Hi there, welcome to Layered Indulgence! I don’t know how you made your way to this little blog of mine, but I’m sure glad you’re here!

My name is Kate. I’m a twenty-something Torontonian who loves cafe-hopping, writing, and traveling the world one amazing city at a time. I’m planning-obsessed (literally can’t function without my day planner), and am a big time friends and family gal.

On this blog you’ll find blogging and social media advice, productivity and organization tips, and my thoughts on life as a full time entrepreneur.


I started Layered Indulgence about three years ago cuddled up in my bed (because where else does one start a blog?) and it has evolved from a tumblr-style inspiration board, to a fashion blog to a lifestyle blog, to today – a charming mix of lifestyle and blogging tips, for lifestyle bloggers who want to build their blog and biz, but also want a dose of life + style inspiration. Yes, you CAN have the best of both worlds!

Many bloggers will tell you you HAVE to pick a niche if you want to be successful, but I lovingly disagree. While there’s nothing wrong with having a niche (flaunt what you got!), I believe you can grow a successful lifestyle blog, blogging about what you love and not having to narrow your content to ONE specific niche. I know because I’ve done it. In the past year I’ve gone from under 1000 page views per month to over 20,000 page views per month and you can do it too (probably even in a shorter amount of time than me!). I aim to show you everything I’ve learned along the way!

I graduated from the Fashion Masters program at Ryerson University and realized my love for online journalism after interning at publications including FASHION Magazine and The Kit. It was at these places I learned how to write for the web, to navigate the world of WordPress, and that no, not every fashion internship parallels The Devil Wears Prada (although I’m sure some do).

As a full time blogger, freelance writer, and co-founder of Lipstick and Muffin Media I aim to empower women to reach their full potential, follow their dreams, and live the life they’ve always wanted.

Wondering where to start here on Layered Indulgence? Maybe one of these posts will catch your fancy:

My Favourite Blogging Resources

How to Start a Lifestyle Blog: The Ultimate Guide

How to Brand Your Blog

How I Plan to Grow My Blog

How to Theme Your Instagram

My 7 Best Photography Tips for Beginners

10 Places to Find Free & Styled Stock Photos for Bloggers

How to Land Your First Sponsored Post

How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog

How to Create a Killer Media Kit That Brands Will Love

PS. Want to join a supportive, encouraging tribe of bloggers and business owners? Hop over to my media company’s Facebook group (Lipstick and Muffin Community) to ask questions, get support and become inspired to reach your goals and dreams!

LMM Community
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18 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow! What an amazing internship! =) I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts and getting some fashion advice from you!

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm
    1. Definitely:) thank you!!

      Posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:01 am
  2. Hehe, I thought I followed you already!! Btw, I went to look at your writing and it’s seriously amazing! Hoping for the day that I could write as well as you do 😛

    – Diana

    Posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    1. Wow, thank you so much, I really appreciate it! You are so sweet 🙂

      Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  3. Hello dear! I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Fashionista award on my blog. You can find the post here: http://myclosetisfull.net/2014/07/16/liebster-award-fashionista-award/

    Don’t feel like you have to do a post, but let me know if you do! Love your blog & thought it was worthy of recognition!

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm
  4. Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm
    1. Aww thanks so much!!!

      Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  5. Hi! 🙂
    I have nominated you for the “Lovely Blogger” award. My small way of saying I love your blog. Please check out my post at your leisure.

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 2:49 am
    1. Awww thank you so much I’m so happy you like it, I will definitely make sure to check out your post 😀

      Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:57 am
      1. You are very welcome 🙂

        Posted on July 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm
  6. I’ve always been interested in the politics of fashion too and of course the intersection of art, life and fashion. Great blog, keep it up :)http://voices-in-my-head.net/

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:03 am
    1. I totally thought I replied to this so long ago, I’m so sorry! Thank you so much for such a nice comment:)

      Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:03 am
  7. Hi Kate! I’m so glad I have found your blog! I’m working on getting mine started and I’m so thankful to have found your site. There is so much helpful information and I look forward to using it as a resource in starting my own fantastic blog!

    Posted on October 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    1. Thanks for your kind words Jenna, I’m so happy I can be a source of information for you as you start your blogging journey! Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂

      Posted on October 27, 2016 at 9:42 am
  8. Can’t wait to dig deeper into this blogging lifestyle! I was excited to find your blog for helpful information to my future of blogging.

    Posted on July 19, 2017 at 11:24 pm
    1. Hey Jessie! The blogging lifestyle is the best lifestyle! Good luck with your journey and so happy to have you around 😀

      Posted on July 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm