Born and raised in Dallas, Texas I will forever call the Lone Star State home.

Growing up in a big city, I was constantly trying to define myself by what was around me. I had to be a certain image, look a certain way, and wear certain clothes (or so I thought at the time). While trying to fit in to the mold, I also tried to stand out, living in a constant battle with myself. My parents and mentors taught me to be strong and independent, but the little girl inside of me wanted so badly to fit in.

After graduating high school though, I knew there were other adventures waiting, so I began the first part of my journey in Auburn, Alabama at Auburn University. I will be forever grateful

 for my time in that small town because it allowed me to grow in to the person I am today. I learned how to truly love myself, as well how to view myself in the eyes of my heavenly father. My family, mentors and friends taught me to be proud of who I am and what I stand for. Their love and guidance helped light a path that I never knew existed. I began to understand that it is not about being perfect, but more about loving the imperfect version of me. I am constantly learning, growing and being shaped into the woman I am today, and I am so thankful that the Lord has tailored me, “for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13-16).

So why did I start Gracefully Taylored? To express myself, yes. To talk about fashion and lifestyle, yes. To let my creative side explore, yes. But also to allow people to see that it is not about being perfect each day. Whether it be fashion, travel or lifestyle trends there will be days when we have messy hair, or are too tired to get out of our pajamas. There will be struggles, and heartache. But there will also be adventure and joy. I pray that I will never lose sight of that, and that I will continue to be Gracefully Taylored each day.