Oh my gosh, today is my birthday and I couldn’t be more excited! After two (maybe three) years do feeling stressed, anxious, scared, and confused I know feel more centered and focused than ever before. Nope, no big announcements. No surprise guests. Just me, feeling like things are finally BACK to going in the right direction. I want to thank my lovely amazing readers, followers, … Continue reading My Life: Another BIG Birthday!
Did you hear the tale of the popular influencer who couldn’t launch her t-shirt ‘brand’? Yeah! It’s wild and totally true! Last week, instagram influencer, Arii, posted (and deleted) that she launched her clothing line, needed to sell 36 shirts, and didn’t fulfill her goal despite having more than 2 million followers! She then claimed, that ‘the Influencer Bubble is bursting’ just because she didn’t … Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: The influencer who couldn’t sell 36 shirts!
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.
In 2019 I set a goal to speak at more events and teach more people the business of blogging and social strategy. So, I’m excited to announce that I’m a speaker at the Nashville Blogging Collective’s Annual Blogger Bash on July 26th – 28th! Yes, join myself and over 25 blogging experts as we discuss all the aspects of becoming an amazing and successful blogger. … Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: Meet me at the NBC Nashville Blogger Bash!
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 –
A couple weeks ago I decided to try Fountain of Juice for the first time. I was actually running early for work and Fountain of Juice has a location in the Nations area of North Nashville. It’s a cute little spot that holds all your Juice needs. I walked out with this blue Majik Mylk (almond milk, vanilla, blue algae, chia seed, and dates) situation … Continue reading Juicing with Fountain of Juice Nashville
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”
FINALLY, a sports bra that lifts and supports that come in extended sizes? Whoa! When the team at Bloom Bras gifted me a their revolutionary sports bra, I was a bit skeptical. I’m not hefty in the chest, but I am plus-size. So it’s always a challenge to find a sports bra that supports my breasts, smooths & contours my back, and looks great. Bloom … Continue reading Securing your bags with Bloom Bras
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.
Last year, my friend and fellow blogger/digital content creator @WhatsGoodToya (Toya H) said she wanted to do a music podcast. She then told me she wanted me to be her first guest! And then she said you can talk about Jodeci or Brian McKnight! LISTEN! Toya knows the way to my heart! 90’s R&B is MY JAM and Brian McKnight is my favorite singer! Of course I’d be her first guest! I had so much fun!