Style Approximately was born from an idea to be seen and heard creatively. We seek to find beauty in imperfections and boldness in quiet details. We believe style goes beyond clothes; it's our statement to the world. And our statement is to be continuously evolving into something better...for our selves, our community, and our planet.
Mary Ann is the founder of Style Approximately, a Bay Area based blog focused on promoting sustainable and ethical practices through fashion, lifestyle, and travel. The blog also serves to uplift and celebrate local and small businesses especially ones run by women of color and BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color). She has worked with several sustainable brands including Bryr Clogs, Lacson Ravello, and Black Borders.
When not working on the blog, Mary Ann daylights in the nonprofit sector with most of her career focusing on underserved youth and folks ages 18-26. She was born and raised in the East Bay, but currently calls Silicon Valley home with her husband, son, and pug baby Frank. Mary Ann is also an immediate knitter, and a beginner sewist.
Adrienne and Mary Ann have been friends for over three decades. With Adrienne's support, Style Approximately was launched and evolved into what it is today. Her goal for Style Approximately was to use it as an outlet for us and the way we live our lives, on our terms: imperfectly, unapologetically and passionately. Adrienne has contributed to Style Approximately in numerous ways with her keen eye for future trends in fashion and travel. Adrienne continues to live in the Bay Area with her growing family.
Mellani DeJesus is a Filipina graphic designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mellani focuses on brand design for conscious female-founded businesses. Mellani designed the Style Approximately logo and also developed the Style Approximately brand with Mary Ann.
Ryan Ly is a photographer based in San Jose, CA. Ryan and Mary Ann often collaborate with Ryan being principle photographer for several shoots with Style Approximately.