Hi! I’m Brittany Pillard, founder and editor of The Cashmere Gypsy.
The Cashmere Gypsy is a quickly-growing fashion and lifestyle destination, launched in 2015 as a space designed for women seeking inspiration and honest advice about fashion styling, beauty trends, travel destinations, and interior decor. We believe in dreamy dresses, flowing fabrics, classic beauty, a touch of Parisian charm, endless femininity, and a lot of romance.
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How I Started Blogging
Growing up in the Midwest, I found myself clipping my favorite styles out of the latest magazines and creating inspiration boards. My friends and I would recreate our favorite celebrity beauty looks and outfits; taking silly photos and documenting our style from our bedrooms. Helping friends and family shop and organize their closets, I quickly discovered my own aesthetic and began to define my personal style.
I followed my heart to law school, where I pursued my academic goals but felt my creativity was stifled. One day while working in the law library, the idea for a blog to house my passions struck me and I instantly began scribbling down ideas and dreams in a notebook. “Torts and a Tiara” began as a creative outlet and a way to chronicle my life. After graduating law school, studying Fashion Marketing at FIT in New York, and studying Beauty Business at FIDM in Los Angeles, I moved to Denver to work for a skincare and cosmetics company. My blog slowly began to gain momentum and consume more of my time.
I began working with my favorite brands, such as Bond No. 9, Burberry, Saint John, and Lela Rose. Soon I became a publisher for rewardStyle, an invite-only monetization company for top-tier digital stylists around the world. And after 1.2 million views, I realized my “hobby” needed a new home to grow with me.
The Cashmere Gypsy
Always on the go, I decided to create a space designed by my personal values. A website where my readers could take inspiration from travel destinations and styled home décor. A place where I could curate classic, feminine looks that mix luxury pieces with inexpensive items. A space where I could share my favorite skincare discoveries and teach a few of my beauty secrets along the way. Most importantly, I sought a positive dialogue with other women to share ideas and gain insight. “The Cashmere Gypsy” was born in 2015.
Like the ever-changing modern woman on the go that inspired the name of my website, my blog is also continuously growing and changing as my lifestyle changes too. I will be welcoming a daughter in August 2019 and I am looking forward to incorporating more baby and children’s products as she grows. Happy to share this journey with you…