Hi! I'm Kelli.

I just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with my new husband [Timand our 2 cats [Roxanne and Leonard]. I miss that beautiful city by the bay every single day of the week, but am grateful to have a beautiful new home and so far I'm enjoying LA. The only problem is I had to ditch my signature oversized sweaters, but there are worse problems to have when putting down roots in a new place.

I'm currently the Managing Editor for Rue Magazine. I'm 100% obsessed with my job and feel grateful every day that I get to live my passion. Because of the nature of my work, this blog occasionally gets put on the back burner. But don't fret! I'll never fully abandon this space. I love being able to connect with people and share a more personal look into my life.

My claim to fame (JK, not famous at all) is that I once went a year without shopping. To learn more about that, you can read the blog or watch this 5 minute video. It's only slightly mortifying.

A lot of people think that the name "Leopard and Lavender" is one of those catchy, overdone blog titles that takes two words and puts an AND between them. But since I overanalyze everything... there's more to it. Leopard is wild. Lavender is not. I fully relate to both of those categories and my entire life has been about finding the balance between the two and identifying what defines me. 

Of course, I'm not always that deep. It also helps that my dad has a lavender farm in Idaho, and that our cat Leonard is a bengal. AKA a leopard. Leopard... and Lavender. 

I hope you enjoy!

[Image Credit: Dylan & Sara Photography]