Meet our PIC&PAY Ambassador: Jez Cruz @wearethetrenders!
Jez’s profile is eye catching with her use of
colors and the amount of energy she exudes through her photos! She is smart and
resourceful as she styles our shoes in so many different ways, sharing just how
versatile our shoes really are! Get to know more about her and how she juggles
her personal career ambitions with her
First thing we wanted to know was how you chose
your social media name “We Are The Trenders?”
“We” Are The Trenders pertains to everybody. The idea behind the name is to share beautiful stories from our family, our friends, our viewers/followers and brands/business. They are the reason why all these trends happened.
How did you get into blogging?
I am a nurse and busy mother. My life has revolved around scrubs and medical stuff so I started blogging about 2 years ago. I was curious about what being an influencer feels like. Since then, blogging has become an outlet. It is fun, challenging, and very rewarding, especially when you are able to carry out the expectations of the brands or businesses. Although blogging is not my priority, I invest a lot of time and heart into it!
What is your favorite part of blogging?
I love connecting and establishing relationships with people and businesses. I love sharing ideas and trends that I feel other moms like me would benefit from.
You blog about fashion, lifestyle, family, and your adventures. What’s something we would not know about you?
I have always wanted to become an actress, but my parents are very conservative and didn’t allow me! Now, I am currently pursuing my Masters degree to become a Nurse Practitioner and aspire to be part of a Forensic Team when I graduate.
Right off the bat, looking at your Instagram feed, we notice rich and vibrant color! You are unafraid to wear hues of orange and yellow, shades of pink and purple. How would you describe your personal style?
My life isn’t perfect but full of color and I want to project that with my daily style. People most likely notice you when you’re vibrant and bold.
Color is daunting for some! Many people wear all black or all white uniforms. Any tips on how to style color?
Make sure to contrast colors because any pop of color can always accentuate a dull outfit. For example, orange shoes or a bright red lipstick to an all black outfit; a fuchsia belt or multi-color chunky earrings to ab all white outfit,
We are especially
obsessed with how you style our shoes! With every shoe style, you show so much
versatility. What are some of your favorite Pic & Pay shoes?
Gee! Its hard to pick! I’d have to say my top 3 are LUCI, NAIYA and DIEN. They are the most featured shoes on my Instagram. They make me feel so feminine and I get compliments on them every time I wear them!
We have featured you beautifully rocking our DIEN flats in a bunch of different ways. What do you love about them?
Oh, I love the striped straps! They are just perfect match for any dressy, casual and work settings!
We also notice that your daughter has amazing style as well! You both love coming out in matching sets. Does she style herself and you coordinate with her? Do you style her?
She loves styling herself! However, she always checks in with me to make sure she doesn’t overdo it. She is still at the stage where she loves matching and color coordinating with me.
Coco Chanel said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. It is always better to be underdressed.” Are there any fashion “rules” or mantras you live by?
“How is your beauty talked about when you’re not around?”
I have found that our outfits should always represent the beauty we have within.
You generously blog and share guides to how to become a successful influencer: What are some key things you think someone starting out needs to know before they pursue a career in social media?
I wrote a blog about etiquettes for influencers. There are several points I discussed there but one major key point is to “never sacrifice your value.” Although blogging provides you opportunity to receive free products or financial compensation, one should always accept collaborations parallel to one’s values. I like to keep my collaborations authentic to me.
Share the love! What other blogs/instagrams do you love to follow?
I love following
Where can our readers best find you in the digital world?
You can find me on instagram @wearethetrenders!
Be sure to follow Jez @wearethetrendrs to keep up with trends and any new @picandpay releases!