1. What inspired you to start the HSS Feed?
It started as a hobby for me. The blog was a little place to collect and share things I liked and new things I came across. Now that it has grown to be more interactive for me, I enjoy it even more. I really love getting to connect with great and inspiring brands and stores, as well as wonderful readers who I hope love reading the blog as much as I love writing it.
2. You recently relocated to Michigan – what are your top 3 favorite things to do in your new city?
I love the proximity to the lake and am really enjoying being able to take my son out on the water – which he seems to love, as well. We’re in a pretty family-friendly, small town and there are great options for activities with kids. Right now, my favorite is taking Jackson to storytime at the park. It’s great for both of us to get outside and run around!
We’re in a pretty family-friendly, small town and there are great options for activities with kids. Right now, my favorite is taking Jackson to storytime at the park. It’s great for both of us to get outside and run around!
I’m also excited to experience seasons again! Although we had a horribly cold winter, it was kind of fun to shop for boots and coats again and it made me look forward to summer even more.
3.Your son is absolutely precious – how has becoming a mom changed your style?
Thank you! Being a mom has made me learn to be more flexible with my style. I look to buy things that I can dress down on days with at home or running around with Jackson and also dress up for dinner out with my husband or an event.
4. What are your fashion must-haves for any summer day?
On most days, you can find me in a light dress or a pair of printed shorts and a light blouse (like the Equipment ones at Cakewalk!). With the summer heat, I’ve sort of given up on wristwear, so instead I tend to pick big bright earrings to dress up my daily outfits.
Oh and sunscreen! I’m a bit obsessive about skincare and sun protection right now, so it’s always on me and with me
5. We absolutely love how you interpret the latest trends – which trend are you most excited to try this season?
I love the matchy matchy thing going on right now with matching separates and monochromatic looks. It is something I’ve never tried to wear before but I really like the look!
6. What is your style philosophy?
Wear what you love and feel great in. It is so easy to just want to follow a trend exactly, but if you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, then it’s just not a good look (or feeling). I remember going shopping with my mom back in college and she always would ask “Do you feel good about yourself when you wear that?” no matter how cute or how much I liked an item, and if the answer was yes, it was a buy and if not, it stayed in the store.
7. We have to ask, what is your favorite thing about Cakewalk Style?
Cakewalk Style was one of my favorite places to shop in Houston because it felt like shopping in a best friend’s closet filled with all of my favorite brands. I always knew I’d have fun shopping in store and leave with some great buys. I definitely miss it and am so glad you all have such a fully stocked website!