2016 Recap: What Blogging Taught me about Unbound Potential

A couple years ago, I started writing down my annual goals and doing check-ins throughout the year. Last year, one of my goals was to expand my blog’s reach by appearing in a national magazine. When I achieved a magazine feature and also ended up on the cover of a magazine (an outcome I couldn’t even imagine), I realized that I might need to start setting and reaching for even bigger goals. So, in 2016, I did just that.

In 2016, I wanted to publish content on national platforms. So, I was beyond thrilled to contribute to the Ask Redbook page in the April issue of Redbook. As a pear-shaped woman, I got to offer insights about styling this body type.

Magazine Feature

Ya’ll, I was Ms. March 2016! As many of you know, I was born and raised in St. Kitts. So, I was beyond honored to be chosen by the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank as a Kittitian inspiring excellence and featured in their 2016 calendar. This feature was particularly special because it recognized my work as a fashion blogger.

St. Louis is so central to my blog. I started it here. I get inspired here. So, having the opportunity to share my favorite places to shop in St. Louis Magazine’s Fall Issue, was such an honor. Get a glimpse of the feature online here.

St-Louis Magazine Fall 2016 Issue

I literally had to pinch myself when the editors of Redbook recommended me for a full-page feature ad in the October issue of the magazine. And, the content? My photography (converted into a vector-art illustration) and my story. We each live inspiring lives, and sometimes it takes someone else reminding us of that to realize.

Redbook Magazine October 2016 Issue

So, guess what I’m reaching for in 2017? Some out-of-this-world possibilities for sure.

Taraji P. Henson and I Have Something Special in Common

No, we don’t both star in Empire, but we’re both in the October issue of Redbook! Taraji P. Henson is the cover star of Redbook magazine’s October 2016 issue, and I appear in the pages.

Taraji P. Henson Redbook Magazine

I’ve been working to create new opportunities for experiencing the wonders of fashion, even though I don’t have a formal background in the industry. So, my appearance in this most recent issue of Redbook is particularly fulfilling. Furthermore, I’m honored that the editors of the magazine chose me to be featured in the Unexpected Standouts series in the October issue. The piece showcases a vector-art illustration of an image from this post and shares my story. Read all about it in the current issue. Here’s a sneak peek:



So Proud to be Featured in St. Louis Magazine!

I am so honored to be featured in the September 2016 issue of St. Louis Magazine (STLMag.com)! When I first moved to St. Louis, I immersed myself in the fashion community as a creative outlet. It was in St. Louis that I eventually became so inspired by style and thinking about the economics of style that I started this blog. So, it is the best honor to be recognized by St. Louis Magazine, the ultimate resource to all things sophisticated in STL.

St. Louis Magazine September 2016 Issue 3c

This issue is currently available to subscribers and will be in stores shortly. Here’s a sneak peek of my feature in the Fall Issue.

St. Louis Magazine September 2016 Issue 4cSt. Louis Magazine September 2016 Issue 5c

Update: Get a glimpse of the feature online here.

Another Contribution to Redbook!

Being featured on the September 2015 cover of Redbook magazine was one of the best experiences I’ve had since starting this blog. So, when I was invited to contribute to the Ask Redbook page of the April 2016 issue, the answer was surely “heck yeah!” Read all about it in the current issue.

By the way, today is the last day to enter Redbook’s Real Women Style Awards for your chance to be on this year’s September cover. If you haven’t already entered, just do it!

I’m talking about flattering skirts in the April issue. Here are a few of my favorite styles:

Watch Economy of Style on Show Me St. Louis!

Let’s go thrifting! Tune in to Show Me St. Louis on channel 5 (NBC) today at 10 a.m. CT to go thrifting with me. Dana Dean, Show Me St. Louis reporter, and I hit the aisles at Savers Thrift Store recently. Wait until you see the treasures I found!

Not in St. Louis? No worries. Watch online: Economy of Style on Show Me St. Louis.