27 January 2012
What I’m Hearin’…
I’m not a huge Gaga fan but I do respect her craft and admit that the gal is talented and creative. This song falls so neatly into my body positivity rant I’ve been doing all week and I do love the Madonna sound! Please enjoy Lady Gaga with Born This Way!
25 January 2012
What I’m Lovin’…
Hey guys! If you follow me on facebook and twitter you’ll see I’ve become a part of a new campaign started by one of my Facebook friends, Ms. Marilyn Wann, called Stand4Kids! The campaign is a response to a new campaign in Georgia called Strong4Life urging the community to “Stop Childhood Obesity”. It’s true that Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the country and something has to be done about it. However, these campaign ads are some of the most depressing videos I have ever seen. Many of them state that “being fat takes the fun out of being a kid.” hmm…. Shouldn’t being unhealthy take the fun out of being a kid? Here are some of the campaign ads.
Should Tina’s weight be attacked here or should bullying?
Anatomically speaking, will the girl in the beginning of the video EVER look like the girl at the end?
Now don’t get me wrong. I think that if you are obese, a large part of getting healthy is losing weight. I, myself, could stand to lose a few, OKAY A LOT OF, pounds….lol
But, I do think that this campaign could have taken a different approach like including body positivity, stamping out school bullying, and acceptance by showing that the world is made up of different body types and you can be healthy at many different weights.
Leave me a comment below! I’d love to read your thoughts!
If you’d like to be a part of Stand4Kids, please email Ms. Wann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
23 January 2012
What I’m Wearin’…
Hello friends! I was just thinking! I never got to share my New Year’s outfit with you guys! It was originally planned for Christmas day but I had to work and didn’t have time afterwards…awww…lol
Here’s the Polyvore set. Did I work it? lol
Let me tell ya, it SUCKS being dressed up and not having someone to take your picture! I’m sure my blogging buddies know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! I gotta invest in another tripod. #seriouslythough
In This Look:
Black sequins skirt from Avenue for $19,
Black patterned tights from from Torrid for $15,
Black Patent Leather Pumps from Plato’s Closet Teen Consignment Shop for $6,
White corseted top from Lane Bryant for $7,
Medium wash denim blazer from Cato’s Fashions for $17,
Silver flower fashion ring from Local Beauty Supply,
Pink and Black faux croc clutch from It’s Fashions for $7,
Silver watch gifted,
Black Sequins Beret from Plato’s Closet Teen Consignment Shop for $4,
Black large stone friendship bracelet from Avenue for $7.
20 January 2012
What I’m Hearin’…
This song has gotten me out of so many hard times. It’s good to know that you can rest on the promise that God has made to you and that has stood the test of time. I’m so pleased to share with you guys, Resting On His Promise by Youthful Praise, feat. JJ Hairston.
18 January 2012
What I’m Lovin’…
Before we wave goodbye 2011, let’s take a look at all of the things that made it a great year for my blog!
The Neat Networking
I’ve met so many great people while blogging and going to different events: talented models, designers, make up artists, boutique owners, club owners, promoters and fellow bloggers that I admire! #swapnista #fashionableATL
I’ve also became a member of Fashionable Atlanta, who are now my sisters in blogging! I love these ladies and look forward to more events to come!
The Great Giveaways
I gave away a few great items in 2011 from these retailers!
I even had a few sponsors do some giveaways on my site, like the gorgeous lingerie site, Hips & Curves and shoe auction site, If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit!
The Fascinating Features
My blog, my style and my writing has been featured on other sites, too!
Dominique of The Lipstick Manual featured one of my looks!
I wrote a few articles for The Plus Size Fashion Diva!
Fellow blogger and sweet friend, Maddie featured me on her blog in her “blog’s worthy of following”! Please check out her blog!
Talented artist and blogger, Julia of The Cherry on Top, drew an amazing picture of me and featured it on her blog!
Fellow blogger, Anne Hunter of Plus Size Women’s Clothing gave me a great review, too! That meant the world to me!
I even strutted my stuff on the runway! ( #secretlyterrified )
The Exceptional Events
Check out all the great events that me and my camera went to!
An awesome winter cruise! Pics coming soon!
Ricefest, my community’s annual heritage festival!
The All Black Affair!
The All White Party!
The Alpha Old School Party!
Hosting the Girls’ Night Out event at Lane Bryant!
Winning “Best Costume” as Miss Piggy at Classy Ladies Social Club Halloween Party!
Partying on River Street in Savannah, GA!
The Generous Growth
In 2011, I upgraded my camera to a professional photography tool and I even got my own domain name!
But, one of the biggest things that I am proud of in 2011 is that with all of the social medias combined, my blog reaches over 2000 active and potential readers! God is so awesome!
2011 was such an amazing year for me! I almost hate to see it go! But, I know that there are many more great things in store for me in the future! Thank you guys for being with me every step of the way!