Meet Katie Sturino of @the12ishstyle


Hi there! I’m Katie Sturino, founder of the fashion blog The 12ish Style  and I’m thrilled to be partnering with ELOQUII as their Style Correspondent. That means I’ll be working with the ELOQUII team to bring you fun content every month, from closet revamps to trend how-to’s (yes, you can pull off overalls, I swear!) and more. Partnering with one of my favorite brands is a big deal for me because while yes, I’m a fashion blogger, I’m also just a lady who needs to get dressed everyday. Like you, I want to look chic and cute without sacrificing comfort and I know firsthand that isn’t always easy!

That’s in part why I started The 12ish Style a couple years ago. After spending 10 years in fashion PR, I realized that while I loved fashion, it didn’t always feel like fashion loved me back. 

I thought I was the only one feeling this way until I did a story on Man Repeller. I’ve always loved their point of view and was dying to see their quirky-cool aesthetic styled on a body like mine. I pitched them, they said yes, we shot our first story together and the response from other curvy ladies was overwhelming. It sounds corny but I finally realized that when it comes to things like dressing curves, shopping for size 12 shoes and surviving #thighchafe, I’m not alone!

Since that moment I haven’t looked back, and that makes this partnership all the more meaningful for me. Like I said, sometimes getting dressed is hard. I get it! So if you have questions on what to wear, please send me an email at I’ll do my best to make fashion as fun and effortless for you as it now is for me.

In the meantime, I recently sat down with ELOQUII Creative Director Jodi Arnold for a fun Q&A. Keep reading for my go-to style tips and shop my current ELOQUII favorites below!



Katie Sturino of the 12ish Style in pink sparkly skirt

Katie Sturino of the 12ish Style

Velvet platform sandals


Moment you discovered fashion:

My great aunt was always so chic. Her nails and hair were always done and her outfits were on point. It was the first time I noticed how personal style can affect your whole demeanor. She was poised and elegant and dressed for the part!

Soft Serve or Scoop:

Both. Either. Anytime.

Heels or Flats?


What’s it like to be @toastmeetsworld's Mom?

It’s humbling to be less famous than your dog, but also a great source of pride.

Signature Scent?

Le Labo Musc 25

First thing you do in the morning?

Check Instagram

Where do you get your news?

BBC podcast and NY1

Dream Man

James Gandolfini (RIP)

Beach or City Vacay


Early Riser or Late Sleeper?

I get up at 7am every day of the week no matter what. I have an alarm set but I never need it. My body is just too excited to be awake!!

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Shop Katie Sturino's favorite styles:

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