#WCW Mermaid at Heart, Kristy McInnis

Happy January, Merbabes! With 2017 in full swing, we’re SO excited to continue introducing you to our amazing Mermaids at Heart! This Wednesday our #WCW is Oregon State Alpha Phi, Kristy McInnis! This fashionista is an aspiring stylist with a goal to make all women to feel confident and beautiful in their clothes! How amazing is that? Everyone, meet Kristy!


Q. What are you studying in school?

A. I am studying merchandising management and minoring in business entrepreneurship. I want to be a stylist when I graduate! Cross your fingers for me!

Q. Wow, being a stylist sounds SO fun! Tell us more about that!

A. I am obsessed with Rachel Zoe she has been an inspiration to me forever. I would love to work with her or possibly be an intern, which would be amazing. I want women to feel amazing in clothing and it really boosts confidence to work with your shape. I would also love to style for magazine shoots. Right now I am an editor at my schools fashion and lifestyle magazine. I love planning shoots and watching them unfold.

Q. What is the best part of your college town?

A. My favorite part of my college town is 100% the people! Oregon State has such a relaxed and fun vibe when you are on campus. The campus itself is so inviting and every since my first day touring it I fell in love.

Q. What are your goals for the New Year?

A. I have three goals for the New Year! I want to be healthier so I am trying to drink half my body weight in water. I also want to be more organized so I planned blog posts beforehand and wrote all my class schedules and assignments in my planner. I also want to be more positive so I am trying to see everything that happens as a blessing and to see the good in every situation!!

Q. What does sisterhood mean to you?

A. Sisterhood means always being there for someone no matter what is happening with yourself. It is about putting those girls needs above your own and creating positive relationships to last a lifetime.

Q. What attracted you most to Ali & Ariel?

A. Ali & Ariel is such a positive and uplifting brand. The  company has an easy-going and carefree vibe that I really clicked with. The clothing has a feminine touch that is very on trend and is effortless.

Q. What is your best piece of advice for young women?

A. Young women need to not take life too seriously, just to embrace themselves how they were born and to stop trying to changing themselves. They are perfect they are and all of their quirks is what makes them irreplaceable.

Q. What is your number one beauty staple?

A. My beauty staple is a smile. Always having confidence and the ability to laugh at yourself is priceless. I also love any kinda shimmer it just makes everything more fun!