How old are you? Where are you from?
I am 24 years old. I am from Nashville, TN.

What inspired you to start blogging?
When I was first introduced to the fashion blogging world (in 2008), I was so enthused to see real women loving fashion and showcasing their style, but one thing I noticed is that none of them looked like me. I have always been a fashion lover and my best friend encouraged me to create my own blog. One day we did an impromptu photo shoot of about 6 different looks and I went for it! A few months later, Gabi Fresh featured me on her blog and I began getting followers. I had no idea that my blog would ever be what it is today, known by other bloggers and fashion enthusiast, but I am forever grateful. I'm so excited to see my blog evovle even more, along with my fashion style.

Where do you shop?
 I love to shop everywhere; however I do most of my shopping online for convenience. I frequent Asos.com, Zara.com, Forever21.com, Nasty Gal.com, and Dorothy Perkins.com (but let’s face it, I’m on Asos everyday lol). I also love to browse through Macys, Dillard’s, BCBG, H&M and a few local boutiques.

What size do you wear?
At my highest weight, I was a size 22. I am now in a 14/16, however I try on EVERYTHING! I have some things that are a size 8 in my closet that fit perfectly. You never know what may work for you unless you give it a shot.

What kind of extensions do you wear?
I use Virgin Brazilian Extensions mostly. I have used Virgin Indian hair and Malaysian hair in the past but I prefer Brazilian hair because of the texture and fullness.

Do you style your own hair?
Yes I do. I am so picky that it is hard for me to trust anyone else but my hands to do my hair J

What is your skin care regimen?
Honestly this is an area that I definitely neglect, unfortunately. I have fairly sensitive skin so I have to be careful of what I put on my face. I use Cerve Moisturizing Cleanser and Cetaphil Moisturizer with spf 15 every morning. At night I use Almay makeup remover wipes to remove my makeup and moisturize with Cerve night cream ( I hardly ever wash my face at night). I also use my Clarisonic about once per month or when I notice I’m having a breakout.

What kind of foundation do you wear?
Makeup Forever HD in 175, Laura Mercier in Toffee Bronze (tinted moisturizer in Walnut), Illamasqua skinbase  in 15, Revlon Photoready in Cappuccino mixed with Revlon Colorstay in Caramel.

You’ve lost weight, what have you been doing?
I follow a High Protein/Low Carb diet. I try to get in about 80 grams of protein per day. Throughout this journey I’ve learned to eat things that are beneficial to my body. Food is fuel, so I only fill up my “tank” when It needs to be filled. When it comes to weight loss, diet is 80% and excercise is only 20% of the battle, so it has to be a lifestyle change that you are ready to commit to.  I recommend that you seek the advice of  a nutritionist to find out what will most benefit your body and your lifestyle, that’s what worked for me.

Daily Meals usually consist of:
Breakfast: Omelet with ham or turkey, Bacon and eggs, or Greek yogurt with honey
Lunch: Any meat. Chicken, Fish, Steak, etc. Sometimes Greek Yogurt if I'm not really hungry. If it's fast food I only eat the meat.
Dinner: Meat and Veggies

Snack: Fruit (Watermelon, Oranges, Grapes) or Protein shake sometimes hot cheetos -__-
What inspired you to lose weight?
I've been overweight all my life being that I was always very short. I've always wanted to lose weight but would never stick to any plans for a decent period of time. I grew to think that I would always be plus size and I was ok with that! My confidence did not waiver because of my size, I mean this was all I knew, and also I secretly loved proving people wrong when it came to their negative opinions about plus size women. Once I sought the advice of a nutritionist, they opened my eyes up to a lifestyle that I felt could work for me and I felt hopeful. Once I had that glimmer of hope letting me know that I could possibly achieve this goal, it was nothing to it but to do it. I have to hold myself accountable for my actions. I have the proper tools and knowledge to lose weight so I have no excuse. That in itself is inspiring; knowing that I am truly in control of my body.

What are your favorite blogs?
Karla’s Closet, Maytedoll, Skinny Fashionista, Allthingsfab101, Fashionista 804, and KTRtyle.

Do you have a Youtube channel?
Yes! I just started my Youtube channel recently! Check me out at PocketsandBowsTV where I talk about all things fashion and beauty related :)

Do you participate in company reviews or endorse products?
Yes, I will do reviews for companies and will only endorse a product if I love it. Upholding the honesty and integrity of my blog/myself is very important to me, therefore I will not endorse any products that I myself would not purchase.

I really want to work with you!
Perfect! Please contact me at PocketsandBows@yahoo.com to inquire.


  1. Where do you get your Virgin Brazilian Hair from?

    1. What to now too. I also want to know how you color/dye it.

    2. It just depends, I get it from different vendors :)

    3. I also use powder bleach and developer to color my extensions.

    4. whats your ig name

    5. What vendor did you use In the August 12 post with the joggers what kind of hair is that? Like a website or store?

  2. Let me say that I feel you on all level with your style. Im currently a size 22 at 5'3 myself and im trying to get down to a 14/16 and the struggle is REAL. However I love your style they way yuo pair things together, I wished you were in Atlanta to go thru my closet to help me pair items. The places I shop are forever 21 plus, ASOS curve, Ashley Stewart(sometimes) I love Dorothy Perkins but honey thier uk 22 is cut to tight for me, Im all stomach and breast and now my thighs are catching up. Keep up the good work in what you doing and keep us updated with tons of fashions and tips :-)

  3. Hello beautiful lady! I was hoping you would share what camera do you use for your pictures and videos. I'm trying to do my research on the best camera to invest in. Thanks alot!

  4. You are absolutely correct girls have been told so long " you can not wear that" due to her weight! I definitely appreciate what plussize bloggers bring to our community!
    Fierce_Confidence <3
    follow on ig Fierce_confidence

  5. if you don't mind me asking .. what kind of spandex or bustier do you wear to make your dresses look fabulous ? that's if you wear one.

  6. Hello, I am interested in creating my own blog and was wondering you could recommened places where I can have my logo created for a good price?

  7. I'm in the Nashville area and plus size and I was wondering if you did personal styling?

  8. 80% of what you eat 20% of what you do..where you working out while watching what you eat?