About HauteAngel


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Welcome to my blog! I’m Kathryn. I’m interested in writing, healthy living, and fashion. 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 34 years. I’m entering the next phase of my life now that our first grandson has been born and I’m a GiGi!

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First and foremost, I love being a girl, so God took pity on my pocketbook and gave me an athletic daughter who dresses up sometimes. I love buying people gifts and finding the right items for a really great price. Giving is my love language!

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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.

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  1. mzpresser · September 17, 2014

    Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to exploring your blog as well, God bless!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. skipmars · September 20, 2014

    Southerner. Ex-reporter. Five kids. Three grandchildren. Some similarities. Where we part ways is I’m a Dooky!

    Thanks for visitng my online writing studio and for electing to follow my work. And, congrats on the love potion in your marriage. Many of us are jealous of that.



    • hauteangel · September 20, 2014

      Ha, my daughter cheered at NC State and we both work at UNC Health. I went to Meredith College. Thanks for the comments! I love your blog!


      • skipmars · September 20, 2014

        My niece went to Meredith. Carrie Curlee was her maiden name.


  3. Grace @ Cultural Life · September 30, 2014

    Hi, thanks for following my blog! Your blog looks really fun and interesting. 🙂


  4. kanzensakura · October 2, 2014

    Hi. Thanks for following my blog – mutual Tarheel Belles….doesn’t matter if the colors are Duke Blue or Carolina Blue….I’m a Duke-y but love Chapel Hill….I am looking forwards to posts from you. I need all the hints/help I can get!


  5. LifeBeam - AFTizonRN · October 2, 2014

    Thank you so much for following. 🙂


  6. carsiegrist · October 3, 2014

    Thanks for the follow. You’re blog is great!


  7. i love riciclo · October 3, 2014

    Thanks for following my blog. I speak little english. I’m sorry 😦


  8. casagan · October 20, 2014

    Thanks for the follow!


  9. lbeth1950 · October 26, 2014

    Thanks for following Nutsrok or I wouldn’t have found your great blog. I suspect you’d like my post “Grandma and the Coat from Hell” since you like thrift shops.


  10. Jack Crispy · October 26, 2014

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and deciding to follow me. I really like your style Kathy! And I plan to follow you too! 🙂


  11. whitburnblackburn · October 26, 2014

    Thanks for the follow on my blog and please tell me you weren’t really married at 5 years old……….. But maybe that’s what you do in North Carolina (wherever that may be lol!).. Or of course it could be american ‘math’. We have maths, plural, so are more flexible 🙂 I am impressed at the loss of 55 lbs, that’s as near as damnit 4 stone in British money…. bet you feel a lot better and a lot healthier, You look great in the photos and nothing near the age I assume you must be!


  12. thankfulgirl20 · October 27, 2014

    Thank you for the follow! I am following back as you intrigued me as soon as you said “vintage fashion.” I’m looking forward to your posts! Keep smiling! 🙂


  13. victoriadougherty · October 29, 2014

    Thanks so much for following me on Cold 🙂


  14. Judy Amy · October 29, 2014

    Thanks for the follow, Kathy! I am enjoying reading through your blog! I love your super positive outlook!


  15. skywalkerstoryteller · October 30, 2014

    Well, Ms. Kathy, I’m so glad you decided to follow my blog. It’s not so often I find someone with so much in common with my background. Although I was raised in an Air Force family, my parents were from Georgia and much of my elementary and high school days were in Florida. So where in the South are you living? And I’m glad you explained that it’s the Southern upbringing that always likes to dress well, wear a little lipstick and jewelry when going out of the house. All of this time, I was just thinking it was the example of my Mama. Looking forward to sharing in your adventures.


  16. Bob Mills · October 30, 2014

    An amazing person and an amazing blog. Thank you so much for kindly visiting and now following my own. I shall definitely be returning again soon to learn more about you my friend?
    Kind Regards


  17. bronwynwhitehead · November 2, 2014

    Really like your blog! Thanks for following my blog. Excited to see more from yours 🙂


    • hauteangel · November 3, 2014

      Thanks for the feedback. I enjoy your blog too!


  18. Angeline M · November 4, 2014

    Thanks for following my blog. I really look forward to going back through your posts, and awaiting new ones.

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  19. John · November 8, 2014

    Thanks for the follow. I appreciate it and look forward to your future posts.


  20. Lauren@FriedGreenKimchi · November 13, 2014

    Hi Kathy! Thanks for stopping by & following my blog 🙂 I’m enjoying reading your posts & look forward to reading more in the future!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Yonni's Wacky Workshop · November 15, 2014

    Congrats on the weight loss! It took me a year to loose 50 and I am now having to struggle to make sure I do not find it again 😉 Keep up the great work and here is wishing you all the best in the coming holiday season 🙂


  22. lensandpensbysally · November 15, 2014

    Thanks for becoming a subscriber. Happy blogging.


  23. Stef · November 15, 2014

    Kathryn, I adore your Southern sensibilities and your casual/honest way of writing. And big congrats to you on your weight loss! That’s terrific. Thank you for choosing to follow one of my blogs (http://smilekiddo.wordpress.com) – I really appreciate it!

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  24. Philip Vergeylen · November 20, 2014

    Thank you for visiting my photography blog and choosing to follow along Kathy.


  25. leggypeggy · November 20, 2014

    Thanks so much for the follow on my travel blog. Congratulations on your amazing weight loss. It’s a wonderful accomplishment.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. yasniger · November 21, 2014

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Yemie · November 21, 2014

    Hey ‘hawt’ Angel, and I choose the word ‘hawt’ cause you’re sizzling hot and fab! *laughing* Thanks for the follow babycakes, I ‘ppreciate and am following right back! Lovely blog you’ve got here, will swing by as much as I can! Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. spb · November 22, 2014

    Kathryn —

    Thanks for following

    susan powers bourne dot net.

    Happy to meet you.

    – Susan

    Liked by 1 person

  29. sandradan1 · December 4, 2014

    Hi Kathy, thanks for finding and following my Spanish blog! SD


  30. sandradan1 · December 4, 2014

    … and for following my writing blog too! SD

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Anna Waldherr · December 18, 2014

    Bravo on the weight loss…something that’s always been a challenge for me. Sounds as if you have a full and rich life. Thank you for the follow. I take that as a high compliment, especially from a fellow writer.

    Liked by 1 person

    • hauteangel · December 19, 2014

      Thanks for following back. I did a low carb diet for a year, under the supervision of a doctor. I’ve gained some of it back. As soon as I started saying oh, one piece of cheesecake is ok….it’s a slippery slide


  32. oilpaintblog · December 22, 2014

    Hi Kathy ! Thanks for the follow and Merry Christmas to you !


  33. meenas17 · December 26, 2014

    IIt is nice to find how you got into fashion.
    The minute attention we pay for each thing leads us to evolve a plan of or own which if properly executed lands you in cheer.
    That is the way you came up with this idea, I presume.
    Thanks for the follow..
    MY poems are my experience of life.
    All the best.


  34. Kate Rauner · December 28, 2014

    I’ve gone by Kathy and by Kate, but I spell my full name “Kathryn” too. Nice to see it spelled “correctly” don’t you think? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • hauteangel · December 28, 2014

      I do think that and I work with an Attorney who spells it “Kathryn” and we always joke our name is spelled correctly, ha ha.

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  35. estelea · December 28, 2014

    Thanks a lot for the follow, you are definitely an inspiring blogger 🙂 the lipstick “all day” made me smile guess we are the same on this one 😉

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    • hauteangel · December 28, 2014

      I’m sure many women think this is old-fashioned but it’s the small things like reapplying lipstick, powdering my nose…that make me feel put together and pretty. I love being a woman. We have so many more fashion options, makeup, it’s a fun gender!

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      • estelea · December 29, 2014

        Oh, I hear you! big time 🙂 always a lipstick and a bit of concealer in my bag, and mascara under any circumstances. Not much, just enough to make me feel pretty. Then it is a virtous circle: you feel good, you “shine” good and people around you feel good, no? 😉 it all starts with little things..

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  36. wingedprisms · January 2, 2015

    You have a great blog. I love your outlook. Thank you so much for following mine. 😀
    cate b


  37. jannatwrites · January 3, 2015

    Congrats on the weight loss! Fashion is fun, especially when we can appreciate our bodies- imperfections and all. Good luck on your 2015 blog goals 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Mother Hen · January 13, 2015

    Thank you so much for following my blog.. I can use some encouragement.This grandma has to get off the couch and start moving, then I hope I will have to purchase a size smaller. Congratulations on your weightloss success…

    Liked by 1 person

  39. grumpytyke · January 18, 2015

    Hi. Thanks for the follow. I’m following you too now because though I’m not really turned on by ‘fashion’ I see you can write, have a journalism background like me, and intend to write on whatever catches you at the time; I’m all for that!


  40. Ray Laskowitz · January 21, 2015

    Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Molle · March 1, 2015

    Thank you for following my blog
    Greetings from Stockholm / Molle

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Hodgepodge 4 the Soul™ · March 5, 2015

    Hi, Kathryn! Thank you for the follow. Your blog is great and I’ll certainly be coming back for more. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  43. beckarooney · March 14, 2015

    Heya thank you for checking out my blog, I appreciate the follow. Looking forward to your posts! 🙂


  44. meticulousmick · March 22, 2015

    Kathy, thanks for the follow on my humble wee blog. It is greatly appreciated and you are warmly welcomed aboard. Please feel free to chip in with comment, the more the merrier. Hope your weekend in Florida is treating you good and life is full of smiles. Once again, thanks MM 🍀


  45. Kathryn · May 19, 2015

    I am hosting my website through BlueHost so wouldn’t that change your comment?


  46. sashi · June 5, 2015

    Thanks for the follow Katheryn- u have an interesting blog- will be back 🙂


  47. Thom Hickey · June 30, 2015

    Thanks very much for following The Immortal Jukebox Kathy. I hope you will enjoy lots of entertaining writing and the wide variety of music. I usually post once a week. Please feel free to add comments. If it’s been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new! Good luck with your blog. Regards Thom.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Sketchuniverse · July 4, 2015

    Hi Kathy, I want to congratulate you for sharing this site with its interestings ideas. Greetings! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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