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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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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

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
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Chiara Ferragni white shoes
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Blue Bird blue shoes
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Ravel loafers flat
$71 – asos.com

Kenzo orange shoes
$160 – jades24.com

Pull&Bear flat shoes
$10 – pullandbear.com

J Crew loafer
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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

Little Finds

Recently Richmond had a lovely Saturday filled with great weather and I wanted to make sure that I was out and about to enjoy all of it.  While I was out I stopped by TJ Maxx and Ross to see what I could find to take home with me.  I was not disappointed at all.  Stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross are very hit-or-miss since the inventory fluctuates; you’re just never sure what they will have in store for you.  I was very glad I ventured out because I found a few great pieces that work well with my tastes. (I had been looking for a divided earring tray forEVER, and I was so happy to stumble upon one that was absolutely perfect!)

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I saw so many goodies that I wish I could have taken home with me, including a GORGEOUS Ralph Lauren bag and wallet.  I’m considering going on a treasure hunt to find them as a birthday present to myself, if they are still available – that’s the issue with these stores, better grab it while you can!  I also saw bright scarves, soft (and cute!) sheet sets, and lamps that would look great in my living room.  Ha!, let’s face it, I would have been content with taking most of the store home with me!

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My trip to Ross was a success since I was in the market for a comfortable dress.  Look at my new LBD!!

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Stretchy, comfortable, can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and is long and modest enough to wear to work.  I’d say that was a great purchase.

I love fun, successful, stress free shopping days that make you feel happy once you get home with your goodies.  I only grabbed items I fell in love with at the store and I didn’t spend much – another reason I LOVE TJ Maxx and Ross.

Enjoy your day!

♥xo Kathryn

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