name Kaylee Nicole
working as/studying for Selling on Etsy/getting my Associates degree
boyfriend Yes, he takes all my pictures
favorite style icon kisforkani her style is amazing!
favorite color Red
favorite Chictopian post home is for the heartless by VickyViolet
Pretty unknown interesting Chictopian, who managed to get her first picture that got enough votes to be in the style gallery on the first page. She did it more then once now, let’s meet this busy Etsy store owner: VintageDreamer.
You are new to Chictopia and your first picture in the style gallery also made first page. How did that feel and do you have any tips for newbie’s to get there? To be honest, I am still in shock. It was amazing how the votes and comments kept coming in, you all have made me beyond happy! My advice for other new users is to keep with it, I thought it was impossible to even get into the Style Gallery but you need to be patient. Commenting and voting on other pictures helps you to make friends; in return this will help you getting the votes you need. Chictopia is a super nice and friendly community; my suggestion would be to just have fun!
Why did you decide to join Chictopia? It took me forever to make an account and start posting. I got the link from the website “Modcloth” and would go there on a regular basis to admire peoples fashion sense. My boyfriend asked me one day why I didn’t make an account and start uploading myself. The desire grew and I knew I had to do it.
Joining Chictopia has been one of the best things I have done recently, I get excited to log on everyday. I read all my comments like a giddy little girl and they make my smile broader than ever!
Why do you log in every day? What I love most are all the positive interactions between the members. Some of us really need this acknowledgement. I have always had a low self-esteem, but all the amazing feedback helps boosting my mood and gets rid of the negative thoughts I have about myself. It’s the community that makes the website amazing and fun.
I agree, Chictopia is truly unique and has done so much to improve the way I see myself.
How would you describe your own signature style? I get my inspiration from Chictopia, Lookbook, vintage catalogs, books and clothing stores. “People watching” is one of my favorite hobbies when I am in a crowded public place. I take bits and pieces from a whole bunch of people and try to put them together. My style could be described as romantic, cute and girly. I love lace, soft colors, bows and cute shoes (they’re my obsession); in my opinion accessories make the outfit.
If you could use only one garment to create your style: what is the one thing you need in order to be you? It would have to be a dress. I hardly ever feel better than when I am in a dress. And they are so easy and fast! I love to try and make them to look different every time, which is not only a challenge but also a fun activity.
What are your favorite prints and why? Florals! I have been known to wear up to three different floral prints in one outfit.
My mother paints flowers for a living, so that might have affected my choice a little bit. But there is nothing better than a beautiful floral print to liven up any outfit. Florals suit my personality and my body; I would be lost without them.
You have an etsy store, how did you decide to create one? I noticed that some of the bloggers I follow had Etsy stores, I figured it would be something for me since I love Vintage and I am always on the hunt. My Etsy is still in the works, but I think it’s on the way to greatness. Being my own boss is a giant plus and besides that I love having to shop on a daily basis in order to try finding great vintage items.
If someone asked you what they should buy for their fall wardrobe, what would you suggest? I have been in love with this years fall fashion! The main item I love is the over the knee socks. They look good with dresses, skirts and shorts I want to wear them everyday!
Another trend I am into is booties! There are so many cute styles out right now and I literally want all of them.
Oversized sweaters are on my should-try list for fall. They are comfy, surprisingly chic and cute at the same time!
I also will be wearing a lot of tights this fall. My favorite ones are my off white floral lace tights from H&M I suggest everyone to buy themselves a pair of those, they are amazing.
I know exactly which ones you mean, I own them too :) Have you always been interested into fashion, how did you dress when you were younger? As a little girl my mom would dress me up in the cutest clothes! With large pearl necklaces and sun hats with flowers all over them, dresses and tights and the cutest little Mary Jane shoes ever.
I wasn’t interested into fashion until recently. I went through a dark period where I dressed like an ugly man. Things changed for me when I met my boyfriend, about two and a half years ago. My inner fashion model came out and after finding Chictopia I am completely hooked! There is nothing better than planning my outfit for tomorrow, I am not sure how I managed to live without that knowledge for so long!
What is your favorite season? I am into spring. The colors are soft and cute and as I said before I love anything floral! It’s the time when I stock up on all my clothes and when it’s most dangerous for me to enter any store because I just want it all! Something about the smell of blooming flowers and receiving more warmth of the sun inspires me.
Runner up would be fall. I love the crispness in the air, the excitement as the first leaves fall, the burnt orange-tones and all shades of brown.
You’re definitely an inspiration for me, you just started being an active member in the community and are already this successful!! I also think you’re one of those who are beautiful on the inside and out, which I totally love. I wish you all the best and thank you very much for this interview!
Thank you all for reading!!