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Chubby Girl In the World Gets Engaged!!!

After two years of being the most awesome boyfriend ever Terick Hines proposed to Stefanie Gomez on December 25, 2012. This is the story and hilarity of how it happened.

On Christmas eve Terick aka "Big" walked into our fabulously messy apartment ( thanks to the shin dig I three the night before) with a very large gift box. "What is that?" I exclaimed. "It's a present." was all he said. So I kept pestering him, actually I attempted to tickle him to death, then he finally said "it's something fuzzy and blue" which stopped me in my tracks "Fuzzy and blue?" last time he'd said that I got earrings from the Shane company, was it earrings again? I decided to shake the box as much as  I could, I smelled it, weighed it my hands no clue.

Christmas morning came, since we'd be waking up at 4am every day to get him to work by 5, we couldn't help getting up early and I got up at 3 that day. I jumped on him said "Merry Chris…

I hate the way this looks..... Why your clothes don't fit.

How many times have we said that in a dressing room looking in a mirror because the "plus-size" clothing line we were trying on just didn't get it, that not all women who are full figured have the same figure! The human body is a never ending conundrum of curves, and some of us have more curves than others. If you're tall and hour glass shaped you need different jeans that someone who is short and pear shaped etc. Designers in school are taught with dummies that have exaggerated heights and impossible waist lines. Most plus size patterns are merely increases in proportions, not a whole different fit which is what's needed. This is the problem I and many other people throughout the plus size world have, surely in this day in age there must be a solution to it.

My solution: I'm trying to find a new or established designer who can use consumer input to manufacture a line of clothes that actually fits, not just that the buttons close but that you can look in the…

The coolest accessories and some holiday gift ideas

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So everyone needs a little more sparkle in their lives, me you and your best friend and your mom. So here are my picks for holiday gifts for yourself and your loved ones. I've mostly earrings because they are usually the least expensive item you can buy and they have the most sparkle per ounce, clothes are fantastic but for the holidays leave the fabulous clothes shopping for yourself, your wallet will thank you.












We are on the Facebook!

As my mother would say we are now on "the" Facebook, make sure to stop by our page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chubby-Girl-In-The-World/180932172045654?ref=ts&fref=ts

You can "like" us but adore the clothes from our posts, soon we will have exclusive interactive content, as soon as we learn how to program without setting our computers on fire, we promise!
-CGINTW

Plus Size Holiday Fashion From Christmas to New Years and everything in between

The Holidays are an awesome opportunity to get together with family and friends and use the cold nights to cozy up to your favorite person. I've searched high and low to look for pieces that you can use season after season and year after year because who isn't trying to maximize closet space as well as dollars these days right? You'll notice the amazing pieces by Tadashi Shoji for Bloomingdales, these are definitely investment pieces and things I'm currently craving but Shoji's clothes stand the test of time both in seasonality and style so you can count on value.

I've also included some amazingly good pieces from Forever21 like the contrast pipping notched blazer which frankly looks like a Brooks Brother piece designed for women. The metallic jacket is perfect for new years or a night out any day of the year. Check back next week for a look at my favorite new accessories of the season and last minute gift ideas!
Until then enjoy the pictorial fashion flavor!

28, Fabulous, Financially Savvy and working on getting fit.

Yesterday I turned 28.

The Waldorf school of thought says that 28 is the end of childhood, that this is when we know what we are going to settle down and know what our careers, our family situations and life long plans will be, if this is the case I'm entirely behind the times! I have a few of these things figured out but how many children, if I'll get married or emulate Goldie Hahn who knows? I know that I want to get fit this year as so many of you know I've been working hard on that and slowly recovering from an injury (please don't workout so hard you hurt your back, it sucks trust me.) I know that I want to learn more about finances, investments and other grown up people stuff.

But the things I have no clue about? I have no idea if I want children, I think like most people I swing between "oh that's so cute" and "hell no, take this demon spawn back" when your friend hands you their kid and then they promptly vomit on you. I know this is a …

Being Teanacious-A cautionary tale

I truly believe that in life we achieve that which we are willing to work for, those things which everyone tells us to stop dreaming or "get your head out of the clouds" those things which we dream but are often times not brave enough to jump over that chasm of self- doubt, sometimes that jump lands us on our face.

My obsession with being everything that I am currently not, fit, educated, sophisticated and thin was getting a little scary, I was beginning to contemplate things that were pretty scary like taking laxatives, I thought "Just for a few days, it can't be that bad right?" Just for the record yes, it is that bad. Tenacity though usually a good trait was not serving my best interest at this point, it was like I knew that the tried and true way was the best but it just didn't matter because I wanted to be someone else so incredibly bad, nothing else mattered.

Luckily (sort of) I injured my back at the gym during a Pinterest inspired cross-fit moment, …

Chubby Girl In the World's Two Minute Holiday Survival Guide

Watch the video above to learn about how to survive the holidays is two minutes or less! Watch it and then go shopping the economy isn't going to save itself people!
-CGINTW

Full Figured Fashion week 2013 casting now! In LA Dec 8th

Go to the Facebook Page for Full Figured Fashion week for all the details on casting times and locations. If you've ever wanted to be or have been a plus size model now is your time to shine! Even if you've never modeled before try out anyway what could it hurt? Just remember not everyone get chosen and many people get passed over like your truly, being five feet tall however I kind of expected that but don't let your inexperience, stature, or lack of a make up artist stop you, Fashion designers are looking for YOU and so are we at Chubby Girl In The World. We are constantly looking for plus size models to feature on this site so even if you don't get picked for Full Figured Fashion week send us your modeling pics, we will feature them!

I can't wait for Full Figured Fashion week this upcoming year, I'm determined to go ah the shopping, the models, new york city oh my!

Wishing you the best of luck
-CGINTW

Fat Pride burning skinny girls hides? Too Fucking Bad.

Above: PlusModel Magazine's positive body message and Italian Vogue proving that women of all shapes and sizes are in Vogue.


Today when I googled chubbygirlintheworld.com I came across an interesting link towards the bottom of the results page. It was a blog post from a blog I won't mention but the title was "Fat Pride burns my hide." It was an all out rant against the plus size fashion industry, a commentary of Plus Model Magazine's spread featuring straight and plus size models and how she was "disgusted" by it.

The blogger goes on to say that plus size people should not be represented in more media because being plus size isn't "aspirational", that if big were beautiful we would see more plus size models (an upward trend in the fashion industry btw) she also goes so far as to call one model "disgusting" because she has what I perceive to be a normal amount of fat on her body. I just don't get it, why are you so mad skinn…

Black Friday Worth it or Waste of time?

So this will be one of the first years in a loong time that I do not have to work  on Black Friday but I the person who adores a bargain and loves fashion will not be with the Walking Dead like zombie crowd at 4am banging on the Macy's door and here is why:

Today my room mate and I were at the outlets next to apartment and I walked into the LB outlet everything was 50% off and the clearance  was another 60% off I couldn't let updating my wardrobe go until the next weekend and who wants to deal with the herds of people? I've usually been forced through the drudgery of working on that day because of retail jobs but this holiday season I'm very excited to not be out and about. When I checked out at the register one of the clerks told me that I was getting a better deal this weekend anyway! The holidays are about spending time with those you care the most for, don't let the commercialization of our culture take over what should be a heart warming bonding experience for…

Being the "Fat Girl" at the gym and everywhere.

Most Chubby Girls out there know what it's like to be the "Fat girl" at one time or another, you know the girl people make assumptions about because of her weight, the girl people assume doesn't have ambition, drive or determination because she's over a size 12? It's extrememly difficult to be the largest person in the room most of the time, not because I hate myself or my body (My body and I are going through some things but we like each other) but because so many people have already decided who I am before I've said a word.

Today at the gym a well meaning skinnyland citizen- she couldn't have been more than 95 pounds came up to me after my grueling 45 min elliptical workout, I was sweating like a lady of the night in a baptist church I tell you. So this little person bounces up to me and says "You're doing so great! You're new right? I'm _______. Don't worry as you keep doing it you'll be able to go for at least 10 minutes n…

Bad Dates-How to handle them, how to avoid them

***I know I promised a video post this week however due to technical difficulties (editing software issues, it will be delayed but worth it)

I recently heard a horror story from a dear friend of mine about a really bad first date. Apparently the suitor in question invited her to partake in some illicit smoke sport ( I'm not judging but here's your first hint of trouble) and then made her drive an hour and half to his house in order to partake (not very gentlemanly). It only gets worse my friends; he then proceeds to make vulgar and not so romantic advances regarding her ample bosom. (Ok so I really just wanted to write "ample bosom")

Needless to say she was disappointed with the entire experience and rightfully so, here are my five tips for avoiding what I call "bottom of the barrel dating":

1.) Avoid those people whose idea of a good time is illicit drugs, too much alcohol or strip clubs.  Now if these are your interests then go for it but if not avoid peo…

Plus size career wear you actually want to wear!

So I am eternally frustrated by the selection at Lane Bryant, Torrid and other major retailers because either the pieces are so incredibly unaffordable (come on $50 for a wrap shirt?) or they just look like my grandmother would have adored them (sorry Grandma!). So I searched and searched and then looked under every internet rock I could find to come up with these staple pieces for an office wardrobe that 1.) Won't put you to sleep and 2.) are affordable and expandable wardrobe material (as in they will go with things you already have!

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In conclusion my lovelies you can be chic, cheap and power dressed for the board room, remember to tune in next Sunday when we will have a new video episode of Chubby Girl In The World!
Love you!
-CGINTW

Getting over the "hump"-My Blahness personified

Recently I've had trouble getting over that "hump" in life, in my career, in my writing and fitness pretty much in every sphere of my life (even my love life ) just getting to that next stage, that level of financial fitness, physical fitness and intimacy has been really hard actually I feel like I'm standing still like my life has come to a stop. Even though it's progressed far from where it was four months ago it still seems like I'm running on a life treadmill barely staying on point long enough just to avoid utter chaos.

We have set up plans, goals and are working toward them but I'm not sure if the sense of urgency is coming from the fact that my 28th birthday is coming up, closer to 30th and I'm still not anywhere I want to be. I haven't finished my book, school, bought a house or lost weight. My life to do list seems to be a permanent series of unchecked boxes, action items taunting me with their in-completion and I know there is no one on…

The self imposed no new make up rule

So I joined this new website called squawkbox.com, it's about budgeting, saving and getting a handle on your financial future. Most arguments in relationships are about money, my relationship is not an exception to this rule, often there are arguments over how to spend, when to spend and how much to spend all things addressed at squawkbox, I also went to feedthepig.com and after using one of their online tools, the numbers were staggering. My coffee habit alone was costing us over $1,500 a year. Starbucks although delicious is not going to help us buy a house.

 But the real kicker was my makeup habit, I thought I was doing an excellent job buying things only on sale at Ulta and leveraged magazine offers for free samples and gifts. Turns outs all my beauty swag was costing over $1680 a year! So that's over $3,180 a year in random silly expenses. This is the exact amount we need for a down payment on a house where we live. The overwhelming guilt I felt as I looked at my literall…

I'm not dead yet!

Love is absolutely incredibly wonderful....for the first three months. Then life starts happening, money gets tight, someone loses a job or gets a pay cut or unexpected expenses come up. These situations are the true test of love, respect and admiration. How can you save you love some one if you're not willing to pony up and do what's needed. I'm lucky enough to have a partner who recognized how much we were struggling and did something about it....after some time.

Although we each have our good intentions, our dreams and ambitious it has been a challenge to find ways to enhance and not hinder each other at times. It's been at the very least trying on both our patiences. Even though we are still far from stable, it's on the horizon.

 I've been MIA from Chubby Girl In the World for too long. For a while I was starting to think nothing I wrote mattered, that no one really paid attention to my little corner of the internet and then I remembered that as much as I l…

How to be Fierce

1. Never be afraid to fail no matter how slow you're progress your lapping everyone on the couch.

2. Learn anything everything, I love fashion but I'm also enrolling in computer science courses next semester.

3. Rock red, no matter what size you are a bold red blazer makes you feel powerful, there's a reason every business man has a "power" tie that's always red. It works not comfortable wearing that much crimson? Substitute fire engine lipstick for a similar and sexy effect.

4. Never let other people define who you are. Chuck out all the rules of fashion (big girls can't wear stripes) of business (women cant be powerhouses, yeah right)

5. When the going gets tough remember the immortal words of Elizabeth Taylor "pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

Taking the stairs by storm-Project Badass

Status: Badass
Starting Weight: 307
Current Weight: 303
Days in:3
Stairs, lots and lots of stairs. It seems like if you're an overweight person there are always stairs. You dread having to go up them because your knees feel like you're grinding them down, if you're like me and have terrible depth perception you dread going down them for fear of taking a tumble. My gym has two ways to get in and out of my gym, the stairs which everyone takes or the elevator which is meant to make the gym handicap accessible. The first two times I was there I took the elevator up and down and felt like a total stooge. The girl with the foot brace was taking the stairs for goodness sakes! So yesterday after a grueling cardio and strength sessions back to back, I did it (slowly) I went up the stairs to my car and even though I was winded by the half way point, I was so proud of myself when I did it. In a few weeks I'll be bouncing up and down those steps too.
-CGINTW

Fall's hottest accessories under $30

So lately my bank account has been shall we say pettite in stature? So the easiest most affordable way to transform any outfit? Change the accessories! Here I've found some of the season's hottest trends this is a great way to try them out without any  commitment or breaking the bank.

Faceted Geo Necklaces
Forever 21.com $9.50 Will look awesome with any colored tee or blouse.

Forever 21 Unleash your inner poet with this metallic infinity scarf as the weather get cooler, turn any cardigan into a chic ensamble by adding a scarf and some dangling ear rings.
Sparkling bow pin $6.80 Forever21 Fall is all about embellishments, can't afford a sparkling Christian Dior sheath dress? Buy a few of these and randomly place them on a cardigan or solid colored sweater, and bask in the glow of envy because you didn't fork out 1,200 for an awesome look.
Having an Elizabeth Taylor moment? You can drink your champagne and have your white diamonds perfume with these faux ruby clip ons, Forev…