A boy, a girl and a blog

By Heather Warlick-Moore
Mood Publication Editor
Modified: April 15, 2010 at 9:19 am •  Published: April 14, 2010
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photo - Jeremy and Kathleen Shannon
Jeremy and Kathleen Shannon
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Now, Kathleen has decided to give up her dependable 9-to-5 position as a senior art director at an ad agency to go it on her own, blogging and designing wedding invitations and other projects as a freelancer.

She says it all started when the pair got married March 28, 2009. Kathleen decided to design her own wedding invitations. Their wedding and invitations were featured on a Glamour magazine blog. That recognition spurred lots of traffic to jeremyandkathleen.blogspot.com and resulted in several design opportunities for Kathleen.

Soon, her invitation designs will be available online at www. etsy.com, an online haven for everything indie, vintage or DIY.

On fashion:

Mix proportions. If you're wearing something tiny on the bottom, wear something more conservative on top.

Mix style concepts. Don't be afraid to pair pieces that don't traditionally go together. "Like, mix girly florals with cut-off biker boots," Kathleen said.

Jeremy said, "Don't be scared to wear something that you don't feel comfortable in, because you eventually will."

"Jeremy was the first guy I ever saw wearing a V-neck T-shirt. ... I thought it was so cool," Kathleen said.

"I love finding interesting clothes," Jeremy said. "I enjoy sort of balancing looking good with looking interesting ... standing out."

"We break a lot of rules because we don't know them," Kathleen said. "Or, you know some of the rules and then you break them because you know them."