I can't believe that it is my two year bloggerversary. The year has gone by soo quick, that I can't believe it's here. I wanted to wear something fun and bold, so I decided to rock this great jumpsuit from Eloquii. I love one and done dressing, and besides a dress, the jumpsuit is another great item to have in your wardrobe. I love the bold color and the off the shoulder ruffles. I paired the jumpsuit with my all time favorite bomber. This silver bomber looks amazing with everything from jeans, to this jumpsuit and even dresses. It just makes everything better and way more fun. All that was left were some more red accessories and I was all set.
HAPPY MOMENTS OF YEAR 2
How many people can say, I have a pair of pants named after me...this lucky gal can say she was one of them. Spring 2016, Eloquii debut the Jaye pant - a cropped version of their ever so popular Kady pant. It was such an honor, and I was floored when Jodi, the Creative Director of Eloquii told me they were naming it after me. The brand will always have a special place in my heart, not because of the great honor, but because they made me excited about clothes again. Thank you Eloquii!!!!!
PLUS MODEL MAG BLOGGERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
I started out the year with a feature from the lovely blog editor Marcy Cruz. She named me one of the three bloggers to look out for in 2016 alongside The Real Sample and Mustang Sally. I was soo stoked to see myself named among some serious blogger hustlers. I hope I did Marcy proud.
FASHION BOMB DAILY
Every week I would look to see who was the latest to be featured in Fashion Bomb Daily Bombshell or Bomber of the week. In February, I had the pleasure of being featured and I was ecstatic. Being picked to be a part of such a great bunch of fashionable people (especially as a plus size woman), was an honor
Believe it or not when I was younger I told my mom I wanted to be in Essence Magazine. Twenty years later and I was featured on their site for having great style at the Curvy Con. Website is a start, but trust me, the mag is next!!!!!
INSTAGRAM WIVES WERE BORN
Started with a video, and now we're here. Jessica from Revelist gave us a name neither her or us would have ever thought would have gone viral the way that it did. When I started blogging it was nice that I had a network of women that have been there to help me out, make me go to events, and learn the business side to blogging. The Instagram Wives may have started in a video, but it's about working together. When women come together, we can do anything. Maddy from PMM loved our story so much she featured us in the Denim Issue of Plus Model Magazine! Double score!!
HITTING 7K ON INSTAGRAM
Milestone are always a good thing, and I was so happy that I was able to hit my goal of 7k this year. Insta Fam held me down and I thank you for that.
TRAVEL & FUN
This year, I actually got to take some time out and go away. I attended my first BlogHer conference out in LA (swag on top of swag, on top of swag). I definitely recommend going at least once in your life if you are a blogger. There were a lot of workshops I attended that definitely helped me in regards to managing my blog. Business of blogging is a big one, so it is always good to learn some new tips, make some new connections, and the added bonus, enjoy the gorgeous LA weather. Also, my lookbook with the Instagrams Wives was a big hit as well!!!
I also got a chance to visit Philly. Philly has completely changed since I visited last six years ago and I am happy that I was able to work with Visit Philly and get to see the city with Georgette from Grown & Curvy Woman. It was great to see the city, especially the mural tour, and have fun with my boo.
HOLIDAY AD CAMPAIGN WITH FULLBEAUTY
Fullbeauty asked me and the Wives to be a part of their Holiday Campaign. I had so much fun getting glammed up and shooting all the pretty looks. The video turned out so well, and our photo's really captured our individual personalities.
POP UP PLUS LOOKBOOK
When your friend owns a boutique and asks you to be a part of it, you don't say no. I ended out 2016 working with the Pop Up Plus team shooting an amazing lookbook and hilarious gag real for them. I don't get dressed up too often, but when I do watch out! The denim obsessed borderline tomboy can pull out the stops especially when it comes to getting pretty for the Holidays.
I just want to say thank you to all of the brands that worked with me this year. Shout out to Dia & Co, Fullbeauty, Eloquii, Just My Size, JC Penney, Simply Be, Lane Bryant, JD Williams, Torrid, Essie, Pop Up Plus, Ellos, Avenue, SWAK, and City Chic, Modamix, and Fashion To Figure. Without you, the blog would have not been as successful. I am truly appreciative of all the likes, love, shares that have been bestowed upon me. I love you all and make sure you keep up wth me to see all that goes down in Year #3.