My idea of a perfect day is. . .
A great workout or run, time with my husband at one of our favorite venues, dinner together.
What has most inspired your fashion sense?
No one in particular. I simply wear what I like and what feels comfortable, whether it’s casual or very dressy.
What one fashion rule do you always abide by?
Find the balance between looking classy and chic without dressing too young.
The biggest fashion faux pas (mistake) I ever made was. . .
Wearing leggings or skinny jeans – they are not made for MY figure.
What article of clothing is at the top of your shopping list?
New sports bras.
Describe what’s in your travel beauty bag.
Right now, just eye make-up remover, and cotton balls. It’s full only when I travel.
The best beauty advice I ever received was. . .
As you age, do NOT wear frosted eye shadow.
Name your favorite perfume or signature scent.
How do you unwind?
Candlelight and music.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
The Rocky Mountains, Tuscany
Do you have a passion project or favorite hobby?
I really enjoy finding a new use for something that is to be discarded. Recently I used the drawers from an old dresser to create a storage tower for DVDs, CDs, movies, and Xbox games. I then revamped the dresser by having shelves cut to fit into where the drawers were. Painted the dresser, and put it in the spare bedroom which also serves as a home office. It serves as a base for the flat screen TV and as very attractive storage for office paper and supplies, etc.
Describe the most memorable gift you’ve ever received.
A ring from my parents when I graduated from high school.
How has your style evolved over the years?
I was a hippie in the 70’s. Fashion from that era has somewhat stuck with me and I tend to really love bohemian, earthy, and folksy style. However, I really enjoy dressing up now, on occasion. I love wearing heeled sandals and a sexy and classy dress. I have a few different little black dresses that I especially love.
One item I never leave the house without is. . . . .
My cell phone!
Quote to live by?
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you
and them anyway.” – Mother Teresa
What is your favorite Soft Surroundings product?
A drop-shoulder, maxi, ivory gauze dress.