Stylish Thoughts – Colour Me Happy – Maria Killam


Maria Killam

Today Canadian Interior Designer and blogger Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy shares her Stylish Thoughts.  Maria lives in North Vancouver, BC and loves colour (which is why I love her blog!).

What is the secret to great style?

A great haircut! And knowing when you are wearing enough, makeup, accessories, etc.

Shopping for boots

What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on?

A statement bag or boots.


What is the one thing you wouldn’t spend a lot of money on?

Summer clothes. I spend more on fall and winter. Just last year I would have said underwear but I have recently discovered Calvin Klein underwear and now that’s all I wear. It’s about comfort, you really do get what you pay for!


Add a scarf for colour


What are your top tips for looking stylish when travelling?

Scarves! Great for keeping you warm and more polished. (from Nordstrom)

What’s the secret to looking polished?

I think a great jacket is essential for a pulled together look.


J Crew Coat

I recently bought this coat from J.Crew and am obsessed with it!


What is your current obsession?

Trying to find shoes to match the tan leather jacket my Stylist (Angie – from You Look Fab) recently picked out for me at Nordstrom.

Who inspires you?

My mom who loves colour!

What’s not worth the money?

Acrylic sweaters. They barely last 5 minutes before they are totally pilled.

What’s your secret to making yourself stand out?

Always wearing colour!

The one piece of advice most women need but don’t get?

I think women should dress age appropriate. And that’s easier said than done as I’m sure I’ve made my share of mistakes in this department!

What’s the best piece of style wisdom you’ve ever received?

Cut the fringe off my scarves!

What is your favourite current trend?

Colourful skinny jeans

What’s your favourite short cut to style?

A great hat, covers the very worst of bad hair days.

What’s the worst current trend?

Really high platform shoes. I just do not get it.

How would you describe your personal style?

My look is upscale casual because I can show up in any appointment wearing designer jeans so it’s about everything else that goes with them.



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