This is my hometown. This is my state. This is Columbia, SC.
Hello everyone. I have struggled to write blog posts this week because writing about fashion just seems so frivolous to me at the moment. I am hoping that while you read this your family and friends are safe and sound. Unfortunately for me that is not the case. The floods from the recent hurricane have turned my state, and especially my hometown, into a disaster zone. While most of my family is safe and accounted for, my friends have not been so lucky. Several of my friends are looking for a family member that may have been washed away. It has been days since they heard from him. Several of my friends have either had to evacuate or have lost everything. One friend had to grab her children and run when the water started coming into the first floor of her home at 1 in the morning. (more…)
I know you have been wondering where I have been the past few weeks. I am a fashion design student, so I was really busy with school. It really took a lot out of me completing my assignments for Collections class. I had to create a tiny clothing collection for class. I spent a lot of time, money, and resources trying to make magic happen. This was the first time I would show my own designs to the world, and I didn’t want to half step anything. I created countless test muslin shells and patterns, and had way too many visits to the fabric store.
Sorry if I have been somewhat inconsistent with the blog. I have been thinking of taking the blog back to the way it used to be, but most importantly I’ve been working hard on school work. I am in Collections class now, so I will be showing several garments for my first fashion show at school in March. The pressure is on. I have redone one garment so many times. I have literally remade the pattern and then sewn the dress in muslin like a million times. Please bear with me while I try to get my fashion education on! Thanks. Photo from here.
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. (more…)
FTC: P&G and Walgreens gave me and one of my readers a few items in exchange for this post.
A new year, new me #STARTSHERE with Walgreens and P&G. I have been thinking about my new year’s resolutions recently and I want to do things differently this year. I am still going to make my vision board, but I also want to make a few new resolutions. As always I want to keep up with my healthy living journey, but I also want to work on personal organization and personal appearance. (more…)
I love my Erin Condren 2014-2015 Life Planner. I am trying to become more organized this year and into the next, and this is a start. There are so many pages for me to write down different dates, and it comes with stickers!!!! The covers are interchangeable, so you can buy one for each of your moods, seasons, or holidays.
The 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.
Nobody is truly ever an overnight sensation. Those things don’t exists.They are like one in a million. Even those people that seem to pop up out of nowhere had to work on some part of their skill set before they were unleashed upon the world. Everything takes time. Slow down and namaste y’all!
A lot of people like to do what other people think is right, but sometimes or most of the time you have to do more what makes you happy. People love to put unnecessary pressure on people to follow their rules and live life like they are living. Sometimes you just have to say to hell with all of that and do you. I am a firm believer in doing more of what makes me happy. Sometimes I go for a drive by myself, sometimes I watch a fashion movie on my Roku, sometimes I take a little try to the local art museum. Sometimes I dress weird or listen to weird music, but you know what… when I listen to that weird music or go to the museum I am happy. Live your life for you. Don’t live other people’s dreams. Photo from here.
Life is so stressful, so I am always trying to be happy and be free of the BS. Some people wonder why I am so quick to let some people or things go, but I found out early on in life that letting go of the BS is the first step to being happy. I am serious. This week I want you to physically, emotionally, whateverly let go of the tiniest piece of BS in your life and see what happens.
It could be a bad habit, an old and ratty comforter, it could a class at school that you are not prepared for- withdraw from that class early and get yourself together-, or it could be any person, place, or thing. Whatever it is…start small and let it go -Frozen Style. I promise you will soon be free and happy.
The more you let go of the BS, the more you will be happy, and the more you will be happy, the more letting go of the BS will become second nature for you. You won’t tolerate the foolishness and negativity that bad people and things bring into your life. Yes. Some people will not understand why you stopped hanging around them. They will be hurt and confused, but the happiness you now feel will be so freeing. Let it go. Photo from here.
Hey Guys and Dolls! I hope you all have a happy and safe Fourth of July. Unfortunately, because of a death in the family, the blog will not be back until the middle of next week. Stay safe and have fun this holiday weekend. Photo from here.
Have trouble letting go of the past? Print this inspirational quote out and post it to your vision board or inspiration wall. Moving on is hard to do, but it is something that must be done to prepare for the future. Learn from the past, and then leave it where…back there.
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!
I couldn’t find anybody I thought worthy of the Bad Bish post today, but I did want to bring you some words of wisdom today. Last week I told you to “Be Yourself“. You can print that out and keep it in a space where you can see it everyday. Today I want you to “Love Yourself”. I know you might think these phrases are generic and cliche, but there are some many people out there who do not love themselves or try to be themselves. Be blessed and have a pleasant weekend. I hope these printables inspire you. Download this printable here.
Over the weekend, I did something I never thought I would ever do. I have always dreamed of shooting a fashion film, but I never had the opportunity to do so. One of my friends asked me to shoot her styling videos for her. She is going by Lexis-Style, so be sure to check her out. I love the outfits she wears to school everyday. She really lets her personality shine through her outfits. Follow her here. I have to thank her for this experience because it was fun and challenging. Moving from location to location. Shooting guerrilla style in the streets. I loved it! I can’t wait to do it again. Photo from here. View the short and long versions below. (more…)