Monday, October 31, 2011

Spring mixed with fall






This pink shirt is also one of my thrift store finds. I thought the pink would be fun to mix in with a chunky sweater, giving this fall outfit a little spring touch. It started to rain when I took these pictures, but since I'm so dedicated to taking pictures of myself for you guys I stuck it out :) 
Also, as mentioned on my fall favorites video, I pawned these shoes off of my sister for 10 bucks! Brand new Sam Edelman wedges. I felt like saying What are ya!? Crazy?! 
She is.. 

Outfit deeds: 
Sweater: Express
Shirt: Thrifted Ralph Lauren 
pants: Limited
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Charming Charlie

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Colors of the Rainbow

Me and my two best friends ventured uptown this morning to grab some coffee and take some quick outfit shots.
If you saw my Thrift store haul this is one of the blazers I purchased! Here is how I styled it :) :












Outfit deeds:
pants: Target
Shirt: H&M
Blazer: Thrifted
Shoes: Gifted
Bag: Urban outfitters 
Jewelry: Nordstrom, and tiffany's 

How was everyone's weekend's? 

My college church took up an offering we have been saving for for 3 months - our goal was $100,000. Tonight we collected $78,000!!!! Can you believe that!?! 300 "broke"college kids. We have 10 different organizations and things we are donating to but I am so encouraged!! The power of God is awesome!

:) kait

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Insta-Friday & Special thanks!

I decided to link up with Life Rearranged and try Insta-Friday (a day late). 

I went to Amish Country with my cousin for her birthday, and my two sisters and it was SO fun. 

The little restaurant we found 


I wanted to pet their horses, but I was informed that was a bad idea


My meal at the amish restaurant. - SO YUM! 

Also this weekend/recently: 
Enchiladas I made with homemade salsa
A day  I spent way too long doing my hair



AND LASTLY THIS!!!!! 


Seriously! Those of you are newbies to my blog, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! 
From the bottom of my heart.. this is a dream come true. Like is this even real!?!? 100 followers! I'm blown away by your support and love. The daily comments and kind words from all of you mean more to me than you know! I wish I could take you all out to coffee and get to know each of you! My followers are the best, and I love you all truly! 

-kait :) 


Monday, October 24, 2011

Featured Blogger : ENTER KELLY

I am SO excited to introduce to you Kelly from Enter Kelly!! She is a fashion blogger from Canada and has become like a friend to me in the blogging world! I wish we could actually sit down and have coffee :) She has a daring fashion sense but also one that others can find aspiring and attainable. 



She is sincere and genuine in her blog and all around wonderful person. 
I asked kelly to answer some fun questions about her style, and also to pick a few of her favorite fall items and remix them into 3 different outfits! She chose this plaid mens wear button up - remixed in three ways. She wore a few staple items like a chunky knit sweater, and some great black combat boots as well. 
ALSO I love that she wore white pants in the fall. This is why I love Kelly! Be sure to check out what else is going on in her world, but for now enjoy this feature!! 





1. What is your Blog Site? 
Enter Kelly

2. How long have you been blogging?
Since February of 2011!

3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging back in February after I came across Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge.  Being a self-proclaimed shopaholic, I realized that this challenge would curb me from spending money for an entire month, and it would allow me to figure out how to remix the clothing that I already owned.  I started my blog as a way to keep me committed to the challenge. After the challenge, I enjoyed blogging so much that I've kept up with it since :)

4. How would you define your personal style? 
I never know how to answer this question because I don't know how to define my style. Some days I like to look super feminine and tailored, and other days I really enjoy a grungier or less polished look.  Above all, however, is comfort. If I'm not comfortable in my clothes, I won't wear them. 

5. Who is your favorite designer? 
Call me crazy, but I don't follow designers very much.  But I do love Joe Mimran of the Joe Fresh Canadian clothing line. His designs are always super trendy, but he makes them affordable for people like me who hate spending billions of dollars! :)






6. What are your top 5 favorite items from your closet? 
Right now, they've got to be my leather jacket, my men's flannel plaid button-up, my blue fitted blazer, my over-the-knee boots (that I can't wait to wear again!), and my cobalt blue pants. 

7. What is an item every girl needs? 
Every girl needs a fitted blazer. It's the easiest thing to throw on and instantly look put together. There are so many different shapes and cuts available that any girl can get one to match their body type or suit their personal style. It's definitely a great investment! 

8. Who do you find inspiration from?
More than anything else, I find style inspiration from other bloggers.  I only started blogging back in February, but I've been following fashion blogs for almost two years now.  Bloggers are the best source for inspiration because each of them have their own unique styles, and generally the products that they feature are actually affordable. I also looooove Pinterest, but to me it's just an extension of the blogging inspiration :)








9. Who are some of your favorite Bloggers? 
Ahhh, this is a tough question.  I have chosen to follow the blogs that I do for different reasons. It's hard to choose favourite bloggers because everyone's blog is wonderful! But if I had to pick a few, it would have to be hands-down Sydney from The Daybook (I wish I could have her wardrobe), and Katy from Running on Happiness (because her posts are so well-written).  But like I said, I love everyone that I follow for different reasons.

10. If money wasn't an option, What's one crazy splurge you wish you could buy? 
(example mine would be Marc Jacobs Leather bag.. LV luggage.. etc) :) 
I would buy the classic Burberry trench. If only....








JUST FOR FUN :) 
11. What is your drink of Choice? 
Hmm, usually I just reach for water, but I know that's super boring. My favourite soda is Dr. Pepper!

Ideal First date? 
Food is my favourite, so going out for a nice dinner would have to be included.  Other than that? I really couldn't care less. As long as I'm with the person I want to be with I'd have a great time I'm sure.

13. Favorite Hobby?
Internet. Is internet a hobby? Internet has all of my favourite things - Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest, online shopping.... Hah. If I had to choose anything though, it would be blogging and reading other blogs. It's become a part of my life and I love it :)














14. Favorite Retail Store/Place to shop? 
I probably own more clothing from Forever21 than any other store, but I love H&M, Dynamite and the Joe Fresh clothing line as well.

15. What Advice do you have for new fashion bloggers? 
Blogging is all about the community.  To be successful, in whatever way that you want, means being a part of that community.  Comment on your favourite blogs, get involved in Twitter, Facebook and on Bloglovin' amongst other social platforms.  You will find a lot of great people behind your favourite blogs, and getting to know them is the best part.  Also, it's important to have good quality photos on your blog (I know my pictures aren't always the best, but I hope to be fixing that in the next few months).  You don't need a super crazy camera to do it, you just need to know your lighting and your surroundings. 


Kelly you're awesome! 
Thank you again for featuring!! Make sure to check out Kelly's website :HERE! 


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thrift Store Haul

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Library Rules




 





This section of my library is my favorite. It's of course all things fashion. From sewing, to how to dress for less, to biographies on Designers.. etc. I have rented so many books from this section because everything about this industry intrigues me. Turns out when you don't return the books for a few months, the library starts to get upset, and threatens to send you to collections. So, from now I decided to just read the books at the library to not run the risk of emptying my bank account in late fees. I have a horrible memory and due dates are just not on the top of my priority list.. either is responsibility haha. woopsies. :) 

The cotton candy picture will be explained on TAMI'S blog tomorrow: Make sure to check it out! 

outfit deeds: 
Shirt: Express
Beanie: Anthro
Shoes: F21
Sweater: Gap
Pants: Gap

Monday, October 17, 2011

Blogging Awards! :) - My first!

So this week I was informed by Hannah from A cup of subtle tea that she nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award! :) I was so excited because I never received a blogger award! Hannah's blog is so fun and creative. She is super genuine and her posts are always intriguing and interesting! Check her blog out definitely! 



The next thing that is required is that I name 7 interesting/quirky things about myself.

1. I lived in Southern California for half of my life, and I really miss it!
2. Someday I want to own my own boutique.
3. I played saxophone for 2 years when I was younger.
4. I used to think I was going to be in the WNBA.. and I was serious
5. I recently ran into Kesha at a resturant. 
6. I'm a huge history buff, I LOVE MUSEUMS 
7. My Boyfriend is a smokin hott drummer :) 

OK, Next I nominate 7 people that I think are the most creative, or who's blogs I'm just really loving lately! 

1. Kelly from  Enter Kelly
Kelly is a fashion blogger and is as nice as can be! She makes real and genuine comments, and really takes time to get to know you. She has great style and is very consistent on posting outfits! She inspires me a lot! (stay tuned because she is actually going to be featuring on my blog soon! 


I just recently found Laura's blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE her style. Everything she posts is So adorable.


Who is my cousin and my best friend. She is a huge inspiration, and is always thinking of creative ideas for my blog. She is the reason I even started a fashion blog because she believed in my abilities! She is my partner in crime. She takes beautiful photos!  


4. Hilary from Nussbaum Fashion Also a cousin and a fashion blogger. Hilary just recently started her blog, but already it is exceeding mine in the creative department. Hilary has a great way of translating her funky taste into eclectic outfits! She is someone to look out for! 


I found Chloe's blog about 6 months ago and love everything she wears. She has beautiful/elegant style with a funky touch. She is British, which makes her that much more awesome. She has beautiful outfit posts in front of amazing scenery! Check out her blog for style inspiration!! 


7. Lastly, Heidi from Poetic License who is also a cousin, :) I have a lot of cousins that blog apparantly! Heidi is a decorating extraordinaire! She gives great suggestions on how to update different rooms of your house, and some projects of her personal home as well. She also posts pictures of her beauitful little boys who I love. 

These are all part of my daily reads! hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do! 

-Kait :) 


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Favorites Video!






So this is the first video I've ever edited all by myself, or in general! I put a LOT of time into it, so I hope it looks like it! haha I'm kind of proud of it :) If you don't want to listen to the full video you scan through, and the end has some great bloopers! Hope you enjoy this! :)


My wonderful cousin Tami helped me film this video! Please check out her beautiful photography at tamipaigephotography.blogspot.com! Thanks for your help Tam! YOUR THE BEST! :)

I will be back this week with some outfit posts, and like always another video on thursday of what I'm loving! stay tuned folks!! and THANKS for watching! :)

-kait

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday latelies!




Car jars: Get yo'self a CAR JAR! 


Buy Pillars of the Earth! 


Thanks for watchin'my video! Stayed tuned for my Fall Favorites Video! :) 



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Treasures










So my sister Whitney tends to borrow a lot of my clothes. When she moved into her new house with her new hubs she still had quite a few articles of my clothing. This past weekend I went to her house and searched through her closet and found some treasures of mine! This H&M jacket being one of them! I was looking at The Daybook and noticed her blazer, and I kept thinking.. I'm pretty sure I own that jacket! I searched my closet and couldn't find it. And lo and behold.. my sister had it the whole time. stinker..


ps Whit's blog is super fun its about decorating, DIYS, wedding ideas, sensible buys etc.. check it out  HERE!!! 




As I was getting dressed, My friend Libby suggested the pop of teal necklace, and i loved how it contrasted with the red! My maxi skirt is one of my go-to pieces because it is so comfortable and always feels like your dressing up. But really it's just dressy pajamas :) 


Check back tomorrow for my Thursday Latelies video! And Friday for a new video on my Fall Favorites! :) 


OUTFIT DEEDS:
Skirt: express
shirt: F21
Jacket: H&M
Necklace: Thrifted 









Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coffee dates




Me in my Natural habitat... texting :) Iphones will getcha. dang those smart phones




Me and my cousin have making a point to get together once a week to hang out. Today we met at a local coffee place called "The Coffeehouse". If you are local GO! They have great music, awesome atmosphere, and you don't smell like espresso when you leave! They only serve Vegan food, and its incredible! Except the Vegan cookies.. there kind of chalky feeling in your mouthh. STAY AWAY FROM THE COOKIES! Tami's Photography Blog is awesome! She takes awesome pictures for me out of the kindness of her heart :)
TamiPaigePhotography!! 


Outfit deeds:
shirt: Express
Pants & Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: TJ Maxxx
accessories: Tiffany's, express