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.

Vintage Gucci Waist Belt

J.Crew gauze blouse (very similar + cheaper), Vintage Gucci waist belt, BDG jeans, Coach heels (old, but very similar) Waist belts are my absolute staple (evidence here and here, to name a few). They give me the freedom to purchase as free-flowing of tops and dresses as my heart desires, all the while maintaining the …

How To: Mix Three Patterns

J.Crew gingham + skirt (old, but loving this floral), Ferragamo shoes, Kenneth Cole bag (reviewed here) I like to go bold with mixing patterns and prints, but when I do I still like the look to remain streamlined and intentional, rather than appearing like a mismatched mess. To accomplish this pattern mixing, even with three …

Adam Tucker Leopard Loafer Review

Madewell blouse (this year’s version), Cache dress (old, similar), Prada sunglasses, Sole Society necklace c/o, Adam Tucker shoes There were two leopard things I was on the hunt for: a handbag (mission accomplished), and comfortable loafers. My good friend Luci raved about her Adam Tucker loafers a while back so when I saw them available …