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Tess Holliday, Size-22 Model, Is First of Her Size to Score a Major Modeling Contract

January 27, 2015

Credit: Anthony Evans

Plus-size model Tess Holliday is the first woman of her size and height to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency.

“SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger,” the U.K.-based MiLK Management announced on Twitter.

Holliday, who wears a size 22 and is 5’5″, calls what has happened a dream come true.

“It’s something that I’ve wanted my whole life, so to even think that it’s happened, it feels like an out-of-body experience,” says the 29-year-old.

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June 11, 2013

After years of growing my hair out, I decided to chop off 5 inches. I’m usually begging my hairdresser to cut off as little as possible, so for me to be sitting in a salon chair and asking my stylist to cut off more and more felt extremely out of character — yet also strangely liberating. I thought it would be the kind of thing that I loved in the moment and cried about the next day (I’m still not fully recovered from a terrible haircut I got my freshman year of college that I mourned for weeks), but I’m happy to report that a week later I am still so happy with my decision! I’m probably going to grow it back out again, but it’s a nice change for the upcoming warm summer months.

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Splurge vs. Steal: The Statement Necklace

May 10, 2013



Left: J. Crew necklace, $189.99 {on sale}; right: H&M necklace, $17.95

If you’re looking to add a little POP to your outfit this spring, a statement necklace is the perfect accessory!

24 Hours in San Diego

May 8, 2013

Last weekend I took a girls’ trip to San Diego, and even though we were only there for a short while, we really made the most of our time. It felt like a real vacay — complete with lots of girl talk and champagne.


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May 6, 2013

There is nothing that is happening or will ever happen in your life that is not sent by the universe for your ultimate benefit.
— Yehuda Berg

Happy Birthday to an Icon

May 4, 2013

In honor of what would have been Audrey Hepburn’s 84th birthday, let’s dedicate today to being fabulous, classy and effortlessly chic.

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Recipe: Skinny Mediterranean “Pasta”

May 1, 2013

I’ve just gotten into cooking {better late than never} and have been trying out recipes that are easy, healthy and delicious. So far this skinny Mediterranean “pasta” dish from Peace Love Shea has been a fast favorite, and I can’t wait to make it again {and actually let my friends try it this time}.

I made a few adjustments to the ingredients to make it even easier and super flavorful. All of the following {minus the spaghetti squash, which I finally tracked down at Bristol Farms} can be purchased at Trader Joe’s:

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Your Perfect Cocktail is at The Roosevelt

April 29, 2013

No matter what kind of cocktail you’re craving, they have it at The Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar.


That’s because every drink is made-to-order just for you — there’s not even a cocktail menu here. But fret not, the master mixologists are sure to shake up something that will satisfy any alcohol craving. Not sure what to get? Try tequila + strawberries + jalapeno for a winning combo!

The only downside? These bespoke cocktails don’t come cheap, costing around $18 each. {That’s what pregaming is for.}

Summer To-Do List 2.0

April 25, 2013


It’s been almost a year since my last post {oops}, but with summer around the corner, I wanted to make another to-do list and have it in writing so I don’t forget. I actually managed to check off a bunch of things from last year, and have a few to add on.

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Summer To-Do List

May 13, 2012

Summer is my favorite season –I love spending time poolside or at the beach reading a book and catching up with magazines under the sun. Inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Cupcakes and Cashmere, I’ve decided to make a list of things I want to accomplish by the end of the summer.

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