Meet the Author

KELLY MARIE MIKITA

Born and raised in Chicago, IL – and never left! Iowa Hawkeye & Gamma Phi Beta Alum; lover of all things fashion, style, design… and of course baking! I enjoy all food – especially pizza – and wine.  Netflix, online shopping, and lots of white blankets are my idea of a perfect lazy Sunday. I am the Godmother to my best friend’s beautiful little daughter Maggie, and spoiling her rotten has become my most recent mission in life. I love to travel, especially to visit my siblings, and relax at our family home in San Deigo, CA as much as possible. Most of my free time is spent being active, getting together with friends, and whipping up something yummy in the kitchen. I am a Business Development Analyst by day, blogger by night!

I have lived downtown Chicago for the past 5 years, and love the culture this city brings to my daily life. Style, food, entertainment, adventures… Chicago has it all conveniently packed into all their wonderful neighborhoods. While the Chiberia winters are not always so fun, the spring and fall bring crisp sunny weather and patio seasons. The summer is always reserved for outdoor festivals, the beach, and most importantly… boating season!

My love for fashion, hair, and all things skincare started at a very early age. I was the go-to-girl in high school for hair styling and makeup tips, and spent hours before big events beautifying all my best girls. Getting ready with friends is still something I love doing to this day! In my adult life my style goals are to be creative, comfortable, classic, and chic – all while not breaking the bank. I hope to help women feel their best, gain confidence, and be creative with their wardrobe all at an reasonable price point… with the occasional splurge! I know finding your own personal style does not come easy to all women, so I hope to be a personal guide and your creative resource to all things fashion.

I believe that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, attitudes, and most importantly… celebrating your self worth. Follow me on my journey of all things fashion, lifestyle, and adventures in the best city there is!