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A Look Back at 2017

When I reflect on this past year I realized that I need to practice gratitude and live in the moment more. I am a results-oriented person so if I don’t get my desired result I tend to feel like I missed the mark. Pushing myself to always be my best self has made me gloss over major wins that I had this year. There comes a time to stop being humble and step up and accept your reward.

So as this year comes to a close I am taking my wins and sharing them with all of my readers. I hope that claiming my wins also helps you to look back over your year and uncover your own wins that you did not celebrate.

 

The Lit Ball

My year started on such a high note being honored by my good friend January York. Her annual ball empowers and recognizes women’s creative and personal triumphs. I got to connect with women that I will forever have a connection with. I was so humbled to be honored and just to be in a room filled with beautiful women who are trying to impact the world around them.

 

The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo

I had the time of my life at the TCF Style Expo. I got to meet so many other awesome curvy women, bloggers, and influencers. The expo was more than just a time to shop. The panels and workshops that really started conversations and created open forms for women to open up about their style journeys really proved to me that size inclusion is necessary. Our efforts for inclusion will affect how women see themselves for years to come.

 

Collaborations

I got the opportunity to work with several great brands like JORD Watches, JustFab, and Elvi (by far one of my favorite new plus size brands).

 

My Favorite #OOTD’s

 

 

Behind The Scenes

As a co-owner of BOLD Creative Solutions, I am always involved with creative professionals in the greater Cincinnati area. Whether we are consulting with an individual or planning events we love keeping our ear to the ground and keeping Cincinnati creative and cool.

 

 

Working with Eloquii

I can’t tell you how excited I was to find out that Eloquii was opening a pop-up in Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. When they reached out to me to plan an in-store event I was thrilled to say the least. I wanted to do more than just plan another sip and shop I wanted to help women who needed help getting a fresh start. Empowerment is about lifting each other up so reaching out to Dress for Success Columbus was a no-brainer for me.

Styling women is something always gives me so much joy. Personal style is something that helps everyone feel powerful. I am so glad we got to extend that power to curvy women in need! I am happy to say that now Eloquii will be working with Dress for Success as a partner.

 

Did I mention I Co-Wrote and Co-Created a Web Series???

The Lounge web series premiered this December. It was almost 9 months in the making before it premiered. I was so excited to collaborate with the other writers and executive producers of the project. Be sure to check out all 4 episodes of the first season on YouTube

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All Around Cincinnati

I love covering events in Cincinnati. I love to show people what is happening in my Cincinnati. I love my hometown and showing all of the cool and diverse events that happen in my neck of the woods is always a joy! Thank you so much to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Renika J. Smiley of Girl Talk,  Pink Tulip Club, and The Midwest Sweet and Natural Festival.

 

When I look back over 2017 was a win! It may not have always felt like it but if I live in gratitude I will begin to understand that moving forward is always a success.