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