Bloggers of All Body Types That You Should Follow Now

Something for EVERY Body 16 Fashion Bloggers You Should Follow

As an avid body advocate of body positive media I read my fair share of blogs. As a style expert when I see something stylish my eye just gravitates toward what I find appealing. I love when the two worlds collide on my Instagram account. When I like something I like it whether the woman wearing it is a size 2 or a size 26. I honestly don’t care style and construction are on an even playing field in my world.

I wanted to showcase women of all body types who are incredibly stylish. I am sharing all of my favorite bloggers who give me total and complete closet envy. If you haven’t heard of them you should follow them today because who couldn’t use a little outfit inspiration!

Grown and Curvy Woman

I feel like no one executes quirky curvy girl business professional better than Grown and Curvy Woman. I love her colorful style and how she finds new ways to reinvent her wardrobe all the time. She also did a series on her blog where she recreated looks from her favorite straight size bloggers and the results were fantastic. I love her versatility if you are looking for fun ways to update your office style be sure to follow her @grownandcurvywoman on Instagram.

#tbt to this pleated gold @lanebryant skirt I wore during the holidays last year! #celebratemysize #thisbody #seethe67 #fall #

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Style Cassentials

They say big things come in small packages and Casse of Style Cassnetials slays in every way! Just when I felt like there was no one out there addressing the issues that petite plus size women deal with, I discovered Casse. She has written awesome posts about altering garments to better fit the smaller curvy frames of the plus and petite. Her sleek and sexy style will have you filling your online shopping cart full of style goodness. Be sure to follow @stylecassentials


Miss Louie

In real life, if I could I would wear everything Miss Louie puts on. If I am styling myself for an event I get on YouTube and watch Miss Louie. Her style is impeccable and it’s the perfect blend of classic J Crew prep and Target flare. Miss Louie shops both ends of the spectrum and it all seamlessly blends and the end result look super polished! Miss Louie is the total package and also goes into detail about her pairings of wardrobe and accessories. I’m sure you will find her style just as intriguing as I do be sure to follow her on Instagram @missejlouie and subscribe to her YouTube channel.


The Instagram Wives

These three New York working girls give an ultra chic plus sized Sex in the City vibe that an Ohio girl can only dream of!!  Suits, Heels and Curves, LA PECOSA PRECIOSA and Style Over Size all have different styles but the diversity in their taste provides a cohesive kinship that exudes fun and confidence. They are always on the scene and share insider details from retailers when new lines are being released. If you are interested in knowing when plus brands are extending sizes or just want a peek at next seasons lookbook before you receive the promotion in the mail these are your girls  Be sure to follow them on Instagram @theigwives


Skinny Girl Confidence

As the shortest person in my family, there is nothing I appreciate more than a tall drink of water! So often I see tall women not embrace all that is being a total glamazon. Skinny Girl Confidence shows off her cool street wear and her long, long, legs. She is seriously model material be sure to check her out on Instagram

The sun is shining, wind blowing, and I'm feeling good. Muah💋

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The Inbetweenie

As a woman who sits on the edge of straight and plus size clothing, I can totally indulge in the quirky styles of The Inbetweenie. Her style can range from easy going casual wear to fun iridescent rain coats, the sky is the limit. I adore the fun styles that always translate into cool, fun, and  animated pieces. Be sure to catch her on Instagram @theinbetweenie

☄new post wearing @yoursclothinguk and @missguided!☄

A photo posted by Jessica Ip (@theinbetweenie) on


Jessica Kane

Jessica Kane‘s style personifies crazy, sexy, cool. I love how she is always able to create great silhouettes. She always ties in fun colors and textures into her look and it never seems over the top, she makes it look so effortless. She also designs for the line Society Plus which is, oh so cute!! Be sure to Jessica on Instagram @jessica_kane

Just standing by a wall… in a hurricane. 👍 Top #avaandviv Skirt #societyplus Shoes #lanebryant

A photo posted by Jessica Kane | Society+ SKORCH (@jessica_kane) on


Feednclotheme is my blogger boo and she kills it every time. She is the ultimate southern belle with her long flowing frocks. She is always sporting bright colors and easy to pair separates. Feednclothe me is a woman after my own heart because nothing beats a cute outfit or a gourmet plate! Be sure to follow @feednclotheme on Instagram

✨…..she's mad but she's magic. there's no lie in her fire…..✨

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Simply Curvy

Ashley of Simply Curvy is all about the fit if a new plus size line is available at a well-known retailer  I know Ashley has made a purchase. I can always be certain that she will give her honest experience with the brand. She is always rocking what’s new and putting her own fun twist on it. Be sure to check out @simplycurvee on Instagram

Thread Cincinnati

Hey, don’t get it twisted Ohio girls have style too! I love the style of all of the ladies of Thread so I couldn’t just pick one. Everyone has their own unique style and it’s featured weekly on You can see the confidence in everyone’s style. It may seem a little bias since I  am a member of Thread but I find myself recreating the looks that I see on the other ladies all of the time. If you want to know the best places to shop in Cincinnati look no further. Be sure to check out all of the ladies of Thread on Instagram @threadcincinnati

Finesse Curves

Jeanne of Finesse Curves represents curvy girl style at it’s finest! Not only is Jeanne my blogger boo but she’s also my fellow Midwest fashionista. She is always changing up her look and her hair so I am constantly inspired by her style and her confidence to always take a fashion risk and rock it her own way. Be sure to check her out Instagram @finessecurves314

Personal Bravery

Can you lose with a blog named Personal Bravery? It’s more than style it’s the courage to be yourself, now that’s deep. Princess is a stylist and blogger with an awesome knack for layering clothes to perfection. She styles looks in  a way that I would have never considered and it always looks high end. Be sure to check out real Cincinnati style @PersonalBravery.

This Is Jessica Torres

This woman is hot, was the first thing I thought when I saw Jessica Torres. If you have been looking for the confirmation to leave the house in that sexy little number Jessica will inspire you to have the confidence and style to do it. I mean she’s unapologetic and I am constantly trying to infuse aspects of her style into my wardrobe and her no f*cks given approach to fashion is something any woman can appreciate. Be sure to follow @thisisjessicatorres.

One more picture from this look cause I obsessed with this dress. @popupplusny

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Klassy Kinks

My current hair goals obsession is Klassy Kinks. I recently started on my natural hair journey and I am constantly watching Klassy Kinks on Youtube for hairspiration. She also has a style all her own on Instagram. I love seeing her vibrant colors in my feed. Be sure to follow @KlassyKinks on Instagram.

A lil leg never hurt anybody… newly found cellulite and all 😏

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Curlybyrdie Chirps

Whoever said 40 isn’t fabulous lied. Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps always puts a sexy and stylish spin on looks that transition into my real life wardrobe. She is always proving that age ain’t nothing but a number. Be sure to follow @curlybyridie on Instagram.


Fabulous she is I can’t get enough of her mixture of street style and high end looks when I see FabEllis in my Instagram feed! She is always rocking a bold print. I just love how she mix and matches items so effortlessly be sure to follow her on Instagram @FabEllis


Are you caught up in the scroll too? Who is your Instagram or social media style crush?

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Cranberry Spice Latte


Fall is in full effect and I’m not a big pumpkin spice fan. Don’t get me wrong pumpkin spice lattes are tasty but I can take them or leave them. What I am here for this fall is adding cranberry and burgundy items back into my wardrobe. I totally plan on doing a totally monochromatic look and matching my lip color with my outfit.



When I saw this top from Simplybe I had to have it because it looked like the perfect sophisticated alternative to a fall sweater. I can layer it under a jacket or wear it alone. I think it’s sexy enough to wear on a date when it’s cold outside or dress it down on the weekend with denim.


What color do you plan on incorporating into your fall wardrobe?

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plus size velvet dress

Style Sunday | Velvet Crush


Style, Sustainablity and Velet

This weekend I had the honor of attending the Style and Sustainability Gala. The show showcased sustainable fashion from designers. Think the recycling challenge on Project Runway. The fashions were amazing and most of all good for the environment.


As for me I decided to rock velvet because it is trending for fall and I got an amazing deal. I found this Mynt 1792 dress at Gabe’s for 21.99! Mynt 1792 is amazing plus brand that is normally sold at Nordstrom and in their own online shop. This dress would have normally cost around $170. Gabe’s has recently gone through a rebranding and I am glad to see they also upgraded their plus size selection. I had to try on at least 10 dresses and loved all of them.

If you haven’t checked out Gabe’s plus size selection I highly recommend to taking a second look. You can find great deals and an awesome selection on department store and designer brands. Who doesn’t love  a good deal. _SAM6138.JPG




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Torrid Lace Up Cold Shoulder Top

Style Sunday | Who Are We Kidding It’s Still Too Hot


Everytime I scroll through Instagram the celebration of the start of fall is real but some of these outfits are unrealistic. There hasn’t even been a cool breeze yet and already I have seen sweaters and over the knee boots. Who are we kidding the last time I checked it’s 90 degrees. I couldn’t pretend not even for Style Sunday. I plan on pairing cute tops in darker tones that will easily pair with a jacket when the temperature finally cool down. There is no shame in my game when it comes to booties they are the great transitioner. How will you tranisition into fall?



Top: Torrid, Jeans: Target, (Old) Similar here, Boots, Gabe’s (similar), Bag: Henri Bendel (sold out) Similar here


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Style & Sustainability Gala


Every month I meet up with my favorite local bloggers, the ladies of Thread Cincinnati. We talk fashion in Cincinnati. We keep our ear’s to the ground and we are always on the hunt to find new local designers and fashion outings. Next week we will be experiencing the best of both worlds at the Style and Sustainability Gala.


Modern Makers and Urban Blooms are teaming up to bring a sustainable and collaborative fashion experience. The Uptown Innovation District will present their largest event of the year that will bring together a diverse audience to look at the growing sustainability and growing fashion scene in Cincinnati.

Come and shop, eat, and dance in the industrial space showcasing a moss catwalk, 25 designers, 60+ models, local vendors, food trucks, and living walls by Urban Blooms! You can find out more information about Style & Sustainability Gala on their event page on Facebook or you can purchase tickets on Eventbrite here: 

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How to Style Yourself on Stage

You know what we never talk about? That I am a poet and a spoken word artist and  I have performed nationally since 2009. I feel like I often get a deer in headlights look when I tell people that I perform spoken word, it’s almost as if they don’t know how to react. I have performed in large stage productions and I have always been responsible for styling myself.


I was recently a cast member in the spoken word stage play Coochie Chronicles. The stage play speaks to the narrative and of the issues that women of color. I wanted to make a statement when with my wardrobe. I wanted to present myself in a very sexy way to juxtapose the strong pieces that I would perform. I wanted to show that a black woman can be sexy, smart, socially aware. and sure of herself without having to downplay the way she looks.


Are you a stand-up comedian? Are you a singer? Are you a public speaker? How you present yourself on stage is a part of your performance. I can tell you first hand that when my outfit doesn’t photograph well it haunts me. I have been styling myself on stage and have learned the tricks of the trade. Here are my three tips on ensuring you’re ready for the hot stage lights.

More is More

Bright lights tend to wash out minor details. If you have a subtle understated style some of the more intricate details may not be seen from the back row. If you will be in a dark theater or club performing with a bright spotlight shining down on you be sure to up the ante. Bold jewelry, bright colors, and shiny details. Play with color and contrast to create visual interest in your look just keep in mind that sometimes a busy print may not be as appealing on stage as it is close up.

Bird’s Eye View

Before I wear something on stage I take a few pictures in the outfit. Looking in the mirror is not the same point of view as seeing it in a picture. Think of this picture as a first draft you will be able to edit the look before you hit the stage. Wrinkles are photogenic consider having your outfit pressed at the dry cleaners or iron it yourself. Once you are on stage and people post pictures of your performance there are no take backs, maybe you can untag yourself, but social media lives forever.

Show Your Truth

My on-stage look may be different than yours but these tips still apply. I can not stress this point enough bright lights tell no lies. Whether you want to admit it or not the moment you step on stage you are representing yourself. What do you want people to walk away with after they experience you or the character you are portraying. Your on stage look speaks before you do. Your performance and your on stage look need to speak your truth.


Sheer Duster: Old Similar (Here), Top:Forever 21, Pants:Torrid

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Fashion to Figure Body Con Dress

My 7 Fashion Rules I Broke This Summer


I feel like I dress better in my thirties than I did In my twenties. Which is ironic because I think I had a better body in my twenties. Maybe it wasn’t better but I was definitely smaller. The moment I embraced my true self I started being nicer to myself. I started giving myself permission to try things that I would have normally been too scared to try. In my thirties, I started breaking my own rules and preconceived notions of what I should and should not wear.

I’m sharing my favorite looks from this summer and how I broke all of my fashion rules from my twenties:

Rule #1: If Mom Doesn’t Like It, Don’t Wear It

My mom is my fashion guru. Seriously she is a fashion genius and an incredible seamstress. When my mom doesn’t like something she is usually right. If my mom tells me to change I do because there’s a chance she is seeing something that I didn’t. So about this tulle skirt, my mama hates this skirt! I had to accept that I couldn’t talk her into liking it and I had to accept that her opinion didn’t change the that I like this skirt. It is what it is sometimes you just have to take a chance and be the only person who likes what you are wearing.


Rule #2 :Attempt to Dress Your Age

While all of my childhood friends wanted to be cartoon charicters I really wanted to be Anita Baker. Can you imagine a five year old who’s hearts desire is be an adult contemporary jazz singer. It’s pretty funny now but dressing mature in your twenties is kind of frowned upon I mean you’re young you should be naked! I would get anxiety if I thought something looked too old. You never want a look to age you but a classic never goes out of style. Don’t be affraid to be understated. Dress for your mood and not your age.


Rule #3: Firm Fat

It must be jelly because jam don’t shake like that, that is my firm fat rule.  I often peffer for my round areas to be confinded to materials that smooth out my shape. If a swimsuit promises to make me appear 10 pounds slimmer chances are I’m buying that swimsuit. This summer I finally wore a swimsuit that had no promise of slimming me down and I didn’t die. I actually thought I looked pretty good. My firm fat rule now fluctuates depending on my mood.


Rule #4: No Ankle Pants, Ever!

My body shape is between an apple and an inversted triangle. Which means the lower half of my body is noticably more narrow than my upper body. I can’t be the only plus size woman with narrow hips, can I? I am all about semitry and creating visual lines when I am styling a look so I have a no ankle pants rule. No leggings, no crop pants, the answer was no! I want to say I had some big magical moment of self acceptance but really vanity made me ease up on my no ankles pants rule. I legit just wanted the top of a pair of shoes to be visible so I had a pair of pants hemmed above the ankle and the rest is history. Shoes trump body insecurity.


Rule #5: Flowers are for Gardens

This isn’t really my rule, I have to be honest, I curate what looks I share on my blog. I try to have an understanding of what will translate well and what won’t. Then I remembered it’s my blog and my style isn’t for everyone. I love flowers and I often feel like I am a flower, constantly in bloom. Maybe one of my readers will be brave enough to wear a floral print one day and realize that gardens are beautiful and there is no shame in looking like one.


Rule #6: Don’t Wear Bold Prints

The older I get the more I  embrace my own style and let go of dressing to please other people. It’s funny how a comment from one person can change your style. I was dating a guy and it felt like everytime I wore anything with a print on it he didn’t like what I was wearing. To avoid the conversation all together I just started wearing solids. Even after we broke up I still kept gravitating to solids. Eventually I thought why am I still dressing to appease a guy I’m not even dating anymore? Needless to say prints have made their way back into my wardrobe.


At The End of The Day

If you have gotten away from your true sense of style just remember yourself. I try not let myself not to get too far away from my classy free spirit. I love music, film, color, and nature and those elements reflect in my style. Don’t be affraid to break your own rules that you have put on yourself. Finding freedom in your personal style will trickle into other areas of your life. I defeinitely feel a sense of fearlessness everytime I step outside of my comfort zone.


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Style Sunday |Professional Creative



I recently purchased this dress on my recent trip to Mannequin Boutique. I am a sucker for a red dress. After playing around with the dress I feel that I may do some alteration for my own personal taste. I did want to take a moment and breakdown how the style and shape of this dress can work for a plus size professional creative.

Representing yourself as a creative professionally is a challenge in itself. It is difficult finding the balance between individual expression and a look that says I mean business. The challenge gets even greater when you are plus size.


Why this dress works:


This vintage red shirt dress works because the volume of the dress is offset by the menswear details. The strong collar and military style buttons give a professional vibe while the fiery color, playful hemline, and funky accessories speak to individual creativity.SAM_5501.JPG


Walking into a meeting as a freelance writer, artist, or maker is different than in a traditional office setting. You want your look to represent you as a potential innovator. When companies and or businesses are searching for creators they want to know that you’re cutting edge and will help them stand out from everything they are competing against. It’s import to mean business while still maintaining an element of creativity.

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Bloggers, Bubbles, and Blowouts (SIA SPA)



I recently read an article that said 58% of all women have a side hustle. Which means in addition to giving your all to your nine to five you’re moonlighting as an entrepreneur. I’m pretty sure we could all use a little self-care. If this is the case, then I’m pretty sure we could all use a little self-care. So, I made an appointment, and took a trip to SIA Spa in Cincinnati for some good ole self-care time for myself. At some point, you have to stop putting the need for relaxation on the back burner and lean into some small indulgences before you snap.


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My Self Care Weapon of Choice

Massage is my chosen weapon and let me tell you the Aroma Touch Massage slew the mighty stress dragon. I have actually never had a massage in a full-service spa before and I am so glad that my first experience was at SIA Spa. My masseuse, Kaitlyn explained that the aroma touch massage is a Swedish massage that uses 8 different essential oils and is very different from a deep tissue massage because of the long soothing strokes.  Initially, I was a little worried if I picked the right massage to relieve my stress tension, but after all the essential oils filled the air I didn’t have a worry in the world.




SIA is a full-service spa and salon.  Their skin care service pricing ranges from mid-range to high-end facials. As an African American woman, I am often apprehensive of some skin care treatments because not all treatments work well with the melanin in our skin which are mainly treatments focused on removing hyperpigmentation. I spoke with one of the estheticians at SIA and she was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations for skin care treatments for women of color.


In need of some self-care with assistance? Thread Cincinnati and SIA Spa have partnered for a super fun night that you and your girlfriends will enjoy!

Bloggers, Bubbles & Blowouts

When: Tuesday, August 30th- 5:00-8:30pm

Where: SIA Spa, 8127 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio

Enjoy  great deals

$15 Manicures, $25 pedicures, and $15 makeup. Plus $45 Dermaplane (reg. $65), complimentary VISIA skin consultations, and free blowouts with the purchase of $100 of services.

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3 Tips To Make Your Next Thrift Store Experience Easier



Loving vintage and being plus size is a double edge sword. So many super cool options but so few items are fond in the plus size range. Consignment and resale shops are dependent upon what they find at estate sales and donations so finding your size can be a challenge. I can honestly say that it’s always worth a stroll through a resale shop, I don’t find a size 16 as often as I would like but what I do find is worth the trip.What better way to find one of a kind accessories to express your individual style and elevate the look of your wardrobe basics.


I finally got the chance to check out the selection at Mannequin a vintage boutique located in Cincinnati, Ohio in Over the Rhine. I have been intrigued by Mannequin’s perfectly styled window display. My expectations were exceeded when I found immaculately made suits and creative separates. I was so happy to find a wide range of classic designer pieces and fun quirky vintage accessories. I was also delighted by their men’s section that included clothing, shoes, hats,  and suiting accessories.


Here are my 3 tips on how to make your next thrifting trip less stressful.


Have An Open Mind

Thrifting does not have the same instant gratification as walking into a big box store where every item has been merchandised. Thrifting for vintage is like a treasure hunt so you can’t expect an abundance of any size. Keep your mind open and be on the lookout for quality pieces made of high-end fabrics. The more you open your mind to the possibilities the less likely you are to be frustrated.


Creativity is Key

Did you find a smoking vintage blazer but you hate the buttons? You can replace the buttons what you can’t replace is craftsmanship. If an item is well made but has a small imperfection chances are it can be fixed. Did you find a great Louis Vuitton handbag but the zipper is broken? Most leather and shoe repairs will also replace the zipper in a leather handbag and the cost of the repair will still be considerably less than a new designer bag


Size Ain’t Nothing but a Number

If an item of clothing looks like it may fit, give it a try. I have looked at the size of an item on more than one occasion and according to the size it shouldn’t  have fit but the clothes told a different story. Can’t find anything your size, earrings always fit. I have found some of my favorite scarfs and evening handbags at thrift stores.






I found so many cool finds at Mannequin and I even found, gasp, a dress in my size! I can’t wait to share it here on the blog. You can find out more about Mannequin Boutique at  You can also follow them on Instagram @mannequinboutiqueOTR and on Facebook at Mannequin Boutique.

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