Topaz & Sapphire is the creative inception of sisters Cassie and Latisha.

From an early age both had professional aspirations. As elementary school kids Cassie wanted to be a meteorologist, while Latisha wanted to be a pediatrician.

Times changed, they grew, and new ambitions were realized. Through various hairstyles and career possibilities, what stayed the same was their vision of a working woman with an inspiring home life. They believe life is about balance and that you can have a great career and pursue excellence in other areas outside of work simultaneously. T&S is a space that celebrates career, as well as recreational and home life.

Forget “having it all” and focus more on “giving it your all.” You’re a gem — life is what refines you.

Cassie, (aka Topaz), graduated from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University with a degree in business marketing. In her down time Cassie spoils her pup Charlotte Barkley with new chew toys that are destroyed within 30 minutes and Snapchats 24/7. (Is Snapchat still a thing?) She is frequently packing her suitcase for her next adventure and though she’s married to a New Englander, she will forever root for her Carolina Panthers. She currently works as a media planner at a national media agency.

Best career moment to date:

Favorite place you’ve been: Kauai, Hawaii

Song you never get tired of: “Life is Worth Living” by Justin Bieber, or “Solo” by Jason Derulo

Hidden talent:

Professional hero: Oprah, Joy Cho, Joanna Gaines

Could eat on repeat: Ice cream/Gelato

Best life advice: Live the life you love, love the life you live, and never let a good travel deal pass you by.


Latisha, (aka Sapphire), graduated from the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is as committed to exercise and wellness as she is to lounging and binge watching unrealistic TV shows. Books and freshly baked bread are her two favorite smells. She currently works as a social media and content specialist at a media company and freelances for magazines in her “spare” time.

Best career moment to date: Seeing my byline never gets old.

Favorite place you’ve been: Greece

Song you never get tired of:  “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey and “Doo Wop That Thing” by Lauryn Hill

Hidden talent: Knowing exactly which container will fit leftovers.

Professional hero: Shonda Rhimes, J.K. Rowling, Lisa Ling

Could eat on repeat: Donuts

Best life advice: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.