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Dear Nina, Meet the fierce, inspiring, and gorgeous @joelladuncan! I met this fabulous body positivity advocate in the #Fempire group that you and I are both part of on FB, and I wish I had a special portal to her closet in Atlanta. She is a goddess in her #fashionfriday look here, feat. a #Jibri crop top and @rue107 skirt. I am style smitten with this one! πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Meet the fierce, inspiring, and gorgeous @joelladuncan! I met this fabulous body positivity advocate in the #Fempire group that you and I are both part of on FB, and I wish I had a special portal to her closet in Atlanta. She is a goddess in her #fashionfriday look here, feat. a #Jibri crop top and @rue107 skirt. I am style smitten with this one! πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Kat, I'm loving the holiday party fits this year. I could not stop staring at my table mate Ana's ear cuff!! I wish we could be surrounded with so much festive beauty year round!!! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I'm loving the holiday party fits this year. I could not stop staring at my table mate Ana's ear cuff!! I wish we could be surrounded with so much festive beauty year round!!! Xoxo, nina
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Dear Kat, what do you do when you have to work on a Saturday at a high school? Fashion Penpals photoshoot of course. I'm wearing my all denim boiler suit from #asos and femmed it up with a chunky gold dookie chain and my Steve Madden wedges. Why did I choose this backdrop? Because science. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, what do you do when you have to work on a Saturday at a high school? Fashion Penpals photoshoot of course. I'm wearing my all denim boiler suit from #asos and femmed it up with a chunky gold dookie chain and my Steve Madden wedges. Why did I choose this backdrop? Because science. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, I just want it to be sweater weather in the Bay Area again so that I can wear this floral tiger without putting the "sweat" in sweater. Is that too much to ask? Writing you from daydreams of rainy days in a cabin somewhere... ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I just want it to be sweater weather in the Bay Area again so that I can wear this floral tiger without putting the "sweat" in sweater. Is that too much to ask? Writing you from daydreams of rainy days in a cabin somewhere... ❀️ Kat
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Dear Nina, I rarely do basics, but when I do, they go 90s all the way. Do I not look like I walked right off off the set of Friends in this vintage 90s Ashley Stewart maxi mermaid skirt, black turtleneck, classic Levi's jean jacket, chunky heels, and plum lipstick? For fun, I had to get a pic next to the car that I'd obviously drive in 1995. Here's to living in style from 20 years back. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I rarely do basics, but when I do, they go 90s all the way. Do I not look like I walked right off off the set of Friends in this vintage 90s Ashley Stewart maxi mermaid skirt, black turtleneck, classic Levi's jean jacket, chunky heels, and plum lipstick? For fun, I had to get a pic next to the car that I'd obviously drive in 1995. Here's to living in style from 20 years back. ❀️ Kat
Dear Kat, in the words of your super cool tropical Betty wedding officiant @danayermom "amiright?!?!" Xoxo,Nina
Dear Kat, in the words of your super cool tropical Betty wedding officiant @danayermom "amiright?!?!" Xoxo,Nina
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Dear Kat, Have you ever come across something so beautiful, so "you" that you panic and wonder if the designer has been digging into your dreams?!? Well I have found my new soulmate (sorry Galen) and its this cape/jumpsuit I bought on @asos. I'm channeling my inner rockstar/superwoman today and I've never felt better. I normally would feel comfortable dinning something this form fitting around the middle but you know what?! Something this beautif
Dear Kat, Have you ever come across something so beautiful, so "you" that you panic and wonder if the designer has been digging into your dreams?!? Well I have found my new soulmate (sorry Galen) and its this cape/jumpsuit I bought on @asos. I'm channeling my inner rockstar/superwoman today and I've never felt better. I normally would feel comfortable dinning something this form fitting around the middle but you know what?! Something this beautif
To the city of love. You have all of ours right now.
To the city of love. You have all of ours right now.
Dear Kat, Kathy is rocking life this year! She has become one of my inspirations. This year she has tackled stand up comedy, hip hop dance class, a new job, pushed her fashion boundaries, now she's even thinking about going back to school?!?!! What? This sassy fit fits her personality so well. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Kathy is rocking life this year! She has become one of my inspirations. This year she has tackled stand up comedy, hip hop dance class, a new job, pushed her fashion boundaries, now she's even thinking about going back to school?!?!! What? This sassy fit fits her personality so well. Xoxo, nina
Happy birthday to my partner in crime. This little lady is an inspiration to many and has always left me in awe. Her spirit, drive, passion, creativity, and beauty are matched by none. Love this girl!!! @stylemavenkat
Happy birthday to my partner in crime. This little lady is an inspiration to many and has always left me in awe. Her spirit, drive, passion, creativity, and beauty are matched by none. Love this girl!!! @stylemavenkat
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Dear Kat, The queen of Hearts she was a tart. .. I mean made some tarts :). I love the holidays,the smells, the love, the excuse to wear glitter at your friends holiday party. I put together this outfit by cutting the lining out of an hm dress and pairing it with glitter shorts and leggings. For extra sparkle I glued craft glue over my heart and dusted my hair part. Hope this season is as joyous as this party was. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, The queen of Hearts she was a tart. .. I mean made some tarts :). I love the holidays,the smells, the love, the excuse to wear glitter at your friends holiday party. I put together this outfit by cutting the lining out of an hm dress and pairing it with glitter shorts and leggings. For extra sparkle I glued craft glue over my heart and dusted my hair part. Hope this season is as joyous as this party was. Xoxo, nina
Dear Nina, It's fitting that you can't spell ASOS without "SOS," because they saved both me and my wedding with their dresses over the past couple of weeks! As you so perfectly showed off in yesterday's post, all of my bridesmaids sauntered down the aisle in ASOS dresses after one of those Murphy's Law moments in wedding planning left half of my ladies without dresses (yikes!). I had just ordered the ASOS dress you see here to wear to another wed
Dear Nina, It's fitting that you can't spell ASOS without "SOS," because they saved both me and my wedding with their dresses over the past couple of weeks! As you so perfectly showed off in yesterday's post, all of my bridesmaids sauntered down the aisle in ASOS dresses after one of those Murphy's Law moments in wedding planning left half of my ladies without dresses (yikes!). I had just ordered the ASOS dress you see here to wear to another wed
#Repost @ninakay415 with @repostapp. ・・・ Vanessa for the win! I'd def pick her as my ally in battle royal
#Repost @ninakay415 with @repostapp. ・・・ Vanessa for the win! I'd def pick her as my ally in battle royal
Dear Nina, Little known fashion fact: the bow around my neck is sometimes referred to as a "pussy bow." If it looks likeI am dressed like a matador, it is because I am armored to tangle with the bull that is Wednesday. Gotta come correct. πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Little known fashion fact: the bow around my neck is sometimes referred to as a "pussy bow." If it looks likeI am dressed like a matador, it is because I am armored to tangle with the bull that is Wednesday. Gotta come correct. πŸ’™ Kat
Dear fashionpenpals, Cant wait to finish packing and hop on a plane for our very own style icon, partner in crime, muse, #fempire baddass, @stylemavenkat wedding to an equally awesome gent! Let's go already!!!!xoxo, nina
Dear fashionpenpals, Cant wait to finish packing and hop on a plane for our very own style icon, partner in crime, muse, #fempire baddass, @stylemavenkat wedding to an equally awesome gent! Let's go already!!!!xoxo, nina
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Dear Kat, what oh what to wear to the pool party part of your reception? Answer, all the prints (and the watermelon bag you got me for my bday). I love you more than words thanks for letting me be part of your special day!! Xoxo, nina #theneweves
Dear Kat, what oh what to wear to the pool party part of your reception? Answer, all the prints (and the watermelon bag you got me for my bday). I love you more than words thanks for letting me be part of your special day!! Xoxo, nina #theneweves
Dear Nina, I never should have stepped foot into the new Saks 5th Avenue outlet store in SF, but it was right next to the Bart station and I had time to kill before I met with a very desirable pizza. Of course, I found some fabulous stiletto booties that I can't get out of my head. What's a girl to do? To show, or not to show? That is the eternal shoe hound's question. πŸ’™ Kat PS - Oh yeah, and I cut my hair 😽.
Dear Nina, I never should have stepped foot into the new Saks 5th Avenue outlet store in SF, but it was right next to the Bart station and I had time to kill before I met with a very desirable pizza. Of course, I found some fabulous stiletto booties that I can't get out of my head. What's a girl to do? To show, or not to show? That is the eternal shoe hound's question. πŸ’™ Kat PS - Oh yeah, and I cut my hair 😽.
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Dear Kat, I'm loving my new officemate! A fellow fempiress. This lady is one of my favorites! Today we are working out power poses and hbic style. Felt extra awesome rocking my #fempire shirt at work today :). Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I'm loving my new officemate! A fellow fempiress. This lady is one of my favorites! Today we are working out power poses and hbic style. Felt extra awesome rocking my #fempire shirt at work today :). Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, This outfit is today's #makeitwork look. @wrytoastphotos and I had plans to hit the road and head to Chico last night, but when I ended up working late, I didn't have time to pack. What you see here is the skirt and necklace I wore to work yesterday, along with one of Rob's t-shirts. These are the shoes I wear when walking to work, and they work just fine. All in all, not too shabby for an afternoon bumming around downtown Chico. ❀️ Ka
Dear Nina, This outfit is today's #makeitwork look. @wrytoastphotos and I had plans to hit the road and head to Chico last night, but when I ended up working late, I didn't have time to pack. What you see here is the skirt and necklace I wore to work yesterday, along with one of Rob's t-shirts. These are the shoes I wear when walking to work, and they work just fine. All in all, not too shabby for an afternoon bumming around downtown Chico. ❀️ Ka
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Dear Nina, Hell yes, I married this dapper dude. @wrytoastphotos and I went to Gap to look for job interview attire. I think this outfit is sure to seal the job deal, amiright? What a #chubstr hubstr babe. πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Hell yes, I married this dapper dude. @wrytoastphotos and I went to Gap to look for job interview attire. I think this outfit is sure to seal the job deal, amiright? What a #chubstr hubstr babe. πŸ’™ Kat
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Dear Nina, You know you've found your passion when it leaves you both tired and happy at the end of the day. My passion lies in helping people find joy in what they wear. Yesterday, I got to witness that stylist's high at the moment you see your client (my friend, @earlybird_sf owner Amie Bailey) completely light up when she looks in the mirror. All it took was a few hand-picked items from the racks of TJ Maxx, and this badass boss lady was looki
Dear Nina, You know you've found your passion when it leaves you both tired and happy at the end of the day. My passion lies in helping people find joy in what they wear. Yesterday, I got to witness that stylist's high at the moment you see your client (my friend, @earlybird_sf owner Amie Bailey) completely light up when she looks in the mirror. All it took was a few hand-picked items from the racks of TJ Maxx, and this badass boss lady was looki
Dear Kat, Are you tired of the 9-5 circus? (Thanks joe for that line ;)) I love these overalls I picked up from #target during your wedding weekend extravaganza. I also like mixing looks up. So boom business farmer is made! I picked up this button up and yellow tie from goodwill to make sure this look popped. Workwear in ALL sense of the term WORK. Lol. Happy Friday! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Are you tired of the 9-5 circus? (Thanks joe for that line ;)) I love these overalls I picked up from #target during your wedding weekend extravaganza. I also like mixing looks up. So boom business farmer is made! I picked up this button up and yellow tie from goodwill to make sure this look popped. Workwear in ALL sense of the term WORK. Lol. Happy Friday! Xoxo, nina
Dear Nina, I hope your Halloween as a blast! I threw this costume together last minute (luckily, I already had half of the items I needed to pull it off - imagine that, hehe). Can you guess who I am? If you're an #AmericanHorrorStory fan, you loved Cathy Bates' bearded lady from Baltimore as much as I did (and maybe you guessed her accent as quickly as I did, too? Or is that a Marylander thing?). What I loved the most about this costume was how m
Dear Nina, I hope your Halloween as a blast! I threw this costume together last minute (luckily, I already had half of the items I needed to pull it off - imagine that, hehe). Can you guess who I am? If you're an #AmericanHorrorStory fan, you loved Cathy Bates' bearded lady from Baltimore as much as I did (and maybe you guessed her accent as quickly as I did, too? Or is that a Marylander thing?). What I loved the most about this costume was how m
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#Repost @danioakley with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals some days off work call for a sailor hat while running errands. Not sorry about the jeggings either.
#Repost @danioakley with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals some days off work call for a sailor hat while running errands. Not sorry about the jeggings either.
Dear Kat, man I love a good button up. You can wear basics and not be a basic b. Today drop sleeve was comfortable and a fresh take. Through the years I've collected some amazing basic (or I prefer to call them easy) pieces. You can crop it, use them for pattern in pattern mixing turn them into shirtdresses, if they are longer they make great tunics. Long live the button up shirt! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, man I love a good button up. You can wear basics and not be a basic b. Today drop sleeve was comfortable and a fresh take. Through the years I've collected some amazing basic (or I prefer to call them easy) pieces. You can crop it, use them for pattern in pattern mixing turn them into shirtdresses, if they are longer they make great tunics. Long live the button up shirt! Xoxo, nina
Last minute Halloween work makeup. Thanks Internet!
Last minute Halloween work makeup. Thanks Internet!
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Dear Kat, This bodacious babes #diy game is dangerous! No really it is. @lux_williams killing it. Happy Halloween! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, This bodacious babes #diy game is dangerous! No really it is. @lux_williams killing it. Happy Halloween! Xoxo, nina
Dear Nina, I'm looking to November as the month that I take risks. Not ready to bid adieu to Halloween, I rocked my new #PinkClove 70s style jumpsuit for the Alameda Antique affaire yesterday and as much as it stood out, I think I fit right in. Today, I took that same approach to my job, as I successfully negotiated a path forward for me at my job that gives me the opportunity to take positive steps back towards following my fashion dreams. Chang
Dear Nina, I'm looking to November as the month that I take risks. Not ready to bid adieu to Halloween, I rocked my new #PinkClove 70s style jumpsuit for the Alameda Antique affaire yesterday and as much as it stood out, I think I fit right in. Today, I took that same approach to my job, as I successfully negotiated a path forward for me at my job that gives me the opportunity to take positive steps back towards following my fashion dreams. Chang
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Dear Nina, The thing I love most about jumpsuits is how aware they make me of my body - in a wholly positive way. I spent year, YEARS, believing that jumpsuits would never be something I could feel comfortable and confident in. What changed? My mindset - where I used to think that dressing my plus size body was solely about flattering shapes, I now understand that so much of how we look depends on how comfortable we feel. It took me far too long
Dear Nina, The thing I love most about jumpsuits is how aware they make me of my body - in a wholly positive way. I spent year, YEARS, believing that jumpsuits would never be something I could feel comfortable and confident in. What changed? My mindset - where I used to think that dressing my plus size body was solely about flattering shapes, I now understand that so much of how we look depends on how comfortable we feel. It took me far too long
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Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I have both been in a little bit of a squeeze professionally recently, and for us, I think the best way to combat that feeling has been in creating and curating what we can control. It's important to cling to the thing or things that give you the most power; I really believe it will release you from the things that try to weaken you. Fashion is my control center. Photography is Rob's. What a great match for supporti
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I have both been in a little bit of a squeeze professionally recently, and for us, I think the best way to combat that feeling has been in creating and curating what we can control. It's important to cling to the thing or things that give you the most power; I really believe it will release you from the things that try to weaken you. Fashion is my control center. Photography is Rob's. What a great match for supporti
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Dear Kat, leave it to my hairdresser lady gal super friend @organicmanes to have the most luxurious #holidayhair in the building! This season im seeing classic retro hair and accessories and lots of sparkle. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, leave it to my hairdresser lady gal super friend @organicmanes to have the most luxurious #holidayhair in the building! This season im seeing classic retro hair and accessories and lots of sparkle. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, happy starwars day!!!!! The boy and are are seeing episode 7 tonight so OF COURSE I had to show my Star Wars love with my outfit today! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, happy starwars day!!!!! The boy and are are seeing episode 7 tonight so OF COURSE I had to show my Star Wars love with my outfit today! Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, I am hugely flattered to be featured in @brokeassstuart's "Beautiful Women in Bookstores" series today. It feels pretty special to be included with such a smart and diverse group of Bay Area babes in a series that celebrates the 3 Bs: beauty, brains, and books (ok, and obviously bookstores)!). Show me your books, baby. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am hugely flattered to be featured in @brokeassstuart's "Beautiful Women in Bookstores" series today. It feels pretty special to be included with such a smart and diverse group of Bay Area babes in a series that celebrates the 3 Bs: beauty, brains, and books (ok, and obviously bookstores)!). Show me your books, baby. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, Merry Xmas! We're down in Palm Springs for a bright Christmas with our roommate @starlysse's family and my mom, having desert adventures, drinks with umbrellas, and hot tub time. I did drop my phone in the pedicure tub of a terrible nail salon, but it's mostly working now, and otherwise life is good. Bless the patron saint of electronics. Wishing you and yours a beautiful, happy Christmas! β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŒ΄ Kat
Dear Nina, Merry Xmas! We're down in Palm Springs for a bright Christmas with our roommate @starlysse's family and my mom, having desert adventures, drinks with umbrellas, and hot tub time. I did drop my phone in the pedicure tub of a terrible nail salon, but it's mostly working now, and otherwise life is good. Bless the patron saint of electronics. Wishing you and yours a beautiful, happy Christmas! β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŒ΄ Kat
Dear Kat, Look at this Bardot Betty's festive holiday wear! You were missed this Christmas Eve but you were there in spirit, sparkles, love and laughter!!!!! @kathywormhoudt definitely knows how to bring the sparkle for both of us. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Look at this Bardot Betty's festive holiday wear! You were missed this Christmas Eve but you were there in spirit, sparkles, love and laughter!!!!! @kathywormhoudt definitely knows how to bring the sparkle for both of us. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, This is my preferred way to do Xmas vacation. How do I become a professional vacationer? 🌴 Kat
Dear Nina, This is my preferred way to do Xmas vacation. How do I become a professional vacationer? 🌴 Kat
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Pleased to see so many great moments in our #bestnine2015 the same week we started #FashionPenpals 2 years ago! Here's to another year of fierce fashion for every size, shape, and income. πŸŽ‰
Pleased to see so many great moments in our #bestnine2015 the same week we started #FashionPenpals 2 years ago! Here's to another year of fierce fashion for every size, shape, and income. πŸŽ‰
Dear Kat, My nails are on point. Not gonna lie ;). Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, My nails are on point. Not gonna lie ;). Xoxo, nina
Dear Nina, I am not ready for the Xmas holiday to be over. I had way too much fun in Palm Springs, where I wore a steady uniform of jumpsuits, maxis, and tunics (when I wasn't wearing a swimsuit, of course!). What a fabulous place to let your freak flag fly in day glow colors and mod patterns. No wonder I keep finding myself there! 🌴🌡🍌😸
Dear Nina, I am not ready for the Xmas holiday to be over. I had way too much fun in Palm Springs, where I wore a steady uniform of jumpsuits, maxis, and tunics (when I wasn't wearing a swimsuit, of course!). What a fabulous place to let your freak flag fly in day glow colors and mod patterns. No wonder I keep finding myself there! 🌴🌡🍌😸
Dear Kat, Aloha! And Happy New Year! Get ready for a barrage of vacation wear posts cuz you beta believe I brought my tropical A-Game in my suitcase. For my (slightly hungover) stroll through Waikiki before we head to the next place we are staying at I threw in my #asoscurve maxi dress for a vintage vibe. The double slits and open back make sure I'm cool in all sense of the word. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Aloha! And Happy New Year! Get ready for a barrage of vacation wear posts cuz you beta believe I brought my tropical A-Game in my suitcase. For my (slightly hungover) stroll through Waikiki before we head to the next place we are staying at I threw in my #asoscurve maxi dress for a vintage vibe. The double slits and open back make sure I'm cool in all sense of the word. Xoxo, nina
#Repost @mrs_bencivenga with @repostapp. ・・・ @fashionpenpals Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year in Atlanta at a NYE wedding. This Asos sequin dress was perfect for the occasion. I felt like the most beautiful disco ball ever! It helped having a super handsome husband as my arm candy. May this year be full of fashion wins! @asos #asos #fashion #fashionpenpals #whatiwore #ootd #sequins #dress #armcandy #hotties
#Repost @mrs_bencivenga with @repostapp. ・・・ @fashionpenpals Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year in Atlanta at a NYE wedding. This Asos sequin dress was perfect for the occasion. I felt like the most beautiful disco ball ever! It helped having a super handsome husband as my arm candy. May this year be full of fashion wins! @asos #asos #fashion #fashionpenpals #whatiwore #ootd #sequins #dress #armcandy #hotties
Dear Nina, My 2016 New Year's resolution is to only buy clothing made in the USA, or make items myself. My research has revealed a serious lack of stylish options for plus size men & women that meet any sort of ethical standards or get any claim to being locally made. There *are* options out there, and I'm going to spend 2016 finding and showcasing them. Here I stand in an outfit where I don't know the true origin story of the clothing I own (muc
Dear Nina, My 2016 New Year's resolution is to only buy clothing made in the USA, or make items myself. My research has revealed a serious lack of stylish options for plus size men & women that meet any sort of ethical standards or get any claim to being locally made. There *are* options out there, and I'm going to spend 2016 finding and showcasing them. Here I stand in an outfit where I don't know the true origin story of the clothing I own (muc
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Dear Kat, Finding a New Years outfit seemed to be difficult for everyone I knew this year. I lucked out last minute and found this sparkly number from #asos (seems like they are my only hope for cute clothes in my inbetweeenie size). The only issue I had with this dress when I saw it was the all leg all the time slit. As you know I was trying to figure out what tights to wear with it when I said F-it. I am going to practice what I preach and rock
Dear Kat, Finding a New Years outfit seemed to be difficult for everyone I knew this year. I lucked out last minute and found this sparkly number from #asos (seems like they are my only hope for cute clothes in my inbetweeenie size). The only issue I had with this dress when I saw it was the all leg all the time slit. As you know I was trying to figure out what tights to wear with it when I said F-it. I am going to practice what I preach and rock
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So sad to hear of the passing of David Bowie, an icon for so many. Thanks to @4hernameisgrace for sharing this quote. Bowie lives on in his art. #ripdavidbowie
So sad to hear of the passing of David Bowie, an icon for so many. Thanks to @4hernameisgrace for sharing this quote. Bowie lives on in his art. #ripdavidbowie
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Dear Kat, what does one wear to an event memorializi for your first crush, your biggest idol, your man from Mars? When getting dressed for a David Bowie tribute at slims (put on by the always amazing first church of the diver sexual) I knew I could wear nothing less fabulous then a gold sequin jumpsuit. To top it off I painted my dad sculpture face ( ala stone sculpture in labyrinth and blue jean music video). Beautiful night. #waambaamthankyouma
Dear Kat, what does one wear to an event memorializi for your first crush, your biggest idol, your man from Mars? When getting dressed for a David Bowie tribute at slims (put on by the always amazing first church of the diver sexual) I knew I could wear nothing less fabulous then a gold sequin jumpsuit. To top it off I painted my dad sculpture face ( ala stone sculpture in labyrinth and blue jean music video). Beautiful night. #waambaamthankyouma
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Dear Nina, I had a lovely afternoon at the first #CelebrateYourBody model call in SF today. There's something wonderful about walking into a space where no matter your, size or shape, you are accepted, and diversity is celebrated. Everyone should be able to find a space like this or carve one out of their very own. Honored to take part in this fabulous event! @wrytoastphotos rook these pics while I waited for the fun to begin. πŸ’™ Kat p.s. - jealo
Dear Nina, I had a lovely afternoon at the first #CelebrateYourBody model call in SF today. There's something wonderful about walking into a space where no matter your, size or shape, you are accepted, and diversity is celebrated. Everyone should be able to find a space like this or carve one out of their very own. Honored to take part in this fabulous event! @wrytoastphotos rook these pics while I waited for the fun to begin. πŸ’™ Kat p.s. - jealo
Dear Kat, it's been a bit since my last #fashionpenpals post. Today I got in touch with my dark side. I paired the Havana shirt (we got for the fabric) from thrift town with my go to white blazer. To up the edge factor i used my eyebrow pencil combined with mac "stone" matte lipstick to create this rich brown lippy. Happy Tuesday love. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, it's been a bit since my last #fashionpenpals post. Today I got in touch with my dark side. I paired the Havana shirt (we got for the fabric) from thrift town with my go to white blazer. To up the edge factor i used my eyebrow pencil combined with mac "stone" matte lipstick to create this rich brown lippy. Happy Tuesday love. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Kat, You ever wake up and the first thing out of your mouth is "ughhh it's only Wednesday?!" Today I decided to turn that defeatist attitude around and kick Wednesday's ass. I prepared for the day my donning a fierce face figuratively and literally (with the help of some makeup products I haven't used since the early 2000's). My jewel tones look was insured by a box of crayola markets that were sitting in my coffee table (aptly named Jewel T
Dear Kat, You ever wake up and the first thing out of your mouth is "ughhh it's only Wednesday?!" Today I decided to turn that defeatist attitude around and kick Wednesday's ass. I prepared for the day my donning a fierce face figuratively and literally (with the help of some makeup products I haven't used since the early 2000's). My jewel tones look was insured by a box of crayola markets that were sitting in my coffee table (aptly named Jewel T
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Dear Kat, Decided to take these amazing thrifter pants out for a ride today. Something about a white color packet always makes me feel so amazing and confident! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Decided to take these amazing thrifter pants out for a ride today. Something about a white color packet always makes me feel so amazing and confident! Xoxo, nina
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#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ Are you ready for Celebrate Your Body 2016? We have eight outstanding fashion innovators of color ready to showcase their designs and styles. Prepare yourself for a night of fun, fashion, and empowerment. This year CYB 2016 will be featuring looks by THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Jojistarr, Watasenia, Consters Inc., fashionpenpals,and Kalakari! Your host for the night will be Vir
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ Are you ready for Celebrate Your Body 2016? We have eight outstanding fashion innovators of color ready to showcase their designs and styles. Prepare yourself for a night of fun, fashion, and empowerment. This year CYB 2016 will be featuring looks by THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Jojistarr, Watasenia, Consters Inc., fashionpenpals,and Kalakari! Your host for the night will be Vir
Dear Nina, After working 40 hours in 3 days, @hair_by_chana spoiled me with a fresh cut & color and @pippacoevents put the cherry on my #treatyoself Saturday with cotton candy & flamingos! And now...back to work. Love comes in many forms – make sure you make time for self-love this weekend! ❀️ Kat #fashionpenpals
Dear Nina, After working 40 hours in 3 days, @hair_by_chana spoiled me with a fresh cut & color and @pippacoevents put the cherry on my #treatyoself Saturday with cotton candy & flamingos! And now...back to work. Love comes in many forms – make sure you make time for self-love this weekend! ❀️ Kat #fashionpenpals
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Dear Nina, Are you as tired as I am? I recommend coffee, dark lipstick, your never-fails-you jeans, and your favorite tennies. It's my full-proof way to feel halfway human and not look like the tired sack of sleep deprivation that I really am inside. Here's to working for the weekend on a holiday πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Are you as tired as I am? I recommend coffee, dark lipstick, your never-fails-you jeans, and your favorite tennies. It's my full-proof way to feel halfway human and not look like the tired sack of sleep deprivation that I really am inside. Here's to working for the weekend on a holiday πŸ’™ Kat
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Dear Nina, Perhaps it's just the mezcal talking after my first drink in Portland, but I genuinely enjoy my body. I get that there are people out there who will look at my body and think it must be hard to be a size 16, that they can't comprehend what that might be like, or that they wouldn't feel as good about themselves if they were my size. There are people who will tell me what I should do to make my body different. There are people who will t
Dear Nina, Perhaps it's just the mezcal talking after my first drink in Portland, but I genuinely enjoy my body. I get that there are people out there who will look at my body and think it must be hard to be a size 16, that they can't comprehend what that might be like, or that they wouldn't feel as good about themselves if they were my size. There are people who will tell me what I should do to make my body different. There are people who will t
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Dear Kat, Can we take a moment and applaud one of my fiercest gal pals @kathywormhoudt. This girl has done more in a year then I have in 34. So one of the few women I know that can pull off the 90s looks we pulled off in high school. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Can we take a moment and applaud one of my fiercest gal pals @kathywormhoudt. This girl has done more in a year then I have in 34. So one of the few women I know that can pull off the 90s looks we pulled off in high school. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Canadian tuxedos. What can I say I've been a fan for years. Something about denim on denim on denim just makes me so happy inside. Today I'm pairing my overalls from Target and my old aquarium uniform from college with a pair of drool worthy denim Jeffrey Campbell platforms my friend Kathy gave to me. Here's to getting the blues. The denim blues I mean. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Canadian tuxedos. What can I say I've been a fan for years. Something about denim on denim on denim just makes me so happy inside. Today I'm pairing my overalls from Target and my old aquarium uniform from college with a pair of drool worthy denim Jeffrey Campbell platforms my friend Kathy gave to me. Here's to getting the blues. The denim blues I mean. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, This bit of sunshine greets me at my most hazy/grumpy moments in the day with a hot cappuccino and a gold septum ring. @robbiett is a good soul with great style that always catches my eye. He doesn't know it yet, but I totally just bought a necklace in Portland that was 100% inspired by this look. 🌞 Kat
Dear Nina, This bit of sunshine greets me at my most hazy/grumpy moments in the day with a hot cappuccino and a gold septum ring. @robbiett is a good soul with great style that always catches my eye. He doesn't know it yet, but I totally just bought a necklace in Portland that was 100% inspired by this look. 🌞 Kat
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
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Dear Nina, Being in Portland has shown me what San Francisco is losing and missing with its rapid race to tech riches. Yesterday I visited all of these busy little boutiques carrying racks and racks of local designers in a variety of sizes and styles, cases filled with local cosmetics and jewelry makers, and shelves of local shoes. They were promoting upcoming fashion shows and parties, offering free in-house alterations, and for the most part, t
Dear Nina, Being in Portland has shown me what San Francisco is losing and missing with its rapid race to tech riches. Yesterday I visited all of these busy little boutiques carrying racks and racks of local designers in a variety of sizes and styles, cases filled with local cosmetics and jewelry makers, and shelves of local shoes. They were promoting upcoming fashion shows and parties, offering free in-house alterations, and for the most part, t
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Creating a new @chubstr empire with this dude in Portland has been a blast! #nextlevelshit
Creating a new @chubstr empire with this dude in Portland has been a blast! #nextlevelshit
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Woah. Time flys. To the left is me fitting gals for the first fashion show for my old line "HOST". To the right is the beginnings of a piece for our Fashion Penpals "renewal" collection for #cyb2016. I look just as tired in both fotos but that tired face is the face of determination, inspiration and pride. The count down begins! If you haven't gotten your early bird tickets for Celebrate your body you can do that here. http://ift.tt/1OvdLfD
Woah. Time flys. To the left is me fitting gals for the first fashion show for my old line "HOST". To the right is the beginnings of a piece for our Fashion Penpals "renewal" collection for #cyb2016. I look just as tired in both fotos but that tired face is the face of determination, inspiration and pride. The count down begins! If you haven't gotten your early bird tickets for Celebrate your body you can do that here. http://ift.tt/1OvdLfD
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016: Meet the Designers Fashion Penpals’ Kat Eves & Nina Asay showcase and share fashion for every size, shape, and income. Their collection, Renewal, showcases a combination of thrifted traditional Filipino and American wedding wear and reclaimed items with original designs. Join in on the celebration!: http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb More info: http://ift.tt/1R882hC
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016: Meet the Designers Fashion Penpals’ Kat Eves & Nina Asay showcase and share fashion for every size, shape, and income. Their collection, Renewal, showcases a combination of thrifted traditional Filipino and American wedding wear and reclaimed items with original designs. Join in on the celebration!: http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb More info: http://ift.tt/1R882hC
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It's all coming together Fashion Penpals! Make sure to get your tickets for Celebrate Your Body on March 5th!
It's all coming together Fashion Penpals! Make sure to get your tickets for Celebrate Your Body on March 5th!
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Dear Kat, You know when you see something at a thrift store and your heart jumps into your throat with excitement. You are so happy with s garment you do t even want to try it in because you just need to own it. This green velvet suit was it for me. You were there when I snatched it up at my favorite Vallejo thrift store. I donned this 70s number with a polka dot button up and my new favorite denim platforms. Who cares if the pants are short!!! N
Dear Kat, You know when you see something at a thrift store and your heart jumps into your throat with excitement. You are so happy with s garment you do t even want to try it in because you just need to own it. This green velvet suit was it for me. You were there when I snatched it up at my favorite Vallejo thrift store. I donned this 70s number with a polka dot button up and my new favorite denim platforms. Who cares if the pants are short!!! N
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ For the next 24 hours you can join the celebration, but at a much lower price ($16)! KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016 is this Saturday, March 5th. Doors open at 7pm, Program starts at 7:30pm. http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb Featuring Designs and Styles by De Watasenia, THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Consters Inc., Jojistarr, Fashion Penpals, Kalakari Performances by The Rice Rockettes
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ For the next 24 hours you can join the celebration, but at a much lower price ($16)! KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016 is this Saturday, March 5th. Doors open at 7pm, Program starts at 7:30pm. http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb Featuring Designs and Styles by De Watasenia, THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Consters Inc., Jojistarr, Fashion Penpals, Kalakari Performances by The Rice Rockettes
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Look at our beautiful models! SO ready for #CYB2016. #lesdodis
Look at our beautiful models! SO ready for #CYB2016. #lesdodis
So this happened tonight
So this happened tonight
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We couldn't be more honored to showcase our first-ever collection with such a phenomenal group of designers at #CYB2016! How do YOU celebrate your body?
We couldn't be more honored to showcase our first-ever collection with such a phenomenal group of designers at #CYB2016! How do YOU celebrate your body?
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#BTS with some of our models getting ready at @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 yesterday. Shout out to @lizb_styles and the awesome hair and makeup crew for bringing out the fabulousness! #πŸ’πŸ»
#BTS with some of our models getting ready at @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 yesterday. Shout out to @lizb_styles and the awesome hair and makeup crew for bringing out the fabulousness! #πŸ’πŸ»
Green room fabulosity at #CYB2016 Aka trying not to sweat. Aka ready to put our tennies back on. #bestdayever
Green room fabulosity at #CYB2016 Aka trying not to sweat. Aka ready to put our tennies back on. #bestdayever
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Welp, @kelly4nia captured the celebration part of @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 perfectly. Great shot from a great event. Look at all of these beautiful, happy bodies! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success, and thank you to all of you who came to celebrate your bodies with us! ❀️
Welp, @kelly4nia captured the celebration part of @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 perfectly. Great shot from a great event. Look at all of these beautiful, happy bodies! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success, and thank you to all of you who came to celebrate your bodies with us! ❀️
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Sorry not sorry for blowing up your feeds with fashion show pics. Another epic shot from @kelly4nia capturing @123rox striking a pose at the end of the runway.
Sorry not sorry for blowing up your feeds with fashion show pics. Another epic shot from @kelly4nia capturing @123rox striking a pose at the end of the runway.
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Joanna killing it on the #cyb2016 runway for Fashion Penpals
Joanna killing it on the #cyb2016 runway for Fashion Penpals
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Another great photo by @kaleb_welch84 of @rororo.your.boat in a fashionpenpals look.
Another great photo by @kaleb_welch84 of @rororo.your.boat in a fashionpenpals look.
#Repost @kaleb_welch84 with @repostapp. ・・・ 'Celebrate Your Body Fashion Show'
#Repost @kaleb_welch84 with @repostapp. ・・・ 'Celebrate Your Body Fashion Show'
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Happy Women's Day, everyone! Let's party for equality for all. ❀️
Happy Women's Day, everyone! Let's party for equality for all. ❀️
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Another fabulous backstage shot by @kaleb_welch84 one of our fierce models @trans_continental at the #cyb2016 fashion show. We get all emotional looking at these photos over and over again!
Another fabulous backstage shot by @kaleb_welch84 one of our fierce models @trans_continental at the #cyb2016 fashion show. We get all emotional looking at these photos over and over again!
Dear Kat, today is the day I eat my words. For years I had the mantra "friends don't let friends wear culottes". That is until the day I saw my dear friend @charlie_montecarlo rocked a pair of khaki gauchos and I was sold. While I was shopping for a leather jacket for my friend Kathy at @carylane I found this amazing gaucho jumpsuit on the the sample sale rack and my dreams came true. I dug through my closet for some hand me down boots from anoth
Dear Kat, today is the day I eat my words. For years I had the mantra "friends don't let friends wear culottes". That is until the day I saw my dear friend @charlie_montecarlo rocked a pair of khaki gauchos and I was sold. While I was shopping for a leather jacket for my friend Kathy at @carylane I found this amazing gaucho jumpsuit on the the sample sale rack and my dreams came true. I dug through my closet for some hand me down boots from anoth
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Big spoon, little spoon.
Big spoon, little spoon.
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Dear Kat, the sun! The sun is out! I took this opportunity to put on some non-rain wear. But looking at this outfit it seems like water was still on the mind. This nautical outfit is a mix of old, new and gifted. Loving all the mustard colors showing up in the stores these days! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, the sun! The sun is out! I took this opportunity to put on some non-rain wear. But looking at this outfit it seems like water was still on the mind. This nautical outfit is a mix of old, new and gifted. Loving all the mustard colors showing up in the stores these days! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Finally broke down and got me some bells. I shied away from them for years (even though I always desperately wanted a pair) because I always felt they brought attention to me legs (which I definitely have been trying to work on celebrating). Well i brought these bad boys out and paired it with a button up and long cardigan to help make me feel like a 6'10" tall BFG "business fierce giant" R.I.P Roald Dahl. Happy Wednesday!!!! Xoxo, Nina
Dear Kat, Finally broke down and got me some bells. I shied away from them for years (even though I always desperately wanted a pair) because I always felt they brought attention to me legs (which I definitely have been trying to work on celebrating). Well i brought these bad boys out and paired it with a button up and long cardigan to help make me feel like a 6'10" tall BFG "business fierce giant" R.I.P Roald Dahl. Happy Wednesday!!!! Xoxo, Nina
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Dear @quelinegueye, this outfit is pure perfection. I need me a pair of denim overalls stat. Xoxo, FPP Repost @quelinegueye with @repostapp. ・・・ STYLE CRUSH: Idgie Threadgoode 🐝 new post up now! #IdgieThreadgoode #FriedGreenTomatoes #stylecrush #fashionpho
Dear @quelinegueye, this outfit is pure perfection. I need me a pair of denim overalls stat. Xoxo, FPP Repost @quelinegueye with @repostapp. ・・・ STYLE CRUSH: Idgie Threadgoode 🐝 new post up now! #IdgieThreadgoode #FriedGreenTomatoes #stylecrush #fashionpho
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Dear Nina, Making a conscious decision to not only know where my clothing comes from but also refine it to only Made in USA brands has really been tough! It bothers me that when it comes to fashion, we so often let our appetites for what's pretty outweigh our consciences, when most of us know how tough working conditions may be for the people making our clothes. It's a behavior I am guilty of, too – ignorance is bliss, right? Then there are desig
Dear Nina, Making a conscious decision to not only know where my clothing comes from but also refine it to only Made in USA brands has really been tough! It bothers me that when it comes to fashion, we so often let our appetites for what's pretty outweigh our consciences, when most of us know how tough working conditions may be for the people making our clothes. It's a behavior I am guilty of, too – ignorance is bliss, right? Then there are desig
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Dear Kat, how do you dress for a black tie wedding in Palm Springs in 85 degree weather? Well with sequins and lave of course. The three of us didn't get the memo about the outdoor portion of the reception but fashion takes a back seat to no one! here we are in floor length gowns with fans, sun glasses and a last minute fix to my dress to make it backless for ventilation! So happy we went with our first instincts (my inspiration for this look was
Dear Kat, how do you dress for a black tie wedding in Palm Springs in 85 degree weather? Well with sequins and lave of course. The three of us didn't get the memo about the outdoor portion of the reception but fashion takes a back seat to no one! here we are in floor length gowns with fans, sun glasses and a last minute fix to my dress to make it backless for ventilation! So happy we went with our first instincts (my inspiration for this look was
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#Repost @mrmegreen with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals, if you know me you know i hate spending money on costumes. for our purim celebration at school i opted for mordechai from the regular show 1) because the regular show if funny and 2) because mordechai (not the bird) plays a big role in the purim story. israeli baseball cap from kaplans (RIP) thanks to two great guys. beak by construction paper and tape (inside jokes for the beak). base
#Repost @mrmegreen with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals, if you know me you know i hate spending money on costumes. for our purim celebration at school i opted for mordechai from the regular show 1) because the regular show if funny and 2) because mordechai (not the bird) plays a big role in the purim story. israeli baseball cap from kaplans (RIP) thanks to two great guys. beak by construction paper and tape (inside jokes for the beak). base
Dear Kat, j was questioning posting this but with all the "no makeup" selfies I thought it would be a good idea to show the real real. It's been a rough week. What does a style obsessed gal wear when she can barely get out of bed? WHATEVER THE F SHE WANTS. No makeup no stoke just comfort and pjs. Norm (a style maven himself) showed up today for a much needed cocktail date in what I call bougie bayou ballroom. The best style accessory is a smile.
Dear Kat, j was questioning posting this but with all the "no makeup" selfies I thought it would be a good idea to show the real real. It's been a rough week. What does a style obsessed gal wear when she can barely get out of bed? WHATEVER THE F SHE WANTS. No makeup no stoke just comfort and pjs. Norm (a style maven himself) showed up today for a much needed cocktail date in what I call bougie bayou ballroom. The best style accessory is a smile.
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Dear Nina, I have his dream of one day having a closet filled solely with museum pieces. I picked up this killer @marybethditto for @evansclothing sample dress during my pilgimage to @fatfancy in Portland in Feb and I waited all the way until March to wear it to an activism-focused opening event at @ybca. You know I live by #moreismore, so I had the throw in the silver rain boots to complete the ensemble (and keep my feet dry). I know I'm weird.
Dear Nina, I have his dream of one day having a closet filled solely with museum pieces. I picked up this killer @marybethditto for @evansclothing sample dress during my pilgimage to @fatfancy in Portland in Feb and I waited all the way until March to wear it to an activism-focused opening event at @ybca. You know I live by #moreismore, so I had the throw in the silver rain boots to complete the ensemble (and keep my feet dry). I know I'm weird.
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Dear Nina, We bonded early over a mutual love for any excuse to dress up. I love knowing that if you and I plan to vein the same place, there will always be someone else at the party who appreciates the fun of fashion. Thanks for always being my birthday cake sprinkles in a town full of increasing vanilla. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, We bonded early over a mutual love for any excuse to dress up. I love knowing that if you and I plan to vein the same place, there will always be someone else at the party who appreciates the fun of fashion. Thanks for always being my birthday cake sprinkles in a town full of increasing vanilla. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, He'll hath frozen over – your girl is wearing overalls. I know I said I never would, but here I am, in this killer new jumper from @fielddaywearables in Oakland, penny clasps and all. Never say never should be the rule. Here's to letting go of dumb limits and loving life a little more for it! πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, He'll hath frozen over – your girl is wearing overalls. I know I said I never would, but here I am, in this killer new jumper from @fielddaywearables in Oakland, penny clasps and all. Never say never should be the rule. Here's to letting go of dumb limits and loving life a little more for it! πŸ’™ Kat
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Dear Nina, How cute is @shaxxon in her rainy-day tutu? Love this springy curvy combo! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, How cute is @shaxxon in her rainy-day tutu? Love this springy curvy combo! ❀️ Kat
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Dear @phosizzlethreads, Fierce fashion is in, and you are on-point, girl! ❀️ Kat Repost: When you get reminded that Autumn is coming, especially with weather this week. Remember, we've got the perfect #reversiblecape to sort you out! #phosizzle #phosizzlethreads #ravenreversecape #reversible #cape #lightweightcape
Dear @phosizzlethreads, Fierce fashion is in, and you are on-point, girl! ❀️ Kat Repost: When you get reminded that Autumn is coming, especially with weather this week. Remember, we've got the perfect #reversiblecape to sort you out! #phosizzle #phosizzlethreads #ravenreversecape #reversible #cape #lightweightcape
Dear @boldfashionjunkie, You are just too much fun! Cheers to my fellow #moreismore queen! ❀️ Kat Repost: @boldfashionjunkie: #boldfashionjunkie #fatgirlfabulous #frugalistas #bougieonabudget #bestoftheday #stylehasnosize #blogger #fashion #fullfigured_fashion #curvesyndicate #fashionista #fashionaddict #instastyle #fashiongram #curvyfashionista #dallasfashion #celebrateyourcurves #EffYourBeautyStandards #fashionpenpals #psblogger #simplyrawradio
Dear @boldfashionjunkie, You are just too much fun! Cheers to my fellow #moreismore queen! ❀️ Kat Repost: @boldfashionjunkie: #boldfashionjunkie #fatgirlfabulous #frugalistas #bougieonabudget #bestoftheday #stylehasnosize #blogger #fashion #fullfigured_fashion #curvesyndicate #fashionista #fashionaddict #instastyle #fashiongram #curvyfashionista #dallasfashion #celebrateyourcurves #EffYourBeautyStandards #fashionpenpals #psblogger #simplyrawradio
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Dear By @keepingitcurvy, I'll never tell you to smile, because an independent woman can do whatever she wants, but this look sure does make me happy! ❀️ Kat Repost: Top: #boutique115 Jeans: #lemonpop Shoes: #amiclubwear Handbag: #stevemadden #bbwfashion #picoftheday #bestoftheday #GoosFullFiguredFriday #honormycurves #honormycurves #lifethrowcurves #plus_isamust #plusfashion #plusmodel #plusmodelmag #plussizebeauties #plussizeblogger #plussizediv
Dear By @keepingitcurvy, I'll never tell you to smile, because an independent woman can do whatever she wants, but this look sure does make me happy! ❀️ Kat Repost: Top: #boutique115 Jeans: #lemonpop Shoes: #amiclubwear Handbag: #stevemadden #bbwfashion #picoftheday #bestoftheday #GoosFullFiguredFriday #honormycurves #honormycurves #lifethrowcurves #plus_isamust #plusfashion #plusmodel #plusmodelmag #plussizebeauties #plussizeblogger #plussizediv
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Chairs who needs chairs.
Chairs who needs chairs.
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Dear Kat, After the month we've all been having there was only one prescription to cure the April drama. A Staycation. Today's theme for being tourists in our own beautiful city is boats. We got our sailor on and of course HAD to dress the part. Norm and Sadie are giving us nautical I own a boat realness with their stripes and boating casual attire. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, After the month we've all been having there was only one prescription to cure the April drama. A Staycation. Today's theme for being tourists in our own beautiful city is boats. We got our sailor on and of course HAD to dress the part. Norm and Sadie are giving us nautical I own a boat realness with their stripes and boating casual attire. Xoxo, nina
Dear Nina, Spring is so definitely my season. I'm already excited thinking about all of that great sunshine I plan to soak up once the other half and I move to LA this summer. Til then, I'll rock my bright colors and good vibes. 🌞 Kat
Dear Nina, Spring is so definitely my season. I'm already excited thinking about all of that great sunshine I plan to soak up once the other half and I move to LA this summer. Til then, I'll rock my bright colors and good vibes. 🌞 Kat
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Dear Nina my #WCW is you boo! I am loving (and totally envious of) your pictures from your SF staycation. You're giving me ideas for things I'd like to do before we move to LA! Miss you already. Love you like always. Kat
Dear Nina my #WCW is you boo! I am loving (and totally envious of) your pictures from your SF staycation. You're giving me ideas for things I'd like to do before we move to LA! Miss you already. Love you like always. Kat
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Dear Nina Mortify me Morticia and I will die happy in this gothy getup from @queenleer! Kat
Dear Nina Mortify me Morticia and I will die happy in this gothy getup from @queenleer! Kat
Dear Kat this is a strange post. So I have a sinus infection and feel so miserable at the moment so much so I couldn't enjoy my aways amazing steak dinner at Izzy's. BUUUUUUUUT I am so in love with this dress and this color I can help but feel joy and amazing putting it on. If anything this dress got me through tonight better than a hot toddy and some slippers would have. Happy Thursday boo. Xoxo Nina
Dear Kat this is a strange post. So I have a sinus infection and feel so miserable at the moment so much so I couldn't enjoy my aways amazing steak dinner at Izzy's. BUUUUUUUUT I am so in love with this dress and this color I can help but feel joy and amazing putting it on. If anything this dress got me through tonight better than a hot toddy and some slippers would have. Happy Thursday boo. Xoxo Nina
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DearNina, Love you, boo! ❀️ Kat #lastrodlwedding #fashionpenpals
DearNina, Love you, boo! ❀️ Kat #lastrodlwedding #fashionpenpals
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Dear Nina, Sometimes, we all want to be a scrub. The trick to going out in public on a scrub day is to make it fun and be daring. I have this bolo tie I got from a vintage store in Portland that I've been dying to wear. I picked up these vintage specs at the Alameda Antique Fair last year, so now when I'm having a no-contacts day, I can still do it in style. And I have a $1.99 turban-style beanie that I picked up from A Diva's Closet a few years
Dear Nina, Sometimes, we all want to be a scrub. The trick to going out in public on a scrub day is to make it fun and be daring. I have this bolo tie I got from a vintage store in Portland that I've been dying to wear. I picked up these vintage specs at the Alameda Antique Fair last year, so now when I'm having a no-contacts day, I can still do it in style. And I have a $1.99 turban-style beanie that I picked up from A Diva's Closet a few years
Dear Penpals, Remember that Instagram is a show, and none of those bloggers showing off expensive bags, fabulous trips, and designer clothes come with a picture of the credit card bill. In a world full of fake online lives, we choose to be authentic. Many thanks to @khafra.co for reminding us to practice self-love and keep it real. β™₯️ Kat repost: By @khafra.co #dont #wordstoliveby #socialmediaisnotreallife
Dear Penpals, Remember that Instagram is a show, and none of those bloggers showing off expensive bags, fabulous trips, and designer clothes come with a picture of the credit card bill. In a world full of fake online lives, we choose to be authentic. Many thanks to @khafra.co for reminding us to practice self-love and keep it real. β™₯️ Kat repost: By @khafra.co #dont #wordstoliveby #socialmediaisnotreallife
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Dear Nina, My #Prince shirt arrived in he mail from @brokeassstuart and I'm trying to decide how much I'm going to bedazzle it. It's definitely turning into a crop though... β˜”οΈ Kat
Dear Nina, My #Prince shirt arrived in he mail from @brokeassstuart and I'm trying to decide how much I'm going to bedazzle it. It's definitely turning into a crop though... β˜”οΈ Kat
Dear Nina, You know how there are those things that you've always coveted, but maybe felt like they might be out of reach? I found the glasses I've always wanted and even though they're vintage and older than me and clearly belonged to someone else, I feel like it's a reunion. Finally, we found each other. πŸ€“ Kat #whatanerd
Dear Nina, You know how there are those things that you've always coveted, but maybe felt like they might be out of reach? I found the glasses I've always wanted and even though they're vintage and older than me and clearly belonged to someone else, I feel like it's a reunion. Finally, we found each other. πŸ€“ Kat #whatanerd
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Dear #FashionPenpals Readers, The notion of self-love is tough. Whether it's nature or nurture to blame, some (or many?) of us carry this voice in our head that plays negative feedback like a tape over and over again. Keeping busy helps to drown it out. Achievements quiet it temporarily. But for me, and I think a lot of people can relate, the second I stop moving or get distracted by some outside voice echoing the negative feedback in my brain, t
Dear #FashionPenpals Readers, The notion of self-love is tough. Whether it's nature or nurture to blame, some (or many?) of us carry this voice in our head that plays negative feedback like a tape over and over again. Keeping busy helps to drown it out. Achievements quiet it temporarily. But for me, and I think a lot of people can relate, the second I stop moving or get distracted by some outside voice echoing the negative feedback in my brain, t
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Dear Nina, The future's so bright, I need an equally bright outfit to match! If the truth is that we make our own destiny, then all I know is, I want mine to be bright and filled with lots of red lipstick πŸ’‹. Kat #fashionpenpals #wearwhatiwant #redlipstick #lularoe #vintage #vintageglasses #vintagelover #silverhair #shorthairdontcare #wearehatiwant #effyourbeautystandards #stylefilesplus #bright #plusisamust #fatshionista #fatshion #bebold #bayar
Dear Nina, The future's so bright, I need an equally bright outfit to match! If the truth is that we make our own destiny, then all I know is, I want mine to be bright and filled with lots of red lipstick πŸ’‹. Kat #fashionpenpals #wearwhatiwant #redlipstick #lularoe #vintage #vintageglasses #vintagelover #silverhair #shorthairdontcare #wearehatiwant #effyourbeautystandards #stylefilesplus #bright #plusisamust #fatshionista #fatshion #bebold #bayar
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Dear Kat, your words (and look) yesterday inspired me so much this morning. Between wedding planning, double duty at work and overall glum city I decided to put on a power color. Up until last year I ABHORRED the color pink. My hatred of the color yes hatred I think stems back to the gender biases that have been created in our toys and boys vs. girls marketing of the past. Recently I have been drawn to the color as it stirred feelings of power an
Dear Kat, your words (and look) yesterday inspired me so much this morning. Between wedding planning, double duty at work and overall glum city I decided to put on a power color. Up until last year I ABHORRED the color pink. My hatred of the color yes hatred I think stems back to the gender biases that have been created in our toys and boys vs. girls marketing of the past. Recently I have been drawn to the color as it stirred feelings of power an
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Dear Kat, CULLOTTES AND A JUMPSUIT?! Yes please. Feeling the vintage vibe with this @lavishalice jumpsuit from @asos_loves_curve and my gifted @jeffreycampbell denim platforms. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, CULLOTTES AND A JUMPSUIT?! Yes please. Feeling the vintage vibe with this @lavishalice jumpsuit from @asos_loves_curve and my gifted @jeffreycampbell denim platforms. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Kat, I'm still basking in the afterglow of my favorite event of the year. Each year we throw "cirque del arc" a fundraiser supporting our anti bullying classes at my work (for those that don't know I work with adults with developmental disabilities). It's a circus all star drag review I get to do makeup for every year. 2 drag queens and twenty client performers down and I actually had time to get ready this year! I was going for subtle and n
Dear Kat, I'm still basking in the afterglow of my favorite event of the year. Each year we throw "cirque del arc" a fundraiser supporting our anti bullying classes at my work (for those that don't know I work with adults with developmental disabilities). It's a circus all star drag review I get to do makeup for every year. 2 drag queens and twenty client performers down and I actually had time to get ready this year! I was going for subtle and n
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Dear Kat, I think I'm in trouble here. This is Vera. I just hired her last week. Do you see how I'm going to step up my color game!!! Live this red and pink power look from my new right hand woman. A little pop of yellow in her ray bans and I am officially swooning over this babes style. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I think I'm in trouble here. This is Vera. I just hired her last week. Do you see how I'm going to step up my color game!!! Live this red and pink power look from my new right hand woman. A little pop of yellow in her ray bans and I am officially swooning over this babes style. Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, I am wearing the rainbow tunic from @nooworks today in solidarity with the innocent lives that were selfishly taken in Orlando. We have nothing to gain from a world of fear but more fear. What happened in Orlando serves as a reminder that we have work to do and that one person's biases and bigotry hurt us all. Whatever you are, be a loving one. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am wearing the rainbow tunic from @nooworks today in solidarity with the innocent lives that were selfishly taken in Orlando. We have nothing to gain from a world of fear but more fear. What happened in Orlando serves as a reminder that we have work to do and that one person's biases and bigotry hurt us all. Whatever you are, be a loving one. ❀️ Kat
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Dear Nina, Just met the fabulous @curvysheila while we're both waiting on our rides to #Thecurvycon pop-up shop! Having a blast in NY and meeting so many amazing people (including @theegoogoo, omg!). Wish you were here!!! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, Just met the fabulous @curvysheila while we're both waiting on our rides to #Thecurvycon pop-up shop! Having a blast in NY and meeting so many amazing people (including @theegoogoo, omg!). Wish you were here!!! ❀️ Kat
Dear Kat, we are seeing #vegasinspace so obviously I had to dress accordingly. Im wearing that vintage mint green kaftan dress we got in Vallejo and pulled together this retro space babe look inspired by the glorious campy goodness this movie represents. Looking forward to a bit of levity in this heavy week. Hope you are having fun at #curvycon in new york! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, we are seeing #vegasinspace so obviously I had to dress accordingly. Im wearing that vintage mint green kaftan dress we got in Vallejo and pulled together this retro space babe look inspired by the glorious campy goodness this movie represents. Looking forward to a bit of levity in this heavy week. Hope you are having fun at #curvycon in new york! Xoxo, nina
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Dear Nina, I am having a blast at #TheCURVYCon (even though it's really not the same here without you!) in NY. I have been THRILLED to find many designers who care about #ethicalfashion and are now making some, if not all of their designs in the USA. Here's my favorite thing I've picked up so far – a @marybethditto dress, made with love and a conscience here in NY. I can't wait to wear it everywhere. More good stuff to come! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am having a blast at #TheCURVYCon (even though it's really not the same here without you!) in NY. I have been THRILLED to find many designers who care about #ethicalfashion and are now making some, if not all of their designs in the USA. Here's my favorite thing I've picked up so far – a @marybethditto dress, made with love and a conscience here in NY. I can't wait to wear it everywhere. More good stuff to come! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I are playing tourists in DC today before we fly back to the West coast tomorrow, and it's a beautiful day for a conscious summer look. You may be wondering how and why I'm wearing adidas on my feet and my top. Just this April, adidas received an A- grade from the Australian Fashion Report for their commitment to ethical manufacturing. Guilt-free and on-point. Now that's living. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I are playing tourists in DC today before we fly back to the West coast tomorrow, and it's a beautiful day for a conscious summer look. You may be wondering how and why I'm wearing adidas on my feet and my top. Just this April, adidas received an A- grade from the Australian Fashion Report for their commitment to ethical manufacturing. Guilt-free and on-point. Now that's living. ❀️ Kat
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Dear Kat, you don't have to be basic to wear basics. I don't know about you but sometimes I get overwhelmed by fashion. When that happens I like to put on my favorite basic little black dress which has more homes in it than fabric but I feel super chic and it resets my style aesthetic! These cool white tennis shoes are made by my girl @sarahisabadass company who crowd sources it's garments! They are my new favorites! Hope your trip back to sf was
Dear Kat, you don't have to be basic to wear basics. I don't know about you but sometimes I get overwhelmed by fashion. When that happens I like to put on my favorite basic little black dress which has more homes in it than fabric but I feel super chic and it resets my style aesthetic! These cool white tennis shoes are made by my girl @sarahisabadass company who crowd sources it's garments! They are my new favorites! Hope your trip back to sf was
Dear Kat, What does one wear to the first party of pride weekend? Darling friends who throw killer rooftop parties with DJ's deserve only the best! So tuxedo with tails it is! HAPPY PRIDE!!!!!!β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ‘„πŸŒ…πŸŒˆ
Dear Kat, What does one wear to the first party of pride weekend? Darling friends who throw killer rooftop parties with DJ's deserve only the best! So tuxedo with tails it is! HAPPY PRIDE!!!!!!β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ‘„πŸŒ…πŸŒˆ
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Dear Nina, There's something I have been meaning to do for awhile, and listening to the latest This American Life episode made me realize that I need to admit something to everyone. I'm fat. I'm sure my friends and loved ones and even strangers have known or suspected it for quite some time, and it's time I confirm the rumors and just be out with it. Not only am I fat, but I've always known when I was fat. I appreciate all of the kind strangers a
Dear Nina, There's something I have been meaning to do for awhile, and listening to the latest This American Life episode made me realize that I need to admit something to everyone. I'm fat. I'm sure my friends and loved ones and even strangers have known or suspected it for quite some time, and it's time I confirm the rumors and just be out with it. Not only am I fat, but I've always known when I was fat. I appreciate all of the kind strangers a
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Dear Nina, I can't imagine a better Carebear to celebrate Pride with than you. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ Happy #SFPride, everyone! #lovewins
Dear Nina, I can't imagine a better Carebear to celebrate Pride with than you. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ Happy #SFPride, everyone! #lovewins
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PRIDE: Not a party for naked straight teenagers to get drunk, but a peaceful protest demanding equal rights and celebration of the progress we've made. We hope you have and will celebrate with us this year, stand with and remember Orlando, and get ready to do more work. #lovewins #equalrights β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›
PRIDE: Not a party for naked straight teenagers to get drunk, but a peaceful protest demanding equal rights and celebration of the progress we've made. We hope you have and will celebrate with us this year, stand with and remember Orlando, and get ready to do more work. #lovewins #equalrights β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›
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Dear Nina, Sometimes, life gets a little too charming and it needs to remind you that you're getting too comfortable, so it breaks a window and steals the clothing out of your car. And if you can find your zen, you say "it's just stuff" and you go back to the place you're staying, draw a bubble bath, and count your blessings. Be safe, be happy, and move on. Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and though I don't have another gig lined up just yet,
Dear Nina, Sometimes, life gets a little too charming and it needs to remind you that you're getting too comfortable, so it breaks a window and steals the clothing out of your car. And if you can find your zen, you say "it's just stuff" and you go back to the place you're staying, draw a bubble bath, and count your blessings. Be safe, be happy, and move on. Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and though I don't have another gig lined up just yet,
Dear Nina, I'm spending my last afternoon in SF volunteering for a few hours with Joy Venturini Bianchi of @advancedstyle at her @helpershouseofcouture shop in the SF Bloomingdales. Helpers is an amazing charity and her collection here is like a museum. I came in here recently by chance and now you can't tear me away! I'll be here until about 6 if you want to come say hi! Fashion for a cause is the best style of all. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I'm spending my last afternoon in SF volunteering for a few hours with Joy Venturini Bianchi of @advancedstyle at her @helpershouseofcouture shop in the SF Bloomingdales. Helpers is an amazing charity and her collection here is like a museum. I came in here recently by chance and now you can't tear me away! I'll be here until about 6 if you want to come say hi! Fashion for a cause is the best style of all. ❀️ Kat
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Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
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Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
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Dear Kat, hello? Can you hear me? I don't know if you can over my loud pants. These pants have made their appearance on fashion penpals many times but I think it's important to understand that we don't buy brand new outfits for every IG post. Who has the time, the finances want to shop that much! Never mind we have an issue with waste as is. Your New Years resolution last year really inspired me to look to what I have and reimagine it rather then
Dear Kat, hello? Can you hear me? I don't know if you can over my loud pants. These pants have made their appearance on fashion penpals many times but I think it's important to understand that we don't buy brand new outfits for every IG post. Who has the time, the finances want to shop that much! Never mind we have an issue with waste as is. Your New Years resolution last year really inspired me to look to what I have and reimagine it rather then
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Dear Nina, Meet the fierce, inspiring, and gorgeous @joelladuncan! I met this fabulous body positivity advocate in the #Fempire group that you and I are both part of on FB, and I wish I had a special portal to her closet in Atlanta. She is a goddess in her #fashionfriday look here, feat. a #Jibri crop top and @rue107 skirt. I am style smitten with this one! πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Meet the fierce, inspiring, and gorgeous @joelladuncan! I met this fabulous body positivity advocate in the #Fempire group that you and I are both part of on FB, and I wish I had a special portal to her closet in Atlanta. She is a goddess in her #fashionfriday look here, feat. a #Jibri crop top and @rue107 skirt. I am style smitten with this one! πŸ’™ KatNo content.
Dear Kat, I'm loving the holiday party fits this year. I could not stop staring at my table mate Ana's ear cuff!! I wish we could be surrounded with so much festive beauty year round!!! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I'm loving the holiday party fits this year. I could not stop staring at my table mate Ana's ear cuff!! I wish we could be surrounded with so much festive beauty year round!!! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Kat, what do you do when you have to work on a Saturday at a high school? Fashion Penpals photoshoot of course. I'm wearing my all denim boiler suit from #asos and femmed it up with a chunky gold dookie chain and my Steve Madden wedges. Why did I choose this backdrop? Because science. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, what do you do when you have to work on a Saturday at a high school? Fashion Penpals photoshoot of course. I'm wearing my all denim boiler suit from #asos and femmed it up with a chunky gold dookie chain and my Steve Madden wedges. Why did I choose this backdrop? Because science. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, I just want it to be sweater weather in the Bay Area again so that I can wear this floral tiger without putting the "sweat" in sweater. Is that too much to ask? Writing you from daydreams of rainy days in a cabin somewhere... ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I just want it to be sweater weather in the Bay Area again so that I can wear this floral tiger without putting the "sweat" in sweater. Is that too much to ask? Writing you from daydreams of rainy days in a cabin somewhere... ❀️ KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, I rarely do basics, but when I do, they go 90s all the way. Do I not look like I walked right off off the set of Friends in this vintage 90s Ashley Stewart maxi mermaid skirt, black turtleneck, classic Levi's jean jacket, chunky heels, and plum lipstick? For fun, I had to get a pic next to the car that I'd obviously drive in 1995. Here's to living in style from 20 years back. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I rarely do basics, but when I do, they go 90s all the way. Do I not look like I walked right off off the set of Friends in this vintage 90s Ashley Stewart maxi mermaid skirt, black turtleneck, classic Levi's jean jacket, chunky heels, and plum lipstick? For fun, I had to get a pic next to the car that I'd obviously drive in 1995. Here's to living in style from 20 years back. ❀️ KatNo content.
Dear Kat, in the words of your super cool tropical Betty wedding officiant @danayermom "amiright?!?!" Xoxo,Nina
Dear Kat, in the words of your super cool tropical Betty wedding officiant @danayermom "amiright?!?!" Xoxo,NinaNo content.
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Dear Kat, Have you ever come across something so beautiful, so "you" that you panic and wonder if the designer has been digging into your dreams?!? Well I have found my new soulmate (sorry Galen) and its this cape/jumpsuit I bought on @asos. I'm channeling my inner rockstar/superwoman today and I've never felt better. I normally would feel comfortable dinning something this form fitting around the middle but you know what?! Something this beautif
Dear Kat, Have you ever come across something so beautiful, so "you" that you panic and wonder if the designer has been digging into your dreams?!? Well I have found my new soulmate (sorry Galen) and its this cape/jumpsuit I bought on @asos. I'm channeling my inner rockstar/superwoman today and I've never felt better. I normally would feel comfortable dinning something this form fitting around the middle but you know what?! Something this beautifNo content.
To the city of love. You have all of ours right now.
To the city of love. You have all of ours right now.No content.
Dear Kat, Kathy is rocking life this year! She has become one of my inspirations. This year she has tackled stand up comedy, hip hop dance class, a new job, pushed her fashion boundaries, now she's even thinking about going back to school?!?!! What? This sassy fit fits her personality so well. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Kathy is rocking life this year! She has become one of my inspirations. This year she has tackled stand up comedy, hip hop dance class, a new job, pushed her fashion boundaries, now she's even thinking about going back to school?!?!! What? This sassy fit fits her personality so well. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Happy birthday to my partner in crime. This little lady is an inspiration to many and has always left me in awe. Her spirit, drive, passion, creativity, and beauty are matched by none. Love this girl!!! @stylemavenkat
Happy birthday to my partner in crime. This little lady is an inspiration to many and has always left me in awe. Her spirit, drive, passion, creativity, and beauty are matched by none. Love this girl!!! @stylemavenkatNo content.
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Dear Kat, The queen of Hearts she was a tart. .. I mean made some tarts :). I love the holidays,the smells, the love, the excuse to wear glitter at your friends holiday party. I put together this outfit by cutting the lining out of an hm dress and pairing it with glitter shorts and leggings. For extra sparkle I glued craft glue over my heart and dusted my hair part. Hope this season is as joyous as this party was. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, The queen of Hearts she was a tart. .. I mean made some tarts :). I love the holidays,the smells, the love, the excuse to wear glitter at your friends holiday party. I put together this outfit by cutting the lining out of an hm dress and pairing it with glitter shorts and leggings. For extra sparkle I glued craft glue over my heart and dusted my hair part. Hope this season is as joyous as this party was. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Nina, It's fitting that you can't spell ASOS without "SOS," because they saved both me and my wedding with their dresses over the past couple of weeks! As you so perfectly showed off in yesterday's post, all of my bridesmaids sauntered down the aisle in ASOS dresses after one of those Murphy's Law moments in wedding planning left half of my ladies without dresses (yikes!). I had just ordered the ASOS dress you see here to wear to another wed
Dear Nina, It's fitting that you can't spell ASOS without "SOS," because they saved both me and my wedding with their dresses over the past couple of weeks! As you so perfectly showed off in yesterday's post, all of my bridesmaids sauntered down the aisle in ASOS dresses after one of those Murphy's Law moments in wedding planning left half of my ladies without dresses (yikes!). I had just ordered the ASOS dress you see here to wear to another wedNo content.
#Repost @ninakay415 with @repostapp. ・・・ Vanessa for the win! I'd def pick her as my ally in battle royal
#Repost @ninakay415 with @repostapp. ・・・ Vanessa for the win! I'd def pick her as my ally in battle royalNo content.
Dear Nina, Little known fashion fact: the bow around my neck is sometimes referred to as a "pussy bow." If it looks likeI am dressed like a matador, it is because I am armored to tangle with the bull that is Wednesday. Gotta come correct. πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Little known fashion fact: the bow around my neck is sometimes referred to as a "pussy bow." If it looks likeI am dressed like a matador, it is because I am armored to tangle with the bull that is Wednesday. Gotta come correct. πŸ’™ KatNo content.
Dear fashionpenpals, Cant wait to finish packing and hop on a plane for our very own style icon, partner in crime, muse, #fempire baddass, @stylemavenkat wedding to an equally awesome gent! Let's go already!!!!xoxo, nina
Dear fashionpenpals, Cant wait to finish packing and hop on a plane for our very own style icon, partner in crime, muse, #fempire baddass, @stylemavenkat wedding to an equally awesome gent! Let's go already!!!!xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Kat, what oh what to wear to the pool party part of your reception? Answer, all the prints (and the watermelon bag you got me for my bday). I love you more than words thanks for letting me be part of your special day!! Xoxo, nina #theneweves
Dear Kat, what oh what to wear to the pool party part of your reception? Answer, all the prints (and the watermelon bag you got me for my bday). I love you more than words thanks for letting me be part of your special day!! Xoxo, nina #thenewevesNo content.
Dear Nina, I never should have stepped foot into the new Saks 5th Avenue outlet store in SF, but it was right next to the Bart station and I had time to kill before I met with a very desirable pizza. Of course, I found some fabulous stiletto booties that I can't get out of my head. What's a girl to do? To show, or not to show? That is the eternal shoe hound's question. πŸ’™ Kat PS - Oh yeah, and I cut my hair 😽.
Dear Nina, I never should have stepped foot into the new Saks 5th Avenue outlet store in SF, but it was right next to the Bart station and I had time to kill before I met with a very desirable pizza. Of course, I found some fabulous stiletto booties that I can't get out of my head. What's a girl to do? To show, or not to show? That is the eternal shoe hound's question. πŸ’™ Kat PS - Oh yeah, and I cut my hair 😽.No content.
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Dear Kat, I'm loving my new officemate! A fellow fempiress. This lady is one of my favorites! Today we are working out power poses and hbic style. Felt extra awesome rocking my #fempire shirt at work today :). Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I'm loving my new officemate! A fellow fempiress. This lady is one of my favorites! Today we are working out power poses and hbic style. Felt extra awesome rocking my #fempire shirt at work today :). Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, This outfit is today's #makeitwork look. @wrytoastphotos and I had plans to hit the road and head to Chico last night, but when I ended up working late, I didn't have time to pack. What you see here is the skirt and necklace I wore to work yesterday, along with one of Rob's t-shirts. These are the shoes I wear when walking to work, and they work just fine. All in all, not too shabby for an afternoon bumming around downtown Chico. ❀️ Ka
Dear Nina, This outfit is today's #makeitwork look. @wrytoastphotos and I had plans to hit the road and head to Chico last night, but when I ended up working late, I didn't have time to pack. What you see here is the skirt and necklace I wore to work yesterday, along with one of Rob's t-shirts. These are the shoes I wear when walking to work, and they work just fine. All in all, not too shabby for an afternoon bumming around downtown Chico. ❀️ KaNo content.
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Dear Nina, Hell yes, I married this dapper dude. @wrytoastphotos and I went to Gap to look for job interview attire. I think this outfit is sure to seal the job deal, amiright? What a #chubstr hubstr babe. πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Hell yes, I married this dapper dude. @wrytoastphotos and I went to Gap to look for job interview attire. I think this outfit is sure to seal the job deal, amiright? What a #chubstr hubstr babe. πŸ’™ KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, You know you've found your passion when it leaves you both tired and happy at the end of the day. My passion lies in helping people find joy in what they wear. Yesterday, I got to witness that stylist's high at the moment you see your client (my friend, @earlybird_sf owner Amie Bailey) completely light up when she looks in the mirror. All it took was a few hand-picked items from the racks of TJ Maxx, and this badass boss lady was looki
Dear Nina, You know you've found your passion when it leaves you both tired and happy at the end of the day. My passion lies in helping people find joy in what they wear. Yesterday, I got to witness that stylist's high at the moment you see your client (my friend, @earlybird_sf owner Amie Bailey) completely light up when she looks in the mirror. All it took was a few hand-picked items from the racks of TJ Maxx, and this badass boss lady was lookiNo content.
Dear Kat, Are you tired of the 9-5 circus? (Thanks joe for that line ;)) I love these overalls I picked up from #target during your wedding weekend extravaganza. I also like mixing looks up. So boom business farmer is made! I picked up this button up and yellow tie from goodwill to make sure this look popped. Workwear in ALL sense of the term WORK. Lol. Happy Friday! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Are you tired of the 9-5 circus? (Thanks joe for that line ;)) I love these overalls I picked up from #target during your wedding weekend extravaganza. I also like mixing looks up. So boom business farmer is made! I picked up this button up and yellow tie from goodwill to make sure this look popped. Workwear in ALL sense of the term WORK. Lol. Happy Friday! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Nina, I hope your Halloween as a blast! I threw this costume together last minute (luckily, I already had half of the items I needed to pull it off - imagine that, hehe). Can you guess who I am? If you're an #AmericanHorrorStory fan, you loved Cathy Bates' bearded lady from Baltimore as much as I did (and maybe you guessed her accent as quickly as I did, too? Or is that a Marylander thing?). What I loved the most about this costume was how m
Dear Nina, I hope your Halloween as a blast! I threw this costume together last minute (luckily, I already had half of the items I needed to pull it off - imagine that, hehe). Can you guess who I am? If you're an #AmericanHorrorStory fan, you loved Cathy Bates' bearded lady from Baltimore as much as I did (and maybe you guessed her accent as quickly as I did, too? Or is that a Marylander thing?). What I loved the most about this costume was how mNo content.
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#Repost @danioakley with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals some days off work call for a sailor hat while running errands. Not sorry about the jeggings either.
#Repost @danioakley with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals some days off work call for a sailor hat while running errands. Not sorry about the jeggings either.No content.
Dear Kat, man I love a good button up. You can wear basics and not be a basic b. Today drop sleeve was comfortable and a fresh take. Through the years I've collected some amazing basic (or I prefer to call them easy) pieces. You can crop it, use them for pattern in pattern mixing turn them into shirtdresses, if they are longer they make great tunics. Long live the button up shirt! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, man I love a good button up. You can wear basics and not be a basic b. Today drop sleeve was comfortable and a fresh take. Through the years I've collected some amazing basic (or I prefer to call them easy) pieces. You can crop it, use them for pattern in pattern mixing turn them into shirtdresses, if they are longer they make great tunics. Long live the button up shirt! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Last minute Halloween work makeup. Thanks Internet!
Last minute Halloween work makeup. Thanks Internet!No content.
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Dear Kat, This bodacious babes #diy game is dangerous! No really it is. @lux_williams killing it. Happy Halloween! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, This bodacious babes #diy game is dangerous! No really it is. @lux_williams killing it. Happy Halloween! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Nina, I'm looking to November as the month that I take risks. Not ready to bid adieu to Halloween, I rocked my new #PinkClove 70s style jumpsuit for the Alameda Antique affaire yesterday and as much as it stood out, I think I fit right in. Today, I took that same approach to my job, as I successfully negotiated a path forward for me at my job that gives me the opportunity to take positive steps back towards following my fashion dreams. Chang
Dear Nina, I'm looking to November as the month that I take risks. Not ready to bid adieu to Halloween, I rocked my new #PinkClove 70s style jumpsuit for the Alameda Antique affaire yesterday and as much as it stood out, I think I fit right in. Today, I took that same approach to my job, as I successfully negotiated a path forward for me at my job that gives me the opportunity to take positive steps back towards following my fashion dreams. ChangNo content.
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Dear Nina, The thing I love most about jumpsuits is how aware they make me of my body - in a wholly positive way. I spent year, YEARS, believing that jumpsuits would never be something I could feel comfortable and confident in. What changed? My mindset - where I used to think that dressing my plus size body was solely about flattering shapes, I now understand that so much of how we look depends on how comfortable we feel. It took me far too long
Dear Nina, The thing I love most about jumpsuits is how aware they make me of my body - in a wholly positive way. I spent year, YEARS, believing that jumpsuits would never be something I could feel comfortable and confident in. What changed? My mindset - where I used to think that dressing my plus size body was solely about flattering shapes, I now understand that so much of how we look depends on how comfortable we feel. It took me far too long No content.
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Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I have both been in a little bit of a squeeze professionally recently, and for us, I think the best way to combat that feeling has been in creating and curating what we can control. It's important to cling to the thing or things that give you the most power; I really believe it will release you from the things that try to weaken you. Fashion is my control center. Photography is Rob's. What a great match for supporti
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I have both been in a little bit of a squeeze professionally recently, and for us, I think the best way to combat that feeling has been in creating and curating what we can control. It's important to cling to the thing or things that give you the most power; I really believe it will release you from the things that try to weaken you. Fashion is my control center. Photography is Rob's. What a great match for supportiNo content.
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Dear Kat, leave it to my hairdresser lady gal super friend @organicmanes to have the most luxurious #holidayhair in the building! This season im seeing classic retro hair and accessories and lots of sparkle. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, leave it to my hairdresser lady gal super friend @organicmanes to have the most luxurious #holidayhair in the building! This season im seeing classic retro hair and accessories and lots of sparkle. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Kat, happy starwars day!!!!! The boy and are are seeing episode 7 tonight so OF COURSE I had to show my Star Wars love with my outfit today! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, happy starwars day!!!!! The boy and are are seeing episode 7 tonight so OF COURSE I had to show my Star Wars love with my outfit today! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, I am hugely flattered to be featured in @brokeassstuart's "Beautiful Women in Bookstores" series today. It feels pretty special to be included with such a smart and diverse group of Bay Area babes in a series that celebrates the 3 Bs: beauty, brains, and books (ok, and obviously bookstores)!). Show me your books, baby. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am hugely flattered to be featured in @brokeassstuart's "Beautiful Women in Bookstores" series today. It feels pretty special to be included with such a smart and diverse group of Bay Area babes in a series that celebrates the 3 Bs: beauty, brains, and books (ok, and obviously bookstores)!). Show me your books, baby. ❀️ KatNo content.
Dear Nina, Merry Xmas! We're down in Palm Springs for a bright Christmas with our roommate @starlysse's family and my mom, having desert adventures, drinks with umbrellas, and hot tub time. I did drop my phone in the pedicure tub of a terrible nail salon, but it's mostly working now, and otherwise life is good. Bless the patron saint of electronics. Wishing you and yours a beautiful, happy Christmas! β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŒ΄ Kat
Dear Nina, Merry Xmas! We're down in Palm Springs for a bright Christmas with our roommate @starlysse's family and my mom, having desert adventures, drinks with umbrellas, and hot tub time. I did drop my phone in the pedicure tub of a terrible nail salon, but it's mostly working now, and otherwise life is good. Bless the patron saint of electronics. Wishing you and yours a beautiful, happy Christmas! β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŒ΄ KatNo content.
Dear Kat, Look at this Bardot Betty's festive holiday wear! You were missed this Christmas Eve but you were there in spirit, sparkles, love and laughter!!!!! @kathywormhoudt definitely knows how to bring the sparkle for both of us. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Look at this Bardot Betty's festive holiday wear! You were missed this Christmas Eve but you were there in spirit, sparkles, love and laughter!!!!! @kathywormhoudt definitely knows how to bring the sparkle for both of us. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, This is my preferred way to do Xmas vacation. How do I become a professional vacationer? 🌴 Kat
Dear Nina, This is my preferred way to do Xmas vacation. How do I become a professional vacationer? 🌴 KatNo content.
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Pleased to see so many great moments in our #bestnine2015 the same week we started #FashionPenpals 2 years ago! Here's to another year of fierce fashion for every size, shape, and income. πŸŽ‰
Pleased to see so many great moments in our #bestnine2015 the same week we started #FashionPenpals 2 years ago! Here's to another year of fierce fashion for every size, shape, and income. πŸŽ‰No content.
Dear Kat, My nails are on point. Not gonna lie ;). Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, My nails are on point. Not gonna lie ;). Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Nina, I am not ready for the Xmas holiday to be over. I had way too much fun in Palm Springs, where I wore a steady uniform of jumpsuits, maxis, and tunics (when I wasn't wearing a swimsuit, of course!). What a fabulous place to let your freak flag fly in day glow colors and mod patterns. No wonder I keep finding myself there! 🌴🌡🍌😸
Dear Nina, I am not ready for the Xmas holiday to be over. I had way too much fun in Palm Springs, where I wore a steady uniform of jumpsuits, maxis, and tunics (when I wasn't wearing a swimsuit, of course!). What a fabulous place to let your freak flag fly in day glow colors and mod patterns. No wonder I keep finding myself there! 🌴🌡🍌😸No content.
Dear Kat, Aloha! And Happy New Year! Get ready for a barrage of vacation wear posts cuz you beta believe I brought my tropical A-Game in my suitcase. For my (slightly hungover) stroll through Waikiki before we head to the next place we are staying at I threw in my #asoscurve maxi dress for a vintage vibe. The double slits and open back make sure I'm cool in all sense of the word. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Aloha! And Happy New Year! Get ready for a barrage of vacation wear posts cuz you beta believe I brought my tropical A-Game in my suitcase. For my (slightly hungover) stroll through Waikiki before we head to the next place we are staying at I threw in my #asoscurve maxi dress for a vintage vibe. The double slits and open back make sure I'm cool in all sense of the word. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
#Repost @mrs_bencivenga with @repostapp. ・・・ @fashionpenpals Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year in Atlanta at a NYE wedding. This Asos sequin dress was perfect for the occasion. I felt like the most beautiful disco ball ever! It helped having a super handsome husband as my arm candy. May this year be full of fashion wins! @asos #asos #fashion #fashionpenpals #whatiwore #ootd #sequins #dress #armcandy #hotties
#Repost @mrs_bencivenga with @repostapp. ・・・ @fashionpenpals Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year in Atlanta at a NYE wedding. This Asos sequin dress was perfect for the occasion. I felt like the most beautiful disco ball ever! It helped having a super handsome husband as my arm candy. May this year be full of fashion wins! @asos #asos #fashion #fashionpenpals #whatiwore #ootd #sequins #dress #armcandy #hottiesNo content.
Dear Nina, My 2016 New Year's resolution is to only buy clothing made in the USA, or make items myself. My research has revealed a serious lack of stylish options for plus size men & women that meet any sort of ethical standards or get any claim to being locally made. There *are* options out there, and I'm going to spend 2016 finding and showcasing them. Here I stand in an outfit where I don't know the true origin story of the clothing I own (muc
Dear Nina, My 2016 New Year's resolution is to only buy clothing made in the USA, or make items myself. My research has revealed a serious lack of stylish options for plus size men & women that meet any sort of ethical standards or get any claim to being locally made. There *are* options out there, and I'm going to spend 2016 finding and showcasing them. Here I stand in an outfit where I don't know the true origin story of the clothing I own (mucNo content.
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Dear Kat, Finding a New Years outfit seemed to be difficult for everyone I knew this year. I lucked out last minute and found this sparkly number from #asos (seems like they are my only hope for cute clothes in my inbetweeenie size). The only issue I had with this dress when I saw it was the all leg all the time slit. As you know I was trying to figure out what tights to wear with it when I said F-it. I am going to practice what I preach and rock
Dear Kat, Finding a New Years outfit seemed to be difficult for everyone I knew this year. I lucked out last minute and found this sparkly number from #asos (seems like they are my only hope for cute clothes in my inbetweeenie size). The only issue I had with this dress when I saw it was the all leg all the time slit. As you know I was trying to figure out what tights to wear with it when I said F-it. I am going to practice what I preach and rockNo content.
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So sad to hear of the passing of David Bowie, an icon for so many. Thanks to @4hernameisgrace for sharing this quote. Bowie lives on in his art. #ripdavidbowie
So sad to hear of the passing of David Bowie, an icon for so many. Thanks to @4hernameisgrace for sharing this quote. Bowie lives on in his art. #ripdavidbowieNo content.
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Dear Kat, what does one wear to an event memorializi for your first crush, your biggest idol, your man from Mars? When getting dressed for a David Bowie tribute at slims (put on by the always amazing first church of the diver sexual) I knew I could wear nothing less fabulous then a gold sequin jumpsuit. To top it off I painted my dad sculpture face ( ala stone sculpture in labyrinth and blue jean music video). Beautiful night. #waambaamthankyouma
Dear Kat, what does one wear to an event memorializi for your first crush, your biggest idol, your man from Mars? When getting dressed for a David Bowie tribute at slims (put on by the always amazing first church of the diver sexual) I knew I could wear nothing less fabulous then a gold sequin jumpsuit. To top it off I painted my dad sculpture face ( ala stone sculpture in labyrinth and blue jean music video). Beautiful night. #waambaamthankyoumaNo content.
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Dear Nina, I had a lovely afternoon at the first #CelebrateYourBody model call in SF today. There's something wonderful about walking into a space where no matter your, size or shape, you are accepted, and diversity is celebrated. Everyone should be able to find a space like this or carve one out of their very own. Honored to take part in this fabulous event! @wrytoastphotos rook these pics while I waited for the fun to begin. πŸ’™ Kat p.s. - jealo
Dear Nina, I had a lovely afternoon at the first #CelebrateYourBody model call in SF today. There's something wonderful about walking into a space where no matter your, size or shape, you are accepted, and diversity is celebrated. Everyone should be able to find a space like this or carve one out of their very own. Honored to take part in this fabulous event! @wrytoastphotos rook these pics while I waited for the fun to begin. πŸ’™ Kat p.s. - jealoNo content.
Dear Kat, it's been a bit since my last #fashionpenpals post. Today I got in touch with my dark side. I paired the Havana shirt (we got for the fabric) from thrift town with my go to white blazer. To up the edge factor i used my eyebrow pencil combined with mac "stone" matte lipstick to create this rich brown lippy. Happy Tuesday love. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, it's been a bit since my last #fashionpenpals post. Today I got in touch with my dark side. I paired the Havana shirt (we got for the fabric) from thrift town with my go to white blazer. To up the edge factor i used my eyebrow pencil combined with mac "stone" matte lipstick to create this rich brown lippy. Happy Tuesday love. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Kat, You ever wake up and the first thing out of your mouth is "ughhh it's only Wednesday?!" Today I decided to turn that defeatist attitude around and kick Wednesday's ass. I prepared for the day my donning a fierce face figuratively and literally (with the help of some makeup products I haven't used since the early 2000's). My jewel tones look was insured by a box of crayola markets that were sitting in my coffee table (aptly named Jewel T
Dear Kat, You ever wake up and the first thing out of your mouth is "ughhh it's only Wednesday?!" Today I decided to turn that defeatist attitude around and kick Wednesday's ass. I prepared for the day my donning a fierce face figuratively and literally (with the help of some makeup products I haven't used since the early 2000's). My jewel tones look was insured by a box of crayola markets that were sitting in my coffee table (aptly named Jewel TNo content.
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Dear Kat, Decided to take these amazing thrifter pants out for a ride today. Something about a white color packet always makes me feel so amazing and confident! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Decided to take these amazing thrifter pants out for a ride today. Something about a white color packet always makes me feel so amazing and confident! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ Are you ready for Celebrate Your Body 2016? We have eight outstanding fashion innovators of color ready to showcase their designs and styles. Prepare yourself for a night of fun, fashion, and empowerment. This year CYB 2016 will be featuring looks by THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Jojistarr, Watasenia, Consters Inc., fashionpenpals,and Kalakari! Your host for the night will be Vir
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ Are you ready for Celebrate Your Body 2016? We have eight outstanding fashion innovators of color ready to showcase their designs and styles. Prepare yourself for a night of fun, fashion, and empowerment. This year CYB 2016 will be featuring looks by THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Jojistarr, Watasenia, Consters Inc., fashionpenpals,and Kalakari! Your host for the night will be VirNo content.
Dear Nina, After working 40 hours in 3 days, @hair_by_chana spoiled me with a fresh cut & color and @pippacoevents put the cherry on my #treatyoself Saturday with cotton candy & flamingos! And now...back to work. Love comes in many forms – make sure you make time for self-love this weekend! ❀️ Kat #fashionpenpals
Dear Nina, After working 40 hours in 3 days, @hair_by_chana spoiled me with a fresh cut & color and @pippacoevents put the cherry on my #treatyoself Saturday with cotton candy & flamingos! And now...back to work. Love comes in many forms – make sure you make time for self-love this weekend! ❀️ Kat #fashionpenpalsNo content.
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Dear Nina, Are you as tired as I am? I recommend coffee, dark lipstick, your never-fails-you jeans, and your favorite tennies. It's my full-proof way to feel halfway human and not look like the tired sack of sleep deprivation that I really am inside. Here's to working for the weekend on a holiday πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, Are you as tired as I am? I recommend coffee, dark lipstick, your never-fails-you jeans, and your favorite tennies. It's my full-proof way to feel halfway human and not look like the tired sack of sleep deprivation that I really am inside. Here's to working for the weekend on a holiday πŸ’™ KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, Perhaps it's just the mezcal talking after my first drink in Portland, but I genuinely enjoy my body. I get that there are people out there who will look at my body and think it must be hard to be a size 16, that they can't comprehend what that might be like, or that they wouldn't feel as good about themselves if they were my size. There are people who will tell me what I should do to make my body different. There are people who will t
Dear Nina, Perhaps it's just the mezcal talking after my first drink in Portland, but I genuinely enjoy my body. I get that there are people out there who will look at my body and think it must be hard to be a size 16, that they can't comprehend what that might be like, or that they wouldn't feel as good about themselves if they were my size. There are people who will tell me what I should do to make my body different. There are people who will tNo content.
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Dear Kat, Can we take a moment and applaud one of my fiercest gal pals @kathywormhoudt. This girl has done more in a year then I have in 34. So one of the few women I know that can pull off the 90s looks we pulled off in high school. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Can we take a moment and applaud one of my fiercest gal pals @kathywormhoudt. This girl has done more in a year then I have in 34. So one of the few women I know that can pull off the 90s looks we pulled off in high school. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Kat, Canadian tuxedos. What can I say I've been a fan for years. Something about denim on denim on denim just makes me so happy inside. Today I'm pairing my overalls from Target and my old aquarium uniform from college with a pair of drool worthy denim Jeffrey Campbell platforms my friend Kathy gave to me. Here's to getting the blues. The denim blues I mean. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, Canadian tuxedos. What can I say I've been a fan for years. Something about denim on denim on denim just makes me so happy inside. Today I'm pairing my overalls from Target and my old aquarium uniform from college with a pair of drool worthy denim Jeffrey Campbell platforms my friend Kathy gave to me. Here's to getting the blues. The denim blues I mean. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, This bit of sunshine greets me at my most hazy/grumpy moments in the day with a hot cappuccino and a gold septum ring. @robbiett is a good soul with great style that always catches my eye. He doesn't know it yet, but I totally just bought a necklace in Portland that was 100% inspired by this look. 🌞 Kat
Dear Nina, This bit of sunshine greets me at my most hazy/grumpy moments in the day with a hot cappuccino and a gold septum ring. @robbiett is a good soul with great style that always catches my eye. He doesn't know it yet, but I totally just bought a necklace in Portland that was 100% inspired by this look. 🌞 KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now No content.
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now No content.
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now No content.
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Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now
Dear Nina, when taking a doughnut tour of Portland (an assignment I gave myself for a @chubstr write-up) it's important to dress appropriately. Naturally, a flight of donuts commands the perfect flight attendant-inspired look. I can't wait to share more from my Portland adventures! For now, I leave you with a shot from the outside of the infamous Voodoo Donuts. I did a lot of waiting in lines for food today, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now No content.
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Dear Nina, Being in Portland has shown me what San Francisco is losing and missing with its rapid race to tech riches. Yesterday I visited all of these busy little boutiques carrying racks and racks of local designers in a variety of sizes and styles, cases filled with local cosmetics and jewelry makers, and shelves of local shoes. They were promoting upcoming fashion shows and parties, offering free in-house alterations, and for the most part, t
Dear Nina, Being in Portland has shown me what San Francisco is losing and missing with its rapid race to tech riches. Yesterday I visited all of these busy little boutiques carrying racks and racks of local designers in a variety of sizes and styles, cases filled with local cosmetics and jewelry makers, and shelves of local shoes. They were promoting upcoming fashion shows and parties, offering free in-house alterations, and for the most part, tNo content.
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Creating a new @chubstr empire with this dude in Portland has been a blast! #nextlevelshit
Creating a new @chubstr empire with this dude in Portland has been a blast! #nextlevelshitNo content.
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Woah. Time flys. To the left is me fitting gals for the first fashion show for my old line "HOST". To the right is the beginnings of a piece for our Fashion Penpals "renewal" collection for #cyb2016. I look just as tired in both fotos but that tired face is the face of determination, inspiration and pride. The count down begins! If you haven't gotten your early bird tickets for Celebrate your body you can do that here. http://ift.tt/1OvdLfD
Woah. Time flys. To the left is me fitting gals for the first fashion show for my old line "HOST". To the right is the beginnings of a piece for our Fashion Penpals "renewal" collection for #cyb2016. I look just as tired in both fotos but that tired face is the face of determination, inspiration and pride. The count down begins! If you haven't gotten your early bird tickets for Celebrate your body you can do that here. http://ift.tt/1OvdLfDNo content.
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016: Meet the Designers Fashion Penpals’ Kat Eves & Nina Asay showcase and share fashion for every size, shape, and income. Their collection, Renewal, showcases a combination of thrifted traditional Filipino and American wedding wear and reclaimed items with original designs. Join in on the celebration!: http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb More info: http://ift.tt/1R882hC
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016: Meet the Designers Fashion Penpals’ Kat Eves & Nina Asay showcase and share fashion for every size, shape, and income. Their collection, Renewal, showcases a combination of thrifted traditional Filipino and American wedding wear and reclaimed items with original designs. Join in on the celebration!: http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb More info: http://ift.tt/1R882hCNo content.
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It's all coming together Fashion Penpals! Make sure to get your tickets for Celebrate Your Body on March 5th!
It's all coming together Fashion Penpals! Make sure to get your tickets for Celebrate Your Body on March 5th!No content.
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Dear Kat, You know when you see something at a thrift store and your heart jumps into your throat with excitement. You are so happy with s garment you do t even want to try it in because you just need to own it. This green velvet suit was it for me. You were there when I snatched it up at my favorite Vallejo thrift store. I donned this 70s number with a polka dot button up and my new favorite denim platforms. Who cares if the pants are short!!! N
Dear Kat, You know when you see something at a thrift store and your heart jumps into your throat with excitement. You are so happy with s garment you do t even want to try it in because you just need to own it. This green velvet suit was it for me. You were there when I snatched it up at my favorite Vallejo thrift store. I donned this 70s number with a polka dot button up and my new favorite denim platforms. Who cares if the pants are short!!! NNo content.
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ For the next 24 hours you can join the celebration, but at a much lower price ($16)! KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016 is this Saturday, March 5th. Doors open at 7pm, Program starts at 7:30pm. http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb Featuring Designs and Styles by De Watasenia, THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Consters Inc., Jojistarr, Fashion Penpals, Kalakari Performances by The Rice Rockettes
#Repost @kearnystreetworkshop with @repostapp. ・・・ For the next 24 hours you can join the celebration, but at a much lower price ($16)! KSW presents Celebrate Your Body 2016 is this Saturday, March 5th. Doors open at 7pm, Program starts at 7:30pm. http://ift.tt/1Lj9vFb Featuring Designs and Styles by De Watasenia, THÚY Custom Clothier, Nik Kacy, A Red Feather, Consters Inc., Jojistarr, Fashion Penpals, Kalakari Performances by The Rice Rockettes No content.
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Look at our beautiful models! SO ready for #CYB2016. #lesdodis
Look at our beautiful models! SO ready for #CYB2016. #lesdodisNo content.
So this happened tonight
So this happened tonightNo content.
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We couldn't be more honored to showcase our first-ever collection with such a phenomenal group of designers at #CYB2016! How do YOU celebrate your body?
We couldn't be more honored to showcase our first-ever collection with such a phenomenal group of designers at #CYB2016! How do YOU celebrate your body?No content.
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#BTS with some of our models getting ready at @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 yesterday. Shout out to @lizb_styles and the awesome hair and makeup crew for bringing out the fabulousness! #πŸ’πŸ»
#BTS with some of our models getting ready at @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 yesterday. Shout out to @lizb_styles and the awesome hair and makeup crew for bringing out the fabulousness! #πŸ’πŸ»No content.
Green room fabulosity at #CYB2016 Aka trying not to sweat. Aka ready to put our tennies back on. #bestdayever
Green room fabulosity at #CYB2016 Aka trying not to sweat. Aka ready to put our tennies back on. #bestdayeverNo content.
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Welp, @kelly4nia captured the celebration part of @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 perfectly. Great shot from a great event. Look at all of these beautiful, happy bodies! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success, and thank you to all of you who came to celebrate your bodies with us! ❀️
Welp, @kelly4nia captured the celebration part of @kearnystreetworkshop's #CYB2016 perfectly. Great shot from a great event. Look at all of these beautiful, happy bodies! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success, and thank you to all of you who came to celebrate your bodies with us! ❀️No content.
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Sorry not sorry for blowing up your feeds with fashion show pics. Another epic shot from @kelly4nia capturing @123rox striking a pose at the end of the runway.
Sorry not sorry for blowing up your feeds with fashion show pics. Another epic shot from @kelly4nia capturing @123rox striking a pose at the end of the runway.No content.
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Joanna killing it on the #cyb2016 runway for Fashion Penpals
Joanna killing it on the #cyb2016 runway for Fashion PenpalsNo content.
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Another great photo by @kaleb_welch84 of @rororo.your.boat in a fashionpenpals look.
Another great photo by @kaleb_welch84 of @rororo.your.boat in a fashionpenpals look.No content.
#Repost @kaleb_welch84 with @repostapp. ・・・ 'Celebrate Your Body Fashion Show'
#Repost @kaleb_welch84 with @repostapp. ・・・ 'Celebrate Your Body Fashion Show'No content.
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Happy Women's Day, everyone! Let's party for equality for all. ❀️
Happy Women's Day, everyone! Let's party for equality for all. ❀️No content.
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Another fabulous backstage shot by @kaleb_welch84 one of our fierce models @trans_continental at the #cyb2016 fashion show. We get all emotional looking at these photos over and over again!
Another fabulous backstage shot by @kaleb_welch84 one of our fierce models @trans_continental at the #cyb2016 fashion show. We get all emotional looking at these photos over and over again!No content.
Dear Kat, today is the day I eat my words. For years I had the mantra "friends don't let friends wear culottes". That is until the day I saw my dear friend @charlie_montecarlo rocked a pair of khaki gauchos and I was sold. While I was shopping for a leather jacket for my friend Kathy at @carylane I found this amazing gaucho jumpsuit on the the sample sale rack and my dreams came true. I dug through my closet for some hand me down boots from anoth
Dear Kat, today is the day I eat my words. For years I had the mantra "friends don't let friends wear culottes". That is until the day I saw my dear friend @charlie_montecarlo rocked a pair of khaki gauchos and I was sold. While I was shopping for a leather jacket for my friend Kathy at @carylane I found this amazing gaucho jumpsuit on the the sample sale rack and my dreams came true. I dug through my closet for some hand me down boots from anothNo content.
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Big spoon, little spoon.
Big spoon, little spoon.No content.
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Dear Kat, the sun! The sun is out! I took this opportunity to put on some non-rain wear. But looking at this outfit it seems like water was still on the mind. This nautical outfit is a mix of old, new and gifted. Loving all the mustard colors showing up in the stores these days! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, the sun! The sun is out! I took this opportunity to put on some non-rain wear. But looking at this outfit it seems like water was still on the mind. This nautical outfit is a mix of old, new and gifted. Loving all the mustard colors showing up in the stores these days! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Kat, Finally broke down and got me some bells. I shied away from them for years (even though I always desperately wanted a pair) because I always felt they brought attention to me legs (which I definitely have been trying to work on celebrating). Well i brought these bad boys out and paired it with a button up and long cardigan to help make me feel like a 6'10" tall BFG "business fierce giant" R.I.P Roald Dahl. Happy Wednesday!!!! Xoxo, Nina
Dear Kat, Finally broke down and got me some bells. I shied away from them for years (even though I always desperately wanted a pair) because I always felt they brought attention to me legs (which I definitely have been trying to work on celebrating). Well i brought these bad boys out and paired it with a button up and long cardigan to help make me feel like a 6'10" tall BFG "business fierce giant" R.I.P Roald Dahl. Happy Wednesday!!!! Xoxo, NinaNo content.
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Dear @quelinegueye, this outfit is pure perfection. I need me a pair of denim overalls stat. Xoxo, FPP Repost @quelinegueye with @repostapp. ・・・ STYLE CRUSH: Idgie Threadgoode 🐝 new post up now! #IdgieThreadgoode #FriedGreenTomatoes #stylecrush #fashionpho
Dear @quelinegueye, this outfit is pure perfection. I need me a pair of denim overalls stat. Xoxo, FPP Repost @quelinegueye with @repostapp. ・・・ STYLE CRUSH: Idgie Threadgoode 🐝 new post up now! #IdgieThreadgoode #FriedGreenTomatoes #stylecrush #fashionphoNo content.
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Dear Nina, Making a conscious decision to not only know where my clothing comes from but also refine it to only Made in USA brands has really been tough! It bothers me that when it comes to fashion, we so often let our appetites for what's pretty outweigh our consciences, when most of us know how tough working conditions may be for the people making our clothes. It's a behavior I am guilty of, too – ignorance is bliss, right? Then there are desig
Dear Nina, Making a conscious decision to not only know where my clothing comes from but also refine it to only Made in USA brands has really been tough! It bothers me that when it comes to fashion, we so often let our appetites for what's pretty outweigh our consciences, when most of us know how tough working conditions may be for the people making our clothes. It's a behavior I am guilty of, too – ignorance is bliss, right? Then there are desigNo content.
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Dear Kat, how do you dress for a black tie wedding in Palm Springs in 85 degree weather? Well with sequins and lave of course. The three of us didn't get the memo about the outdoor portion of the reception but fashion takes a back seat to no one! here we are in floor length gowns with fans, sun glasses and a last minute fix to my dress to make it backless for ventilation! So happy we went with our first instincts (my inspiration for this look was
Dear Kat, how do you dress for a black tie wedding in Palm Springs in 85 degree weather? Well with sequins and lave of course. The three of us didn't get the memo about the outdoor portion of the reception but fashion takes a back seat to no one! here we are in floor length gowns with fans, sun glasses and a last minute fix to my dress to make it backless for ventilation! So happy we went with our first instincts (my inspiration for this look wasNo content.
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#Repost @mrmegreen with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals, if you know me you know i hate spending money on costumes. for our purim celebration at school i opted for mordechai from the regular show 1) because the regular show if funny and 2) because mordechai (not the bird) plays a big role in the purim story. israeli baseball cap from kaplans (RIP) thanks to two great guys. beak by construction paper and tape (inside jokes for the beak). base
#Repost @mrmegreen with @repostapp. ・・・ dear @fashionpenpals, if you know me you know i hate spending money on costumes. for our purim celebration at school i opted for mordechai from the regular show 1) because the regular show if funny and 2) because mordechai (not the bird) plays a big role in the purim story. israeli baseball cap from kaplans (RIP) thanks to two great guys. beak by construction paper and tape (inside jokes for the beak). baseNo content.
Dear Kat, j was questioning posting this but with all the "no makeup" selfies I thought it would be a good idea to show the real real. It's been a rough week. What does a style obsessed gal wear when she can barely get out of bed? WHATEVER THE F SHE WANTS. No makeup no stoke just comfort and pjs. Norm (a style maven himself) showed up today for a much needed cocktail date in what I call bougie bayou ballroom. The best style accessory is a smile.
Dear Kat, j was questioning posting this but with all the "no makeup" selfies I thought it would be a good idea to show the real real. It's been a rough week. What does a style obsessed gal wear when she can barely get out of bed? WHATEVER THE F SHE WANTS. No makeup no stoke just comfort and pjs. Norm (a style maven himself) showed up today for a much needed cocktail date in what I call bougie bayou ballroom. The best style accessory is a smile. No content.
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Dear Nina, I have his dream of one day having a closet filled solely with museum pieces. I picked up this killer @marybethditto for @evansclothing sample dress during my pilgimage to @fatfancy in Portland in Feb and I waited all the way until March to wear it to an activism-focused opening event at @ybca. You know I live by #moreismore, so I had the throw in the silver rain boots to complete the ensemble (and keep my feet dry). I know I'm weird.
Dear Nina, I have his dream of one day having a closet filled solely with museum pieces. I picked up this killer @marybethditto for @evansclothing sample dress during my pilgimage to @fatfancy in Portland in Feb and I waited all the way until March to wear it to an activism-focused opening event at @ybca. You know I live by #moreismore, so I had the throw in the silver rain boots to complete the ensemble (and keep my feet dry). I know I'm weird. No content.
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Dear Nina, We bonded early over a mutual love for any excuse to dress up. I love knowing that if you and I plan to vein the same place, there will always be someone else at the party who appreciates the fun of fashion. Thanks for always being my birthday cake sprinkles in a town full of increasing vanilla. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, We bonded early over a mutual love for any excuse to dress up. I love knowing that if you and I plan to vein the same place, there will always be someone else at the party who appreciates the fun of fashion. Thanks for always being my birthday cake sprinkles in a town full of increasing vanilla. ❀️ KatNo content.
Dear Nina, He'll hath frozen over – your girl is wearing overalls. I know I said I never would, but here I am, in this killer new jumper from @fielddaywearables in Oakland, penny clasps and all. Never say never should be the rule. Here's to letting go of dumb limits and loving life a little more for it! πŸ’™ Kat
Dear Nina, He'll hath frozen over – your girl is wearing overalls. I know I said I never would, but here I am, in this killer new jumper from @fielddaywearables in Oakland, penny clasps and all. Never say never should be the rule. Here's to letting go of dumb limits and loving life a little more for it! πŸ’™ KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, How cute is @shaxxon in her rainy-day tutu? Love this springy curvy combo! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, How cute is @shaxxon in her rainy-day tutu? Love this springy curvy combo! ❀️ KatNo content.
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Dear @phosizzlethreads, Fierce fashion is in, and you are on-point, girl! ❀️ Kat Repost: When you get reminded that Autumn is coming, especially with weather this week. Remember, we've got the perfect #reversiblecape to sort you out! #phosizzle #phosizzlethreads #ravenreversecape #reversible #cape #lightweightcape
Dear @phosizzlethreads, Fierce fashion is in, and you are on-point, girl! ❀️ Kat Repost: When you get reminded that Autumn is coming, especially with weather this week. Remember, we've got the perfect #reversiblecape to sort you out! #phosizzle #phosizzlethreads #ravenreversecape #reversible #cape #lightweightcapeNo content.
Dear @boldfashionjunkie, You are just too much fun! Cheers to my fellow #moreismore queen! ❀️ Kat Repost: @boldfashionjunkie: #boldfashionjunkie #fatgirlfabulous #frugalistas #bougieonabudget #bestoftheday #stylehasnosize #blogger #fashion #fullfigured_fashion #curvesyndicate #fashionista #fashionaddict #instastyle #fashiongram #curvyfashionista #dallasfashion #celebrateyourcurves #EffYourBeautyStandards #fashionpenpals #psblogger #simplyrawradio
Dear @boldfashionjunkie, You are just too much fun! Cheers to my fellow #moreismore queen! ❀️ Kat Repost: @boldfashionjunkie: #boldfashionjunkie #fatgirlfabulous #frugalistas #bougieonabudget #bestoftheday #stylehasnosize #blogger #fashion #fullfigured_fashion #curvesyndicate #fashionista #fashionaddict #instastyle #fashiongram #curvyfashionista #dallasfashion #celebrateyourcurves #EffYourBeautyStandards #fashionpenpals #psblogger #simplyrawradioNo content.
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Dear By @keepingitcurvy, I'll never tell you to smile, because an independent woman can do whatever she wants, but this look sure does make me happy! ❀️ Kat Repost: Top: #boutique115 Jeans: #lemonpop Shoes: #amiclubwear Handbag: #stevemadden #bbwfashion #picoftheday #bestoftheday #GoosFullFiguredFriday #honormycurves #honormycurves #lifethrowcurves #plus_isamust #plusfashion #plusmodel #plusmodelmag #plussizebeauties #plussizeblogger #plussizediv
Dear By @keepingitcurvy, I'll never tell you to smile, because an independent woman can do whatever she wants, but this look sure does make me happy! ❀️ Kat Repost: Top: #boutique115 Jeans: #lemonpop Shoes: #amiclubwear Handbag: #stevemadden #bbwfashion #picoftheday #bestoftheday #GoosFullFiguredFriday #honormycurves #honormycurves #lifethrowcurves #plus_isamust #plusfashion #plusmodel #plusmodelmag #plussizebeauties #plussizeblogger #plussizedivNo content.
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Dear Kat, After the month we've all been having there was only one prescription to cure the April drama. A Staycation. Today's theme for being tourists in our own beautiful city is boats. We got our sailor on and of course HAD to dress the part. Norm and Sadie are giving us nautical I own a boat realness with their stripes and boating casual attire. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, After the month we've all been having there was only one prescription to cure the April drama. A Staycation. Today's theme for being tourists in our own beautiful city is boats. We got our sailor on and of course HAD to dress the part. Norm and Sadie are giving us nautical I own a boat realness with their stripes and boating casual attire. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
Dear Nina, Spring is so definitely my season. I'm already excited thinking about all of that great sunshine I plan to soak up once the other half and I move to LA this summer. Til then, I'll rock my bright colors and good vibes. 🌞 Kat
Dear Nina, Spring is so definitely my season. I'm already excited thinking about all of that great sunshine I plan to soak up once the other half and I move to LA this summer. Til then, I'll rock my bright colors and good vibes. 🌞 KatNo content.
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Dear Nina my #WCW is you boo! I am loving (and totally envious of) your pictures from your SF staycation. You're giving me ideas for things I'd like to do before we move to LA! Miss you already. Love you like always. Kat
Dear Nina my #WCW is you boo! I am loving (and totally envious of) your pictures from your SF staycation. You're giving me ideas for things I'd like to do before we move to LA! Miss you already. Love you like always. KatNo content.
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Dear Nina Mortify me Morticia and I will die happy in this gothy getup from @queenleer! Kat
Dear Nina Mortify me Morticia and I will die happy in this gothy getup from @queenleer! KatNo content.
Dear Kat this is a strange post. So I have a sinus infection and feel so miserable at the moment so much so I couldn't enjoy my aways amazing steak dinner at Izzy's. BUUUUUUUUT I am so in love with this dress and this color I can help but feel joy and amazing putting it on. If anything this dress got me through tonight better than a hot toddy and some slippers would have. Happy Thursday boo. Xoxo Nina
Dear Kat this is a strange post. So I have a sinus infection and feel so miserable at the moment so much so I couldn't enjoy my aways amazing steak dinner at Izzy's. BUUUUUUUUT I am so in love with this dress and this color I can help but feel joy and amazing putting it on. If anything this dress got me through tonight better than a hot toddy and some slippers would have. Happy Thursday boo. Xoxo NinaNo content.
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DearNina, Love you, boo! ❀️ Kat #lastrodlwedding #fashionpenpals
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Dear Nina, Sometimes, we all want to be a scrub. The trick to going out in public on a scrub day is to make it fun and be daring. I have this bolo tie I got from a vintage store in Portland that I've been dying to wear. I picked up these vintage specs at the Alameda Antique Fair last year, so now when I'm having a no-contacts day, I can still do it in style. And I have a $1.99 turban-style beanie that I picked up from A Diva's Closet a few years
Dear Nina, Sometimes, we all want to be a scrub. The trick to going out in public on a scrub day is to make it fun and be daring. I have this bolo tie I got from a vintage store in Portland that I've been dying to wear. I picked up these vintage specs at the Alameda Antique Fair last year, so now when I'm having a no-contacts day, I can still do it in style. And I have a $1.99 turban-style beanie that I picked up from A Diva's Closet a few years No content.
Dear Penpals, Remember that Instagram is a show, and none of those bloggers showing off expensive bags, fabulous trips, and designer clothes come with a picture of the credit card bill. In a world full of fake online lives, we choose to be authentic. Many thanks to @khafra.co for reminding us to practice self-love and keep it real. β™₯️ Kat repost: By @khafra.co #dont #wordstoliveby #socialmediaisnotreallife
Dear Penpals, Remember that Instagram is a show, and none of those bloggers showing off expensive bags, fabulous trips, and designer clothes come with a picture of the credit card bill. In a world full of fake online lives, we choose to be authentic. Many thanks to @khafra.co for reminding us to practice self-love and keep it real. β™₯️ Kat repost: By @khafra.co #dont #wordstoliveby #socialmediaisnotreallifeNo content.
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Dear Nina, My #Prince shirt arrived in he mail from @brokeassstuart and I'm trying to decide how much I'm going to bedazzle it. It's definitely turning into a crop though... β˜”οΈ Kat
Dear Nina, My #Prince shirt arrived in he mail from @brokeassstuart and I'm trying to decide how much I'm going to bedazzle it. It's definitely turning into a crop though... β˜”οΈ KatNo content.
Dear Nina, You know how there are those things that you've always coveted, but maybe felt like they might be out of reach? I found the glasses I've always wanted and even though they're vintage and older than me and clearly belonged to someone else, I feel like it's a reunion. Finally, we found each other. πŸ€“ Kat #whatanerd
Dear Nina, You know how there are those things that you've always coveted, but maybe felt like they might be out of reach? I found the glasses I've always wanted and even though they're vintage and older than me and clearly belonged to someone else, I feel like it's a reunion. Finally, we found each other. πŸ€“ Kat #whatanerdNo content.
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Dear #FashionPenpals Readers, The notion of self-love is tough. Whether it's nature or nurture to blame, some (or many?) of us carry this voice in our head that plays negative feedback like a tape over and over again. Keeping busy helps to drown it out. Achievements quiet it temporarily. But for me, and I think a lot of people can relate, the second I stop moving or get distracted by some outside voice echoing the negative feedback in my brain, t
Dear #FashionPenpals Readers, The notion of self-love is tough. Whether it's nature or nurture to blame, some (or many?) of us carry this voice in our head that plays negative feedback like a tape over and over again. Keeping busy helps to drown it out. Achievements quiet it temporarily. But for me, and I think a lot of people can relate, the second I stop moving or get distracted by some outside voice echoing the negative feedback in my brain, tNo content.
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Dear Nina, The future's so bright, I need an equally bright outfit to match! If the truth is that we make our own destiny, then all I know is, I want mine to be bright and filled with lots of red lipstick πŸ’‹. Kat #fashionpenpals #wearwhatiwant #redlipstick #lularoe #vintage #vintageglasses #vintagelover #silverhair #shorthairdontcare #wearehatiwant #effyourbeautystandards #stylefilesplus #bright #plusisamust #fatshionista #fatshion #bebold #bayar
Dear Nina, The future's so bright, I need an equally bright outfit to match! If the truth is that we make our own destiny, then all I know is, I want mine to be bright and filled with lots of red lipstick πŸ’‹. Kat #fashionpenpals #wearwhatiwant #redlipstick #lularoe #vintage #vintageglasses #vintagelover #silverhair #shorthairdontcare #wearehatiwant #effyourbeautystandards #stylefilesplus #bright #plusisamust #fatshionista #fatshion #bebold #bayarNo content.
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Dear Kat, your words (and look) yesterday inspired me so much this morning. Between wedding planning, double duty at work and overall glum city I decided to put on a power color. Up until last year I ABHORRED the color pink. My hatred of the color yes hatred I think stems back to the gender biases that have been created in our toys and boys vs. girls marketing of the past. Recently I have been drawn to the color as it stirred feelings of power an
Dear Kat, your words (and look) yesterday inspired me so much this morning. Between wedding planning, double duty at work and overall glum city I decided to put on a power color. Up until last year I ABHORRED the color pink. My hatred of the color yes hatred I think stems back to the gender biases that have been created in our toys and boys vs. girls marketing of the past. Recently I have been drawn to the color as it stirred feelings of power anNo content.
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Dear Kat, CULLOTTES AND A JUMPSUIT?! Yes please. Feeling the vintage vibe with this @lavishalice jumpsuit from @asos_loves_curve and my gifted @jeffreycampbell denim platforms. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, CULLOTTES AND A JUMPSUIT?! Yes please. Feeling the vintage vibe with this @lavishalice jumpsuit from @asos_loves_curve and my gifted @jeffreycampbell denim platforms. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Kat, I'm still basking in the afterglow of my favorite event of the year. Each year we throw "cirque del arc" a fundraiser supporting our anti bullying classes at my work (for those that don't know I work with adults with developmental disabilities). It's a circus all star drag review I get to do makeup for every year. 2 drag queens and twenty client performers down and I actually had time to get ready this year! I was going for subtle and n
Dear Kat, I'm still basking in the afterglow of my favorite event of the year. Each year we throw "cirque del arc" a fundraiser supporting our anti bullying classes at my work (for those that don't know I work with adults with developmental disabilities). It's a circus all star drag review I get to do makeup for every year. 2 drag queens and twenty client performers down and I actually had time to get ready this year! I was going for subtle and nNo content.
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Dear Kat, I think I'm in trouble here. This is Vera. I just hired her last week. Do you see how I'm going to step up my color game!!! Live this red and pink power look from my new right hand woman. A little pop of yellow in her ray bans and I am officially swooning over this babes style. Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, I think I'm in trouble here. This is Vera. I just hired her last week. Do you see how I'm going to step up my color game!!! Live this red and pink power look from my new right hand woman. A little pop of yellow in her ray bans and I am officially swooning over this babes style. Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, I am wearing the rainbow tunic from @nooworks today in solidarity with the innocent lives that were selfishly taken in Orlando. We have nothing to gain from a world of fear but more fear. What happened in Orlando serves as a reminder that we have work to do and that one person's biases and bigotry hurt us all. Whatever you are, be a loving one. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am wearing the rainbow tunic from @nooworks today in solidarity with the innocent lives that were selfishly taken in Orlando. We have nothing to gain from a world of fear but more fear. What happened in Orlando serves as a reminder that we have work to do and that one person's biases and bigotry hurt us all. Whatever you are, be a loving one. ❀️ KatNo content.
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Dear Nina, Just met the fabulous @curvysheila while we're both waiting on our rides to #Thecurvycon pop-up shop! Having a blast in NY and meeting so many amazing people (including @theegoogoo, omg!). Wish you were here!!! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, Just met the fabulous @curvysheila while we're both waiting on our rides to #Thecurvycon pop-up shop! Having a blast in NY and meeting so many amazing people (including @theegoogoo, omg!). Wish you were here!!! ❀️ KatNo content.
Dear Kat, we are seeing #vegasinspace so obviously I had to dress accordingly. Im wearing that vintage mint green kaftan dress we got in Vallejo and pulled together this retro space babe look inspired by the glorious campy goodness this movie represents. Looking forward to a bit of levity in this heavy week. Hope you are having fun at #curvycon in new york! Xoxo, nina
Dear Kat, we are seeing #vegasinspace so obviously I had to dress accordingly. Im wearing that vintage mint green kaftan dress we got in Vallejo and pulled together this retro space babe look inspired by the glorious campy goodness this movie represents. Looking forward to a bit of levity in this heavy week. Hope you are having fun at #curvycon in new york! Xoxo, ninaNo content.
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Dear Nina, I am having a blast at #TheCURVYCon (even though it's really not the same here without you!) in NY. I have been THRILLED to find many designers who care about #ethicalfashion and are now making some, if not all of their designs in the USA. Here's my favorite thing I've picked up so far – a @marybethditto dress, made with love and a conscience here in NY. I can't wait to wear it everywhere. More good stuff to come! ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I am having a blast at #TheCURVYCon (even though it's really not the same here without you!) in NY. I have been THRILLED to find many designers who care about #ethicalfashion and are now making some, if not all of their designs in the USA. Here's my favorite thing I've picked up so far – a @marybethditto dress, made with love and a conscience here in NY. I can't wait to wear it everywhere. More good stuff to come! ❀️ KatNo content.
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I are playing tourists in DC today before we fly back to the West coast tomorrow, and it's a beautiful day for a conscious summer look. You may be wondering how and why I'm wearing adidas on my feet and my top. Just this April, adidas received an A- grade from the Australian Fashion Report for their commitment to ethical manufacturing. Guilt-free and on-point. Now that's living. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, @wrytoastphotos and I are playing tourists in DC today before we fly back to the West coast tomorrow, and it's a beautiful day for a conscious summer look. You may be wondering how and why I'm wearing adidas on my feet and my top. Just this April, adidas received an A- grade from the Australian Fashion Report for their commitment to ethical manufacturing. Guilt-free and on-point. Now that's living. ❀️ KatNo content.
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Dear Kat, you don't have to be basic to wear basics. I don't know about you but sometimes I get overwhelmed by fashion. When that happens I like to put on my favorite basic little black dress which has more homes in it than fabric but I feel super chic and it resets my style aesthetic! These cool white tennis shoes are made by my girl @sarahisabadass company who crowd sources it's garments! They are my new favorites! Hope your trip back to sf was
Dear Kat, you don't have to be basic to wear basics. I don't know about you but sometimes I get overwhelmed by fashion. When that happens I like to put on my favorite basic little black dress which has more homes in it than fabric but I feel super chic and it resets my style aesthetic! These cool white tennis shoes are made by my girl @sarahisabadass company who crowd sources it's garments! They are my new favorites! Hope your trip back to sf wasNo content.
Dear Kat, What does one wear to the first party of pride weekend? Darling friends who throw killer rooftop parties with DJ's deserve only the best! So tuxedo with tails it is! HAPPY PRIDE!!!!!!β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ‘„πŸŒ…πŸŒˆ
Dear Kat, What does one wear to the first party of pride weekend? Darling friends who throw killer rooftop parties with DJ's deserve only the best! So tuxedo with tails it is! HAPPY PRIDE!!!!!!β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ‘„πŸŒ…πŸŒˆNo content.
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Dear Nina, There's something I have been meaning to do for awhile, and listening to the latest This American Life episode made me realize that I need to admit something to everyone. I'm fat. I'm sure my friends and loved ones and even strangers have known or suspected it for quite some time, and it's time I confirm the rumors and just be out with it. Not only am I fat, but I've always known when I was fat. I appreciate all of the kind strangers a
Dear Nina, There's something I have been meaning to do for awhile, and listening to the latest This American Life episode made me realize that I need to admit something to everyone. I'm fat. I'm sure my friends and loved ones and even strangers have known or suspected it for quite some time, and it's time I confirm the rumors and just be out with it. Not only am I fat, but I've always known when I was fat. I appreciate all of the kind strangers aNo content.
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Dear Nina, I can't imagine a better Carebear to celebrate Pride with than you. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ Happy #SFPride, everyone! #lovewins
Dear Nina, I can't imagine a better Carebear to celebrate Pride with than you. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ Happy #SFPride, everyone! #lovewinsNo content.
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PRIDE: Not a party for naked straight teenagers to get drunk, but a peaceful protest demanding equal rights and celebration of the progress we've made. We hope you have and will celebrate with us this year, stand with and remember Orlando, and get ready to do more work. #lovewins #equalrights β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›
PRIDE: Not a party for naked straight teenagers to get drunk, but a peaceful protest demanding equal rights and celebration of the progress we've made. We hope you have and will celebrate with us this year, stand with and remember Orlando, and get ready to do more work. #lovewins #equalrights β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›No content.
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Dear Nina, Sometimes, life gets a little too charming and it needs to remind you that you're getting too comfortable, so it breaks a window and steals the clothing out of your car. And if you can find your zen, you say "it's just stuff" and you go back to the place you're staying, draw a bubble bath, and count your blessings. Be safe, be happy, and move on. Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and though I don't have another gig lined up just yet,
Dear Nina, Sometimes, life gets a little too charming and it needs to remind you that you're getting too comfortable, so it breaks a window and steals the clothing out of your car. And if you can find your zen, you say "it's just stuff" and you go back to the place you're staying, draw a bubble bath, and count your blessings. Be safe, be happy, and move on. Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and though I don't have another gig lined up just yet, No content.
Dear Nina, I'm spending my last afternoon in SF volunteering for a few hours with Joy Venturini Bianchi of @advancedstyle at her @helpershouseofcouture shop in the SF Bloomingdales. Helpers is an amazing charity and her collection here is like a museum. I came in here recently by chance and now you can't tear me away! I'll be here until about 6 if you want to come say hi! Fashion for a cause is the best style of all. ❀️ Kat
Dear Nina, I'm spending my last afternoon in SF volunteering for a few hours with Joy Venturini Bianchi of @advancedstyle at her @helpershouseofcouture shop in the SF Bloomingdales. Helpers is an amazing charity and her collection here is like a museum. I came in here recently by chance and now you can't tear me away! I'll be here until about 6 if you want to come say hi! Fashion for a cause is the best style of all. ❀️ KatNo content.
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For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagramNo content.
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in No content.
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagram
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagramNo content.
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagram
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagramNo content.
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in
Dear Kat, After being hit with one of the worst colds (i.e. 5 days in bed) I wanted my first day back at work to be a fresh and easy as possible. Something about a crisp white (the color not the wine ;)) always makes me feel my best. This week I'm all about keeping it easy simple and classic. My body con white dress is a staple in my closet and I ain't got no time to worry about if it shows too many of my lovely lady lumps or not so here I am in No content.
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagram
For outfit details check out @fashionpenpals on instagramNo content.
Dear Kat, hello? Can you hear me? I don't know if you can over my loud pants. These pants have made their appearance on fashion penpals many times but I think it's important to understand that we don't buy brand new outfits for every IG post. Who has the time, the finances want to shop that much! Never mind we have an issue with waste as is. Your New Years resolution last year really inspired me to look to what I have and reimagine it rather then
Dear Kat, hello? Can you hear me? I don't know if you can over my loud pants. These pants have made their appearance on fashion penpals many times but I think it's important to understand that we don't buy brand new outfits for every IG post. Who has the time, the finances want to shop that much! Never mind we have an issue with waste as is. Your New Years resolution last year really inspired me to look to what I have and reimagine it rather thenNo content.
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