The Style and Beauty Doctor is 5!

Can you believe it? Five glorious years have passed since I first started this blog. We actually turned 5 on the 21st, but with Thanksgiving and all last week, I decided to celebrate this week and beyond ;)

So what started out as a supplement to the image consulting and makeup business I started in 2006 while I was still working full time at a bank, has completely changed my life. After three years of updating this site with my fashion and beauty advice and reviews, I was able to go from finance to freelance fashion and beauty writer in 2010. So funny—I spent a good portion of my 20s stuck on what I wanted to do in life when I actually knew I wanted to be a writer when I was 5 when I self-published my own book…lol. Then later on in life I found an EXTREME love for fashion and beauty and of course sharing. Writing this blog has afforded me the opportunity to write for a number of online publications along with the exciting journeys this blog has taken me.

I’ve appeared on TV numerous times, twice with my own segments (shown below) and I produce my own fashion and beauty segments on Bag Ladies Radio. And now that I’ve been bitten with the TV bug, I’m definitely looking forward to doing more :)

Me on CBS’ “The Couch” with Back to School Fashion Trends:

(If you can’t see the embedded video, click here)

On WPIX 11 for Summer Beauty Finds at the Drugstore. See the video here.

Me with former Teen Vogue Beauty Editor Eva Chen

This blog has also taken me around the country and across the globe. Because of this blog, I’ve been to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Malibu, New Orleans, Medellín, Warsaw, and Montreal. I’m looking forward to my 2013 adventures and beyond ;)

Me having a Tom Hanks “BIG” moment at the Chopin museum

Me and Lara from at Douglas in Warsaw

On WGNO in New Orleans with Lexi of and celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen

Me with Mayor Anibal Gaviria Correa of Medellín, Colombia

At LA Fashion Week with Sal from, Kristen from, and Jennifer of

In Atlanta at a W Hotel event with Eboni of, Lexi of, and Trina of

I’ve been featured on sites and magazines like Essence, EBONY, Westfield Style, and more. This blog has allowed me to interview celebs like Alicia Keys, Phylicia Rashad, June Ambrose, and tons more. I’ve been apart of campaigns and projects for brands like Jeep, Timberland, Kohl’s, Rembrandt, Motions Hair, and many, many more.

At the Westfield Style shoot with Dianna of

On set with Westfield Style and Stacy London

In Malibu for a Rembrandt campaign with Tammy of and Stefanie of

with Alicia Keys

With celebrity stylist June Ambrose

And most importantly, this blog has afforded me the opportunities to meet so many of YOU! Whether we bump into each other on the subway in NYC, during a shopping trip to Sephora, at an event in Atlanta, emails and through social media, I LOVE interacting with YOU. I seriously have the best readers ever—the emails you send me crack me up (especially those of you who are shopaholics like me…lol) and I love being able to help you in any way I can.

In five years, I’ve published over 4,400 posts, received over 28,000 comments, countless tweets, Facebook comments and likes. This year I took on some awesome contributors (all of you guys ROCK) to add some additional voices and subject matter to the site.

Thank you SO much for reading! Here’s to another five years ;)

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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  3. Joanna says:

    Happy 5th year Anniversary! Cheers to many many many more wonderful posting and subbies. You truly are amazing!

    I love the first picture above very Michael Jackson inspired :)

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  9. Happy 5 year anniversary! Wishing you another successful year in 2013!!

  10. Joanne_ says:

    YAAAAAAY! Happy Anniversary Danielle!! Cheers to you! :)

  11. Bukky says:

    Congrats again Danielle!!! You were the first blog of any kind that I started to follow and have always been the most helpful. Your site is the first stop before I make any major beauty decisions/purchases. Here’s to many more years!! Enabling beauty junkies since 2007. ;-)

  12. Candice says:


    After 5 years, still one of my top fave beauty blogs!!!

  13. Happy anniversary, boo!!!!

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