My name is Karen Pemberton. Some of you may know me as Karen Smith, as that is both my maiden name and the name I write under for Pretty Pear Bride. (For anyone who doesn’t know, Pretty Pear Bride is the world’s first bridal magazine that focuses on the plus size bride.) I have been a contributing writer for Pretty Pear Bride since December, 2012. In addition to being a writer, I am a newly wed, a fashionista extroidinaire, an entrepreneur, and a world traveler.
My husband and I reside in Lexington, Kentucky with our two fur babies. I love to shop, but even more so, I love a good deal. And trust me, you don’t know what hard is till you try and find decent plus size fashion in the middle of Podunk Kentucky. I make good use of my time shopping and my entrepreneurial skills by making a business out of it. I sell women’s fashions and accessories on Ebay and on Store Envy.
In my down time I love traveling, spending time with my fabulous friends(who you no doubt will get to know on here as well), going to various art shows and events. When I have the extra resources I am a pretty avid concert and movie goer. I enjoy participating from time to time with my local fashion collaborative. When I was in my late teens I did plus size modeling, which really jump started my passion for fashion. I to this day occasionally model for local designers.