• Life

    sorry, jo-hoes – thank you, joe jonas

    This blog is all too familiar with my incessant whining about, let’s be real, everything. Especially about life in the plus size world. Except today, I’m not coming to you with a complaint, I’m here with a kudos! times, they are a changin’. My go-to Jonas is Nick. Hands down, all day. However, Joe has crept up into my heart and made a little (Jo)nest. Recently he and his band, DNCE, released “Toothbrush”. A catchy tune about staying the night and not worrying about morning breath because daddy Joe’s got a place for your toothbrush. It’s not my most favorite song on the radio today, but if I were between 14 and 16, I probably…

  • blogging,  fashion,  Life,  rant & ramble

    RANT & RAMBLE: plus size shopping

    I was scrolling through Facebook, as one does when they’re trying to escape the stresses of the office. I came across this article, which lists 5 challenges plus size shoppers encounter while trying to find clothes that are fashionable, affordable and to their unique style. This article is SPOT. ON. As we all know, this blog is no stranger to my rants about plus size shopping and how it totally blows. I wasn’t going to say anything because 1) Alysse (from Ready to Stare) truly hit every nail dead on the head. And 2) I’m tired of it. I’m tired of complaining. I’m tired of complaining that I’m complaining. Tired, tired,…

  • blogging,  Life,  rant & ramble

    friday five + a (mini) rant!

    It’s Friday – #thankgod. I haven’t done a Friday Five in a while because I haven’t liked anything enough if we’re being honest here. I’m going to try to throw a few things together because, well, it’s Friday and I feel like it’s the right thing to do. Let’s get into it, shall we? Mindy is back in April. The 12th, to be exact. Finally! It’s been long enough, no? Who’s ready for my obsessive re-caps? Because I’m for sure ready to write them. 2. It’s been a week since the Grammy’s, but I have to say that I cannot get enough of the performances. Specifically, the Carrie Underwood/Sam Hunt one…

  • blogging,  fashion,  Life

    get it together, jcpenney

    For the record, I did not want to write this post. I’m sick of talking about what I’m going to be talking about. I also feel that because I’m annoyed and it’s my blog I have the right to get a little ranty. I went clothes shopping recently (yep, it’s one of those rants. click away now if you don’t want to hear it). I am in desparate need of some new clothes. One, because summer is coming and two, because I have nothing to wear to work. My building’s air conditioner doesn’t usually get its shit together until August so I need something other than the sweaters that are hanging…

  • blogging,  fashion,  Life

    friday five – on a saturday

    I was sitting at lunch today mentally making a list of things to write about for my Friday Five. It was only after I made the list that I realized that today was Friday. It was a looong week, my friends. So now it’s 11:29 Friday night and I’m just starting to write my Friday Five post. procrastination at its finest. 1. It wouldn’t be a post from me if I didn’t mention Mindy so here we go. Tuesday’s episode – whoa, Mindy. If you haven’t watched it yet, go and do that now because I’m spoiling it in 3…2…1… OK. It was Peter’s last episode which makes me kind…

  • blogging,  fashion,  Life

    breaking up is hard to do

    I’ve made a decision that was not an easy one to make. I’m breaking up with Target. For a while, anyway. Target has teamed up with Lilly Pulitzer to create a 250 piece line of clothing and accessories which will be launched in April. This line is supposed to be more inclusive and cater to all sizes. Great! Except that the plus size portion of this endeavor will only be available online. Seriously? Come on. I don’t particularly like Lilly Pulitzer’s style so this kind of doesn’t bother me as much as it would if someone like Kate Spade had designed a line. However, I am not the only person…

  • fashion,  Uncategorized

    plus size pixies… sort of

    In between New Girl and The Mindy Project, I saw a commercial for the Old Navy Pixie Pants. You know the one with Amy Pohler as the judge? I love the part when she tells the 150 year old court reporter that she’s driving them to Old Navy. Anyway, I had about 10 minutes before my beloved Mindy Project started and I decided to check out those magical pants. Especially since it’s now officially Fall and that means I need some new clothes. God knows I didn’t have enough from last year. And if he didn’t, he could just check the Rubbermaids chock full of clothes stored in the basement. I headed…

  • Life

    spread the word – #plussizeplease

    We’re going through a huge computer system overhaul at work, thanks Microsoft, and because there is an overwhelming fear of losing every last document on our computers, huge external hard drives were purchased – like 3 terabyte huge, yet I can’t get a raise. The computers are supposed to be backed up weekly and guess who was nominated to do these back ups. If you guess anyone but me, you’d be deeply disappointed. The only good thing is that when it comes to computers, the people upstairs are not so well versed and don’t know how to do this or long this should take. My boss wasn’t in the other…