Today in the Site Spotlight is Holly Hester of My Year of Fabulous, a blog about the personal style journey she kicked off in January. The process is revealing, informative and (best of all) very funny. (Plus, how many style bloggers also have an IMDB page?)
My professional background is in sitcom writing. I’ve written for shows such as “Ellen,” “Drew Carey” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”
After having kids I decided to quit the sitcom business and become a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I moved to a farm in Northern California and we absolutely love it except one thing – my clothes are completely disgusting!
Three kids, two goats and one pig later, I have somehow slipped hopelessly into fashionless mom land. I decided to start a blog in 2013 called, “My Year of Fabulous” where I try to look as fabulous as possible every single day for a year.
My hope is to inspire myself and other moms to climb out of their fashion ruts and throw away those big, bad, mom jeans forever.
About My Year of Fabulous
Each month I pick a style (rock and roll, Euro chic, Mod, etc) and I do my best to totally embody that style for the entire month. My belief is that you can’t really find what style works for you unless you live in that style for a while.
Also, much to my surprise, I’ve discovered that people treat you differently according to the style of clothes you are wearing. In Euro chic strangers opened doors for me. In rock and roll, all the sketchy people at the skate park finally said hi to me and in Bohemian I was treated like a fun-loving, irresponsible twenty year old that just happened to have three children.
What she writes about
I write about how each style makes me feel and how inexpensively I can find each style – I’m a mom on a budget so most of my shopping is done at consignment and thrift stores.
Besides, since my kids and farm animals ruin most of my clothes anyway, I want to be in something that’s cute, but something that can get stained without me bursting into tears. I also write about motherhood and life on a farm.
Her favorite posts
- The ultimate bohemian chic accessory
- How to buy a goat
- How to look fabulous for an Easter egg hunt
- Perfection is in the air this May
- Betty Ford — American Classic fashionista
Site Spotlight is an occasional feature that brings you a new or noteworthy style and fashion blog.