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Plus Size Clothing and size diversity- Epic failure or Natural Consequence?

So I get so annoyed when I see plus size clothing brands showcase clothing on non-plus size models. That isn't helpful to me in anyway. Athleta brand experienced a huge backlash against their very noticeable lack of plus size models for their plus size line, last summer. Why wouldn't brands want to showcase plus size models?

The answer is the very backwards idea that plus women want to imagine themselves as thin and don't want to be reminded of their size. So.... do brands like Athleta just want to pretend plus size women don't exist? They would prefer it yes, if you could kindly just thrown on whatever you think is your size, no need to see it on someone who actually looks like you.

The problem is that when EVERY brand tries to be "aspirational" (gag me with a spoon 😤) they forget that many plus size lines aren't even carried in stores, so actual representation of different body types makes a difference in someone's purchasing decision. So if retai…

Sunday Fashion Style Guide- Everything We Love this Week!

Happy Sunday Lovlies!

You made it all the way to Sunday! Grab your coffee☕️ tea 🍵or mimosa 🥂and let’s feast on the fashion we’ve curated for this week! You’ll notice some new designers this week. The one I’m fan girling over is Premme, Nicolette Mason a Plus size fashion blogger and icon is one of their founders. 

If you visit their site you’ll notice almost all their pieces are sold out! A bummer but this means people can’t get enough of them. You can also set up an email alert for when your fav pieces are back in stock.

 Also Ashley Nell Tipton, a name synonymous with high concept plus size fashion (and the winner of Project Runway Season 14) she is seriously playful with  some designs that are fire! Without further ado here is this weeks covetable clothes.

***Quick Note****

If you want to see behind the scenes footage of the making of Chubby Girl In the World, and the #realdeal of what it takes to create the looks, hair and fashion I post on Instagram (you'll also see all the not …

Why loving your body means not always accepting it.

Good Morning Lovlies!
This post is late due to some technical difficulties so I hope you’ll forgive me, now some context about the title. Wednesday posts are my time to get on my soapbox and yell into the void of the internet. Sundays are all about Fashion and fun, so if you’d rather not endure my opining and just want to see the weeks collections of clothes, come see me on Sunday morning. 
Trigger Warning: I’m going to talk about weight and weight loss, if you are currently being treated for disordered eating or another eating disorder please proceed with caution. If you are experiencing harmful thoughts about yourself or your weight please see out professional help immediately. You have intrinsic value and the world needs your sparkle don’t let anyone dull it.
I am NOT a proponent of fat shaming or shaming anyone into modifying their behavior. I do believe that the body/fat acceptance movements get a lot of things right for example people of all sizes should be treated with dignity and…

9 Dresses Perfect for Last Minute Travel

So you just booked a last minute summer getaway and now you need a few outfits to take with you. Enter the ever versatile dress. We’ve rounded up the best 16 dresses to take with you on a last minute vacay. So sit back grab some coffee and fall in love with these destination worthy threads.

This beautiful teal and ivory lace detail dress from is perfect for traveling in and arriving in style. It also doesn’t hurt that its currently on sale right now. Board the plane with this on and start imagining the beautiful waters of the Caribbean and how much fun you’re about to have.

This dress is perfect for running to catch your plane or just running down the beach, pair it with cute sandals or Keds, your choice.

Need to get down to business while on a working vacation? The wrap dress is effortlessly elegant and perfect for traveling the world. The contract piping creates just enough structure to frame your hips that don’t lie.

So I almost didn’t include this dress because I’m not a hu…

The Size Inclusive Revolution- A new definition of woman

Why Size Inclusivity is the Natural Evolution of Fashion

Remember the name Liroy Choufan. Choufan wrote an Op-ed for Business of (link Here to original article). His article is about why he believes the Plus Size fashion revolution will fail and he likens fashion to religion, exclusionary by design and based on faith rather than fact. He goes on to lecture the reader that it’s not exclusionary brands or designers we should blame but ourselves for “the devil” of exclusion is really us.
Choufan actually believes that fashion requires something being “in” or “out” what bull shit. Do we look at someone twice when they dress in hyper color pants and splatter overalls? Sure but it’s because the outfit is bold, we don’t label that person as “out”, what an antiquated idea. Fashion is and always has been an expression of self ; not a club to which someone belongs. If your idea of fashion is that there are those who are “worthy” of it and those wh…

Bonus Blog! Suns Out Guns Out!- Sleeveless Plus Size tops on Sale for Summer! Don't miss out on savings!

I know a lot of people love Fall, I love fall and all the fall fashion but we're NOT there yet people! 

Do not be afraid to bare arms this summer, free yourself from the tyrrany of long sleeves. Yes my arms may be more ample that most people's but that doesn't mean you should overheat yourself!

There's a tripple digit heat wave in Portland, Oregon right now and it's time for a gun show! This post is dedicated to all things sleeveless. Suns Out, Guns Out end of story! 

Here's 10 sleeveless options that are cute, affordable and #instaworthy

1-4 are available on (don't forget to sign up for Ebates! It gives you real cash back just for shopping and helps support us!)

This ruffle top from is perfect for a sunny day at the office or date night. I love the assymetrical cut. This pairs perfectly with a pair of capri pants or a white skirt. Channel your inner fashionista by pairing it with delicate jewelry or even better some gold temporary tattoo…

Weddings, Graduations, and Weight loss OH MY! Why CGITW has been on vacation for 4 YEARS!!! We baaaack!

So our last post was 6/18/2014. We just disappeared.... into the ether. For FOUR years!!

The truth is I never knew how many people we reached, how important this space was for so many. I thought it was just a vanity project. I was so wrong, an amazing number of your reached out over the years and I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and support. It's why I'm re-launching officially on August 1st, 2018. We'll be posting blogs every Wed. and Sunday!

 This blog began as me trying to find my voice in both fashion and romance. You came along with me on my journey to finding lasting love (I DID!, YAY!) and you were with me through the creepy dudes and the wardrobe changes.

 Life happened, Mr. Big and I moved to Oregon and we've been here for 7 years (OMG I'm getting older). We got engaged, we got married. I went back to school and earned my Bachelors degree. It was hard to work full time, go to school, plan a wedding and write. In other words I chickened o…