Occupation: Media Planner
Location: Chicago, IL
“I was raised in a central Illinois town surrounded by cornfields and am now living in downtown Chicago. I love the change of scenery, but still pride myself on staying true to my small-town roots and Midwestern values. During my free time, I like to get out of the office and try to absorb as much of the outdoors as possible by traveling frequently, taking road trips or even just taking a stroll to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Whether it’s visiting a new restaurant or a new country, I just love discovering new things!”
My style is: Classy with an occasional touch of bohemian chic
My favorite designer right now is: Diane von Furstenberg – LOVE her colorful prints!
People usually compliment my: Boots. I have a slight obsession with buying a great pair of leather boots.
My favorite makeup tip: Powder bronzer. I always sweep a little on my cheeks and t-zone (Maybelline Stay-True Bronzer in Sun Light is my fave) to get a healthy glow, even in the winter.
Current beauty product obsession: Pink lipstick! Bright pink lips are so fun. Guerlain Kiss Kiss carries a lot of pretty pink shades, and the color stays put all day.
But I also can’t live without: St. Ives Apricot Scrub– I’ve been using this to exfoliate my skin since I was 13. It leaves your face feeling amazing and smooth.
My favorite scent right now is: Narciso Rodriguez, For Her
I love wearing my hair: in a loose updo with dangly earrings. They style makes me feel sophisticated and sexy, and also keeps my hair out of my way
My favorite hair product is: I usually don’t use any, but my mom recently gave me a bottle of Moroccan hair oil. After testing it out it left my hair super soft and healthy feeling – I may start using it regularly!
I don’t understand people who don’t like: Guacamole – delicious on nearly everything.
The restaurant I can never get tired of is: Quartino in River North (Chicago). I love the casual, rustic environment and the great selection of wine and cheeses. The tortellini dish is to die for!
Though I can make a mean: Triple-cheese, extra-meat lasagna
People would be surprised to know: that I was a complete tomboy when I was younger. My idea of a fashion splurge was a new baseball hat.
What inspires me: Hearing or reading news stories that spotlight young adults who have dedicated themselves to supporting a cause they are passionate about. These stories inspire me to become a more selfless, well-rounded human being.