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One of the worst parts about owning an online store is that you only meet your customers on paper. For the most part, the customers order online and you never hear back from them again (until they make another order, YASSSS!). Whenever I see the sales orders, I ask myself, “Who is this babe? Her style seems awesome, but what is she planning to do with her new outfit?” Is she going out to girl’s night? Does she have a hot date? Is this a “revenge on her ex-boyfriend” outfit? Is she a student? What kind of job does she have?
You get the idea.
This is how I got the idea to create the Haute Babe Of The Month program. All of our customers are special, and I believe that they all have their personal story to tell. Because of this, we feature a customer each month This month’s haute babe is Jess Tessman! Jess is a sweetheart from Connecticut that we had the pleasure of cyber meeting through Instagram. Her sweet nature and bubbly personality gave us all the good vibes. Get to know her a little bit more through this interview and check out how INCREDIBLE she looks in her Haute2Wear pieces.
Name: Jess T
Occupation: Librarian Assistant
Instagram handle: @simplemistakes
Perfect coffee order: Caramel coconut frozen coffee with whipped cream!!
Go to drink at happy hour: Strawberry Daiquiris!
Favorite brand: Lane Bryant!
Dream Vacay: New Zealand
Favorite fashion trend: I live for leggings
Trend you would never try: Bell bottom jeans
Favorite Haute2Wear Item you have: Definitely the Naomi Tie Swimsuit!
Haute2Wear Piece On Your Wishlist: Breakfast of Champions Sweatshirt
Now, let's get a little bit more personal...
Describe yourself in 5 words:
What is your ideal job and why?
In the social work field! I've always envisioned myself in the helping profession. It is my passion to work with clients through empowerment and to challenge certain social problems or societal expectations. I am currently unsure where I will be specifically in the field, but I know that social work is my passion. Why social work you ask? I've always had difficulties with my confidence and self-esteem. I notice these are HUGE issues that many children & adults face. I would like to help individuals challenge themselves.
What are 3 life goals?
1. To obtain a MSW (Masters in Social Work)
2. To help others build their confidence
3. To become financially secure (better stop buying so many coffees!)
Who is your role model?
My mother and father
If you could change anything in the fashion industry, what would it be?
Definitely to have more plus-sized options for women with different shapes and curves! I am a size 18 and I notice that many brands or companies do not have plus sizes, or if they do, they run very small. I would make this change because each body is unique, beautiful and different.
What impact would you like to make in the world?
To love oneself, no matter what size a person may be. To reduce edited photos, express and share our vulnerabilities, and to not compare ourselves to the model we see.
Favorite quote and why?
"Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy."- Suzy KassemThis quote inspires me, as we must not forget on accepting our flaws. We are original, beautiful, different and diverse. We come from different backgrounds, have different stories, and that makes us original and unique. I am still on the journey to staying true to myself and loving myself!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Every Haute Babe Of The Month will receive a discount code to share with her followers! Proceeds of the sales generated by her discount code will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation Conneticut which is a a great organization which helps kids make their wishes come true. The donation will be made in Jess's name. If you feel like shopping for a cause, use the code HAUTEBABEJESS at checkout for a 20% discount!