Q & A with Sanford Standard

September 8, 2015 by

My pal Mary Sanford McClure started a fashion blog, Sanford Standard, this past April. Now that she’s gotten into the swing of blogging, I couldn’t wait to ask our fellow mustang some quick q’s.


SS: How did Sanford Standard come about? 

MS: I have always been inspired by different bloggers and dreamed of working in the fashion industry like them. I was chatting last spring with a now SMU alum and blogger, and she got me thinking. She gave me the boost I needed to start my own.

SS: What are you most excited to wear this fall? I’m trying to get my mind off of the 101 temp today.

MS: I’m digging the fringe trend, so that is definitely going to be a go-to. There is a skirt I’ve been eyeing for some time now… I think I may have to splurge.

SS: What is a trend that you could never get with? 

MS: Culottes – I think they look pretty fabulous on some, but I’m steering clear…



SS: What is your favorite place to shop in Dallas? 

MS: Oh goodness, this is tough. The options are endless here especially compared to my hometown. I obviously love Scoop and Neimans, but I’ve also found some great steals at Saks Off Fifth and a few upscale consignment stores.

SS: What is the one beauty product you cannot live without? 

MS: Olay Quench Lotion – I’ve been obsessed with this lotion for probably 6 years. For one thing, it sparkles 🙂 I use it multiple times a day and can’t go without it. If they ever stop making it, I’m not quite sure what I’ll do.

SS: If miracles came true and you were attending the MET Ball, what designer would you want to dress you? 

MS: As fabulous as the MET Ball is, I would probably choose Calvin Klein because of his classic and clean silhouettes. There’s nothing more timeless and memorable than a simple and elegant look.



SS: What fashion bloggers do you look up to? 

MS: I follow quite a few bloggers including Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules and Krystal Schlegel. I enjoy their mix of simple and sophisticated looks. You don’t have to spend a lot to look good, and the bloggers I follow prove this.

SS: So far, what has been your favorite thing about having your own fashion blog? 

MS: My blog has been a creative outlet for me. I get to experiment with different trends and styles and get feedback from friends.


Thanks for sharing Mary Sanford! On my way to buy this magical sparkly Olay lotion…happy Monday!

 xo SWM

Photo creds: Sanford Standard

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