About

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style +  stories

The same, but different.

I started this blog 2 years ago to mainly talk style, and I've learned in that time that actually, I can have more of an impact and connect with others through my stories. My life has not been perfect. I've made some huge, monumental mistakes, and had to learn things the hard way at times. I've also had many successes and a whole lot of fun, so that's why I've decided to shift gears a bit and focus more on stories and style together. I want to share my genuine raw experiences in hopes that they will enable me to connect, learn, and grow with you guys!

When I asked my husband, if you could describe me in one word, what would it be? He answered, "Persistent.".

I guess probably the biggest thing that differentiates me from other bloggers is that I'm an electrical engineer by degree. Most people are surprised to learn that. I graduated from Purdue University in 2013. Getting through engineering school was the hardest thing I have ever done. Point blank. But knowing that I got through it, even when I felt like it was impossible, taught me that I can literally do anything I want if I put my mind to it. Anything. And I 100% believe in that. So that was my day job until I decided I couldn't take it anymore. I was incredibly unhappy and kind of felt like I was wasting away. I learned that a solid paycheck does not equate to happiness. My husband and I moved to Seattle and I started over in fashion. I've been a senior stylist at a fashion tech startup now for over a year, and I've loved the fashion and startup experience!

The Fun Stuff

You know when you put on a really good outfit and you have a couple glasses of wine and you're just like.....hell yeah, I got this.

That feeling right there is why I love clothes...and wine! An outfit has the ability to influence your attitude, demeanor, and your feelings toward yourself and others. That's an amazing thing to me. If I can help others have that, "hell yeah, I can take on the world" feeling from the outfit they're wearing, then I'll be happy.  

More About Me

I'm married to a wonderful man, named Gregory, who takes most of the photos of me on here. He's the sweetest soul that I ever did meet. 

I played soccer in college, and it was probably my first love before clothes. I am ultra-competitive and love athletics and being fit!! I currently help coach a high school girls team. I love coaching. It has really helped me define what kind of leader I want to be...and the girls keep me young. 

Food is my friend. Home girl likes to eat. Greg knows if he can keep me full, he can keep me happy. Smart guy, that one.

Traveling is a passion. I wish I could be one of those bloggers/photographers that just travel the world. Unfortunately, I'm not there yet. Greg and I try to take 3 trips to new cities a year. I think it's a learning thing for us. We are life-long learners and both think it's important to see all that the world has to offer.