MY STYLE: The decision to TRY AGAIN

I quit my job two years ago to chase my dream. I wanted to be a full time creative: blogger, author, and digital content creator. I failed, we’ve discussed. I went back to the regular working world. My return wasn’t glorious; it was needed and necessary. Why? I was broke and broken.

Having a regular job (working for someone else) gives me structure and a paycheck. But it didn’t change my attitude. Many times I’ve showed up late or not ready to be my best at work. I didn’t want to be THERE, and it showed.

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#BloggerLife: I gave up on newsletters!

Happy first day of summer good people! Getting back on the wagon of giving you a new blogpost every week and adding a special touch, sending out a newsletter as well.

Yes, I’m going back to sending my bi-weekly newsletter as a way of keeping in contact with my diverse group of readers. As a strategist, I preach consistency. As a blogger, I haven’t been very consistent. “‘fess it, and fix it!” is what my old boss used to say, so here I am confessing.

My confession: I didn’t care about my newsletter I only cared about Instagram.

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Wes Gordon presents Carolina Herrera at the 2019 Symphony Fashion Show

On Tuesday, May 14th, the Nashville Symphony presented their annual fashion show. This year brought the return of designs by Carolina Herrera under the creative direction of Wes Gordon. Gordon’s youthful injection to the fashion house is a welcome addition to the classic Herrera story. I was pleasantly surprised at trendy neon presentations, an elegant mix of volume vs. length, plus playful nods to ladylike silhouettes.

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MY STYLE: Springtime edit with #JessicaLondon

Looking for some fly spring items to update your wardrobe? Look no further than Jessica London’s spring edit. Below I’ve showcased four of my fave looks from my April/May haul. From cocktail to casual, if you are plus-size lady looking to add some new items to your wardrobe, I go you covered!

– all looks sponsored by Jessica London –

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Having a SPRING FLING with #Eloquii

Ok, ok, ok, winter’s finally taken her icy grip off our neck and spring is sticking around for a spell. In Tennessee, we savor spring because when summer comes, LAWD JESUS the heat don’t quit. Anyway, Eloquii invited me to try some spring looks and I was happy to oblige. Y’all, GET INTO THESE LOOKS and then get inot some dates! Continue reading “Having a SPRING FLING with #Eloquii”

BLOGGERLIFE: A life without ‘LIKES’?

Last Friday, the streets were buzzing with news that Instagram was testing a feature that would remove likes from posts. THE HORROR! How are we to know if everyone is lusting over our new sneakers, amazing vacation, cute bae, or bangin’ outfit?

The Top Five platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube) all use some sort of ‘like’ system as a way to show engagement from followers. To imagine a world without am IMMEDIATE response to online content is tricky (and almost unheard of). What does this mean for actual blogger-influencers who report those stats to brands? How would we mesure our influence?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. A spokesperson from Instagram said that, they are “Exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram . . .” and it, “is something we’re always thinking about.” However, removing likes isn’t happening anytime soon. Instagram is still trying to get rid of FAKE likes and companies who sell non-organic engagement. So, like, put down you torches and pitchforks, calm down, and keep reading. Because, if the option is being discussed, that means changes ARE coming.

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MY STYLE: Gonna be a BRIGHTER day!

Oh friends, can you feel the warmth of spring busting through the dreary clouds! It’s gonna be a brighter day! So, when I asked my Instagram followers what trends they’d like to see me rock, everyone responded with MORE COLOR! Oh, and more denim. I guess I’d fallen into a bit of a wardrobe rut. So, took the advice of my fave people and opted for more color in my latest delivery from Jessica London.

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MY STYLE: 5 Facts about Air Max!

Happy #AirMaxDay! If there was any random holiday I adore, I think Air Max Day and Chocolate Chip Cookie Day are my two faves. Air Max day may be my absolute fave because it’s fashion and it’s sneakers! So what is Air Max Day and why is it important to sneaker collectors? Below, i give you FIVE FACTS about Nike Air Max. After reading, I hope you love them as much as I love them!

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Springing Forward with Plus-Size Style

It’s the first day of Spring! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the return of patio happy hours, more sunlight, and warm temperature. I’m also excited because I just scored my first national campaign! YAY! Thanks to the team at Jessica London for choosing me (and several other ladies) to be apart of their SPRING Influential Style e-campaign. So, Let’s celebrate spring and style with Jessica London!

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