Each month, Coast Monthly peeks into the closets of some of the most fashionable people on the Upper Texas Coast.
Town: “Friendswood. Grew up in Detroit, lived in England and Spain, and have traveled to 15 countries. My paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants.”
Occupation: Spanish teacher, Lutheran South Academy.
Style icons: Cameron Diaz, Kelly Ripa, Zooey Deschanel and Blake Lively.
Favorite designers: Vince Camuto and Kate Spade.
Favorite place to shop: Tanger Outlet and The Galleria.
Best place to snap up a bargain: Nordstrom Rack.
Favorite online fashion store: “I’ve only bought one thing online: a pair of shoes from Wish.com.”
Favorite place to shop in the world: Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Dream fashion purchase: Diane von Furstenberg dress.
Fashion crime: Loud patterns that don’t fit certain body types.
Favorite trend this season: Summer colors: Turquoise, Tiffany blue and coral
Tiffany blue tote: “I got this Tiffany blue tote from a Black Friday sale. It’s my favorite purse because of the color, plus I love bows. It’s girlie and has room for all of the things I need for teaching. I take it everywhere.”
Yellow wallet: “This Kate Space bi-fold wallet is from her Limoncello line that I bought because of the color. When you carry a bright color, it makes you happy.”
Pink watch: “My pink watch is by Charming Charlie and spruces up anything I’m wearing.”
Betsey Johnson earrings: “I don’t wear a lot of heavy earrings, so I like these by Betsey Johnson with a back flower drop design, allowing me to wear them with or without the pendant.”
Betsey Johnson studs: “These peony-colored petite studs by Betsey Johnson go with anything.”
Bone and black shoes with bows: “These are the shoes I bought online — bone and black patent pumps with bows and a spool heel. They have an ankle-boot cut look and are by Kazana.”
Brown wedges: “I love wedges, especially these thick, strappy ones with gold studs. They’re by Zigi Soho and I got them at DSW, my fave shoe store.”
Skirt: “I got this purple miniskirt at Forever 21. I was drawn to the big bow, but I also like the pencil design under the ruffle.”
Scarf: “I made this from the bottom of a maxi dress that was way too long, so I cut off the bottom and made it into a continuous-loop scarf. It has all the bold colors I like.”
Dog: Frankie a male Yorkshire terrier.