Summer sartorial challenge
: "I live in little dresses and skirts during the summer, but at 5'10, it can be difficult to find ones long enough to wear to work—or even outside on a breezy day—without raising eyebrows. Marilyn Monroe could pull off a "skirt-astrophe" stylishly, but I'm a big fan of boyshorts for modesty-related purposes!"
Signature summer look
: "I'm all about pairing a slouchy, simple tee with a bright or boldly patterned skirt. Casual up top, festive on the bottom. I'm not a huge jewelry girl in general, but one amazing, colorful accessory can go a long way when it comes to punching up your look."
What I love most about my job
: "My position at Marie Claire is pretty unique in that I'm able to write, edit, and even do a little market work of my own. I usually spend about half my day working on credits for our trend pages and fashion well stories, and the other half writing for either an upcoming issue or MarieClaire.com
. In between, I'm out interviewing new designers and bloggers, or stopping by events after work. It's an interesting balance."Photo by Craig Arend from Altamira