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!
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.
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.
Happy 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!
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!
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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Hey guys! I took some time off to do personal stuff last week, but I am back to bring you the battle of the matte lipsticks. I bought these lipsticks myself. The Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick was less than $10, but the pack of three NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream was $12 at Urban Outfitters. The opponents , Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick vs. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, fought really hard. Unfortunately I am not a fan of these lipsticks/lip creams. I was really intrigued by the colors and thought they would look great on, but the formula for both products is horrible, very drying, and peels like no other.
I am so excited to give you this news. I wanted to tell you all about this earlier, but we had to wait for the ok to go! I, along with other bloggers, have been selected to know that IBM has invited me to partner with them on their #MySmarterCommerce campaign. Over the next 30 days I will share through my blog, Twitter, Youtube, and every other social media platform I have what Smarter Commerce means to me. Feel free to interact with me on social media and share your conversations. Please note that IBM will be monitoring all conversations, so try and keep it PG guys! I hope you guys are ready for the #MySmarterCommerce movement because I am really excited! We haven’t received any compensation for this campaign, but as always, if things change I will let you know.
Today is my blog’s 4th Blogiversary!!!!! This is the final contest in the TFAS 4th Blogiversary contest series! Today Eden Body Works is sponsoring this contest and the prize is the lovely $35 Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Kit. Inside you will find the Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo 8 oz, Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner 8 oz, Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk 8 oz, Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil 4 oz, and Peppermint Tea Tree Temple Balm 3.3 oz ! That’s an awesome prize! I kinda want to keep the kit and the other prizes for myself. Thank you so much for Edens Body Works for sponsoring this contest! This contest lasts a week.
Fashion website StyleSayshas just launched a feature for style bloggers that not only helps them post their blog posts to multiple social media sites at once, but also lets them make money from the service as well. The feature was released Monday and lets you publish your blog posts to Blogger, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Lookbook, and Chicisimo. The new affiliate program lets bloggers share items, and when someone purchases that item, the blogger makes some money. StyleSays is really trying to revolutionize fashion blogging.
This past Saturday, before I went to the SC. State Fair to see The Roots perform an awesome concert, I went to the Carolina Bloggin’ at Gervais & Vine. The food was amazing, the speakers were amazing, and the sponsors were amazing. Thanks Firefly Vodka and thanks That Teowonna for holding this wonderful event again. I got to meet some new bloggers and see some old friends. If you have just started a blog, or have had one for quite some time, go to a blogging conference. They are so much fun, you get a wealth of knowledge, and you get to meet a bunch of great and awesome people.