About Rachel

Superwoman? No… not really…
By day, I’m a creative marketing manager at a computer peripherals company.  That’s my “Clark Kent” job; my money-making, “9 to 5″ job that’s really not all that cool or glamorous (though I really do enjoy it, I swear).

My “Superwoman” job-–that awesome, fun, perhaps secret thing I used to do–-was modeling.  I modeled as a freelance model from May 2006 until July 2012, and while I loved it, I decided that there were better ways for me to spend my time and money.  Don’t go looking for me anywhere though–most of what I did was small stuff, collaborating with other hobbyists and having fun.  And at this point, I’m concentrating more on this blog and have no plans to model any more, spare for my own self-portraits.

On top of that, I’m a dog-lover, wife, car-enthusiast, shoe addict, reader, and always seem to be involved in one crafty project or another.  Needless to say, I’m a creative.  I also enjoy having a good time and never seem to be afraid to laugh at myself.  I’ve accepted (and embraced) my fun, creative quirkiness, and often enjoy letting it show in what I wear.

I’ve never actually lived in Chicago.
I grew up in the north Chicago suburbs and after college, moved to the northwest ‘burbs.  I’ve always been a suburbanite, and have not only never lived in the city, but have never ever wanted to, which is pretty against-the-norm for most 20-somethings in the area.  While I don’t mind going into the city, and used to work downtown (which I did really enjoy), city living just isn’t my cup of tea.  Hubs and I are far happier out in the ‘burbs, where there’s plenty of room for our dog to play and we aren’t taking multiple mortgages out to park the various cars we have.

Fashionista, or just the chick that can pull off “weird stuff”?
I haven’t always had a head for fashion.  At least not in the “normal” sense.  I’ve never dreamed of being a fashion designer, and was never that trend-setting girl in school who wore stuff that others emulated.  Heck, when I was in pre-school, my mom had to apologize to the teachers numerous times, because apparently I was often adamant about dressing myself.  (Nothing wrong with that, right?  Right!)

Over the years, I’ve struggled with giving into trends, giving up on trends, and finding my own style despite the trends.  Only recently have I found a happy medium between what I want and what everyone else says I should wear.  It’s still a challenge, and that’s what I’m here to document.

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2 Responses to About Rachel

  1. Grace on July 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Hi Rachel,
    I enjoyed reading this and getting to know you here!

    Love that you’re following your values and true to yourself.

    Go Suburban Style! Grace x

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