Liz Black Q&A

Here at Soncy we want to give you a true insight into the minds, closets, and beauty routines of some of your favorite plus size people, so to kick it off we’re featuring our new Content Manager, and one of your favorite bloggers and journalists, Liz Black.

Name:Liz Black

Location:Jersey City, NJ

Blog Name:P.S. It’s Fashion www.psitsfashion.com

IG:@psitsfashion

What inspired you to start blogging?

I had been working in high-end fashion and attending and covering NYFW for a few years. I always stuck out like a sore thumb, as I was the biggest woman at every event. There were no plus models on the catwalk, barely any big bodies in the seats...I really looked out of place in the thin-obsessed industry.

A few PR friends encouraged me to start a blog, as they had never seen a plus size woman dress well. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and fashion has always been important to me, so it seemed like a natural match.

How would you describe your style?

Totally eclectic. My style changes from day to day, and is dependent on my mood, the weather, and the occasion. I went without stylish clothes for way too long, so now I want to wear everything!

What fashion item do you have to have in your wardrobe?

A leather or faux-leather jacket. My coat closet is jam-packed with a variety of styles; from classic black moto styles, to a cherry red, to a floral embroidered and studded style that gets me stopped by strangers every time I wear it. I also love doing DIY, so I have a few designs I’ve painted, including a dripping gold heart and a celestial style I’m excited to break out this fall.

What trend on Soncy.com are you most excited about?

love a good matched set; it makes getting dressed a cinch, and it offers you two items to mix-and-match into your wardrobe as well. Especially a high-waist pant and a crop top — perfection!

What trend do you hope never makes a comeback?

Sublimation print. I see that shit everywhere in plus fashion and it’s both sloppy and matronly looking. I remember shopping with my mom when I was a kid and the only places she could shop were filled with either bland boring styles or crazy distracting styles. So you were either some shade of beige or covered in sublimation print like it was curve camo. I still hate it.

What is your current Soncy must-have?

Besides the matched sets that I’m digging, I really love a statement shirt. It’s the easiest way to add a trendy twist on casual denim, and so perfect for so many occasions. Something with a bell sleeve, or ruffles, or a cutout, or an unexpected twist...anything like that, I love!

What inspired you to start blogging?

I had been working in high-end fashion and attending and covering NYFW for a few years. I always stuck out like a sore thumb, as I was the biggest woman at every event. There were no plus models on the catwalk, barely any big bodies in the seats...I really looked out of place in the thin-obsessed industry.


A few PR friends encouraged me to start a blog, as they had never seen a plus size woman dress well. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and fashion has always been important to me, so it seemed like a natural match.

Who are your fashion icons?

Because my style is so eclectic, you can imagine that I like a variety of stylish people! In terms of other bloggers, I love Nicolette Mason’s style; her accessories are totally aspirational goals for me. I love Rihanna’s eclectic looks; she can go from sexy & edgy to delicate & feminine in a snap. Solange has some of the coolest pieces I’ve ever seen; she always pulls off that effortlessly-chic look. But the majority of my inspiration happens during New York Fashion Week; I love seeing what the other attendees wear, how they uniquely style things — and I take that inspiration with me all year!

What have you learned from sharing your life on social media?

That you just can’t please everyone. No matter what you do in life, someone will disagree with it, so focus on what ultimately makes you happy and is authentic to you. I can’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I don’t want everyone to drink me.

What advice do you have for handling trolls both online and in real life?

Delete, block, and move on. The moment you engage with a troll, they’ve won; they want to know they got under your skin. People like that are miserable and are furious that you’re not miserable as well. Hurt people hurt people, and their comments say more about them than it does about me.

I’m at a place where negative comments don’t affect me, but I delete them because I don’t want anyone else to see them and feel discouraged.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I can talk like I sucked in helium and make an authentic baby crying sound. It’s really bizarre.

If you could send a message to your high school self, what would you tell her?

I would tell her that the things she hates about herself right now will be the things that she loves later in life...things that will help her build her career and find her people. That it’s better to stand out than to blend in, and to just wear the fucking swimsuit already! (Also, start saving money now, and start blogging the moment it becomes a possibility!)

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