Brittany Armstrong spreads good vibes about great style around Wichita, Kansas and on Instagram (@brittyarmstrong). She manages the Derby, Kansas store and is also an Area Sales Lead – busy lady! Loves boots, blowouts and the beautiful outdoors. Family life includes her handsome fire fighting husband and their two kids: a son who loves to fish the local pond, and a daughter who loves to arm wrestle and wear sequins.
What do you love about your hometown?
I love Derby for many reasons ! It is a town focused on Family and great schools! It has a very competitive vibe which makes sports so fun to watch! My addictions in Derby (besides shopping) is the Coffee House which to me has the best coffee around and Rockin Ricos which is a family favorite of ours! You’re never to old for snow cones!
In 3 words, how would you define your personal style?
Vintage. Chic. Romantic.
Who are your style mentors?
I wouldn’t say I have just one style mentor. I have always found my inspiration in several outlets , magazines, social media , TV or just people watching . My style changes with my mood! I love being able to change my look day to day! Which is what caused me to be a shopaholic.
What are your style struggles?
For me it’s time management . With my husband being a fire fighter he isn’t home most mornings. So being able to get myself ready, the dog walked, the two kids ready and fed, can be a fun adventure in the morning. I try and lay out my outfits on Sunday nights so that I’m not having a freak out moment. I can’t remember the last time I was able to get ready without interruptions. There are several times I’ve gotten in the car and checked the mirror to make sure I didn’t forget to put eye liner on both eyes. Being a mom has truly challenged me to be more organized, but usually I am OK living in chaos!
Describe a great day at maurices.
Getting to work with associates who inspire me with not only their fashion but the way they serve and care for our customers . When we’re all on the same page and want LIV to leave our store feeling beautiful and happy it makes our day so rewarding and fun! Plus playing dress up is always the cherry on top!
When a woman knows she looks great, what does that do for her?
I love watching the process of a woman starting to see herself differently . That’s my favorite part of styling people – getting them to realize how beautiful they are – it doesn’t matter what shape or size. We can help her bring that beauty out and show her how fun fashion is! I love being able to be the daughter that a customer needs, or the friend that they love to shop with. It is the most rewarding feeling knowing you are helping build someone’s confidence and truly caring about how they feel on the inside as well as how they look on the outside!
What’s the oldest pair of jeans you still wear?
Oldest pair of jeans is my Tuesday distressed Silvers . They are 5 years old and are the comfiest jeans. Worn to perfection.
What is your current favorite summer trend?
The 70’s inspired suede – what’s not to love! I’m also a huge fan of all things fringe and lace details!