One month ago, I officially became a fashion and beauty contributor for Bustle, my favorite news site. I get to write about plus size fashion, lipstick, body positivity, shopping and I even get to take original photos of myself for the site. As I have adjusted to writing for Bustle, I have neglected updating my blog here. But I promise that I will make a conscious effort to continue to update this blog!

I am really proud of the work that I have been doing for Bustle. My story "31 Plus Size Women In Bikinis..." was shared by many bloggers, models and influencers in the plus size industry as was "11 Plus Models to Follow." And my piece on "#ImNoModelEither" was the first major story on the movement that went on to be covered by many other major outlets.

One of my favorite posts thus far was the "7 Best Dark Lipsticks to Wear in the Summer" because I got to put together seven different looks. It was #StareStyle on steroids but so much fun. Here a few of the photos that didn't make the story but are still super cute and details on where I shopped for the look.

If you don't see details on a piece in the photo (i.e. my shoes usually) it's because I bought them so long ago that I really don't remember where they are from.


Skirt: Vox Curvy Couture 

Vest: Vintage

Top: Re/Dress

Belt: Ready to Stare

Lipstick: LA Splash

Sunglasses: Domino Dollhouse

Earrings: Ready to Stare

Sweater: c/o Hey Gorgeous!

Crop Top: Ready to Stare (sold out)

Lipstick: ColourPop

Headband: Michael's

Shoes: Torrid 

Rings: Ready to Stare

Lipstick: NYX

Crop Top: Ready to Stare (sold out)

Skirt: Ready to Stare

Lipstick: MAC

Dress: Curvaceously Bee's closet sale

Socks: Target

Necklace: Ready to Stare

Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Purse: Vintage coming soon to Ready to Stare

Dress: c/o BLAIR 

Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Lipstick: ProFixx Pigment 

Dress: City Chic

Earrings: Ready to Stare

Shoes: BCBG

Lipstick: RK by Ruby Kisses

This post was originally published on May 7, 2015.