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Des Moines

Where do you find style inspiration?

I love Instagram and follow style bloggers and cute boutiques to get a lot of my inspiration. And, of course, when the J Crew, H&M, and Anthropologie catalogs come out, I have to make new mood boards.

What's your favorite beauty product? 

MASCARA. I’ve been using Too Faced Better Than Sex and Benefit’s Roller Lash lately. Also, I always have to have a tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve with me.

Do you have a celebrity girl crush?

So many. Mostly, I want to be a part of T Swift’s girl squad. They have too much fun.

You have a blog? Do share! 

Yes! It’s called Sunny Side Up ( and it’s full of everything lifestyle — from recipes to makeup reviews to what books I’m reading.

On a scale of 1-10 how fashionable would you rate DSM? Why?

I’d have to say 7. Des Moines has grown so much in the last 5 years, and every time I go to a new bar, restaurant or the Saturday downtown farmers market, I’m amazed at the styles I see and how hip this little city is becoming.

Favorite fall drink? 

Starbucks has a new fall latte called the Toasted Graham Latte, and it’s incredible. Chai lattes are another go-to.

What are your 3 go-to spots in Des Moines?  

RoCA, Proof and Eatery A. Each boasts amazing service + atmosphere, creative, ever-changing menus and killer craft cocktails.

So you work on Any recipes you love for fall? 

Yes — I spend all day thinking about food, and they pay me for it. For fall, I’m really into butternut squash in everything from risotto to soup to casserole.

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