I had reached some really low points emotionally while battling ‘breast cancer’ this past year. The very thought that cancer had invaded my body was enough to turn my world upside down. I felt hopeless…lost….confused and deeply hurt. I initially cried a lot, stopped eating, and closed myself off from the rest of the world. How could anyone ever look at me the same? Why did I have to get cancer? When you’re a woman you worry about everything, especially physical (beauty) or your appearance in general ….our society is built on it. After losing all my hair during chemo, then both my breast after bilateral surgery, I had to learn to LOVE and ACCEPT the new me.
Hello beauties! I’m super excited to introduce you all to Karen of Your Stylist Karen from Washington, DC.. I was so happy that she agreed to do a blogger spotlight for me. I discovered her blog several months ago as a BLM group member and have been hooked ever since. I love her chic and conservative attire, savvy business style, and her daily words of inspiration. I visit her blog often and recommend that you jump on board for her motivational tips and stylish updates.
I asked her a few questions, so we could learn a bit of information about her and her personal style. Please read about Karen below and stop by her Facebook page for more information.
What are some lessons you learned as a blogger?I am still a relatively new blogger so I am learning every day. I do not have an exact plan as to where I want my blog to go. For now, I am happy adding a bit of positivity to my readers day and hopefully inspiring them in some way. I have learned that the Golden Rule applies to the blogging world too. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
How do you balance your professional life and blogging?I must admit that it is difficult. I have not actually found the balance. Each week is different and right now I am just trying to keep up.
Karen is a Independent Stylist with Stella Dot, shop her online store (here)
How would you describe your personal style?Evolving is the word that best describes my personal style. I used to have a love affair with Forever 21 and then I realized that it was time to incorporate more sophisticated pieces and invest in quality. I know the basics of what colors compliment my skin and what cuts flatter my body type. I tend to be more on the conservative side but I am open to playing with color, print and adding versatility by layering.
What are some activities you enjoy outside of blogging?I am a stylist with Stella & Dot and that takes up a bunch of my time. I love it and would not have it any other way. Spending time with my husband, family and friends takes up any other free time that I have right now.
Karen, thank you so much for the allowing me to feature you. I’m sure you all can see why I adore this bloggers style. She’s professional, stylish, positive, and down to earth. You can find her using the following links:
Thank you all for stopping by!