I swear, every time I get on one of my social media sites, I always see a post from this young lady that urges me to do more work, better work. Her tips on writing, her inspirational words of wisdom and experience and her stylish ways all inspire me to keep pushing. Say hello to the lovely Katrice (pronounced Kay-triss).
Tell us your name, where you’re from and what you do.
Katrice L. Mines, living in Atlanta but originally from Sandusky, Ohio, and I’m the editor of Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine and the creator of the blog My Vicarious Life.
A) How did you know that what you’re doing is your calling?
I have always had it in my heart to write and to do the kind of writing that would encourage, educate, inspire … etc. But, it wasn’t my work in my day job, actually, that let me know that it was my calling. It was my blog. I always always say that my blog is one of the best things that ever happened to me because it gave me – ME. The more I delved into it, the more I became myself; and the more authentically me I became the more I could see what I was to offer to the world — my words.
B) With your busy schedule, how do you manage to do it all and still look fabulous?
I love the entire ideal of getting ready. I love shopping, I love choosing the day’s attire, I love a good night’s rest, I love makeup and beauty products. I take time to be sure I am always representing myself to the best of my ability. Though, I’m not a workout fanatic and I don’t scrutinize everything I eat, my wellness — from how I feel to how I look is at the top of my priorities.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as cosmopolitan meets princess. I love things that feel modern, but if there is anything within my reach that is classically elegant — I’ll choose it every time.
A) What are your favorite fashion magazines?
I love Elle and of course the fashion Bible – Vogue, and Marie Claire.
B) In what ways has the world of fashion influenced your style?
Of course, the things I take in show up in my activities and decision-making, and I actually have thought in the past that I wasn’t very influenced. But, lol, that is not the truth. I love the freshness of each new season. So, even though, I tend to keep the things I love in my wardrobe, I always want to mix in something that’s “now.”
What celebrity inspires your style and why?
I don’t really have a celebrity style icon.
If you had to give all of your clothes away, what are five things that you would keep?
Perish the thought! *wink* I’d keep my black tuxedo blazer, something fur, denim shirt, leopard ballet flats (do shoes count?) and at least one pencil dress.
What are your five favorite go to pieces from your closet?
Any blazer, cobalt blue skinny jeans, ivory silk boyfriend tank, LV speedy and tan cardigan.
What does having style mean to you?
It means being comfortable enough in your own skin that you wear what expresses who you are. I love when I’m able to look at a person across a room and get a good snippet of who they are by their style.
…love the way you look. If you don’t, stop and start over.
What advice would you give to someone trying to find their own style?
Start with being your most authentic self and explore everything. So much inspires our style that sometimes, we probably don’t even realize where inspiration could be coming from. But, the most important thing is that you love the way you look. If you don’t, stop and start over.
So glad I know this fabulous woman personally. Make sure to follow her on her social media sites.