Welcome to Blondes & Bagels, a San Francisco based life & style blog by Kelsey O’Brien. Founded in 2015 as Kelsey’s way to stay creative while living the corporate life, Blondes & Bagels is her place to share her knowledge of style, beauty, and world travels. Blondes & Bagels (an ode to Kelsey’s blonde hair and intense love of carbs) has grown into an amazing engaged community, connecting passionate women around the world in this one corner of the internet.
My name is Kelsey and I’m the founder & creative director (aka Head Blonde in Charge) here at Blondes & Bagels. I’m a pint-sized blonde living it up in San Francisco with my super supportive boyfriend and adorable tuxedo kitty.
I went away to college at the ripe age of 17 thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life – writing. Off to Santa Barbara I went and quickly realized I was too young to pretend I had actual plans for my life and needed a moment to regroup. I moved back home and spent a year and a half soul searching for my passion. I had always loved styling, makeup, art, music, and all things aesthetically pleasing. I decided to head off to San Francisco to study Apparel Merchandising & Design.
San Francisco has gone from my college town to my post grad home. But while living the corporate life I decided one random Saturday afternoon to start a free WordPress account.
The rest is history.
Within a few short weeks I realized it wasn’t just my mom reading my posts anymore – I had stumbled onto something awesome. Blondes & Bagels has become my way to share my life with not just friends & family, but with readers all over the world. I love writing posts that both help and inspire – and I’m so thankful you’ve come on my journey with me!
Feel free to reach out to me here or on any of my social media channels! I’d love to chat!