Hey there! I’m Allison and welcome to The Savvy Camel! I’m super happy to have you here! Here, you’ll find fashion inspiration along with some interior style, fitness, food, relationships, and a sprinkling of random odds and ends. I’m sharing all of my passions with you all and I hope that you’ll be inspired by, learn something new from, or feel challenged by this blog. But mostly, I hope that you enjoy your time here!
WHY THE SAVVY CAMEL: The Savvy Camel is a little hint of what my blog is all about as well as a little homage to home. I’ve never known how to “categorize” my style. It’s a healthy, well rounded mix of all different styles, and the word savvy really eludes to that. You’re probably more curious about the camel part, though. I’m from Winston-Salem, North Carolina-known to us locals as the Camel City. Winston is such a fantastic city and I’m so proud to call it the home of my southern roots. Most of my family and closest friends are still in the area, so the camel is my homage to my family, friends, and home!
ABOUT: I love style—fashion, home décor, all of it! I’ve always been keen on aesthetics! Even as a little girl I was obsessed with style. I remember modeling new clothes at my grandma’s hair salon when I was about 5 years old. I was shy as a little girl, but fashion brought out my personality at a young age! I also love to workout in any capacity—exercise makes me feel great! Lifting weights, the elliptical, pilates, circuit training-you name it! I love tasty foods too, so even though diet can sometimes be a challenging part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, I’m all about finding recipes that are healthy and delicious! Some other fun tidbits about me? I’m the epitome of a night owl, I have Crohn’s Disease [I’m very open and proud about being a Crohnie!], I need to win the lottery so that I can afford my shopping habits, and I put on [lousy] concerts in the shower and when I’m driving.
MY BACKGROUND: I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies. During college, I was an assistant manager at Family Video [yes, video rental stores do still exist] and worked briefly at LOFT. I’m now growing my post-graduation career at Nordstrom and with The Savvy Camel!
MY FAMILY: I met my husband, Charlie, at Family Video, so we’re workplace lovebirds! We’re also absolute best friends. I love that man beyond belief and doing life with him is my all time favorite thing! We were both born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but now live in the Philadelphia suburbs. Most of our family is back in NC and we miss them dearly, but we’re loving our new home and adventures in the city of brotherly love! We’re both homebodies so, fittingly, we’re huge Netflix addicts. We also love cooking and trying new recipes. Charlie’s definitely the baker in the fam, though [don’t get me started on my man’s cheesecakes… deelish!]. My favorite family time is when we take our pup, Aspen, for walks and when we’re simply goofing around, which we do a lot of because we’re just really silly people.