Nicole Seligman is the gal behind Writes Like a Girl, a blog about style, sisterhood, and self-love. She is also the author of Feel Good, Dress Better, a comprehensive guide training your intuition to identify your personal style and build a closet that reflects it. When she’s not writing about her relationship with her clothes, Nicole co-hosts a Breakfast for Dinner Podcast, where she and her boyfriend discuss pop culture and current events. Nicole can typically be found writing, eating waffles, and snuggling her cat Contessa in her hometown of Austin, Texas.
3 important facts about you:
1. Sisterhood is my religion (I even have the word tattooed on my back!). I support female-owned businesses, surround myself with a network of incredible women, and never leave a sister behind. A huge part of Sisterhood for me is believing that all women are the experts on their own situation and that they don’t need anyone else to define their truth for them.
2. I spent four years working in domestic violence, which taught me as much about having a healthy relationship with a partner as it did about having a healthy relationship with myself.
3. I have synesthesia! It manifests differently for different people, but I *feel* colors. People, places, and things all have an associated color, which I feel related to on a deeper level. Lorde and Kanye also have it, which is pretty cool.
Your style in 5 words or less:
Truthfully, my proudest moment was speaking at the Austin ModCloth pop-up store alongside Susan Koger and local writer Lauren Murray about size inclusivity in the fashion industry. I got to tell my story and share my passion with a room full of remarkable women. There were tears and hugs – it was amazing!
Pictured: Short-Sleeved Peter Pan Collar Top in Buttercup, When in Charleston Scalloped Shorts, I’m Sheer for the Party Socks in Mint, Heel Me Out Sandal in Sunflower, Tiered Yoke Sleeveless Top, A Feel for Details Cropped Pants, B.A.I.T. Footwear Remind and Rewind Block Heel
Tell us more about being a body positivity blogger and voice.
As I started sharing outfits on my blog, I realized that my real passion was writing about the intersection between clothes, body image, and mental health. A couple of years into blogging, the body positivity movement came about, and it felt natural to join the conversation. My blog inadvertently became a place where I chronicled my eating disorder recovery through major weight and body changes over the course of the last six years. Publishing those extremely vulnerable posts was nerve-wracking at first, but I have been met every single time with support and understanding.
Despite body image issues being universal, the topic isn’t often spoken about. What’s been most notable for me are the “me too” moments that come about with sharing personal stories online. While blogging is a world where things are staged to look effortless and perfect, everyone benefits from honesty and openness. I’m proud to have fostered a community of women who feel comfortable sharing their own experiences with having a body they have to (and get to!) dress every day.