Baby It’s Cold Outside

Sweater season is in full effect.  Layers, scarves, boots, puffy vests, oh my.  Have you been having fun dressing for cooler temps, too?

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sweater LOFT (thrifted) / jeans Gap / flats Target / clutch Coach

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shirt Forever21 / dress Target / necklace Ebay find / watch Michael Kors / cup Anthropologie / phone case Kate Spade

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sweater LOFT / vest LL Bean / scarf Juicy Couture (TJ Maxx) / jeans Miss Me / flats Target

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cardigan Forever21 / scarf Forever21 / dress Calvin Klein / boots Etienne Agner (TJ Maxx) / bag Steve Madden

 

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scarf Target / vest LL Bean / jeans 7 For Mankind / boots LL Bean / bag Coach

Stay warm y’all!  Happy dressing!
-SMK xo♥

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Accessories make it possible to change one outfit into ten.  Scarves, vests, necklaces, layering pieces, and different styles of footwear make it all possible to morph one dress into multiple outfits.  This is why I LOVE dressing during the colder months.  Is it possible to wear scarves too often?…because I think I’m an addict.

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dress TJ Maxx / boots Etienne Aigner (TJ Maxx) / scarf Juicy Couture (TJ Maxx) / watch Michael Kors

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sweater Target / lip pencil NYX Cosmetics / nail polish CoverGirl

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top Target / jeans Gap (thrifted) / sandals Nine West (TJ Maxx) / bag Steve Madden

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scarf Forever21 / sweater Target / leggings Lucky Brand (Marshalls) / ankle boots Bamboo (Marshalls) / bag Steve Madden

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scarf Target / top Gap / jeans Gap (thrifted) / flats Target

Hope you’re having a great weekend! Enjoy! ♥xo Kathryn

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We are entering that weird stage of weather when there is a chill in the morning and in the mid-90s by the time you leave work.  Speaking of work, the climate resembles that of a meat locker in the office building I work at so I’ve been enjoying inside sweater weather, but sweating after walking out the door at 5pm into a wall of humidity (stripping down to the bare minimum in the car much?).  There has to be a happy medium somewhere, and I’m bound & determined to find it at some point!  Here are some of my recent outfits:  (you can tell which days I’m going to work and which days I’m outside on the weekend LOL)

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top / dolman sleeve sweater from Target, bottoms / Miss Me denim, sandals / Target, bag / Steve Madden

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top & dress / Forever 21, bracelet / Shop Crystal Faye online store

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top / Target, bottoms / Jessica Simpson jeggings from TJ Maxx, shoes / Jessica Simpson wedges, thrifted

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necklace / Ebay, top / Gap, bottoms / Old Navy, sandals / Target

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scarf / Target, top / Gap, bottoms / Forever 21 high waist shorts, sandals / Target

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dress / Old Navy

I honestly dislike this “in between” weather, I wish I could just dress for summer or just dress for fall, however, until October I probably will not get my wish.  I’ll have to make the best of both worlds until then.  Layers, layers, layers!

I hope you’re enjoying your day!

♥xo Kathryn

Loafer Love ♥

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Have you noticed that loafers have become extreme?  Some of the designs are a little too far out there for me, but there are so many that I wouldn’t mind (aka love) showing off and wearing around.  Besides the level of comfort they provide, they have become quite fashionable, proving they can be the best of both worlds instead of just your Uncle Benny’s favorite house attire.  I have gathered an assortment from an array of vendors and prices, ranging from bold & daring to simply stated.

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Chiara Ferragni loafer
luisaviaroma.com

Chiara Ferragni white shoes
luisaviaroma.com

Blue Bird blue shoes
luisaviaroma.com

Ravel loafers flat
$71 – asos.com

Kenzo orange shoes
$160 – jades24.com

Pull&Bear flat shoes
$10 – pullandbear.com

J Crew loafer
net-a-porter.com

H&M loafer shoes
$17 – hm.com

I have two pairs of loafers that I scored from TJ Maxx at great prices that I am smitten with.  I feel as if I can pair them with multiple outfits and throw them on as easily as I can shuck them off.  I believe the collection should grow with a statement pair, right?

The pair in the picture above: Dolce Vita priced under $30, and the pair below with a casual look I wore earlier this week:  Report for under $20.

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Enjoy!

♥xo Kathryn

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The summer is my favorite time of the year for dressing.  I always catch myself saying during the colder months, “I can’t wait until I can throw on a sundress and sandals and be ready.”  It is the absolute truth, you hear me?  I love the fall more than anything in the whole wide world, but having to put on ten layers gets a girl down sometimes.  You can bet I’m certainly enjoying this season of “throw on & go” attire, but I’m trying to switch things up and make it as interesting as possible.

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top Forever 21 thrifted / skirt Ann Taylor LOFT / cardigan Target / loafers TJ Maxx

This skirt is one of my all time faves!  I got it for $6 at LOFT and I wear it spring through fall.  It looks adorable with a plaid button down shirt, statement necklace, and knee high cognac colored riding boots just as good as it looks with sandals and a bright tank in the summer.  Always think ‘versatility’ when making purchases!

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sweater The Limited / dress Old Navy / sandals American Eagle / necklace Ebay find

I got bored with putting on a cardigan to keep myself warm at the office so I jazzed things up with a lightweight sweater over my dress to simulate a sweater and skirt effect.  It worked!  I tricked a few people, mu ah ha ha!

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top Target / jeans Zara thrifted / sandals Target / necklace Ebay find

Another one of my favorite things about the summer is being able to put on a pair of jeans, sandals, and cute top with 1 accessory, such as a statement necklace or summer scarf, and look perfectly put together with such ease.  I don’t like jeans as much as dresses (I mean who doesn’t like to twirl?), but I do try my best to get some good use out of my denim and go casual some days with that easy look.  Not looking easy… you know what I meant!

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top Ralph Lauren / shorts H&M / sandals Target / bag Steve Madden

Aren’t these shorts adorable?!?!  My friend Amanda and I have matching shorts from a shopping trip.  Sometimes we like twinning.  These shorts are lightweight, soft, and can easily pair with basic tops of all structures (tank, tee, button down, etc).  They would even look adorable with a pair of pink or red converse!  Again, versatility!

 

 

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top Gap / jeans Miss Me / sandals Target / scarf gifted

Here again I am trying to pull off that easy breezy summer look, this time with a lightweight scarf.  The entire look is comfortable and cute while being casual, yet put together.  Great for a “casual Friday” outfit, perhaps with ballet flats for offices that don’t allow sandals.

Hope you got some ideas for mixing up your own closet.  Enjoy!  See you next time!

♥xo Kathryn

Playing Dress Up

I’m a girl who loves to shop.  There are days that I look at my full closet and say, “I have nothing to wear” just like most other lovely ladies.  It usually has more to do with my mood than the availability of clothes, but I usually  have a small twinge of guilt after saying it because I do have an abundance of clothing, which I am blessed to have.  I LOVE to shop sales and thrift stores and see what I can get for the lowest cost, and I will continue to add pieces into my closet in that same fashion, but I am trying to use everything that I already have and mix it up to keep myself interested in the existing.  Therefore most of my items aren’t available for purchase still but I do love seeing other outfits on Pinterest and blogs so that I can get inspiration and ideas to influence my creativity for my own wardrobe.  That’s the idea here.  It’s my virtual closet so that I can do the same for others and help myself remember in future days.  I hope you enjoy!

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top Ann Taylor Loft / skirt Thrifted / sandals Target / necklace Ebay

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dress Calvin Klein from Ross / clutch Coach

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earrings Target / top Gap / skirt Ann Taylor Loft / sandals Target / bag Steve Madden

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top Old Navy / skirt Gifted / sandals Target / bag Steve Madden

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dress purchased at Ross / sandals Target / ring Ebay

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dress Gifted / belt Ebay / sandals Banana Republic

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top Old Navy / skirt J Crew Factory / sandals American Eagle