Wednesday, March 30, 2011

i remember thinking i was so fat?

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It's so funny how you can feel so fat, so uncomfortable in your own skin, and 4 years later look back and think, DAMN I LOOKED GOOD.

The entire night I distinctly remember wrestling with my Spanx, which were SUPER tight, and the tight shirt, and feeling like my boobs were in my chin, pulling the back of my bra down, and my belly looking 9 months pregnant.

Why did I pick myself apart? Why wasn't I happy?

With the years gone by comes clarity.

I am happy now. Still have these jeans and top and hope to be able to rock them again like I did so long ago when I thought I was sooooo fat.

It's mind over matter. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. When you think your size is the problem, you're not seeing something else. So stop looking there, and look inside, there you will find truth.

Love
Jessica



Monday, March 21, 2011

i believe i can fly

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Today was one of the most empowering and monumentous days in my life. Today, I gave my resignation to a job that just 6 months ago I cried to find out I had been recruited for. The change? Why would I quit an amazing corporate job? Because being an entrepreneur is in my DNA, it's who I am, and I'm following my true path. I want to build, grow, teach, inspire and leave my own legacy.

Thank you to everyone who has ever believed in me, it's now time I believe in myself.
Follow your heart, follow your fire, there you will find true fullfillment.

Work + Wisdom = Wealth

**UPDATE on 3/22 - I'm beyond excited to say that my soon to be former employer will now be my largest client under my agency JessicaKane Brand Solutions!!!!! HUGE! I couldn't be happier.**

xoxo
Jessica



These pictures were taken last year from my good friend and photographer, Bunn Salarzon. They were meant to be my business head shots and then I never had a chance to use them. Well Bunn, I do now! Dress was from Figuresque.com, no longer sold.




A day in the life of JessicaKane.

Images copyright Bunn Salarzon - www.bunnsalarzon.com.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

baller

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Mom: What do you want to be when you grow up, Jessica?

Jessica: A Baller.

These glasses are just the first step. *laughing* Scored at Target. Show me your favorite sunnies, upload at www.facebook.com/fatshionchic.

xoxo
jessica

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

on top of the world

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I feel like I've been through the storm and back, and I finally feel on top of the world...like anything is possible. I 1000% give credit to all the readers who send me letters, comments, tweets and facebook love, because it is honestly because of YOU (and about 89 hours of chat therapy with my BFF, thank you Mandy) that I finally am realizing.... I. Am. Ready..... or maybe it's the sun's rare appearance?! *laughing* Or maybe it's the amazing cardi Lindsey sent me to try on??! :)

But, I have two HUGE projects in the works to unveil shortly, and until then, I'll leave you with this post - on top of the world. I hope the sunny beautiful shots inspire you to live life like you're on top of the world.

Shout out to Lindsey Kremkau of Trade Chic Plus Sizes. They offer an online store to compliment their brick & mortar located in Seattle WA area.

If you love my cardigan, go tell Lindsey and buy one! Shop Online with Trade Chic
Trade Chic on Facebook | Trade Chic on Twitter


And, shout out to my new bff photographer Jenn Greene for spending the day with me and taking some amazing pictures! Lurve ya girly ;-) "like" Jenn's page HERE.

xoxo
Jessica www.facebook.com/fatshionchic


Thanks to Jenn Greene for taking this photo! She captured the day and my mood perfectly!

Thanks to Jenn Greene for taking this photo! She captured the day and my mood perfectly!
Tweeting on the go. Was I replying to you?
My goodies.
Portland OR skyline. See our windmills? Sustainable is #1 in PDX.
Shoes - $25 at Target. I swear, I only wear flats now....done with heels.  Black jeggings from Old Navy Plus Size online (not in store).
Shades - Target $19.99  |  Necklace $3 Clearance at Lane Bryant
Stopped by my friend, Misty Damico's, luxury wedding show to drop off prize coupons! Seriously swanky, so if you are bride visit Misty's site at www.luxeproductionsnw.com.
Thanks to Jenn Greene, you rock my world.


Unless specified, images are taken by me. Please do not use without permission.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

it's a wrap

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I'm finding that I wear less jewelry nowadays, which is kinda crazy since I was never seen without a big necklace or bracelet or huge ring, but lately, I don't know?? Maybe it's the mom in me (my kiddo is 2.5) or maybe I'm just completely uninspired - well yes, I'm a bit style uninspired lately. But, the one thing that always perks up my outfit is a sassy scarf. So comfy, pop of color/texture, can't go wrong!

And, here are some pictures from when my friend Brit caught me trying them ALL ON (well, 50% of my inventory).

Best news?! I just got another amazing scarf for my birthday thanks to my friend Meagan - thanks Meg!! It's a green and blue plaid - LOVE.

PS - my birthday was a BLAST last night! Can't wait to show you all the pictures! I kept it simple and wore - you guessed it- a SCARF! :) hahhaahahh

xoxo
jessica
@jessicakane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic






Friday, March 11, 2011

31 is the new 21

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Hello hello dolls,
I'm gearing up for my birthday bash tomorrow night, and I'm setting out to prove that 31 is the new 21! I'm so excited to get to see all my closest friends and am so happy they will be coming out. In an effort to save some dough, we are doing it high school style. Well, high school with the martini bar :).

Here's a quicky post to say happy weekend! I was dressed up for the Purple Catwalk Fundraiser in support of the Lupus Foundation. Great event produced at my hotel, Aloft Portland. So here are some fun shots.....

So, raise your diet cokes and cheers to a happy weekend! And, please disregard all drunk texts and tweets this weekend. :) Sure to be a few.

xoxo
jessica







Posing with Cindy Tayler of Eco-Under - she is the director of sales for the sustainable men's underwear line. She has a GREAT job :)

Posing with Amanda Lopez of Aloft. LOVE Her!



Top - Seven Jeans top - Lane Bryant
Pants - Trousers size Red 8
Shoes - Payless 5 years ago - $8 on clearance

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

girl crush | tess

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In a world of people who all want to look the same, it's SO refreshing to lay eyes on this beautiful fresh face with so much style! I am soooo inspired by this girl that I want to run out and buy more flowers for my hair, dye it hot red and cut my bangs rockabilly style! (wonder how that would look?)

I like to think she's my alter pin-up ego! But way better brows! :)

You might recognize Tess from being the very popular face of the newest tv show "Heavy." And, now you can get to know Tess even more in this fantastic interview in Plus Model Mag.

So shout out to my pinup curvy readers and love you Tess!

Let the stalking begin >> Tess' Deets
Facebook
Twitter
Model Mayhem

xoox
Jessica Kane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic


Give me your hair now!


GORG!


Greatest shot ever. *laughing* Genius


Recognize her now? ;-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

circa two thousand two summers ago

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Kinda been crazy kid. What a week.
I'm obsessed with creating, inspiring, connecting and building. I can't help myself! But, honestly, truly, I really need an assistant..hmmm..should work on that.
Good news? I have TWO new interns starting this week!!!! YES baby Jesus, thank you.

So, in honor of sailing through the work - ok, that was ridiculous - I'll try again....
So, let's celebrate the boat that is life and get nautical baby!
Hm, no?

Well, here's a quicky cell phone pic post - shout out to the HTC EVO 4G - you are my bff. This top is SO circa two thousand two summers ago from Lane Bryant, but I love it.

Are you getting nautical? Show me! Upload pic to my facebook wall at www.facebook.com/fatshionchic.

xoxo
Jessica Kane
@jessicakane





Saturday, March 5, 2011

kinda really obsessed with this outfit

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I am seriously obsessed with this outfit! And, everyone I come in contact is obsessed with the handbag! See original post here. Thank you again to Torrid, who gifted me the outfit for a post!!


And, of course it was the perfect outfit for a company photo at Aloft - you see me?! This was taken 2 days ago, note short hair, but the others below were taken on another one of the 30 or so times I've worn this outfit since I got it.

And the blazer? Ok, I wear a LOT of blazers and trust me when I say, if you love blazers, YOU MUST GET THIS ONE. MUSSTTTT!! So go buy the blazer and handbag and have a great weekend!

Here's how to get my entire outfit at Torrid!
Top: http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Clothing/Tops/White-and-Black-Triple-Tiered-Tank-Top-505258.jsp
Blazer: http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Clothing/JacketsOuterwear/Black-RuchedSleeve-Blazer-574830.jsp
Leggings: http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Clothing/Bottoms/Leggings/Black-Legging-574710.jsp
Handbag: http://www.torrid.com/torrid/Accessories/BagsWallets/Loungefly--Hello-Kitty-Purple-Embossed-Bag-522538.jsp
Gold necklace: Was a clearance find at Lane Bryant forever ago.

xoxoxo
jessica kane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic
www.twitter.com/jessicakane


The best team anyone could ask for! Congrats to Aloft Portland, received top 10 trendiest hotel in the WORLD by Tripadvisor. Pictured are operational staff of Aloft and the sales team and marketing department ( ME!!! LOL).
Photo source: http://www.portofportland.com/Pdxaminer/Pdxaminer_curr.aspx?contentFile=Issue_2011_3/Content/page3.ascx

Walking through the hall at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel - one of the hotels under the Pollin Hotel Group - of which I am the Marketing Manager for.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

what i wear to work

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Olllaaaaa!!
So, the best perks of my job? Events, meeting new friends and making big things happen.
This particular night I got to hang with Jonathan Chia of FUZE IT Worldwide. One of my hotels, Aloft Portland (just named the top trendiest hotel in the WORLD by Tripadvisor - HUGE), was the base of operations for the production team.

On a side note, I miss my longer hair! :( Really, why must I be so back and forth about my hair? I should just buy wigs and be done with it - wonder if Kim Z. from RHOA carries short brown bobs?? *joking*

On another side note, so thankful for the weekend. I have a few HUGE projects in the works and I'm definitely 90% crazy for even trying to attempt...but I believe. I believe in something bigger and I am NOT done trying to inspire EVERY woman I come in contact with to embrace and love her body. I've been in the game for a while, and I'm trying a few new tricks...I'll keep you posted ;).


Have a great weekend loves,
xoxo
Jessica Kane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic
www.twitter.com/jessicakane





Outfit Details:
Blazer - circa 2006 from Torrid - size 3
Top - circa 2004 from Macy's
Pants - Lane Bryant Houston Trousers - Size Red 8
Bag - $20 at Ross - Sag Harbor
Necklace - My hubby bought it 2 years ago as a pressy, and I LOVE it! But, he can't remember where he got it!!! :(
Lipgloss - I ONLY BUY THIS BRAND. Live and love this brand! Go get some!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

perfect plus size nautical shrug

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I'm sooooo ready for summer. God make the rain go away! For those NOT living in the Northwest, it's been winter for ohhhhh I don't know - like a YEAR (which is why this is an inside shoot)! So, while browsing the fashions online at one of my favorite online retailers for plus size fashion - Missphit - I fell in LOVE with this shrug, made me wish more for summer.

I've know the owner of Missphit since 2006, and they do most of their business wholesale, but they do offer retail on their website, which I think most of my readers don't know. The thing that makes Missphit so special is the fit and quality. They KNOW the curvy body and the KNOW what's on trend.

And Missphit nailed it with this shrug! Why do I love shrugs so much? They offer some coverage without feeling bulky. Perfect to throw over a cami and give you instant style.

love it, love it.

xoxo
jessica kane
www.facebook.com/fatshionchic
@jessicakane








Outfit Details - Shrug gifted to me by Missphit - size 3X!

.......Sailor Shrug (blk/crm).......Sailor Shrug (blk/blk) 
$36.00
Cute striped nautical jersey shrug with crochet trim edgings and nautical themed gold buttons with anchor engraving. Lightweight and comfortable stretch jersey fabric. A great layering piece on breezy Summer nights. 3/4 sleeve length. Stretch fabric.
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