About KC

Meet the founder

Hi! I'm Kimberly Chwalek, a 25-year-old based in Denver, CO.

I grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from UC Berkeley, and spent a few years working as a Content Marketing Manager before taking up lifestyle blogging full-time in Denver. It's been a wild ride since then and I've loved every minute of it.

While Kim Collective started out as a passion project back in my college days, it's grown to be a full-time business. I love writing about my day-to-day life, and the sustainable beauty brands, ethical fashion brands, food and home inspiration, faith-based articles, wellness tips, and dreamy travel destinations I'm eyeing.

After starting KC, I've connected with women across the country, some of who now regularly contribute to the blog. Today, I have a team of over 15 female contributors, who are passionate about our goal to inspire women to embrace mindful, ethical, and sustainable choices in their daily lives. If you're interested in contributing, please get in touch with me!

Ultimately, my goal is to inspire others to live life with a lighter footprint, find ways to give back to their community, and have plenty of fun along the way. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a familiar face, I'm truly grateful for your support. You make this community possible!

For all the latest posts, please visit the blog. Also, keep an eye out for our Book Club coming Spring 2024. 

Favorite Quote

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." ––Norman Vincent Peale

About me

Kim Chwalek

Born in Los Angeles, CA, based in Denver, Co.

Hi, I’m Kim Chwalek — Denver based blogger, author, and content creator with a passion for sustainable living. My blog is where I share my zeal for beauty, faith, food & home, style, travel, and well-being, all with the goal of helping my readers cultivate happier, healthier lives. Thanks for stopping by!

Loves: Cappuccinos, young adult fiction, spontaneous trips, AND skiing

Stop and smell the roses

Small Things to Try to Commit to Daily


Read at least one hour per day. The positive benefits get bigger and better every day when you make learning a habit!


Take at least 30 minutes to enjoy each meal. Don't rush your way through.


Unplug! Get offline as much as you can. Go on a bike ride, a walk, or a jog. Find excuses to get outdoors.


Nurture your artistic side. We're all kids at heart. Are you having enough fun?

All About

Art, nature walks, campfire talks, serendipitous encounters, sustainable fashion, and sharing stories.

Not About

Artificial plants, fast fashion, hustle culture, skimping on quality, and shallow conversations.

Agree?  Read the blog →

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The Book Club

Next year, we're staring a Book Club! Stay tuned for updates on when we launch and what we'll be reading.

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