I discovered my love for fashion at age the age of 17. My aunt landed me my first job in the women’s department at Marshalls. Although the hours were tough (after school from 5 – 10), I LOVED organizing the racks and changing the displays.
My passion for fashion began at age 19. I was home from college for the summer and was working as a stylist at AKIRA Chicago. I learned SO MUCH at AKIRA from the group of carefree, creative, and ambitious people I worked with. I got super into makeup and styling and was watching TONS of YouTube tutorials and was regularly creating Polyvore boards. At the time I was currently enrolled in school at Eastern Illinois University studying education. After a lot of thought and consideration, I decided I was passionate in other areas and decided to transfer to the business school at DePaul. This would also allow me to continue working as a stylist at AKIRA.
The summer I turned 21 I started working at my favorite store in my favorite department -The Nordstrom Handbag Department. I was surrounded by such an amazing team and the products of the most talented, high-end, designers. Between the trend shows and vendor visits, I was in awe. Nordstrom teaches you so much about customer service, etiquette, and the fashion industry. It was a really hard decision to leave Nordstrom behind and pursue a job in digital marketing.
My blog began at age 23. I had graduated from DePaul, quit working at Nordstrom and began pursuing opportunities within the field I studied – digital marketing and social media. My blog became a creative outlet outside of work. It became a way for me to combine my passion for fashion and my digital marketing skills.