Madewell and Joe Fresh…

Madewell Chambray Top

 

Madewell and Joe Fresh

 

Rebecca Minkoff

 

Rebecca Minkoff Tote

 

Joe Fresh Pants

{Shirt: Madewell (similar here & here) | Pants: Joe Fresh (similar here & here) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here & here)}

 

Happy Hump Day, friends!! As some of you may know I just started my new job in Santa Monica. The building where I work is full of young, creative types, (which is so fun!) and I feel like work is the perfect opportunity to wear all of my clothes that I maybe wouldn’t wear during my lazy weekends.  I got these pants a few year ago from a Canadian company called, Joe Fresh. You can also find the brand at JCPenny, and they also had a pop-up shop on Melrose in Los Angeles (which is where I picked up these gorgeous printed trousers!).

For those of you not familiar with Joe Fresh, they are sort of like a Gap or J. Crew. All of the clothes are very classic, versatile, and easy to wear…which is why I was immediately drawn to the brand.

I love this look for work. It is fun and colorful, but still work appropriate (at least at my job). I’ve never been one to wear black pants and a button-up to work… I don’t think you should have to sacrifice your own style when you’re at the office. Even if you do have a stricter dress code than I do, you should always try and find ways to inject a little bit of your style into even the most ‘corporate’ of looks. I like to add a fun pair of earrings, or a statement necklace.

How do you spice up your workwear?

xo,

Kat

Chambray and Metallic…

H&M Metallic Skirt

 

Madewell Chambray Top

 

Madewell Chambray

 

H&M Metallic Skirt

 

Steve Madden Sandals

 

 

H&M Metallic Skirt

 

Chambray & Metallic

 {Top: Madwell (similar here & here) | Skirt: H&M | Clutch: Madewell (similar here & here)| Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here, here & here) }

 Happy Tuesday everyone!!! So today I want to talk about feeling confident in your clothes. I usually feel most confident when I am in a dressing room and I can try on whatever outfit I want. Sometimes I pick out some really wacky outfits that I would never want to be caught dead in. Other times I think to myself ‘this is cute…right?’ This is how I stumbled upon this metallic skirt from H&M. In the dressing room, I thought, “Ok, I can pull this off….maybe?!” Once I got home, I had the realization that I was actually going to have to wear this piece out in public, and the thought got me a little nervous!

Obviously I ended up keeping the piece because I really do love it, but it definitely makes me feel a tad self-conscious. I’ve paired it with a cute chambray top from Madewell in order to make the overall look more casual (and in this instance, I think it totally works!).

One thing I always have to remind myself is that if I like the way something looks (and it makes me happy), then I should go ahead and wear it!! Things that tend to make me a little self conscious include: hats, crazy bright patterns, and 1970′s inspired jumpsuits (which I think are totally adorable, but I have yet to find one I love)

Are there any pieces of clothing in your closet that make you think “I hope this looks ok, can I pull this off?!”

See you tomorrow!!

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Lady in Red

Urban Outfitters Dress

 

Urban Outfitters dress

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Tarnish crossbody

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urban outfitters

{Dress: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Gap | Bag: Tarnish (similar here) | Shoes: Ecote (similar here & here) | Bracelet: BaubleBar}

Wow! So much has happened in the last couple of weeks and I am so glad to be back online! In the last couple of weeks I have moved apartments and started my new job in Santa Monica. I’m finally beginning to feel like a big girl:-) I haven’t been doing a lot of clothes shopping in the month (most of my money has been going to getting things for my new apartment), however I did pick up this really cute summer dress from Urban Outfitters. I was drawn to the easy silhouette and feminine neckline.

Just a heads up, stores are having their crazy summer sales right now…so if you’re looking to shop, try places like Zara, Topshop, and Gap. All of them have awesome sale sections, and you can usually score some really great end of the season pieces.

I’m really excited about this week’s outfits, and am so glad to be back online!!

Until tomorrow…

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Feeling Mod…

Free People Dress

 

Free People Dress

 

Free People Mini Dress

 

Tarnish Crossbody

 

Urban Outfitters Sandals

 

Anthropologie Earrings

Free People Mini Dress

 { Dress: Free People (here, here, & here) | Shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar here & here) | Bag: Tarnish (similar here) | Earrings: Anthropologie (similar here & here) | Cuff: Zara (similar here ) }

As you are probably very well aware by now, I love wearing short summer dresses, and this one is about as short as it gets…haha.  When wearing something this short, I try to stick with a flat or mid-heeled sandal. I always say that if you are going to accentuate one area of your body, you should keep the rest somewhat covered. I love the high neckline on this dress; the combination of the short hem, and neckline give the look a sort of retro vibe.

It’s been extremely hot in LA recently, but  if it weren’t for the heat, I would throw a denim jacket over this look to finish everything off.

I start my new job next week, so I hope I will be able to continue the daily posts…I’ll have to start posting work-appropriate outfits:-)

Happy Thursday!

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Little White Dress

H&M Dress

 

H&M Dress

 

Zara Tote

 

Zara Tote

 

Vince Camuto Wedge

 

 

H&M Dress

 {Dress: H&M (I’m pretty sure this is always in store, but you can find similar dresses here & here) | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: Zara (similar here & here) | Necklace: J. Crew | Bracelet: BaubleBar}

I couldn’t not post an outfit centered around the “Little White Dress”. These white/ivory lace dresses have been extremely popular over the last few seasons, and I think they are a lovely summer dress option. I particularly love the scalloped hem on this H&M dress.

…And can we talk about these shoes?? These aren’t what I would typically go for. They are bordering on the “overwhelming” side, and I tend to go for more minimalist designs on my feet, but something about these screamed “tan legs and summer holiday” to me…don’t ya think?

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Summer Maxi Dress

O'Neil Maxi Dress

 

O'Neil Maxi Dress

 

O'Neil Maxi Dress

Lovely Hunt Clutch

 

Lovely Hunt Fringe

 

Lovely Hunt

 

Urban Outfitters

 

O'Neil Maxi Dress

{Dress: O’Neil (similar here, here & here) | Bag: Lovely Hunt | Shoes: Urban Outfitters (still in stores and online, but the website isn’t working) | Earrings: Lovely Hunt}

I’m back on this super hot Monday!! I landed a new job and moved into my new apartment, so last week was hectic, to say the least! LA has been scorching the last few days, so I’ve opted for this lightweight maxi dress from O’Neil. To complete this boho-inspired look, I’ve pair it with my favorite slider sandals that I recently purchased ON SALE at Urban Outfitters.

BE WARNED: While I do love these shoes, they aren’t the most comfortable. The leather is really stiff and causes blisters….I’m still working on breaking them in.

Finally, my gorgeous embossed leather wristlet and earrings are from this awesome company called, Lovely Hunt. They make handcrafted bags, jewelry and home decor, as well as sell some really cool vintage pieces. I am beyond obsessed with this pair of earrings…I love that they make a statement, but are still really delicate, and best of all, they are super lightweight.

Until tomorrow…

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Red, White, and Blue

Gap eyelet

 

red, white, and blue OOTD

 

Chambray Top

 

Madewell Clutch

 

J. Crew Sandals

 

Anthropologie Earrings

 

Red, White, and Blue OOTD

{Top: Madewell (similar here) | Shorts: Gap (similar here) | Shoes: J. Crew | Clutch: Madewell (similar here & here) | Bracelet: BaubleBar | Earrings: Anthropologie (similar here & here) }

Summer is officially in full swing, my friends, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited!!! The above outfit would be perfect for a summer BBQ with friends. I might even use the chambray top as a layering piece and have a swimsuit top underneath.  If you haven’t heard, eyelet is all the rage this season, and these shorts from Gap are one of my favorite ways to wear the trend. They are lightweight and give the entire outfit a crisp, summery feel.

I am in the process of moving, and cannot wait to share my new apartment photos!! I’m thinking I may start posting pictures of home decor….what do you guys think??

xo,

Kat

Forth of July Inspiration!!!

Gap striped dress

 

Forth of July Inspriation

 

Gap Dress

 

J. Crew Necklace

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic

 

Shoemint 'Rae' Sandal

 

Forth of July Outfit

 

Gap Dress

{Dress: Gap (similar herehere & here) | Bag: Zara |Hat: Target (similar here & here) | Scarf: Moschino (similar here & here) | Shoes: Shoemint (similar here & here) |Necklace: J. Crew (similar here & here)}

 

Happy Friday!! This is DAY 2 of my Forth of July inspired outfits, and the beginning of “STRIPE MADNESS”. This navy and white striped dress from the Gap is such a classic, and a staple in my wardrobe. It’s super comfy and casual, but it looks like I made an effort. It’s also very versatile in that you can dress it up with heels, or chuck on your favorite flat sandals.

Another thing I love to do is change up the look of my bags by adding a fun pop of color by tying a scarf around the handle. I love this one from Moschino Cheap and Chic, and thought the red color tied everything together nicely.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be moving over the next few days and cannot wait to share pictures of my new place!

See you next week!

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Lady in Blue

Zara Dress

 

Zara Dress

 

Zara Blue Dress

 

Zara Dress

 

Zara

 

Shoemint Tegan

 

Zara Dress

{Dress: Zara (similar here & here) | Shoes: Shoemint (similar here here & here) | Clutch: H&M (similar here & here) | Bracelet: BaubleBar}

Because the 4th of July is around the corner, I thought I would start posting outfits that are inspired by the great red, white, and blue!! Get ready to see a lot of stripes, folks!!

I originally wore this stunning blue Zara dress for my birthday back in February, but I think it makes the perfect “going out” summer look. My red fingernails and white/silver sandals give this look an understated patriotic feel.

Until tomorrow friends…

xo,

Kat

Outfit of the Day: Beaded Floral Print Dress

Tropical Print Embellished Slip Dress

 

Tropical Print Embellished Slip Dress

 

Topshop Dress

 

Dalia Bucket Bag

 

 

Zara Sandals

Topshop Dress

 

{Dress: Topshop | Bag: Banana Republic | Shoes: Zara |  Earrings: Jewelmint (similar here & here)}

 

This dress from Topshop is probably one of my favorite finds in a while! I love the bright green and yellow beading against the black and white, and the open back is killer!! Topshop is currently having a HUGE SALE, so check that out, and remember if you are a student, show your school ID and get 10% off your purchase. 

I’m sure many of you have seen these sandals many times on the blog, but I also wanted to let you know they are currently on sale at Zara..woot woot!! My favorite perforated bucket bag from Banana Republic is also on sale. All of this talk about sales is making me want to go shopping:-))

See you all tomorrow!

xo,

Kat