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It is that time again. Time to clear out, clean up, and rediscover. Here are some fashion and beauty resolutions for 2015:

Get thrifty! There are many plus size resale outlets. Facebook has a plethora of resale groups, the FatToo family being my favorites. Host a swap with your plus size friends. Some larger cities have plus size resale shops. Turn to eBay for unique finds.

Don't impulse buy. Keep a list of things you want/need handy. Look for deals and specials.

If you feel stuck in a rut, branch out with a trendy piece or a new color. If you can't commit to a piece of clothing, try a fun accessory. A great accessory can make an outfit.

Get inspired by other plus size women. Pinterest and Instagram are great places to find plus size wardrobe and beauty inspirations.

Clean out your closet. If it isn't special occasion and you haven't worn it in 3 years, get rid of it. Make a pile to donate and to sell. If you can, switch to felt covered hangers. They take up less room and they hold garments in place. I usually buy them at discount stores (like Marshalls or TJ Maxx). You can find 20 or so for $10.

Wear your fancy clothes or costumes! Even if it is just dressing up around your home, have fun with it.

Make do with what you have and mend what you can. Always try to look at your current pieces and think about how you can wear them differently. Pinterest is great for showcasing interesting color combinations. Translate those into your wardrobe. If you have favorite pieces that need a TLC, talk to a tailor or a shoe repair person about mending.

Clean out your make up bag. Makeup doesn't last forever. If some of your items are old or you haven't used them in a while, consider parting ways!

I hope you have a happy, healthy, and beautiful 2015!

Written by: Nikki Langston

Fat Positive Blogs

Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others. SSBBW mag has a blog section. If you haven't checked it out, you should! SSBBW Magazine Blogs

I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.

Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.

Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:

I know there are plenty more. I would love to hear about blogs you visit on a regular basis! Email me! <3

Written by: Nikki Langston

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