Thanks For Reading The Fat and Skinny on Fashion For Seven Years!!!

The Fat and Skinny on Fashion

Yesterday was my blog’s 7th birthday! Thank you so much for reading The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for Seven Years. I can’t even believe it. I really can’t. When I started the blog during the first semester of grad school the Obama’s were just entering their first year in office. I never knew I would still be writing this thing for so many years. I am so thankful for my readers and fans. I am so happy with how far I have come with this blog. I have finished two degrees, gone to several fashion weeks, made so many friends, and had so much fun! Here’s to many more!

Coschedule Review – What Took Me So Long?!


I’ve been using Coschedule for the past few weeks, and I can honestly say that I love it. I don’t know what took me so long. I have been looking at this program forever. I should have gotten it sooner. Coschedule is the best scheduling app slash plugin for your WordPress blogs and social media content. I can’t wait to show you all how I use this plugin. It is so easy and convenient to use. I have already started telling some of my other blogging friends about it. Every blogger should have an editorial calendar. Coschedule makes it simple.


The Fat and Skinny on Fashion Blog is SIX!!! Plus Old Factory Candle Contest! #contest #giveaway

old factory candles

I can’t believe it. The Fat and Skinny on Fashion Blog is six!! The little blog I started as a hobby and then became my graduate thesis project is growing up. I am so proud of my baby. Because of my blog, I have gone to various fashion weeks-including New York Fashion Week, met a lot of cool people, and made some awesome friends. I have experienced so many wonderful things because of my blog that I would have never dreamed of doing.

Shop TFAS Is Live! Check It Out Now

TFAS ShopDo you notice something different at the top of the screen? Shop TFAS is live. That’s right! The Fat and Skinny on Fashion now has a blog shop where you can find my picks for fashion, jewelry, and beauty. There are plus and straight size clothes on there as well. I am trying to add new inventory every day so check back there often. Just click the SHOP tab up above.

Don’t forget to enter in the Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway today!

Thanks guys!

The Blog Will Be On Hiatus For A Hot Minute

ClockThe blog post will be on hiatus for a little bit because I have a lot of things to do, but not a lot of time to do them. I have to take my car to the shop because I was in an accident-I’m ok- and then I have a ton of school stuff to work on. See ya real soon. Photo from here.

Finals Week Is Here!!

Finals Week

So this is my second finals week at Ai. I will be super busy with projects, and the fashion showcase that is coming up , and a ton of other things. I am letting you know this now so you won’t be surprised when blog posts start popping up randomly and not on schedule. Have a great day, week, month, and year!

Enter In This Month’s Anthropologie Gift Card Contest

Hey guys! You should really enter in this month’s Anthropologie gift card contest. I paired up with some lovely blog friends and sponsors to offer you a $160 gift card to Anthropologie so that you can stock up on summer swim essentials.

Please check out these lovely ladies’ blogs and then enter the giveaway below! It runs from tonight through next week Wednesday and the winners will be verified and then emailed by me! :) Open to U.S. entrants.

Enter the $180 Nordstrom Gift Card Contest!!!!

Hey guys! I’m back from Spring Break to let you know you need to enter the $180 Nordstrom gift card contest because…of course! I am sponsoring this contest with these other lovely bloggers, and I hope you all go check out their amazing blogs!

To kick you into the spring shopping season, I’ve joined with some other lovely bloggers in gifting one lucky reader $180 to Nordstrom. Giveaway is open from Monday, 4/7 through Sunday, 4/13. Best of luck!

Boho Bunnie; Fred Rongo; Raspberry Glow; Love Lucy GirlJade and Oak; The Fat and Skinny on Fashion; Buttons and Birdcages; Sweetest Somethings; Ladies in Navy

Moving Today!

living room

Hey guys! I am moving today. Hopefully I can get my internet together in the next few days. I will have up two little posts to keep the blog going through the week. Photo from Death to Stock Photos.

Happy 5th Birthday The Fat and Skinny on Fashion!

blog birthdayHappy 5th Birthday The Fat and Skinny on Fashion! I am so proud of what you have become. I started this blog as a graduate school project 5 years ago today. I still can’t believe I have stuck with it. This blog has helped me graduate from graduate school, meet new people, and learn new skills. I am a computer whiz now!


Happy Holidays From The Fat And Skinny On Fashion

happy holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone! I really hope you all have a fun holiday season. The blog will be on hiatus so I can update it and fix her up a bit, and so I can pack a few things for my move. Hopefully I can finally get most of the things done that I need to get done this week.  I am going to be running and running! See you guys in a week or so! Have fun, be safe, and remember to give to those less fortunate if you can. Photo from here.

Happy Holidays Group Giveaway for $140 Target Gift Card!!!

Check out this group giveaway a few awesome bloggers and I are sponsoring. You can enter to get a $140 Target gift card. I don’t know about you, but that sounds amazing! Target is one of my favorite places to shop. I love the accessories, beauty products, and housewares. The store is such a fun place to get adorable and very useful items as well. I always make a beeline for The One Spot for beauty, home decor, and office supplies. Anyway…good luck and don’t forget to check out these bloggers below and spread the word!

Meet My New Interns

Hey everyone! I wanted to introduce you guys to my interns who have been working with me for the past few months. They are both really talented and have their own blogs as well. go back through the site and check out some of their posts and don’t forget to follow Denesha’s blog and Maddy’s blog. Also don’t forget about the $125 gift card giveaway.

deneshaMy name is Denesha McCormick and I’m currently a senior, majoring in studio art at Columbia College with a concentration in graphic design. I have a plus-size fashion blog, The Chronicles of a Fatshionista, which I started in January of this year. Working as an intern for Jai is an amazing opportunity to learn more about what I love the most; fashion.


maddyMy name is Maddy Pease, and I am an aspiring interior/ fashion designer. I am a freshman at Columbia College where I hold positions as captain for the lacrosse team and Vice President of the freshman class. I am really excited to have this internship and be working with Jai and learning the in’s and out’s of the fashion industry.

$125 Gift Card Giveaway

This month I am teaming up with some fantastic sponsors, brands, and blogs to give away a $125 e-gift card of your choice. We’re in the season where your wants may not just be limited to a new pair of boots for yourself, so we wanted to open up the choices to make your Christmas budget a bit stretchier!
Check out the lovely ladies sponsoring this giveaway and then enter below. The giveaway ends on 11/11 and a winner will be chosen the day following and emailed directly. Good luck!

Taking A Blog Break For The Weekend

blog break

Hey Guys! The Fat and Skinny will be back next week with its regularly scheduled program. This week has been killer, so a much need blog maintenance weekend is in order. Photo from The Long Thread.

While you are here check out these great posts from this week:

Beauty Bit-TFAS Guide To Holiday Beauty Shopping
The Frailty of Life
Shoe of the Week- Boohoo’s Classic Black Pumps
Currently Craving- Halloween Inspired Clothes From ASOS Curve

Also don’t forget to vote for The Fat and Skinny on Fashion at the Navabi Curvy Blog Awards! Click below.

navabi Curvy Blog Award 2013

Also!!! The Fat and Skinny on Fashion just got listed on Carolina Style’s The Carolina’s Best Bloggers List 2013!!! Huge thanks goes out to the one that nominated me!!

WOOHOO!! Enter the $225 Nordstrom Gift Card Contest!

I am teaming up with this gorgeous bunch of bloggers to offer you a whopping $225 gift card to Nordstrom! What, you say?! Check out each of their blogs below and enter using the rafflecopter widget. The giveaway will run through next week Monday, the 10th of October (time flies!).

I’m Going, Going, Back, Back To DC, DC!


So there won’t be posts again until sometime next week, since I am going back to DC for another convention.  Last time I couldn’t get some dim sum. This time I am making it my mission to get some dumplings from the white building right under those arches. Yum! Hopefully, I can get the blog back together since I will only be there a few days instead of a week. Have a great, fun weekend! Be safe and don’t forget about the $140 J. Crew gift card giveaway! Photo from my Instagram!

Enter To Win A $140 J. Crew Gift Card!!!

Hey guys! I am so excited because today I am teaming up with some lovely bloggers (below) to give you a $140 J. Crew gift card! Please be sure to visit all of the blogs below! They are really great and totally worth taking a look at! I hope you enjoy this joint giveaway! The giveaway will run through Sunday, 7/28 and the winner will be emailed directly and announced on this post. Entries will be verified.

Blogger Tip-What To Bring To Cover A Fashion Show

Do you know what to bring to cover a fashion show? Well Eb from Make Me over Eb and I will give you the skinny on what to bring with you. You need cameras, social media apps, smartphones, and maybe a tablet or two. You also need a great, sturdy bag that can hold all of your devices, portable batteries, snacks and beauty products. Everything you need…we talk about it! We give you all the tips, that I wish I had known the first time I went to a fashion show. Enjoy!

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Bad Bish- Solange at the Cannes Film Festival

Solange at the Cannes Film Festival

Did you all catch the pictures of Solange at the Cannes Film Festival this week? She looked gorgeous in a nude colored Stephane Rolland dress with a nude bodysuit underneath and nude strappy heels. Solange’s dress billowed and blowed around her like she was a goddess in the clouds as she walked the red carpet and floated up the stairs for the Opening Gala and premier of The Great Gatsby. Apparently it was raining during the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, but Solange kept her cool at the festival by rocking her natural afro. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? Of all the celebrity photos I’ve seen this week, the most fabulous had to be Solange at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo from the Fashion Citizen Tumblr.

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