Well, hey there. Thanks for stopping by! I’m Heather. Just like you, I’m crazy busy, but I’m also in relentless pursuit of my passion: helping busy women cultivate a unique personal style at an affordable price.
I am also Jordan’s wife and Jackson and Johanna’s mom. I work as a high school English teacher by day and a personal stylist/style coach at night. I’ve also realized life makes more sense with a strong foundation of faith and love for Jesus.
My site is a place for you to get to know me, to see what I can offer you as your personal stylist, and follow along as I also attempt to stay trendy while living that working mom of 2 life.
It all started as a blog. My blog, formerly named Rock, Style, Teach, has been up and running for about four years. It all started with an idea for a style blog, which came to me at a time when I was rocking my newborn daughter (hence rock in the name), at a time I was (finally!) postpartum and wanting to dress like myself again. I wanted to give other moms encouragement to seek out their own personal style while trying to get back into touch with my own. And here we are!
But getting dressed is hard. I have faced my own challenges dressing my 5’11” athletic frame and navigating social media for personal style purposes. The world of overly curated Instagram feeds and Pinterest outfit perfection has done quite a number on the creativity to be found in cultivating a unique style. I’ve seen it first-hand, even in myself! We want to “copy” the looks of others and buy all.the.things that influencers suggest we buy but have no idea if they actually work for us stylistically. That’s what I’m setting out to change. I want to encourage EVERY woman to cultivate her unique personal style and project an image of confidence whenever she walks into a room. But on her terms.
And sometimes we aren’t that confident in ourselves. See, in high school, I was absolutely internally livid that I was taller than most every girl my age (Yep, 5’10” at age 14 and grew another random inch in college…). I tried desperately to wear what the girls my age were wearing, but I looked like a hot mess most of the time OR I was tugging at my shirt because it was too short. I gravitated toward unique accessories…glitter belts, glitter jeans, Dr. Martens, white eyeshadow (wow. that happened.), and I always felt weird about it. Now? I celebrate my quirks and encourage YOU to think back on what you loved when you were younger. And rock the adult version!
In my professional life, I have taught 7-12 English for 12 years and worked as a personal stylist for five years. I am a firm believer in the idea that you can infuse your personal style into your work wardrobe in a work-appropriate way! In addition to my four years of style blogging, I interned under a phenomenal image coach in the East Central Illinois area in the spring of 2013 and began taking on my own clients (in-person and online) in August 2013.
Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with you!