Where did you grow up?
I was so lucky to grew up in the most beautiful place ever, Carlsbad, California! A place where the sun always shines and the wind always smells like ocean salt. I was blessed (haha #blessed) to grow up in such a beautiful town just North of San Diego. My whole family still lives in Carlsbad but Colin and I go back as much as we can to visit.
What University did you attend?
I received my bachelors in Education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska! People are surprised that I chose to attend school in Nebraska after being a native, Californian. I loved every bit of it, even the frightening days driving in the snow.
Where are you located now?
Colin and I are currently living in the suburbs of Fort Worth, in the town of Keller. We love our home and all the different & fun experiences we have had in the DFW area!
How did you start blogging?
Growing up, I had a love for fashion and sharing with others about my outfits. Sequins and sparkles was a must in my wardrobe, hence where Styled by Sequins originated from. I remember as a little girl, I would draw outfit I wore or I’d create my own looks through drawing. No, I’m not an artist… it was what we did before all this technology!
To this day I will run into strangers and I’d get the common question, “Where did you get your outfit?” It was non stop, I knew I was on to something. Before I started in this industry, styling outfits and fashion was a passion of min.
How did you start blogging?
My husband and I were eyeing professional cameras and ended up being gifted on. That’s where it all took off. I would make my husband, unwilling take my picture of my outfit, then I created my first “blog website,” partnered with small boutiques and from there it just took off! Starting Styled by Sequins was not easy. It took a lot of courage to believe in myself and not go down a deep rabbit hole of negative thoughts. After days on end of prayer, I knew this was the right thing for me to take a leap of faith on and put myself out there. Styled by Sequins would not be the same without my amazing husband, supportive followers, and all the brands I’ve gained fabulous partnerships with.
Why Styled by Sequins?
If you couldn’t guess already, I love fashion and anything sparkly. That’s where the name Styled by Sequins came from. Most don’t know, there is a HUGE, deeper meaning behind the brand name. Y’all can read more here…
Do you blog full time?
No, I am not a full time blogger. My full time job is as a Kindergarten teacher for Grapevine Colleyville ISD at Colleyville Elementary School. (I work at the BEST school in Dallas-Fort Worth area) I love teaching and the rewarding feeling I get when I leave work everyday. Most days are exhausting, but I know that what I do each day will make an impact on the kiddos, even at such a young age.
What camera do you use for your blog photos?
We shoot all the photos with two cameras. We use a Canon EOS Rebel T6 and a Sony a6000. Having two cameras really captures the images so differently, so it’s fun to shoot with both. For videos, we use either the go-pro or the Sony to capture the video coverage. To be honest, if we are in a time crunch sometimes the iphone takes amazing pictures too.
Who takes your pictures?
I’m pretty lucky that my husband, Colin, does all my photography for Styled by Sequins. He sure has become a good little photographer! #InstagramHusband
Here and there I have brand photographers shoot my content. Those specific brand photographers will vary depending on the content.
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Love from Texas,