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[Essie Golden of Golden Kaleidoscope in the Jennifer Chou Carmelo]

Essie Golden has been a client of ours for sometime now. And we have seen her blog around the office, often promoting shoes she picked up on the site, or simply highlighting her own take on street style that we love. Plain and simple, the Brooklyn based babe has it. Her confidence and beauty is something we’ve always loved as a blogger. Last week when we #regrammed her as part of our #solestruckfanregram program we were both shocked and then at once relieved when we saw the responses and comments. Initially the #regram we posted drew criticism and negativity in regards to Golden’s “Health/Size.”  As this happened, we at the office, we’re all in agreement that it was not only uncalled for, but also simply rude. Before we could comment, block or delete–a band of supporters had taken to our instagram feed in support of Golden. Not simply in support of  plus sized women, body positivity, or healthy lifestyle—but also in loud support of PERSONAL STYLE. I have no issue saying, we #regrammed Golden because we love her style, her styling of the shoe in question, and her sense of confidence–but we also loved the sea of our followers speaking out about paying positivity forward and celebrating other fashionistas and women. One glance at her blog, and you can tell this women is all about keeping it positive, celebrating her freaking rad life, and holding onto her friendships and loved ones—no matter what size they come in. Essie—we love you.




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