Dear CeCe: Should I Shut Down My Online Dating Profile?


Dear CeCe,

First let me say I love your blog. I only found it recently but have devoured every single dating post.

I really need your advice because I’ve become quite disillusioned with online dating. After hearing great things from my non PSP friends I signed up a couple of months ago on POF and Tinder. The problem I’m having is that most guys are only after one thing. Some of them are blatant and come out and say it, which I almost prefer so I can move on quickly. But i’ve had others that I’ve talked to for weeks, thinking we’re going to meet up only for them to send me d*ck pics which immediately ended things for me. 

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I’ve been on a health journey for a while and in the last few months I’ve lost 20 pounds and counting. I’ve got to the stage where I’m wondering whether to shelve the online dating and come back in a few months time when my curves will be more.. contained.

I don’t know if I have the energy to withstand the constant barrage of over-sexual approaches. It’s making me suspicious of all men and I think that’s unfair to the good ones who I know are out there. I’ve worked hard both emotionally and physically to love my self at any size, and I do. This is really about not wasting my time if this is the way things are going to stay.

Please help! UKPSP


I’ve answered your questions in a video, I’ve also got some thoughts that I’ll add below!

(For those asking, the Dress I’m Wearing is available here)

So as I kept looking at your letter something else stuck out to me. I think you also may want to just work on not “wasting time” with guys as you online date. Please read My Online Dating Mistakes for a few lessons I’ve learned in that department.

Ladies, do you have any advice for UKPSP? Chime in below!

Got a question for me? Hit me up here


Plus Size Shopping at Charlotte Russe | Dressing Room Confidential


It’s so weird that some of the stores I was too fat to shop in back in the day are now launching plus size sections! I can remember following my skinny friends into charlotte russe and hanging out near the earrings while they grabbed cute trendy jeans and dresses.

Now, Charlotte Russe plus size is here.

I filmed a quick dressing room confidential inside a Charlotte Russe store in California. They have some other cute plus size clothing items on their website.

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Thinking About a Brazilian Wax? Read This…


Summer is here so, let’s talk brazilians! I’m answering all of your questions about taking a trip to Brazil. Thinking about a brazilian wax? Read this for everything you need to know.

Thinking About a Brazilian Wax- Read This

Q.) What is a Brazilian Wax?

A.) A Brazilian Wax is when you use wax to remove hair “down there”. When you get a brazilian, they remove everything from the front to the back (Yes, “the back”!)

Q.) Will I be charged more because of my body type? or how much hair I have?

A.) Nope. A big girl should not be charged more for a Brazilian wax. My Aestetician says that rates are based on the type of work (i.e. legs, bikini line, full brazilian) not the size of the person. If someone tries to charge you more based on your size, leave immediately.

Q.) CeCe, I’ve watched your brazilian waxing video a million times, but I’m still scared– HELP!

A.) I know it can be scary the first time, but finding the right person to do your wax will help ease your anxiety. Walk into a few salons and see what kind of vibes you get. Having good chemistry with the person doing your wax makes the awkward/intimate process of waxing so much easier. Don’t be afraid to walk away or ask for someone else. Its your body and your money 😉

Q.) How do I find a Waxing Salon?

A.) I always skip nail salons, I find that their rooms and processes are often a bit shady. I go to dedicated waxing salons or spas for my wax. This makes it easier to find someone who makes me more comfortable, if needed.

Q.) The lady who does your waxing sounds awesome! Would you mind giving me her number?

A) Sure, Irina is the best!! and I’ve sent lots of my readers to get waxed by her. Click Here and I’ll email you her phone number so you can make an appointment. Be sure to tell her that CeCe referred you!

Q.) What should I wear for Brazilian Wax?

You will have to take your clothes off from the waist down, so I often wear a dress so that I can just take off my chonies (aka underwear) and pull the dress up easily.

Q.) What if I have a tummy or big thighs, can they wax me?

Yes! I always offer to help, when needed. Sometimes, I have to move my chub out of the way and/or hold my tummy taunt. Saying “let me know if you need me to help” in the beginning tells my aesthetician that she wont offend me by asking.

Q.) How do they… um… get everything?

Getting a wax can often feel like yoga. Irinia, my wax lady has me in a lot of crazy positions so that she can get to all my “nooks and crannies”, for me this is why good chemistry makes things easier

Advice you didn’t ask for but I’ll give you anyway: Always remember, having a brazilian wax can make a girl feel very… womanly *wiggles eyebrows* I always try to make sure I get my waxing done at times when it wont affect my decision making on dates. That’s all I’ll say about that!

Watch my full video on going to brazil at any size, I blush through the whole thing lol

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Bows & Flares


I feel like it took me a long time to embrace “skinny” jeans and now flared jeans are back in style! So I bought a pair and took them for a spin around the west village.

CeCe Olisa Plus Size Fashion Rebecca Minkoff Charlotte Russe Forever 21


Thanks, Ms. Lydia Hudgens for the photo snaps

CeCe Olisa Plus Size Fashion Flared Jeans

Jeans: Here | Top: Here | Shoes: Open Toe Version Here | Bag: Here

There’s something about jeans with a wide or flared leg in a dark wash that will always feel classic to me. What do you think?


Free Workout Videos: How to Get Fit with Bad Knees!


I get emails every week asking for tips on how to work out with “bad knees”.

There are lots of jumping jacks, lunges and squats in my plus size workout videos, but I totally understand that not everyone can do those things.

To be honest, I wasn’t always able to do those things! When my weight was higher, I often had sore joints that made certain exercises uncomfortable for me.

Having weak or sore knees might get in the way of our health goals, but I never want you girls to feel discouraged. In my experience there are modifications for almost everything!! When I modified my workouts, I was still able to get the results I was looking for and eventually I didn’t need as many modifications.

So, I’ve been working on a free video series with exercises to strengthen your knees and modifications to keep your knees safe, the video series is called “How to Get Fit with Bad Knees” and I’m happy to say that it’s available right now!

Click the button below and I’ll send it to you…


How to Get Fit with Bad Knees



#theCURVYcon 2015 Recap


*deep breath*

So, before I jump into my thoughts on the first ever #theCURVYcon conference, I’ll let you watch our little recap video…


I’m still in awe that this day actually happened. If you read the true story behind theCURVYcon, you know that we had about a year to put this together. My heart is full of gratitude for many people.

theCURVYcon attendees

Some of our gorgeous attendees

If you got a ticket and showed up solo or if you grabbed some of your girls and came in a group, thank you for coming to theCURVYcon!! As I said the other day, I don’t take it for granted that you girls see and understand my dreams…

theCURVYcon volunteers

One of our MVP volunteers passing out swag bags

We had a rockstar crew of volunteers (including Mr. Man *blush*) who volunteered their time to make our day run smoothly. Our volunteers were so friendly and kind to everyone and made people feel comfortable. Huge thank you to you girls!

theCURVYcon red carpet

Julie Henderson, Model | Kierra Sheard, Gospel Artist/Designer | Chastity & Me | Ashley Graham, Model | Victoria Lee, Model

The curvy community truly rallied around us. Kierra Sheard launched her new clothing line, Eleven60 with us on her birthday! Women who I’ve always looked up to, took time out of their day to attend theCURVYcon and hang out with everyone with no frills. Ashley Graham, Victoria Lee, Julie Henderson– thank you ladies, so much for walking our “flash runway” with our attendees just for fun!

theCURVYcon flash runway


Amber Riley theCURVYcon

Chastity Garner, theCURVYcon Co-Creator | Amber Riley, Actress | (moi) CeCe Olisa, theCURVYcon Co-Creator

Of course, special thanks to Amber Riley for being our Keynote Conversation. We did a survey asking who you girls would like to hear speak at theCURVYcon and she was the #1 pick, so the fact that she agreed to come is just… *hands up emoji*

Basically the point of this recap is to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

…and or those asking, yes we are already hard at work for theCURVYcon 2016. Become a curvyVIP here to get special discounts and early tickets! xx

theCURVYcon 2016


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