Good morning! I am so thrilled to be a part of this ethical fashion journey! I have always loved fashion, but it has slowly taken a larger role in my life over the last several years. I know that for me getting up and getting dressed, putting on make-up and adding the perfect accessories gives me additional confidence in my day. It makes me feel like I’m getting ready for my job, even if most days that job is cooking food, washing dishes, doing laundry, playing dolls, and running errands.
I am a stay at home mom with two little girls. I love to read and enjoy cooking (and eating!). I do enjoy crafting, especially sewing and am looking forward to some special projects for this blog! This last year I had the amazing opportunity to join the Stitch Fix (*affiliate link) team as a stylist and have thoroughly enjoyed the growth that has gone along with jumping into the world of fashion. Needless to say, thoughts of fashion are constantly buzzing around in the back of my brain as I look for inspiration to help my clients build wardrobes that will help them be their best selves.
If I had to describe my style I would say that I love the ‘casual chic’ look but tend to choose clothes that are a little more classic or preppy with a touch of romance (I like pink, flowers, lace, ruffles). I try to take classic looks and add a pop of a different style in because I really do love it all! In the summer you will find me in dresses or shorts and tees, perhaps a crisp button up and I recently purchased my first jumpsuit! My jewelry is almost exclusively Noonday Collection because I love it so much and love what they are doing in Austin and around the world. They are a huge reason why I have started to really think about where my clothes are coming from.
With so much of my time spent looking at clothes and fashion inspiration, I have started to question our culture’s obsession with trends, why we expect clothing to be so inexpensive, who is making our clothes, and if this is an area of my life where I can do something to make a difference in the world.
I’ll just be honest and say that these questions make me want to run away because I love trends and a good deal and don’t particularly love making my own clothes so this journey feels overwhelming and impossible. It feels more like baby steps than leaps. It feels like the problems are too big and that it’s too easy to turn my eyes away and find a cheaper and more convenient option. But I choose hope. I choose the baby steps. I choose to do my best to open my eyes and try to make changes in my own life and share them with you.
I am excited and scared to start asking questions about where my clothes are coming from and how I can make small changes to start making a difference and I am thrilled that you are here to learn right along with us. And don’t worry, we’ll make it fun!