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  • Romping Around

    Fatshionista!
    maybliss
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Hey Fats and Friends!Just wanted to share this OOTD. The romper is not ideal for bathroom breaks (make sure you can unzip yourself before you leave the house!), but oh-so-cute. Romper is from Forever 21, Shoes are Clarks, and Bag is Coach. My blog is maybliss.ca, if you're interested :)
  • Bad Research

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    In May, The New York Times posted an article about a research study that found that it's possible to lose 11 pounds in four days. I'm disappointed in The Times for featuring this study, and if you're a budding researcher or at all interested in debunking weight-loss myths, follow along with me as to why.First, the study consisted of 15 participants, an embarrassingly low sample size. Let's just say we can overlook that fact for a second. The article reports that the participants were "healthy but overweight Swedish men." Ask yourself: "Am I a healthy but overweight Swedish man?" If not,…
  • Cape Dress Fun

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    When I saw this cape dress, I was intrigued. The silhouette was different and considering I usually always do a maxi dress or fit & flare, I was excited by the concept of something new. I thought it could go horribly wrong or incredibly right. I got this in a Gwynnie Bee shipment (more about Gwynnie Bee here), so no risk to try it and send it back. MYNT 1792 Theadora Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (purchase here), wearing size 26, 5’10 Munro Robyn Boot Earrings – don’t even remember brand – old! – similar I was so pleasantly surprised by this dress. I loved the print and details,…
  • ASOS Cardigans

    My Favorite Things
    Moe Wood
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It is almost fall! Well maybe in a few weeks, but 9°C tonight has me hopeful and looking at sweaters and cardigans online regardless of what the daytime temp will be tomorrow. I am liking the move toward mid-length and maxi cardigans but still love the traditional lengths like too. And the textures are always […]
  • In Which Tracy is Wasting Away

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    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I could write an epic tome about what I hate about being unemployed. I certainly have the time. I don’t have the inclination, however. Be thankful. It would be longer than Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady (arguably the longest English-language novel in the history of human knowledge), and shockingly frank. Related: Last night, I went to the cinema. I ended up going to see Before I Go To Sleep, the new Nicole Kidman/Colin Firth movie about an amnesiac who forgets the past 20-odd…
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  • Romping Around

    maybliss
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Hey Fats and Friends!Just wanted to share this OOTD. The romper is not ideal for bathroom breaks (make sure you can unzip yourself before you leave the house!), but oh-so-cute. Romper is from Forever 21, Shoes are Clarks, and Bag is Coach. My blog is maybliss.ca, if you're interested :)
  • Selfies Because Yes

    fatnerdylesbian
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I was in a dressing room yesterday and I was just like 'oh man, I look cute today', so I took some cheesy mirror selfies and I figured I'd share them here. My mom went to Chicago and brought me back the scarf, which I love, and the shirt is from Walmart. The jeggings are from Dots (RIP, like seriously sad).
  • Torrid Jeggings? Do they loosen as you wear them?

    out_of_focus
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    It is this pair that I am speaking of. I've read reviews saying that they do stretch out as you wear them like most jeans do, but I've also read reviews saying that they do not. I've tried them on, and I'm wondering whether to go with the size that fit perfect from the start or whether to go with the size that was a bit snug in anticipation of them stretching out. Hoping someone here has some experience with them :)
  • OOTD's

    Minerva Llewellyn
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A few outfits I've worn lately that I liked. This first one is a kimono shirt from Kiyonna & a vintage sari wrap skirt from Enwrapture Vintage.I am giving away a brand new skirt like this on my blog, if you'd like to enter here.I have several of these Lucie Lu dresses, I love the cut & fun patterns.This dress is from Igigi.This is my favorite Cherry Velvet dress (worn with teggings), it always makes me feel pretty.
  • Plus size wetsuit/surfsuits?

    nodaybuttoday27
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Do they exist?My husband and I are planning a pretty water activity intensive honeymoon for spring in the Caribbean.  He was able to find himself a wetsuit that will fit him with no trouble. I am looking for more of a shorty style because I don't plan to go scuba diving like he will be doing, but intend to be doing a lot of snorkeling and my bikini and tankini are beach pretty, not particularly water functional.  If a wetsuit or surfsuit isn't a possibility to even find in my size, a functional one piece would work too.  I'm really interested in something I can wear…
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • Bad Research

    drstaceyny
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    In May, The New York Times posted an article about a research study that found that it's possible to lose 11 pounds in four days. I'm disappointed in The Times for featuring this study, and if you're a budding researcher or at all interested in debunking weight-loss myths, follow along with me as to why.First, the study consisted of 15 participants, an embarrassingly low sample size. Let's just say we can overlook that fact for a second. The article reports that the participants were "healthy but overweight Swedish men." Ask yourself: "Am I a healthy but overweight Swedish man?" If not,…
  • Body Commodity

    drstaceyny
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    When did your body become anything other than a carrier for you?When did your body become something to. . .-think about-judge-criticize-dissect-change-punish-abuseWhen did your body become some thing?You can find Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation's Fixation with Food and Weight on Amazon (as a paperback and Kindle) and at BarnesandNoble.com. 
  • A Critical Analysis of "All About the Bass"

    drstaceyny
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    You might be wondering how Meghan Trainor's "All About the Bass" fares on the body image front. Let's take a critical look. Trainor's catchy, end-of-summer anthem promotes body acceptance in a number of ways. Early on, she sings: "Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two/But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do." While she might not embody America's thin ideal, Trainor still moves and appreciates her body. She reiterates this point, noting that "You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll,/So, if that's what's you're into/Then go ahead and move along."…
  • Stop Demonizing Food

    drstaceyny
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    I have to tell you, I'm a little sick of the sugar thing. And the carb thing, the wheat thing, the soda thing, the salt thing, and whatever thing we might be hearing about tomorrow.Now, I'm not recommending mass amounts of any of these foods, as they're often consumed in the American diet. A daily Super Big Gulp likely won't do any body good. But to demonize any food item unnecessarily polarizes foods into healthy vs. unhealthy or good vs. bad, which sets the stage for all kinds of disordered eating.And here's the thing: no food makes you fat. Not a baguette, a bowl of noodles, a cupcake…
  • The Shame in Advertising

    drstaceyny
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    By now, you've probably heard of Gap's Twitter fiasco, in which the clothing retailer landed itself in an uncommon, too-skinny debate after tweeting this photo last week:The internet erupted with comments like “Seriously, @Gap? In what world do people look like this?” The model was referred to as "a pencil in plaid," and some claimed she needed to eat a cheeseburger.Body image defenders swooped in to defend Gap's choice and accused online commenters of skinny-shaming the plaid-clad model. Many cited skinny-shaming as just as painful and dangerous as shaming those on the…
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  • Cape Dress Fun

    Emmie
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    When I saw this cape dress, I was intrigued. The silhouette was different and considering I usually always do a maxi dress or fit & flare, I was excited by the concept of something new. I thought it could go horribly wrong or incredibly right. I got this in a Gwynnie Bee shipment (more about Gwynnie Bee here), so no risk to try it and send it back. MYNT 1792 Theadora Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (purchase here), wearing size 26, 5’10 Munro Robyn Boot Earrings – don’t even remember brand – old! – similar I was so pleasantly surprised by this dress. I loved the print and details,…
  • Wide Calf Boots Guide 2014

    Emmie
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    It’s one of my favorite times of year: BOOT TIME! I love this transition from summer to fall for many reasons, but the influx of boots that come available this time of year is always something to look forward to. I buy and try on A LOT of boots. Finding wide calf boots can be incredibly frustrating, but thankfully there are a growing number of options! The key to ordering wide calf boots without going completely insane is to know your calf circumference and to pay attention to the product details. 3 tips for buying wide calf boots online: Know your calf circumference: Sit in a chair…
  • #TransparentTuesday: Get in the Stirrups

    Emmie
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  This one might cross the TMI line, but I know others gals can relate. Base image credit: Stephanie GA on Flickr. Text added and color adjusted. I went to the gynecologist today. Annual exam that wasn’t quite on an annual timeframe as I kept rescheduling it. When I was in Montana for work back in July, I frantically noticed I had my exam scheduled (appointment…
  • Plus Size Labor Day Sale Roundup

    Emmie
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Seasons are changing, and retailers obviously know we’re chomping at the bit for new things because the Labor Day sales that are going on right now are insane. If you want to stretch your dollars (and who doesn’t) and stock up on new wardrobe items and accessories, this is probably the best time to do it until Black Friday approaches. Here are some of my favorite sales going on, along with some of my favorite items on sale: SWAK Designs: 40% off SITEWIDE using code LABORDAYSALE82714 Janis Fringe Kimono (from this post) / Bonnie Maxi (other colors available) / Classic Denim…
  • Fringe Fun

    Emmie
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’m working on expanding my style comfort zone, as you have seen with this crazy red dress, head-to-toe leopard print, and now a printed fringe kimono! I love my wrap dresses and florals and always will, but with fall quickly approaching, it’s a great time to try new pieces and get style inspiration (hello September issues!) Janis Fringe Kimono c/o SWAK (wearing 3X) – see coupon code at end of post Old Navy Tee (wearing XXL Tall) Black Pencil Skirt, old from Torrid – similar Munro Robyn Boot (up to 14WW!) Lane Bryant bangle – old, similar Crystal Lariat Necklace…
 
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  • ASOS Cardigans

    Moe Wood
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It is almost fall! Well maybe in a few weeks, but 9°C tonight has me hopeful and looking at sweaters and cardigans online regardless of what the daytime temp will be tomorrow. I am liking the move toward mid-length and maxi cardigans but still love the traditional lengths like too. And the textures are always […]
  • Just for 5 Pounds

    Moe Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Just for 5 Pounds is based in the UK but they ship internationally. Their website has a bevy of items from womens wear, footwear, to accessories. All of which are only £5. That’s right, only £5. I was contacted a few weeks ago “to review a few of our items” from their website. One of the […]
  • The Perfect Bra

    Moe Wood
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The gorgeous Reah Norman talks about the science behind getting the perfect bra fit in this four minute video for Lane Bryant. The video starts off with the usual introduction we are familiar with on band and cup size but around 1:41 we get some proper tips for different breast shapes (full, average, and shallow). From […]
  • Some People Will Board Your Bus

    Moe Wood
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
  • The Curvy Shopper — Natalie Mulford

    Moe Wood
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Natalie Mulford — Extra Large as Life In addition to being a blogger, Natalie is a graphic and web designer from Sydney, Australia (soon to be Melbourne). I have been following her life and her size 22 fashion story through her blog for over four years. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? I […]
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  • In Which Tracy is Wasting Away

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I could write an epic tome about what I hate about being unemployed. I certainly have the time. I don’t have the inclination, however. Be thankful. It would be longer than Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady (arguably the longest English-language novel in the history of human knowledge), and shockingly frank. Related: Last night, I went to the cinema. I ended up going to see Before I Go To Sleep, the new Nicole Kidman/Colin Firth movie about an amnesiac who forgets the past 20-odd…
  • FATGIRLslim | In Which Tracy’s Gonna Need New Bathroom Scales

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. ±???lbs +???lbs since Jan 15 2014 Weigh In ???lbs Okay, here’s the deal: When I moved house, the Ozeri scales must have gotten damaged, because they’re just… well. They’re not working properly any more. They refuse to weigh me at the same weight more than once. It might go back to the same weight after attempting it four or five times, but those three or four times in between, my weight fluctuates anywhere between 5-50lbs. And that’s on a tiled floor. My trusty…
  • FATGIRLslim | In Which OOPS I DID IT AGAIN

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. +4.9lbs +13.2lbs since Jan 15 2014 Weigh In 384.3lbs Apologies for the late weigh-in. It was supposed to go up last night, but… didn’t? I’m not sure how that managed. Anyway, please enjoy my babbling instead of my rambling: TL;DW: NUTELLA. The post, FATGIRLslim | In Which OOPS I DID IT AGAIN appeared first on FATGIRLslim.
  • Weekly Weigh In: September 1, 2014

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. -4.7lbs +8.3lbs since Jan 15 2014 Weigh In 379.4lbs Apologies for the lateness of the post. I know that it’s still Monday on both sides of the Atlantic (not over on the Far East, though, and in the middle of the continent, etc. Sorry, guys! Y’all are too far in the future for me to keep up!) at least for another 22 minutes here, so I’ve got some time. I was going to post earlier, but then my weird personal brand of OCD caught up with me, and I had to start sorting out my…
  • In Which Tracy Talks About Keeping Fit

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I was contacted not too long ago, to be featured on a Sports Direct post about what we most hate about keeping fit. I love everyone else’s reasons! Laundry’s a huge vexation of mine, too, and it seems that other people also have that problem, hah! But my problem doesn’t stem from laundry. My problem stems from being disabled. I’ve only recently taken to calling myself disabled, although it’s something that I should’ve done a long, long time ago.
 
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