I live out loud. I throw the rule book out the window. I love to jump when I’m told to stand and I wish to share this spirit with women everywhere.
Like most little girls growing up I loved to play dress up, but I also grew up in the small Texas town of La Grange, on a ranch, so I was a tomboy at heart. I had two loves that ran through me like oil & vinegar: fashion and science. My goal in life was to become a doctor. Post-graduation from college and a rejection from medical school, led to the most devastating moment in my life. I felt crushed, defeated, and empty.
I was taught at an early age to dream big, to never give up, to take risks, to break the rules (when it came to styling outfits, making my dreams a reality, and taking the road less traveled), & to pray without ceasing. That’s what I did and God started growing something amazing in my heart and kept pushing me towards my real first love, fashion.
I threw out the rule book and dove into the fashion world by opening a boutique in College Station, Texas. After spending years in the retail industry, I learned that there was a brand missing – a brand that united high fashion and faith, a brand committed to being a positive influence for all women, and a brand with a community for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and daughters to share. I took the brave step of leaving the boutique in my mother and sister’s hands and risked everything to make this idea become a reality.
With the help of my amazing husband, who I am lucky to call my business partner, Natalie Wood Designs was born. I love being a jewelry designer, but what I love even more is that at Natalie Wood Designs we are creating a community for women to share, be inspired, and grow. My goal is to inspire women everywhere to become the Natalie Wood Designs woman. Throw the rule book out the window, write your story, and look absolutely fabulous while doing so!
Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Creative Studies from Texas A&M University in 2011. As a senior at Texas A&M she opened a boutique, located in College Station, TX. She learned that there was something missing in the fashion world, a brand that united high fashion and faith, a brand committed to being a positive influence for all women, and a brand with a community for girlfriends, mothers, and daughters to share. Knowing that she had more to offer the fashion industry, Natalie took the brave step in 2015 of leaving the boutique in her mother and sister’s hands and risking her most valuable asset on her new venture… her name. Thus, Natalie Wood Designs was born.