OK, sorry for being a little dramatic but I have been keeping this HUGE secret for around a month now and am SO excited to finally tell you what I’ve been hinting about for a while!
I QUIT MY JOB! Friday was my last day at my “grown-up” corporate job, and your girl is UNEMPLOYED (in the traditional sense, that is). **insert all the crazy eye emojis in the world here**
I really don’t even know where to start with this post because my mind is racing in 1,000 different directions. I decided to try to think of all the questions I would personally want to ask a friend who up and quit their career after a decade of doing the same-ish thing and being pretty successful at it.
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I’ve got a secret…..
For years, I’ve been a double bra wearer. That’s right…. when I exercise, I wear a sports bra with a regular underwire bra underneath.
I’m not particularly busty, but I still prefer additional support that most sports bras just don’t provide. Regular sports bras typically either smash my “girls” flat or don’t provide enough support to control the bounce when I work out.
I’ve always HATED that when I use my “double bra method” you can see both sets of straps under tank tops. I’ve also hated getting my favorite bras sweaty and gross requiring me to wash them after each wear, causing them to wear out quickly.
Today, Kevin and I celebrate our two year wedding anniversary! I’ll be totally cliche’ and say that time really does fly when you’re having fun. I can’t believe it’s been two years since our special day.
Planning a wedding can be intense and stressful for anyone, but there is extra stress for plus size brides-to-be. I am a classic Type-A personality and am an over the top perfectionist. I also tend to get stressed out easily. Given all of this, I would have expected to be a total basket case when it came to planning my wedding but I managed to keep it all together and had a super relaxed day.
In honor of our anniversary, I thought it would be fun to share some info about our big day.
I literally shed tears of joy when it launched because I’ve never had access to southern inspired clothing I love in my size.
You can see a some of my previous Draper James For Eloquii looks HERE and HERE, but today’s post is all about the pieces I’m excited to try from the second launch of the collaboration which just dropped TODAY!
I’ll admit it… I’ve never really been a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl. I’ve always enjoyed dresses and skirts and being a little bit “extra” in my everyday life.
As I’ve gotten older (hello, early 30’s!), I’ve started to embrace a slightly more casual aesthetic. I think this has a lot to do with being more comfortable and confident in my own skin and not feeling the need to “dress to impress” all the time. I also value comfort more than ever.
Regardless of whether I’m wearing a fancy dress or a comfy tee, I want to look put together and more importantly FEEL good in what I’m wearing. That’s why when Universal Standard reached out to me about trying a couple items from their line, I KNEW I had to go for some of their popular “elevated” basics.
What I love about Universal Standard is that they tackle the notion that plus size women won’t invest in quality clothing items head on. I have been personally guilty of refraining from investing in quality (long lasting) clothing items because of my fluctuating size. In the past I was always planning or hoping to lose weight, so I didn’t want to accept that I’d be in my current size long enough to NEED clothing to last.
After what seemed like 17 months of winter, we’re FINALLY seeing some gorgeous spring temperatures in Kentucky! We’ll be in the 70’s next week, and I am excited to have my adorable spring wreath on the door!
An awesome wreath and door mat are key to creating a welcoming first impression for your guests. Mine was a gift from my mom – AKA she had it on her door, I loved it and she gave it to me. Her generous gift inspired me to share my top 10 favorite wreaths with you below. The best part is that they’re ALL from Amazon, so you don’t even need to leave home to get your favorite!
I love you. I’ve loved you since I was an undergrad student studying business when I learned about your disruptive business model, unique company culture and commitment to customer service.
Admittedly, I’ve never loved the “open seating” model and feeling like I’m being herded onto the plane (I’m from Kentucky, so I have to use the animal/farm comparison). In recent years, as I learned of your groundbreaking customer of size policy I have committed to flying your airline exclusively in order to both help make my own flying experiences better but also to put my money where my mouth is and support a business who accommodates people like me and makes our lives better/easier.
This is an alert…. RUN and go buy this dress right now! I’m serious. It’s selling out fast, so I don’t want you to miss out. I love this dress so much that I was willing to pay full price for it. You all probably know by now that I am VERY frugal. Paying full price for clothing causes such sorrow for me, and I rarely ever do it. I loved this so much I bought it in BOTH colors the very first time I saw it because I just couldn’t risk it and wait for a deal.
One of the main reasons I decided to start this blog was to create a space for discussing all the things that are important to plus size women. While I think I have a good grasp on a lot of issues we face, I know that there are plenty of topics that you want to to discuss or questions you may have. That’s why I plan to share regular posts featuring your questions and my thoughts on the topics that matter most to you.
I recently had a new friend on Instagram ask me about confidence and self-esteem, and I think that’s one of the most important things we can discuss… so here it goes.
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