6 Plus Size Sweater Dresses for Work & Play

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I am so happy for sweater dress season! NYC weather has been dipping back and forth between chilly and perfect, so I’ve been doing my plus size sweater dress looks with bare legs, tights or leggings depending on where I’m headed.

My plus size sweater dress collection is work or date night friendly with a variety of silouhettes from bodycon to a-line. Here are some sweater dresses on my list– Robert loves the Giraffe dress on me *blush*

Plus Size Sweater Dress

 

1.) Ribbed Sweater Dress 2.) Fit & Flare Sweater Dress 3.) A-Line Sweater Dress

4.) Color Blocked Sweater Dress 5.) Textured Houndstooth Dress 6.) Giraffe Print Sweater Dress

 Plus Size Sweater Dress CeCe Olisa

Sunnies here | Dress here | Shoes similar here (coupon here) | Bag similar here

 

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One Song Workout “Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj | Plus Size Workout Video

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Someone said “Bang Bang” “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is the new “Lady Marmelade” circa 2004. Lady Marmelade was pretty epic, but “Bang Bang” has definitely been on my workout playlist for a while now. This week, I linked up with trainer, Ashley Fettig to create another One Song Workout for us to “Bang Bang”!

We thought we’d found a secluded corner of the park to make this little video, but then a wedding party showed up and started watching us… I kept going but I was so nervous to have them watching. I assumed they were judging like “why is that big girl working out in front of a camera??” but to my surprise they were totally into it… you can even hear them cheering at the end!

You can workout with me using the video below. Rewind it and do the routine a few times for a longer workout or click here to get some plus size fitness technique tips from Ashley so that we do this plus size workout video with good form!

Last weekend during our #PSPfit Team NYC workout, we learned the “Come Get it Bae” workout before we started training, it was fun to do the dance all together and to know that my #PSPfit girls who don’t live in NYC are doing it too (if you make a video of yourself, tag me and #PSPfit so we can all cheer you on!

Don’t wait on your weight to live a Healthy & Happy Life!

One Song Workout Bang Bang

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Dear CeCe: How Are Things with Robert?

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I was with Mr. Man the other day, when I got a comment on my instagram account.

I miss your story telling ;-)) on the blog (massive hint on Robert stories, cough cough! ! Lol!!)

I laughed and showed the comment to Robert, who smiled. This was probably the fifth comment I’d shown Robert via twitter/facebook/email, etc. asking how things are with him.

“What are you going to do?” he asked.

“I dunno…” I said,  slipping my leg under his. “In the beginning, there was so much to write about because, there was all this Um… Are We Dating?? tension. Now I’m like happy and stuff, and that seems a bit– I dunno… boring?”

Robert looked at me for a minute… “Why don’t you just tell your girls that you’re happy?”

I swear, he’s a genius. (I have a tendency to overcomplicate things, which is why its nice to date a guy who keeps things simple.) So here’s the deal… I’m happy! Ta-da!

To be honest, I was nervous to mention that things with Mr. Man were going well for a few reasons. 1.) Now that I’m not confused about our status, my connection with Robert is more precious to me 2.) Something I’m learning about strong relationships is that a level of privacy is important. Everybody doesn’t need to know everything 3.) I didn’t want to get all overly gushy on here and be like “oh em gee, I’m dating the best guy evarrrrr!” (that would be annoying) 4.) We’re getting to the point where people think its appropriate to ask when we’re getting engaged and I didn’t want to open myself up to those questions on the blog.

Its funny– when you’re single, people can make you feel awkward about not having someone. Once you have someone, people make you feel awkward about not being engaged/married. Once you’re married the pressure for kids and buying houses begins… it never ends! Seriously, it NEVER ends, I think my parents get asked why they don’t have grandchildren!! *throws hands up*

Plus Size Dating CeCe Robert

Truth be told, there’s some personal work I need to do before I’m anybody’s wife/mother. Also, time together doesn’t mean that a relationship is ready for the (in my eyes) permanent step of getting married. So, there’s some things I need to see in myself and in us as a couple before I start tapping my toes waiting for a ring.

Also, I fully believe in what I said in this post/video, my time as a single girl is something I will never get back and I want to squeeze every last drop out of my solo life before I merge it with anybody. Cause, best believe when I do get married ya’ll will be like what happened to CeCe??

… and I’ll be M.I.A. just… “all up in the kitchen in my heels #DinnerTime”

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Anyway, I have a good life and I’m glad Roberts a part of it… I’m glad you girls are a part of it too! In an effort to find balance, I got a extreme and kind of cut you girls out of my dating life and I’ll try not to do that anymore.

xo,

CeCe

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How to Make a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte | #PSPfit Recipe

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I always feel so bad starting Fall bootcamp because a #PSPfit commitment means no Halloween candy and no Pumpkin Spiced Lattes… or does it? Today our #PSPfit Nutrition coach, Abra is going to teach us how to make a healthy version of the (in)famous PSL.

p.s. if you want to work with Abra for 30 days, you have 3 days left to register for our online bootcamp (click here to join).

Take it away Abra!


 

Okay, CeCe!! When eating for PCOS I have a few hard and fast rules:

#1 Consume absolutely no foods that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar and is a highly contributing factor to developing insulin resistance.

#2 Stay far far away from chemically laden foods. There is no reason (in my humble opinion) to consume carcinogenic ingredients. I have seen amazing results with my PCOS clients that make a strong commitment to only consume whole, real food as close to it’s natural state as possible. Steer clear of chemicals and preservatives. They do not do your body good!

Flavored coffee drinks are often the source of large amounts of hidden sugars and unsupportive ingredients. It seems more obvious, however, when you are ordering a mocha – chocka – full a sugar – blend it up – top with whip cream – frappuciono – kind of drink, rather than a seemingly innocent pumpkin drink. I mean pumpkin is healthy, isn’t it?

Nope. There’s not even real pumpkin in a pumpkin spice latte!

Food Babe, a blogger who is committed to investigate what’s really in our food, came out with a very controversial PSL report this year. When she approached Starbucks to get a more detailed ingredient list, she was met with much resistance, but luckily she was not deterred and after much prodding was able to get us the full scoop. I mean we should be allowed to know exactly what’s in the food we are eating, shouldn’t we?

In her final report she was able to determine, among other things, that there is HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) within the sweetened condensed milk, and that Starbucks also uses a highly carcinogenic coloring agent, class IV carmel coloring in the PSL.

Of course, I will never present a problem without a solution! Best news ever is that a pumpkin spice latte is the easiest thing to make at home. You will save calories, sugar, yucky franken-food ingredients, AND save yourself a pretty penny! Also, you can add REAL PUMPKIN!

Healthy Pumkpin Spice Latte Clean Eating

I opted to make this version vegan for our dairy free friends (I must point out, I was completely unaware that Starbucks Pumpkin syrup was made with milk, this now explains my belly ache after consuming one.)

Making a homemade pumpkin spice latte is as simple as:

*Brewing delicious strong coffee, (bonus: if you really, really love pumpkin flavor this Pumpkin Spice Coffee is quite delicious)

*Making a “pumpkin milk” (full recipe below)

*Blending and/ or whisking your milk until frothy

*Voila! Pumpkin heaven.

The benefits of adding real pumpkin are many. Pumpkin is a rich source of beta carotene, potassium and zinc. Pumpkin has anti-inflammatory benefits which is a HUGE bonus for our healthy curves journey. So ditch that store bought latte. Whip one of these up. You will never go back. I promise…

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of strong coffee

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup of pumpkin puree

3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

stevia (to taste – or you can use 1 tbsp maple syrup)

dark chocolate shaving (optional)

Click Here for step-by-step directions… cheers!

Abra Pappa, owner of NutritiousAmerica.com and the nutrition coach for #PSPfit, has over 10 years experience as a holistic nutrition practitioner. Ultimately her work is about helping women fall in love with glorious wholesome food and adopting mindful, loving, eating practices to achieve optimal health. Follow Abra’s blog here, Follow Abra on Facebook here

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Plus Size Shopping at Bloomingdales: Dressing Room Confidential

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The other weekend I went shopping with my little sister at Bloomingdales, at the request of one of my YouTube subscribers. They have some great plus size fashion for fall… lots of leather detail which I loved.

If you don’t live in NYC, I’ve got links to all of the pieces below!

Which pieces do you like the best? Which do you think I should buy?

Pink Coat: http://bit.ly/1tdaVac

CK Sweater Vest: http://bit.ly/1CYTH2g
CK Quilted Jacket: http://bit.ly/1qrtHDO
CK Faux Leather Print Dress: http://bit.ly/1sm4G2H
CK Ribbed Sweater Dress: http://bit.ly/ZgK285
CK Drape Front Dress: http://bit.ly/1sm5FQt
CK Faux Leather Pleated Skirt: http://bit.ly/1oVmZXf
CK Faux Leather Mixed Media Jacket: http://bit.ly/1yR3tVn
CK Long-Sleeve Blouse: http://bit.ly/ZgL4ks
Michael Kors Faux Leather Sleeve Cardigan: http://bit.ly/1s0B5tK
Michael Kors Studded V Neck Jumpsuit: http://bit.ly/1qrGTIT
Ralph Lauren Faux Leather Front Leggings: http://bit.ly/1oVq3m6
Ralph Lauren Wool Blend Plaid Poncho: http://bit.ly/1qrHwSK
Lysse Denim Skinny Leggings: http://bit.ly/1o218Tf
Vince Camuto Leopard Print Roll Sleeve Top: http://bit.ly/1yR6cOI

Dressing Room Confidential Bloomingdales

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