Hi, there! I’m Kelly, a midwest girl with east coast dreams. I’m a designer by day and a blogger by night, and a little bit of a baker in between! A Thing of Beauty was started in 2011 and grown to become a top source of beauty, fashion and lifestyle inspiration. In one sentence, my style is preppy hipster with a hint of vintage flair – I’m the girl who loves J.Crew and Sperry’s just as much as I love old Hollywood and indie music. So you’ll find a little bit of everything on this blog, but that’s never a bad thing! Thanks for visiting and I hope you stick around and join the family.


If you’re a brand new reader, welcome!

So glad you stumbled upon my blog! There’s some seriously awesome content and I’m so proud to share my stories, photos and experiences with you. If you need a place to start, here’s some of my personally favorite posts to date –


My Navy Blue Bedroom Reveal

OOTD: The JCrew Downtown Field Jacket

 10 Spring Date Ideas on a Budget


If you’re from a brand, nice to meet you!

I love partnering with brands, the support brands have given A Thing of Beauty and myself over the years is one of the things that keeps us going. Every client is special and I work one on one to ensure that any partnership or sponsorship is just what you want. Interested in hearing more? Drop me a line at