I started So Much to Smile About in 2010 as a way to store and share fashion and beauty trends I love along with street style and blogger inspiration, shopping picks, and everything else that makes me smile. Since its inception, So Much to Smile About has been featured on multiple media outlets, including Refinery29, Fashion Washington Magazine, Guest of a Guest, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine. I have also appeared as an expert on Fox 5 News, Let’s Talk Live, and am a co-founder of CapFABB (Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers), a network for DC area fashion and beauty bloggers that now has over 600 members. For more on CapFABB, please click here. For a complete list of press and other features, click here.
Outside of the blog and my day job in communications, I spend any free time studying law, taking photos, listening to live music, brunching, and wandering around my amazing DC neighborhood. Before ending up in DC, I went to school in Nebraska and grew up in Wisconsin (which explains my love of cheese, dislike for long winters, and that I’m a huge Green Bay Packer fan). I’m also a fan of any Barenaked Ladies song, everything worn by Taylor Tomasi Hill or Emmanuelle Alt, all Isabel Marant or Alexander McQueen, wrap dresses, worn-in band tees, a nude lip (or alternatively, Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Chance), the serial comma, skinny cropped pants, and the single sole stiletto.
Unless otherwise specified, all content, collages, and photographs are mine. I do my best to link back to photos from other sources – if a photo is yours and you would like it removed, simply contact me and I will take it down. You may feel free to use photos from this site, but please always link back.
The only form of financial compensation this blog accepts is via sponsorships or affiliate links. Affiliate links provide a commission based on sale or click number. Sponsorships are in the form of ads generated by a third party ad network, advertisements provided by select sponsors, or posts written by Liz with her own opinions and in her own voice. This blog does not accept cash payment for product reviews or giveaways, but may accept products. All content is written without prejudice or bias, regardless of sponsor or partnerships, and every attempt is made to maintain transparency. I feel strongly about spreading the word of companies and products I believe in and it’s very important to me that I offer honest reviews and only write about products that I like and/or fully endorse!
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