After the hottest summer in history, the first days of fall are a welcome relief. According to scientists, July 2019 "was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally." Eeek! Climate change is real, and we need to get our s**t together, or we're toast, literally.Read More
Chichi and I style two of the cutest plus size animal print dresses this spring!Read More
Valerie Eguavoen sits down with Kourtney Pope to talk about size and race in the fashion industry. Kourtney is an experienced social media marketing associate, a writer, a stylist, and the editor in chief of Run Through Mag.Read More
In a parallel universe, my blog is called “quiet girl, loud prints”. It is no secret that I am a fashion maximalist, I love clashing colors and prints. I seek out items that truly “spark joy”. This dress is one of them. cc: Marie KondoRead More
A conversation with Ushshi on creativity, activism, and the plus size fashion industry. Ushshi is 31 years old. She was born and raised in Bangladesh. She currently lives in Harlem, New York.Read More
If I could be the force to the girl who feels powerless, for she was made fragile from the stares and sneers.
If I could be the healing to the girl whose body has been whipped with words...
I’m styling this gorgeous WHO WHAT WEAR dress in 4 ways. These looks are a lot of fun, easy to recreate, and perfect for the summer.Read More
I am a plus size blogger and I identify as one, but it seemed some readers had a problem with that.Read More
The fashion industry has no justification for excluding plus size bodies on it's runways and in it's campaigns. With the rise of the plus size "fast fashion" market, talented plus size models represented around the country, and a growing community of plus size content creators and influencers, representation at New York Fashion Week is long overdue.Read More
Swim season is officially here! Unfortunately, with the warm weather comes insane pressures and unreasonable expectations to shred every piece of body fat. Society only welcomes us to the pool or beach if we are displaying steel-cut abs in a teeny weeny bikini, and of course the endless #beachbody #summerbodygoals posts are making their way onto our timelines.Read More
As a young plus size girl, shopping was practical for me and not about having fun or being stylish like it was for my smaller friends or family. One thing that changed my perspective about my body was realizing that I was the only one who actually had control over it.Read More
I can always count on Simply Be for trendy plus size clothes and pieces. This classic motif-detail jean jacket, which was modeled by the gorgeous Marquita Pring, caught my eye immediately. I love the oversized style and trendy patchwork badges.Read More
This September, Essence kicked-off New York Fashion Week with the third annual Essence Street Style Block Party.Read More