About Shakia

I’m Shakia!

Welcome to the place where, style, beauty and travel culture lives! I am the creative fashion editor behind the Shakia Style Diary based out of Philly and NYC. In July 2016, I started this blog as a creative outlet to explore my love of fashion, beauty, and travel. My signature style is defined as classy with a hint of color. I live for anything girly girl, ruffles, and cute bags. I have many favorite brands where I love to shop including Mango, H&M and COS just to name a few.

After graduating from college earning a degree in Psychology, I had plans to work in the mental health field as a child therapist. However, after spending some time in the corporate world, I realized working for someone else in Corporate America just wasn’t for me. I decided to walk away to follow my passion and became a full-time blogging in 2022. 

My main goal here is to inspire anyone to embrace their own sense of style and have fun with fashion. I am living proof that you can gain the confidence to rock anything regardless of your style and budget. Being fashionable does not require a closet full of fancy designer labels. I believe that anything and everything can look amazing, no matter where you shop. It is just what you make of it. I consider fashion as art.

In addition to blogging, I enjoy staying fit and healthy through exercise and a clean eating diet. I also find creative inspiration through attending fashion runway shows, street style fashion and traveling. I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to build a platform that allows me to share something I am so passionate about. It is my hope that I can build a community of like-minded individuals who want to dive into expressing themselves through style. 

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