Born in Mississippi and raised in the foothills of Tennessee, I’m a southern girl with an uncontrollable creative side.
I love bright, bold colors but my favorite pieces always end up being the classics. I’m a sucker for preppy prints like gingham, stripes, and polka dots. Navy is (almost) always a neutral. And nine times out of ten I will opt for comfort. My wardrobe is a delicate balance between handmade and store bought clothes but when I can’t find it then I will definitely make it.
I attended the University of Tennessee where I was a member of Delta Gamma and majored in Journalism and Electronic Media with a concentration in Magazines. I started my first blog in 2006, called Southern Girl in the City, as an assignment for my Magazine and Feature writing class. I shuttered that blog around 2012.
After college, I started working for a public relations and marketing firm. I moved to San Francisco soon after where I worked in the public relations department of a high-end home decor company until the economic crash at the end of 2008. My dad gave me my first sewing machine when I moved back to my small town in Tennessee and was struggling to find clothes. San Francisco had opened my eyes to a whole new world of fashion and I couldn’t go back.
I had grown up watching my mother sew but was never allowed to use her machine. Unable to find clothes that fit, I started making minor alterations to my clothes by hand in high school. The sewing machine from my dad opened up so many new possibilities for me. After lots of trial and error later, here we are.
After moving home I married a local boy who keeps me on my toes and encourages me in my passions. He shows me I am capable of so much more than I have ever given myself credit for. We have three boys dogs who need a constant stream of snuggles and entertainment – Neyland, Gunner, and Stewart. On any given weekend you can find me adventuring outside or in front of my sewing machine.