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Love and Ace
Meet the not-so-average style blogger
Kat Chang, the L.A.-turned-Boston local behind Love and Ace, calls her blog a “semi-personal fashion blog,” for its mix of personal outfits and exclusive interviews with local, up-and-coming artists and designers. Unlike most mainstream bloggers, she highlights her own inspirations, giving readers a glimpse into the lives of real people who are pursuing their passions. She also shares her own style - feminine with an edgy twist - and teaches her followers how to wear high-end pieces with affordable basics.
With a background in public relations, Kat’s blogging “hobby” may very well segue into an editorial career, one of her ultimate goals for the future. For more on the blogger’s inspirations and personal style, read our chat with her below.
Kat of Love and Ace in an all-white ensemble.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I started my blog two years ago. I was working at an e-commerce company and part of my job was interviewing indie designers for the email newsletter. From that, I was inspired to start a blog that revolved around sharing the stories of these up-and-coming designers. After some brainstorming, I added outfit posts into the mix. That’s why I call my blog a “semi-personal” fashion blog - a mix of my own personal style and interviews with designers.
Who or what influences your style?
So cliché but definitely my mom - her style is classic and timeless and I still go to her for advice on how to style certain pieces! I also get a lot of inspiration from reading magazines and other fashion blogs!
Kat hanging out in her new Boston apartment.
What’s your daily blogging routine?
Since blogging is more of a hobby for me, I don’t stick to much of a routine. However I’m definitely always on Instagram - it’s such a fun community and I’m always on the lookout for new designers to feature.
What’s the greatest advice you’ve ever been given?
The greatest blogging advice I’ve ever been given is to interact with the blogging/fashion community! It’s important to support other bloggers.
What are your go-to brands?
Amber Kekich-Purling, the designer of L.A. based AGAIN, has such an eye for texture and shapes. I’m also a huge fan of Odylyne, another L.A. brand that has the most gorgeous dreamy dresses. I recently interviewed the designer of a Portland based bag company called Primecut - and I’m looking to add one of her gorgeous cowhide bags into my collection!
What 3 things are on your wish list this season?
What trend would you never try?
I’ve been seeing a lot of over the knee boots and I absolutely love the way they look on other people but I know it won’t be a good look on me - I’m too short for it!
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
I recently moved to Boston from L.A. (such a change!) and I’m excited about the new and different opportunities that my new city has to offer… so stay tuned!
What are your long-term goals for your blog?
I’d love to be able to use this blogging experience as a stepping stone for an opportunity in the editorial world!
Do you have any tips for aspiring bloggers?
The most important thing about blogging is making sure to update your blog regularly so your readers will keep coming back.