• Health,  Lipedema,  Lymphedema,  That Fat Life

    Dear Instagram “Doctors”

    While I know you think your comments telling me to lose weight is helping me, it’s not. I’m 37 years old so to assume that I’ve gotten this far in life as a fat chick and the thought of losing weight never accured to me is the dumbest thing ever.  I am well aware that if I lost weight, I would ultimately feel better. And yes, SOME of my Lymphatic issues would ease up. But by no means would it magically fix my life. Diet and exercise will not reduce my Lipedema (aka damaged fat cells). You might be reading this going “bitch how do you know if you don’t…

  • Fatshion,  Swim

    Coral & Rose Gold Mermaid Swim Set – Torrid

    When I was ordering the Ursula suit & cover up from Torrid, I saw this GORGEOUS Coral & Rose Gold Mermaid Swim Set. But realistically I know I did not need another suit. I had zero plans to get it. Fast forward to this past weekend when I see it hanging in my local Torrid. I thought for sure it was online only and I wouldn’t be tempted. I was wrong but man, am I glad that I was. The moment I tried it on I was in love. Two piece suits fit me better as I can get the smaller size in the top I need and the large bottoms. For this…

  • Dresses,  Fatshion,  Lipedema,  Lymphedema,  PGP

    Glam Ursula [Photo Shoot]

    A year ago today, I stepped foot into Rachel’s new studio for my first photo shoot. I had no idea what I was doing. Still, don’t actually, I have a very bad habit of bitch face. I have known Rachel since high school. She had done my promo shots for my gluten-free baking as well as family photos with my son. I knew Stacy at Viva La Diva Salon would be turning my hair into this stunning purple that was inspired by my Ursula tattoo. So we planned a Glam Ursula photo shoot. I had the perfect little black dress with the neckline to mimic Ursula’s curves. I had scored…

  • Fatshion,  Swim

    Ursula One Piece & Cover-Up – Torrid

    As if it wasn’t exciting enough that Hot Topic Plus has an Ursula suit this year, Torrid released not only an Ursula suit but a cover-up as well! Since I have very little self-control when it comes to Ursula items, I ordered both. It’s very cute and fits comfortably. I feel like I could swim in it without being annoyed or messing with it all the time. Of course, once again there’s too much room in the bust for me. The cut and quality of the suit are really nice. I feel it’s not as short in the torso as the Hot Topic one. I really wish this suit had been a…

  • BoPo,  Fatshion,  Intimates

    Steel City Seraphs

    Growing up I didn’t give a second thought to Victoria’s Secret or their newest trend on sale. Being plus size and small titted, I knew I wasn’t their target market. I’ve never been one to feel that every single store should accommodate me. I do however feel if a store or brand is going to advertise that they carry plus size, it needs to a) be bigger than a 2x and b) in stores to be tried on not just online. (Old Navy Plus I’m looking at you)   Since November, Victoria’s Secret has been on my radar way more than I’d like it to be. I’ve had this vision…

  • Dresses,  Fatshion

    Amazon Plus: Allegrace V Neck Cocktail Dress w/ Side Pleating

    I came across this dress when I was looking to order a different color of my favorite T-shirt from Allegrace. The Army Green of this dress caught my attention right away followed very quickly by the cut of the dress. I joked with a few friends that it might be the peary-est dress ever but that for $21 I was going to try it. It arrived very quickly thanks to Amazon Prime. As soon as I opened it I fell in love with the color but was incredibly worried that it was not going to fit. It looked smaller in the package and the bottom, while it stretches, did not…

  • Fatshion,  Swim

    Ursula One Piece – Hot Topic Plus

    I’ve stated many times that I wished I could sew cause I need an Ursula swimsuit. Then last week my girl Angie posted on Facebook the link to an Ursula suit by Hot Topic Plus. I think I instantly sent the link out to just about everyone saying “OMG OMG OMG OMG”.   I’ve never bought from Hot Topic Plus before so I was super leery about it fitting. According to their size chart, my hips are a size 5 but my top is a 1. (Hello Pear!) So I placed the order knowing that the top would probably be big on me and praying that the bottom at least…

  • PGP

    PGP is One!

    A year ago today, I made my first post on Instagram as Palegingerpear. Crazy how fast a year has gone by. What a year it has been. This little IG that was born out of a joke has turned into more than I could ever have imagined. I started PGP with the mindset of #ootd post as I had been told that I dress well for my shape. The hate comments that started rolling in had me defending myself by explaining Lymphedema and Lipedema. Through that, I realized I needed to stop hiding that part of me and be open about it. Stop trying to hide the compression stockings from…

  • PGP

    About

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the big fat friend. The one that sat on the “boyfriend” bench at the stores in the mall during high school while my friends tried on outfit after outfit from any store they stepped foot in. The one that no matter why she went to the doctor’s, it turned into a lecture on how she needed to lose weight. I felt everyone was so focused on my weight but I rarely even thought about it. To me, there was no point in thinking about it due to the fact that nothing I did changed my lower half. When I was in high…