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! :)
Lauren Ashley Corbett
Black Exaggerated Ruffle Top (Similar)
High Waisted Fray Hem Skinny Denim Jeans (Similar)
Gold Statement Necklace with Grey Tassels (Similar)
Grey Crystal Embellished Vera Wang Lavender Label Ballet Flats (Similar)
Gold Sapphire Ring and Necklace (Gift)