I have thought about creating this blog for quite some time & am thrilled to see it all come together! Welcome to my website & thank you for your support. I am excited to have a place to share my closet, shopping lists & my thoughts. I figured my first blog post should be answers to some frequently asked questions. So here we go!
Q: Who takes your photos?
Mainly my fiance, she has a creative eye & we have a lot of fun together. She supports what I do which makes this even more rewarding.
Q: Where are your favorite places to shop?
I am such a bargain shopper that I will go anywhere as long as they have a sale rack! I have learned that (almost) everything will go on sale eventually, so be patient! Some of my favorite stores are Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Zara.
Q: What is your nationality?
My Mom is Mexican & my Dad is Swedish. My full name is Gabriella Moreno Gustafson which says it all. Gabriella Moreno is what I sometimes go by, mainly because it is a bit easier to pronounce. Gustafson is where the Swede comes in, deriving from the name Gustav.
Q: Where are you from?
I grew up in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. I lived in Florida for a short stint & came right back to the awesome city of Minneapolis. I love the change of the seasons in Minnesota. The winters are something I fully embrace. There’s nothing like a hot latte & sweatpants on a snowy day.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of your blog?
I am a volunteer youth basketball coach. A very good friend & I currently coach a team of 6th grade boys. I played basketball in college & semi-professional briefly. It is extremely rewarding to develop a young player into their full potential. We have a blast!
Q: Where do you get your hair done?
I have been a bit more experimental with my hair this past year, that’s for sure! I was seeing @marilanae until she recently moved to LA. So I am back on the hunt for someone brave enough to take what this mane throws at them.
Q: How did you get started? What inspired you?
I started on Instagram about two years ago, very casually & under the name @morenosmust_haves. At the time I followed a ton of bloggers who had some very cool pages. The problem was, a lot of the items they were sharing were way too expensive for my liking. So I wanted to start a page that shows you can be stylish with clothes that are affordable. About one year ago I changed my handle to @shopsalatte. It describes me a little better & is a little more playful.
Q: Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
Sincerely Jules is my idol. Like, I am probably too obsessed with her. She’s just the coolest & her style is so effortless. Some other faves are @truelane, @onasugardiet & @laurenkawano.
Thank you again for visiting & please feel free to leave comments on what you’d like to see from me in the future!