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There’s no place like the South and these southern plus size bloggers are ready to show us just that! Atlanta, one of our favorite southern gems, is one of the most happening cities in the USA. Besides being the HQ of The Curvy Fashionista and CNN, Atlanta boasts things like the Atlanta Beltline (22 miles of urban renewal, following railroad tracks!), the National Center of Civil and Human Rights and incredible restaurants and culture!
While we will be writing more about things to do in ATL as the TCF Style Expo, gets closer. In the meantime, let’s talk about some of our favorite plus size bloggers who call the south home!
14 Southern Plus Size Bloggers To Watch
Geeked to be featured in @hunyrocks amazing project, the @americanwomanproject! Along with this shoot, we did a fun video interview and talked about life as a woman of color in America… and the many layers we have. Thank you Huny! Im rocking @grass_fields fir this shoot with @lanebryant shoes! #americanwomanproject #TCFStyle #psootd #instaplussize #bbbg #goldenconfidence #mystylishcurves
I mean, DUH! Naturally we had to kick off with Marie, one of the OG plus size southern bloggers. While she’s located in Atlanta now, Marie hails from the West Coast. Marie and her dog, Mocha, love being in Atlanta. When she’s not writing and building her empire, Marie can be found taking Mocha for a walk in downtown ATL or checking airfares for an international getaway.
Crystal is the founder of Society of Harlow, and blogs about music, fashion and fitness. This Atlanta-based blogger rocks bold and bright patterns.
Hailing from PA, Crystal said this about living in Atlanta, “Atlanta is bold, vibrant, historic, and revolutionary! From the civil rights movement to southern hip hop, Atlanta is the home of groundbreaking talent and movements. What I love most about Atlanta is its unapologetic display of how multifaceted and diverse the city and its people can be. For example, one day you can do yoga while listening to trap music in the park and the next marching down Peachtree protesting a social injustice. Atlanta is filled with movers, shakers, dreamers, and doers, you don’t have to fit into one mold from fashion, music, art, and lifestyle!”
Happy Tattoos-day! Today on the blog is a quick story about my most commented on tattoo: my bobby pin. No, I’m not actually a hairdresser. Honestly I’m terrible at doing my hair. Check out the link in the bio to read about why I’m adorned with this little accessory ??? . . . . . #chubbystruggles #effyourbeautystandards #whatfatgirlsactuallywear #cuteaf360 #alternativecurves #honormycurves #celebratemysize #plusisequal #plussizefashion #bigandblunt #bodypositive #psblogger #asoscurve #tattoosday #houstonphotography
You can feel Alex’s infectious and bright energy just scrolling through her Instagram and blog, Chubby Struggles. She blogs about business, travel, mental health – and, of course, – plus size fashion! Alex is a proud Houstonian, saying, “There’s never a dull moment here! I’m still discovering new restaurants and events.” Alex is also working on growing the plus community in Houston, and is co-hosting “Clutch City Curves: Fancy Fat Party” on June 16 with Londen Underwood!
While the fellas out here are rocking grey sweats catching eyes, I’m gonna rock this grey jumpsuit from @simplybeusa to catch some too. Check out my latest post featuring looks from @simplybeusa Athleisure collection. – – – – – #tcfstyle #prettypluspep #goldenconfidence #mystylishcurves #plusmodelmag #celebratemysize #boldqueen #bbbg #plussizeblogger #plussizestyle #plussizefashion #simplybe #althleisure
Ok so we might be a little biased with this one since Pepper is the Social Media Manager for TCF Style Expo BUT she is so fabulous that we can’t have this list without her. When Pepper isn’t making athleisure look couture, she can be found sharing her fashion forward views on Pretty Plus Pep.
Triena Deniese is an “ATL Shawty Blogger,” whose photos make me ready to go to the beach! I especially love how Triena mixes patterns! “Living in Atlanta is the perfect blend for the true southern belle who has big city dreams!” says Triena. “Being an ATLien gives me the fast-pace lifestyle that I love for my career, but peace and tranquility is always within arms reach the minute I step outside of the city limits. It’s truly the best of both worlds!”
Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA for the past few days. I’ve been dealing with some things that I can’t discuss just yet, and haven’t been able to dedicate much time to Instagram this week! . . I promise that as soon as I’m able to share what’s up with me, I will! In the meantime, I just have to brag on the sweet man in this picture. My husband is the sweetest and kindest man I’ve ever known (along with my dad). He is my rock and support system on even the toughest days, and I feel like I can tackle anything that comes my way with him by my side. . . And because I know you’ll ask… this dress is from @lanebryant. I love it so much I wrote an entire blog post about it. I just checked & most sizes are still in stock. You can read all about the dress & shop at the link in my profile. Please note that the links to shop in the blog post are affiliate links and I will receive a small percentage if you purchase (at no cost to you). The affiliate $ helps me offset the cost of running the blog & I appreciate you using these links when you purchase items I recommend. ? . . I’ve also got several exciting packages that I’m looking forward to unboxing and sharing with you! From @diaandco @lanebryant @eloquii and @universalstandard! Now, next week the weather’s supposed to be in the 70s so I’ll finally be able to wear all the new gear! In the meantime, be on the lookout for an unboxing in my IG stories! ??? . . . . . #plusfashion #plussizefashion #fatshion #effyourbeautystandards #plusblogger #curves #psblogger #psootd #thriftplusstyle #psfashion #celebratemysize #fullfiguredfashion #plusmodelmag #goldenconfidence #tcfstyle #plusisequal #stylehasnosize #andigetdressed #plusisequal #boldncurvy #stylebeyond22 #the24plus #bopo #honormycurves #superfatsunite #thepluslife #lanebryant #lanestyle #savannahgeorgia
Miranda is the Kentucky-based blogger behind The Plus Life Blog, where she shares posts on interior and home design, business and plus size fashion. She and her hubby just bought their first house, so I’ll be glued to her IG Stories, seeing how she updates it!
On living in Kentucky, Miranda shared, “Kentucky’s charm is all about its people. There is a special sense of warmth and hospitality that is unmatched. People genuinely have an interest in one another’s lives and care deeply for one another,” she says. “Family is everything here and friends are considered family too. Not to mention… we have the best fried chicken, bourbon, horses and college basketball you could want.”
"Give a girl the right skirt and she can take over the world" . . . . #talltalesbyramonao #tallgirls #tallanddope #tallwomen #honormycurves #celebratemysize #effyourbeautystandards #glamazon #styleinspiration #fashionforwardplus #tcfstyle #bbbg #outfitoftheday #shoeoftheday #andigetdressed #currentlywearing #fashionaddict #womensstyle #plussizefashion #plus_isamust #stylehasnosize #plusmodelmag #mystylishcurves #ootd #fashionbombdaily
Ramona is a blogger from Atlanta over at Ramona O. She’s also the creator of #TallAndDope, a hashtag that celebrates tall babes! I love her glamorous style! On living in ATL, Ramona says, “I love living in Atlanta because I’m a native of city & love seeing the constant evolution of ATL. I believe legends are made in Atlanta & I’m striving to be one of them!”
Today is World Blood Cancer Day. Like many of you, I never knew it was a thing. However, after being diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (a blood disease) on December 21, 2017, I know without a doubt that it is a thing. Prayers and much love to all the warriors, survivors, angels and supporters. Remember, ALL FAITH, NO FEAR! . . Click the link in the bio to read more about the beginning of this life changing crisis. . . #PhatGirlFresh #multiplemyeloma #worldbloodcancerday #cancer #styledivlife #empoweredwomen #life #bloggerlife #blogger #bloggerstyle #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizefashionista #plussizebeauty #plussizeblogger #queen #queenshit #plusmodelmag #goldenconfidence #plusisamust
Did you know that Maui B from Phat Girl Fresh and Marie are sister? I totally kid but don’t they favor in that “OMG they are both gorgeous goddesses” kind of way? Maui B is one fierce woman period. She’s out here battling cancer and looking fly while doing it. We are 100% here for this!
⭐️As every year passes, I feel like I embrace my roots as a southern gal more and more. When I first moved to Los Angeles I got this Texas tattoo to remind me of my roots. I thought, “this will make sure I never go back to Texas”. I did go back. I fell in love. I found amazing friendships. I found my calling. One of my favorite quotes ever is an old Yiddish proverb “Man plans, God Laughs”. ✨ I’m laughing too! My beautiful dress is @draperjames by way of @eloquii and my hat is borrowed from a friend. ❤️ ________________________________________#eloquiixdraperjames #draperjames #dallasblogger #dallasstyle #xoq #psootd #abmlifeiscolorful #communityoverxompetition
Rosey is a plus size actress, photographer and blogger behind RoseyBeeme. She moved to Dallas, TX, from Los Angeles, and fell in love with the city. “There’s a rich history when it comes to Dallas style,” says Rosey. “It’s no secret its the birthplace of Neiman Marcus and home to many a Mary Kay lady, but the diverse creatives who have roots in this city are what make it a great place today.”
So I know, I know…I didn’t give y’all any Valentine’s Day looks this year but honestly today is better than yesterday anyways because all the candies are 50% off! That means I can get all the Reese’s Hearts for the low! So along with what I like to call Reese’s Piece Appreciation Day, I am giving y’all a NEW BLOG post over on the blog. Hit the link in my bio to check out “Reese’s Pieces.” ???#thecurvygirlchronicles
Tierra is living her best life in Atlanta, where she blogs on The Curvy Girl Chronicles. She describes Atlanta as “a mini melting pot.”
Tierra continued on, talking about the amazing people in ATL: “Whatever you love to do you can find a community here for it. If you like art, fashion, sports, politics, are a photographer, an entertainer, you are a foodie, whatever, there is something in Atlanta for you do. Even though I wasn’t born here, Atlanta is my second home and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Grace and beauty are definitely characteristic of Jeniese! She has an effortless ease that goes into her looks that makes it so you just want her to create a look book of her entire wardrobe!
the heat is rising a little more every day and i can feel the warm sun on my skin. it makes me so happy! pool weather is right around the corner and i’ve partnered with @swimsuitsforall to bring a lotta sass to the swim game in this @gabifresh bikini. join me at the beach, would ya? ?? #ad #swimsuitsforall • • • • • #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeblogger #plussizestyle #swimwear #summer
Natalie of Natalie Means Nice calls Dallas, Texas home. She’s blogger and model, who could also be considered a “vlogger” via her Instagram Stories! Natalie posts a lot about her dogs, travel, and living your best life!
On living in Dallas, Natalie shared, “I love that Dallas is a hub for so many kinds of people. Also, there are so many different kinds of art, music, food are everywhere you turn!”
happy ? day! to help y’all get through the rest of the week i am sharing my #WCW with y’all! • 1. mother nature ? this atl weather is BEAUTIFUL today. please don’t leave us again, my heart & heating bill can’t take it. k? k. 2. @dontayabobb owner of the fabulous online store @donslaya_ where this ? skirt originated. she is the definition of a boss & inspires me oh so much. y’all check her out! 3. @amarimonster @joremarshall & @freakin_noelle these are the thick babes that KILLED it at #Beychella & they’re just so freaking beautiful! it’s so encouraging to see women out here grinding & making history! ????? • who are y’all crushing on this week? tag them below! ??
There is something about the SOUTH, because all of these bloggers radiate an incredible amount of, well, joy! The joy of Gess (“Jess with a G”) is palpable in her pictures. You can follow her style adventures over at Gess Flyy!
Nikki Free Style
All any girl needs, at any timr in history, is simple velvet and basic diamonds! Happy Thursday #Freehive! This @eloquii dress is a favorite of mine! Next time I will add a shirt underneath or an oversized sweater on top for a different repurposed look. Maximizing my wardrobe is a 2018 and beyond goal! #NikkiFreeStyle
I’m a little obsessed with Nikki’s branding! She describes herself as “The Stylish Life & Times of a Slightly Bougie Black Girl,” and she calls Atlanta home! NikkiFree Style really shows different styles for different times of the week. From brunch looks to office and business wear, she’s got it all!
Nikki loves Atlanta, saying, “Atlanta is the center of Black culture and success in America, and the #1 reason I love living here. In 1971, Ebony Magazine declared Atlanta as the “Black Mecca of the South,” and that has been true ever since. African-American success in business, entertainment and politics is evident in Atlanta and I love being immersed in it all.From Bankhead to Buckhead, you can see the amazing influence Black culture has had on this great city, and the cost of living is still very affordable as well.”
Do you ever read someone’s Instagram bio and think, “OMG be my friend?” That’s how I felt reading AP’s! She describes herself as a “Brilliantly basic mom, wife, mental health advocate and self proclaimed plus size fashionista.” She’s also 1/3 of Fluffy Girl Tribe, a plus size collective based in the South!
These bloggers have me itching to visit the South!!
Did we miss any plus size southern bloggers? Who are you hoping to meet at the TCF Style Expo this August? Sound off in the comments!!
Reminder: Join us at the TCFStyle Expo from August 11-12. Marie Denee will also be leading a full day workshop on blogging, the Blogger Mastermind Day (getting into real and actionable solutions) on August 10! Purchasing a ticket for the Blogger Mastermind Day includes a VIP ticket to the Expo! There is a cap on these tickets so be sure to grab yours before they sell out!
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