I’m so blessed you’re here and can’t thank you enough for checking out Lipstick, Lattes & Pearls. I want to welcome you personally to my website and introduce myself, so grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and let’s chat!
My name is Katie, and I currently live in a small town in Michigan called Chelsea. I am a Daughter of the King and try to live my faith every day. I’m a dog mom to a rambunctious Yorkie-Poo named Tucker who is the Mac to my Cheese. (We tried peanut butter and jelly, but no one wanted to be the jelly.)
My roots are Southern and I would rather be near water than anywhere else in the world. Recently I purchased land in Florida and my current tenant is a Turtle. I am a traveler by nature and am constantly packing my suitcase for my next adventure. I’ve lived not only in Michigan but in Italy and Florida as well. Art History is a passion of mine and I am constantly researching buildings and museums. I love the theatre and enjoy treating myself to plays, musicals and giving myself a great reason to dress up a bit more than usual.
I started blogging while doing freelance graphic design under my business, Katie K Designs in 2015. In the summer of 2017 I started more fashion posts and before you know it I was a full fledged Style Influencer outgrowing my little segment with my design company. I knew I needed to make it official which is why in August of 2018 I moved it all over to Lipstick, Lattes & Pearls. I do a fashion post every Tuesday and on Fridays I post my lifestyle, travel, beauty or even some Restaurant Reviews! A happy balance of all of my interests.
Let’s break down the new name:
Lipstick- Honestly, I was raised with “putting your face on” before you left the house every day. Although I treat putting make-up on like playing dress up every morning. Lipstick has always been my go-to and is never not within reach for me.
Lattes- I have been drinking coffee since the fifth grade, and more often than not you will find me in a coffee shop or at least with a coffee in my hand. Lattes have been my order for years now although I drink coffee in any format.
Pearls- I am a pearls girl through and through. They just go with anything and I absolutely love wearing them! Pearls are traditional, strong and gorgeous which are a tribute to not only my Southern side, but the water as well. They remind me of both of my Grandmother’s which are two pillars in who I am today.
Q: HOW OLD ARE YOU?
A: I am 29, my birthday is October 14th!
Q: DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE AND IF SO WHERE AND WHAT DID YOU MAJOR IN?
A: I went to Saginaw Valley State University which is located in Saginaw, Michigan. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a minor in General Business.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FULL TIME JOB OR DO YOU BLOG FULL TIME?
A: I work at Ink Frenzy in my hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. I am a Graphic Designer and Production Artist there. I work on anything from t-shirts, hats, jerseys etc. I joke that I work there during the day and a blogger by night.
Q: HOW DID YOU START YOUR BLOG?
A: I started freelance graphic design and formed my own business called Katie K Designs straight out of college, which eventually turned into a lifestyle blog. In the Summer of 2017 a friend told me to go Fashion, and I have loved every minute of it. Fall 2018 I changed branding from Katie K Designs to Lipstick, Lattes & Pearls to embrace and further establish my Style Influencer/Blogger brand.
Q: WHAT MAKEUP DO YOU USE?
A: I am a Clinique girl through and through but I’ve recently started using Young Living’s Savvy Minerals collection. Although I have been obsessed with Storybook Cosmetics lately and have loved their products! I am allergic to TONS because of chemicals and false scents so it’s really hard for me to try new products.
Q: HOW TALL ARE YOU?
A: I’m 5’6” and for size reference I’m normally a size 16.
Q: WHERE IS YOUR MONOGRAM NECKLACE FROM?