Redbook’s Real Women Style Award Winner!

Happy Tuesday all! I’m SO happy to (finally!!!) announce that I am one of the winners of Redbook Magazine’s Real Women Style Awards! This is such a huge honor for me because I never thought I would  ever be in a fashion magazine.  I cried so hard when I found out I had been chosen. I remember when I thought I was disgusting and ugly because I was plus size.  I’m so grateful that God showed me how to accept my body and stop being ashamed of it. I now have an appreciation of the blessings I’ve been given even on my bad days.  My wish is that being in Redbook will inspire one woman to accept her body and celebrate it!

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 And to think I almost didn’t enter!  I had completely forgotten about the contest until the last day to enter and submitted my photos! Thank you  Redbook and JCPenney for allowing me to be apart of this awesome opportunity!  Check out the other winners here and their blogs. These ladies have some SERIOUS style! RBK_RealWomenStyleAwards_Option 1 Update(1) Kimberly: Penny Pincher Fashion Catie: Fleur d’Elise Victoria: It’s Versayce Brittany: The Brilliance of B Caroline: House of Harper Kendi: Kendi Everyday Maria: The Style Letters Karla: Karlareed (Instagram) Marisa: A Lovely Living

Have a wonderful day!



  1. August 12, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Very deserved, you have worked so hard for this! Yes it takes a real “grown” woman to accept her curves and who she is.

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you! Accepting yourself is the BEST thing you can do for yourself. It frees your mind from so much BS!

  2. August 12, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Congrats on such a great honor!!!! I can understand how you felt as a plus sized woman. I love that we are bring embraced in fashion.

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you! Im glad too that plus size retailers are giving us trendy, stylish clothing to reflect how fabulous we are!

  3. Cindy15905
    August 12, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    I was soooooo excited when I saw this! I LOVE it when good things happen to people who work hard and keep thinking positively! So proud and happy for you <3

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Im so happy I made you proud!

  4. juliette
    August 12, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m excited and happy for you, you SO deserve it! I check your blog daily for updates, I love your style and your personality – truly a great example! Thanks for repping for the Grown Women, LOL!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you SO much! Im glad I can show that you can be “grown” and still stylish!

  5. August 12, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Yay for you! That is awesome and so well-deserved!! Congratulations. We can now truly say we knew you when. 😀

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      Awww thank you! Trust me, Ill always be the same person. Im not gonna go all “hollywood” on ya! LOL

  6. Lesa_Wilson
    August 12, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    AWESOME! Congrats 🙂

  7. August 12, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    That is so amazing!!!! And your testimony is so powerful to go along with it.

  8. August 12, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Congratulations! Amazing testimony – thanks so much for sharing!!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you! Im glad I was able to share this with my wonderful readers!

  9. August 12, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Exciting!!!!! Congratulations 🙂

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  11. sb chica
    August 12, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    WOW-EEE – Congratulations…..this is huge!

  12. August 12, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    When I saw your spread in Redbook I was so elated and I am Proud of you. I made a comment on your last post about this.

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      Yes you were actually the FIRST person to congratulate me! Woo hoo!

  13. August 12, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Congrats! Very well-deserved!

  14. Terry
    August 12, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you for representing all of us plus size lovelies!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you! Im glad I can show the world that plus size doesnt equal frumpy!

  15. August 12, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    I actually saw you in the magazine before I saw this post and I was SO EXCITED! Like “I KNOW HER!!” (In a manner of speaking!) You truly, truly deserve to have been chosen and I am so delighted the magazine recognizes the thought and effort and talent that goes into your styling and your blog. Congratulations!!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much sweetheart! Im so happy you were just as excited as I was! It was hard keeping it secret that I won! LOL

  16. August 12, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Your post made me cry–you are just such an inspiration to me with your positive attitude, sense of humor, and love of life. I had so much fun with you during our three days in NY and am so excited to see what you’ll do next. You’re amazing, Georgette!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! It was my absolute pleasure to meet you and share this amazing experience with you!

  17. Abbi
    August 12, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    This is wonderful! Congratulations!

  18. August 12, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    I’m so thrilled for you! CONGRATULATIONS! It’s such a well deserved honor. You are a true Real Woman of Style, inside and out!

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      THANK YOU!!! It means so much to me that you think so!

  19. Rebecca
    August 12, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Congratulations on a well deserved honor! You have such a beautiful smile and put your clothes together with a sassy, unique look that is delightful at any age or size.

    • August 14, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much! Im glad Im getting my motto “style has no age or size” across!

  20. Stephanie Patrick
    August 12, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Congratulations! You are beautiful with or without the Redbook’s recognition.

    • August 14, 2014 / 4:58 pm

      Awww thank you SO MUCH! I really appreciate your sweet comment!

  21. August 13, 2014 / 1:26 am

    YES!!! You truly deserve this honor. You have been a blessing to many of us! So glad to I am able to celebrate this wonderful moment with you 🙂

    • August 14, 2014 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you so very much! Im glad I could share it with you ladies too!

  22. August 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

    Congratulations! You always look fabulous! Do you have any suggestion for fashion blogs for older ladies who are curvy? I am 60 now and find it a challenge to look good as a curvy woman who is older.

    • August 14, 2014 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much! I did a search for curvy blogs older women & unfortunately I couldnt find any. Im so sorry!

  23. Donna C
    August 13, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    I was just reading my Redbook magazine (digital version – on my tablet) at lunchtime and I was so happy to see you, I almost yelled “woo hoo” out loud – but then I remembered that I’m at work. I didn’t want to be hauled away by Human Resources so I just “woo hoo-d” in my head. LOL So happy for you! You really are an inspiration to all of us plus-sized ladies.

  24. Samantha
    August 14, 2014 / 2:27 am

    Congratulations!!! I saw you in Redbook and that’s what led me to your blog. You have definitely inspired me to start dressing “outside the box” and start loving the skin I’m in….you go, Sista!!

    • August 14, 2014 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you! Im so happy I was able to inspire you to dress outside the box! I would love to see when you do!

  25. Charlotte
    August 14, 2014 / 11:38 am

    Congratulations! I was so happy to see you when I opened my Redbook. So deserving and you looked radiant.

  26. sylv
    August 15, 2014 / 1:58 am

    Big CONGRATS girly!!!

  27. Rita
    August 17, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    I’m a little late (vacation yay!) but Congratulations!!! This is a well deserved award. You are gorgeous!

  28. S.Wallace
    August 18, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Congrats! I’m a newbie to your blog but I’m already impress how you embrace your curves..sista your are styling!

    • August 19, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you so much! Im glad you found me and I hope you come back again!

  29. pghbekka
    August 19, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    So awesome! And definitely well deserved. You are one of my style icons!

  30. August 20, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Congratulations!!! I’ve been following your blog/Instagram page and it’s well deserved!!

  31. August 22, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Congratulations Philly Girl! You look amazing and I am now a fan of your blog.

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you SO much! I really appreciate your kind comment!

  32. Sue
    December 7, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    I am so happy for you and for plus size women (myself included) that such a beautiful example of how to be chic, stylish, and trendy, YOU, won. Good for you. I love your blog. I found you on the 40+plus style blog, pinned your blog right away and have been following ever since. This is great, I am glad you went for it and entered.

    • December 15, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you SO much! I really appreciate your kind words! 🙂