Fat is my favorite F word ! But it hasn’t always been, the word Fat use to have power over me. But I’ve reclaimed it and infused it into my brand. I am choosing to empower myself and others through fashion and body positivity because neither of those things are inclusive to one type of person. I’ll be showing off this fat summer body all season long with confidence. Happiness isn’t specific to one race, body type, gender or age. I was stunned to hear that “91% of women are unhappy with their body. 80% of women say images of women in media make them feel insecure.” We have to stop comparing ourselves to hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of surgeries, treatments and makeup. You don’t have to drink Flat tummy tea, bust your ass in the gym or go under the knife. “It’s okay to be fat and stay fat” Fat is not a bad word and having body fat does not equal poor health. Everybody is different, just love and embrace yours. Let your light shine from the inside out. Don’t hide inside this summer go out and tan those rolls 😉 Check out this full line up for more inspiration.
Hey girl hey ! I’m back with the reading line up, check out the first one here. Do you remember back in high school when they would give you a summer reading list right before school closed for summer break? Some of the books were mandatory some were suggested, some popular. A few of the titles put you right to sleep and some of them kept you up all night reading. But of all those stories how many of them could you actually relate too? 1 in a million right. Today I am bringing you my summer reading list. I put this list of 12 books together to give you babes some fabulous titles to read while you tan on the beach or float in the pool. All these books are either written about plus size women, in the point of view of a plus size woman or written by a plus size author. I am working my way down the list and you should too. Take some time to yourself to just relax, read and stimulate your mind.
- You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
- The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Susan Renee
- The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving The Skin You’re In by Tess Holiday
- Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have by Louise Green
- Curvy Yoga®: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day by Anna Guest Jelley
- Big Gal Yoga: Poses and Practices to Celebrate Your Body and Empower Your Life by Valerie Sagun
- The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style by Chastity Garner
- 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Fiction by Mona Awad
- Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass by Jes Baker
- The Lighter Side of Large by Becky Siame
- The Fat Bridesmaid by Brooke Zaras
- Fat Chick, a novel by Lorraine Duffy Merkl
These books can be found online at Amazon.Com for download on the Kindle App or in your local Barnes & Nobles. But I recommend doing a google search to see if your local bookstore has it. It is important to support your local bookstores and libraries. If you’ve already read any of these titles let us know which one was your favorite but no spoilers please! What’s on your summer reading list? Can’t wait to hear from you 🙂
As you know I’m a huge Betsey fan so of course I am bringing you a line up of summer accessories. This line up features my favorite kitsch bags and chic shoe styles. Shop Betsey summer accessories now at www.betseyjohnson.com ! Happy Shopping 🙂 Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
Anyone feeling crabby? Grab this crossbody kitsch bag with top zip closure, 24″ drop strap and fully lined interior. I call her Mrs. Krabs, $68.
Kill two trends in one, wicker style kitsch crossbody bag shaped like a PINEAPPLE ! Does it get any sweeter then this bag with it’s 20″ drop strap, $88.
Show off your passion for photography with this clever camera-inspired bag. Its compact shape features a lens and flashbulb design, and is roomy enough to carry all your essentials.” Perfect for my blogger babes ! This crossbody bag features an adjustable drop strap, studded flap closure and fully lined interior. $68
This heart-shaped clutch will infuse a sense of play into your look! Clutch features a compact heart shape, hinge opening, fully lined interior and a removable 19″ chain strap adds endless styling options.
Get your pedicure on and then slip on these fridge, open toe beauties. Casual and stylish, these multi-colored fringe slides are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Their open toe and cork construction are prime for warm weather nights.
Trend Alert: Gingham has been spotted on and off the runway and here is your chance to casually try the trend. Classic gingham decorates these modern slide-on sneakers that so versatile, you can wear them with anything from jeans to dresses. Daisy embroidery adds a sense of play. Slide up style for gyals on the go, 1″ platform rubber sole and they lace up. Drop a comment and let me know which accessory was your favorite, I’d love to hear from you.
As promised I’m back with Part 2 of the update of my annual swimwear lineup . These brands offer a fit for every style, shape, and budget. Whether you’re looking for a cover-up, monokini, bikini, tankini or just beach accessories these brands have tons of options for you. Some of these brands offer up to 7x (38w) so let’s dive in ! When shopping swimwear make sure to check out measurements charts, if it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a swimsuit I recommend getting fitted first. Remember your body is beach ready whenever you’re ready to take your body to the beach. Don’t let the swimsuit seasons pass you by go out and enjoy it, show off those legs, rolls, and that belly and give no F’s while you do it.
#26. Mahogani Jenell
#28. Old Navy
#32. Simply Be
#33. Smart Glamour
Target offers sizes 14 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $17.99 – $69.99 in price.
#37. Virgo Nicole
#39. Woman Within
Happy shopping and happy swimming ! 🙂
With 60 days left until Summer is over I’m bringing you babes an update of last year’s post 38 Brands Who Sell +Size Swimwear . This list contains a fit for every style, shape, and budget. You can shop online or go try on the swimsuits in store. Whether you’re looking for a cover-up, monokini, bikini, tankini or just beach accessories this list has tons of options for you. Some of these brands offer up to 7x (38w) so let’s dive in ! When shopping swimwear make sure to check out measurements charts, if it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a swimsuit I recommend getting fitted first. Remember your body is beach ready whenever you’re ready to take your body to the beach. Don’t let the swimsuit seasons pass you by go out and enjoy it, show off those legs, rolls, and that belly and give no F’s while you do it.
#2. Always For Me
#3. Ashley Stewart
#4. Asos Curve
#6. A+ Curves
#7. Black Cat Bikini
#9. City Chic
#11. Curvy Sense
#12. Diva Kurves
#15. Fashion To Figure
#16. Full Beauty
#17.G’wan by Charon
#18. JC Penny
#19. Jessica London
#22. Lands End
#23. Lane Bryant
#24. Lord & Taylor
Check back for part two with even more stylish swimwear for this season. Happy Shopping 🙂