It's Christmas time, but it doesn't feel like Christmas time. Maybe it's because we're in the second year of a global pandemic. Maybe it's the fact that I finally made the decision to stop going home for the holidays because I always leave feeling emotionally bruised and fragile. Maybe it's because I don't have a … Continue reading Bah Humbug
I spent this past week in Toronto with my husband and family. We've all been social distancing pretty hard core since the beginning of the pandemic and we were all feeling a need for a break. So when his sister suggested this trip, we hopped on it. Traveling was nerve wracking, especially with the strict … Continue reading O, Canada
A couple days before Old Navy made their announcement about launching a full range of plus sizes in store, I had placed an online order. There were a couple of items I wasn't thrilled with and I'm trying to keep my newly cleaned out closet under control. So if I don't love it, I return … Continue reading Retail Reconnaissance
A couple weeks ago, I found out that Ann Taylor Loft is phasing out its plus sized clothing at the end of this year. When they first launched, I bought a lot of work separates--they had the best quality slacks in the game and I gave them rave reviews in my 2019 post about the … Continue reading Dear Loft, You Suck
It's day 10 of quarantine. Okay, "social distancing" or "self-isolation" would be more accurate, but quarantine sounds better. Suffice it to say that "life comes at you fast." Since I last wrote, I had a bittersweet but relaxing Christmas season at home. My in laws were out of the country and I missed my family … Continue reading Life on Lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7n65rVz95Y "Bad Bitch Support Group" on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show I saw this sketch back when it first aired and it got me thinking. What's so bad about being basic? I admit to being guilty of using the word right up until I realized that maybe I wasn't as bougie as I thought. … Continue reading What’s wrong with basic?