Things I would tell my younger self.

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Things I would tell my younger self.
Give yourself some time to heal. It’s okay to not want to get out of bed, your mum just died. Be angry.  And don’t let people tell you she’s not your mum just because she didn’t give birth to you.  Her death will be the worst pain of your life, but you will get through […]
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Everything You Need For Your Halloween Party.

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Everything You Need For Your Halloween Party.
We are not really big on Halloween at our house. I think we started paying more attention to it when we had our kids. The only part I do enjoy is giving candies out to the kids in the Neighborhood. Also,  let’s not forget that it’s a little reminder that Christmas is near. Even though we’re […]
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Be a rule breaker

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Be a rule breaker
My bra is showing a little in these photos, and when I was shooting these pictures in the middle of New York I remember saying to my friends Lydia and Alex ‘ Is the bra too much?’ It was only showing a tiny bit but I thought maybe this is too risqué for an outfit […]
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How to wear bold prints- Printed suit

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How to wear bold prints- Printed suit
Bold prints have been everywhere for a while now. That makes me happy because to know me is to know how much I love beautiful prints and bright colors. I love mixing them, wear them with neutrals or full on like my outfit today. As far as I am concerned bold prints add a lot of personality […]
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{STYLE} Travel Essentials

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{STYLE} Travel Essentials
Wearing: Leggings by Lysse (another version available here), One A Plus Scoop Neck Tank, Bagatelle Denim Jacket, Adidas Sneakers, Miu Miu Sunglasses  As the unlikely boss of a baby start-up, I’ve spent much of the last couple of years traveling back and forth between coasts to make magic happen. I know, all that ~bicoastal living~ I’ve […]
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{STYLE} Black Tie, Optional

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{STYLE} Black Tie, Optional
This is a fact: ever since I first started writing at Marie Claire, back in 2011, I would get emails from people asking where to shop for a plus size gown or evening dress, and no matter where they were in the country – I knew there was likely a David’s Bridal near them. It […]
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4 amazing places to eat brunch in NYC

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4 amazing places to eat brunch in NYC
Hands up if you love brunch… I mean who doesn’t? Breakfast and lunch smooshed together for one perfect meal, YES PLEASE. And I’ll be honest if there ever is a place to indulge on brunching then New York is the place. During my last stay in September for NYFW I ate at many deliciously delightful […]
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Shopping Plus Size with Amazon Canada

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Shopping Plus Size with Amazon Canada
 Alright loves! It finally feels like Fall outside. I never knew I would be this excited for fall because I am a summer girl. Yes ! This African girl does enjoy cool weather just not to cool.   Anyways, one of my friends who is also a plus size women called me to find out where she could […]
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Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful with Wonderbra

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Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful with Wonderbra
By a show of hands how many of you have a hard time finding the perfect bra? Could it be because you’re wearing the wrong size? Or maybe you don’t know where to find it? Today, we are talking about the fabulous 2017 fall collection from Wonderbra and how to be your own kind of […]
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Shopping Plus Size with Amazon Canada

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Shopping Plus Size with Amazon Canada
 Alright loves! It finally feels like Fall outside. I never knew I would be this excited for fall because I am a summer girl. Yes ! This African girl does enjoy cool weather just not to cool.   Anyways, one of my friends who is also a plus size women called me to find out where she could […]
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MY TOP TEN 2016 FAVORITES

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MY TOP TEN 2016 FAVORITES
Happy New Year, Babes!As we roll headfirst into 2017 (and THANK GOODNESS 2016 is over, because my heart couldn’t take much more), I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces and products from 2016! These are the things I gravitated to the most, whether it’s the new leather jacket that has quickly become […]
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BUNDLED AND COZY

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BUNDLED AND COZY
Hi babes! It’s definitely taking a turn for the colder in California–it’s in the 40’s! And rainy! What?! That’s insanely cold for Southern California. I am excited though, that I get to bust out my coats and cold weather gear!I’m currently gravitating toward coats in moody, rich colors, and this asymmetrical zip coat from Ellos […]
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3 Ways To Wear burgundy Pants To Work This Fall

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3 Ways To Wear burgundy Pants To Work This Fall
Cardigan/ Cami/ Pants  c/o Reitmans I have been blogging for years. For all those years I and others have fought tooth and nail for inclusivity and better fashion for plus size women. First, some brands listened and started to make plus-sized lines. We were happy until we found out that the lines would only be […]
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SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: TORRID ACTIVE WEAR

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SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: TORRID ACTIVE WEAR
[[ :: work hard slay hard top :: perforated stripe hi-lo tank ::  side stripe skinny joggers :: ]][[ ::  perforated stripe hi-lo tank :: perforated stripe workout hoodie :: colorblock workout leggings :: ]]I can’t believe I’m just finding out that Torrid launched some seriously awesome plus size active wear! While I don’t care […]
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SECRET GARDEN

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SECRET GARDEN
Who’s ready for spring? 😛I’m the worst because I begged for colder weather so I could wear my jackets and coats, but this freezing rain has me solidly over the winter! So ready for spring to roll around so I can break out all my breezy dresses again![ :: Roz & Ali dress c/o Dressbarn :: […]
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A LITTLE LEG

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A LITTLE LEG
Showing a little leg never hurt anybody! 😉Currently in love with this dress/tunic from new-to-me brand, Kari Lyn! The off shoulder design and swingy shape are so comfy and cozy. The Kayleigh knit off shoulder tunic is a great length, and on my shorter torso, works as a mini dress! It would be perfect for […]
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My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

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My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets
One | Two | Three | Four | Five |  Six | I definitely fit into the stereotype of the African moms that always have food in the fridge.My kitchen is probably the place I spend the most time in my house. I love cooking, trying new recipes, and I am the happiest when the kids […]
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