Fashtoriously Two

by Lauren Corbett


Today marks the 2 year anniversary of this blog, The Fashtorious L.A.C. The beginning of this blog is so important to me because it is when I officially let go of my inhibitions.

Although my blog was launched in 2017, the ideation of it was in 2014. Between those three years, I was hesitant to show the world what I created. Also, I was a perfectionist (still am) who felt that maybe my blog wasn’t “professional” enough. All of these worries that I had about my blog went out the window when I was told that I wasn’t “on brand” by an editor of an online fashion publication for college students.

The publication was used to seeing young women with a cookie-cutter, Taylor Swift sense of style. What they weren’t used to seeing was a black woman (a curvy black woman) in a black one-piece swimsuit. I could have been that cookie-cutter girl that they were looking for, but honestly, my style is pretty versatile. One day, I could be wearing a pink dress because I feel cutesy. Next day, I could be athletic and wear a DKNY Sport outfit with sneakers. Another day, I might want to feel glamorous and sexy, so I would wear some type of fur with gold accessories and thigh high boots.

The editor’s comment lit a fire under me, which ultimately caused me to reveal my brand, style, and creativity to the world.

During these two years, I’ve gone through a lot. From college, graduation, heartbreak, rejection, promotion, and etc. Also, I’ve grown immensely. I’ve found my voice and purpose. I am happy that I am on track to becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be.

I want to thank those who keep coming to my blog to see/read my latest entries and those who support me on social media and in real life.

I want to give a special thank you to my mother who is my inspiration and photographer for all of my blog pictures. I love you Mommy! :)

Fashtoriously,

Lauren Ashley Corbett

Outfit Details

  1. Black Exaggerated Ruffle Top (Similar)

  2. High Waisted Fray Hem Skinny Denim Jeans (Similar)

  3. Gold Statement Necklace with Grey Tassels (Similar)

  4. Black Goyardine Senat GM Pouch Handbag

  5. Grey Crystal Embellished Vera Wang Lavender Label Ballet Flats (Similar)

  6. Gold Sapphire Ring and Necklace (Gift)

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Fearless.

by Lauren Corbett


Right now, it's 4:00 am. I should be sleeping, but God had other plans...

Fearless. These pictures are about three years old. Back when these pictures were taken, I was so eager to start this blog. I would give myself deadlines on when I would finish everything and finally publish it, however, I kept pushing back those deadlines. Why did I keep delaying the release of something that is so great? Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of judgement. Fear of imperfection. Fear of opinions. 

Now that I have published the blog, do I still deal with fear? Yes. I mostly deal with fear of opinions. I am real and honest enough to say that my fear of opinions have caused me to second guess my decisions and actions. Anyone who has ever said that they don't care at all about what people think of them is lying. That is BS. Everyone cares about what others think of them to a certain extent. It is human nature. 

For 2018, I am determined to be less fearful and more fearless in order to live my best life. And just by publishing this post, I already feel less fearful. :) 

Slay Wear

1. Fearless jumpsuit (Similar)

2. Iridescent stud earrings (Similar)

3. Black and white heels with sneaker laces and transparent sides from a thrift store

4. Pearl and multi-colored necklace from my mother

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