How would you describe your style?
My style is about color, creativity, comfort, and accessories.
Who in your life has inspired you most?
My mother. She encouraged me to be a creative, caring, responsible individual. It is because of her that I love the simple things in life. My mother taught me to find
beauty and happiness in all places and things – even some of the most insignificant places and things most people miss, in their everyday lives.
What is your secret indulgence?
A glass of port and Stilton cheese on a crusty baguette.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Anywhere I can relax and mingle with the locals.
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
What one clothing item is worth splurging for?
A pair of comfortable heels that can be worn longer than one hour.
What is one fashion rule you always abide by?
Make sure that what I’m wearing reflects me — not a designer or a trend.
What is one fashion rule that was made to be broken?
A mature woman shouldn’t have long hair.
Do you have a signature scent?
Amazing Grace, by Philosophy.
How do you unwind?
Long walks along the creek.
What are you most proud of?
That my sons love their children and work hard to teach them good values.
How would you describe the decor of your house?
Hacienda Essence. Mexican textiles, pottery, art, and colors, surrounded by comfort.
What’s your passion project or hobby?
This all depends on what I find most interesting on Pinterest!
How has your style evolved over the years?
I love to project my free-spirit. Lace, color, and comfortable flowing fabrics help me achieve that. I’m also attracted to clothes that enhance my curves.
What’s your beauty routine?
I wash my face every night, using my Clarisonic. I then moisturize my face – especially around my eyes. I reapply moisturizer in the morning and never leave home without my 30 SPF sunscreen.
Do you have a signature accessory?
My varied assortment of bold earrings and belts.
Who influenced your personal style?
My mother. She had her own unique style which she enhanced with accessories.
Quote to live by?
“There ARE no happy endings; endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”
What is your favorite Soft Surroundings product?