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.

Sheer Top for Daytime

Forever 21 top (old)(similar), J Brand jeans, Sam Edelman sandals (here in another color), Prada sunglasses, Target belt, Gorjana necklace I wore this outfit during a day spent with one of my favorite blog friends, Luci. We were walking around her adorable Oakland neighborhood snapping photos for each other. It was actually rather hot that …

The Panty That Won’t Cause Muffin Top

Let’s jump into an awkward conversation and just put it out there: thong underwear. There is nothing more outfit-ruining than a visible panty line or creased muffin top caused by too-tight or odd fitting undergarments. Not one that enjoys wearing shape wear or full-tush underwear daily, I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to find …

Florals for Cold Weather

Madewell silk blouse (similar), H&M sweater (last seen here), Ann Taylor jeans (here in other colors), Kelsi Dagger wedges, Louis Vuitton speedy 30 Sometimes I have an insatiable desire to wear florals. Even if the weather in SF is freezing and it is completely impractical, I find myself looking for ways to mix it into …