I’m Kathy to my friends and if you’re new to my blog, then welcome and don’t feel the need to call me Kathryn (although I love it). I recently lost about 55 pounds and had to get creative to replenish my whole wardrobe, which led me to shop at lots of thrift shops, consignment stores and look for great online options. It’s been an amazing journey and along the way, I’ve begun to sell a lot of items as I don’t need them, grow out of them, find good deals, and to build my own online “empire”…Haute “fashionble, high class” and Angel because I’m a Meredith College alum and we are the “Angels”….hence HauteAngel.
As a former newspaper reporter and professional photographer, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Professional Communications , I have spent my post-collegiate years raising two gorgeous kids with my husband of 29 years and working as a corporate paralegal after a brief stint as a newspaper reporter/columnist.
I have a passion for all things fashion, enjoy following all the designers, runway shows and offer my reviews on this blog.
First and foremost, I love being a girl, so God took pity on my pocketbook and gave me an athletic daughter who dresses up “some” times. (Read all about my amazing Sara on her blog, theworkingathlete.net). I love buying people gifts and finding the right items for a really great price.
I get ready every day as I am a Southern lady and we don’t go out unkempt. I fix my hair, apply a little makeup, put on a coordinated outfit, usually with heels and cool jewelry. I lay out what I’m going to wear the next day every night. I don’t take a long time getting ready or primp like a vain weirdo, but I do want to look nice and I always reapply my lipstick during the day. Always!
I love fashion, especially vintage clothing and jewelry. I enjoy helping people find great deals, putting great outfits together, going to thrift and consignment shops, perusing yard, estate and tag sales. So I am going to share all those tips, trends, the best online sites, coupons, deals, and I will also sprinkle in lots of fun life stories, advice, thoughts, vents, quips and some sassy Southern charm.
My kids were both still living at home, but one just finished renovating a townhouse , moved into it and now we are full thrust planning her “Gatsby-themed” wedding, but my son is living at home at 23, “finding himself”. Read all about Matt on his blog at http://mattcolvard.wordpress.com. He just got a story published called “Scratching the Itch” on tipsylit.com.
Hence…my almost empty nest! Love, HauteAngel
THE EVOLUTION OF HAUTEANGEL
I realized this 2014, that I don’t just want a fashion blog. I really want to produce a fashion and lifestyle blog. I read a lot of blogs and the ones I enjoy aren’t focused on one thing. They are about the person and his or her life, such ashttp://theworkingathlete.net/ and http://www.pbfingers.com/. The main focus for my blog will always be fashion, but I’m going to talk a lot more about myself, my life, my health, happiness and weight loss goals. With that said, I have serious blog goals for 2015, as follows:
1. 50,000+ FOLLOWERS
2. REPORT LIVE FROM: VHI FASHION AWARDS, NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, PARIS FASHION WEEK, and LEARN FRENCH
i. MEET AND INTERVIEW LOUIS VUITTON’s ARTISTIC DESIGNER –
UNIVERSE, LISTEN UP! Love, HauteAngel
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