The MNY Spotlight

Meet Carmen Carter, Houston-based Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer

Introduce Yourself!

My name is Carmen Carter and I am a Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer based in Houston Texas.

Carmen wears the Odette Midi Dress in Limoncello

How would you describe your style and where do your outfit style inspiration come from?

I would describe my personal style as a mixture of classic, timeless with a hint of grand millennium style. I enjoy mixing elements of those styles to create my own look. 

How do I balance work life with being a wife and mom? Any advice for other working moms out there?

I would say I utilize Reminders on the iPhone. It has really been a game changer for me and I am also a big Google Calendar user! I love to make sure I keep up to date with what’s ahead of my schedule. But also realizing that life happens and not everything is perfect. I would also say for moms to take care of themselves and make themselves a priority whether that's through working out, therapy, or a spa day. It is important that all moms get mental breaks because we work so hard and give so much to those around us. 

What advice do you have for someone who wants to develop their style?  

I would say, wear what makes you comfortable and that feels beautiful to you! Style is whatever you want it to be. It can be classic, modern, eclectic, bold, the list goes on! Just enjoy wearing pieces you love!  

Carmen Carter Houston, Texas fashion influencer

Follow along on Instagram @carmenreneeblog

What are you most looking forward to this summer? 

I am looking forward to more trips! Traveling makes me excited and I love being able to see new places and explore. 

What does self-care mean to you and how do you practice it? 

Honestly I take time to carve out self-care and make it a priority. For me it definitely looks like a day of pampering, from getting my nails and toes done, to maybe a facial or a massage, or taking myself out to a nice lunch and grabbing a cocktail! I enjoy my a little me time, it refreshes me and makes me feel amazing! 

Do you have any hidden/secret talents? 

I play the piano and know how to play the Titanic “My Heart Will Go On” very well. 

What draws you to the Mestiza Brand? 

The classic style and beautiful prints. I also love that the pieces are elegant and glamorous. 

Where are you wearing your Mestiza piece and how are you styling it? Any notes on how your Mestiza piece makes you feel?? 

Well I love hosting so I will be planning a fun garden party soon and wearing my dress during the event. This dress make me feel lovely, beautiful and regal. I’m obsessed. 

Carmen Carter of @carmenreneeblog

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