Name: Rocquelle Porch
Age: 27 (but for some reason people often think I’m a teenager!)
Location: Houston, TX
Online homes: blog // twitter
Favorite Karina dress: Megan short-sleeve in pink floral
What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?
Hmmm, that’s a hard one….The Bible, Style Pantry, Business of Fashion, Bees Wonderland, and the Etsy blog are on my current everyday reading list, but the list of blogs in my Bloglovin’ feed is constantly growing, so I read/browse about 100 blogs a day; they’re each special in their own way!
You have a great series on your blog called ‘Your Body is Fabulous.’ How did that start? What are you hoping to accomplish with this series?
Wow, thank you! Around this time last year, I took a bit of a blog break, and during that time I had a twitter chat with Christine of UnSTitched (I don’t think she’s blogging these days) about who’s ever written a book or wanted to write one. I mentioned that I once started a book, “Your Body Is Fabulous: Dress Like It!!” back in 2009, but didn’t get very far on it. This chat stayed in my mind during my blog break, and the series was born!
With this series, I hope that women are inspired and empowered by the various body types, skin complexions, hair types, heights, personalities, etc. of the women featured, seeing that we are all different, all have things that we love or dislike about our bodies, all have difficulty in the dressing room for one reason or another, yet we are ALL FABULOUS.
You love a good DIY project. What are your three favorite DIYs that you’ve blogged about?
I do love a good DIY project! Sadly, I do more DIYs than I photograph for blog posts. My three favorite DIYs from the blog have to be my painted shoes, the camera strap cover, and the blinged out shirt collar tips. I just did a flower sunglasses DIY the other night that I can’t wait to show my readers too!
If you could give your 16 year old self advice, what would you say?
Explore your creativity, and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. These are lessons I didn’t truly start to learn until I was 22.
Your perfect day. What would it look like?
Sleeping in until around 9, breakfast in bed, shopping in the boutiques of Paris (with no budget!), lunch with my mom in the 6th arrondissement, an afternoon nap, capped off with a picnic dinner under the Eiffel Tower with my closest friends! It’s been six years since I studied abroad in Paris, so I’ve thought this one through a bit!
Thanks so much for sharing, Rocquelle!