Welcome to Lipstick & Ink™! I’m Kelly and am so excited you’re here!
I’m based in the beautiful city of Chicago and have been an Illinois girl all of my life. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and then made the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (I-L-L anyone?!) my treasured home for four wonderful years. I received a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and started my career at a Chicago ad agency. These days, I work full-time in the advertising tech industry at Salesforce and currently live in the Roscoe Village neighborhood with my husband, Adam.
I’m fueled by black coffee, sunshine, candles, fresh flowers, a bold lip and pretty pens. I’m a collector and supporter of handwritten notes. I am honest to my core and always stand up for what I believe in. The fall season gives me life with the crisp leaves, warm apple cider and football Sundays. Anything that glitters catches my eye and I believe gold is never out of style.
On an average day, you’ll find me…
jotting down thoughts/to-do’s & writing for the blog or my upcoming book. with at least 3 lipsticks in my purse. staying on top of the weather forecast. keeping things in order and having a plan in place (hello, Type A). giving career advice or reviewing resumes for my friends. at home or running errands in athleisure. always wearing earrings. researching and planning out an itinerary for our next travel destination. only drinking coffee, wine or water.
Speaking of, I hope you’ll pour your own cup of coffee or glass of wine (or both, cuz #YOLO) and stay awhile while exploring everything that is Lipstick & Ink™.
The Idea Behind “Lipstick & Ink™”
Lipstick & Ink™ believes that every woman has the power to achieve the goals she sets for herself – she may just need that extra push of encouragement to gain her confidence. The brand stands to empower women to realize their potential, pursue their goals, and make their mark in achieving their definition of success. It’s for the woman who wants to achieve greatness in her career and her life. It’s for the woman who wants to break career stereotypes and barriers. It’s for the woman who wants to speak up and put herself first.
I believe in the power of lipstick. A woman wearing lipstick embodies self-confidence and empowerment. She’s the woman who looks at herself in the mirror and thinks, I am beautiful. She’s the woman who stands out in a crowd. She’s the woman who knows she can do anything she sets her mind to. With just a few swipes of her favorite color, she feels invigorated and ready to take on the world.
I’ve always been a firm supporter of writing letters and jotting down my thoughts and to-do’s. There’s just something special about putting a pen to paper and writing down whatever comes to mind. I encourage you to pull yourself away from your phone, open a notebook, and grab a pen and write. Write what’s on your mind, write your to-do list, or write a letter to someone you love.
Embrace some of that lipstick and ink in your life