Hey there! Welcome to my creative corner.
I’m Kylie, a style-loving, dress-obsessed, daydreamer navigating my twenties in Chicago.
I created Collectively Kylie (previously Little Looks & Big Pictures) as a curated journal of inspired styles. From everyday looks to home decor touches to what’s in my makeup bag, my goal is to share glimpses of my heart in ways that help my community find life and style inspiration and together, we can figure out how to balance it all.
Throughout Collectively Kylie, you’ll find affordable looks, everyday beauty ideas, clean and healthy lifestyle inspiration, beautiful travel destinations (with thorough itineraries of course), and tips for making each and every day, home or away, that much more special.
I believe the best ideas are passionate ones, style is the details, family is everything, home is a wonderful place, and everything happens for a reason.
Collectively, this is me.
More About Me + What You’ll Find Around Here
As a twenty-something navigating life in the city, I am conscious with my spending and love to mix high and low strategically. From outfits to beauty products, you’ll find lots of affordable finds, with well worth-it splurges mixed in between. I truly believe a good outfit can change your day and a closet that inspires you is worth investing in.
Not only can your closet make an impact on your confidence, but so can your beauty routine. I absolutely love testing skincare products. Your skin is the canvas for the rest of your beauty routine, so it is worth investing in you skin health. But don’t get me wrong, I have an equal love for the mascara and blush portion, too. To me, makeup’s sole purpose is help us feel like the best version of ourselves. My overflowing bins of makeup are a testament for how much I love play, and even more so, love to share my favorites with you.
When it comes to both beauty and lifestyle, I love finding products that are as clean as possible. I truly believe in eating healthy, buying cruelty-free, and putting pure products on your body – but I am also realistic. I know it’s not always possible to live 100% clean, while also on a budget. When it comes to lifestyle and beauty products, I try to find balance and go clean where possible.
Living in Chicago has been one of my greatest adventures. I love sharing my favorites from around what I would argue is the best city in the nation, and bringing you inside my little studio apartment. While I love trying out delicious bites or the newest cocktail bar, I also love being home. I am a homebody through and through. I love sharing home decor, cooking inspiration, and lifestyle tips from inside my lovely little space.
While Chicago living is the greatest, you’ll see me on-the-go fairly frequently. I am lucky enough to have my family, who I adore, not too far away in the suburbs and my fiancé a few hours out too. While having your fiancé in a different city might not seem the most ideal, having done distance for the past seven years of our relationship, its pretty much the norm for us. If you ever need LDR advice, I am your girl! But, we’ve found ways to make it work, and now I have a pretty little ring on my finger as a reminder that this is the home stretch.
Ilir and I got engaged in the summer of 2019 – you can read all about it here! It was the most magical day of my life. I could not be more excited to be marrying my best friend. I’ve definitely got wedding planning on the brain and am excited for a longer engagement that will give me plenty of time to plan the best day of our lives.
Lastly, you’ll see a lot about my job over here. I work in PR by day and blog my night, and love it. PR is an incredible industry and a wonderful challenge each and every day. I am the luckiest girl to be surrounded by such a great team. If you ever want to chat career goals or what PR is like, I’m all ears.
Thank you again for checking out my site and happy reading!