I’m Katherine, and welcome to my blog Katherine in Manhattan! I created this blog in July 2015 to share my style stories in the beautiful city of New York. What started off as sharing #OOTD’s on Instagram, turned into a mini business that I love to watch grow every day. My hope is that Katherine in Manhattan will be a creative outlet for me, and a source of inspiration for you!
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but these days you can find me in upper Manhattan. I moved to the city in 2013 to pursue my dream of attending the Fashion Institute of Technology and have a career in the fashion industry.
Today, I’m an FIT grad, working for a luxury shoe designer on Fifth Avenue and running Katherine in Manhattan on the side. I’ve always heard part-time bloggers called “9 to 5 and 5 to 9-ers”, meaning that we go from our “real” job during the day to working on the blog at night. So basically, we get no sleep! It’s all SO worth it, though. I have a wonderful family and circle of friends that make the best squad of cheerleaders I could ever have behind me.
MY PERSONAL STYLE
I moved to New York thinking that I had to look and act fabulous 24/7. To me, that meant wearing heels to class and never, ever having a “lazy day”. But the longer I lived here, the more I realized that was the most unrealistic thought I’ve ever had. Because heels are not the most practical shoe of choice in NYC, and my favorite day is a “ripped jeans and a t-shirt” kind of day.
After realizing this, I found my personal style. Because why can’t a girl be fabulous in sneakers and a moto jacket? She can! If I could describe my personal style in a few short words, it would be “downtown-chic” mixed with a little feminine edge.
Project Manager: Brittany Johnston
Brand Coordinator: Eric O’Brien