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2018 Holiday Picks

Here is my Holiday Roundup. You still have some time to snag these looks before the month is over!

The Statement Coat/Jacket

Depending on the chill in the air, this could range anywhere from a blazer to a long overcoat. The biggest trend of the season IMO is the Teddy Jacket. This furry addition to your wardrobe is gonna keep you both warm and on trend.

Teddy Faux Fur Coat from Something Navy for Nordstrom

Marina Rinaldi Pink Jaquard Coat at 11 Honore

Lauren Ralph Lauren Tartan Blazer at Macy’s

Sequin Blazer by Something Navy for Nordstrom

  The casual, but put together looks with jeans

Holidays can mean a bevy of events and some are more casual than others. I like to pick out some fun jeans that can be worn with, oh I don’t know, almost anything else on this list?

Coated Lace-Up Jeans by Good American

Good Legs High Waisted Jeans by Good American

Vintage Velvet Stripe Cropped Jeans by Madewell

Metallic Ombre Jeans by Eloquii

 Something Shiny

I’m a magpie. Join me.

Christian Siriano Zig Zag Dress for 11 Honore

Sequin Cocktail Sheath by Dress the Population

Sequin Romper by Leith

Callie Set from Premme

Sequin Trumpet Midi Skirt for Eloquii

 Velvet, Velvet, Velvet

There is a lot of hugging happening during the holidays, so lets all make sure we are soft to the touch.

Velvet Kimono Midi Dress for Asos

Parker Selma Dress on 11 Honore

Velvet Floral Maxi Dress on Asos

Pleated Velvet Skirt on Asos

Suit Up

Come back to the 90s with the resurgence of the bodysuit.

Wilder Ones Bodysuit by Good American
Sparkle Bodysuit by Leith at Nordstrom
Crushed Velvet Bodysuit by Madewell
Be Your Love Bodysuit at Nordstrom
Deep V-neck Long Sleeve by Leith (plus and straight sizes)

That’s a wrap….a holiday wrap. These are the jokes people 🙂

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When Activewear Actually Cares About Plus Size

I’ve spoken about getting more active on my instagram as of late, but wanted to touch back here with what I am wearing.

It boggles my mind that there are athletic clothing companies that do not offer plus sizes. I’m looking at you fat phobic Lulu Lemon! It’s a strange place to be in…to be fat and want to work out, to be surrounded by a culture that tells me that I should workout because being fat is wrong, BUT not having a company to clothe me for said workout. Apparently, I shouldn’t expect to look good working out. That privilege is reserved for sizes 00 to 10.

I had gotten so used to this double standard that when a company came along that actually sized up to a 20, I didn’t truly trust it. Brands say they go up to a 20 or say they are plus size, but it’s only half true. The 3x is an actual size 14 or only a small fraction of their line is plus. Out of 20 available leggings, 2 come in XXL. However, and this is a big however, this is not the case with Girlfriend.

This company. Not only do they make a pant that is thick, but stretchy, comes in a bevy of colors that are stunning, makes sizes up to a 20, and doesn’t roll down the tummy, BUT everything is made from recycled plastic bottles. They are doing right by both fat people AND the earth. As an added bonus, these leggings come in 3 lenghts (28″, 23″, and 19″) and 2 thicknesses (compression and lite).

Also, let the record show that I have no idea how people on the beach do these photoshoots. It has to take geniuses to run and smile and not look like a complete fool.

Photography by David Schubert

Topanga Sports Bra: Girlfriend Collective | High Rise Legging in 3 lenghts: Girlfriend Collective