About Susan

Susan's all-time favorite things include pugs, eating outdoors, and absurd mushroom-themed housewares. Her current obsessions include nail polish, wedges, and anything high-waisted. Her ultimate style icon is her grandma, and she's one of the founders of ModCloth!

Author Archive | Susan

5 in 5: My Current News & Musings

Can you believe it's May already? It may not be summer (officially) yet, but I've been pretending it is. Here's a snapshot of who and what I've been day-dreaming about lately, from kitschy roadside attractives to must-have dresses. Read more »

5 in 5: My Current News & Musings

April's been a whirlwind of trips already, so I'm busy as usual, but wanted to check in to share a few things I'm excited about at the moment. Read more »

Smile While You Style: Make March a Month of Wearing What You Love Most

I’ve been taking outfit photos and sharing them online in some way since 2006. It’s a fun way to document what you’re wearing, and I love to go back and look at old outfit photos to remember what I did that day and how I felt at the time. Read more »
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Sea to Shining Sea: Retro Photos & A Special Styling Quote

Susan's February Letter
Three continents in one week! Can you believe it? I just got back from a month of traveling for both pleasure and work, including visits to trade shows in Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam. Next up: London! What a busy year so far! Read more »

Welcome to January: The Power of Color, Vintage, & Travel

As we were planning our creative campaign for this January, we began by thinking about the basics. We started with color. You’ll be seeing what arose from this over the next few weeks, but first, I thought I’d share a list of the small, simple things in my life recently that I’m grateful for – the things that inspire me. Read more »

A Kitschy, Cool Collection of Gifts by Susan

ModCloth’s abuzz with holiday excitement, and though I spend most of my time thinking about the best merchandise to bring to the site so that you all can give great gifts, I also have my own gift giving to figure out! Read more »

Susan’s Selects: What I’m Loving this Summer

Summer may have only just officially begun, but all of us at ModCloth have long been looking forward to the amazing items coming to the site this season. As the weather warms up, it brings with it trends we can't wait to try! Here are just a few of my favorites... Read more »

Business Savvy Sites for the Business Savvy Gal

When I first started ModCloth out of my dorm room, it quickly became clear that I had a lot to learn about how things ran in the fashion industry. Processes like buying, networking, and fundraising seemed intimidating when I first faced them – but now, with ModCloth boasting three offices and over three hundred employees, I’m proud to say I’ve picked up a few things. It wasn’t without some guidance, however. Here are a few of my favorite resources for women who are looking to get started in the business world. Read more »

What I’m Currently Listening To…

Whether I’m flying to a conference in Sydney or heading home to reunite with Winston in San Francisco, one thing that keeps me sane throughout the time zones is an entertaining playlist. Since this past month has been a whirlwind of airports and adventure, I wanted to share with you what keeps me grounded while in the air. Read more »

What I’m Loving for Spring

This past month, the buyers and I have been busy at trade shows all over Europe and the U.S., on the hunt for exciting new items to bring to the site. Though it’s tough to choose from all the amazing designs we’ve seen, there are definitely a few trends that stand out! Read more »