About Me

Kitties + Couture

Hello! My name is Maria. I’m a twenty-something Colombian girl living in San Francisco. I’m a dreamer, geek, and a night owl. I love to laugh, thrive for big cocktail rings, and live in heels.

Ten random facts:

  1. I’m addicted to shopping. I know everyone says that…but, honestly, it’s dangerous.
  2. I love eating mango with salt. Also, keep me away from hummus and cheese bread. Yum.
  3. I can run laps in heels, but can barely make it through a day in flats.
  4. I have unworn jeans in my closet. Why? Because I’m too lazy to get them hemmed.
  5. I’m in love with my baby kitty, Bella. She has turned me into the proudest crazy cat lady.
  6. I’m a secret gamer. I have a Wii, Playstation, and Nintendo DS.
  7. In my next life, I’ll be a ghost hunter on the side. Honestly…
  8. I find it really hard to disconnect from the Internet. Problem? Probably. Do I care? Not really.
  9. I really enjoy watching people fall (as long as they don’t get hurt, of course). My poor friends.
  10. I’m a bit of a perfectionist. Nickname: Eagle Eyes.

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Kitties + Couture by Maria Morales is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. AKA, don’t steal my stuff without asking me and linking back. <3

97 comments

  1. Hey Doll, I was wondering where do you get your inspiration from? And when you shop are you mentally composing an outfit or do you just buy pieces you are attracted to and put it together later?

    1. Hi Ivette! Thanks for stopping by. I am inspired by other bloggers, images I find on Pinterest, fashion magazines, and my Colombian culture! I have to honestly say that when I shop, I do a little of both. There are times when I know an entire look I want to replicate or pull off, so that’s when I think about shopping for a specific head-to-toe outfit. However, I’m definitely an impulse shopper and always end up with pieces here and there, with no outfit in mind.

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. XO

    1. Thank you! The ring is Yves Saint Laurent and I bought it on Net-a-Porter.com. It comes in a variety of colors and is probably my favorite out of my collection! :)

  2. Um, secret gamer and ghost hunting lover too. My secret indulgence (not anymore, right?) is watching Paranormal State and Psychic Kids. I’m traveling to San Fran with my 17 y.o. daughter this June. Give us some tips on places to see, please, please? If you have time, we’d be HONORED if you would write a guest post for TooDreamy, maybe an expose on the best vintage and fashion shopping in San Fran? We’re hitting all of the tourist destinations with our cameras (Tea Garden, the wharf and waterfront, Chinatown, Golden Gate park, etc.) but only have one shopping destination at present, Belljar.
    I’ll understand if you’re too swamped to do the post but we’d love to hear back on your thoughts about SF!
    Best,
    Ivory & Bela of TooDreamy

  3. Lovely website. I really like the format of your About Me page. Humorous and informative!

    By the way, where in Colombia are you from? I just returned from living in Cartagena for some time. It was nearly impossible to leave. What a magical place. :-)

    Keep writing/posting/couturing!

    1. Thank you, Meghan! I was born in Bogota and also lived in Bucaramanga. So glad you loved Cartagena! I’m hoping to be able to back for a long vacation soon. xo

  4. Hi Maria, fantastic blog – I know its about the fashion, but i like the photos in particular. How do you take the photographs ? What kind of Camera ? What kind of photographer ?

    1. Hi there! Thanks so much for your comment! All of my pictures are taken with a Nikon D3100 using a standard 55mm lense. I’m fortunate enough to work with other fashion bloggers who are kind enough to take my pictures for me during the workday.

      1. Thankyou Maria, please compliment them on their ‘fashion eye’ for us – I think it would be good to acknowledge them somewhere if possible – For me – it’s the color and composition which are always great – as well as the subject – what an amazing idea !

  5. Maria! Mucho gusto! BLANDÓN is a contemporary women’s fashion line. The line started this past summer. We are currently designing our spring 2013 line and are selling our fall 2012 line with our show room. We came across your website as we started blogging through wordpress.com . We are new to blogging and hope to find connections with fashion bloggers such as you. The designer/co-owner of BLANDÓN is from Nicaragua. Your ‘Colombian’ background caught our attention as we reviewed blogs. We always feel a strong connection to our fellow hispanics, nuestra gente. We will be visiting your country next year for a wedding. A friend of ours is Colombian and will be having her wedding there. We are both thrilled and excited about this venture.
    We look forward to reading and following you. You have a great sense and ‘eagle’ eye for fashion. Hope you’ll follow us as we commence our journey.

    All the best!

    1. Hola! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself and BLANDON! Congrats on the recent launch of the line. You’re going to love Colombia–que envidia!

  6. Maria, i nominated your amazing blog for the sunshine award!
    i love your style and fashion sense, especially that you wear so much color!
    be sure to check out the nomination post on my blog!
    much love xxx

  7. Hi Maria…I recently came across your blog and love it. From reading your random facts about yourself you seem fabulous! This may be partially due to me relating so well to nearly all of them. Shopping is a majorly enjoyable addiction…..just so good! Can’t wait to keep up with your posts!

    Kelly { chicsaturday.com }

  8. Hi there! I am the gal that copied your fur + gingham outfit and tagged you on Instagram. Anyway, I’m curious – do you sell your old clothing on Poshmark?

    1. Hi Emily! Thanks for commenting and I LOVED that you tagged me on Instagram. It’s so fun seeing how people are inspired by my looks.

      Yes, I do sell on Poshmark (and buy!). I actually work at Poshmark, but have been totally obsessed with it before it even launched last year. You can check out (and shop) my closet here: https://poshmark.com/closet/maria

      Are you on Poshmark? x

  9. Hi I am a massive fan of yours, your style is nothing short of inspirational so much so that I made a wordpress account to actually subscribe! Now I have started my own blog you are amazing thanks so much for giving me the confidence to do this for myself also!
    Hx
    P.s. my blog is http://sugarandspiceand.wordpress.com just in case you have a minute in between running laps in your stylish heels!!

    1. You are so sweet, H! Thank you! You’re going to love blogging–just remember to keep it original and be yourself. Good luck! (and will definitely visit!)

  10. Hi Maria I just wanted to tell you that I love your style and your blog. I’m also from Colombia and is nice to see someone from my country following their dream. I just wanted to ask you for some tips about starting a blog I went to school for fashion and I have a big passion for it and I always thought about starting a blog but I’m not sure how to start.

  11. Good morning! I sent you an email a couple of days ago about using some of your pictures for my blog’s first newsletter. I will link back to your blog and mention you in the actual text. Let me know if that’s okay with you :) Love your blog! Thanks! :)

  12. I love your blog and style!!! Question The outfit your wore with the plaid shirt from Old Navy, Jeans/Faux Fur Vest/Booties/Scarf from ZARA, are the jeans from Zara skinny jeans? I love how you cuffed them!!!

    – Hillarie

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