The driven Johanna Grange has loved fashion from the start. She knows how outfits express your mood and can easily be changed by day. Her own personally style is extremely versatile – one day it’s heels, the next it’s sneakers. On top of that, she’s a hustler. She stands as an entrepreneur, successfully running her own company with her grit and grind. We all admire her for her persistence and structure. She sure has her plate full and manages it beautifully. Find out more about her below!
Have you always been in love with fashion?
Yes, ever since I was a little girl and would watch my mom get ready for date night. I love how you can dress for your mood and change your entire aesthetic from girlie to tough at the drop of new accessories.
Favorite place you’ve traveled? What’s next on the list?
By far, Thailand. Next I head to Mexico with some local influencers to explore the country in a less touristy way. I am very excited.
How would you describe your own personal style?
I change a lot which makes sense given that I am a Gemini. I am equal parts girlie and love a good dress as much as my inner badass loves rocker tees and leather. Heels during the week, Adidas on the weekends.
A trend you hope never goes away/ makes a comeback?
I love OTS tops, it’s a nice change up from tanks. And I hope overalls never come back. It’s pretty hard to pull off unless you have a body like Gisele.
What’s a day in the life of Johanna look like?
Oh gosh, it’s busy and planned down to the minute. I start by getting up at 5:10am and dressing in the dark for my SPIN class. I return an hour later, shower and start my morning snuggles with the kids while making breakfast and getting them dressed for school, hair, teeth…the works. I drop off my eldest to school and return to start answering some emails. My littlest leaves at 8:30am and I usually start conference calls, pitches or commuting to meetings and photoshoots. I return every day by 4:30 to let our nanny go and put my mom hat back on. Dinner, homework, showers and snuggles and the kids are back in bed by 7:30. Once everyone is settled I am back on the computer to do the next day’s blog post, respond to clients or blog emails or work on RFPs for my company, Oak Street Social – www.oakstreetsocial.com I try to hit the hay by 11 at the latest and then it starts all over again!
Describe yourself in three words?
Driven, exhausted and grateful
What do you hope your readers take away from your blog?
I hope they know I don’t take myself too seriously and it’s possible to have it all…look great, feel great, love your career and still enjoy your husband and family. It’s all about time management and appreciating everyday.
What made you get into blogging?
I am a journalist by trade and needed a creative outlet during a particular rough patch in my life.
Tell us about your career path?
I left a graduate of broadcast journalism but elected to live in one big city, Chicago, to pursue more opportunities. I entered the advertising world and stayed for several years before I launched my sales career in the startup community ranging from luxury beauty to the restaurant industry. All the while I maintained freelance work managing social media for my clients and I was good at it. Three years ago a dear friend and I launched our own company and it’s been nonstop ever since. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love what I do and I am never bored.
What’s your favorite quote?
“The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” – Unknown
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