Blogger Spotlight: O My Heart!'s Kate McLean

Monday, April 9, 2012

One of my favorite blogs is O My Heart! by Kate McLean. She has such a classic point of view, but always with a fresh twist. Her outfit posts are a constant inspiration for my style, but my favorite part about her blog that she features a different song every week! Here is my interview with the charming girl that will soon be influencing your wardrobe and your iPod: 
Age: 30
Hometown: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Date Started Blogging: March 2010

Why did you initially decide to start a blog? 

I decided to start a blog because I had been reading them for a couple of years and thought it looked like so much FUN! I felt like I was missing out on something, but was so nervous & shy to start one. I didn't tell anyone about it at first, but gradually grew more comfortable with it, and now obviously it's very out in the open!

How would you describe your style? 

I would describe my style as classic, fairly simple and very feminine, with a little bit of prep thrown in here & there!

What is the story behind your blog's title? 
My blog's title, O My Heart!, actually comes from the name of an album by Canadian indie band 'Mother Mother' - I always liked the sound of it, as if your heart was going to explode with excitement!

Who are your favorite designers? 
In a dream world, my closet would be filled with mostly Tibi, Rebecca Minkoff and more recently Shoshanna! Also a big fan of Michael Kors in terms of watches & bags!

Who inspires your wardrobe and why? 

My wardrobe is largely inspired by what I see online, through other bloggers and things like pinterest! The internet is a constant source of fashion inspiration! In terms of specific people, Olivia Palermo is one of my favorites!

What do you do when you're not blogging? 

Life outside of blogging consists of a full time day job, as well as making jewelry for my etsy shop! The rest of my life is pretty quiet - spending time with the fella, dinners with friends, going to see bands, and the occasional living room dance party!

What are your personal favorite blogs? Why?
My favorite blogs are Atlantic-Pacific, Brooklyn Blonde and This Time Tomorrow! Their outfits are always stunning and so inspirational, and they're all incredibly sweet girls on top of that!

What type of camera do you use? 

I use a Canon Rebel T1i.

How do you capture your outfits each day? 
I honestly take most of my photos on weekends - as we get later into the spring & summer it gets a little easier to get photos through the week, but I generally just take photos on weekends. If I've worn an outfit I really like through the week that I didn't have time to photograph, I have to admit I dress back up in it on the weekend to take photos! 

Where are your favorite places to shop? 
"In person" shopping is seriously lacking where I live, so I do most of my shopping at H&M, Envy, Joe Fresh and Winners, as well as a boutique an hour away called Je Suis Prest. I also do a lot of my shopping online, and can often be found perusing Shopbop and ASOS! When I'm in a city that has one, I also love shopping at Zara!

Are there any trends you are particularly inspired by this season? 

I'm completely obsessed with black and white stripes and hints of neon! I find myself wearing it every chance I get lately! Also a huge fan of all things nautical!
What trend from the past would you like to make a comeback? Oh gosh, I can hardly think of any that haven't already come back!

What clothing item would you say is timeless? 

A classic trench coat! A total staple!

What beauty product can you not live without? 
I think it's a tie between blush & nail polish! No specific brands or colors, but in general, you'll rarely catch me leaving the house without blush & freshly painted nails!

Today is your last day on earth. What are you wearing? 
It would really depend on how I was spending my last day on earth, but I would say likely a party dress of some sort. I'm picturing something super pretty, feminine & voluminous!

Want even more O My Heart!? 
Check out these links: Twitter, Bloglovin, Pinterest

xo SideSmile,


  1. All you're photos are wonderful and I love the outfits. I'm following you now, please follow back.

    Love, Shoua

  2. What a great interview and I really like her style too, just followed her and checked out her amazing blog. It was fun reading about her style and why she decided to start her blog too

    Thanks for sharing and your sweet comment


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  4. Thanks so much for the amazing feature, lady! You're the best! xo.


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