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The Year Is Almost Over But Not Quite

jai marshall

Photo From Lord Maxwell

As you know I have deemed 2010 as the year of trying new things, and I am really proud of myself. I have gone to Charleston and New York Fashion Week, interviewed designers, called Dov Charney out of the blue, and a ton of other things (all of which you can see here). The year is not over yet. There are still new things to try and see and do.

If you have been following my blog since last year, then you know the blog has been through major changes. I have introduced a new look and feel to the site, and come up with more original posts. TFAS now has an accompanying Tumblr devoted to my fashion musings. I have also started doing three specific posts each week (ASK TFAS, Shoe of the Week, and the reader favorite Bad Bish). If there is something you want to see on the blog, let me know. I am always open to suggestions. If you have a question that you want up for consideration for the ASK TFAS post or just a general question, email me at thefatandskinnyblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

I’m sure you have noticed the guest beauty posts by Quinn from VivalaQbee03. If there is something you want Quinn to talk about, go to her blog and let her know. She is also doing beauty features on different bloggers. Go participate. I did. I also have interns now. Their names are Ariel, Angelena, Sofie, and Erin. Sabrina is no longer with us. We miss you. Click on the links to check out their blogs. They are phenomenal, and you can tell when they wrote a post because it will be tagged with their name and blog at the bottom.

My blog posts are syndicated on Lovelyish now. You can also find me at HelloCotton.  It is so funny to me that I get more readers from the syndicated sites than from the blog itself, but I’m not complaining. My blog’s reader count fluctuates, and even though it isn’t at my goal number yet, I am just pleased as punch that people actually take the time out of their day to read my blog.

Thank you so much.

I probably wouldn’t know what to do without you guys and gals. Because I took the time to start this blog, I have visited so many different places, and my little introverted self has met so many different people I never would have dreamed of meeting. I have even met people that have encouraged me to put my photography,writing, and styling work into an online portfolio. It is a work in progress, but I am proud of it and myself. This blog,as you know, is my thesis project for graduate school. Everything seems to be going on track. If all goes well, which it will because I am speaking it into existence, I will graduate with an MFA in Fashion Journalism from AAU, and I promise you I will keep this blog going.

TFAS Weekly Round-Up

Check out all of this week’s post!

The Fat and Skinny on Fashion
Bad Bish


Has The Cat Been Let Out Of The Bag

Matthew McConaughey for Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman Frangrance

Rock It: Lace

Crazy for Leopard Prints

Have You Figured It Out Yet?

The Look For Less-Brian Atwood and Go Jane

Oh Patti Patti Patti

TFAS Tries Black Lipstick and Other Stuff

Pre-Fall/ Early Fall 2010 Top Trends and Ready To Wear Looks


So I don’t know if you have noticed, but the blog was dead for a hot minute and so much has happened.

I had a nice little lunch with my blog mentor downtown.

My blog finally made the switch from Blogger to WordPress. Let me tell you the guys at Blog Wranglers did an awesome job. If you want to make the switch from Blogger to WP, and you don’t know how… they can help.

Also have you seen the news… Halle Berry is the first black women to cover Vogue’s September Issue since Naomi in 1989. I think she did a rather fierce job at it too. Photo from The Fashion Bomb.

My interns have come up with some great posts for this week. I can’t wait to post them.

Be sure to tune in Monday at 7:30 PM EST at Make Me Over Eb’s Blog Talk Radio Show where I will be speaking on some cool fashion topics.

If you find that the rss feed hasn’t moved like it is supposed to, let me know.

Another Maurices.com Review

The good people at Maurices.com were kind enough to give me a gift card. I used it to get some accessories to review. I hope you love the video. I decided to showcase accessories since I am always reviewing clothes. 

While perusing their site yesterday, I found out that they are having a Summer Sale. Don’t miss out.

The Fat and Skinny is now mobile. Check it out!


If you read my blog, you know that I love shoes. That is why I have deemed this week SHOE WEEK! YAY! For my first shoe week post, I am going to show you some lower priced alternatives for the budget conscious shopper. All of the shoes are coming from Fly Jane. They didn’t ask for a review, but I thought I would do one since I like the shoes on this site. I hope you like it!

  • Liliana HIP Ankle Platform Boots

This boot only costs $64.90. A great price right? The Liliana boot is trendy and hot. You might want to rock some skinny jeans, a tee by Alexander Wang, and a sequin jacket with these boots. You are sure to look real tough in these.

  • Miss Me JOCELYN Platform Heel

The Jocelyn is only $49.90 and comes in pink, red, gray, black, and purple. Each shoe has a different color sole. I love this shoe because you can wear the black and gray shoes to work and church, and the other colors for a night out on the town. The bow on top of the peep toe is so cute.

  • Michael Antonio STRATFORD Dress Sandals

I love these shoes because they only costs $49.90, and I can see myself wearing these with some great boot cut jeans. I love how the straps wrap around the shoe, and how they have this great animal skin/marbleized kind of look.
This shoe can jazz up any outfit.

My So-Called Life

Hey Guys! I know it has been awhile since I gave you all the inside scoop on school. I switched majors from fashion merchandising to fashion journalism. I am taking 3 fun classes.
  • Intro to Journalism: I am learning how to write like a journalist.
  • Style Icons in Fashion and Media: I am learning about the style icons that have influenced the fashion world.
  • Intro to Styling: I am learning to be a stylist…YAY! Fun!
These classes and their projects are very challenging and come with a lot of work, but I feel like I am really learning some great information. Come December I will have already finished my first year in grad school at Academy of Art University and I LOVE IT!

I feel like even though school is tough, I can accomplish anything.