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Head-To-Toe in Taupe

February 22, 2016

 

Coat – H&M / Sweater – Farfetch / Skirt – River Island / Bootie – Matisse / Crossbody Bag – Inman / Ear Cuffs – BCBG / Lipstick – Smashbox

Today felt like spring in Dublin, and that got me thinking about lighter colors and layers. Suede, knits and tweeds still feel right this time of year just with less padding and layers beneath. Wear them in styles that show a little bit more skin like a cut-out sweater, peep-toe bootie or wrap skirt. I think taupe is such a lovely color for spring. It reminds me of fresh cream, new flower buds, and spring morning sunlight. Plus,Β it can be found in every texture and item of clothing at the moment. I love looks that mix textures or include a few different tones, like the ensemble above.

Shop more taupe separates below:

xoxo Katie

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Splurge vs Steal: A/W 2015 It Bags

October 15, 2015

I’m so excited to bring you a new Splurge vs Steal for this season!

This season’s “it bags” are seriously lust worthy. However, it takes some seriously deep pockets to be able to bring them home. So, I did a little research and found some affordable alternatives.

  1. The Saddle Bag – You need a version of this bag in your wardrobe this season. Chloe blew everyone out of the water in the race for the season’s best bag and came out with several variations of the saddle bag. All gorgeous, all owned by the biggest bloggers, and all so expensive. Luckily, fast fashion companies have our back and have brought us some nice, affordable options that are actually attainable.
  2. The Backpack – So, I’ve finally come around to this trend. It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and it really is a practical option as handbags go. I’m definitely a sucker for Mansur Gavriel, but this Mango option is so much easier to stomach.
  3. The Fringe Crossbody – There’s no denying that fringe is having a moment right now, and I think one of the classiest ways to wear this trend is as a handbag. I’m partial to the suede look because then you’re hitting two key trends of the season in one item! Rebecca Minkoff is a fringe queen and has inspired some great knock-offs.

Let me know what you think and if there are any other Splurge vs Steals that you’d like it see!

xoxo Katie

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8 Fall Must-Haves

October 1, 2015

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THE SWEATER DRESS

Dress – Pixie Market / Jacket – Mango / Studs – Alexis Bittar / Sneakers – Adidas

THE WIDE LEG PANT

Pants – Cameo the Label / Tank – River Island / Flats – Zara / Cuff – Bauble Bar / Clutch – She the Collection

THE LEATHER JACKET

Jacket – TOPSHOP / Jeans – +People / Sweater – Nasty Dress / Pump – Maiden Lane / Lip CrayonΒ – NYX

THE SADDLE BAG

Bag – New Look / Dress – TOPSHOP / Pumps – H&M / Ear Cuff – Noir Jewelry

THE SHIFT DRESS

Dress – Zara / Blouse – TOPSHOP / Flats – Dune / Necklace – Gorjana / Lipstick – Dior

THE CHELSEA BOOT

Boot – Dolce Vita / Skirt – New Look / Sweater – Zara / Ear Cuff – Maria Black

THE LIGHTWEIGHT TRENCH

Trench – Mango / Dress – Zara / Booties – ASOS / Clutch – ALDO / Ear Jacket – Rebecca Minkoff

THE BELTED TOP

Blouse – River Island / Jeans – Frame / Bag – Warehouse / Choker – BLACK.CO.UK / Flats – Zara

Hope you like my selections for fall! I’d love to know if there are other items you would add.

xoxo Katie

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Swim Trends 2015

May 21, 2015

1. PALM TREES PRINTS

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Mara Hoffman / River Island / H&M / River Island

Lay back and blend into the scenery. Perfect for any tropical vacation!

2. HIGH NECKLINE

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Duskii / River Island / Unif / H&M

Zips and mesh add a bit of sass to this sporty style. Think every bond girl’s essential.

3. CROCHET AND KNIT DETAILS

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Kinii / She Made Me / Zimmerman / Triangl

Embrace your inner bohemian babe and hit the beach in retro style.

4.Β FRENCH TRIANGLE TOP

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French Connection / J.Crew / Mara Hoffman / Patagonia

Don this classic with a wide brim hat while you sip your mojito in the Hamptons.

-Katie

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

May 8, 2015

 

 

 

I’ve been racking my brain for months thinking about the perfect gifts for the lovely ladies I’ll have by my side on my wedding day. They are all so special and unique, and I really want to find something that they will all appreciate and use while finding it personal and sentimental. In my search, I’ve considered so many different items and read so many different “gift guides”. I wanted to share some of the ideas I’ve collected with any future brides that may be reading in the hopes it will make their search a little easier.

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For your beach wedding babes:

1. Coordinated Nail Polish – A simple and affordable option that’s very functional. Gift your girls the nail color you’d like them to wear on your wedding day.

2. Personalized Luggage Tag – I love this idea for a destination wedding! Personalized is always a great choice because it shows that you really took the time to make the gift special. Plus, the luggage tag is simple enough to please even the pickiest person.

3. Beach Tote – a must have for every beach trip, and it is great wrapping for additional goodies. It would be so cute to fill it with beach or travel essentials.

4. Scented Body Products – Smooth skin and coconut scents are a necessity for the beach and your ceremony. Why not give your bridesmaids some luxurious products to make it easy.

5. Nautical Phone Case – A fun way to incorporate your theme into the gift while giving something super functional.

 

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For your rustic wedding roses:

1. Coordinated Nail Polish

2. A Framed Picture – Such a sentimental gift that can be unique for each of your bridesmaids.

3. A Locket – Another gift that can be very sentimental and special for each girl. You can find these in so many colors, shapes and sizes that you are sure to find something simple enough to fit everyone, or something unique enough to fit each person’s taste.

4. Initialed Mug – Perfect for any avid coffee or tea drinkers!

5. Floral Wrap – A popular gift for the bridesmaids to wear on the morning of the ceremony. Plus, they can wear it again and again.

 

Blacktiewedding

 

For your black-tie wedding bombshells:

1. Personalized Champagne Flute and Some Bubbly – Great gifts on their own, and even better when they’re together! Your girls are sure to love and enjoy this option!

2. Photo Album – Fill it up with pictures chronicling your friendship, and make sure to leave room for pictures of you together at the wedding.

3. Glittery Hair Accessories – A fresh alternative to gifting jewelry for the ceremony. Most girls already have more necklaces and earrings than we know what to do with, but hair accessories can please a wider audience while being something they’ll enjoy wearing to other dressy occasions.

4. Mirrored Compact – I received this gift as a bridesmaid and thought it was adorable. Great for touch-ups on the day of, and I still carry it around in my purse and remember the great wedding and friend who gifted it to me every time I use it.

5. Perfume – A beautiful and sophisticated gift that is sure to impress. Opt for something with a subtle, light scent since those work on the majority of people.

 

Hope you enjoyed these and found something you can use for your own wedding! I’d also love to hear any ideas you have, or what you did for your bridesmaids.

-Katie