Hi, I’m Kelly, welcome to Sparkles and Shoes! In August 2012 I founded this fashion and lifestyle blog in New York City as an outlet for any and everything I love. For example, red velvet cake is my favorite, my socks never match, I believe you can celebrate birthdays for at least a week, and I appreciate the Oxford comma. In case you want to know a little bit more me, read on.
I grew up in the New York City suburbs, surrounded by green grass and sidewalks but I longed for the concrete jungle. On my way to the city I spent four wonderful years in Washington, D.C. for college, Go Hoyas! As soon as I finished my undergrad degree I came right back to the Big Apple both moving to New York City and starting this blog in the summer of 2012. From solo trips to fashion week escapades I had the best time in New York but to further my love of travel and advancing my career I made the move in April of 2018 from Manhattan to London, England!
I spend my days working in digital advertising and my evenings spinning, blogging, and attending events. On the weekends you can find me enjoying my favorite meal, brunch, with my ideal order of coffee, a mimosa, and some variation of Eggs Benedict. When the sun goes down I love checking out new restaurants with friends, going on the occasional date, and love all food as long as it is not spicy. Pinot Grigio is my drink of choice, Sancerre if we are going to get fancy.
I love hearing from readers so comment away, find me to on social media, or you reach out via email to email [email protected]. Until then I will leave you with a bit of fashion advice from one of my style icons, Courtney Kerr:
“Wear what you like, when you like, how you like…
and be so fabulous that you don’t have time to follow the rules.”