That little turn of phrase was the basis I built this blog upon back when I started it in 2009. While my content and goals have shifted since then, I still think it covers most of the bases. SHUT UP I LOVE THAT is where I share little (and big!) pieces of myself with you, dear readers. From weekly music posts to styling notes, personal essays on dating and New York City life as well as travel diaries and some celebrity style—the site is an extension of me. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy working on it.


I moved to New York in the summer of 2010 from my hometown of Seattle. I grew up there with a retail fashion exec mother and a photographer/editor father, so two of my greatest joys in life are fashion and photography. As a journalism student in college, I turned my enjoyment of writing into a career trajectory I just can't shake. 

From August 2011 to February 2013, I was the Senior Editor at Independent Fashion Bloggers as well as the primary contributor to Eat, Sleep, Denima advertorial denim blog owned by Shopbop. After that, I worked as  the Fashion and Menswear Editor at Lifestyle Mirror, as well as a fashion editor for The Luxer

Currently I am a freelance writer, editor and stylist. You can see all my best work (and hire me) via my digital portfolio.


As my blog has grown, I've had the pleasure of building connections and participating in projects with brands that I genuinely love. This manifests itself in various ways, including gifted merchandise you'll see in a personal style post (indicated with a "c/o" and the brand name, so you know!) as well as paid content partnerships that are always disclosed at the end of the post.

It's my pledge to you, as readers and seekers of authentic content, that I will always disclose when I am sharing branded, sponsored, paid or otherwise partnered stories or social media posts.

When you see a link to a product or store in my posts (and occasionally on Twitter and Pinterest), it may be through an affiliate partner, from which I can earn a small percentage of either commission from a sale (with Rewardstyle) or just the click (ShopSense). This income helps keep the site running and allows me to keep bringing you fresh content as often as possible.