Elizabeth Leon

Name: Elizabeth Leon

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Age: 25

Title: Personal Stylist / Entrepreneur

Married/Single: Married to the kindest, most patient and supportive man on the planet.

Kids: Yes, I’m the proud mom of a beautiful a six-year-old girl. No, she’s not a fashionista like mom. Yes, she lives in athleticwear and absolutely loves it. I’ve grown to love it too.

City you live in: Phoenix (Maryvale more specifically).

A typical day in my life includes…

crazy mornings trying to get coffee made, lunches prepped and breakfast on the table. After dropping off my daughter at school I’ll usually head to a morning yoga session to start my day with the right mindset. After that, it’s usually computer work which consists of responding to emails, drafting blog posts, business development, and adding things to my Poshmark closet. After picking up my daughter the day winds down with dinner, homework, and bedtime routines. A Thursday will include all of this with a dash of Goodwill shopping in between. I love Thursdays (they’re Goodwill’s dollar tag days in case you didn’t know).

I was born…

in Los Angeles, CA, but moved to Phoenix at 4. I totally consider myself a Phoenician.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the weather. Sounds crazy right? As an Arizona native, I love the warm weather. Yes, 115-degree days are tough, but so am I. There’s nothing a good pool day (and air conditioner) can’t fix.

I’m listening to…

You’re Not Lost by Maxie McCoy on Audible. The book is filled with advice, exercises, and action items to help you create the life you deserve. If you’re into self-help books, I highly recommend it.

My family…

is filled with the craziest, kindest, and most genuine individuals.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be

Oprah Winfrey. I love her success story. I also love her balance between success, leadership, spirituality, and philanthropy. If there’s anyone that’s doing like right, it’s Oprah.

One thing I cannot live without…

my car. I commute a lot, and with limited public transportation in my neighborhood, a car is the best way to get around. I could survive a day without my phone, laptop, Wi-Fi, etc., but not my car.

When I was younger, I wanted to be

a fashion designer. I’ve always loved fashion, so it was obvious that fashion design would be my gateway into a career in the industry. I later realized that I wasn’t a good artist or seamstress, so that idea went out the window.

I’m inspired by…

my followers. I absolutely love getting comments, messages, and emails about how I’ve changed their outlook on fashion, confidence, and personal style. Those messages and feedback inspire me to continue doing what I’m doing. If not me, then who?

The one person who motivates me is…

my husband. He believes in me more than I believe in myself sometimes, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s supported my decision to follow my passion since day one and continues to do it every single day. He constantly reminds me of my worth and growth. How amazing is that?

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

how people shop. The fashion industry doesn’t just have an incredibly negative effect on our planet, but on our self-esteem and personal style as well. If we stopped buying everything we were pressured to buy and instead were more intentional about it, our minds (and the planet) would be so much healthier.

The perfect day would be…

a healthy balance of work, family, thrifting, and a good home cooked meal. Oh, and a clean house to end it. I don’t ask for much.

My first job was…

at Macy’s. I was a sales associate and lasted a whole two months. It was then that I realized I was not meant for retail. I quit. Since then, I’ve been quitting jobs and following my heart to where I’m truly meant to be (shopping at a thrift store, of course).

My favorite escape…

thrift store shopping. Whenever I’m feeling unmotivated, uninspired, or simply unproductive, I like to browse the racks of my favorite Goodwill. I’m almost instantly revived and am reminded of my purpose and passion. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone.

My life…

is a rollercoaster ride filled with ups, downs, scary moments, and exciting ones. No matter what, at the end of the day, I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to ride it with my favorite people.

I’m currently working on…

revamping my entire business plan. So much has changed since I ventured off on my own last year. I’ve learned so much about myself, my purpose, and the needs of the community. I’m so excited to start working on a variety of projects that encompass all my interests and goals. Stay tuned.

Always…

trust your gut. Your intuition is a real thing and is usually trying to tell you something. I’m might not seem like the perfect decision at the moment, but it’ll all eventually lead you to exactly where you’re meant to be.

Never…

put your happiness in other people’s hands. You’re in charge of your life and have the ability to do whatever you put your mind to. Everyone and everything else is irrelevant.

Favorite Quote…

“You have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé.” It’s gotten backlash because, of course, we don’t all have Beyoncé’s team, money, and resources. However, I strongly believe that what we choose to do with our time is completely our decision. Make the best of it.

Biggest Dream…

to build a life full of freedom. The freedom to take time off as I see fit, freedom to do only what makes me truly happy, and of course, financial freedom. I think freedom is fundamental to a life of content.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people that throw everything away. Like, EVERYTHING. I’m shocked and heartbroken when I see perfectly good toys, home décor items, furniture, and clothes in trash cans. Not only will it all end up in the landfill, but there are people looking to purchase those items. Donating to your favorite non-profits has so many benefits, so stop tossing and start donating. Trust me, it feels great, too!



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