Hi, i'm Lauren. I started this blog in 2008 as a way to connect with other plus size women. Over the last decade we've shared outfits, experiences, and stories with each other, building an incredible community. From this blog came Part & Parcel, a social commerce community for plus size women who want more. Welcome home.

My Favorite Wide Calf Boots

If there’s one thing that’s SO. HARD. to purchase as a woman with thick calves, it’s boots. While i’m no expert, there are two pairs that i’ve found over the years that I just had to share. The above is the Hunter Boots “Huntress” that i’ve posted about in this post, and this one. The …

4 Flattering Ways to Tuck a Shirt Into Jeans

One of the most common questions I get at work and from friends is how and why I tuck shirts into my jeans. I’ve long felt that shirts without some kind of tuck cut the body in half, and create outfits that aren’t quite as interesting. I’m excited to get into video as a medium, …

Curvy Girl Styling Leggings for Work

Outfit Details: Leggings (mine are Lululemon “high times” pants, but similar here), Boots (wide calf, and amazing), Vest (old, but this would work as well), Top I’m the first one to say that as a curvy girl with an ample bottom half, constricting clothing has the potential to just ruin a day. Sitting in jeans …