Self Love Brings Beauty… and a lot of other cool stuff

Self love brings beauty When you’re caught up in everything that’s wrong with you then you can’t see everything that’s right with you. You see someone else’s success as a reflection of your failures. You see someone else’s beauty and wish you looked like them. Then maybe you’d be happy. DAMN, BUT FORGET THAT NOISE. One person’s beauty doesn’t define another’s beauty. None of us are made the same and comparing yourself to someone else’s

Lounge in leopard and sequins this holiday season

Tis my favorite season of the year… sequin season. It’s that time of year again where sequins and fancy outfits are abundant. In the past, I’ve kept my holiday outfits pretty standard considering I usually just wear a black dress or a black skirt with, you guessed it, a black sequin top. Always chunky, but maybe not so funky. As the year comes to a close and as my blog is almost a year old,

Pat McGrath Lust 004 Vermillion Venom Look 2

All that glitters is gold, right? Well not everything, but in the case of Pat McGrath Vermillion Venom lip kit you can both glitter and gold at the same damn time. At the same damn time? Yes, at the same damn time. Since the kit comes with venom microfine glitter and metallic gold powder you can create an array of looks to the be the flyest girl or boy on the block. To get this

What the f@%# is that in my closet? Meow, a catsuit.

Jumpsuit, jumpsuit, jumpsuit them boys up to something It’s been staring at me for 83 weeks, or 19 months, every time I wake up and every time I go to bed. Just hanging there with its tags still on in between button down shirts I only wear when all my other shirts have sauce or Cheetos dust spilled on them. I kept meaning to wear it these past two years, but it just never happened

Pat McGrath’s Lust 004 Vermillion Venom Lip Kit (Part 1)

Sometimes you just want to “walk across the room like Naomi Campbell.” There is no one fiercer (or scarier) than Naomi Campbell. When I saw her rocking Pat McGrath’s glitter lip kit at the VMAs I knew I had to have it. Well, actually I already knew I had to have it from seeing influencers, like Nadia Aboulhosn and Paloma Elsesser, rocking the lip kit… Oh, and Rihanna. But seeing Naomi just cemented how much

Ashley Graham’s Siren Red Swimsuit Brings Out The Sports Illustrated In Me

Long Live Ashley Graham “You would be pretty if you just lost some weight.” Oy, plus-size women have always been told that they can’t be sexy until they lose weight. Instead of appreciating what we have we’re told to reach for mostly unattainable body goals. We are warned our whole lives that life will be harder because of our size. And of course, plus-size women have always been told they can’t be swimsuit models. Well,

Chunk Travels: Costa Rica Travel Guide

Pura vida, dude. That’s basically the way to say, “coolio, dude” and so much more in Costa Rica. Callie and I had such a baller time on our San Diego vacation that we thought, “hmmm, let’s take this thing INTERNATIONAL.” So we did. We researched forever (so like a week) and finally landed on visiting Costa Rica during Labor Day Weekend. We found reasonably priced roundtrip tickets just 2-3 months before our trip, which we

All Summer Sixteen Playing Dirty Not Clean In The GabiFresh Princess Fatkini

“You gon feel it now. I’m out here looking for revenge… all summer sixteen.” – Drake Drake pretty much set up the rules to own this summer so I had to follow them. Revenge? Looked for it and got it. As always, summer was busy busy busy because in Chicago we maximize the shiz out of the warm months. This summer I balled out, per usual, but this year felt different because I wasn’t crawling

What the f@#% is that in my closet?: An Adidas crop bralette

Admitting you have a problem is the first step Guys, I’ve officially run out of closet space. At first I was proud of my mass collection of plus-size crop tops, but when I counted that I had 60 crop tops I knew things had gotten out of hand. After that my eyes wandered over to my collection of skater skirts that I’ve only touched twice the summer. Then I started noticing all these random sequin