About Elle

I am a woman of reinvention. If you were to ask me who I was 10 years ago, the answer would be completely different than it is now. In elementary school I wanted to be an astronaut. In jr. high I changed my mind to criminal psychologist; in high school I wanted to be homeless and wander the Earth. I always had big dreams, a lot of sass and a huge sense of wonder.

I didn't have your typical childhood. I was bullied relentlessly at school for being a fat kid. My mother was diagnosed with cancer when I was young and died when I was 11.  Between the age of 15 and when I graduated from high school I moved in and out of my family home, sometimes staying with friends, other family members or just sleeping in my car. During these years my family did a little falling apart and that is never looked upon kindly in a small town.

I wanted out as soon as I was able. The next few years were a bit of a stumble as I just moved one town over about 30 miles south. I went to college and received my degree in psychology because homeless just wasn't going to work. I was working for a crisis center where I had volunteered since after my mother died but I still wanted more... so I left.

I moved almost three hours from my hometown and started working in a law firm as my first job in the city. I met two attorneys there that believed in me enough to bring me along in growing their firm when they left. After almost 6 six years with the same attorneys I decided that I still wasn't living my passion. Call me high maintenance but bankruptcy and debt negotiation isn't exactly the epitome of fun. I needed to find my passion.

I started blogging about plus size fashion. After coming from a town and a life where I was always told what the rules were, I felt like I had finally found my own set of rules. I wanted to share this freedom with others. The goal of reaching out was to show others that have been told their entire lives that they weren't good enough that they really are. I want to prove that sometimes rules are meant to be broken. You are not bound by where you are in life or how old, because it is never too late to reinvent yourself. Fashion is not limited to size, self worth shouldn't be either and by showing our personal freedom, we teach others about their own.


Plus size blogging has really brought a world that was in the dark for so long into the forefront of daily life. Being plus size no longer means having to wear figure specific items, colors or fabrics. Bloggers did that for our community and it has propelled some major babes into a serious fashion world.  As those bloggers become more professional, sponsored and paid I feel like it is important to keep the grassroots alive.

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