Hello, readers! My name is Kristen, but nearly everybody calls me KiKi (she/her). I’m a 28-year-old blogger based in Charleston, South Carolina with my sweet polydactyl kitty, Nibs. I’m the CEO and Creative Director behind Cats in My Closet, which means I create all content and manage the overall look and feel of the site and its affiliates. It’s pretty much the coolest job ever.
By day, I work for an independent book publishing company but hope to one day operate Cats in My Closet on a full-time basis in New York City. I’m also Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Monachopsis, a digital fashion magazine showcasing work created by weirdos, for weirdos, and a published fashion stylist.
Cats in My Closet centers mainly around fashion, but I pride myself on being the most honest version of myself with my readers, which means I have a tendency to overshare (#notsorry). In 2016, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, social anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, which translates to me overanalyzing everything (it’s a blast, really). I was also officially diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011. To avoid complications, I’ve been receiving injections of Depo-Provera ever since, but the pain will still rear its ugly head every now and again.
In case I haven’t made it abundantly clear, I do make money off of this blog to help offset operational costs and put food in the cat’s bowl. That said, I don’t ever want compensation to be the driving force behind the content I create for my readers. I originally started blogging in 2012 with the intention of making friends (anxious human over here, hi) and meeting contacts in the fashion industry, and that facet will never change. I often ponder the intrusive nature of capitalism in a creative platform and find myself conflicted about my place within the blogosphere, specifically with concepts like “social currency” running amok on social platforms. Regardless of the changes that occur in the industry, I intend on being true to myself and my brand, and I’m so happy to have you on this journey.
Face-to-face, I’m an outspoken sasspot that cracks a lot of bad puns and curses way too much for civilized conversation. When I’m not blogging, I can be found working on my writing in my teeny tiny home office, binge-watching a magical girl anime series, or conversing with one of the many street cats that runs rampant downtown (I’m fluent in feline, you know.)
I would describe my personal style as cat lady chic™. This style portrays a form of dress that combines elements of grandma and kitsch but also incorporates fashion-forward pieces, all of which seamlessly blend together due to the sheer volume of cat hair present on each garment. I’m also a HUGE fan of Japanese fashion, which is slowly trickling into my outfits. Colorful wigs, in particular, have become one of my wardrobe staples.
My Favorite Outfits
Outfit of the Day: HKM Pants
Outfit of the Day: Atlanta Adventures with Lindsay Thomaston
Outfit of the Day: Alexandra Anissa Lingerie at Grand Bohemian Hotel
Outfit of the Day: Ailurophile Trench Coat by Miss Patina
Outfit of the Day: That Introvert Life Featuring Lazy Oaf
I’m currently accepting paid work as a writer, brand consultant, publicist, fashion stylist, and more! Send me an email with more information.