to 300 pounds than I am to 200.  Much closer. Yes, I’m nearly 40.  (38 if you really want to know.) Yes, I’m mom to a teenager. No, I don’t think I’m “too […]

The time I rocked a plus size bikini on a cruise ship


I saw a photo of a typical plus sized lady (not a model) wearing a plus size bikini, which she called “fatkini,” on Huffington Post last year and thought, “I wish I was that daring!”  My boudoir photo shoot gave me a big confidence boost and I decided to go ahead and buy one to take […]

LuLaRoe consultant answers, ‘Are leggings pants?’

LuLaRoe leggings

My friend Pauline (author of “BabyFat: Adventures in Motherhood, Muffin Tops, & Trying to Stay Sane“) has been professing her love of LuLaRoe leggings for months. SO I asked Facebook, “Are these leggings really that special?” I heard an enthusiastic “YES!” back. And then LuLuRoe consultant Jasmine Moore offered to send me a pair to try out. […]

Fashion advice: 7 Ways to Go from Frumpy to Fab In Seconds

fashion advice

I am not one of those ladies who can’t leave the house without a full face of makeup and elaborate hairstyle. In fact, I’m feeling good if I’m wearing undergarments these days! And yet I’m about to give you some fashion advice! Once in a while, I find myself in a situation where I wish […]

5 Tips for Surviving a Bad Haircut

short hair

This photo was taken three days into the worst haircut I have ever received in my life. I wanted my usual chin length bob.  Somehow I got extremely short, layered, 80’s soccer mom hair that poufs up everywhere. Oh, and it had strange, long bangs in the front. It was just bad. Bad, bad, bad. My daughter had […]

What BlogHer 15 Selfies Taught Me

I took a lot of selfies at BlogHer 15. They were mostly either something silly to text my daughter for a smile or to enter one of the many wonderful sweepstakes sponsors were having. I’m not going to post any of those here, though. Because they were terrible! I take really terrible selfies. Like seriously […]

Obsessed with Target Ava & Viv Plus Size Line

ava & viv

Target does not have a good track record with plus size customers. Selections have been weak for years – and nonexistent in many stores for a long stretch. Then there was the whole Lilly for Target debacle…. But Target has released their own plus size line called Ava & Viv and I’m obsessed. I’ve loved […]

Going Commando: Why I Don’t Wear Underwear


  Confession:  I often don’t wear underwear.  I have a whole drawer of cute underthings.  Racy-lacy stuff.  Wonder Woman designs. Even a pair featuring a broken gingerbread man and the caption “Oh, Snap!”  But I prefer skipping them. I work from home.  I live in yoga pants.  If you see me out in this uniform, there’s […]

Lilly Pulitzer and Target Plus Size FAIL with #LillyforTarget

target plus size

I was so bummed when I couldn’t get any of the #LillyforTarget stuff. Target plus size Lilly Pulitzer options were only available online and they were sold out before the store opened. I waited in line at the store hoping to get some of the home goods, but that was an epic fail. So I […]

#LillyforTarget: Dude, where’s my giraffeeey pants?

I love Target. I’m also a fan of Lilly Pulitzer. I live less than two hours from Palm Beach, Florida. My favorite colors are pink and lime green. I’m a huge fan of whimsy and silly. What’s not to love about Lilly for me? Oh, yeah: THE PRICES! So I was super excited about the […]

Thanks, Gwynnie Bee, for the weight loss goal dress!

gwynnie bee

Gwynnie Bee has given me my first weight loss goal dress!  I saw it this morning and fell in love.  And then I squeezed into it.  It is way too snug, but I see the potential there.  This dress is me.  I have an adorable hot pink tissue thin short sleeve sweater that will work […]

Instant Fashionista: Take Your Look from Blah to Awe with 7 Fashion Tips

feather hair

I am not one of those ladies who can’t leave the house without a full face of makeup and elaborate hairstyle. In fact, I’m feeling good if I’m wearing undergarments on most outings! Once in a while, I find myself in a situation where I wish I would have taken the time to dress better, […]