MBMuse: Mollie Sheperdson

The Matt Bernson brand is grounded in New York City both physically and spiritually. We design (chic and comfortable) shoes with real New York City women in mind.
With that spirit, we have collaborated on a new project with like minded New York City-based fashion and lifestyle conscious women, our “MBMuses”, in order to learn from the experiences of the women we admire and who constantly inspire us. While a Matt Bernson Muse has innately good taste and style, it is her sense of adventure, intellect, and confidence that truly make her stand out from the crowd.

Founder of A Stylish Side Project, Mollie Sheperdson tells us how her move to NYC has influenced her personal style.img_0395-copy2

Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

My name is Mollie Sheperdson and I’m the girl behind the blog A Stylish Side Project. I’m from the Midwest, and got a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Minnesota. I currently live in NYC with my boyfriend Connor, and my blog is my full-time job!

Where do you find your fashion and style inspiration?

I get my fashion inspiration from other bloggers! It was one of the reasons I decided to start my own blog. I’m constantly inspired by some of my favorite bloggers so I thought— why not start my own?img_0565-copy

How does living in NYC influence your style?

Living in NYC has definitely influenced my style for the better. Living in the Midwest, I never took many fashion risks or tried new trends. Being in the city has allowed me to really have fun with fashion and experiment with different looks and trends.img_0698-copy

What are some of your favorite spots in the city?

Oh man, this is a tough one. There are endless spots- I find new ones everyday! A few of my absolute favorites are the boat pond in Central Park (for people watching), Blue Ribbon Sushi on Sullivan St. (our fave date night spot), and the Union Square Greenmarket for fresh produce!

Favorite movie you watched recently?
Love Actually. I’m already getting in the holiday spirit 🙂

Favorite TV series?
Definitely Modern Family, my boyfriend and I look forward to it every Wednesday.img_0605-copy

Last book you read and loved?
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I couldn’t put it down, and I’m currently halfway through the sequel!

Favorite place to vacation?
Turks & Caicos for a relaxing vacation, Vancouver for an adventurous (ie. snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding) vacation.

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Photography by Kelly West @kellywestphotog