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Everything from NYFW to affordable plus size clothing!

Well, hello cutie! After my blog post on plus size sewing resources was published, I had a few friends and community members reach out to me – asking for advice on purchasing a sewing machine. There's a lot to consider when purchasing a sewing machine, so let's talk about what you...
Y'all, it's no secret I love New York.  While the city can be a tad overwhelming, there's such an incredible mix of people, art & culture, and just this ENERGY in the air there. Aaaaand, NYC is home to one of my fave plus size boutiques:  plus BKLYN. I met the...
If you're a plus size babe learning to sew clothes, you may find that the options for plus-size garments are LIMITED.  I've spent hours googling, "Where Can I Buy Plus Size Sewing Patterns?"  Because, while you can always "grade up" patterns to fit you, that takes a lot of time,...
Hello cutie! I've started getting a LOT of DMs on Instagram, asking me, "Where do I find beautiful plus size wedding dresses?" And, honey, whether you're looking to drop some $$$ on a plus size wedding dress – or you want something more affordable, I have RECS. I've shared my faves below! ...
Y'all, I've been single for a while now – and I LOVE to buy lingerie.  There's this idea that you wear lingerie for your partner(s), and while that can be fun – there's nothing like wearing it for yourself! Finding plus size lingerie can be hard, especially when brands think...
I've had a Vogue subscription for years, thinking it was the only go-to for fashion news/opinions/etc. Boy, was I wrong! As I've worked on my collection, and done my damndest to self-educate about the fashion industry, I've found some really helpful resources.  This tweet from Arlan really bring it home: https://twitter.com/ArlanWasHere/status/1046044818026246150 https://twitter.com/ArlanWasHere/status/1046046226045636611 I make...
As I've worked on my collection, I've learned a LOT about finding and purchasing fabrics.  As fabric stores close, people are being forced to take fabric shopping trips to cities like NYC or LA, or buy swatches online and then order. It's a lot of work. This last June, I went to...
Hey plus size babes! As a blogger/designer/stylist/etc, I do a LOT of online shopping. And, one of my goals in 2018 is to step up my white allyship (Wells Fargo, we’re going to break up). Below, I’ve shared a list of plus size boutiques and brands that are owned by black...
For the past few years, Chromat has staged a press takeover for NYFW.  Their PR agency is definitely kept busy, through a dynamic combination of diverse casting, interesting pieces and their rallying cry for women and femmes to become a #ChromatBabe. While I wait for Chromat to drop a 4X...
Finding professional or workwear options as a plus size babe is HARD.  I don't know why, but a lot of brands seem to think we want polyester suits that look like they're from 1994. And while I love a strong shoulder, I'm not a fan of being a potential fire...
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