CeCe’s Plus Size Black Friday Picks



So, at this very moment I’m sitting in my apartment in a fuzzy robe, with a cup of coffee and my laptop– yup, that’s how I do Black Friday.

I’ve come across some really cute items on sale, so I’m going to share them here with you in case you want to save money without leaving the house!

Here are some of my Black Friday picks:

Plus Size Black Friday Picks

Bloomingdales Big Brown Sale: Nic & Zoe Wide Leg Pants

Plus Size Wide Leg Pants


Bloomingdales Big Brown Sale: Faux Leather Leggings 

plus size leather leggings leather back


Eloquii: Promo Code BASH 50% Off Entire Purchase + $50 Towards Your Next Purchase

plus size chic coat


ASOS: Promo Code BLESSED 30% Off Everything

Mermaid Plus Size Sequin Dress


Kate Spade: Up to 70% Off Here


cece olisa kate spade plus size


Other sales you might want to check out:


Six Trendy Plus Size Coats


When I moved to NYC from California, the only coat I could find in my size was a boxy blue peacoat. It was hideous and made me feel like a boy when I wore it. I am so glad those days are over and there are more options for cute, trendy, stylish plus size coats *praise hands emoji*

This year, I’m all about coats in classic colors and coats with beautiful collars.

Once winter hits, my coat is the outfit I wear the most, so I like to have a few options and I make them good, here’s my 2015 round up of six trendy plus size coats.

Six Trendy Plus Size Coats

Coat: SimplyBe | Pants: Eloquii | Booties: SimplyBe

So, my coat collection is complete with:

a classic black coat that I can wear with anything

a cropped coat that I can wear with full skirts and dresses

a printed coat because coat season can get boring and drab

coats with great collars, because they make me feel like a lady

a coat with a fur collar, because that’s glamorous and fun!

a cloak/cape style coat because it just looks so chic

With that list in mind, here’s the collection I’ve put together. 
6 Trendy Plus Size Coats PlusSizeprincess.com

1.) Eloquii  2.) Eloquii 3.) ASOS 4.) ASOS 5.) Hey Gorgeous! 6.) Hey Gorgeous! 

Related: Six Plus Size Motorcycle Jackets (Genuine & Faux Leather)


How to Stick with Your Workouts During the Holidays



I know I don’t need to explain to you how easy it is to skip workouts during the holidays– augh. It’s getting dark and cold pretty quickly here in NYC, so when I look out the window or step outside I just want to run back inside and hibernate. Not to mention my schedule between Thanksgiving and Christmas is just bananas.

In the PSP Squad facebook group, some of my girls were asking for tips to stay healthy during the holidays.

I don’t think it’s fair to try and overhaul your whole lifestyle during the holidays, so I’m not going to suggest anything extreme, but we can do our best to maintain where we are during the holidays, right?

So here are four things to help us get our holiday workouts in, regardless of our party schedule, the temperature or the wind factor outside.

Bust A Midday Move
Darkness is a gym buzz kill for me, so my normal 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. workouts aren’t as appealing. I just can’t seem to hop out of bed when my alarm goes off if it’s still pitch black outside. And, at night, when I’m done with work (and the lack of sunlight makes it feel like 10 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.), it can be super hard to motivate and go straight to the gym. With the limited daylight that we have in winter affecting my typical exercise times, I’ve been slipping workouts in during my lunch break when bright sunshine makes a trip to the gym more inviting.

If your gym is close to your work, make your lunch break a brisk walk on the treadmill or a half hour in the weight room.

Practice Evening Yoga
With so many online yoga videos available, it’s nice to come home, light my favorite candles, roll out my mat, and do some back bends in my living room. Practicing yoga in the evening has become something I look forward: I get to skip the gym and retreat to my cozy apartment, where I get to set the mood and get my body moving. An extra bonus is that I sleep like a baby afterward.

If, like me, you find your workout motivation waning, consider skipping the 90-minute yoga class that most studios offer and instead head home and pop in a DVD that gets your heart rate up. Even if you only put in 25 minutes, that’s something.

Take Advantage Of Extra Time
I’ve started to think of my winter workouts as a reserve for the summer workouts I am bound to skip when there are so many fun things and events that get in the way of my regimen. Now that the holidays are over, I dont have a calendar chock-full of social engagements, but once Memorial Day comes around, I know my outings will pick up again in a big way. Since I know it’s often easier for me to skip the gym in favor of rooftop cocktails, I try to take advantage of the winter’s slower social scene. Maybe that’s why they say summer bodies are made in winter?

It’s helpful to think of your free nights as opportunities to get a workout in, no matter what kind. This takes some self-discipline, to be sure, but you’ll feel less guilty about the workout you skip when the nice weather hits. 

Shake It Up
I always sign up for a new class during the winter. Something new and exciting kind of tricks my mind into looking forward to my workouts. Plus, if there’s a specific schedule (say, the class is once a week on Tuesday nights), then I keep the appointment, and if I’ve paid a little extra for the class, I definitely make sure my money is well spent by not skipping. Find something that requires some kind of commitment. This may mean signing up for a class in advance online or registering for a special month-long ride pass at your local cycling studio. If you’ve put money toward it and it’s new to you, you won’t likely miss it because you “don’t feel like working out.”

Treating ourselves for good work can do amazing things for mind and body. If this means investing in a pricey gym membership, great. If it means running a leisurely bubble bath following a soothing yoga workout, I say go for it. Whatever keeps you going this winter and makes you feel strong and fit is worth it.

Best of Both Worlds

If you want to stay inside where its warm, shake things up and shake things up with new workout.  Then you’re in luck because I’m doing two livestream #PSPfit WERKshop classes. I’ll be in a dance studio with some girls here in NYC and we always have a good time. The class is for all levels, I’ll teach you modifications and its a great way to get some extra workouts in before Thanksgiving. You can sign up here for both sessions.

CeCe Olisa Plus Size Workout Video


Plus Size Fashion ♥ Three Fall Outfits


Before we jump into today’s post, have you heard that theCURVYcon is coming back for 2016? There’s a private pre-sale starting tomorrow and its exclusively for CurvyVIP’s

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A CURVYVIP! For this look book, I threw together a few easy looks with some of the new fall plus size fashion items that I’m loving. This is a Saturday brunch look for me. Something super relaxed, cute and cozy. This sweatshirt is cut a little shorter than I expected so instead of looking like Whinnie the Pooh, I layered a denim button down under it. I’d also tuck this sweatshirt into a skirt for a more vintage look. These ankle booties are everything! Easy to wear, great color… perfect! CeCe Olisa Plus Size Darling SweatshirtSweatshirt: Eloquii | Denim Shirt: Talbots | Jeans: Torrid | Booties: SimplyBe This is a simple look for when I have to take meetings. It’s classic and the pencil skirt is 100% stretchy so it doesn’t feel restrictive! I’d also rock this look with wide calf boots! Plus Size Houndstooth SkirtTurtle Neck: Lane Bryant | Houndstooth Skirt: FTF | Black Heels: SimplyBe I’m giving culottes a try this season too. When it gets super cold, I’ll put fishnets or textured tights underneath them. I rarely wear all black, but this simple look would be perfect for dinner. The grey coat made me feel like a had a subtle pop of color without going the obvoius red/pink direction like I normally would, ya know? Plus Size Military Coat Turtle Neck: Lane Bryant | Culottes: Eloquii | Military Coat: SimplyBe | Heels: SimplyBe CLICK HERE TO BECOME A CURVYVIP!


Dear CeCe: I’m Confident, Single & Struggling. Help!


Hi CeCe!

I have a question/need some advice. I’m having a hard time because I’ve fought so hard for the confidence I have, but the fact that I’ve never had a boyfriend is making me feel sort of undesirable!

I’ve never really had the confidence to have boyfriend but now I do and I’d really like that experience!

I’m wondering what I can do/where I can go to meet someone. I’m just not sure what to do! I’m going to be 21 soon and I’d love to find someone to share things and experiences with!

Any advice you can give would be so awesome. 


Hi J,

First of all, I love that you’re telling me that you have confidence– do you know how rare and special that is? To boldly say “I’m Confident” is huge and its going to play a key role in your dating journey.

When you said not having a boyfriend was making you feel a bit “undesirable”, my heart broke a little– I know its easy to feel like being in a relationship is the ultimate validation. Trust me, I’ve felt like that before– but it is 100% not true.

Who cares if you’re single?! an unclaimed diamond is still a diamond, ya know?

Who Cares if Youre Single Diamons

Just pinky promise me you’re not going to allow being single to break your confidence, okay? *I’m holding pinky to the screen*

Okay, so back to your question. I’ve dated guys that I met in a variety of places including:

  • The pool
  • The Gym
  • The Office
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Beach
  • The Club
  • The Bar
  • The Subway
  • The Internet
  • etc.

You know what all of those places had in common? …Me!

I was there, being me, doing my thing and guys approached me. That can happen anywhere, trust me.

So, if you ask me where to meet guys (or girls) I feel silly giving you advice on places to go, but what I know for sure is “wherever you go, there you are”.

The confidence that you mentioned having? That’s the thing that will instantly make any location a good place to meet guys. Because people don’t approach us because they feel its the right environment, they approach us because they see something so attractive in us that they need to know more.

That’s why I made you hold your hand to the computer screen and pinky promise me that you wouldn’t let being single ruin your confidence (wait– you did hold your pink to the screen, right?).

If you start feeling down on yourself because you’re single, then you’ll be giving up on the very thing that will attract the right person to you. Does that make sense?

Instead of being down on yourself about your relationship status. Take your confidence and go do what you love to do. Dance Class, Batting Cages, 5K Race… go do it confidently and keep me posted on who you meet along the way.



p.s. Please Read this post where I go in deeper on what to do while we’re single. It will give you a even more advice :-)


Exciting News!!



Exciting news…

I’m happy to share with you that I officially have a book project in the works!

So many of you have been encouraging me to write a book based on this blog and now it’s happening.

This book project will not happen overnight, but it is happening.

It’s actually a little early in the game for me to share this with you, but I’m spilling the beans early for three very specific reasons.

Don’t Bang on Locked Doors: There was a time when I thought a book was the next logical step for me; during that time I pitched my book idea and I got turned down… a lot! So I put that idea on pause, I worked on other dreams (#PSPfit, theCURVYcon, my YouTube channel). I began making plans to self-publish a book in 2016 and after I wrote “publish book” down as part of my plan for the year, this opportunity popped into my email inbox. I stopped banging on locked doors, shifted my focus to other dreams and now the very same doors that were locked to me are opening up with ease.

If you have a dream/vision for yourself and it isn’t happening right away, its okay to place it on the back burner while you chase after other passions. Sometimes it’s just about timing.

Thank You: The only reason I considered taking Plus Size Princess and creating a book is because you guys suggested it over and over in emails and comments. So, thank you for pushing and encouraging me!
The Fun Part: I have the freedom to write anything I want, so I want this book to be for us. If you tell me what you’d like to see in the book, I can make it happen (!!!). So, leave a comment with topics you think I should cover and then join my free PSP Squad facebook group so we can keep chatting and stay in touch more. There’s already some great ideas being tossed around in there, I’m so excited!! You can watch today’s video for the full story and more details:

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