It shouldn’t be expensive. In fact, true elegance is an attitude, not something you can buy. I created Anchored In Elegance to offer a place where we can connect the dots between style and substance. When you feel great about the way you look, you act with assertiveness and empowerment. I want to help you harness that energy! It’s not about being trendy. Rather, this blog showcases classic, timeless styles and décor, so you can discover what “elegance” means to you.
I know you’re busy, so I won’t ever waste your time with fluff. I strive to make each blog post entertaining and informative, something that truly adds value to your life. Whether you’re looking for recommendations on the best denim for petites or hoping to supercharge your career with a more polished image/presentation, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s inject a touch of affordable elegance into our everyday!
I earned a reputation for making morning show news viewers feel “part of the family”, but hung up my anchor hat several years ago to spend more time with my own fam. I’m happily married (8 years now) to a communication professor. We live in Indiana and have one son. Hudson is now three. In addition to blogging and mom-life, I work in higher education communications, hold a master’s degree in strategic communication, and serve as a limited-term lecturer for journalism and writing-related topics.
Great for cheerleading (I cheered for the Wisconsin Badgers in college) and competitive gymnastics, not so great for finding clothing that fits properly. That’s where my interest in fashion first began. When you’re far from sample size, you begin to develop an eye for figure-flattering clothing and how shape/texture/line work on the body. At 4’11, I regularly dish about petite-friendly styles. However, due to my experience working with TV image consultants and offering personal styling services to my own clients, I know how to dress all body types.
I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you can think of me as a “sister in style” if you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email ([email protected]) or message me on Instagram. Keep scrolling for a few answers to some FAQs!
At first glance, you might be thinking this is a nautical-inspired site. While I certainly love boats, the color navy and the Great Lakes… Anchored In Elegance is actually a play on words. Literally, it speaks to my firm belief that true style is grounded in classic elegance (and that timeless looks can be affordable). “Anchored” also refers to my time as a morning news anchor.
I’ve been waiting to hit 5′ since middle school. Being a shorty was great when I was a cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers in college, but it can make sizing difficult when shopping. My quest for great petite fashion is one of the reasons I started this blog.
I’ve worked as an anchor or reporter at stations in Eau Claire, Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as in Lansing, Michigan. My last three jobs were anchoring mornings, meaning my alarm went off at 2 a.m. Our shows started at 4:30 a.m. You can learn more about my TV work here.
I got it from my mama! No seriously, my mother holds an interior design degree and my father has a landscape architecture degree. I grew up “vacationing” by going to home tours and open houses. Architectural Digest and Traditional Home were always on the coffee table.
I am fixing up a 1912 home that has both Victorian and American Foursquare influences. Thankfully, when we moved in the previous owner had done most of the heavy lifting (repairing crumbling walls, plumbing, electrical. We are just doing the fun stuff, personalizing/modernizing the interior and fixing up the outside. Although purchasing 23 new windows (none of them standard size) was not so fun, lol.
Running and ballroom dance. Dancing has always made me smile. I dance the international latin styles (cha cha, rumba, samba, paso & jive).
I can walk on my hands. It’s a great party trick left over from my years of gymnastics training and time as a collegiate cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers.