20 October 2021 (updated)

Classy Southern Mom on the Street: Amber Gaige

Whether she's captivating an audience, putting together a compelling marketing strategy, or enjoying time with her family, Classy Southern Mom on the Street Amber Gaige has a warm and engaging style.

Meet Amber

Amber Gaige is a passionate strategic marketing executive from McKinney, TX. Apart from entrepreneurship Amber’s passions are singing, writing, and public speaking.

Amber believes in the power of servant leadership and surrendered life to Jesus Christ. Holding nothing back – Allowing Him to lead, guide, and direct one’s career, family, and passions.

Amber and her husband Brendon met in college – Sic ‘Em Bears! Together they enjoy hunting, fishing, and chasing after their four-year-old son, Asher Ace.

The Gaige family has attended Cottonwood Creek Church since 2016 and they are privileged to lead “the Misfits” Lifegroup. Additionally, Amber loves leading women’s Bible studies and has guided the Cottonwood Creek Koinonia Ladies Fellowship over the last five years.

When the Gaiges are not at church or working, they enjoy relaxing at the Prickly Bear Ranch in Hico, TX.

Classy Southern Style

Which three words best describe your style? Transitional, classy, Southern

What are your favorite places to shop? I love Fabletics, TJ Maxx, Cabi, and the outlet stores for my favorite brands like Guess, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs.

Who’s your favorite style icon? I appreciate women who are trendy and practical, mixing high fashion with everyday essentials. Audrey Hepburn and Babe Paley immediately come to mind.

What’s your best style advice? Dress for your body type and color palette. The brand and clothing size matter less than the fit and how well the outfit or pieces flatter you personally.

What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? I usually wear at least 1 statement piece, either a big ring or necklace. And never leave home without my smartwatch.

Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? Stiletto shoes. I love a high heel!

What should NEVER make a comeback? Anything and everything from the 1980s, what were we thinking???

What fashion/style did you love at the time but now cringe when you see old photos? Probably my side ponytail from 1992 – yikes.

What’s your best style secret? 100% magnetic eyelashes. I love how easy they are to trim, apply and reuse. I’m also a huge fan of the Melaleuca all-natural makeup line – Sei Bella. Think Laura Mercier quality, no fillers, and about half the cost.

Stilettos or flats? See above – As a vertically challenged gal, Stilettos are my friend!

Classy Southern Family

What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? I have a male-dominated family, so when my boys and I are not at church - We are almost always hunting, fishing, or cooking something!

What’s been your best family vacation? The Alaskan cruise I took when I was 6 months pregnant. It was a multigenerational family trip with my parents, grandmother, and husband. The perfect “babymoon.” A close second would be the trip to Switzerland with my husband for our 10 yr wedding anniversary.

Best parenting advice: Our children crave boundaries, but they also need a safe place where their voices are acknowledged and valued. I strive for consistent discipline with unconditional love.

Parenting true confession: I steal fruit chews before handing the packet to my son. I call it “the mommy tax.”

What’s your go-to family dinner? Usually, something we have shot. Venison pot roast or elk sausage.

What’s your favorite family restaurant? A local taco bar called Mexican Cactus. I love a good carne asada taco!

Classy Southern Life

What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? Oh, that’s tough; it’s a toss-up between Friends and Downton Abbey.

If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? Sandra Bullock

What’s your favorite beach read? Anything by Mark Batterson

What 5 things are in your purse at any given moment? Hand sanitizer, lipstick, RSVP brand pen(s), some form of snack for my boys, a bottle of water, and sunglasses.

What song would you dance to when nobody’s watching? The Macarena or anything by Toby Mac or Danny Gokey.

What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? An exotic hunting trip in Africa, Touring the Australian outback or seeing the Great Wall of China.

What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? Reading a book with my son and sharing a glass of wine or whiskey with my husband.

We love Amber's contagious energy and enthusiasm, and the way she balances her family and professional life. It's a brilliant combination of grit and grace. Be sure to connect with her via Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn!

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