GOODBYE BLOG LIKE CRAZY: WHAT I LEARNED OVER THE LAST 30 DAYS

Dosvedanya! Mahalo! Adios! Ciao! Au Revoir! Good Bye! Today is the last day of the Blog Like Crazy Challenge. And I can’t say that I am mad at it. Writing a blog post each day is exhausting but also rewarding. And I wouldn’t trade what I learned for anything. Here’s what writing for 30 days […]

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self-care sunday

Sundays are my favorite day of the week. How I spend my Sunday often dictates how the rest of my week will go. Sundays are time for self-care. Everyone should practice self-care in order to stay sane and healthy. While our self-care routines may vary, the important thing is that you do something for yourself. […]

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Black Friday Deals You can’t pass Up on eloquii

There’s still time. Eloquii has extended its Black Friday sale until midnight. So, head to http://www.eloquii.com now to get some great plus size deals. If you haven’t heard of Eloquii (I don’t know where you have been), you are missing out. The brand originally started out online but now has a few stores. The stores […]

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A Few of Sizable Chic’s Favorites

Today, as I sat and relaxed on the couch, I perused The Oprah Magazine’s list of Favorite Things. I decided to put together a list of a few of Sizable Chic’s Favorites because after all, Fridays are for Favorite Things.  1.  The Original Slap by Grace Eleyae.  These satin-lined caps help keep moisture in your hair. […]

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THAnk you 2020

Despite the craziness of this year, there is so much this year brought that for which I am grateful. In the year of Coronavirus, I became a little more adventurous in many areas – in the area of investing, in my writing, and in general. INVESTING I decided to start investing in stocks. This wasn’t […]

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ABOUT ME

Hello, I’m LaKisha, the woman behind Sizable Chic where I encourage everyday women to live a sizable chic life one outfit, one dish, one trip, one word at a time. Come for the writing inspo and stay for the fashion tips and everything in between. Launched in 2014, Sizable Chic is my space to share […]

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Travel TuesdAY: WHat to DO WITH ALL THOSE PHOTOS

********************************THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN****************************** A REVIEW OF #SAAL-DIGITAL In today’s edition of Travel Tuesday, I am talking about what to do with all of those vacation photos you take. If you are anything like me, you probably take hundreds and hundreds (or thousands) of photos when you go on […]

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FINDING INSPIRATION ALL AROUND

As I prepare to write my 22nd post of the month, I search my mind, my notebook of ideas, and everywhere for inspiration. So, I thought today would be a great day to write about just that – where I find inspiration for blog posts and other writing projects. If you open your ears, your […]

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CLOSET CLEAN-OUT WITH THREDUP

About this time every year, I begin the daunting task of cleaning out my closets. Inevitably, there are plenty of items that I haven’t worn in a while and some that I never wore. And I am left wondering why I purchased them in the first place. You get it, don’t you? Before discovering thredUP, […]

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The Education of a Writer: Part Three – Podcasts

In this series, we have taken a look at how to kickstart our freelance writing career with See Jane Freelance. There’s still time to sign up for the course and don’t forget the discount I mentioned. You can read all about it by clicking here. Act fast, you have until December 1st to sign up.  We […]

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The WRITING JOURNEY: The EDUCATION OF A WRITER

MASTERCLASSES, ONLINE COURSES and PODCASTS: CUSTOMIZE YOUR DIY WRITING INTENSIVE Starting on your writing journey or need to reignite your passion? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of writing? But you don’t have the time or the funds to obtain an MFA? Well, that doesn’t mean that you can’t customize your DIY […]

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TRAVEL TUESDAY: HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS

Today I am starting a new series – Travel Tuesday – where I take you to some of my favorite vacation spots. Some places I will have had the pleasure of visiting but others are on my ‘Live It List!’ (I wish I could take credit for this phrase, but I heard someone say that […]

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Embrace YOUR TRUE COLOR: Be FASHIONABLY YOU

Recently, I listened to a Diversity and Inclusion discussion where the panelists recounted experiences throughout life or their career where someone tried to make them feel less than or as if they didn’t belong. One panelist discussed a theme that has informed much of her life. She talked about feeling as if she was in […]

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I NEED AN ‘ABOUT PAGE’ Because Mine Is Still Blank YEARS LATER

I have a confession. I have been blogging, off and on, for years. But my blog is missing a key piece. It doesn’t have an “About Page.” I know. I’m shaking my head too. Well, let me back up. it does have an “About Page.” It’s just blank. I have always known I needed an […]

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CURRENTLY (FINDING INSPIRATION)

I am glad it is Friday. It has been a long week. I am looking forward to getting some much-needed R&R and, hopefully, catching up on a few projects. I want to get back to writing my #bloglikecrazy posts ahead of time. Because I have been so busy and exhausted, I find myself running up […]

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WRITING AND A GROWTH MINDSET

In yesterday’s post, I talked about combating the imposter syndrome in my writing journey. You can read it here. Today, I attended a leadership meeting about the plans for next year, where we talked about how, as a leader, we should all have a growth mindset to lead into the future. It made me think […]

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COMBATING IMPOSTER SYNDROME ON MY WRITING JOURNEY

Hey you. Yes, you. Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like an imposter? Are you waiting for someone to find you out and tell you don’t belong? Do you think you aren’t smart enough or talented enough to take on whatever you want to do? If you answered yes, you are not alone. You […]

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Virtually THANKSGIVING: TIPS ON PLANNING A FUN VIRTUAL GATHERING

As I watch the news, stories of how the airlines have added additional flights to accommodate holiday travel abound. But Dr. Fauci warns of the likelihood of Coronavirus cases increasing drastically during the holiday season due to the cold weather. He even mentioned that he and his wife will be enjoying dinner at home alone […]

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Five. Four. Three. Two. ONe. Level UP – My Theme for 2020

I started 2020 with high hopes. I was so excited for this year. I expected it to be like any other year. But better. I was so excited about what the year could potentially bring that I felt the year needed a theme song. I wanted the theme song to be something that would be […]

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Kamala Harris: Why She WORE THE WHITE

On this Sunday afternoon, I am still floating from the announcement that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the 2020 president and vice president-elect. It has been a tumultuous Election week. Even though the president has vowed to fight this decision in court, my soul is glad it is over to a degree. Now, I […]

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Tools to Supercharge Your Writing Life

I consider myself a good writer. I made good grades in my English classes in high school and this led me to major in English in college. During my college years, I had my first Byline in a magazine, wrote for the college newspaper, served as an editor of a leadership journal, and wrote tons […]

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My Writing Life: What I Learned at the 2020 Flourish Writers Conference

As an aspiring freelance writer, I know that developing a writing habit is key to improving. I talk about it in my post here. But in addition to writing, continuing to learn is just as important. That is why in October, I attended the Flourish Writers Conference. The 6-day virtual conference aired free between Oct […]

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Becoming A WRITER WHO WRITES

Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to be a freelance writer. But I knew that it wouldn’t be easy. Full disclosure, initially, I was a writer who wrote on occasion. But then I became a writer who didn’t write. My full-time gig and life got in the way of my creativity. Even though I […]

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2020 In ONe WORD – UNCERTAINTY

HOW TO WORK ON LETTING IT GO As I sit at my desk this Wednesday afternoon and reflect on the events of this year, there is one word that sums up 2020 – uncertainty. There is uncertainty about the election, uncertainty about the Coronavirus, uncertainty about the economy, uncertainty about another stimulus package, uncertainty about […]

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Four Reasons Why You Want to Plan Your 2021 Travel Now

As we enter the 2nd to the last month in 2020, it is safe to say that I will not be fulfilling my vision board goal to travel internationally this year. Because of the RONA, I canceled a trip to Paris and London in July. I am bummed-out over missing out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. […]

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Embracing My Multi-Passionate Bad “A” Creative Self

In yesterday’s post, Ready, Set, Go…Blog Like Crazy, I discussed how my passions are re-ignited and the need to embrace my multi-passionate interests. I want to share my power and my authentic voice in the hope of inspiring my readers to ignite their power. You see I am a very passionate creative. I am an […]

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READY, SET, GO – BLOG LIKE CRAZY!

PASSIONS IGNITED: WHY I WRITE Can you believe it? It is November already. This year has been insane, to put it nicely. From the RONA to social unrest, 2020 has been a dumpster-sized load of dog poo set ablaze. And the flames will not die. And the stench is not going away. As I write […]

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EdGE Naturale Follicle Enhancer: A Sizable Chic Review

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. I recently received an email introducing me to Edge Naturale. The email asked if I would be willing to write a blog post in exchange for a sample of their follicle enhancer. To be honest, I am not a big “reviewer.” But after doing […]

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RARE DEPICTIONS of BLACK WOMEN in FILM: A Look at BLACK PANTHER and Why it Matters

It has been two years since Black Panther roared into movie theaters and unapologetically exclaimed, “Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud.” With a predominately black cast in a myriad of skin tones that were splendidly dark chocolat’ (pronounced cho-co-lot), the movie is a conversation on what is and what could be the black […]

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BECOMING…

Just over two weeks ago, Netflix released “Becoming,” a documentary that takes you behind the scenes of Michelle Obama’s book tour. I couldn’t wait to see it because I am still a little sad I missed the actual tour. I wanted to be there and experience the joy and gleam some of that inspiration she […]

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A Look Back at a Whirlwind of a Month…Otherwise Known as October

Can I tell you how much I love the month of October? The cool weather, football, pumpkins, comfort food, sweaters, halloween candy, food festivals and so much more.   There was so much packed into October 2019 that it is starting to run together. So I wanted to take the time to share some of […]

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Forgetting the Distractions and Falling Back in Love

With the change in seasons, my mind always starts to think of all the things I wanted to do but didn’t get done. When Spring comes, I obviously think of rebirth and renewal and when summer ushers in, I think of the extra long days and all the things I could do in that extra […]

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You Can Start Again: Happy Blogiversary!

Every anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect. Celebrate another year. Celebrate the fact that you made it through. It’s a time to reflect. Reflect on what you did and how you did it.  It’s also an opportunity to hit the reset button and make new commitments. So I am doing just that. I […]

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Fresh Squeezed: Feeling fresh and perky in my Eva Mendes dress

Each time I wear this dress, I get plenty of compliments. I’ve worn it to work and it makes me feel so feminine and empowered. I call it my June Cleaver dress because it reminds me of the character on Leave it to Beaver. The wise, sophisticated homemaker that did it all while looking fierce. […]

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Spring’s Must Haves

  Welcome to Spring. Time to renew…restore…rejuvenate your mind, your body, your soul and of course your wardrobe. But where do you start? All those warm weather clothes are hogging your closet and your dresser drawers runneth over. You don’t have anywhere to put your latest trends. Add these hot looks to your collection.   […]

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Spring-Cleaning: Making Room for the Latest Trends

It’s amazing how much stuff one person collects over a lifetime…over a season for that matter. Because I love the ever-changing world of fashion, I admit I do like to shop and stay current on trends. I try to add just a few key pieces each season. Actually, check out some of the hottest trends […]

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Cast A Spell: Last Minute Halloween Look

Ghouls and goblins…witches and fairies, it is time to celebrate the spookiest day of the year! I will admit, I am not a big Halloween person but I do love the costumes and the candy and I like a good party. So when the Fairmont Hotels – San Francisco contacted me and asked me to […]

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Magic City Sip & Shop: October 28, 2015

Disclosure: I have been asked to cover this upcoming event in exchange for entry, however all opinions expressed are my own.  What are you doing next Wednesday? Need to unwind and get ready for the weekend? Want to have some fun with your girls?  Still looking for that Classic outfit? Then come out to the […]

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4 Fall Must Haves

  Fall officially began last week and the weather made a subtle shift from dry and hot to cooler and damp. One day my friends and I were debating whether it was time to pull out the boots to actually donning a pair of booties the next (and it was well warranted.) So with the […]

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Saturday Shenanigans: Same Old Chic Different Day

If you know me, you know that it is rare that I dress down. But since I was running a few quick errands today, I decided to go for a really relaxed look. After spying this “Same Old Chic Different Day” graphic tee in Macy’s and copping it for under $6.00, I had to find […]

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MAXImum Effect: The Benefits of a Maxi Dress

Sometimes the rain can cause you to change your plans and even your outfit. But this look is so effortless that not even the rain would keep me from wearing it. I love maxi dresses for a number of reasons and I wanted to share why you should too. #4 Coverage If you want to […]

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A Night with a Cover Model: Celebrating a Fellow “Jane”

Last year I started on this blogging journey and along the way, I have met some fantastic women. And to think it all started with a group named See Jane Write. The group is designed to inspire and empower the female writer/blogger/entrepreneur. The bonus is that you get to connect with like-minded creatives who support […]

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The 3rd Piece is Key: Elevate your style with this simple tip (Part Deux)

So I have mentioned this before but one of the things anyone can do to elevate their style is to add that third piece. Adding a “third” piece pulls your look together. It makes you look complete and gives you style credibility. This is the reason that some retailers have their associates employ this simple […]

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