Hey there, I’m Kasey Sherman. I’m so happy to have you here!
I believe it’s essential to our happiness to express our most authentic selves in everything we do. For me, getting dressed is my favorite daily creative practice. Wearing clothes that makes us feel powerful and confident can mentally prepare us for challenging days, and it’s a form of self-care that is always rewarding.
The Start of Too Polished
At my first corporate job, one of the things I was most excited about was embracing a feminine, business casual style. Getting dressed in the morning was the best part of my day, and a great outfit could be the difference between a good day and a bad one. It was also my opportunity to feel like an individual, and stay true to my authentic self.
After a very busy few months taking on additional projects, training for a new position, and planning my wedding, I met with the director in my department. She was one of the few women in upper management and had a brash sense of humor that always endeared her to me. I looked up to her for many reasons.
In our meeting, she casually mentioned that she and other management thought I was a little “too polished” to be approachable. This wasn’t based on feedback from peers or others but on their own observations.
And then it struck me: they have been having actual conversations about me dressing too nice for work. For being too done. Too polished.
I was pretty heartbroken. I was giving this job my everything, doing all that I could to stand out as management potential. The big piece of feedback I get is…to wear less skirts and heels?
My sadness soon turned to anger, thinking about all of the feedback I’d received in the period of just a few months. Especially when my male counterpart was getting by doing the actual bare minimum (believe me, I was watching), and the feedback he received was always “you’re doing great, keep it up.”
Everyone has an opinion about women, and this rings especially true in the South. How we dress, how we talk, how much we smile or don’t, whether our nail polish is chipped and how that makes us look. I was getting whiplash from the constant, conflicting feedback from everyone in management who “knew what was best for me.”
Instead of searching for a different brand, dulling my sense of style down, I decided to own it. Too Polished is who I am.
So in 2018, Too Polished was born as a way for me to express my style and creative ideas and share them from this little corner of the internet. It was a way I maintained my sanity as I planned to leave my corporate job behind. I was able to embrace and celebrate everything that made me unique and feel confident.
What You’ll Find Here
I love serving my readers by creating actionable content that empowers women and gives them the confidence to express themselves in their unique way.
Most days you can find me enjoying a good ocean swim, going on scooter rides with my husband, Evan, and cooking up some tasty vegetarian meals. I am mostly known for my sense of style, my eye for thrifting, and being a DIY queen.
The things I’m most passionate about in life are being kind and compassionate to others, exuding positivity, and helping others get a little bit closer to their best selves. I serve people who struggle with finding confidence and direction in their everyday wardrobe.
I love creating helpful guides, curated lists, and resources that can easily be applied to your life. Whether you’re looking for on-trend pieces to make your wardrobe feel current, or desire to have a curated wardrobe that saves you time, Too Polished is designed to provide you with inspirational and actionable content to get you started.
When I’m not busy writing and working on new resources for this space, you can catch me analyzing the newest films (horror and thrillers are my favorites), hiking one of the many beautiful spots here on Maui, and poring over new recipes to try.
If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:
- I am a born and raised Georgia girl. In January of 2019, my husband and I made the big move to the island of Maui in Hawai’i and it’s our favorite place on Earth.
- I love all of life’s little creatures, from gold dust geckos to snails (though I’m still warming up to centipedes).
- I am currently learning Japanese in preparation for our next vacation to Japan.
- I’m an avid reader and an intense lover of a good story. Recently I’ve become more familiar with the works of Margaret Atwood, Joan Didion, and Toni Morrison.
- I met my husband freshman year of college and we’ve been together ever since. We tied the knot 4 years ago and it’s the best thing we’ve ever done!
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