Kerrie's Blog: Keeping it Fresh with Leilani Souza

Keeping it Fresh with Leilani Souza

This week's Keeping it Fresh is brought to you by Leilani Souza

How long have you been in business?                                     

I got my real estate license 13 1/2 years ago and have been a broker since February 2002. 

What outfit do you own that makes you feel invincible?

I don't have one particular outfit that gives me this feeling, but wearing any of my shoes with 5" heels do seem to give me an air of confidence...maybe because I'm only 5'3". Even my patent leather boots with 4" heels that I'm wearing in this photo make me smile. :)

What is the biggest fashion faux pas you've ever made?

Hmmm...wearing white after Labor Day?

What celebrity is your style doppelganger?

I don't keep up with celebrity styles, but since I watch Sons of Anarchy, Gemma would be my "biker" style doppelganger. If there's a celebrity out there who is diverse enough to wear yoga attire, biker bling, sundresses and jeans/jean shorts on a regular basis, then she would probably be my style doppelganger. :)

Best Fashion Advice?

Let your clothes represent YOU, not the other way around. Don't be afraid of trying new things and don't be afraid to admit when a garment simply doesn't work for you, whether it's due to the color, fit or age-appropriateness. Last, but not least, choose the attire that fits the occasion. I wouldn't dream of wearing one of my yoga outfits on a motorcycle ride, nor would I venture out to look at a piece of raw land wearing 5" heels! 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsKerrie La Guardia • October 11 2012 01:16PM


Oh, wow! I didn't know about this new series. Nice way to get to know someone.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 6 years ago

As I'm also under 5'4" that made me laugh.  I used to feel more confident in heals, now I just feel comfortable in sneakers.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

A biker chick on AR... love it! Leilani sounds like a woman with a very diverse personality... looks like she's having some fun.  Good for her.

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 6 years ago

Well, I didn't know Leilani was a biker chick.  She is certainly a force to be reckoned with on that machine.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago


           I love this series and I totally agree sometimes I see people in 5" heels walking lots and I think what "an idiot" so I totally agree with Leilani!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 6 years ago

Interesting for sure.  this one way for us to find out more about the people we read  here.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the feature, Kerrie...and thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting. :)


P.S. Tammy, even though I'm more confident in heels, I'd much rather walk around barefoot or in slippers...perhaps because I'm from Hawaii. :)

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 6 years ago

This is a great way to meet other puddle jumpers here on ActiveRain...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 6 years ago

Great profile for one of our Rainmakers.  Nice blog.

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

I like Leilani's advice - "let your clothes represent you..." so true! I also feel pretty good wearing 4 inch heels, but walking in them is a  different story, lol. I always say if your going to wear it, own it and rock it with confidence - that's always the best look!  Love this series Kerrie!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 6 years ago

Wonderful photo of Leilani and a great feature in your series. 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

Who's the cute chick on the bike Kerrie?  :)

Great feature of Leilani, she has a lot to offer those in the Placer and Sacramento County area.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago

I never would have imagined Leilani on a motorcycle.  That's what I love about this feature!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 6 years ago

That's fun - I like getting to know you and other agents this way.   It did make me want to go buy a whole new wardrobe though.   ;)   Shanna

Posted by Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ), Keller Williams Realty (Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ)) over 6 years ago

Biker chick - a side of Leilani I wouldn't have guessed! How fun!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 6 years ago

Leilani is one cool young lady! We post on each other's blogs all the time. I WAS surprised to see the biker chick side of her!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

"If there's a celebrity out there who is diverse enough to wear yoga attire, biker bling, sundresses and jeans/jean shorts on a regular basis, then she would probably be my style doppelganger. :)" My kind of gal! :)))

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago