Quizzing the Cake staff: Katie, owner of cake | boutique

Name: Katie Hammond

How long have you worked at Cake? Since I opened the store in 2008.

Who is your style icon? My mom. Our style isn’t super similar but she always looks put together and chic. Through example she taught me that great style doesn’t have to be overdone or over the top.

What is your favorite season for buying clothes? As much as I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful spring pieces right now, I am a jeans and sweater kinda girl (why else would I live in Park City?!) so FALL is definitely my favorite time of year to be shopping.

What are a few of your favorite brands? I love every brand that Cake carries- obviously, otherwise we wouldn’t be stocking that brand!- but my personal closet ends up with a lot of Vince and rag&bone pieces.

What item is your “must have” for this season & how would you style it? I’m pregnant with our second baby so dressing for this spring is a little different than usual! I LOVE the rag&bone Chester dress, pictured below, and although it is perfect for my growing bump now, I’d wear it even if I wasn't pregnant. Because it’s a print and because it’s so slouchy, I prefer to keep the rest of the outfit simple: booties, chunky bracelet and a great bag is really all that I need. Sometimes I’ll add a black blazer to the outfit if I’m cold or I need to structure the dress up a bit!

When you aren’t in the store what can you be found doing? If I’m not in the store, I’m hanging with my son (who is 2-going-on-12), my husband and our crazy cats. On the rare occasions that I’m not in mommy or work mode, I love traveling, skiing and snowboarding and going out to eat. I’m also a huge reader so I make sure that my iPad is always stocked with books.