Naty Michele
A Jersey girl with city chic style

I created A Love Affair With Fashion on December 4, 2011.  I was looking for a new creative outlet and a way to connect with others.  I wanted to show that you can still look great while shopping on a budget and that personal style isn't just about the brands you wear.  At the time, I was transitioning out of the music industry and felt that on some level I was having an affair with fashion. 

Three years ago, I lost my father to stage 4 colon cancer.  It has completely changed me as well as my outlook on life.  I'm a firm believer that the struggles and tragedies we face make us who we are today.  People always ask what inspires me, and my main source of inspiration comes from my father. After seeing him fight for his life and seeing all of the pain he endured, it made me realize that I can do anything in life and that I deserve to do what makes me happy.  I get my strength and courage from him and he will forever be my driving force.  I just want to encourage others to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams just like he did for me.  We all have our personal stories and this is mine.  He's the reason I want to inspire.  It's not just about my blog or the clothes, it's more than that.  

My amazing mother takes all of my photos and this blog would not be what it has become today if it weren't for her.  She has truly helped me transform A Love Affair With Fashion in such a short amount of time and I am very thankful for that.  My blogging journey has been such an incredible experience so far and I look forward to all that is to come! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and for all of the lovely comments and support.  It means more to me than you know!