Rest, Play and Slay: My 3 Essentials During This Holiday Season

Hey PHAT Girls! Happy Friday!

Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh

Today is a great day, not only is it Friday but it is the last day of school until 2017 (insert happy twerk and jingle bells)! Yes God, I can sleep in, catch up on some reading and just relax/regroup (although I probably won’t)! Anywho, no matter what I do, just know… This is my favorite time of year!

I love the holiday season for so many reasons, non-greater than the true reason for the season (of course). It is the time of year when most of us are eager to spread cheer; even your biggest Grinch and ole Scrooge himself can stand in the way of that. Yes, this is the time of year when people shop more than ever but they give along the way also. Why? Because so many of us understand that giving trumps (ugh… the name) receiving any day.

Since I have been blessed to be so busy this year, I am looking forward to three things this holiday season; rest, a nice party (or two or three) and spending time with my loved ones. If Santa can handle that, I am in his debt for next year and will work as an elf (being that I am the size of an elf) Christmas 2017. LOL!! Oh, but you know amid all that resting, partying and spending time with loved ones… YOUR FAVORITE FAT PHAT GIRL MUST SLAY!Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh wearing Honey's Child Boutique

As I prepare to live, love and laugh this holiday season, there are a few things that I must have. These things will assure that I can REST, PLAY AND SLAY in style! I know you are eager to know so let me spill the tea on what is vital to me clearing that list and slaying the scene while I do it.




Let’s be clear, no matter what you do ladies, being cute and comfortable is a must! My goal is to do as much resting as I can if it doesn’t interrupt me being social and it must be done in style. These comfy pajamas from Torrid are exactly what I need as I rest, read and of course do a little (probably a lot) of work this holiday season.Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh Wearing Torrid Pajamas



I must admit, I have really been neglecting a lot of my family and friends. I have been so busy putting in work that I have not been able to hang out and spend the time that I normally would. However, I plan to use this free time to make amends. What better way to do a day of shopping with the girls that could easily transition into drinks, food and good music (if my bestie Rena doesn’t sing) than a great pair of jeans? Although I have a love hate relationship with jeans, Lane Bryant has me back in love and ready to hit the streets! Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh wearing Lane Bryant jeans




Be it a day or night, I am always here for a good party!  I have a couple lined up and please know that I am still taking invitations, I am not above crashing a party (don’t judge me). Of course, my attire will be based on the type of party; a little classy for a company or family (kid friendly) party or a lot of sexy/sassy for a club party but you have to know that the slayage is going to be real no matter what. Since you know I live for a nice dress with the right accessories you should know how much I am loving the “Quinn” dress from Honey’s Child Boutique.Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh wearing Honey's Child Boutique


So, there you have it… My holiday must-haves to assure that I rest, play and slay in style; what are yours? How are you spending your holidays?  What cuteness do you plan to bring out of the closet?  CHIME IN LADIES!



  1. Chante
    December 18, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I plan to rest so much, great post

  2. Rena
    December 19, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    The shade….. I always sing! U know that. ?