Favorite Instagram account to follow:
My friend @jengotch is hilarious on insta-story. She is the founder and creative director of @shopbando and her hilarious irreverence and optimism is addictive.
Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:
My biggest fashion faux pas was the chaps (yes, the cowboy pant, but a vintage cotton version from the 70’s) that I rocked all over Europe in 2001. I’m sorry, I forgot to add that I paired it with a sequin tube top. My family still talks about it and it made me (in)famous in Dublin.
Your current Netflix addiction:
I can’t stop watching The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m so depressed about it in so many ways.
What do you love most about your work:
I love the unpredictability of photo shoots and digital media. Working in this industry forces you to stay young and innovative and to constantly be pushing it. I also love writing about style and knowing that people are happier with their homes because of my blog.
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
If I could give my 18-year-old self advice it would be to learn HTML code, Photoshop, Sketchup, and Illustrator. Don’t leave college without those skills, no matter what your major is.
Your motto in life:
My motto is: Work Hard and Be Nice to People. I have a framed poster in my son’s room and I’m hammering it into their heads every day. It’s 100% the reason why I’m successful.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
I hope the shapeless dress trend never goes out of style. I love it, my husband hates it.
The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:
The fact that I don’t know how to work a DSLR camera is my ultimate annoyance. It would make my life (and job) so much easier.
Your celebrity crush and why:
My celebrity crush is Kristen Bell. I’ve always said that when I grow up I want to be Veronica Mars. She’s wickedly talented and seems like a genuinely honest person.
If you weren’t a stylist, you’d be a...
If I weren’t a stylist, I’d be a romance novel author. I can talk about love all day long.