Best Friend Friday: Turning 30 in NYC with Loralette

By Alysse Dalessandro
on July 07, 2017

Best Friend Friday: Turning 30 in NYC with Loralette

Kristen, my best friend of 15 years, has been terrified to turn 30 for years. Over the past few months, we have been focusing on her accomplishments and setting goals. To celebrate this milestone birthday, we teamed up with one of my new favorite trend-driven plus size brands, Loralette to show you what 30, flirty and thriving looks like on Kristen!

I was there too to show my support and to take in her wisdom for my own 30th birthday which is only six months away, too. To celebrate the big 3-0, Kristen decided that she didn't want to do it in Cleveland where we live. She suggested heading to New York and since one of our big 30 era goals is moving to New York, I agreed that this was an excellent plan!

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A Very Birthday Best Friend Friday

By Alysse Dalessandro
on July 01, 2016

Best Friend Friday is a #StareStyle feature is designed to show you a range of plus size items on two different bodies with two distinct styles. 

Today's Best Friend Friday is a super special one because not only does it contain six total looks but it also happens to be Kristen's birthday! We are the kind of friends who still make a big deal out of our birthdays and this year, Kristen's main request was that she wanted to leave the country. With all of our other life expenses, we adjusted our lofty plans for a European getaway to a quick car trip to Windsor, Canada. Lucky for me, Kristen was thrilled to just be on foreign soil. 

There's so much I could say about why Kristen is my best friend and I've written more in depth about why I value having a fat best friend for On The Plus Side. If there's someone who is different from me just enough to be get me and  complement me, it's Kristen. 

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#StareStyle Introduces Best Friend Friday!

By Alysse Dalessandro
on May 20, 2016

So before we talk about the fact that I am wearing polka dots, yet again, let's discuss Best Friend Friday. My best friend Kristen takes a lot of my pictures for this blog so I decided to turn the camera back on her sometimes to show off her style too as a bonus look of sorts.

We are both plus size but have different body shapes and personal styles so I am hoping this can be a way to showcase additional styles on #StareStyle that may differ from my own. Plus, she's a total babe! 

Kristen usually wears jeans while I wear skirts so this day for us was a total swap. I felt like I was channeling her in my jeans and she was sporting total stare style in this maxi skirt. 

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