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Las Vegas for the Curvy and Plus Size Woman

Las Vegas for the Curvy and Plus Size Woman

The first things that come to mind when I think of Las Vegas are pools surrounded young, thin, beautiful women in tiny bikinis being oogled by young men during the day and clubs filled with these same young women in skin tight dresses and sky high heels at night. In reality, Vegas is much more diverse than that.  The streets, casinos, restaurants, and pools are filled with people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Read More »

What to Wear for a Romantic Weekend in Vegas

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My husband and I will be making our annual visit to Vegas in October so deciding what to wear has been on my mind for weeks; ok maybe months. It’s the only trip we take without the family, so planning a fun and romantic trip is top priority. We usually stay at Excalibur since it’s close to New York New York and MGM, but this time we decided to treat ourselves and will be staying at Treasure Island. We had such a blast at Kahunaville last time, we wanted to stay close by. Oh, and this time we’re actually staying two weekends in a row; my husband will fly in and out for work. This trip is our opportunity to decompress and have some fun as a couple, so we’re planning on taking in Zumanity and Beacher’s Madhouse; Zumanity is a must for an couple spending the weekend in Vegas – check it out if you haven’t seen it! Top off those plans with some sight-seeing and fine dining and we have the perfect weekend. This great mix of activities requires some fabulous fashion. Since finding stylish plus size clothes can be challenging any day, I started my search early ... Read More »

Conference Style: What to Wear in Vegas in the Fall

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The whole idea of traveling to a conference is enough to make many plus size women nervous and if Vegas is the destination, it can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. I’ve made this trip several times now and can give you some tips on what to wear and how to get there comfortably. Vegas is a blast no matter your size if you go prepared. I’m heading to Vegas in October for my annual trip to Pubcon. It’s a marathon 4 days of learning, networking, and partying. And walking – lots and lots of walking. Did I mention the walking? Pubcon is something you should train for, like a marathon. I don’t recommend taking a pedometer, it’s more likely to be discouraging versus motivating, especially after a couple days. The days start early and nights run late; it’s really better to focus on the overall experience versus the details of how many miles you’ve put in and how few hours of sleep you’ve had. Trust me, it’s all worth it or I wouldn’t go back year after year. This year, we’ll be staying at Treasure Island and the conference is at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Travel Let me ... Read More »

Tips for Flying as a Plus Size Woman

Tips for Flying When Plus Size

I’ll be the first to admit, having not flown for a number of years and gaining some extra curves, I was more than a little nervous about dealing with airline seats again after hearing all of the horror stories in the news. I searched for advice all over the web about how big seats were, how much could you potentially weigh and still fit in a seat belt, and what the deal was about these airlines making you buy a second seat. The reviews and advice were highly varying and left me feeling all the more anxious. Estimates of 16” to 17” wide seats made me ever so worried as a woman who carries much of her weight in her hips and bottom. So having braved the world of flights several times recently, I thought I’d share my real life, current airline experiences with you in hopes that it will help you be prepared and feel as comfortable as possible. First of all, let’s set the basic parameters that I’m speaking from in case you’re a new reader of Style Audacity. I’m a curvy pear shape overall with a typically mother of three tummy that just never quite rebounded, wearing ... Read More »