Day in the Life of... Jamie Chandlee

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Meet one of Austin’s finest female CEOs, Jamie Chandlee, of Rank & Style. As someone who recognizes the value of the digital and data world, we were dying to sit down and get to know her better. READ ON TO GET THE IDEA OF A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JAMIE AND FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE!

LET’S START WITH THE BASICS… WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Beaumont, Texas!

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? I’m a Gemini.

WHERE (AND WHAT!) DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE? I STUDIED FASHION MERCHANDISING AND BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN.

YOU KNOW WE’RE OBSESSED WITH TRAVEL, SO TELL US, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VACATION? THAT’S A TOUGH ONE! PROBABLY MY HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES WITH A PIT-STOP IN DUBAI!

ALRIGHT, DOWN TO THE HUSTLE… WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP DURING THE WEEK? 6:45AM.

WHAT’S THE TIMELINE OF YOUR DAY? We have a very specific morning routine in order to survive! Wake-up at 6:45AM. My two children are my alarm clock! I am a big breakfast eater! After I finish my first cup of coffee (which I enjoy with my husband + the Today Show) I typically eat two eggs with ½ avocado. I get dressed while my husband makes the kid’s breakfast and then we switch off… I get the kids dressed and out the door by 8:45. Lunch is always something quick and easy like a salad with protein.  I am not a huge dinner eater so I normally eat something on the lighter side with my kids around 6pm...But I am a very big snacker throughout the day! I can’t help it!

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DO YOU EXERCISE? Yes, right now my favorite workout is Neu Fit! But I will always love Tracy Anderson and Barry’s Bootcamp when I am in NYC.

TELL US ABOUT RANK & STYLE! Rank & Style simplifies how WOMEN discover THEIR next favorite fashion, beauty and lifestyle product. What makes us different is how our LISTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS are created. Our lists are not based on our personal opinions or driven by advertisers. Instead, we collect and aggregate data from the sources OUR READERS trust, including magazines, blogs, department stores and social media, to rank the ten best products based on popularity, quality, and buzz.
WHAT WAS YOUR MAIN INSPIRATION BEHIND RANK & STYLE? Rank & Style was actually founded in 2013 and we acquired the business 3 years later in 2016 from the founding team. We were total believers in the platform and excited to take over and continue expanding the business on such a strong foundation. Considering that women account for a majority of online shoppers, there really wasn't a technology-driven platform for conclusive data and streamlined insights. The world we live in today is full of an overwhelming amount of choice but also less time to search for the very best products. Ultimately, our goal is to have our readers leaving the site knowing that they have found a trusted, unbiased opinion on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products.

BACK TO THE FUN STUFF…SINCE YOU’RE THE EXPERT, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FALL TRENDS?

LOVE THIS QUESTION! IT’S A TOUGH ONE THOUGH… Animal prints- I will never get tired of all things animal print! Neon! And I am loving the western influence on boots this season! (Especially living in Texas!) They are everywhere!