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

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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

Thriftin’

Recent finds at a thrift store in Richmond called The Clothes Rack located on Cary Street.  I’d say if you’re in the mood to meander and not in any sort of hurry, take advantage of that mood and go thrift or consignment store shopping!  Use that slow speed to your favor and take the time to look at everything.  I had no idea the shop I went into had such an assortment of books until I took the time to wander around the store and look at everything they had to offer.  It paid off well.  My total came out under $9.00.  I got five books, four side dish plates, and a bud vase.  You do the math.  Your calculations should lead you to =Cheap.  Never know what you’ll find if you don’t look!

I’ve already started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I was so excited to find it, and only for $1!!  The Lauren Conrad books were also a steal and they’ll be dandy for some light “girly” reading when I’m ready to take a break from the usual crime/murder genre I usually read from.  The side dishes are gold rimmed and the blue and white bud vase already stole a place in my heart and has made me quite happy.  I was very happy with my small haul of goodies.  I hope you have a great weekend!

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Goings On

This past week has been a blur.  Busy would be an understatement.  I’ve taken time to get out and try a few new places (which you’ll see here this week!), spend some time with friends, and even went on a little shopping trip for myself.  I am really enjoying spring here in Richmond, VA.  The weather has had it’s ups and downs, but most of the weekends recently have been gorgeous!  I am trying to take full advantage!

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Capital Coffee & Desserts is a great place to grab a coffee and a treat.  This little delight is their chocolate, caramel tart.  I’m telling you, it is worth every. single. calorie.

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This week I tried Yoplait’s new smoothie mixes.  I tried the chocolate strawberry and the chocolate banana.  I have to say the banana was my favorite, but I believe that was because I made it creamier than the first try with the strawberry.  All you have to do is pull the bag from the freezer, rip it open, pour in the contents, add some milk (I used 2% regular ol’ cow’s milk, however soy or almond would be great with it!), and blend!  It was very easy.  I would also venture to say that adding some alcohol would also be a plus if you want to use it for that reason.  Verdict:  I’ll definitely purchase again so that I can have a bag in my freezer for an occasional treat!

(Glass and paper straw from Target)

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I ran to the local liquor store for shenanigans with a friend because I heard Van Gogh Espresso was on clearance.  I got it for $10 off a bottle.  That’s only $12.50 a bottle after sale!!  For this brand and type of liquor that is a great deal so I grabbed the last 2 bottles they had.  I originally tried this when my Uncle Chris brought some home with him so that we could try a dab in our coffee.  He calls it adding some “love” to his cup of joe.  So I fell in love with “love” and I have to tell you, it is even great over ice with a dash of cream liquor.

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I went to Target after work one evening because a co-worker said, “Hey do you want to come to Target with me?” and that’s not even a question one would need to ask me.  Thus, here are my grabs for the night.  I got some nude sandals on clearance, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, It’s Complicated on DVD for $5, and they had a sale for BOGO 1/2 off jewelry, so I snagged a couple of chandelier earrings.  I love wearing snazzy earrings with a simple skirt and basic tank or tee in the summer, especially when it is so hot I have to throw my hair up in a bun.  It just makes it a touch dressier while still being comfy casual.

Here’s some of my outfits for the week:

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Skirt:  thrifted,  Top:  Ann Taylor LOFT,  Necklace:  Ebay find,  Sandals:  Target

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White eyelet dress:  Old Navy,  Sandals:  American Eagle;  Red/Purple Maxi:  Calvin Klein via Ross Dress For Less, Clutch:  Coach

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(Left)  Skirt:  Ann Taylor LOFT,  Top:  Gap,  Earrings & Sandals:  Target,  Bag:  Steve Madden

(Right)  Skirt:  gifted,  Top:  Old Navy,  Sandals:  Target,  Bag:  Can you tell I love that Steve Madden bag??

A lot of my clothes are purchased on sale or clearance or even thrifted.  Coupons, sales, and free shipping are my friends.  I love finding great pieces for an even better price!  A few of my favorite stores are consignment stores, thrift stores, or TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and Ross.  If I can find it for cheap, I love it even more!

I hope you’re having a great week and I appreciate you stopping by!

♥xo  Kathryn