I started this blog in September 2008 after graduating college with an interest in fashion journalism. Since I didn’t have experience and couldn’t land an entry level job or internship, I decided blogging would be a great platform to show my writing skills and love for fashion. I knew first-hand the lack of resources for younger, trendier women sizes 14 and up, so I decided to fill the void. Over time, it has transformed into a personal style blog, where I share my fashion advice (which mostly consists of “ignore fashion rules!”) and outfits that I hope inspire others to take risks and have fun with clothing regardless of their size. I pretty much disagree with most mainstream fashion ideas and reject the notion of “dressing for your body type.”
I have appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Rip the Runway, Just Keke, and the MTV VMA’s. I’ve been featured in Glamour, Teen Vogue, InStyle, The New York Times, Seventeen, Time Out New York and Cosmopolitan. I have contributed to Vogue.it, Refinery29, xoJane, Glamour.com and Essence.com.
This little old blog that started as a hobby has since become my full time job. That means I’m lucky enough to make money from doing what I love!
-I partner with brands that I like, and am paid to collaborate with them on projects which I blog about here. These can be short term (eg 1-2 posts), long term (eg 6 months) or anything in between. I always announce in a blog post when I will be partnering with a brand.
-I receive gifted products from time to time that I wear/feature here. I keep my integrity by only posting things I truly like (I turn down the majority of opportunities/items offered because they aren’t in line with my blog or personal style). I always note in a post if something was received courtesy of a brand.
-I use affiliate links for products I love, which means I make a small percentage of a linked product if you choose to purchase it.
-All opinions on this blog are my own. Although I work with brands, I never allow them any control over the written content of posts.
-I am managed/represented by Digital Brand Architects