What’s your story? (Name, Age, Birthdate, Hometown, Current Neighborhood, Education, Current Position, Current goals, etc.)
Hi! My name is Jessica Hall, I am 25 years young and was born on March 18th 1990! I spent about 10 years in Ontario, Canada but would consider Mount Vernon, OH my hometown. I moved to Mount Vernon when I was about 11 years old and attended High School there as well. I studied Fashion and Retail at The Ohio State University and started my own business, Armoire Consulting, as a Wardrobe Stylist a little over a year ago. I also launched my style and lifestyle blog, Armoire Answers this past December! Right now I am really focusing on building my business/ blog and finding myself! I have a 3 year old Havanese named Bruti who Is my best friend! I also LOVE children and fill in as a nanny for a few different families when needed!
What does your name mean? (Google it, if you never have.)
My name means: Rich. God beholds, and a bunch of other things but that was the first thing I found! J
Why Columbus? So, I am actually all over the place right now! I spent 3 weeks in Florida in December and 3 weeks in Arizona in January. Like I said, I am trying to find myself and as much as I LOVE Columbus I am really itching for a new adventure! I love to travel, make new connections. I may be heading back to Arizona here soon, but no set plans as of now!
What’s your motto/mantra
My motto or quote that I live by is, Follow your dreams. I know that is pretty cliché and boring but I actually have a story behind it. I grew up competitive figure skating and always would practice my signature for when I became “famous.” I literally wrote it EVERYWHERE! I always signed my name and underneath wrote “Follow your dreams” with a little heart or star beside it. Although my dreams drifted from figure skating ,I have always had a love for fashion and soon knew I wanted to be a stylist and work for myself. Although I’m not where I want to be with my business yet I know if I continue to work at it and be patient, I can make this my full-time job someday.
Do you have any mentors/sponsors?
I look up to my dad more than anyone. My dad owns two businesses and works SO hard and has always been so amazing to my brothers and me. My dad actually helped me start my own business. He has such a big heart and works so hard for everything he has!
What’s been the key to your success?
I know where I want to be in life and just continue to work toward it. Keeping focus, drive and confidence in myself has helped me to get where I am today. In this field it can be very discouraging at times, it honestly is a lot of work building a clientele and building a blog but I haven’t given up or let setbacks get me down. I attended a Fashion & Beauty Conference in Chicago called Simply Stylist and learned from a few of the speakers to always stay true to yourself and your brand. That’s what I have been doing and will continue to do!
What’s your favorite Happy Hour spot in Columbus?
I love Bodega! I really enjoy the atmosphere in there and love their food, especially their mac n’ cheese.
What would you say to the young people who want to take their talents out of Columbus?
I would say go for it! You truly never know until you try. I moved out to Dallas for just 6 months and I’m so glad I did! Even though it wasn’t for me at the time, I have no regrets! I think it’s great to try something new and get out of your comfort zone.
Favorite Ohio Team:
The Ohio State Buckeyes football team, of course!
Local organizations you support:
I have done a little work with Dress for Success (social media collaboration/ promoting for the Dine,Drink Dress event) but would honestly love to volunteer my time in there. I love what they do and I think their organization is so inspiring.
They’ve just erected a statue of you in front of the State House. What does it say underneath?
I have no good answer to this one! LOL!
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Listen to your heart! Whether that is toward relationships, career,etc. Only you, know what’s best for yourself.
How can we stay connected with you?
I am a social media guru! You can keep up with my life/fashion post on Instagram @halljessicalynn or my website/blog at www.armoireconsulting.com I also have a page on facebook, www.facebook.com/armoireconsulting and of course by email J firstname.lastname@example.org