Feature Me Friday: Kat Smith

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IMG_0229"Feature Me Friday: #YesYouGoGirl" this week is all about the beautiful and humorous fashionista, Kat Smith. We have been following her journey for a while as she makes a name for herself in this blogging industry and on social media. She is known for her humor blog, Bad At Art, and her fairly new and obsessive fashion blog, It Girl Next Door. Today, we want to shine light on her successes. We had the opportunity to chat with her and she had some great things to say.

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Hi Kat, where are you from?
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My southwestern roots definitely influence some of my fashion choices, especially when it comes to jewelry!
 
What inspired you to start the "It Girl Next Door"?
I started IT GIRL NEXT DOOR for fun and to be an honest and accessible style resource for other women. I love a good curated photograph as much as the next fashion blogger but I also want to incorporate helpful advice, wardrobe hacks and travel/nature diaries. 
 
Could you tell us more about the It Girl Next Door and any other businesses/blogs that you may have?
IT GIRL NEXT DOOR is just a baby. It's only three months old! I am viewing it as an exciting journey and I'm not quite sure where it will lead. My other blog is a humor blog called, Bad at Art. I have had that one for 2 years now and have been featured on Wordpress Freshly Pressed, Elephant Journal and MindBodyGreen. I am a writer at my bones and was recently published in print (for the first time) in SOMA Magazine.
 
What has been your biggest accomplishment on your journey so far?
Whew, that's hard to say. I think that what excites me most is the process of diving into something scary and seeing what happens. I feel, for the first time in my life, that I am doing something that I really love and I have noticed that it has made me more fearless in every aspect of my life. I never would have asked the Editor in Chief of SOMA Magazine to publish me a year ago, but my blog has given me wings. 
 
What does your ideal future hold for you?
I would love to be able to blog full time. There are so many things that I want to do with fashion and art and, right now, I am having a hard time finding enough hours to make them happen. Also, I want to go to fashion week. I have never been and it's a BIG dream :)
 
Imagine that there is at least one person reading this who is trying to be where you are (as far as starting a blog and accomplishing goals). What advice would you give them?
I used to hate it when people would tell me this, but take it from me because I have started a thousand things and not followed through. It really is all about perseverance and following through. My blog is only 3 months old and I have already had about 10 days where I found myself asking, "What am I doing this for?" "No one is even reading this" and so on. At the end of the day, the reason you should do something is because it lights your fire. Keep going and things will start happening. 
 
How can we continue to follow your journey? (Social media, email, website, etc.?)
I am actually starting a 100 day challenge on my blog (IT GIRL NEXT DOOR). I cleaned out my closet recently and have committed to not buying anything new for the next 100 days and coming up with 100 different outfits the items I already have in my closet. It should be fun! Follow along on instagram @itgirlnextdoor or on the website at www.itgirlnextdoor.com. If you have any questions for me please email me at hello@itgirlnextdoor.com
 
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Kat Smith is very inspirational and we highly suggest that you follow her on her journey and support her. We are very proud of her!
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If you or any hard working woman you know would like to be featured, send us an email at Mostlysugar.blog@gmail.com and/or hashtag #yesyougogirl #mostlysugar  
Our goal is to shine light on women of different backgrounds across the world who are blogging, starting positive movements or businesses, building brands, or just doing great things! Let's continue to uplift and empower each other.
Until next time....
plh