When did you first fall in love with fashion?
I fell in love with fashion at such a young age! I played a lot of sports growing up, but always tried to start trends with my shoe laces, hair bows, and anything I could do to be creative and to make myself stand out. I went on after college to study Apparel Merchandising, Fashion Design and Business.
When/Why did you first decide to start a blog?
I worked in the retail industry for five years after college, but it never really allowed me to express myself the way I wanted. I quit my full-time job to move across the country for my husband's job, and started discovering fashion blogging. I never looked back!
What is your favorite part of blogging?
My favorite part about blogging is connecting with people. I love all of the friends I’ve met through blogging, and I love inspiring others with what to wear.
What draws you to the Sweetest Stitch brand?
I love the Sweetest Stitch brand because it's local and I love the message they encourage of being sweet. Their clothes are classy and cute! It can really fit anyone’s style.
Who are your favorite fashion bloggers to follow?
I have so many favorite bloggers, but I definitely look up to and am inspired by Caitlin Covington of Southern Curls and Pearls
(@cmcoving). She always looks classy, trendy and usually casual, which is pretty close to my style. I also love Urban Blonde
, not only because she has great style, but because we started blogging around the same time and have watched each other grow. Stephanie has always been there to give advice and share ideas with!
What is your favorite Sweetest Stitch item on the site?
Right now I’m really loving the Bare it All Dress
, with the cutout shoulders.
I like it because I think you can dress it up with pumps and jewelry, or dress it down with booties and a scarf. It’s a little bit flirty and fun!
What is your favorite sweet treat?
I love sweets, but I mainly lean towards candy over cake and cookies. I like sour patch kids and starbursts, but I’ll really eat anything sweet!
Tell us about Blaire. How does she inspire your style?
Ha, Blaire inspires me in so many ways. She actually reminds me of my younger self, always wanting to march to the beat of her own drum. Blaire is creative, and even started a trend at school last year by wearing the same shoe in two different colors. One was a black shoe with a kitty face, and she wore it with another pair of shoes that were brown with a fox face on it. It was so cute and other kids were wanting to do it, too! So I think we are the same mostly, because if we want to wear something a certain way, it may not follow all of the rules and be a bit different!
What's your favorite fall activity?
This one is easy! It’s definitely going to the pumpkin patch with the family, riding the hayrides, and drinking apple cider. It’s always so fun and the weather is perfect this time of year.
We have to agree, Stefanie! The pumpkin patch is calling all of our names!