Wednesday, December 30, 2015

We're Just Getting Started!

Can you believe it? We're in the final countdown until the end of 2015 and the start of a new year! Time is truly flying...it feels like I just posted my first entry to BBDF! I think this photo is when I started to see myself as a blogger. I was trying to find my angles...still am! Here's quick trip down memory lane.

Budget Friendly Big Bella Donna
The Skinny on Full Figured Fashion Week 2015
Doing the Drape
I was just getting my feet wet when I got the awesome opportunity to work with Sydney's Closet, an exclusive plus size formalwear designer. Since my desire was (and is) to create a resource for plus size formal wear & fashion, I couldn't have been more delighted to work with them. Here are some of the gowns featured on the blog.

This Twilight Has No Sequel

Regal in Red: How to Rock the Red Carpet

How to Paint the Town Red: In the Spotlight
Life Can be a" Dream Girl"
Sydney's Closet's gowns are just lovely. They have a great selection for every conceivable formal affair. They recently launched their collection of day-to-night dresses, and I had the pleasure of showcasing a few of those on the blog as well. I did a lookbook for the collection, but here are a few individual shots. 

Where's The Party?
Stella the Studded Stunner
Rockin' in Roxanna
I rounded out the year with some holiday looks that covered everything from animal print to leggings for those who eschew skirts & dresses. I did a recap of all my festive looks, but these are some of my favorite pics.

Walk on the Wide Side with GarnerStyle & Rebdolls
Get Ready to Party with Lane Bryant
Keep It Classy with Kiyonna
I've got some ways to go and that's a good thing. We all need to leave room for improvement. I'm so proud of myself for sticking to it despite the overwhelming sea of fashion bloggers on the scene. (I mean come on admit it...there's a lot of us outchea!) Not only that...I survived a tough period in my life due in great part to this blog. 

It helped me channel positive energy into something that I'd hope would make a difference. And trust, me... I don't have time to put on airs. I'm just a regular chick who loves to dress up and now I'm taking pictures to prove it and share it with world. 

Thanks so much for being a part of this journey, whether this is your first time reading or you've stopped by a few times. Keep enjoying the ride & let's see what great things lie ahead in 2016!


~KA/BBD
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