Hi there, thanks for taking time to stop by here!

Maple Leopard is a blog that specializes in fashion tips, style guides, and travel stories. It is also a community to share inspiration and find beauty in everyday life. I'm passionate about inspiring ladies  to feel beautiful, confident, and to take more travel breaks! I believe style has no age or size. I started blogging  in 2014 to share inspirational stories about the things I'm passionate about.

Who Is the girl behind the blog?

I 'm Valerie, originally from Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The Seattle area has been my home for many years . I'm a reading teacher by day, and a blogger by night. I do love teaching and mentoring young people. My love of fashion started in the early teens. I learned to sew in middle school at age 13. I still sew now, and love this creative way to express personal style.

Travel is another passion of mine. I'm always planning the next adventure and researching destinations. I like to learn as much as possible about the places I visit, so I can share the best tips for travel here on the blog.  My idea of the perfect getaway is lounging on the beach in a tropical place. My favorite vacations spots are Oahu Hi, Las Vegas, San Fransisco, The Canadian Rockies, and Southern CA.

Other fun facts:

I adore cats! I studied music in college, so I love to sing and play piano. Healthy living and the outdoors are also what I enjoy. I believe a smile can always make someone's day better.  I'm thankful for God's grace and my family.

Whether you’re a new follower or have been reading my blog from the beginning, thank you so much for supporting Maple Leopard. I hope this is a spot where you can find inspiration and even a few laughs along the way. I value each visit, comment, and kind word.

I would be thrilled if you join me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. I love to connect and share with others there as well!

                                                          xo Valerie


  1. Hey Valerie, great to see your blog. Love it! Look forward to reading more! Cheers, Nicole (Mint Mocha Musings) :)

  2. HI nice to connect with you, thanks for stopping by!

  3. Kind of loving your blog, hope you can continue to post new articles, haha