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E-mail contact: theplussideofme@gmail.com

Hello! I’m Rebecca, and I am a 26-year-old writing instructor. My love of writing led me to blogs, which led me to a wonderful group of women carving a space for themselves on the internet. The fatshion blogging community has opened my eyes to the confidence, power, and joy in embracing yourself as you are. I’m so excited to offer my voice here, whether it ends up being a soft echo or a loud roar. I am interested in all things involving plus-size/fatshion clothing, beauty products, and fat/body acceptance.

Please feel free to contact me via twitter or my e-mail to chat :)

Artwork by Kimaloo at Frocks That Rock

Keywords: Charlotte, North Carolina, Plus Size Blog, Blogger, Fatshion, Fashion

54 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2011 12:14 pm

    Girl you are Gorgeous!!! I just found your blog through a re tweet from Lane Bryant. Looking forward to getting to know more about you ♥

    • March 20, 2011 12:40 pm

      Thank you, April! That’s so sweet :) I’m excited to watch some of your YouTube videos in the future!

      • June 19, 2013 10:03 pm

        Help me Obi Wan Reb, you’re my only hope!…I now see why you had an “on line dating” 3 months ago? .. never again for me! hope to hear from you!!

      • June 22, 2013 11:25 pm

        I’m not sure what you mean.

  2. April 4, 2011 2:51 pm

    I have thought you were beautiful since the moment I first saw you, sweetie. (Not to mention, funny, talented, smart and caring). I’ve always been proud to be your aunt. Guess I’ll have to follow this blog–I can use the “lessons to be learned”; now if I can just find the “follow” button! :)

  3. July 25, 2011 3:45 am

    Loving your blog! Thankyou for helping me love my own plus-size body too! :)

  4. rebekah permalink
    July 29, 2011 9:14 pm

    you are really, really gorgeous. thank you so much for blogging – this place is a godsend and i am so glad I discovered it. I want to dress better than I do but I never know where to shop and how to put things together. this blog helps immensely! you are awesome!

  5. August 24, 2011 2:32 pm

    Hi Rebecca, your blog is a real inspiration and a refreshing read! I work for a plus size clothing label in NZ and wondered if you could contact me regarding blogging for us? Take a look at our site and get back to me on marketing@longisland.co.nz. Many thanks, Kay

  6. Jess permalink
    January 19, 2012 7:29 pm

    I’m so excited to have found your blog–I’m a UNC student and I’m usually reading blogs from girls who aren’t from NC! What a great thing you are doing here. Keep it up!

    • February 6, 2012 3:07 pm

      Hey Jess! That’s so exciting! I rarely meet people from NC, and they are always in different cities than me. I’m hoping to do some type of event over the summer in Charlotte, so keep your eyes peeled for it and hopefully you can make a trip or something :)

  7. chrisi permalink
    January 31, 2012 11:09 am

    hi ! i´m an Austrian student, 21 years old ans i have size S (36) ! I really love your style and the way you mix your clothes ! Really great ! I know it´s not very easy for a plus size woman to find nice things to wear but you really do a great job ! For my opinion, you are one of the best dressed persons and your style is awesome.

    best wishes,

    chrisi

  8. February 1, 2012 6:57 pm

    You are fabulous. I’m following. <3

  9. April 6, 2012 4:27 am

    Hi there,

    I’m not plus size (far from it) but I think your blog is the one of the ‘chic’est and most interesting that I’ve read thus far!

    I wish you will with your academic/professional endeavours.

  10. April 6, 2012 4:27 am

    well* :P

  11. April 12, 2012 4:15 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog. I’m a mom and i hope my daughter can grow up having an amazing body image like you. You have great sense of style, love all the outfits! Thank you for spreading the message to girls that beauty doesn’t come in one size.

    • April 12, 2012 9:16 pm

      Thank you, J! I definitely encourage you to promote body positivity as she grows up. I know that the things my mom says about me mean way more than the rest of the world :)

  12. May 26, 2012 8:47 am

    I agree with all of the above. The picture that you chose for this page is fantastic, and I love the gold/black combo.

    Thought I’d ask if you’ve ever heard of http://holyclothing.com/index.php/. I’ve been following them on FB for a while, and the clothes are amazing. I’m enjoying your blog!

  13. James permalink
    June 10, 2012 5:17 pm

    Well I know it must be flattering to know that I spent half a day reading all your blog and checking out your fashion statements you have made for yourself. Its a damn shame you live 2 states under me because I would scoop you up in a heart beat. Absolutely stunning! You really got it going on :) Perhaps one day I may be blessed with the privilege to take you out sometime, if I’m lucky ;)

  14. Clara permalink
    July 13, 2012 1:29 pm

    Hi! I’m from Brazil, but i’m living in Los Angeles for about two years now. I’ve always felt misfitted and different from everyone else since i’m plus size, but it was after finding blogs like yours and “A Well-Rounded Venture” that I figured it out that I can be beautiful and powerful in my own body. I read your blog for months now, but it was only today that I decided to read the “About” and it makes me smile that you say “The fatshion blogging community has opened my eyes to the confidence, power, and joy in embracing yourself as you are.” because that is exactly what happened to me! Sorry for my bad english and thank you :)

    • July 26, 2012 9:50 pm

      Yes! A lot of women have experienced what you are going through. Believe me, I still struggle some times, but seeing other women looking fabulous reminds me that it’s about attitude and not our bodies :)

  15. Lydia permalink
    July 26, 2012 4:57 pm

    Hi Rebecca! I just found your blog and I just have to write something. I love your look! I love how you dress and how you accesoires your dresses/clothes. You are so beautiful in the white dress for the cruise! Just wooow! And you look so pretty in your clothes.<3 Wish you all the best. Lydia (sry for spelling mistakes, english is not my main language)

    • July 26, 2012 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Lydia! I’m so glad you found my blog! Check out my links to the right–lots of other stylish women :)

  16. lilandrael permalink
    August 1, 2012 3:48 am

    I found your blog via Evans! Can I just say I admire your confidence and sense of style. I’m also a plus size and after having 3 children (2 of them twins), I’ve often been stumped on how to dress in a way to make me feel good. You have given me so much inspiration! Thank you!

  17. August 15, 2012 6:52 pm

    Hi Rebecca! I’ve just recently discovered your blog and I want to commend you for your confidence and love of life and fashion! You’re also very inspiring to us plus girls! There’s so much negativity surrounding being plus-size and it can drag you down, so I’m glad I, along with many others, have found your inspiring and comforting voice.

  18. November 10, 2012 1:31 pm

    Hola Rebecca! I really love your blog and your work. As a former model/victim of petty materialistic aestheticism, I suffered from low-self esteem and major body dysmorphia. Fortunately I’ve come a very long way since then. Everyone is a unique and wonderful shape and they should be proud of it. Diversity is a good thing it makes the world interesting. Fashion isn’t a monoculture. There’s far too much creativity for it to be. Anyway long winded story short, you’re gorgeous, the end. But don’t just take my word for it, because if you already believe that to be true then that’s all that matters. :)

  19. melissajplum permalink
    January 28, 2013 6:59 pm

    I nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award!

  20. valentine permalink
    February 27, 2013 3:32 pm

    You are amazing!!! <3333

  21. March 15, 2013 2:21 am

    It’s really nice to have more plus size advic and ideas about fashion. Love your blog!

  22. April 8, 2013 6:11 am

    Hi Rebecca,

    I am glad that i came across your blog. I love your articles , full of positive vibrations and inspiration. Love your ways of dress your self. Great work !!

    I work with http://www.barcode91.com and we have some beautiful ethnic designs too. I think you would like them too :) and congratulations to you on your wonderful blog :)

    -Shivangi Sharma

  23. Junetta permalink
    April 13, 2013 5:16 pm

    Hi Rebecca,

    I just found your blog and I am so excited to follow you on your journey. I have been following thin bloggers for quite some time and I always found myself feeling just a tad bit worse than when I started simply because I know I don’t look like them. You spoke to me when I read that you decided to wear clothing other than jeans and t-shirts. That’s exactly where I am in my life. I pretty much wear jeans and black tshirts or polos. How awful!! I am a 26-28 bottom and 28-30 top. I would love if you could recommend plus size stores that carry my sizes. I am ready to break out of this style shell that I have been in for 33 years.

    Junetta

    • April 14, 2013 6:53 am

      Hey Junetta! Thanks for your comment :) the stores I’ll post her go up to at least a 28 and most have up to 32 or higher. There are few physical plus size stores, but good ones are Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Avenue. Online there is simplybe.com, evansusa.com, oldnavy.com, swakdesigns.com, onestopplus.com, makingitbig.com, kiyonna.com, igigi.com, and cultofca.com. Feel free to send me an email if you have questions about any of these sites!

  24. Bren permalink
    June 28, 2013 7:25 pm

    Hi! Just found your blog and I am so excited to see a girl my size with such STYLE! Gives me inspiration! You are awesome!

    Bren

  25. Hilda permalink
    July 6, 2013 6:14 pm

    I absolutely love the way you carry yourself as a plus size girl !!!! I love the way u dress, do u ever plan on selling your clothing ???

  26. July 9, 2013 11:29 am

    Я живу в России. Ваш блог мне очень нравится!

  27. August 1, 2013 11:55 am

    Delighted to find your blog and to see you embracing your love of fashion and life. You’re a power of example that I wish I had years ago! Rock on!

  28. Erin permalink
    September 21, 2013 1:32 am

    Hi there,
    I’ve only just discovered you, and plus sized fashion blogging in general. I’m so inspired. I’ve been plus sized my entire adult life, and there is so little in stores (I’m in Australia) for us. Add to that the fact that I’m also 6ft tall and it makes it that much harder. Thank you so much for what you do, I feel there is hope for me to get out there and find nice clothing!

  29. October 28, 2013 2:09 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I’d love to touch base with you about shoes! I love Lane Bryant & just wish I had your hook up! I’d love to set you up with Munro American Shoes. If you’ll check our website http://www.munroshoes.com, I think you’ll find some of our product will suit you & your audience. I’d love to send you a fabulous pair of Munro Shoes of your choosing! Please DM me to discuss. Carol

  30. veronica permalink
    November 2, 2013 10:48 am

    I just found your blog and I love it!I’m Veronica,28 years from Italy and I’m a plus size too.I like your blog and your style ^_^

  31. candy permalink
    December 28, 2013 9:21 pm

    I just want to say thank you
    I have always struggled to accept who I am because of my body image (and lack of support) but reading your post and seeing your pictures I’m feeling hope for the first time in a long time that I can look good and feel good so once again thank you

  32. Ronda permalink
    February 10, 2014 9:49 pm

    Hiya! First saw you on Instagram. I shop gwynnie bee too! Just wanted you to know I love your style! You always look cute and let everyone know that girls like us can look good in our clothes! I also wanted to share… I’m with you on always being a little more dressed up than the rest of the fam when going out, but when you look cute, it’s all good! Thanks for sharing, posting, n blogging! R

  33. March 7, 2014 8:17 pm

    Hi, I am a newbie to social media- Instagram. Happy that stumbled upon you and your blog! You keep it real and I love your fashion style. When I was in my 20’s there wasn’t much info or selection. THANK YOU, great job! Michelle

  34. April 4, 2014 9:48 am

    Loving the blog, all the way from the uk was trying to email to ask you something but i cant find your email address xx thanks

  35. Alice permalink
    April 22, 2014 10:16 am

    Hi,
    I am currently writing my dissertation and it is based on plus-size fashion. Basically I am investigating the availability of plus-size clothing and if the market is finally being catered to by retailers. However, the question is rather controversial and asks if the promotion of plus size clothing affects the plus-size consumers overall well being. So far, this has been proved wrong through secondary research and through focus groups I have conducted. I was wondering if you could answer a 5 minute questionnaire as a part of this research that will help further investigate the plus-size market and the affects it is having on consumers.
    Kind Regards,
    Alice
    P.s great blog x

    Question 1: Tell us who you are, what your favourite brand is and why?
    Question 2: Do you think there is a lot of choice out there for the plus size consumer both on the high-street and online?
    Question 3: Can you think of any campaigns involving plus-size brands?
    Question 4: Simply Be is a plus size brand that offers stylish clothing ‘exclusively’ to sizes 14-32 women. Do you think this is a positive portrayal of plus size?
    Question 5. Retailer Evans sponsored London plus-size fashion weekend in February, what are your initial thoughts on this?
    Question 6: Do you think you are easily influenced by advertisements in the media?
    Exercise 3/Question 7: (Images of Debenhams size 16 mannequins are shown) What are your opinions on the size 16 mannequins Debenhams have recently added to their store?
    Question 8: What are your general impressions of the styles available in plus size?
    Question 9: Do you have difficulties finding styles you like that fit well?
    Question 10: Obesity is on the rise in the UK. Do you think retailers are influencing obesity rates by providing more plus size ranges than ever before?

  36. May 29, 2014 8:03 pm

    Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Thanks

  37. fernanda permalink
    June 25, 2014 9:42 am

    rebeca amei seu blog

  38. Sarah permalink
    August 5, 2014 8:51 pm

    Hi there! My name is Sarah and I had read through some of your posts and I must say they are incredible and quite uplifting! I was wanting to know how I could subscribe to your blog posts whenever you update? You’re beautiful!

  39. August 29, 2014 6:39 am

    Stumbled across your blog by accident and it’s the best thing I’ve read in a while, been up half the night reading it! You are an amazing woman and I’m inspired to start being more myself and start wearing all those dresses I bought but never had the guts to wear because of my big body and chunky legs. Thank you so much. I look forward to your future posts. :)

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