Welcome to the second Peacockscanfly Fashionista Boss Mum interview series where I collaborate with another Mummy lifestyle blogger. This second series we meet the absolutely gorgeous mum of 1, Kayla Dene. Kayla is a lifestyle blogger, business owner, mother, and coach based in Maryland, United States. On her lifestyle blog you will see her travel journeys, life as mother, favorite outfits, how-to’s, and more. Thank for for taking part in this collaboration, Kayla.
Could you please tell us a bit about yourself
Born in Alabama, but raised in California-I grew up traveling. I loved it so much that I plan to keep it up, especially for my daughter. I want her to see the world. We currently live in Maryland which is awesome because there are so many surrounding areas making it easy to travel! It is me, her, and her daddy- our little family.
What does motherhood mean to you?
To me, motherhood means being selfless, patient, and kind. I can pray and hope for my daughter everyday, but at some point she is going to discover herself and I want to give her the freedom to do that (to an extent of course). I want her to form her own opinions, dreams, and style. Motherhood is a superpower honestly and I definitely feel like it has it stages from newborn to adulthood. There is the learning and teaching stage (newborn), disciplinary and having a lot of faith stage(teenage), to the friendship stage(adulthood).
Can you tell us about your blog, and what inspired you to start it?
I have dipped into blogging several times in the past and towards the end of my pregnancy I thought I should try it again. I figured now was the perfect time because I will be at home with my daughter and also have something to talk about!
How would you describe your own personal style?
My style varies. I love mixing it up and trying new things, but my all time favorite look is bohemian.
What’s the one fashion item you can’t do without?
Eh not sure I can only choose one. I always have to have cardigans and rings!
What are your three favorite items in your closet right now?
My long, peach cardigan is number one. Hmm for number two I will have to go with my purple, elephant yogi pants. For number three let’s go with my jean dresses (I have three hehe)!
When you can’t think of anything to wear, what’s your go-to outfit?
This really depends on the occasion. If it is casual I will go with leggings or jeans with a t-shirt. I can always dress this outfit up with jewelry, shoes, and cardigan. I also love throwing dresses on because they are so easy and comfortable to wear.
Who are your top three fashion designers in the world?
1.Dick and Meg Hayne with Free People
2. Jessica Simpson
3. Mary-Kate Olsen
Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
In my everyday life, my mom is my fashion inspiration. She really knows how to step outside the box and put an outfit together.
What are your favorite shopping brands?
I adore Urban Outfitters, Anthropology, and local boutiques.
What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
I am obsessed with layering, stacked bracelets, and stones.
Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
I believe there are no rules when it comes to fashion nor is there a gender. I can total rock ‘mens’ clothing just as much as I can rock ‘women.’
What is your favourite quote?
“Bloom where you are planted.” This means to make the most of every situation you are placed in.
Tell us a random fact about you
I kissed a dolphin in Hawaii and it was magical.
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