April Showers OOTD

The weather in Southeast Alaska is very unpredictable and can literally change within a matter of minutes, and that is something I have to keep in mind when I'm getting ready for my day. I really love this outfit because it's casual, comfortable, and great for the erratic weather patterns. I've paired a black skater dress from New Look with leggings from Forever 21+ and topped it with a denim jacket from Old Navy and boots from Sears. For those of you interested, I bought my umbrella years ago, when I was in Durango, CO. It's just a basic black umbrella, so I think you could probably find a similar one almost anywhere.

RE: What Being a Fat Woman is Really Like...

I am quite new to blogging, as I have only started this blog a couple of weeks ago, but I have been reading beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogs for years now. Back in February, Rebecca from The Plus Side of Me, wrote about an article that was published on Cosmopolitan.com called "What Being a Fat Woman is Really Like." It was written in the form of an interview where two anonymous, self-proclaimed fat women answered questions about sex, body image, health, and what it's like to be a fat woman.

First of all, I think it's awesome that plus-size ladies are getting more attention and more opportunities to speak their mind & share their experiences! I will say that I did relate to many of the responses that these two women had for certain questions, but I also agree with Rebecca (The Plus Side of Me) who decided to answer the interview questions on her blog, because while this article is a step in the right direction, this article does only include the perspective of two women. I do admire these women for coming forward and sharing their perspectives, and I think this is a great start, but I do think it's important that more of us communicate our own experiences and struggles and insight!

Here are my answers to the same questions:

Steal His Style OOTD

There is just something about (faux) leather I absolutely love. Every time I'm wearing black leather, whether it's a handbag or a jacket, I feel like such a bad ass! In my last two posts, I described my style as edgy-casual & I mentioned that my ideal outfit is a pair of jeans, a loose-fit tee, and a leather jacket. Today's Outfit of The Day (OOTD) is just that.

What to Expect...


I've come to realize that starting a blog is a lot harder than it seems. I kind of figured I could just log on to my account and write something once a week, but I didn't consider how much planning and preparing goes into a single blog post. I want to be able to deliver solid content each week. I want readers to enjoy my posts & look forward to new ones. I just haven't completely figured out a system that works for me...yet. Today, I thought it might be a good idea to let you guys know the different things you can expect to see on this blog.

I'm Allison.

Hello, Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
My name, as you have probably already gathered from the name of my blog, is Allison McIntyre and I'm twenty-four years young. I was born, raised, and currently live in Alaska. I'm Scotch/Irish/Yupik eskimo. I am a (sometimes) student, studying business administration. I'm also an aspiring graphic designer. I love music–listening to it, watching live performances, singing, dancing, everything. I am a plus-size chick and I love all things fashion & beauty. I would describe my style as more edgy and laid-back than anything else. I am a cursing enthusiast, so this blog will most definitely contain the occasional use of explicit language (you have been warned). I am an internet addict; you can find me on twitter, tumblr, instagram, youtube, pinterest, etc. I am a foodie  and I love a good party every now and then. I love to travel and consider myself a nomad at heart, but I haven't seen nearly as much of the world as I would like to. I'm a taurus, which apparently means I'm stubborn as fuck. I'm a daughter, sister, cousin, niece, aunt. And now I am officially a plus-size fashion & lifestyle blogger.

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind.