“Playing dress up begins at age five and never really ends."
My name is Deb and I am an elementary school teacher by day who loves children’s literature and anything technology related. As an introvert, teaching can sometimes be all-encompassing, and I have always looked for ways to balance my work with some of my others passions. When I'm not teaching I need to do things that recharge my batteries. Shopping, writing and reading are all things that can help me re-center myself. I am a big believer in spending our lives doing what we love to do, and that is how Sunsets and Stilettos was born.
Sunsets and Stilettos is a fashion and style blog featuring outfit inspiration, budget-friendly finds, sale-alerts and shopping tips. It features health, wellness and beauty hacks too. I post daily outfit inspiration and hope to inspire women to look and feel their best each day. I prioritize being relatable over everything else, and my readers know they will feel represented when they peer into my world. Over the last few years, this blog has become a community I feel lucky to be a part of. We have created connections and had many laughs. My readers know they can count on me for my honest and dry humor, along with a true desire to get to know them along the way. We came together with shopping, but we stay together in friendship.
On the first day of school each year I tell my students that we are a family now. I work tirelessly to make sure every one of them feels included and valued, and that we come together when we need it most. I am proud to say that I have seen this happen with the readers of Sunsets and Stilettos as well, and for that I am truly thankful.
HOW THIS BLOG GOT ITS NAME.
Fashion is very cerebral to me. I'd love to tell you I throw my outfits together and walk out the door but I don't. Putting together a great outfit is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It takes thought and concentration. Shopping is the same way. There are always things I fall in love with, but there are a series of questions I ask myself before I buy anything. I even tend to picture my wardrobe to figure out what that piece would go with.
My Instagram and my blog are my outfit planning sessions on display. I love spending some time on the weekends planning different outfits to wear during the week. Doing this has helped my morning routine immensely. I scan through my photos and pick the outfits I plan to wear for the week. Every post might not be what I'm wearing on that exact day, but it's definitely an outfit I'm wearing that week or ones that I've tweaked for work or the weather.
In addition to loving clothes and all things girly, I absolutely love words. I've been writing my whole life. It has been an outlet for a brain that is always spinning its wheels. I love to write poetry about what inspires me; and chances are if you're in my life, that will be you.
I am so captured by the beauty in the world and I am constantly trying to capture moments and memories. There is so much to appreciate and to be thankful for. There is wonder in the world if we are open enough to see it.
Sunsets always seem to help me write. I love watching sunset and capture every photo I can of the good ones. My friends know me for snapping tons of pictures of the sky at any given moment. In fact, if I miss a good sunset, they have been known to send me the skies that I miss. There is so much wonder in the sky changing its' colors. I tend to be a pretty analytical, deep thinker, and having the word sunsets in my blog title is a representation of this part of me.
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