Some of the things you’ll find in this blog series relate to what I love currently. But a few topics – especially this one – relate to what made me, well, me. Because sometimes it is important to reflect on the things that built your taste in humor, visuals, music, and everything in-between. So without further ado, it is time to play the music, and it is time to light the lights – let’s talk about The Muppets.
Having parents that were in their youth during the 70’s and 80’s, many of the TV series they presented to me were from those decades, and typically stood as an example of their own brand of humor. From Pee Wee’s Playhouse to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, I clearly was only being shown the best of the best – but the one that really started it all for me was my introduction to a group of puppets with a ton of personality.
Some of us wake up feeling proud in the morning. Perhaps it is for your gender, sexual orientation, heritage, or the breakfast you just made – you name it, you own that confidence and pride for it. And while I have quite a bit of admiration for a lot of those elements of myself, one of the things I am the most proud of happens to lay in the middle of my right arm – my birthmark aka my hemangioma.
So once in a while, I like to give a bit of a hilarious dive into what makes me – well – me. And sometimes the best way to do that is with a list. So here we go folks – this week, let’s take a look at some interests of mine that could, perhaps, surprise you.
Usually covered head to toe in pastels, most people tend to get this “image” of me as a total girly girl. Sure, I love feminine imagery of classic Barbies, Disney Princesses, and Audrey Hepburn walking into Tiffany’s – but let’s be real here: There’s a lot more to me than that, my friend. Read more
A few nights ago, I got the opportunity to have my stylish buddy Victoria (Parfait Doll) snap some photos of me near my work area – specifically the super cool decorated walls near the recently built Occulus/FiDi mall.
So y’all – this post is full of feelings. So prepare yourself.
One day (via a collection of text messages), my friend Victoria and I were talking about a variety of topics. From sending each other inspirational pictures, to planning our next after work dinner session, she brought up an interesting point, and it is the kind that makes your mind race in a ton of crazy directions. So hold onto your fashionable seat belts – this is gonna be a hella bumpy kind of post.
A year or so ago, I wrote a piece on my 2017 Old Man Crushes. But since then, a new favorite actor/crush/cinnamon roll has developed in my heart, and has made me rearrange my crush list all over the dang place. His name is David Harbour, and he’s too precious for all my fangirl words.
If you are a plus size cutie, there is a likelihood that you’ve heard of the company Gwynnie Bee. Known throughout the internet as a clothing “rental” subscription service, GB has a lot to offer, both in terms of pricing and the quality of the garments they provide.
This month, I’m giving their plus size selection a test run, since that is a big part of their selling point/marketing. And since I’m a girl who loves to try on a dress or two before purchasing (#badonlineshoppingexperiences) this seemed like the service for me. So what did I snag in my GB boxes thus far? Let’s take a look!
On my journey towards accepting all of my curves, I have decided to experiment and take a leap into the world of plus size-friendly subscription boxes. And though there are quite a few that exist throughout the interwebs, there were two I was the most interested in and wanted to give a try. The first of the two is Dia&Co which is described as the following:
“Dia&Co is a female-founded company exclusively dedicated to serving women who wear sizes 14 and up. We believe that style has the power to spark radical self-love, and we’re committed to ensuring that women of all sizes have equal access to beautiful clothes. We offer a new type of shopping experience: Our stylists take the time to get to know you, then send you hand-selected clothing and accessories that match your unique style, body and budget.”
So, what does that really mean? Well, the whole deal works like this: You pay $20 for a “styling fee”, which you can sort of think as a down payment for anything you actually end up buying from the box (which I’ll explain more about later.) At the same time, you also create a profiler so that the stylist knows what you dig, hate, and should avoid at all costs to put in your box – along with what you would like the costs of your items to be (ranging from “as low as they can go” to over $200 bucks a piece.)
You finish off your prepping process by giving other hints to the stylish (including pinning other consumer’s photos of their box items), press the completed button, and in a few days the box is on your doorstep.
So, after all of that, what actually ended up in my box? Let’s take a look!
As a girl with giant hips since the moment she hit puberty, when I heard the words “curvy” and “con” together in a title, I lost my gosh darn mind. And incase you are thinking this blog post is some sort of a fever dream, then you would be wrong.
TheCURVYcon (created by bloggers Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa) is described as the following:
“….a two day event that brings plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy….”
This ain’t a guide to surviving NY’s fashion apocalypse, but more of just a silly ramble of an observation.
Going in and out of Manhattan every day on a 24/7 basis, I tend to get one of two reactions to my style – someone appears to accept my outfit, or a set of eyebrows raise at the sight of bright colors gracing the Grand Central “runways”. Why such drastic responses? That (along with how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop) is an answer I’ve been on quite a hunt for.