Long before discovering my intellectual eye for fashion, I embraced my inner tomboy. In my formative years you could most definitely “Catch me outside”[how bout dat], barefoot climbing trees. In the Summers we were always on the water, boating, fishing, or chasing my surfer Father along the Gulf Coast Beaches.
My love for fashion was always there due to my Mother being in the advertising department of what was then Gayfers Department Store, that later was bought out by what is now Dillards. She had me in the modeling department ever since I was born, but true LOVE for Fashion came around the age of 10 when I landed my first gig with The Limited TOO!
I didn’t officially begin a career in Fashion until my early twenties, when I became I buyer for many designer retail stores. I traveled to fashion showrooms & markets in NYC, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta to acquire the latest collections from designers for the upcoming Fashion Seasons. Motherhood (I have 4….3 girls & 1 boy….GEORGE who you’ve probably gotten to know and love if you follow me on instagram) called me to make a change to a much more balanced career in which I immediately gravitate toward Real Estate. The art of preparing a property to make a lasting impression on a homebuyer was very much like putting together the perfect outfit.
I quickly found that I still longed for a life of FASHION & STYLE. I missed being able to help dress & style women for events as well as their every day life! I longed for an outlet to share outfit ideas, trends of the season, styling advice, & my designer looks for less. And that’s how VPOFSTYLE was created!
Thoughtfully crafting looks with style, purpose, and intention since 2004
A Few Facts
you may not know
my husband is from serbia
i have 4 kids….girl, girl, girl, boy
I live in Alabama, & I seriously couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Near the beach, and on the bay is where I’ll stay!
Things I love the Most
My hubs & kids, the Flannigans (IYKYK), dressing up, but also comfy pjs snuggled up in bed, binging a really good show (currently watching succession)
Favorite places to shop
You can usually find me shopping Locally at: Target, H&M, Dillards, TJ Maxx, Lululemon, Buckle My Shoe, 7 South, Gigi & Jays, Living Well, Wildflowers, (we don’t really have major retailers where I live, but tons of cute local Boutiques. My favorite online retailers are Shopbop, Amazon, Saks, Free People, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, & Intermix.
My Guilty Pleasure
not sure if this is a guilty pleasure but I always love to see if I can find whatever expensive item I have my eye on for less. Whether it being on sale or just a look for less version of it. I think this comes from me being a buyer for so many years & buying at “cost”.
what I do for fun
If we’re talking BIG things….then I love to travel! Little things… play tennis, DIY house projects, family game night,