This pleated floral print dress was one my favorite purchase of the spring – it’s now on sale at 40% off!

Question: What advice would you have given yourself when you were first starting your career?

Answer: In my fashion career in merchandising. it would have been to not take everything so seriously and better recognize that I was a small part of a bigger picture. Over the years, and as I matured, I much better understood my role, and the role of others, in the larger ecosystem of bringing product to market. When I was less senior, my view was more narrow and I would get bent out of shape over things that, in the grand scheme of things, simply didn’t matter as much as I thought they did. In my blogging career it would be quite similar – to play the long game. I have always given myself that advice, but haven’t always been the best at following it. It’s hard! I always want to make sure the decisions I am making each day are setting me up for long term growth.


Another Preen love…this ruffled floral number. Perfect for summer, but also incredible for fall back to red tights, a red coat, and red boots. I have a feeling red is going to be my color come fall. 🙂

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou