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New York, Here I Come

June 16, 2013

Ah! I can’t believe that it’s already time for New York and Full Figured Fashion Week. I’d love to say that I have myself completely ready for the trip, but that’s just not the case :). BUT! I am so excited because this year I am bringing a friend from home with me, Brittany, and I have time for actual touristy sight-seeing. Not to mention the fact that I get to be with the Fashion Front and learn from and interact with some of my favorite bloggers and new-to-me bloggers. Yesterday I had the chance to just relax out on the lake for about an hour. I can’t remember the last time I was just alone to my thoughts and not trying to get something done, and in that moment I had one of those “Wow, look how far I’ve come” moments. 2 1/2 years ago I was a new blogger and completely enamored by the bloggers attending FFFWeek in 2011. It felt like such a far removed experience, to go to New York and talk with plus size companies and other bloggers, that I never expected to be doing it a year later and then again now as part of the Fashion Front. It reminds me that writing, blogging, and connecting with others can transport us all outside of the paths we saw for ourselves and can lead us to experiences that many do not get to have. It also reminded me that those confident women in 2011 have changed my life in ways I never expected, and other lives will continue to change by fellow plus size women, those who are in the fashion industry and those like me who work elsewhere but connect to fashion through social media. Sometimes I forget what it felt like when I just found this online community. The reminder let me remember all the reasons I love it and how much I’ve changed. I’m so thankful for this wonderful experience I get to have this next week, and I would love it if you follow along over the week. I will have new posts here as well as Twitter updates and Instagram pictures.

My first OOTD from back in November 2010!

My first OOTD from back in November 2010!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2013 1:00 pm

    Wish you a great time. Enjoy it! xoxo

  2. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    June 17, 2013 5:52 pm

    Enjoy your time in New York and hooking up with old friends as well as new. You have come a long way and I am glad I have met you. (online of course). It is nice to meet a fellow Tar Heel and be inspired by her. Your blog is my favorite. I have to say that you have a great flair for style and your beautiful skin is envied. I expect to see lots of pictures and hear all the news on the fashion front of plus sizes, We are here to stay and we are an untapped market. If we find something we like that fits us and makes us look good and is not a tent, we will buy it. I hope that new designers and fashion houses will be there so we can see things that are coming out in the future. Have a safe journey.

  3. June 19, 2013 5:37 am

    Enjoy darling and do take lots of pics for us who wont be there. Until next time then 🙂

    http://thickfitandfabulous.blogspot.com/

  4. June 23, 2013 10:38 am

    Sounds fun! Have a lovely time!

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