Going Gray/Old Navy Sale Alert

I love these pumps! I haven’t worn this kind of shoe much since I started working from home, but I’ve been catching myself finding excuses to wear these. They’re so cute! I can tell these are quality shoes too. They’re a little pricey, but I got them for over $100 off – woot (thanks DSW)!

I love the d’Orsay cut (which means the arch is exposed on one or both sides and has a low cut vamp, i.e. they show more toe), the half suede, half leather, and the height. I have a wide foot so I’ll need to break them in a bit before they are fully comfy, but I’m ok with that. They still are quite comfortable.

These jeans/jeggings are from Old Navy and a part of the “Rockstar” line. They are a few years old, but I’ve listed a few options that are currently available here: 1, 2 – I’m seriously considering buying these!, 3.

FYI Old Navy is offering 30% off today only, no code needed (the discount is applied automatically at checkout – free shipping on $50)! I really like the cut of this line, just beware that the fit can vary a lot from pair to pair, depending on the materials used and amount of lycra/spandex. Most are super stretchy so while these are a 12, I need a 10 or maybe even an 8 in certain colors.

I love a mid rise jean! I’m short waisted so you might not think they’d work for me, but they’re awesome for eliminating the dreaded muffin top! What do you like best, a low, mid, or high rise jean?

This is a tad embarrassing, but this is the 3rd (yep, third!) Vince Camuto Ayla bag I’ve bought (I already have the crossbody and satchel – both currently on sale!). I broke down and got the tote version when I spotted it on sale for over $200 off. At that price I couldn’t resist. There’s something about the braiding and overall style of the Ayla bags that I’m obsessed with. Obvi, right?! I love that this version is large enough to stow a pair of heels!

This top is an old find from Anthropologie. I shopped there a lot back when I worked downtown and they have an awesome selection of work appropriate and more casual pieces that have a lot of personality. I’ve listed some great options that are currently available here, here, and here.

Tip: go to an Anthro store on Wednesdays and shop online on Mondays to check out the “fresh cuts.” Those are the days they put out fresh sale items! I have rarely paid full price for anything at Anthro – I’m not made of money!

Normally I’d wear a cami under this shirt as it’s pretty sheer, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and go a little risque – well, risque for me anyway 😉 My limit for sheerness without a base layer is if the old belly button shows, I’m not down with that.

FYI this is not my house, but I wish it was! We took these pics in Bressi Ranch, a super cute little neighborhood close to my apartment. You’ll probably see a lot more of this little community in my upcoming posts because each house is beautiful and has so much personality – not to mention beautiful landscaping, which I am a sucker for! I can’t wait to have my own house one day, I’ll probably spend all my time in the yard.

See you next time! Xoxo, Kate

Photo credit: Leo Amar

Shorts Weather

The weather has been so nice lately – just warm enough, without being hot. I took advantage last week and pulled out my favorite shorts so my legs could get a little sun. It was heavenly!!

I don’t generally wear shorts as they are not always comfortable, but I LOVE these! They are super stretchy yet they don’t grow two sizes throughout the day. And they are a little longer than some of those teeny tiny shorts that seem to be in fashion these days.

Like many women, my weight fluctuates and sometimes I just want to wear something that’s not formfitting, but also avoid the “are you pregnant?” comments. The belt makes all the difference! This top is an old Anthropologie find, but I’ve listed some similar options here, here, and here). You can always DIY and add a belt if it doesn’t come with one! So helpful for us curvier ladies.

I love how nude wedges lengthen the leg without sacrificing comfort. Mine are old, but see some additional options I like for summer: here, here, and here. I like to be somewhat “strapped in” to my wedges for added stability. Falling is not fun!

I’ve been so enjoying all the blooming flowers lately. It’s just so darn pretty!! My neighbors probably think I’m crazy for stopping and smelling just about every flower along my walking path, but sorry, not sorry 😉

I hope you’re enjoying some spring-like weather too!

Thanks for reading! I’ll just be staring off into space/daydreaming until next time…hehe

Photo credit: Leo Amar (thanks babe, love you!)

Last Bit of Christmas

Hey y’all! I spotted this perfectly good tree in my friend Sarah’s alley and I couldn’t resist using it as a little background. It’s a shame we use Christmas trees for such a short time, no? Why do I always get into the holiday spirit so late in the game? Is it just me??

I was so happy that I was able to wear this coat recently! I bought it from Anthropologie (on super sale, of course!) for a trip to Minnesota at least 5 years ago, but I haven’t worn it much at all beyond that trip. It did save me from freezing in the -15 degree weather near lake Superior though. Brr!

It just feels so luxurious! I love the lining, diagonal zipper, and the fact that it has a built in scarf! I love pieces that can worn multiple ways, don’t you? Plus it’s a classic color, super warm, and adds a bit of polish to any outfit.

Take this outfit for instance. My AE jeggings and FP thermal (similar) are pretty darn causal, but they look quite a bit more stylish when paired with this great wool coat. I get so much wear out of this thermal and jeggings, they are both staples in my closet for sure.

And my Sam Edelman Lisle Booties (no longer for sale, similar here and here) probably get the most use of all my shoes. I love them so much that I’ve actually bought the same bootie in 3 more colors when I’ve seen them offered at a huge discount. They are so insanely comfortable and go with everything!

On a side note, this “no shopping” challenge I’ve taken on is already soo hard! I’ve been very tempted by a few great deals lately, but I’m staying strong! I’m starting to wonder if 6 months was a bit unrealistic, but I’m gonna give it my best shot! This blog has gotten me pretty excited to see how much I can do with my current wardrobe AND I’m realizing that I can probably avoid repeating an outfit for years…

Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

Photo credit: Sarah Jordan