Say Something

It’s almost time for the Austin City Limits festival again. Last year was my first time going and I had a blast. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by but I am excited to say that I will be attending ACL again this year. I don’t know how I’m going to pull…

Conquering Sleep Apnea Part 2

My last post ended with me finding out that I did indeed have sleep apnea and that there were a few options available to me for treatment. This post is a lot more technical in nature but I feel it’s necessary for those who are about to go through the process. It’s a sticky situation…

New’ish’ Clothes on the Cheap

Let’s face it, plus size clothing is so expensive! Especially if you shop at the main stores, you know which ones I’m referring to. Unfortunately, cheaper options don’t always carry the range of sizes I need. So, while I love to splurge every once in a while, on most occasions it’s just not an option…

You Ain’t Your Weight Interview

I had the honor and privilege to be part of Jenna Free’s Speaker Series for You Ain’t Your Weight. I was one of 21 speakers who got to share my thoughts on body positivity because my ultimate goal has always been to love the body I’m in right now, no matter the size. Jenna’s vision…

Lashes for Days

For the past few years, I’ve been very serious about my makeup. Somewhere along the line I felt that since I had on extra weight, everything else needed to top notch to compensate for it. That meant flawless makeup, hair and fashion. The problem is, that isn’t always realistic. Especially since being a mom. Looking like…

Ready to Ditch the Diet?

Imagine waking up tomorrow feeling comfortable in your own skin, knowing you are worthy and perfect just the way you are. Imagine having a positive relationship with food; no more stress, no more tension, just enjoyment and nourishment. As an advocate for self-love and true happiness I have talked to many who have found that diets…

#MomLife

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a sugar addict. I love sweets and chocolate. I enjoy indulging everyday. It’s usually not much but I’ll have a handful or two of candy or a couple of cookies. However, this urge increases during my time of the month. That’s when I get crazy about chocolate. I crave it…

A Plus Sized Vacation True Review

Well, we all made it back in one piece. Hallelujah we survived! There were times when it got real rough. Traveling anywhere with a toddler is no cup of tea. You can tell it took its toll by how long I’ve had to recuperate before writing this. Nevertheless, I now know what tactics did and…

I Have a Limit

I realize this is a body positive blog and I constantly encourage others to love themselves right where they are. That will never change. I personally work hard every day to find joy in my current size. However, I do have a limit and I don’t think anything’s wrong with that. There’s no doubt that…

Dreaming of CurvyCon

When I started this blog, I wanted to really be immersed in the plus size community. That meant seeking out like minded bloggers, publications and designers. One of my recent goals is to build my Instagram following. My handle is @jillianhailey if you want to give me a follow. While scrolling through and looking for…

I Looked Into the Mirror Yesterday

The bathroom of our apartment features a large mirror that spreads across a his and her sink set. It is directly across from our shower. This means every time I take a shower, the mirror is right there next to me as I slip off my clothes and step in. For many people, this might…

Target Swimsuit Try-On

In my Thighs and Lows Blog Facebook Group, I have been sharing a series of swimsuit try-ons. In the past, I really dreaded swimsuit season. That meant I had to face the facts, that I didn’t have a body I was proud to show off. Every time I left a  dressing room, I was more…