Welcome to SomethingSmallSoCal!

Hi! I’m Christine Moller, lover of my little family and fashion! If you didn’t catch it from the name, I am small (like 4’11 small) and I live in Southern California.

I am married to my ALMOST high school sweetheart, Jake (we met in HS but didn’t start dating until freshman year of college) and I am the Mama to most special little boy, Oliver.

We are New Jersey natives (yes I love Bruce Springsteen and yes I am very guilty of fist pumping). We relocated to Orange County, California two years ago pursuing an incredible career opportunity for Jake. Moving was the hardest thing I had ever done, but I have grown so much stronger because of it and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Prior to moving, I worked in the fashion industry for roughly ten years, with eight of them spent in amazing New York City. I always had a flare for fashion, even my Mom will tell you that as a kid I was a nightmare about picking out my OOTD because I would constantly change my mind. I was also the girl who saw The Devil Wears Prada in college and was like “OMG I want to be a part of that world”. I never made it working for Vogue, although I did walk through the doors and completely botched my first interview for an internship there, but I digress.

I worked as a Merchandiser in my first NYC fashion industry role and helped develop assortments and buys for Jones New York. I then made my way to Aeropostale where I become a Merchandise Planner in which I basically held the checkbook for the buyers and managed the numbers, forecasts and promotions. The bookend to my NYC fashion adventure was at the lovey Kate Spade New York – a quintessential NY brand. It was there that I really grew as a Merch Planner. I learned so much about the industry and product development and gained some forever friends. Leaving Kate Spade (and the NYC fashion industry) for California was really hard but it brought me here.

I am now a stay at home Mom to my Ollie. It was a really hard adjustment at first but now I love it. I have however been searching for something to give me a little more purpose if you will. Don’t get me wrong, Oliver gives me more than I could ever imagine but going from a career Mom in a fast passed environment to a SAHM (stay at home mom) is a drastic change. Shout out to all the incredible SAHM’s out there, having been on both sides, this is the hardest job in the world sometimes. However, recently I realized I needed a little something for me to call my own and that’s how SomethingSmallSoCal was born!

I cannot wait to share all the things with you – the ups and the downs because no one’s life is perfect, despite what social media depicts. SomethingSmallSoCal won’t be solely a fashion blog but instead an all encompassing lifestyle blog that shares real life experiences. My hope is that SomethingSmallSoCal is a place where women can inspire other women and have fun too. Thanks for reading and I hope you love what I have to share.