<<< Hey! I’m Karissa Renee. Creator, dreamer, & goal digging girl boss. >>>
ABOUT THE BLOG:
The HoneyGold Guru is intended to contribute to a culture and society that accepts women of ALL body types as beautiful. This blog is focused on inspiring and guiding the APPLE-SHAPED woman to have fun and get creative with fashion. I hope to encourage high self-esteem in apple-shaped women and positively represent this body type.
Hello! Thanks for your interest in my blog. Like many, I have struggled with my weight and body type for most of my life. Being overweight and apple-shaped in my youth was THE WORST. I could never wear the same clothes as my peers (aka low rise jeans with fitted tops, bodycons, bikinis…). I have also struggled with feeling less than womanly because I do not have a defined waist, curvy hips, and a big round booty. I spent a good chunk of my a life in depression due to hating my body.
But then, ENTER FASHION!
Although I struggled with finding clothes that fit properly, I never shied away from experimenting with my style. I learned colors, shapes, and cuts that complimented my body and/or gave the illusion of having a different body type.
I am happy to say that over the years I’ve mastered the art of dressing my body type! I have been a smaller apple, a bigger apple, and somewhere in-between. The rules I follow are still the same: Accentuate my assets + disguise my flaws.
Two years ago I was on a Youtube binge and decided to look up tips for dressing an apple-shaped body. GAH! They were all so awful. The videos made me feel more ashamed about my body type and I felt they did not properly represent all apple-shaped women.
So, I took it upon myself to create a more “stylish” video with the intention of helping even just ONE girl or woman feel better about her apple-shaped body. THIS video had and continues to have such an overwhelming response of positivity.
I started this blog in February 2016 as a fashion and lifestyle blog, but quickly realized that I have a niche. I loved sharing my #ootd’s, but I also wanted them to serve a purpose. Not only to inspire EVERY woman in her personal style journey, but to be a guide to apple-shaped women. I decided I wanted to be the woman I needed when I was younger.
So here I am.
As “The HoneyGold Guru”, I am an apple-shaped woman here to guide, support and inspire your journey to self-acceptance through fashion.
For more information about me and this blog visit my FAQ page HERE!