First off, my apologies to anyone who visited my site while it was being hacked 🙁 I now have a squeaky clean site and a firewall, yay! So all is well once again – and it’s going to stay that way.
I originally bought this Free People “LA Nite” dress in black, but it’s soo good I needed more! I have a history of buying in multiples, but why the heck wouldn’t you buy it in a few colors when you find something you love?
I have been wearing more belts lately as I’ve gained some weight 🙁 I find that I can get away without looser pieces when I am on the more slender side (for me), but when I start to gain belting becomes my best friend. I do NOT need to look bigger than I am thank you very much.
Having a blog is awesome, but it can be tough sometimes. Not only does it mean you have to figure out the world of coding and complicated IT stuff, but it can also just be tough to put yourself out there. I’ve worked really hard on my confidence over the years, but when I review pictures it can be a wake up call.
It’s hard not to immediately look at your “problem areas” and cringe. I do love myself no matter what – which is a huge victory in my mind – however, we all want to be a certain size or look a certain way and when we don’t…it’s not super fun. I am working HARD on focusing on the things I do like, since what you pay attention to grows!
On to the outfit: the red did not disappoint! I’ve already worn it a ton – and that’s saying a lot since I wear workout/lounge clothes 85% of the time. It is a tad short, especially when you belt it, but add a pair of bloomers and you’re good to go! Although I imagine this would be tough for someone taller than 5’7 to pull off, it’s a great option for more petite ladies.
I would normally go with flats with such a short dress, but I wanted some leg lengthening action so I added my new Kivah sandals from I.N.C., which I am obsessed with! I can’t decide which color I want next – rose gold? pink? dark almond? Or maybe an embroidered pair? Seriously guys, they are the perfect mix of flattering, versatile, and comfortable!
This “Rio” bag by Sam Edelman was an impulse buy, but I am so glad I grabbed it when I saw it was only $60 bucks at DSW (and I got an extra $20 off, woot!). That’s from an original price of $230! Grab it while you can guys, it’s even better in person! The scarf detail is a really nice touch. FYI DSW revamped their rewards program and it’s better than ever!
I tried, but I just could not get a great shot of these beautiful little earrings made by my Insta friend, Lannie. They are adorable and so dainty that you can add them to any outfit! Check out her Etsy store here.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I can’t even tell you how much it means to me when someone tells me they were inspired by one of my posts. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask!
Much love, Kate
Photo credit: Leo Amar