Launched in 2013 as an army for the slaying fashionista, the cutting-edge creative and the bold believer, Adorned in Armor has been serving as a source of killer inspiration and encouragement towards their audacious dreams.
If you love recreating red carpet-worthy looks, or acquiring skills to presenting your best self at work, or reading unique and enlightened perspectives on today’s issues, you’ve joined the right army. AIA serves to satisfy your eyes and soul through style posts, faith and inspiration, and the occasional go-getter tips for the creative in professional settings. You’ll leave AIA feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world when equipped with the weapons to put your best gladiator-cladded foot forward.
Here at AIA, we believe:
In uplifting others. This is an outlet where the only attacks will be between you and those life obstacles. Women supporting women!
Loving fashion isn’t vain. You can be spiritually woke and look fabulous. In other words, you can be the fashionable woman that you are and still have substance.
Jesus is real. I’m unashamed believer but will never force my beliefs on you.
Adorned in Armor has been featured on the Independent Fashion Blog, the InfluenceHer Collective, Cosmopolitan UK’s site and nominated for the 2014 Best International Fashion Blog. Some brands I’ve worked with are SHOPBOP, Banana Republic, LYST.com, JORD watches, Polette and several others.
AIA was inspired by Ephesians 6’s message about putting on the full armor of God. Day to day, we unknowingly tread the battlefield defenseless! How can you expect victory when you’re not adorned in armor? Read more about the background of the site here and here.
Now that we covered the essence of AIA, let’s delve into the creator of the site: me, Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien!
You all can call me Tarah, though.
I am a 21 year old senior studying Communication Studies and Creative Writing at Rider University in NJ. As a fierce and favored fashionista, I began this blog to document my personal style and motivate women through my love for Christ. Plenty of opportunities have sprung from my blog such as travelling to London (for free!) and attend Cosmopolitan’s UK Blog Awards, attending Fashion Week and speaking at the Washington Semester Program’s 2015 Orientation.
My end goal is to become a news personality while using my style blog as a platform to become a fashion influencer. In pursuit of my dream, I have interned at ELLE.com, Gorgeous in Grey, PBS and Star 99.1 FM.
It’s difficult to exactly pin-point my style because like my mood, my style is ever changing. Slightly, yes, but still changing. However, I can say that I tend to go for chic pieces and that I mix and match. I love color but I also love a great monochromatic white or black. My style is versatile and modest (yes, I cover up!).
Now that you’ve been introduced to my blog and little ol me, I hope you continue to come back so we can get to know and grow together as we fight our way to our God-given destinies together!
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