<<< Hey! I’m Karissa Renee. Creator, dreamer, & goal digging girl boss. >>>
ABOUT THE BLOG:
The HoneyGold Guru was created 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. Further, each post is meant to be inclusive and inspire women of all body shapes everywhere to experiment and develop their personal style!
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.
Three 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!