October 05, 2017

About CarrieColbert.com

Our mission is to empower women to live, think, and dress with more color.

More Color, Please

When you experience life, you have two choices: see things the same and let them become common, or see each day and each experience with fresh eyes.

We choose the latter.

Welcome to the new CarrieColbert.com –  the place where we express ourselves, curate content, and create products that capture the fun side of luxury.

We aim to empower women to live, think, and dress with more color.

Our Brand Promises to You

These are two things you can always expect around here.

Change the Common

We’re relentlessly changing the common by challenging the way you see and experience everyday products and places. You’ll never see a dull photo around here! We capture experiences in a unique, playful, unexpected way.

Live It, Then Show It

We absolutely live what we love, and we don’t just love what we are promoting. This means that our team believes in the brands we represent, and those brands are already integrated into our lives before we share them with you.

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Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

- Wassily Kandinsky

About Carrie Colbert

Carrie thrives at the intersection of business and creativity.

Before entering the online fashion world, Carrie had an accomplished 17-year career in oil and gas. Carrie’s energy industry included leadership positions in engineering, finance, investor relations, and strategic planning.

She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999 at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering with highest honors. Plus, in 2009, she earned her Master of Business Administration from UT Austin while continuing to work full-time. In 2013, she was named the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate by the UT Cockrell School of Engineering.  

But given her passion for both business and creativity, Carrie decided to leave her corporate career and launch her own creative business. Her first foray into the digital space was a fashion, travel, and lifestyle blog known as Wear + Where + Well. Now, however, Carrie has taken a leap forward in her business with the launch of CarrieColbert.com and the “More Color, Please” movement.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Carrie is involved in multiple philanthropic causes. She actively serves on the Board of Directors for Recipe for Success and the UT Cockrell School of Engineering executive advisory board.

If you were to ask Carrie what she is most proud of though, she would undoubtedly tell you she is most proud of her newborn daughter Elle. As Carrie says, Elle brings more color and joy to her life than she’s ever known!

Thank you for stopping by and joining in as we think, dress, and live with more color.

Favorite color : pink / Favorite color to wear : pink… Wait – is rainbow considered a color? 

Keep up with Carrie on Instagram @carriec

Contact Carrie and the team.

Team work makes the dream work! Read more about the amazing women who make things happen around here.

The Team

Julie Weinstein

Chief Operating Officer + Senior Editor

After moving around the country for most of her life, Julie’s most recent move five years ago was from New York City to Houston.

After graduating from Lasell College she worked in the fashion industry at Intermix and Oscar de la Renta. She then worked for supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova, and became Head of Operations for her home decor line, Be The Light New York.

Julie has had a passion for writing for as long as she can remember. She’s had a lifestyle blog for the past six years. She has also managed social media and blogs for various fashion and lifestyle brands.

In 2015, Julie published her first book, Oops! : An Insider’s Guide to Dating, Sex, and Relationships in Your 20s. She is currently working on her first novel.

Julie started working with Carrie in October 2016 as her Senior Editor. She is now also her Chief Operating Officer.

When she’s not working, Julie is either chatting up a storm on Insta stories, drinking Diet Coke or Chardonnay (sometimes both at the same time), or hanging out with her family and friends.

As Carrie likes to say, Julie is the one who makes stuff happen.

Favorite color : purple / Favorite color to wear : grey, black, and white (but she’s doing her best to move into colorful territory)

Keep up with Julie on Instagram @julielauren14

Ashley Cardoza

Lead Designer + Digital Strategist

Ashley is a photographer, momma to three girls, graphic designer, and the digital marketing strategist for Carrie. She shares her life of babies and adventures with her husband on Instagram and is constantly trying to get her act together.

She has been working with Carrie since before the first blog post was even written. Ashley started as Carrie’s photographer and worked her way up to digital marketing and design for the site. While she still gets behind the camera, her main role is the chief design babe.

She has lived in Houston since 2010 after her cross-country move from Connecticut. Ashley is probably the most casual of the bunch and can be found sharing her camping trips, wearing chacos, or drinking Kombucha on the regular. Her favorite color to wear is grey and denim (sorry, Carrie).

Ashley’s currently training for a half-marathon and has no plans for a personal record, she just wants to finish the race alive (three babies in three years is no joke on the body y’all).

Favorite color : teal / Favorite color to wear : grey, denim, olive green

Keep up with Ashley on Instagram @ashleybeatrice

Maritere Rice

Lead Photographer + Creative Contributor

Maritere is a contemporary portrait, fashion, travel and lifestyle photographer with a passion for color, art, travel, and colorful living. Born and raised in Mexico she now calls Houston home, where she moved over 15 years ago after marrying her Texan husband. She has four wonderful boys who are her heart and joy, and a constant source of inspiration!

Growing up she enjoyed traveling with her family, and later by herself as a highschool and college student, where she earned a degree in International Business. It was during those years, while appreciating the culture, architecture and colors of places she visited, and after learning photography from her late father, that she grew a deep interest in what later became her profession and true calling – photography.

Working as part of Carrie’s team has been a true joy and a wonderful professional growing experience for Maritere, where she has been able to develop creatively and come to truly enjoy combining two of her passions – photography and color.

Favorite color : blue – teal / Favorite color to wear : Color. Lots of it. Dark pink, yellow, blue, purple

Keep up with Maritere on Instagram @mariterecr

Alex Rocha

Intern

Alex is a native Houstonian, who is currently a junior at the University of Houston majoring in Marketing. She is fascinated by social media, and its role in marketing.

Alex is a first year intern and assists with many different projects on a daily basis.

She enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite color : purple / Favorite color to wear : black

Keep up with Alex on Instagram @hippieinhtx

Marla Murphy

Food + Drink Contributor

Marla Murphy, LD/RD, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in nutrition and dietetics, and also completed her dietetic internship at TTU.

After working as an outpatient dietitian in a hospital for a few years she started The Blonde Pantry. She now offers healthy meal delivery to the Houston area and one-on-one nutrition services.

When Marla isn’t at the gym you can find her at home with her two shorkies, husband and a glass or two of chardonnay.

Favorite color : Rose pink / Favorite color to wear : Black

Keep up with Marla on Instagram @theblondepantry

Holly Wade

DIY + Food Contributor

Holly is a DIY, food and lifestyle content creator from Southern California.Formerly a marketing professional, after graduating from California State University, she pursued a freelance career as a blogger, crafter, baker, photographer and writer in 2017.

Holly is a DIY and food contributor, providing colorful party ideas, dessert recipes, entertaining projects and more for the brand.

In addition, she manages her own website, Club Crafted, which promotes creating a happy, handmade life with a colorful, fun-loving style.

Holly is a confessed popcorn addict and currently lives with her boyfriend and two spoiled cats in Orange County, California.

Favorite color : blue – more like a seafoam blue/green! / Favorite color to wear : blue, followed closely by blush pink

Keep up with Holly on Instagram @clubcrafted

Bella Bucchiotti

Food + Drink Contributor

Bella shares her passions for food, fashion, travel, and all the things that she loves at xoxoBella. Bella lives in Vancouver, Canada but rarely seems to be at home as she enjoys being on the go.

In high school Bella posted photos of her food creations and outfits on Instagram on a regular basis. After graduating, she started her blog to express her love of photography and she has been working full time creating three to five blog posts a week ever since.

Her goal is to use her blog to be a place where others can get travel and photo inspiration, explore their personal style, and find easy, mostly healthy, recipes to try at home.

Bella has been a recipe contributor, creating colorful food and drink recipes for the past two years.

Favorite color : light blue / Favorite color to wear : yellow

Keep up with Bella on Instagram @bellabucchiotti

Amy Tangerine

Art Contributor

Amy is the Founder of Amy Tangerine, a creative lifestyle company that creates online content as well as fun, tangible products, like tee shirts and craft supplies.

She’s a mama, a maker, and author of “Craft a Life You Love,” a book she self-published that got picked up by Abrams and will be released April 2018.

She’s taught workshops on every continent except for Antarctica, makes YouTube videos, and consults with awesome brands and clients. Amy’s mission is to inspire women everywhere to feel joy and confidence through creativity.

As a long time friend of Carrie’s, she now creates beautiful, colorful watercolor prints for our Wednesday Words of Wisdom series.

Favorite color : I love all colors, but if I had to choose just one, I would say yellow. / Favorite color to wear : My favorite color to wear is probably also yellow.

Keep up with Amy on Instagram @amytangerine