In addition to all the roles you see above, my all-time favorite titles are “Wife” and “Mom.” From career women to stay-at-home moms, I understand how difficult it can be to strike a balance in life. Helping women do just that really fuels my passion for organization and wardrobe creation. But the inspiration behind Styled By The Wave goes much deeper than that…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love for fashion. Not only did I live out my toddler years playing dress up in my mom’s closet, but by the age of 10, I had my own sewing machine and designed a series of elaborate tops and bags with ALL the bling."
On the other side of that same coin, I was a competitive gymnast for 18 years (Go Gym Dawgs!) and struggled with more than my fair share of disordered eating and warped body image. It’s impossible to hide inside a leotard.
It's been a journey to learn to love my body through the ups and downs, the good and the tough, the weight fluctuations and the different seasons of life. I found that I feel most confident when I can style an outfit that makes me feel like the best version of myself – highlighting the things I like best about my body and camouflaging those I don’t.
Before long, I became known as the fashion guru of my friend group. Many fashion advice-fueled shopping trips and outfit feedback sessions with my tribe soon grew into referrals. A big bang moment in my life has since inspired a business I love. To create Styled By The Wave, I’ve combined my innate understanding of fashion with my affinity for organization and visual merchandising. In doing so, I’m making a life out of helping women shop for looks, style outfits, organize their wardrobes, celebrate their bodies and feel like the best versions of themselves. I look forward to adding YOU to my friend list!
I often get asked “What is the meaning behind ‘Styled By The Wave’?”
In addition to fashion, I also have a deep love for the water. My happy place would be aboard a sailing yacht destined for some distant shore with the ones I love. How fitting that I would marry a man who gave me the last name “Sailors”!
I find waves symbolized virtually everywhere–including in the ebb and flow of life AND in the shape of a woman’s body. Just like no two waves are exactly alike, no two bodies are the same. When we gaze upon the ocean, we look to each wave that rolls in with the same amount of love, awe and wonder – no matter its size or shape. I believe we should celebrate all bodies in the same way.
You can rest assured that any gently used clothes removed from your closet will go to the church, local homeless shelter or charity of your own choosing. I can either drop your donations off on your behalf and provide you with a receipt for your tax records or you can take them yourself and get all the good feels that come from helping others while giving your clothes a second life.