THE TEAM

CAIT

Cait is a Retail Project Manager with an eternally optimistic attitude. Her marketing background + passion for creativity had Styled With Strength tugging at her heart strings. 

She loves many things but gathering friends + family around the kitchen table, sharing stories + a great bottle of red wine top the charts. Cait is a big believer in always being truthful, kind + well dressed. 

Through Styled With Strength, Cait aspires to share the real + raw moments in life, in hopes that we can all learn from the trials + truly celebrate the triumphs. 

KATE

Kate works as a Social Media Strategist representing some of the world’s leading brands. With degrees in Communications + Spanish, she rarely has two feet on the ground. With passport in hand, she finds her creative inspiration + happiness by exploring new places, cultures + of course, their food.

As a marathon runner, Queen of her kitchen, Daughter of Christ + world traveler, Kate believes in never turning down an opportunity. She has a strong passion for charity work + a hope to one day live in a world with no cancer.

Kate joined the Styled With Strength team to share stories of her adventures + fearless attitude in hopes of inspiring others.

MARGUERITE

Marguerite is a graduate student at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. After working as the digital editor of Sotheby's Artful Living Magazine, she headed to the Southwest to pursue dreams of studying + teaching literature amidst the backdrop of Arizona's cacti, mountains, + wild lavender. 

She has a B.A in English from Creighton University. As an undergraduate, she spent a year studying abroad at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland, where she learned to love Irish literature (and, of course, a hearty stout). Marguerite has written for the USAToday, Star Tribune, + other national + local publications, + continues to write for many of these, including Artful Living Magazine. In her free time, you'll find her running one of the many breathtaking Arizona trails, attempting to learn conversational Latin, or exploring new cities + countries.

She's passionate about the power of language + the magic of stories, + hopes to explore both in her journey with Styled With Strength. 


THE INTERNS

 

ABBIE

Abbie is a Communication + Journalism graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a lively spirit + infectious energy. Her passion for writing + creative mind is what initially compelled Abbie to become a part of the Styled With Strength team.

As a follower of JOY [Jesus, Others, You], Abbie places her faith + family first. She is a muscles + mascara kind of girl who adores cozy nights by the bonfire + a big bottle of rosé wine. Of the many things on her bucket list, inspiring others + traveling the world + becoming a wife + mother top the charts.  

Through Styled With Strength, Abbie hopes to share her stories + 22 years of adventures + perspective on life in one, faith-filled message.

To catch a glimpse of Abbie’s personal life, follow her individual social accounts: Instagram // Pinterest

HILLARY

Hi, my name is Hillary and I am honored to announce that I have taken on the role of an intern here at Styled With Strength.

I accepted the position at the beginning of April and I couldn't be more excited to share my style tips and tricks as well as assist these fabulous ladies with behind the scenes work. No newbie goes unnoticed, so it's my pleasure to offer you an icebreaker. I am going to slip in some quarks, my personal do's and don’ts and some guilty pleasures. Side note: I am most likely 10x more excited for this introductory post than the average human being, so here we go!

Age:24

Hometown: Born and raised in the surrounding suburbs of Chicago. I moved to Minneapolis two years ago and I adore it!

Current studies: I am entering my third year of journalism at North Central University, in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. I have a minor in business as well. I would like to use that minor and focus on marketing.

Dream profession: There are so many things I want to bundle together in my profession of choice, that I am not sure if it has just one name. I want to write for a magazine, fashion/style columns specifically, but I also want to style for magazines as well.

Guilty pleasure: I do not even have to think about this one. It comes to my head right away! A spoonful of chocolate and peanut butter. I even bumped my number one love language down a spot and replaced it with this! :P

Current Obsession: Print magazine. I LOVE print. Online magazines are surfacing more and more lately, but I just cannot get enough of the feeling of holding a physical copy in my hand. Most people want clothing or jewelry for birthdays or holidays, but a stack of fashion/lifestyle magazines will do just fine for me.

Fun fact: I am the eldest of three girls, but I definitely look up to them. 

What’s in your cup?: Well, currently I am sitting in a Starbucks with a nonfat iced caramel macchiato, but usually it’s just a cup of hot coffee with coconut milk. 

Fashion Do's: There are actually a couple things I swear by: the color black, boots and leggings. I am all for high wasted! I would love to rock more denim, but I just never got into it. If you know of any good mom jeans, let me know! :P

Worst place to go on a date: I always say the movies. Mainly because if I am going to watch a movie, I would rather do it in the comfort of my own home, and the snacks are free! In all seriousness, I cannot get to know anyone in a movie theater. Be creative guys!

Best place to go on a date: I am not hard to please. Just make it an adventure! If he plans it that is even better. I would like to explore what he is into. I do have to say though, that when I am married I want our dates to consist of camping. I am making that a must!

Recent (big) purchase: I just bought a bike and I am so stoked because I bought it so close to summer. Apparently it is a must in the Twin Cities so I know it is not a waste. 

Role model: Hands down, my 73-year-old grandmother. The wisdom and knowledge the Lord has placed within her is incredible. She has contributed a lot to what makes me who I am today. Also, she loves to shop. I am talking about the “I’ll be in the grocery store for the next 3 hours” kind of shopping. My kind of lady!

I could go on and on (believe me I would love to). Be sure to follow my Styled With Strength adventure on Twitter and Instagram!

-Hill