Happy Monday! I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time – it’s a compilation of my most Frequently Asked Questions from emails and/or social media. So basically everything you might want to know about me and/or CS Styled you can read below. Did I skip one of your questions – go ahead and ask me at the end of the post.
Q: How did you start Blogging?
A: Sort of by accident! In my previous career as a nurse, I worked for a surgeon who had a super niche patient group and saw patients from all over the US and internationally. In order to grow his patient base, he used Blogging and social media and I helped him with it. This was back in 2009 so it there was no Instagram and blogging was just beginning.
Q: What did you do before you were a Blogger?
A: I was a registered nurse (I still have an active license) and I worked in pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, medical skincare and more! Crazy, right? After I went to business school I started doing social media and brand building for medical and beauty professionals. I also wrote for a large lifestyle publication (where I learned the “ropes” of blogging, SEO, etc.) before starting my own Blog.
Q: What made you decide to go into Fashion Blogging?
I’ve loved fashion for as long as I can remember and would steal my grandmother’s Vogue issues when I was little. I love shopping and putting together the perfect outfit so fashion blogging was a natural choice for me. That being said, I don’t consider myself exclusively a fashion blogger. I also blog about beauty and skincare, travel, wellness, lifestyle and more.
Q: Do you have another job or do you just Blog?
I’m a full-time mommy to my 2-year old daughter, so YES! I also do closet edits and personal styling by appointment only.
Q: Where do you like to Shop?
Everywhere! Although my favorite stores include Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Dillards, H&M, Loft, Forever 21 (yes, I’m too old to shop here but they have cute stuff), ASOS, Chicwish, Jcrew, Tobi & lots more.
Q: How tall are you/What sizes do you wear?
I’m 5’4. I’m typically a size 2 in dresses/skirts and a 25 or 26 in jeans/pants depending on the brand.
Q: What are your favorite items to splurge on?
A: Definitely handbags & shoes. I also think expensive jeans are worth it (my fave brands are AG & Paige) and so is a great leather or suede jacket.
Q: Who is your typically Blog reader?
A CS Styled girl is smart, sassy and tastefully sexy. She knows how to make the most out of what she’s got. She’s always put together and she’s as comfortable walking the Champs Elysee in Paris as she is doing preschool pickup. She always wears perfume and mascara and lipgloss – but she’s never overdone. She’s a little French, a little NYC, and a little Southern – and a whole lot of fun.
Dress: Pretty Little Thing Shoes: Christian Louboutin Bag: Chanel Sunglasses: Target