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.

How To: Pack for Two Weeks in China in a Carry On

Cesar and I leave for China tomorrow and we are so thrilled! We decided early on that we would pack for our entire two week trip in a carry on and a backpack each. We like to travel light and have learned from years of consulting that checking a bag isn’t an option. As a …

Cascading Peplum + Fun Photos

Old peplum from Gilt (similar), Banana Republic jeans, Sam Edelman heels One of the amazing things about making friends with fellow bloggers, is that they don’t look at you like a crazy person when you have the bright idea to snap pictures in a kitchen, especially when you’re wearing a cute outfit. As a matter …

Welcome To The Purse Family: Leopard Kenneth Cole + Review

Leopard Calf Hair Leopard Handbag from Kenneth Cole The newest member of the purse family has finally arrived! She is squishy, fat, and absolutely hairy but I love her all the same. I have been on the hunt for the perfect leopard handbag forever. I didn’t want to spend a fortune upfront as I wasn’t …