Reason for working/volunteering at UpShift: I love the idea behind the business. I'm all about sustainability, while still being able to stay on trend, or even dress to your own tastes and styles, all without breaking the bank. It's my way of offering support to this most excellent cause!
Favorite thing about UpShift: Wine. Actually, I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I love that it's offered. Everything about the shop, the people, Lindsay, it's super personal, personable and inviting. It's the better version of getting together at a friends to swap clothes. You get more variety and awesome company.
Favorite memory of UpShift: Any photoshoot we've ever done. Each one, I feel, keeps getting better and better! Not to mention I've been a follower/loyal fan from the get-go, so I also love reminiscing about back in the basement days..for nostalgia's sake!
Favorite item from UpShift: Everything I've ever gotten? I have had way too many good finds from here! I especially get a good little kick out of finding my old clothes and being able to take them back home again, even if just for a little while...an instant extended closet!
Your style icon is: It fluctuates an awful lot, and I don't know that I often have one...I like to draw different things from different people depending on how I'm feeling, but lately I've had a mildly unhealthy fascination with Stevie Nicks back in the day. And anyone rockin that super boho!
Something the UpShift world may not know about you: Oh gosh. I LOVE to sing, but don't ever plan on hearing me. And, if given the chance and financial stability (and if my husband would ever allow it haha), I'd up and be a missionary - so many things about this world break my heart...
Your favorite song or band: A gazillion different ones! I love southern sounds, southern rock, bluegrass, etc. needtobreathe probably tops the list, but I also love The Wild Feathers, AFI will always have a place in my heart...I could go on and on...
Drink of choice: Vodka Soda, lemon juice if available, always with a lemon.
Where else do you work or volunteer: Currently work at my family's business (Real Estate and Appraisals), and I'm a stylist at William Jon Salon. I recently volunteered for the Fashion Show for All Needs and it was one of the best things I've done in my life. I also love volunteering at merch tables for shows, specifically, Mocha Club artist shows, another organization that I adore.
Favorite places to hang out in Madison: Mickey's, my parents have a dream come true place out on Lake Mendota. Those are pretty much my top two. For me it's more about the company.
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