Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I’m Kacie, a twenty-something year old California native, wife, mom to two doggies, and blogger. I was born and raised in a small, country town in the northern part of Northern California, but I now live in the Sacramento area. I was a total tomboy growing up but somehow morphed into a fashion lover. I used to own an online boutique and started blogging in 2012 to help promote my boutique. Since then, I have closed my store so I can focus more on blogging. I recently rebranded my blog from Kacie’s Kloset to Elements of Ellis. I’d love for you to stop by and say hi! J
If you could sneak into anyone’s closet whose would you peek at?
I would love to take a peek at Alexa Chung’s closet! I love everything she wears.
What style rule do you always follow?
My number one style rule is that you have to feel amazing in what you’re wearing.
What is your favorite quote?
“When it get’s too tough for everyone else, it’s just right for me.” It’s a quote my dad has always said to my sister and me. It’s a reminder that we can make it through anything.
What inspired your blog?
My clothing boutique is what inspired me to start my blog, but my love for fashion and everyone who reads my blog is what inspires me to keep at it. I want Elements of Ellis to be a place people come for some fashion inspiration and a laugh. My 87 year-old grandpa is the inspiration for that. His goal is to make people happy. He smiles and waves at everyone he sees, he buys Reese’s candy for the cashiers at the grocery store, he hosts a neighborhood gathering every Friday night, and he brings people joy in everything he does. I hope that is what my blog brings to people; a smile, a laugh, joy.
Three things that are always in your purse?
1. My wallet 2. Sunglasses. I always have two or three pairs in my bag. 3. A small bag for makeup. This bag is where most of my lipsticks end up.
Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?
I look for inspiration from other bloggers, magazines, celebrities, and of course Pinterest.
Best style advice you’ve ever given or received?
I think the best style advice is to focus more on what looks good on your body type than on what’s trending. Not all trends are made for everyone. And most importantly, only wear something that makes you feel your best.
What’s the one thing in your closet that you couldn’t live without?
Right now I’d have to say my black ripped skinny jeans. I can’t seem to stop wearing them.
In your opinion, what separates a great blog from an unsuccessful blog?
Time, hard work, and dedication is what separates successful blogs and unsuccessful blogs.