Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Plus size fashion picks for sizes 30 (4X) and up!

Calling all ladies over a size 28!!  As a fellow big gal who has been every size from 12 to 30, I understand the hell it can be to shop once you hit size 30+. I won't lie, it's hard, BUT - it's NOT impossible. So I wanted to do some virtual shopping for you and pick out some great pieces you can add to your closet. As you know, I love main pieces that are staples you can keep forever and mix and max and a pop of print/color here and there. 

And, if you think you will have to pay out the you know what just to look good because you're a bigger gal, trust me, there are great places to snag a good deal. Let me know if you'd like me to do this kind of feature more often. This was my shopping feature in the Feb/Mar 2015 issue of SKORCH Magazine (did you read it yet?? 174 pages of free fashion inspiration for sizes 12-36).

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

30PlusCurves collaboration Presented by Lane Bryant

I've teamed up with 30PlusCurves for another collab post to show off style for plus size 30-somethings! This time we are proudly sponsored by Lane Bryant and thank them so much for supporting this initiative. 
Rachel and I chose the red dress to show you on our sized bodies (she's a 20) and styled the covet worthy white jersey knit moto jacket. Check out how we styled them and my reviews on the items!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Curvy Valentine / Plus Size Outfits & Body Positive Blogger Collab Project

I love this time of year, not because I look forward to getting any chocolates or flowers (my husband and I actually don't do any of that, after 10 years we are just super nice and do favors instead), but because February is a great month to take stock in your body confidence meter.

Some will say who does that 330lb size 26/28 woman think she is?
I say: SHE THINKS SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO LOOK HOW SHE FEELS - SEXY and doesn't give an EFF if anyone disagrees.

I give ZERO attention to the body & fashion police because I know they don't pay my bills, they aren't next to me in bed at night - they are NO PART of my life. And, if I saw them in the street I guarantee they wouldn't come at me personally - and if they did? My confident smile and laugh would be burned into their brain while they slept at night as they wondered how that fat chick could be so confident while they are hating their own bodies (which is perfect obviously).

Please know this: Haters are projecting and dealing with their own issues - you can choose to take on their problems or live your life with freedom. Life is too damn short - live it happily babygirl. There are bigger issues in the world than wearing a tight skirt that shows your belly!!

I have found the kind of peace where I feel zero inhibitions about my body and refuse to care about editing my pictures down to perfection - because there is no such thing as perfection. I have happily embraced a #noeditnoshame mentality!

I'm so proud of this shoot by Adrian Adel Photography & Graphic Design (with makeup by the incredible Beauty by Meghan of GLAMbar) and to partner up with 5 other curvy babes for a new plus size blogger collab called ‪#‎mycurvyvalentine‬ for Valentine's Day!

Share your #mycurvyvalentine pics on Instagram with us! I'm @jessica_kane

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Skirt by Rebdolls in size 4x $29.99
no longer in stock - but check what else they have!!!

(see mom it holds them up!) avail in 36C to 46DDD.

Thank you!
Beauty by Meghan for doing my makeup, Adrian Adel for photography and Calvin Chen and Jenna Quintana for assisting on set.

Now go see the #mycurvyvalentine
posts of the other blogger babes for more body lovin' inspiration!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

30PlusCurves OOTD Featuring SimplyBe Items on a Size 26/28 Body

30PlusCurves OOTD Featuring SimplyBe on a Size 26/28 Plus Size Fashion Blogger Body Jessica Kane

I'm so excited to announce a new movement that I was asked to participate in founded by Sarah Sapora of www.sarahpluslife.com and Rachel Richardson of www.lovelyinla.com, geared towards SHOWING women who are over 30 can still have style. We reached out to a few retailers we love and every one of them agreed to come on board to help show a segment of women that are so often not represented in marketing, even in the plus size sector.

This first installation of 30PlusCurves is brought to you by SimplyBe.com! In our posts, we will each choose an item and style is our way. Not only do you see it on a different body type, but you will also see the items dressed up and down

Monday, January 19, 2015

so I went blonde y'all

I'm going to date myself with this sentence. Back before cell phones and social media *gasp* I was no stranger to the box dye, nor did I shy away from a challenge or change. As I documented in a post in 2011, I can't even count the colors I tortured my hair with.

After my son was born in 2008 however, I've entered boring Jessica land and honest to God I couldn't look in the mirror and care about my makeup or hair anymore!!!!! GAHHH! As a creative person, my hair is part of the canvas and it's like having a favorite coat you wear but for 6 STRAIGHT YEARS - who does that? Right? It was time to change it up and instead of going yellow again, as documented here, under my own thumb - I consulted the pro of Vancouver WA, Ashley Cheri at Cut Loose Salon!!

With her skills, I now feel like the old me again and thanks to makeup artist Meghan Hamilton, I felt like a BILLION dollars at my photoshoot yesterday :).


Online booking and price list via Style Seat App (Search Ashley Gore in Vancouver WA) 
Ashley's Facebook Page with Gallery and other FB page 
Ashley's Wedding and Event Services Website


See her prices and services as copied from her booking site on Style Seat! WORTH EVERY FREAKING PENNY. Honestly, trying to convince her to charge double because trust me, I've worked with everyone and she is THAT good.


All over color$50 and up1 hr., 30 min.
Bang trim$015 min.
Boudoir$501 hr.
Client consult$015 min.
HighlightsPrices vary depending on the amount of colors you would like to weave in and whether you prefer a full ... (more)$75 and up2 hr.

OmbréThis service has many variations so I ask that you have lots of pictures of which style ombré you like ... (more)$90 and up2 hr., 30 min.
Perm$902 hr., 30 min.
Updo/blowout$501 hr.
Women's Cut$401 hr.

Thank you Ashley!
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