Featured Fashion Blog: KATNP
Hi there! My name is Ashlei and I’m the author of the blog Kinks are the New Pink. I’m here today to introduce myself to you all as I’ll be working with Robin here and there on Style by Bravura!
I have to admit, I’m not the best at introductions as I never really know what to say. It’s like when you’re at an interview and the first question your potential new employer asks is ‘Tell me about yourself’. I always have the urge to ask back, ‘Well, what exactly would you like to know? Cause I can start rambling and we could be here for hours’. So in effort to keep me from rambling, I asked myself what would I like you to know about me?
Well for starters, though I currently call Chicago home, I’m originally from Everywhere, USA – read: I’m a military brat and have lived in seven different states throughout my childhood and could consider each of those places my home. Growing up as a military child has also made me a huge travel bug and has resulted in many trips abroad and to various corners of the United States (which I frequently share on the blog!). Since I can remember I had been relaxing my hair until about 2.5 years ago when I decided to go au-natural and, coincidentally, blog about it! It’s been quite the journey and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. When not blogging, life in Chicago mostly consists of work at a fashion start-up, hanging with the boyfriend and two kittens at home, or exploring the city’s restaurant and shopping scene.
Now for something that’s easy for me to talk about – my blog! Kinks are the New Pink is a personal style + natural hair blog that originally started as a way for me to chronicle my daily life as I transitioned from relaxed to natural hair. Referring to something as “the new pink” in pop culture usually means that something is fresh and original, and going natural (or “getting kinky”as I like to say) was definitely something fresh and original in my life. As the blog evolved, I began sharing my daily outfits in conjunction with my hair posts combining two of my favorite topics fashion/style + natural hair! Today you can find a variety of topics including my personal style, natural hair, style tips and inspirations.
On KATNP, I believe it’s important to infuse color into every aspect of life. A perfect closet consists of a chic mix of high + low items, you don’t need designer duds to feel glamorous, and there really is no such thing as too many shoes. Most of all, I believe in dancing to your own beat and finding inspiration in every day life. My ultimate goal is for KATNP to become a place for inspiration and encouragement for my readers to be naturally + stylishly confident in who they are and what they represent. Or as I always see it, embracing a naturally-chic life.
And that’s about it! Thanks again to Robin for featuring me and I hope to see some of you over on Kinks are the new Pink!
Thanks for reading! Stay awesome!