Where are you from?

I grew up in Cedar Park, Texas! I moved to San Marcos, TX in 2012 for school, and then to New Braunfels, TX upon graduating in 2017.

Where did you go to school?

I went Texas State University and got my degree in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising.

What kind of dogs do you have?

Our oldest is a 3 year old border collie/Australian shepherd mix and our newest baby is named Daisy! She’s a miniature Australian shepherd. They’re my whole world!

How did you meet your husband, wedding related questions…

I have a ton of posts on how we met, our engagement and wedding HERE…totally unconventional, but it worked out!

When did you start your blog and why?

I started my blog in 2014 with no intentions of it being more than a hobby and an outlet to share my love for fashion. I struggled my entire life with body image and eating disorders – I’ve found that what you wear has the ability to have such a positive impact on your confidence and self-esteem. My goal is to inspire women through fashion to find what makes them feel confident and beautiful.

How did you come up with your blog name?

I wanted to come up with something that was catchy, yet still reflected who I am. I’ve always been a super smiley and positive person, even when everything was going wrong, so that’s where I got the sunshine. I’m also vertically challenged, so if I’m not lounging in a tshirt, I’m almost always in heels. Hence, stilettos. Put them together, and it just seemed like a good fit (until I realized a lot of people don’t know how to spell stilettos…what?!). If you’re deciding on a name for your blog, definitely choose something catchy and easy to spell!

Who takes your photos?

My momma takes my photos for the most part. She’s a saint. It’s been fun being able to have momma/daughter time while shooting also!

What kind of camera do you use?

I use a Canon Rebel T5i.

What is one beauty product you can’t live without?

Lipstick! I’m seriously such an addict. Even if I have a tshirt on, there’s a 99.9% chance I at least have a nude lipstick on.

Do you wear extensions?

I wore clip-ins for YEARS, but switched to NBR (natural beaded rows) in 2016. HIGHLY recommend them. They’re essentially just sewn in to your natural hair, and they don’t damage it at all! So much less maintenance than clip-ins, although they are pricey. If you’re in the market for NBR in the Austin area, shoot me an email, and I will give you my hair stylist’s info!

I want to start a blog. Any advice?

Be consistent. Make a schedule. Learn how to edit photos (especially lighting)! Do it because you’re passionate about it, not because you want to make money or become “social media famous.” You have to start it for the right reasons or you will always be disappointed!

Feel free to leave comments on my blog or contact me if you would like more information on my collaborations.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love.
-1 Corinthians 16:13-14



  • Reply oyinda15 April 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I am so excited that I found your blog!!! I’m transferring to Texas State in the fall!! Definitely following!!

  • Reply Mark Armstrong April 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Fantastic About Page, nice to meet you! : )

  • Reply Amanda May 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Love your blog & fashion of course! How did you get your blog started?

    • Reply Sunshine & Stilettos May 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      thank you love! Honestly it all kind of started with instagram. I loved posting lots of fashion related photos and I received a love of positive feedback so after following some other fashion bloggers for a while, I decided it was something I wanted to do also! 🙂

  • Reply Hayley Riley August 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Katlyn!
    Would you be interested in styling a couple pieces from our site to feature on your blog?


  • Reply Kate February 24, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I am a new blogger and I am so inspired by you! I am also petite and vertically challenged hahaha. All of your outfits are so adorable and fun and I LOVE the heels. Thank you for being you and inspiring me to do what I love!

    • Reply katlynmaupin February 29, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Aw thank you so much Kate! Congrats on the new blog! That’s so exciting! It can be discouraging at times, but stick with it! It’s so much fun! <3

  • Reply Michelle February 24, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    HI! I’m also a fashion student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio! Even though I’m barely through my second year I think that i want to go into the Merchandising part of it. How do you dress when you go to school? I always feel funny wearing my heels when about 95% of campus is in leggings and hoodies? I love fashion and heels and being girly but hate feeling like that odd person out.

    • Reply katlynmaupin February 29, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Haha! I always thought it was so funny, because I’m always in athleisure clothing when I go to school. I feel like people look at me like I’m crazy when we do those silly “your name, job, and hobby, etc” introduction activities on the first day of classes, because I’m always dresses so down for classes! I just want to be comfortable for classes, so my typical outfit is just workout leggings + tank and some comfy sandals or tennis! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole July 26, 2016 at 11:28 pm


    Your blog is so inspiring to me! I have been seriously considering making my own fashion blog (what to wear, where to shop, etc.) Any advice on where to get started? What website creator do you recommend? It’s a lot to take in!


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