Adidas Gazelles & Leather Cap

11/17/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
I've been doing a little exploring in places I've never been before. I realized that a lot of my every day outfits that include sneakers, you guys want to know about too. I figured I'd snap a few pictures of them, even if I'm not all dressed up with my hair and make up done. I went walking around and ended up on a gorgeous beach. I can't stop wearing baseball caps lately. Probably partially because I live in Florida again but mainly because I don't feel like doing my hair these days.

Ralph Lauren mens longsleeve shirt
Target light grey leggings
Sugarcloth mint green baseball cap (similar)
adidas Gazelle shoes
ralph lauren shirt leather baseball cap

some booty shorts

11/09/2015 | | Best Blogger Tips
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

I spent most of my last days in Belize lounging around. I had a pool right outside my cabana but really only went outside for sun once or twice because the mosquitos are unbearable. They literally bite through clothes. One night I tried cooking and the propane tank wasn't working so I went downstairs to try and get it to work and there was a giant crab running sideways towards me. I was like nope, I want no parts of this. I'm so grateful to be able to travel. If you have the option to go and see the world, please do. Even if it is you traveling alone.

grey baseball cap
boohoo white crop top
Urban Outfitters denim shorts
Adidas Voloomix sleek slides
adidas slides high waisted shorts belize grey hat teal adidas slides

Yahoo News

11/05/2015 | Best Blogger Tips
I flew to NY early October to launch my collection at Lord & Taylor's flagship store but before I arrived, I stopped by Yahoo News and did an interview with them. I speak on how bloggers, whether they have a small or large audience has influenced the fashion industry and touch tons of people when it comes to body acceptance. I'm so thankful to have a career that I can reach so many people and change how they feel about themselves just by being myself. We spoke about the term plus size and how I feel about it. I'm very much about making people feel like they belong to something as a whole instead of just labeling themselves one thing. I can understand why the industry labels and I've been saying this for the past five years I've been blogging. I don't consider myself a plus size model, a plus size designer, a plus size blogger. I'm a model, a designer, and a blogger. Period. No specifics needed. I think the bigger picture here isn't labeling, hashtags, or "movements", it's doing actual actions that speak in numbers to the point it becomes every day life. I want to design for every size. I want everyone to feel like they can relate to me in some aspect. Not just my size. I've gotten countless comments from women and men of all sizes that say I've helped them become a little braver. I've had anorexic women write me that they're a size 0 and I helped them feel confident because my size isn't the normal beauty standard and if I'm brave then they can be too. I don't want them to feel like they can't relate to me because of a label. If you're fashionable, you're fashionable. I'm not different from a runway model who is a size 0. We NEED diversity in this industry including size 0, including size 18. We need different ethnicities in this industry. We need diversity in general in mainstream media for everyone to feel like it is okay to be their genuine selves. I'll always truly believe the term plus size separates us rather than brings us together. It's not us versus them, it's all of us in this to bring what is classified as "normal" to be everything. I'm a person, just like them, who is in the fashion industry. I want everyone to feel comfortable and love themselves, I don't feel a label is needed to do that. I'm thrilled the other women in this video agree with me. Thank you to Yahoo News, Kaye, and Katie Couric for having me be a part of this. Thank you also to everyone in this industry that is helping brands and people to expand their views and open their minds to a different kind of beauty in society.