I’ve been trying to write this blog post for what seems like forever. Last week when I was trying to write my Dollar Tree haul post, my internet kept going out. My internet has been cutting off and on. I am about to lose it to ATT on the phone if it doesn’t stop acting up. UGH!!!
Sooo I know you all have been wondering where Jai and The Fat and Skinny on Fashion has been, well I am still here. We’re still here. I took a much needed break throughout the holidays, this blog’s 8th birthday and my very own 30th birthday! I needed to take a break. Sometimes you just need time to relax, relate, and release. Don’t worry. The blog will be back with more vlogs and fashion news. Happy new year!
The holidays can be a stressful time. Couple that with the anxiety most people seem to be feeling this year, and it all can be a bit overwhelming. If you are stressed out or looking for a good post workout stretch session try this video from JessicaSmithTV. I’ve been using her workout videos on YouTube for awhile now, and I really like them.
It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t left you….. Yeah it has been about a month or so since my last blog post, but now I’m back with a brand new look. As you can see by the new layout, I have been busy making ch-ch-changes to the way the blog is set up. I wanted a new look for The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for like theeeeee longest time, but I couldn’t find a layout that I thought made the blog look the way I wanted it to look. Shout out to the Bloggers Like Me Facebook group for introducing me and a bunch of other bloggers to this theme. If you are a blogger, please go join that group. There are so many people with knowledge and resources all up and throughout it.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hey Guys! I wanted to give you a little update about my life since I moved and started fashion design school. As you can see I blog pretty sporadically now, but I do try to keep at least 2-3 posts up each week. That is because the move and school has been super hectic. I can’t wait until Spring Break!!!! I need lots and lots of sleep.
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!
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.
Why does the holidays bring out all of the creeps? Like seriously? I can’t even go to Walmart in peace. Then again you can never go to Walmart in peace. Anyway. I am always complaining about guys not noticing me. I’m probably not going to complain as much about that anymore because of the creep in Walmart yesterday.