Welcome to Girl About Downtown! I grew up in Central Florida, but embarked on a few adventures elsewhere after high school. Twelve winters and about twelve thousand glossies later, I fortuitously found myself back in the city of trains and sunshine (and subsequently, living downtown).

They say you can’t go home. Places, like people, change. This city isn’t what it was when I was growing up—it’s even better (and becoming more sophisticated by the minute due to the brilliant, creative, giving people that invest themselves in this community)! While I feel increasingly at home here, I’ve learned along the way that home really is wherever the heart is. I’ve left pieces of my heart in other “homes” on this planet, and will continue to do so throughout my life (ironically, the more pieces I leave behind, the bigger my heart grows).

I take Coco at her word that “Fashion is not something that is in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Consequently, GAD not only showcases the fashion I love in my downtown, but the style-inspiring things and people I encounter on my jaunts to other “downtowns” as well. I hope my exploits will entice you to venture into your city’s downtown and to incorporate a little downtown style into your life.




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