Don’t you wish there were more style options for Midsize and Curves? Yeah, me too. Good news: You have come to the right spot!

Here’s my deal…

Hey! I’m Dr. Vivian Rodriguez, a Psychologist, Mom, Afro-Latina, Livestreamer, Blogger, and Podcaster who loves to talk about life, style for. Midsize and Curves, Beauty, and Fitness.

I started blogging in 2016, right after my 40th birthday, (I call it a midlife creative burst instead of a midlife crisis) then launched a podcast, Don’t Mix In, to create a space for independent women to talk about style and substance. To talk about the complexities of being a woman who is authentic and thriving!

I created content while juggling a full time job, being a mom & wife, and earning a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Yes, lots of coffee was involved.

My podcast, Don’t Mix In, the Women’s Podcast for Life, Style & Substance has over 10k downloads. The podcast was featured in a Hulu docuseries and on CNN Español, Pretty cool, right?

My Amazon Live, The Liv By Viv Show, features live curvy style try on hauls! It is live and always good vibes!


Quick way to remember me – If Jackie Brown and Brene Brown had a baby, that would be me 🙂

A little more about me….

You will usually find me with my Stanley cup and some iced coffee, looking online for a new trend to try that will work for Curves, keeping up my Fitness routine, messing with my Curly Hair, and ordering a Clean Beauty product! Top that off with me getting excited that my order from Amazon just arrived! Hahaha. I am part of the Amazon Influencer Program and an Amazon Live Creator, btw!

Photo Credit: HAPPYMONDAY Studios

I am Dominican American, an Afro-Latina, bilingual (watch my interview on CNN Español) and live in the Greater Los Angeles area with my husband and two kids I’m so glad you are here!


What is your size and measurements?

I am currently a 14, large/xl. Measurements are bust 43, waist 37 1/2, hips 41 1/2. Size 32 in jeans.

What strapless bra do you wear?

My go to strapless bra is from Wacoal. It is the Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra. I have a post on it here. includes standard bras too.

What do you use for your hair?

First, I rarely use shampoo! I use mainly conditioner. I have my go to products here.

What are your favorite skincare products?

My skin is super sensitive so I need to use clean beauty products! Here are the ones I use most.

Now, go ahead and snoop around the blog, I think you will like it! 

You can learn a bit more about my story by watching this docuseries episode from Hulu. Also, you can watch my story on CNN Español here

Wanna work together?​

If you are a brand or social media outlet interested in collaborating or partnering with Liv by Viv please email me at For recent collaborations and press see Partnerships.


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