I was born and raised in Columbia, Md., outside of three years (ages 2-5), when I lived in picturesque Hawaii. Unfortunately, I don't remember too much outside of what my parents have told me, the pictures I have seen, and the trips we've taken back. 

I graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Md in 2012. I promise I won't be upset if you have never heard of it; it's a small, private, liberal arts school. I majored in communications and minored in studio art and French. While in college, I spent my time completing a departmental honors paper on the representation of stereotypes in reality TV, giving tours to prospective freshmen, and copy editing and writing for our school paper. 

I started this blog in January 2010 to easily catalog my outfits after reading fashion blogs for about two or three years. I chose the name based off my personal style, one that I would describe as glamorous and classy, much like sequins and pearls when wore together or apart.

Although I started this blog with the intent that it would be all about fashion and what I was wearing on a day-to-day basis, it has evolved quite a bit. I still primarily talk about fashion and what I am wearing, but I now include anything else that I find interesting -- whether that may be a recipe I have tried, a new nail polish trend, cool websites, or DIY projects. 

I live in Reston, Va. with my college boyfriend turned fiance (we're planning on a wedding for fall 2015), and no pets as of yet. After struggling a full year out of college trying to find a full time job, I now work for a restaurant marketing company in northern Virginia, and couldn't be happier. In my spare time, you'll find me binge watching documentaries on Netflix, trying out recipes from Pinterest, and shopping for a great bargain.

I would love to hear from anyone who reads my blog with comments, thoughts, and constructive criticism. Feel free to shoot me an email here : katrina.castner@gmail.com

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