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, create content, and curate 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 + Art Director

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

Traci Ling

Contributing Photographer

Houston photographer Traci Ling found her niche working with Houston fashion bloggers and boutiques. Originally from Bryan, Texas and graduate of Texas A&M University, Traci’s favorite pet project is her ongoing photo series, “Leggings and Louboutins.”

In her free time, Traci enjoys watching live music with her husband and friends. She also loves snapping pics of her three children while soaking up the little moments in life.

Favorite color : purple / Favorite color to wear : black with pops of color

Keep up with Traci on Instagram @traciling

Jenny Weber

Chief Party Planner

Jenny graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Public Relations. She currently operates as Chief Operating Officer at Tidbits, a digital magazine covering new, locally-owned businesses in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and New Orleans.

She found a passion for event planning and styling from her love of celebrating big and small occasions and uses her creativity to create content and style photo shoots for Carrie.

When she’s not working, she enjoys helping her husband grow his lifestyle photography business and scout Houston for great places to shoot, usually with her stand-in subject in tow – her three-year-old daughter Jamie! She also loves traveling and shopping with her fashionista mother aka @GagaLovesGucci.

Favorite color: My daughter insists Pink is my favorite color / Favorite color to wear: Blush

Keep up with Jenny on Instagram @jennymarieweber

Jayme Lamm

Sports Contributor

Jayme is a sports + travel + fitness writer originally from Virginia, where she studied Advertising and Business Management at George Mason University (Final Four ring a bell to any other sports fans?).

She is the founder and witty writer behind the popular blog The Blonde Side and a freelance writer. Jayme has contributed to a number of publications including ESPN, Women’s Health Magazine, Thrillist, CBS and others and also works with a select few corporate clients as a writer (think blogger, ghost blogger, internal communications, social media, content creation and more) here in Houston.

She has a passion for all sports but her favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles and her favorite cities to explore are Austin, Aspen, Scottsdale and Truckee, California.

Favorite color: Navy Blue / Favorite color to wear: A big fan of the rose gold trend, but usually Eagles green to show my team spirit!

Keep up with Jayme on Instagram @jaymelamm

Lindsey Reiland

Business Administrative Manager

Lindsey is Houston born and raised and a graduate from UTSA where she majored in communications.

Since graduating, Lindsey has filled many different roles in her career from being an executive assistant to a marketing coordinator. She is currently an account manager selling recognition programs to large corporations.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, but her true passions in life are to travel the world, eat really good food and meet lots of new people. She also loves llamas!

Favorite color: Blue / Favorite color to wear: Black

Keep up with Lindsey on Instagram @lreiland