brazen

bra·zen | adjective

bold and without shame.

Hey girl hey! My name is Melissa Kilner (middle name Mae). My short story? I’m a photographer, mom of 3 (with two pups), and I’m on a quest to help men and women everywhere feel confident, brazen, and empowered in their own skin. Want the long version (including all of my deepest darkest secrets)?

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    I fully believe that everyone should have at least one “signature” outfit. An ensemble that you put on and every fiber of your being feels like your best self. It doesn’t have to be complicated- it can be a great pair of jeans and a T-shirt if that’s what really makes you feel amazing. […]

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  I’ve sat and stared at my computer off and on for weeks. The cursor just blinks at me, and my fingers sit there, frozen. If there is anything I’ve learned from my love of writing, it’s that the words only come when there is truth and authenticity behind them. Frankly, all the words that […]

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Last month I had the INSANE honor of writing an article for my local gym that was published in magazines in Gig Harbor, Coeur d’Alene & Sandpointe Idaho. I was given the freedom to write anything  I wanted, and this was what was on my heart… It’s that time of year again. The time when […]

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  I’m not going to lie, my love language is gifts. To me, there is nothing better than a thoughtful personal gift that shows someone how well you know them. On the flip side, there is nothing worse than a random gift that makes you think W.T.F. My thought process while choosing these gifts was […]

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I’ll never forget it, the moment that I knew that Brazen Mae was in my blood. It hit me like a ton of bricks, and every second since then there has been a fire within me to get it out into the world. Because for me, this isn’t some frivolous fashion blog. This is  a […]

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Alright you guys, ish is about to get REAL. Like, really real. I’ve been debating hopping on the keto bandwagon for the past six months, but truth be told, I was scared. But since it’s 2018, and I’m a better version of myself this year (you can read all about that here), I jumped in. […]

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Happy Monday my friends!! How in the heck are you? I’m so happy to be back to regular scheduled programming. I love the holidays so much, but I am a creature of habit and routine. And let me tell you, with all the fun I had last month, there is NO way in heck I […]

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Last year, I changed how I wrote out my new year’s resolutions. Instead of merely writing down a laundry list of goals that would soon overwhelm me, I wrote down how I wanted to feel. For example, in 2017 I wanted to feel adventurous. So as the year went on, I continued to check in […]

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I love me a good celebration. Any excuse to dress up, meet new people, start a dance party or two? Sign. Me. Up. Lucky for me, I have fabulous friends who are incredible kick-ass hosts and have taught me a thing or two over the years. Before I knew better, I thought being a good […]

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This is my ultimate “I feel bloated, and I want to be warm, but still feel chic” outfit. I love it because I can run around town for errands or meet friends for lunch and feel pulled together but super comfortable. I love combining complementary patterns (plaids + stripes are an easy way to do […]

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