Hello!  I’m Kate Dunphy…

I live on Long Island, New York with my husband, Brian and our four children.  As a graduate of Saint Anselm College and later, upon receiving an AAS in fashion marketing from Parsons School of Design, I began my professional career as a merchandising manager for the original Filene’s Basement in Boston, an assistant buyer for both Rothman’s NY and  Calypso, St. Barth and lastly as a visual merchandiser for LeSportsac.  After eleven years working in the corporate world and following the birth of our third child, I decided to take an extended hiatus from the fashion industry.  I created Taffeta & Tulips in April 2013 as a way to document the things that captivate me…fashion, food, beauty, decor and travel.  My hope is to inspire and elevate your every day through timeless and affordable fashion choices, healthy and easy recipes, safe beauty products, and creative and simple ways to improve your living space.  In addition, I am a consultant for Beautycounter, an innovative company whose mission is to educate women about the personal care products they use and get safe, effective beauty products into the hands of everyone.  Thank you for stopping by!  I read each and every comment and truly appreciate all your feedback!