Hi, I’m Kitty (yep, real name). I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband, Joel, and our cat, June. At the moment, I’m an aspiring minimalist. In my opinion real change doesn’t happen overnight. I want to evolve into minimalism, which to me is learning to identify the essentials and eliminate the rest. My goal this year is to live a more conscious, sustainable life full of life, not stuff. To start, I created my first capsule wardrobe this spring – baby steps.
Aside from my minimalism journey, I’ll be sharing my travels, capsule wardrobe, vegan lifestyle, green beauty favorites (I’m crazy passionate about skincare!) and our home renovation process! In 2015, we bought our first home – a 1950s rambler. To put it bluntly, it was ugly. I had to look past the crazy wallpaper (in every room, but one!) to see the place had really good bones and great flow to the space. We start renovating the day we closed on the house and haven’t stopped yet!
So, that’s me in a nutshell. Glad you’re here!
What camera do you use?
I use my Canon 6D for most of my photography and sit-down style videos. I have the kit lens and 50mm 1.4. Went I’m on the go vlogging I use my Canon G7X. Everything in between I used my iPhone. I also love my GoPro 4 for wide angle and action shots.
When did you go vegan?
September 2015 and I’ve never looked back! I was vegetarian for several years before going vegan.
What hair products do you use?
I really need to a video dedicated to my hair. I seriously get so many questions about it. I’ll link it here.
Where are your favorite places to find clothes?
Madewell, Levi’s, thrift store, eBay, and Abercrombie & Fitch (yes, I still shop here. lol).
Where are do you find furniture and home decor?
Craigslist, thrift store, West Elm, World Market, Target, Ikea, Home Goods, and Wayfair are some of my favorite spots. When I can’t find what I’m looking for (or it’s out of my budget) I DIY!
What are your favorite sustainable/vegan brands?
Angela Rio makes the most beautiful vegan handbags. Free People has a nice selection of stylish vegan fashion. I love TOMS shoes, they also have really cute eyewear. I’m working hard on curbing my fast fashion addiction, so I’m a sustainable fashion newbie. I’ll share what I learn with you as I go!