StyleBlueprint is a lifestyle publication, started in 2009. We cover home design, fashion, and recipes, in addition to features on local shops and restaurants and a feature each week showcasing a woman in the community, our “FACES of” series. StyleBlueprint is your daily dose of girlfriend talk. Currently, StyleBlueprint has editions in Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Louisville and Memphis. We seek out subjects for StyleBlueprint that define our take on Southern style. We love the conversation that StyleBlueprint allows us to have with our readers who live in each of our SB cities and around the country. Welcome! We know time is precious, so thanks for spending some of it here at StyleBlueprint. Email us and comment: it makes us feel good.
Raised in Virginia by an entrepreneurial family, I opened my own café in Nashville at the age of 25 and then married an entrepreneur who was raised in an entrepreneurial family. This start-up loving spirit also gives me a different perspective on life: I love to support locally owned businesses and I care deeply about customer service. I’m well aware of foregoing a paycheck here and there in order to meet payroll. I sold my café after three and one-half years and am happy to say that it is still thriving with its third owner in downtown Nashville. I opened a trunk show/wardrobe consulting business in the Fall of 2007 selling the Etcetera Brand clothing. Out of 800+ agencies, I quickly became a top 25 agency in the country. I handed over my business and am concentrating on StyleBlueprint full time, when I’m not keeping up with my very active three kids! I love Nashville and am determined to seek out all the stylish things it has to offer. When I see something done well, I want to scream about it from a rooftop. StyleBlueprint is now that rooftop.
Although I’ve been in Nashville for over 20 years, Memphis is my hometown and I am the oldest of six children. We learned to be creative and resourceful at a young age since money was a little tight. I was the designer and seamstress for all my prom dresses; my favorite being the silver lame’ with a matching jacket! Since I attended Catholic schools for 12 years of my life, uniforms were part of the equation; I’m here to tell you saddle oxfords and a plaid skirt can put a damper on the fashionista in you. I have always loved the thrill of the hunt especially for bargains, and writing StyleBlueprint has given me purpose as I sleuth around town. The most fun part for me is hearing when all of you stop by a store we have written about. I find myself secretly saying, ” oh, there are people reading…yipee!!”. Most of my career was spent in marketing and broadcasting sales. My favorite quote from that experience is ” if you can’t go over, go under.” It really applies to our blog when we try to break a story first or get an interview. I attempt to dress my 3 daughters and my husband even though they resist my well- intentioned efforts. Thanks for reading StyleBlueprint. Let us know what interests you. I truly want to hear your comments.