Fashion Forward

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on my body and my weight lately.  And while I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to amp up the loss, I’ve also begun to realize that I like myself.  I no longer see a horrifyingly ugly person when I look in the mirror, and I’m no longer the girl who tries to hide inside her clothes.  I no longer purchase clothes simply because they fit.  I’m changing, and as I change,  my style is evolving.

I’ve always loved dresses.  If you read my blog, you already know that wearing a dress can transform my mood and attitude almost instantly making me feel more confident and all-around awesome.  So it probably won’t surprise you that I’m going to be blogging on Thursdays for my favorite plus-size retailer, Sealed with a Kiss Designs!

Wearing the Victoria Dress from Sealed with a Kiss

Obviously, I’ll still be blogging here on Thursdays too!  I’m just so excited to explore and define my fashion sense as I continue to embrace myself now even though I’m still heavier than I’d like to be. . I can feel pretty, and Sealed with a Kiss opened the doors to their warehouse for me before my Today Show appearance in May to make sure that would happen.  It worked.  I felt like a one-girl revolution in the Victoria Dress, and I’m going to talk about that in depth on Thursday.

 

I hope you’ll join me in my plus-size fashion exploration!  And I hope you’ll explore Sealed with a Kiss and the Sealed with a Kiss blog.  If you do, I’m quite sure that you’ll love them as much as I do!

 

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    MrsFatass
    July 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Oh I’m so glad you’re doing this!

    I feel the same way you do about dresses. And I’ve always hated how it seemed like designers didn’t thing big girls wanted trendy or pretty clothes. I wear bikinis – and do you KNOW how hard it is to find a good plus sized bikini for pete’s sake?

    Anyway, you look beautiful, and I’m sure you would no matter what you wore. However – the clothes ROCK too!

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      I LOVE it…and yeah, I like the idea of feeling polished and fashionable even though I’m not a size 6 so SWAK is a great match for me. =)

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    michelle
    July 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

    This is great! I’m excited to follow you on there

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks! That would be fab! =)

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    nikkianne
    July 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Lovely 🙂 Can’t wait

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Same here! So excited!

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    Lisa
    July 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Those are such pretty clothes & reasonably priced, too!!!

    I hate looking for something cute plus sized and only finding something that looks like its for someone who is extremely old or extremely pregnant.

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      I know what you mean…it can be very frustrating, but times have changed! There are better options, and I’m looking forward to showing you! =)

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    Roxie
    July 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

    How does sizing rate ? I’d love to try buying stuff online, but returning is such a pain. Sizes are so different. Examples: I’m in an 18/20 at Avenue, 20/22 at Lane Bryant and 1X at Old Navy. I never know what to get!

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      I currently wear a 4, and I basically wear 22/24 at Avenue and 26/28 at Lane Bryant on bottom and 22/24 on top…sizes are tough, but I’ll definitely be talking about it so stay tuned! 🙂

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    Jules Big Girl Bombshell
    July 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I will MOST CERTAINLY be following you on the fashion trending!

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      Kenlie
      July 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Jules! <3

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    Deb Willbefree
    July 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I wish you well, Kenz.

    Deb

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    Becca
    July 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Can I give you a compliment?

    I am much bigger than the average woman, and when I read your blog, it gives me the motivation to start doing something, even something simple like choosing something different to put on my plate. I also took a giant leap today and ordered a dress. I have not ordered a dress since I married my husband in 2000. I cannot see myself in one, not at my weight, but my nephew is getting married, and I do not want to look or feel disappointing. I went to the site you mentioned today and made my purchase. I am hoping that this is just the start of many more small steps to me feeling like me again.

    Thank you..

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    Jodi
    July 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Kenlie,
    It matters more how you feel about you then anything else. You are far from ugly! I wanted to share something with you I experienced a few weeks ago. I went to visit a friend of like 33 years recently. They had a get together and a person at the party non chalantly told me that her 15 year old son was ashamed to be seen with his aunt because she was overweight. I had met this aunt and she was MAYBE 40 lbs overweight. I lost it. I mean I lost it. I asked her if she slapped his face when he dared to speak badly of his aunt who is a sweet person that adores him. She looked shocked. She actually defended his behavior and said that all teenagers are like this. I almost ripped her head off verbally. Of course she had no idea I used to be over 400 lbs. I told her that it was parents like her that don’t teach their children to be kind to everyone that create bullies. She was a little offended but I just couldn’t help myself. I couldn’t believe that a parent would be horrified of their child’s behavior towards his own relative. I left it by saying that if she didn’t teach her child someone in the real world would. He might pick on the wrong person and I wished she would handle his issues at home vs. him getting the heck beat out of him by someone bigger then him….anyways I just wanted to share. I stood up for the old me.

    Jodi

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    Gail @ Shrinking Sisters
    July 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for posting this! I need to get a dress (or at least I’ve been told to) for BlogHer, so I’ll check out the site.

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