We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Steelo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Understanding that success is measured by how fulfilled I am. Am I reaching personal goals? Am I staying happy? Always measure success on a personal level. Accomplishments look different to everyone and it’s important to celebrate and be proud of what you find successful versus what anyone else says.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a stylist and someone who has began to focus a lot on creative content/direction, I started by just bringing to life the images floating in my mind. I think for years my biggest struggle was having huge ideas and never executing them. It’s ok to not always execute what’s in our mind, I think the biggest lesson I have learned is giving myself the mental space to create and not overwhelm myself with constant projects or big workloads in efforts of trying to be “seen”. I have found much more happiness and success by focusing on more methodical and nurtured concepts.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to anyone who has sent me love and shared thats it’s inspired them to pursue what they love. Always follow your dreams and be proud of yourself for taking that step into feeding your passion.

Instagram: Styledbysteelo

Image Credits
Murakami inspired nail shoot by Yulissa Mendoza, makeup by Strawbby Sundae and edited by Deladeso Retro photo shot by Bridget Regalado Self shot content for SweetDazee earrings Tame impala: Currents shoot by Bridget Regalado Self shot content for Mistyjane earrings Red concept shot by Aritocats Styled shot of Shelby Harmon by Javan Jux

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