Blog — Compliment Soul Care Series
My favorite posts each month are these from our Soul Care Series. I love meeting new friends and introducing them to old friends, building a community of savvy, giving, loving women doing wonderful things. This month is no different. This month, I'm excited to introduce you to Julie Trappen, aka @teacherfashionista. I have a special place in my heart for my fellow teachers (duh!) and am often inspired by the posts on her social medias. She has a heart for kids and service and kindness. You can read our interview, below. Compliment: Tell us about yourself: Julie: My name is Julie Trappen....
Hello! My name is Rowena Middleton. I moved to Sacramento years ago from Southern California. I am happily married and can't wait for babies and our own English Bulldog. I am Creative Director/ Owner of Urban Philosophy, a clothing boutique online that carry trendy woman apparel and accessories. I am also the owner and editor of the fashion blog Twentyeightvia where I share more of my personal style and tidbits of my life. I have a lot of roles and hats I wear. Aside from being a wife, I'm also responsible for buying merchandise for the store, styling, managing, website...
Around the same time I started using Instagram to build Compliment's following, I started following the beautiful, inspiring feed of Stephanie Birch (@stephynow). Her feed consists of lots of super-bendy yoga poses, showing off the amazing things the human body can do. Her captions often talk about love and joy and vulnerability and motherhood. It was months later that I found out that this incredible soul I'm often inspired by, lives blocks from me! I sent her an email to see if we could meet up for this interview.
This year has been full of incredible blessings for me and my little company-that-could. At the beginning of 2013, I was tired of being sad and decided one way to flip my focus was to put my whole heart into Compliment. That led me to signing up to take a super-rocking online business class in the early Spring. I was crazy-overwhelmed with all the new stuff I was learning, so I posted in our local Facebook group, asking if anyone would want to meet up and work through the materials together. Nikki was the one who responded. We met. We...