#BloggerLife: How to take a blog break … and stay relevant!

When you become a blogger-influencer it’s easy to get burned out! We are creating content DAILY, checking analytics, fielding emails, and representing yourself as TALENT! Yup, after awhile you’ll want to take a break – but you don’t want followers to lose interest.

While I was gone from the blog I created content for Old Navy, Jessica London, and TomBoyX. I also hit 9000 follows on Instagram!

Various photos of blogger, Fabglance, I’m collage formation

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Plus-Size Wedding Style with Eleven Bridal and Happily Connected

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to model wedding gowns for local wedding retailer, Eleven Bridal. The bridal boutique was partnering with event planning organization Happily Connected. Happily Connected created this amazing bridal show experience where couples were introduced to boutique vendors ready to make their wedding wishes come true.

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MY STYLE: Pre-Fall Transition Looks with Jessica London

As fast as it came, it’s going to be gone! Yes, girl, summer is saying farewell and my favorite season is around the corner – FALL! Shout out to the team at Jessica London for sending me some pre-fall looks to help me transition into the new season.

Living in TN, it won’t really be pumpkin-spice-latte cold until late October/early November. So, the rule of thumb is rocking summer cuts in FALL colors. When you live in the south, it’s really hard to fully enjoy the Fall because it’s cold in the morning and blazing hot by noon. Great way to look wild and out of season! So, check out the following fall transition looks to aid you in your plus-size southern style. Continue reading “MY STYLE: Pre-Fall Transition Looks with Jessica London”

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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Is dating in Nashville a lost cause?

After attending the recent event, ‘Single in the Ville’, sponsored by Nashville’s newest publication, Nashville Voice I was almost convinced that dating in Nashville was a lost cause.

The Nashville Voice is the city’s newest African-American news publication.  The online news source discusses Nashville news from an black perspective. On Tuesday, at The Lab Nashville, the publication hosted a women-only event aimed at breaking the code of dating in the city. Moderated by Markeith Braden (entrepreneur + success coach), the event asked attendees open-ended questions about their dating experiences in Nashville.

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