Bodequality Is Here!

Shopping can be an exercise in frustration for a Plus Sized person. Yes, there are brands out there that cater to Plus Size customers, (thank goodness for Arula and Torrid), but sometimes, you just want to go shopping with everyone else. It’s just annoying to stand by while everyone else shops... or making everyone wait… Continue reading Bodequality Is Here!


Style Staples: The Denim Jacket

What are the items in your wardrobe that you can't live without? What are the garments that are essential to the essence of YOU? What do you own in multiple silhouettes and colors? What are the icons that everyone looks fantastic in and everyone should own? In my Style Staples series, I hope to convince… Continue reading Style Staples: The Denim Jacket


Arula: New Store Name, Same Great Experience

The surprise is out… as of today, A’Beautiful Soul is now Arula. The Mid-Size and Plus Size sister brand of Altar'd State has been hinting of a change on the horizon for a few weeks. Well, the website has been launched and storefronts have been rebranded to reflect the new moniker. The marketing team is… Continue reading Arula: New Store Name, Same Great Experience


Plus Size Clothing Review: Target Designer Collab 2021

Summer is almost upon us, and that means dress season is here! I always prefer wearing a breezy sundress or a smart day dress over shorts and a tee shirt. Dresses are simple and more flattering for my figure, keeping me cooler in the sweltering Midwest humidity. For some time now, Target has been collaborating… Continue reading Plus Size Clothing Review: Target Designer Collab 2021

Other Stuff

Here’s to Two Years!

Two years ago today, Forty Fat and Fabulous was launched! What once felt like an absurd idea... a thing my friends kept encouraging me to do, but I was quite terrified to begin... has become a passionate source of pride. I mean, may never have national recognition or followers in the thousands, but this little… Continue reading Here’s to Two Years!