12 Plus Size Instagrams You Should Be Following (+5 other Instas that I LOVE!)

Happy Monday, lovebugs!

Preston and I went to tour our first wedding venue yesterday. It was less than stellar. Too expensive for too little so the hunt still continues. If you want to hear that story – let me know in the comments and I’ll sub that in on Monday.

But I had something else planned for today but I wasn’t totally happy with it and wanted to tweak it a bit more. So I was sitting, scrolling through Instagram, and seeing some TOTAL #BossBabes and just wanted to show off some other totally gorgeous gals!

And blah, blah, blah, – check me out on Instagram here! I also started a Twitter account! Find that here! Follow Preston’s brand new fashion Instagram here! I also have a selling Instagram page where I sell some of my old clothes/styles so that I don’t drown in my own wardrobe. I just listed a few new things – so check that out!



1.) OhhhChelsea

This absolute sweetheart, Chelsea, is a Texas native – and her Instagram AESTHETIC is on FLEEEEEEEEEK! Everything from aerial coffee and donut shots to cute clothes to travel – she features a little bit of everything and I am absolutely obsessed!

Follow her: @OhhhChelsea

2.)  Aussie Plus Size Barbie

This Aussie Gal, now a habitual Las Vegas resident, pays an amazing homage to the goddess herself, Barbie! She has some AMAZING retro Barbie stuff, the perfect blonde locks, and a pension for pink!

….I’m trying to write something clever about throwing shrimp on the Barbie (because she’s from Australia! – but it doesn’t sound right!)

Follow Sydney right here: @aussieplussizebarbie


3.) EclecticKurves

This amazing doll, Sierra, reigns from Indiana (which I am delighted by – since I’m watching Parks & Rec literally right meow) and is an absolute stunner! Her curls are AMAZING and her pension for red is the perfect pop! (bonus: she’s doing some holiday giveaways!)

Follow Sierra here: @EclecticKurves

4.) TeamSparkle

This rainbow ray of sunshine consistently brings joy and happiness into my life and I am absolutely obsessed! Between her pink hair, schnoodle pup, pension for Disney, and constant life sparkle – she is SO fun to follow (and her Insta-stories are liiiiit!)

Follow her at @TeamSparkle


5.) Anthologies

Tanya is an absolute gem who loves to doll up a quirky print, a bold combo, and a sassy quip – I always look forward to seeing her photos! And bonus:  her Instagram stories are hilarious and fun and I always look out to watch them!

Follow Tanya – @anthologies


6.) MadEmDesigns & Merricatonthemoon

I don’t know if Em is technically a blogger, but her AMAZING cosplay with her now FIANCE (they recently got engaged and it felt like a celeb engagement!). This amazing duo have done literally every kind of cosplay and *should* start a blog, if they don’t have one. Seriously, these two gals are my fave cosplay couple of all time.

Follow @MadEmDesigns & @merricatonthemoon


7.) StylePlusCurves

This banged superhero from Chicago has total Wonder Woman vibes – from the badass business that she made her blog into, to the amazing pics, to the fun captions – she is an absolute doll and a stunner business woman and that is a win for me! (Bonus, she has lots of cute and fun prints!)

Follow Amber here – @StylePlusCurves


8.) Ang.Vaughn

This delightful ladybug is an Instagrammer and YouTuber! She is all positive, all awesome, all the time. She’s a total mix of a Harry Potter nerd, a millenial obsessed with millenial pink, bad ass, and whimsical!

Check her out on Instagram @ang.vaughn 

9.) Leah Vernon

Self described as a plus size model, speaker, and muslim feminist – this lovely lady loves to reimagine trends in her own style, speaks out against injustice and discrimination, and looks like an absolute bad ass along the way!

Follow Leah here @lvernon2000@lvernon2000@lvernon2000

10.) Uncustomary Love

Mary is a rainbow firework of a person. She’s always doing something fun and kooky that will bring a big smile to your face! In her most recent picture – she’s holding a sign in a rainbow costume that says HONK IF YOU LOVE RAINBOWS! She’s overall a really positive, open, honest, and kooky personality and has totally rivaled me in murals.

Follow Mary here at @uncustomarylove

11.) CatCanCraft

Cat has been on Instagram for awhile, but has recently restarted up her blog and I am pumped! Every caption/online comment is so thoughtful and so personable. I’ve never met Cat, but seeing her pics and reading her posts make me feel like I’ve known her my whole life! She is one of those delightfully magnetic personalities!

Follow Cat here @catcancraft 

12.) WithWonderAndWhimsy

My darling, Liz! She’s a total #BOSSBABE with a huuuuuge love affair with the color pink. Her posts are all rosy and tickle me absolutely pink. Her style is modest, cute, playful, and well…whimsical! Seriously, pink fans need to follow ASAP! Liz also was a great guide and totally awesome at helping me start and grow my blog and I’m grateful every day for her!

Follow Liz & her rosy adventures @withwonderandwhimsy


These are some not plus specific bloggers I can’t help but follow!






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Love all you wonderful ladies (and gents!) out there!

How Very,



  1. Anonymous

    i do love your feed but have one little gripe. the word is not pension (money you receive from the govt if you’re in australia – lol) it is penchant – the french word for predilection or fondness for something.


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