When it comes to clothing and accessories (the latter in particular), I am, in a word: obsessed. In my fashion-focused world, each day is an outfit that must be planned. In preparation magazines are scoured; blogs are stalked; celebrities are critiqued; and girlfriends are consulted. For every event in my life, big and small, I plan, re-plan and perhaps over-analyze every aspect of what I will be wearing. One day while discussing what to wear for an upcoming Girls’ Night Out, I realized that so many budding fashionistas may have their own style conundrums and no one to care (or at least to tell them that leopard hot pants are not the best idea when meeting his mother). In my zealous efforts to beautify the world (you can thank me later), My Style Diaries was created.
Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, I moved to California to pursue an education and career in fashion. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2009, I spent two years as a fashion publicist at a boutique PR firm in Beverly Hills. Through working with various celebrity and editorial stylists as well as bloggers during my time as a publicist, I fell in love with the worlds of styling and blogging, and wanted to find a way to combine the two. I view My Style Diaries as an online resource for real women who are looking to dress to impress and believe that the luxury of a personal stylist should not be reserved for celebrities alone. I am now a full-time blogger with a little freelance PR on the side. (Anyone who’s been in the public relations world may be able to relate: once it’s in your blood, you are kind of a publicist for life.)
Since starting this little blog back in 2011, I’ve enjoyed working with fashion brands like Target, T.J.Maxx, Nordstrom, Marshalls, Athleta; beauty brands including Smashbox, bareMinerals, Target Beauty, Aloxxi Haircare, Pantene, Olay, Secret Deodorant, and CoverGirl; lifestyle brands like Starbucks, Diet Dr. Pepper, Cadillac, Chevrolet; and several travel and hotel companies. I’ve been featured by PopSugar, The Huffington Post, E! Online, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, People StyleWatch and several other media outlets that I’m so proud to be a part of. I’ve had some amazing opportunities and met lifelong friends, and it’s all because of YOU, the reader. I’m so very thankful for this journey and love hearing from you guys! It’s the comments, “likes”, messages, emails, and Tweets that keep this little style train moving, so please feel free to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!