For my fourth featured blogger, I'd love to introduce you to Kate from Postcards From if you haven't already heard of her! I feel like I've "known" Kate for forever - she's the sweetest person ever. We've been chatting since January and I've been adoring her style ever since I first heard of her. She inspires people with her amazing style, her wonderful relationship with her boyfriend, their gorgeous photos and her seriously kind soul. She mixes grunge, girly, vintage, delicate yet edgy into all of her outfits. I don't know how she does it - I take some serious inspiration from this girl! Be sure to check her out - you'll be inspired too!
1. When and why did you start your personal style blog, Postcards From?
I started Postcards From 8 months ago. It originally started out as a creative writing outlet for me, then turned into a style blog. When I was in high school, I would come home everyday and jump online and look at personal style blogs. I love the fact that girls (and boys!) of all shapes and sizes can create a place to completely be themselves and inspire others. That's why I started my blog. I wanted to be inspired, and in turn, inspire others daily.
2. You're originally from Canada - what do you love most about your home town?
I live on a golf course back home with my family, and one of the things I miss most about where I live is that I wake up and look out and see golf carts everywhere. I feel like I'm in the Flintstones or something! I love the weather, food and people in Canada. Everyone is so lovely and the coffee shops are some of the best, and how can I forget poutine? Amaaazing!
3. Has moving to Australia affected your personal style?
I definitely loved being surprised by Australian fashion. I came here thinking it would be beach babes in bikinis everywhere, but Australia has some of the best style when you really look for
it! I found a love for lace, floral and neutral colors that I didn't have in Canada. I have a lack of fear in Australia when it comes to my style. I don't mind stepping out of the house in something ridiculous - if I like it, I'll wear it!
4. Tell us a little bit about your "dreamboat", Nathan!
He is dreamy ;) - but really, Nathan is fantastic. His hair is longer than mine, he loves music and spends every Saturday teaching kits how to do art! He truly is the Mario to my peach.
5. What inspires your personal style?
I'm seriously inspired by everything! I wear tights pretty much 95% of the time, so I am very inspired by movies with characters that wear tights (Peterpan and Robin Hood!) I get inspired by the different colors of fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. One time I picked up an avocado with a clove of garlic and realized I loved cream with dark green together!
6. What are your plans for the future?
I would love to someday create my own magazine. I love writing, and having the opportunity to make a difference in such a tangible way. It would specialize in fashion, art, world issues and cute cupcake recipes! I want something that girls can pick up and think, "Yeah, I don't have to be stick thin and wear clothes that show everything to be accepted. I can sew clothes, make music and read comic books and not be a total weirdo!"
7. What are some of your favorite blogs?
Your blog is actually my absolute favorite! I also love Maria from Lulu Letty, Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky, Eleanor from Bonjour Bbydoll and Avalonne from the girl from hk, Idn & sf. Those girls warm my heart and inspire me so much.
8. A favorite band?
I love Vampire Weekend at the moment. They make me want to go out in the street and bust a move!
9. Describe your style in 3 words.
Feminine, vintage, romantic.
10. Any tips for new bloggers?
My biggest advice is to never do it for 'fame' or hundreds of comments. If it ever gets to that point then it's not fun anymore. I always make sure that I am doing it because I love it and nothing else. Also, making sure that you try to comment on blogs that comment on yours. It shows that you really appreciate them and love their blog, too!
I hope you all enjoyed learning more about Kate! Be sure to head over to her blog, Postcards From, to say hello! She's so sweet - you'll love her! If you enjoyed reading this, be sure to check out my previous featured bloggers! I choose girls who I feel deserve to be in the spotlight - not only for their style, but for their personalities and kindness! I'll be back in winter with another blogger!