Miss Lori has a list of eight things she needs to buy before #Blogher in San Diego

I am heading to Blogher for the third time next week. I am really excited, mostly because it is the only time of the year that I get to see many of my online compatriot’s in person. It’s a fantastic social gathering. There’s some business too. However, the business that I must attend to right now is packing. I started with a list. And in making my list recently I discovered 8 essential things that I simply must purchase before I go. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is ready to shine some light on her belly thanks to Danskin

If you are a frequent visitor to my site, then you know that I spent many years not feeling very beautiful, even when I was dancer size. Now at a size 18 I am finally finding the beauty in myself. Though I am proud of who I have become, I am still anxious to improve my health, and by extension tone my body. Nevertheless, it is very important that I continue to feel good about where I am at even while I am on my journey to where I am going. [Read more…]

Miss Lori reveals her best self for Swimsuit Confidence week

May 23-27 is National Swimsuit Confidence Week. No, you don’t need to run out and buy a card, you need to run out and buy a swimsuit. Stop sweating, it doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. In fact, if you get a swimsuit from the Lands’ End website like I did, it most assuredly won’t be. [Read more…]

Miss Lori says buck up and belt up on your weightloss journey

One reoccurring trend during my struggles with my weight is the over-shirt look. My shirts have left the inside of my pants and hang long. (Well, at least I try to get them to do so. My ample bust fights with me and tries to hike my shirts up. Dastardly bosom!) Why are tunics the standard fashion choice for plus size women? Because the World of fashion tell us it’s the only way to g; that we don’t have a waistline anymore, so we should just give it up and go long. [Read more…]

Miss Lori wants you to #VoteHovet on So You Wanna Be A Designer

I am returning to my modeling roots this week. But this time as a Plus Size. I am the only model of color, and the only plus size model for this week’s “design for a real woman” challenge on the internet reality show “So You Wanna Be A Designer”. Today I got to meet in person with my designer Anna Hovet. She is AWESOME! [Read more…]