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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Since temperatures have started to head into preferable ranges I have had a blast dressing for the new fall season.  I have always been addicted to button down shirts and mad for plaid.  My new loafer obsession has kicked into high gear and I’ll be on the lookout for a nice pair at a reasonable price (or on sale).  New booties have been found (at Marshalls for $20!!  High five!).  Boots pulled from the closet and dusted off, made for walking, have been making a debut as well.  Scarves, oh scarves…  I can’t explain how excited I get to dress for milder temperatures.  Recent wears:

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My new loves.  Extremely soft on the inside with a fur lining, just enough Western flair stitching mixed with a more modern shape, and a color that I can make go with anything.  For twenty bucks, that’s a steal.

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plaid shirt / Ross, sweater / Loft, necklace / Ebay find

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shirt / Gap, jeans / Miss Me, loafers / TJ Maxx, scarf / TJ Maxx

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shirt / Target, scarf / gifted

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shirt / H&M, jeans / Gap – thrifted, sandals / Forever 21, bag / Coach

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shirt / Loft, plaid shirt / H&M – thrifted, jeans / Gap, sandals / Forever 21, bag / Steve Madden

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shirt / Ross, skirt / gifted, sandals / TJ Maxx

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dress / TJ Maxx, scarf / gifted

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dress / Target, boots TJ Maxx, bag / Steve Madden

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shirt / Loft, plaid shirt / Target, jeans / Gap – thrifted, loafers / TJ Maxx, phone case / Kate Spade, watch / Michael Kors

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shirt / WalMart, skirt / Loft, boots / Urban Outfitters

Enjoy! xo♥ Kathryn

My Old Navy Fall Picks

A chunky knit cardigan that I could LIVE in all season long, a flannel button down that is oversized for a boyfriend fit, merlot colored pants with zippered pockets for more of an edge, a tweed vest for layered perfection, all of these plus more caught my eye.  Old Navy has so many basic tops in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures – they are one of my go-to places for basics at great prices.  Think about getting some tops that fit well for your body type and make you feel cozy and comfy to layer under scarves, cardigans, chunky knits, button downs, and vests for the upcoming chill.  Fall is all about the layers, ladies and gents.

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Old Navy Fall Picks

Enjoy your day! ♥xo Kathryn

My J Crew Factory Fall Picks

Still looking forward to fall shopping.  Here are my J Crew Factory fall picks:

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J Crew Factory Fall Picks

 

I am the type of girl that gravitates towards black, white, navy, and oatmeal colors.  I love grey t-shirts.  I could buy one from every store and want more.  They are always the softest, most versatile pieces of clothing in my opinion.  If I had to live on a deserted island I would bring an old grey t-shirt with me.  It would be one of my 3 items I’m allowed to take, as the joke goes.  Naturally, fall is my favorite season to dress for because most of my favorite colors to dress with are on spotlight.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love neon and bright pink, however, most items of clothing I own are neutral (I get it from my mother).  The items I’ve chosen are a perfect blend of comfort and style.  I think mixing a merlot pencil skirt with a casual camo tee and being able to throw a crewneck sweater over it when the night air gets a chill in it is an amazing combination.  Elastic band skirts and pants that are in style?!  An old soul’s dream.  I hope you love these pieces as much as I do.  Enjoy!  ♥xo Kathryn

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J Crew green jacket
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J.Crew denim jeans
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Long skirt
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J Crew mini skirt
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Factory skinny cord
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Suede shoes
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Loafer shoes
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J Crew flat
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Pink shawl
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Baseball cap
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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

Cool Breezes

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I saw a girl out walking her dog this afternoon during my drive home.  She was wearing one of my favorite looks.  I don’t know how she wasn’t keeled over from heat exhaustion, but that’s neither here nor there.  I am excited for cooler breezes and 70 degree temps to come around again so that boyfriend jeans and a lightweight sweater can be rocked on the regular.  When I was in LOFT I snapped a few pictures of what I thought would be a good fit and to keep ideas flowing for outfits – even year round – yes, I keep my eyes open for future seasonal pairings.  Wouldn’t these scarred boyfriend jeans look amazing with a simple heathered grey cardigan?  Especially if that cardigan had feminine jeweled embellishments?  YES!  A messy bun, a baseball cap, leather sandals, or low top converse.  Can you not see the very comfortable possibilities?  I’m in love with this easy look.  I hope that you are enjoying your summer so far, but bring on those cool breezes and fall dreams!  Haha!

I hope you’re having a great week!

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