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Pink Blush Never Ceases To Please

I apologize for being MIA. Being a mom is my life’s joy and it has been taking up 99.9% of my time. I’ve actually been posting more videos lately than writing on my blog. So make sure you follow me on YouTube or even Instagram to keep up with my life, plus Size fashion, and mom-related content.

As you may or may not know, I am a brand ambassador for Pink Blush. I love their variety: plus Size Maternity, regular plus size, straight size maternity, and regular straight sizes. Everyone can find something. It’s a one stop shop! And a lot of their styles are carried in maternity and non-maternity.

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This first piece has gotten so many compliments every time I wear it! This pink and blue floral maxi screams summer! It’s so easy to wear. You could wear it as a beach coverup or even dress it up with some accessories and wear it to a nice dinner. I love the versatility of this dress and the print is bold and gorgeous. The material is light and airy so you will be cool and comfortable in the heat!

This teal maxi is such a great color! For me, it really brings out my eye color. It would look so pretty on darker skin tones as well. You could pair it with a denim vest like I did or even throw a bomber jacket over it when the weather gets a little cooler. Again, light material and super comfortable to wear!

The last dress has flirty written all over it! The little ruffle on the bottom is so cute and fun. The little sleeve will keep you covered if you’re more modest or concerned about hiding your arms. This dress is slinky and a little more form fitting than the others, so keep that in mind when ordering.

I cannot day enough about Pink Blush as a company. They have been amazing to work with, their clothes never disappoint, and they have some good sales as well! So keep an eye on their site for deals!

Floral Maxi

Teal Maxi

Floral Ruffle Dress


Pink Blush Maternity

This is my last plus size maternity clothing blog post, considering I have already given birth to my son (there will be future posts regarding that). I took these pictures prior to giving birth but the last month has been so crazy that I didn’t get a chance to post this. I apologize for that, but if you’ve ever been in your last weeks of pregnancy and the first few weeks of taking care of a newborn, I’m sure you can understand.

Pink Blush carries straight sizes, plus sizes, straight size maternity, and plus size maternity. I’d say I’m sometimes on the higher end of a 3X, most definitely when it comes to dresses, and their size 3X fits me perfectly. They have great functional and trendy pieces regardless of your size.

This first dress is perfect for the winter weather. You could add a scarf, leggings or tights, and booties for a cute cool weather look. The floral is more of a fall/winter pattern because of the pretty burgundy background. It’s actually one of my favorite colors to wear right now. I did switch out the belt for one of my own because the belt that came with the dress was a little snug on me. But both belts are very similar in color. The fabric is soft and comfy. This dress would be a great staple in anyone’s closet!

I’ve already worn this hoodie a bunch of times because I love it so much! You can easily pair or with leggings or jeans for a casual look. The lace detail on top gives it a little interest while still allowing you the comfort of a hoodie. The length of this is really nice, even for post-pregnancy when you’re not back to your pre-pregnancy body. I love the blue color. I’d highly recommend this piece!

The last item is this long cardigan with sequin elbow patches. I’m a huge fan of adding some sparkle to an outfit. This is an unexpected way to throw some shine into your look. This cardigan gives serious winter comfort vibes while still being chic. This sweater is so comfortable and can be worn over a dress or with leggings/jeans and a tank top. Obviously, open front cardigans aren’t specific to maternity wear. So this is something you can wear pregnant or not. I really liked buying pieces while pregnant that I’d still be able to wear afterwards.

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Lace Hoodie

Sequin Elbow Cardigan

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Maternity Photo Reveal!

I’m beyond overjoyed to be sharing these photos with all of you! About a month ago, I decided I wanted to take maternity pictures. I think partly because I wanted to remember this time of being pregnant and partly because I’ve come so far in accepting how my new pregnant body looks.

As a plus size woman, I found it difficult to be comfortable taking photos of myself. I believe that a large part of that insecurity is because we don’t see images of plus size pregnant women in the media or hear about them having healthy pregnancies. I feel that most of the time, being Plus Size and pregnant is expressed negatively or worse, not at all.

My goal since I was approximately 25 weeks pregnant, was to try to bring more visibility to plus size pregnancy. That was when I started taking “bump” pictures as often as I could. My journey through learning to love my body again has really given me a new sense of self. I hope that these pictures inspire others to do the same!

For this photo shoot, I’m wearing an absolutely gorgeous teal off-the-Shoulder jersey dress from Boutique By Agnes. She has an Etsy shop with beautiful gowns that can be customized to your color preference, style, and size. I’d highly recommend looking at her page to see the dresses she has to offer because they are amazing!

My photographer was incredible! Holden Moments really captured the nature vibe that I was looking for while being able to bring out my inner beauty. I’m so in love with these pictures and I know that my photographer, Grant, is responsible for how much I love them! If you’re in Central PA, check out his site!

Overall, my experience taking maternity photos was very special. I’d encourage everyone to take maternity photos so that you have the memory forever!

Horizontal Stripes? Yes Please!

I have heard that plus sized women shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes because it makes you look wider. False! I have honestly never found this to be true. In my experience, it can accentuate your curves in a good way!

This dress from JCPenney is a Fall staple! The main color is a beautiful burgundy with the stripe being a blush pink. These are two very popular colors for Fall. The 3/4 length sleeves will keep you warm in the Fall weather, but it would be easy to pair with a leather or jean jacket when it gets colder. The fit is great, especially considering it’s part of Arizon’s “Junior Plus” Line. Usually Jr Plus tends to run small, but I have not found that to be true at JCPenney. The material is very comfortable and easy to wear.

I paired this dress with a pair of black maternity leggings from Motherhood Maternity and black booties from ASOS. 

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Fall Plus Size Maternity Necessities

When I picked my most recent items from Pink Blush, I really aimed to give my readers a variety of items that would be perfect for Fall. I wanted to show you the diverse options available as well as give you some style inspiration for the slightly cooler weather.

The first item is a long sleeve gray shirt with black lace on the shoulders and collar. The lace makes this shirt dressy enough to wear to work, but it is soft and will keep you comfy and warm in the cool weather. My only issue with this piece was the length, so I did tuck the bottom up to give me a better overall proportion. I paired this shirt with a pair of burgundy Ponte pants and scrappy black sandals.

The second item was a gorgeous floral dress. I actually wore this for my baby shower and got so many compliments on it! The hemline is slightly higher in the front and longer in the back, but the front hits about two inches below my knee. There is a flattering overlapping neckline to emphasize the chest and an elastic high waist to show off your curves. I tied the sash in a bow to the left side to give the look some a-symmetry. Although this is short sleeves, the colors of the floral print are Fall inspired. The navy blue and orange give this dress an Autumn flair.

The last item is a Hospital robe. I don’t feel like any mom-to-be wants to spend her whole Hospital stay in a boring medical gown. This robe is perfect for being comfortable, looking chic, and still having the freedom to be nursing-friendly. The material is very soft and light. The white lace is a nice touch to make you still feel like you haven’t lost your fashion sense. It’s always my opinion that when you look good, you feel good. I’m definitely packing this in my hospital bag!

Gray Lace Top
Floral Dress
Hospital Robe

Adore Me Review

If you’ve never heard of Adore Me, you are missing out on some fantastic things! They carry sizes small-4X in swimwear, lingerie, bras, panties, activewear, loungewear/sleepwear, and now beauty too! They do have a subscription VIP option where you get something every month, usually for a discounted rate, but it’s not a requirement. You can always choose the pay-as-you-go option and purchase pieces whenever you’d like. If you sign up for their emails, they notify you of sales quite often!

To date I’ve tried their bras, underwear, sleepwear, and activewear and have yet to be disappointed. The quality is great and once you know your proper size, the fit is usually perfect as well. I will say that you should consult their size chart before ordering because I do have to size up in their pants and underwear. The bras have been true to size in my experience though. They even have nursing bras! 

I will include a few pictures from my current order from Adore Me. They did send me these pieces for advertisement purposes but the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. I’ll link all the items I received below as well as my video reviewing each piece in case you’re interested!

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Cute Plus Size Maternity Clothes!

For those of you who don’t follow me on any other social media platform, I am a Pink Blush Ambassador! The great news about Pink Blush is they carry straight sizes, plus sizes, straight size maternity, and plus size maternity. So there’s something for everyone on their site! I love the style of their clothes and the fit and quality is always on point! I’m so excited to be working with them on a regular basis and highly recommend checking out their site!

I’m in love with this simple black T-shirt dress. The fabric is soft and light without being flimsy or see through. It features a V neck and has slits up the sides to give it a little added interest. I did pair it with a simple braided brown belt just to define my waist a bit more, but you don’t even need to do that. It’s a great effortless look and it even has pockets! You know I love dresses with pockets! I’m planning on wearing this dress a ton on vacation next month. It’s very versatile and can transition to fall easily with a jean jacket!

The next dress is more of an end of summer/beginning of Fall floral print because of the dark background and 3/4 length sleeves. I love the shape of this dress because it would flatter a lot of different body types. The seaming of the dress follows the curves of the body, making it very complimentary. The length is perfect on me. It’s not too short that I need to wear leggings to make it work for the office, it hits right below the knee. It’s one of those go to dresses that can transition easily to the cooler weather with a pair of boots and dark tights.

This final look is beachy perfection. I ordered this specifically to wear on vacation next month. It’s a beautiful white maxi with black stripes. Again, with pockets! This one is more of a drapey easy feel with a slight V neck on top. I also loved how this looked with a short sleeve jean jacket. It definitely gives the dress a more trendy feel and I love it! The fabric is soft and easy to wear, especially as a pregnant woman. You don’t want to feel too constrained when you have a tiny human growing in your belly. This dress is a comfy dream and looks super stylish on!

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Black TShirt Dress
Floral Dress
Striped Maxi Dress
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1 Year of Blogging!

It has been exactly one year since I wrote my first blog post and I’m so happy to share this milestone with all of you. When I started my blog, I didn’t really have any sort of expectations. I just figured that I would give it a try and see how it went.

Now one year later, I’m so happy I have it a shot. I’ve become part of a great plus size bloggers network on Facebook, I’ve grown my Instagram to 2K followers, and my YouTube channel is nearing 1K subscribers. I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that anyone would read my blog of watch my videos besides family and friends. I had no idea it would grow into something bigger. Now, I have the honor of spreading the message of self love and how to be stylish at any size and budget. I’ve made some great friends via the internet and learned a lot about myself and set new goals for my future.

I just want to say thank you. Without all of you, my blog would not give me such joy and purpose. Thank you for all of your love and support and let’s make this go on for years to come!

All Dressed Up in Torrid

Torrid and I are in a relationship. Sometimes I will go months without making a purchase, other times I’ll make multiple purchases in a month. A lot of it ends up being based on their selection and if it fits into my personal style or not. Lately, I’ve been in love with a lot of their pieces.

I loved the pattern of this dress. The print is different from what I would normally gravitate towards, but I think it keeps a basic silhouette more interesting. The straps are adjustable, which I really appreciate. There is an elastic element in the back, but other than that the material is linen-like and does not stretch. I got this in a 3X during their Haute Cash sale.

The jean jacket is just…perfection. I can pair it with so many different things in my closet this Spring. Since it has short sleeves, it is great to wear in the warm weather. I tend to prefer a dark wash jean, so I’m pleased with the shade. This is in a 2X. I thought about sizing up because I don’t have a whole lot of extra room around the arms, but when I made my purchase, they only had a 2X left. It does stretch, so it’s not a big deal. I also bought this during their Haute Cash sale.

I purchased the sandals last summer in this nude shade and in black. I bought them both on sale and they’ve held up so well. I wear them all the time because they’re so comfortable for my wide foot. By far, my favorite sandals I own! Overall, this look is comfortable but very put together for the Spring weather!

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It’s Officially Spring with GCGMe!

This may be my favorite dress of all time so brace yourselves! GCGMe reached out to me and asked if I’d like to review one of their dresses on my blog and Instagram. Full disclosure: this dress was provided to me but the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. Just wanted to get that out of the way first!

GCGMe sells mainly special occasion dresses in both plus sizes and straight sizes. Their plus sizes go up to a 4X. They average in price from about $40-80, which is pretty good for a special occasion dress in my opinion. On top of that, you can get 15% off your purchase if you use my coupon code: TEEN15. 

I chose this dress for a few reasons. I fell in love with the print. It is a gorgeous floral and gives me major spring and summer vibes. I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer! The neckline would flatter any woman. It’s slightly off the shoulder but not completely, which shows just the right amount of skin. The fabric is lightweight and comfortable without being sheer or too clingy. I got this in a 3X and it fits perfectly. I also love the sleeve length. The sleeves do have elastic so that you can wear then at your elbow, like I did, or make them more 3/4 length. 

Shipping was super quick from this company and they have some great sales and pretty dresses. Make sure you check them out and use my code if you want to save some extra cash!

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