April 20, 2018

CURRENTLY CRUSHING: VIOLETA BY MANGO SS18

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Being a woman full of curves, finding great wardrobe pieces is not an easy feat.  For so many years, most retailers and brands just assumed that since you were above a size 10, that meant you wanted to dress like an eighty year old that had given up on life.  Finally, they are starting to get it. If you make great plus-size clothing, we WILL buy it. After you take a peek at these gorgeous editorials from Violeta by Mango you will be ready to start building your wardrobe and book a trip to paradise!

April 17, 2018

POPSUGAR USED MY CONTENT AND TRIED TO MONETIZE IT

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This past weekend, after spending all day writing content for upcoming blog posts, I needed a break and went to chat with a few blogger buddies... when I slapped in the face with the most disgusting news.

An influencer had noticed that a picture of her son had been posted on the PopSugar website. When she clicked the link, she discovered that PopSugar had pulled her Instagram feed of the images that were connected to her RewardStyle/LIKEtoKNOW.it affiliate account.  While digging a bit deeper she discovered that there were thousands of other influencer and blogger profile pages that were the same. PopSugar had posted RewardStyle members content without consent and were trying to monetize it.  Not just a few pieces, but millions of content. The kicker was they even had a page for Amber Venz, the co-founder and president of RewardStyle ...

April 15, 2018

10 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR CREATIVE WORKSPACE

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Working from home has many advantages.  There's no time clock to punch, we don't have to pile on our makeup to impress anyone and we get to stay in our p.j's all day. Score! I like to keep my desk as minimal and organized as possible, to avoid any distraction. Here are a few of my favorite items that will keep you feeling inspired and happy while you're hustlin' away in your home office.

March 06, 2018

FRESH N' FANCY FLORALS FOR SPRING

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                                                                                        credit: moschino/gigi hadid spring 2018

Ok, so maybe it's not ideal to want to walk down the runway dressed as a bouquet of flowers like Gigi, but this does get me inspired for spring.  Jump start the season with a splash of color and a pinch of blossoming botanicals from head to toe in a floral print romper or pair this gorgeous, floral crop top with high-waisted trousers. I'm always a fan of mixing prints and patterns too, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind, when mixing florals in your wardrobe...

January 12, 2018

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS AND A BRAND NEW ME

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photo credit: jeff mindell for studio diy

I've never been more excited to welcome the new year.  Last year was just a pure shit show, filled with grief, sadness, stress and road blocks.  Since 2017 blew, I'm calling for a do-over.  I'm healing well after losing my dad and I have a new energy like I've never had before.  The changes I went through last year, as difficult as they were, brought me to a welcomed place of alignment and evolution.  Surprising enough, this "new person" I turned into, was actually ME, but the authentic version of me.  

Let me explain...