Best Plus Size Trends To Watch In 2019

Anyone else SO EXCITED FOR FALL??? I can barely contain myself.  Give me all the pumpkin spice lattes and fall scented candles.  I’m ready!

While the crisp temperatures and tasty coffee treats are exciting, FASHION is the best part of fall.  Do you agree?

This year particularly… the plus size trends I’m seeing for the season are so fun!  I love fall fashion because although the trends do vary from year to year, so many wardrobe staples carry over.  Classic jeans, boots, sweaters, etc. are great investments because they’ll serve you for years to come.

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The best deals in plus size fashion, home, beauty, and lifestyle

The Best Deals Available in Plus Size Fashion, Home, Beauty, and Lifestyle!

You love deals.  I love deals.  We all love deals! One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is obsessively tracking the best deals available and letting you know about them.

As part of this new blog series, I’ll be rounding up the best deals on plus size fashion, beauty, home, and lifestyle products.  If you like having nice things but also care about being frugal, this series is for you.  Be sure to check back often as I’ll be updating the deals regularly!

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Best Plus Size Little Black Dresses For Any Occasion

A classic little black dress (LBD) might be the most important wardrobe staple you can own.  It’s versatile.  It’s elegant.  It’s easy.  Your ideal little black dress might be casual with sneakers or it may be over the top elegant for a night on the town.

Finding the perfect plus size little black dress doesn’t have to be hard.  It’s ultimately about finding a great fit for your body and a great fit for your lifestyle.  Are you a “jeans and tee-shirt” kind of gal?  Maybe a simple cotton t-shirt dress will fit your style.  Are you a social butterfly with a booming weekend schedule? Maybe you should take it up a notch with lace, sequins, or other fun design elements.

There’s a perfect LBD for everyone, and I’ve rounded up my favorites from several of my favorite plus size brands in a variety of styles to meet your preference and budget!

My Not So Secret Trick For White Teeth

Wanna know the most frequently asked question I get on Instagram?

“What do you do to get your teeth so white?!”

Yup, that’s the one!

I wish I had a really cool, top-secret product or service to tell you about… but I don’t.

Honestly, I drink a lot of dark liquids… coffee and Cherry Coke Zero are two of my favorite things ever.  I should have yellow teeth, but thankfully I don’t.

In today’s “Ask Me Anything” post, I’m sharing my super easy trick for white teeth!

I’ve been following the exact same routine for years, and it’s as simple as the toothpaste I use.  Yup, I use Crest 3D White Whitening Toothpaste twice a day, every day.  That’s it!

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On a rare occasion, like once every year or two, I’ll go all out and do a round of Crest White Strips too.  Although, I haven’t done that since our wedding in 2016.  They really are a great boost when you need it.

If you’re feeling like your teeth need some whitening help, I recommend starting with a round of the strips and then use the toothpaste to maintain.  Easy peasy… and budget-friendly!  My two most important requirements for any beauty routine!

PS:  I’ve never had any issues with sensitivity stemming from using these products but I know some people report that they do.  Proceed with caution… but you can always stop using it if it causes any problems!

Disclaimer:  Links in this post are affiliate links.  I will receive a small commission if you shop these links at no cost to you.  I appreciate your support in using these links when you shop my recommendations!

 

AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS 2019 THE PLUS LIFE BLOG PICKS

The Plus Life Blog’s Amazon Prime Day Picks!

Amazon Prime Day is here, and I’ve been scoping out the scene all morning looking for bargains!  My favorite Prime Day finds are always electronics and home items, so that’s most of what I’ve rounded up here.

Check out all of the faves I already own along with a few items on my wishlist for this year and beyond!

(ALL ITEMS ARE LINKED INDIVIDUALLY BELOW THE COLLAGE PHOTO IN NUMERICAL ORDER)

Ask Me Anything: How Do I Handle Chub Rub?

My favorite part of blogging is the one on one conversations that go down in my DMs.  That seems to be where ALL the juiciest questions get asked.  That’s why I launched my “Ask Me Anything” series where I allow readers to anonymously submit questions and I answer them on the blog.

Lately, one of the most common conversations I’ve been having privately is about every plus size woman’s arch-enemy… chub rub.  Since this has been such a frequently asked question, I wanted to share my answer here for everyone.

So, today’s ASK ME ANYTHING question…

Five Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch

There’s nothing more welcoming than a nicely decorated front porch.  The way you decorate this area sets the tone of your entire home for visitors and your family alike.

When we first moved into our house last year, I didn’t fully decorate our front porch, but I kept it simple with a nice welcome mat and wreath.  This year, I plan to take things to the next level by adding in a few more pieces.  I’ll also need to update my welcome mat that has taken quite the beating this year.

In today’s post, I’m sharing the five easy things you can do to spruce up your front porch.  As with all of my content, I’m sharing recommendations of the things I love but half the fun is making it your own!

How to Get Plus Size Clothes That Fit Perfectly

If there’s one thing most plus size women can agree on, it’s that finding clothes that FIT is extremely difficult.  We often settle for items that are too loose in some areas and too tight in other areas just because we need SOMETHING that works for us.

I feel for plus size brands because if you look at a group of 10 women who all wear a size 28, we almost all look completely different.  It’s not easy to make clothes that work for many different body types, so we’re often left with ill-fitting items or things that just look like tents so they’ll fit us all.

I recently discovered a way to get the perfect fit WITHOUT keeping a tailor on speed-dial:  custom clothing!

I think of two different things when I hear the term “custom clothing.”

  1.  The “olden” days when grandmas or moms would sew clothing for their families.
  2. Fancy celebrities who can afford couture.

Nothing in between.  It really never occurred to me that everyday women with little to no sewing skills (like me!) could have custom clothing made at a reasonable price, but we definitely can!

Roundup: The Best Plus Size Memorial Day Sales of 2019

Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect summer kick-off, and plus size brands are doing it right with awesome deals on all things fashion!  I’ve rounded up the best sales AND I’m sharing my favorite item currently on sale from each brand.

I also threw in one non-fashion brand that has an awesome sale that you need to check out!  Be sure to read all the way to the end of the post so you don’t miss out on that one!

How To Organize Your Pantry On A Budget: Dollar Tree DIY

I’ll be the first to admit that organization doesn’t come naturally to me.  My natural tendency is to leave things a bit messy and chaotic.  I definitely don’t WANT that to be the case and am making an effort to get organized and stay that way.

We went from having a one bedroom apartment on the beach in New York to a four bedroom house with a full basement in Kentucky.  I thought it would take us YEARS to even fill the house with furniture but we managed to accumulate a lot of stuff very quickly.