I was on TV!

August 30, 2014

Sooo, I'm late in posting this. Better late than never, right? It's funny I'm making this post now because I'm at my parent's house and they're watching it this very second. Can you say, aaaawkward?

A short couple weeks ago I appeared on ABC30's Latino Life. The show highlights the positive actions of Latinos in the community. I was incredibly honored to be on the show as I'm a big fan of ABC30, Graciela Moreno, and the show itself. I was excited to spread the word of plus size fashion and self love to the Central Valley. It's one (amazing, incredible, mindblowing) thing to know people from all across the world read my blog or watch my YouTube channel. Yet, it's strange and surreal to have that recognition amongst your friends, family, and community. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Anyway, below is a clip of my interview. Watch it to learn more about my back story, get a peek at my closet, and see my favorite accessories for all sizes. Have a great Labor Day Weekend! xx

That One Time I Wore Animal Print

August 17, 2014

What I am about to reveal may shock you. Ready? Here it goes...

This is the first time I've worn an animal print top. *imagines all of you gasping for air right now* I understand and respect its place in fashion. I'm not a fan of animal print on me because it usually looks too overpowering or tacky.

Then came Zoo-Tronic. It's a local EDM festival with an animal theme. Since I was not going to wear a tutu or crazy head piece, the least I could do was wear leopard print. I found this gem at Wet Seal+ in Clovis. I tried it on two separate times before I convinced myself it was the one. What sold me? The shape and color. It's flowy with a high-low hemline and golden brown hues to warm my skin tone. I finally wore animal print; animal print did not wear me.

I don't know if I will ever buy another leopard print top. I'll leave that fate to the fashion gods. However, I do know one thing: On the night I pumped my hands in the air to dance music, I appreciated the popular print a little bit more.

Inside the Dressing Room: H&M Plus

August 01, 2014

This was my first time shopping at the new H&M in Fresno. The plus size section is lackluster. It consists of a few floor-length cabinets filled with a handful of racks. It almost made me feel a little unwanted and degraded to shop a tiny section, while ladies' sizes XS - L, kids, and men's filled the rest of the 25,000 (!!!) sq. foot store. Despite that, I was impressed that the plus range carried up to 4X (generally translates to size 26). Though the pickings were slim, I found a few pieces to try on. Watch the video to see how they worked out for me!

Video Haul: Monif C. Dresses

July 29, 2014

I am SO excited about my first pieces from Monif C.! I've admired her work for years. She consistently takes plus size fashion to another level, whether it's via a body con dress or two-piece swimsuit. Kudos to her--and other designers/retailers--for creating luxurious, curvy fashion for sizes 14+.

Watch the video below for a closer look at my Monif C. dresses!

You have a Right to Bare Arms

July 18, 2014

These are my arms. They are big. They are fat. They are tan. They jiggle, wiggle, and don stretch marks.

They are strong. They move with me. They help me stretch to reach my potential. And, they look damn good in sleeveless tops and dresses.

They are a part of me, a part of my body. These are my arms, and I have a right to bare them.

You are Awesome

July 15, 2014