Female Feature 02: Elena From Elena Marie

Starting this week, I’m going to continue with the Female Feature series by highlighting a different female blogger or business owner every Monday and Friday. I truly believe there are so many incredible women out there working so hard to pursue their passions that deserve some recognition, which is why I decided to start this series.

This week’s first feature is Elena, a former collegiate swimmer, Kindergarten teacher and style blogger. There’s actually a pretty cool connection Elena and I share, and when I started this series I KNEW I had to have Elena be part of it.

Elena and I actually met a few years ago when she was interning at the school district I taught at. I remember her bright, fun personality and passion for working with young children. I also remember admiring her sense of style, and it is so amazing to see her now sharing that on her blog and Instagram. I’m always so inspired by the outfits she puts together, and love that she shares when she comes across a good sale on some of her favorite brands. She offers helpful styling tips like how to wear a statement necklace, how to style a crisp white button down, and advice on what to wear to a photo shoot. She even has a section on her blog where you can shop directly from the outfits and products she posts on Instagram, and includes a page for her favorite Amazon finds as well.

Since her intern year, Elena has left Pittsburgh and moved to North Carolina (my other favorite state!), where she lives with her husband, teaches full time, and blogs about her latest fashion finds, home decor, and favorite products. We share a fear of birds and a love for organized spaces! She is truly such a sweet soul and I’m grateful to have reconnected with her through social media after our time working together. If you want to stay up to date on her latest finds, get some serious style inspo, and connect with Elena, you can find her blog, Elena Marie: A Style Blog here, and be sure to show her some love over on Instagram at @elena_marie_thomas!

If you or someone you know is a female blogger or business owner and would like to be featured in a future post, please contact me directly at howshedoesitco@gmail.com or send me a message over on Instagram at @howshedoesit.co. I can’t wait to share Friday’s feature with you!