Today’s chat comes from beautiful Kansas! We had the opportunity to chat with Kelli Cohlmia of lilygreenlove.com. Kelli represents some of our favorite fashion trends and in today’s conversation tells us who her favorite designers and how she balances everything. Make sure to check out her great Instagram account (@lilygreenlove).
How and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging about 6 months ago as a way to share my love of fashion & a way to fulfill my creative need since becoming a stay-at-mom. A style blog has always been in the back of my mind, but I was never confident enough to put myself out there. But after my dad passed from cancer few years ago, the realization that life is too short hit me and why not go for it?
How have you developed your style?
My style is still changing and developing, but I am really drawn to polished, minimalistic style. Having to style looks has really pushed to me step out of my comfort zone and to be more creative with what I have in my closet.
Who is your favorite brand/designer?
Current/Elliott, A.P.C., Isabel Marant, Celine and Alexander Wang. Even though these all over the board, they inspire me with their overall effortless chic and sense of ease.
If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
You don’t need to keep up with every trend, just dress for you and wear what makes you feel confident. We all have that outfit that makes us feel like a million bucks. Why not feel dress like that every day?
What outfit have you worn that most represents your fashion style?
A comfy pair of distressed skinny jeans, v-neck tee, trench coat and white Adidas. This combo is my go-to and depicts my love of clean basics that result in an overall sharp look.
Where are three of your favorite places to shop?
- Zara always has a great designer knockoffs at an affordable price point. Their outerwear and shoes are some of my favorite to shop.
- ASOS has a bit of everything and covers classics as well as trends.
- Madewell always has good quality, fresh pieces that I love.
How do you stay up to date with the latest fashion and beauty trends?
Street style is the aspect of fashion that I draw the most inspiration from. I love looking through Pinterest, magazines, blogs and Instagram to see how global fashionistas mix and match all sorts of styles & trends.
What are your top three tips for looking “put together” in a hurry?
My three tips for a pulled together look are 1) throw on a great jacket or outer layer 2) your favorite “go-to” pair of boots 3) lipstick
What advice would you give those other moms trying to balance it all?
I love having an ongoing project that is both a challenge and a learning process. But my number one priority is mom and wife, so I usually fulfill those duties first and use my extra time at night to blog/write/style. Keeping organized and having a blog “schedule” (or attempt to) is the most helpful tool with staying consistent.
Where do you hope blogging will take you in the future?
“Be open to whatever comes next” is the motto I have adopted for my blog. This on-going personal venture has been my creative outlet and I am dedicated to creating content that hopefully inspires others while staying true to myself. I have connected with some amazing bloggers from around the world and excited to see where it takes me!