Wednesday, September 2, 2015

.#SimplyBeYourself Campaign.

As a little girl who aspired to be a model one day, I lived, breathed, & ate America's Next Top Model. I dreamt of doing those high fashion photoshoots, walking a high wire above a shark tank while "smizing" of course & being a top model in my industry.

However, never in a million years did I actually think that I would be a model, or have the opportunity to work with so many amazing companies, like SimplyBe
When SimplyBe reached out to me to partner with them for their new campaign #SimplyBeYourself I jumped at the chance. Why? Because I heard they were an official sponsor of America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 (& I love them, Duh)! It's all about empowerment, & embracing who you are! Myself & 4 other women joined in & picked one of the 5 themes that best represents them, I chose:


 The other themes are: #SimplyBeSassy, #SimplyBeUnique, #SimplyBeSeductive, & #SimplyBeHeard. 
For more information about how to join the movement, & for your chance to win $500 or $100 click hereGood luck!


Friday, April 24, 2015

.Smart Glamour.. is genius!.

It's tough enough to find clothing as a plus size woman, as I'm CERTAIN you all know. I recently discovered Smart Glamour and decided to give them a try. The initial appeal was that they offer clothing for ALL sizes and it's customizable.. Plus I just really wanted a 'Feminist' Jacket TBH. 

So, I sent off my measurements, and was pleasantly surprised with the clothing. It fit well, and was fun..and affordable.

I'm wearing the Joan Sheath Dress and Amelia Bomber Jacket. The Bomber comes in 3 color options, with 4 verbiage choices - Feminist, Babe, Lady, or Boss...All pretty amazing! The clothes are hand-made to order in NYC and as an added bonus, they use vegan fabrics.

You can visit the website to see more, or if you are in NYC, Smart Glamour currently has a pop up shop in the East Village - which ends on May 30th. They have every size XXS-6X available on the same rack, for the same price as one another. It is the first and only NYC body positive boutique where women of every size, shape, height, and weight can shop together in this way!! It blows my mind in the best way!

(photos by Nick Holliday)

So go check them out, or visit! Which piece is your favorite?



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Charlotte Russe Introduces Plus Sizes!

If you haven't already heard, Charlotte Russe has finally launched their plus size range and it doesn't dissapoint. There are loads of great pieces for Spring and Summer and I am loving everything that I have tried so far.
The colours are fun and bright and the cuts are fearless too. There is everything from adorable tops and Summer dresses to printed rompers and really cute denim. 
The range runs up to size US24/ 3X and is available in select stores and of course, online

Check out this gorgeous acid wash chambray skirt that I have paired with the pom-pom trim flutter crop top. 
I was worried that the sizing would be junior plus instead of true plus size but here I am wearing a 3X on both top and bottom and I have a bit of wiggle room, so the sizing is comfortable and true.

Have you all checked out the range yet? What pieces do you love?

Monday, December 8, 2014

.EYBS Babe Army!.

As you all know, I started Eff Your Beauty Standards a little over 2 years ago, and recently I've decided..I need help! So, I put the word out- and these amazing ladies are part of my team now! I'm thrilled to have a diverse group of ladies from around the world helping me reach more women with the message of my baby- EYBS! That means daily content, everyday of the week from not only myself, but them as well. I will also be announcing details soon for one more spot from one of my fans..yes that means you!

Here they are:


My name is Alison, I live in Seattle with my husband, kitty and chihuahua terrier.  In a few months I'll be graduating with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  

What EYBS means to her:

"The effyourbeautystandards movement to me means that we are refusing to give in to society's impossible standards of beauty and instead are choosing to love ourselves how we are.  Loving ourselves how we are does not mean we are not striving to better ourselves, I think as people we're always moving forward.  The effyourbeautystandards movement brings community and hope to those who were made to feel insecure and pressured to conform to a really harsh standard of beauty.  When we love ourselves as we are we are able to better love others, our communities, our lives and I think the effyourbeautystandards plays a key role in this."

Instagram: @alisongo


My name is Rainbow & I'm a Makeup Artist based in San Francisco, CA. I'm a proud supporter of the Drag & LGBT community as well a fighting for equality for every body. 

What EYBS means to her:

"EffYourBeautyStandards is a body revolution movement. We want to inspire, empower, and influence society on the acceptance that everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. You only get one body in this lifetime and it's time to start loving yours."

Instagram: @rainbow_artistry


howdy! I’m natalie. I’m a fat babe from the south. I have a wonderful boyfriend named Rich and a pug named Lola. I got involved in the body positive movement about four years ago when i started my tumblr,

What EYBS means to her:

"when I discovered the #effyourbeautystandards movement, I felt right at home! being able to find and surround yourself with others who realize that our bodies are NOT the shameful things that society has told us that they are - but rather, they are absolute gold - is like finding a treasure chest in the middle of a broken, ugly shipwreck. our bodies are our homes and people who cannot respect them shouldn’t be allowed to come in. This world hasn’t made it easy for people who don’t fit the social description of a “perfect beauty” to be able to love themselves, but with each other and with #effyourbeautystandards, we can take our bodies and our self-esteems back. we’re in this together!

Instagram: @nataliemeansnice


 Hi, I'm Missnic & I'm an Australian burlesque performer and model, who has been in the industry for 11 years and has had to soldier on through many experiences in regards to my size. In the past 2 years I've had 2 little baby girls and they have taught me that it's ok to love yourself and that mybody is a well put together machine that can do anything, dance on stages, be photographed for publications all over the world and create human life. With just giving birth 4 months ago, I run my own business doing custom acrylic nails under Deadlynails. 

What EYBS means to her:

"When asked what "eff your beauty standards" meant to me, I replied "everything. I remember being on stage once and being called a "fat emo chick" and yeh, It hurt .. but after I performed I laughed because he was the one that paid $45 to get into the show.. So I won in the end. It doesn't matter what your size, as long as you've got a roof over your head and people who love and care for you,you're the richest person in the world..So here's to Eff your Beauty standards"

Instagram: @Nppbxo


I'm Katie, & I'm a 25 year old, Canadian, plus size blogger, living in London. My blog,, is all about plus size fashion, lifestyle and travelling.

What EYBS means to her:

"Eff your beauty standards to me, is an opportunity to change the world's view of what is beautiful and a place to find inspiration and confidence for everyone!"

Instagram: @toodalookatie

To keep up with our posts, & to join in follow the EYBS movement here:

Twitter: @eff_yrbs

.Tess x Yours Clothing- My UK adventure.

As some of you may have recently seen, Yours Clothing flew me over in November to work with them, and I had SO much fun! Plus I have to say, I would move to England just for Cadbury hot chocolate alone.

Before shooting, I explored London...

Big Ben

Had the best pub food...

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace


After spending three days in London, I traveled to Peterborough to shoot for Yours. The first day we shot in a cute studio for the Holiday season.. Christmas, New Years, Australian Summertime and some sexy lingerie for Valentines day. The team & I laughed all day, had yummy cupcakes and I got to wear a onesie- not too bad for a days "work"! I also discovered "Christmas Crackers" and my life is forever changed!






The second day we shot at the beautiful Yours Clothing headquarters in Peterborough, UK and again..had a ridiculous amount of fun! I mostly filmed video content, and drank copious amounts of hot chocolate.. haha! 

 Hair & makeup was by Lipstick & Curls

I also was filmed for a documentary for Channel 4 in the UK while signing 600 photos for my meet and greet the next day.. phew!


My final day working with for Yours Clothing was in Birmingham at their Bullring store where I did a meet and greet with my fans!

(from the Yours Clothing site)




I met some UK plus size bloggers who put my dress on and surprised me..So many babes!

Annnnnnd a fan even got my signature tattooed on her!

After, I explored Birmingham a bit before heading back..and fell in love.

Thank you so much to the girls at Yours Clothing who made this such a memorable trip- you are definitely one of my favorite clients, and the newest addition in my closet!


To see more of my adventures with the Yours Clothing team, watch this adorbs behind the scenes video: