Hi, I’m Marlene
I help modern women stay stylish with simple tips for living a more glamorous lifestyle. By day, I’m a magazine editor and freelance journalist (10+ years, baby!) covering the same topics I cover right here on the blog: fashion, beauty and all things luxury lifestyle.
I’ve always been obsessed with magazines but at some point, they started to let me down. Thumbing through the parade of fur coats in August when I live in AZ is not a sweattastic approach I can get on board with. And reading about some socialite’s jetsetting lifestyle is just plain deflating sometimes. I stopped feeling the connection.
So I launched StyleSizzle, my first fashion blog where I shared some of my favorite secrets to living the desert lifestyle. But as most firsts go, it was eventually something I started to outgrow, and I started to feel the pull to put a fresh spin on things.
Life with Mar picks up where StyleSizzle left off, and serves as my personal little cutting room floor where I share the stylish things I come across while on assignment, as well as some of my personal secrets to living a glamorous lifestyle. My hope is that you’ll come away learning a few simple tricks, feeling inspired or perhaps even entertained. Because one thing is truly attainable: a little dose of glamour in your real, everyday life. And whether you’re busy working round-the-clock launching your own business or planning your kid’s next birthday party, we all deserve some pretty pleasures in life.
I’m also a wife, toddler mommy and call sunny Scottsdale, AZ our home.
If You’re New Here
Welcome! Here are some of my most popular posts you may want to check out:
- How to Prevent Boob Sweat
- Summer Wardrobe Staples
- My Packing Secrets
- How to Pack for Anything
- My Beauty Travel Essentials
How to Find Me
In real life, I’m a bit of an introvert. But you can easily find me online at any of these places.
I’ve met and interviewed some pretty awesome peeps in the industry like Christian Louboutin, Tim Gunn, Laura Mercier and Monique Llhuillier. As for the whole writing gig, I’m the Editor in Chief of a luxury lifestyle magazine and some crazy-cool people have published my work like: BBC Travel, Latina, Girls Life, Diet Pepsi, Everyday with Rachael Ray, SheKnows, CherylStyle and many more. I’ve even been invited on TV a few times as a Style Expert, it’s pretty neat.
If You Want to Hire Me
Then, I love you. Just mozy on over here and check out my business site. I offer copywriting and professional blogging services to small business owners and creative entrepreneurs ready to make a true connection with their customers.
If You Want to Advertise Here
I love you, too. Please, take a second to read through my Advertising Page which will answer many common questions. I do not currently offer guest posting or text link ads.
I love to hear from readers, so please don’t hestiate to shoot me an email whenever. I read each and every one.
Wishing you a glamorous day!