Once upon a time, I was a young(er), bored college student at Arizona State. I went from the social butterfly who did it all in high school (student council, dance, cheer, and everything else inbetween) to a stylish bookworn at ASU with her sights set on a 4.0. After giving up my then dream of dancing collegiately (I danced at San Diego State before getting injured) I planned to speed through school and threw everything I had into my double major … well almost everything. I channeled my over-the-top sense of style and addiction to all things celebratory into this blog, Color Me Courtney: where I share my world, wardrobe and affinity for color.
Since then I’ve graduated from Arizona State, moved to San Francisco, received my MBA at 21, moved back to Arizona where I met the current man in my life (my french bulldog, Waffles) and saved up for my next adventure: The Big Apple. There were a few fabulous dinner parties, bright blog posts and over-used alliterations along the way plus career changes, pattern mixing, health challenges and a few fashion risks that didn’t pay off. But now almost a year later, Waffles and I have settled into the charming West Village to become full-flegde New Yorkers.
This blog catalogs my color obsession, out-of-the-box outfits and new life as a twenty-something mess of a New Yorker, all while I chase my dreams of climbing the Big Apple fashion ladder and growing my personal styling venture: Paper Doll Styling. I’ll also give you something to celebrate with deluxe dinner parties, touch upon health by sharing my struggles with my new gluten free(ish) diet and will own my inner geek and natural adorkable-ness. I refuse to forget where I come from: so I’ll pay homage to my AZ and San Fran roots along the way. Oh and although I’ll forever try and wear heels daily, I will never be as flawless as some of those other fabulous fashion bloggers out there, so I’ll never pretend to be. I’ll just be me: a quirky, west-coast-born, polka-dot-obsessed New York nobody chasing her dreams while collecting clothing.