Where are you from?
I grew up in Cedar Park, Texas! I currently live in San Marcos, Texas while I am finishing up my degrees.
Where do you go to school?
I currently am attending Texas State University majoring in both Fashion Merchandising and Marketing.
What kind of dog do you have?
Bailey is an Australian Shepard/Border Collie mix. She’s perfect. I’m a crazy puppy parent and proud of it! 🙂
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). 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! We are still learning photography basics…we’ve gotten down the point and shoot, but that’s about it! Haha!
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Canon Rebel T1i. I’m pretty sure it’s ancient. I’ll probably need to upgrade soon.
What is one beauty product you can’t live without?
Lipstick! I’m seriously such an addict. Even if I can a tshirt on, there’s a 99.9% chance I at least have a nude lipstick on.
Do you wear extensions?
YES! And you should too, cause they’re the bomb. I wear Luxy Hair in the shade chocolate brown! You can use “LUXYKATLYN” for $5 any Luxy Hair purchase.
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!
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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
-1 Corinthians 16:13-14