Friday Faves {March 27, 2015}

Friday Favorites on DailyKaty.com

1. Target collabs. For a while I felt like there were so many Target collaborations going on that I stopped paying attention to them, but the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer and  Of a Kind shops caught my attention. Just when I thought I had officially outgrown the Lilly trend, they come out with pieces like this perfect pink and white chevron bikini and I’m sold. {popsugar.com & refinery29.com}

2. Celeb lifestyle sites. It can’t be a coincidence that so many of my fav celebs – Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad and now Reese Witherspoon –  all launched lifestyle websites. LC’s has been one of my favorites for a while (this may or may not be an indirect result of my Laguna Beach and Hills obsession) and now I’m pretty excited to see what’s to come on Reese’s new Draper James site, which sounds like it will be more of a shopping experience than editorial. {brit.co}

3. Life tips: how to remove any stain. Real Simple created an infographic that tells you exactly how to get any stain imaginable out – coffee, wine, salad dressing, lipstick, paint and more. I learned from my mother-in-law that Lestoil is one of the best stain removers out there, but I’m no expert, so this will come in handy for sure. {realsimple.com}

4. A Jell-O shot machine. For real. It’s called Jevo and it’s apparently an “automated shot maker that can crank out 20 of your beloved Jell-O shots with the push of a button.” We could have used that in college… or now. {elitedaily.com}

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale {Shop the Post}

One of my favorite sales of the year is going on now through Sunday, March 29… the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale! I can’t resist getting 25% off, so I’m taking advantage of this sale to buy a few things I’ve had my eye on for spring. Shop some of my favorite finds using the links below and enter code FRIENDS at checkout. Enjoy!

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale

Sunglasses / Fringe Bag / Pink Dress / Bikini

Glitter Watch / Blue Bag / Jeans / Lipgloss / Lipstick

Black Sandals / Tan Wedges / Grey Bag / Brown & Black Wedges

Cozy products for lazy Sundays and chilly temps

This winter has been fun of way too many snowstorms and the cold temps don’t seem to be going away even though it’s now spring and almost April. I’ve been doing lots of hibernating and Netflix marathoning (officially addicted to Scandal) on the weekends, so I thought I’d share some cozy products that are perfect for lounging around in.

Cozy Finds
  • P.J. Salvage Classic Dogs Flannel PJ Set: For the past two years, my friends have hosted a New Year’s Day PJ brunch at their beach house, so I was on the market for a fun set when I found these. As a dog lover, I was immediately obsessed with these ones with pups all over them. I also love this set with dogs in sunglasses. All of their flannel PJ sets are soft and thick, keeping you warm and comfortable. And for warmer months ahead, they have lots of non-flanel options that are equally as fun. {pjsalvage.com, $65}
  • Rails Hunter Flannel: Honestly, I’ve been meaning to share this for months, but it’s been a constant in my wardrobe and I kept forgetting to actually photograph it. Jeans, booties and a flannel, dressed up with statement jewelry has become my go-to outfit, and I mean it when I say that Rails flannels are my absolute favorite. I wish I had them in every single style. They’re so soft and cozy, but also fitted, so you feel comfortable but look put together. For spring, they also have short sleeved versions and light pastel colors. {railsclothing.com, $98-$138}
  • Mangrove Scarf in PrismThrowing on a scarf is an easy way to dress up your outfit. My new favorites are from Mangrove. They’re silky and lightweight and can easily be worn year-round. This green color is called Prism, and there are so many other great solids and prints to choose from. And they’re nice and big – 80″ x 40″ – so they can be worn in lots of different ways. {shopmangrove.com, on sale for $88!}
  • ED On Air Microfleece Reversible Sherpa Throw by Ellen DeGeneres:Cozy to me is laying on the couch in a big blanket with my dog, and this one is perfect for just that. It’s nice and big – 50″ x 70″ – and has printed fleece on one side and a thicker Sherpa-style fleece on the other (my fav). It comes in cream, red and blue, so you can find one to match your home decor. {qvc.com, $26.12}
  • Cozy Orange Selene Long Sleeved Yoga Top: I love this lightweight long sleeved shirt. It’s perfect for pre- and post-studio workout, but I actually think I like it best for traveling and running errands on the weekends. The material feels like soft yoga pants and it’s a figure flattering shape, so you don’t look like you’re wearing workout clothes. I have it in heather charcoal (grey), but the ocean blue color is fun too. {cozyorange.com, $60}
  • Legwear Loft Bundled Braid Mukluk Slippers: These slippers are the best for wearing around the house, especially with leggings or any pj pants or shorts. They’re the perfect height and have a nice fleece on the inside. And they come in lots of different colors and styles. I even brought these on a work trip recently for wearing around my hotel room! {legwearloft.com, on sale for $25!}
  • Adventura Harriet Leggings: On days where jeans – even jeggings – don’t seem comfortable, leggings are my go to. These are great because they have a subtle chevron print and are a cross between tights and leggings, so they work with lots of different outfit types. {adventuraclothing.com, $29}

Cozy Finds on DailyKaty.com

Cozy Finds on DailyKaty.com

Cozy Finds on DailyKaty.com

Cozy Finds on DailyKaty.com

Cozy Finds on DailyKaty.com

**While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own.**

Friday Faves {March 20, 2015}

3.20.15-Friday Faves

1. Spring shoes. I made the mistake of walking through the shoe section at Nordstrom the other day and wanted to buy everything. Especially these gold shoes, which are a sneaker/boat shoe combo that are perfect for spring work days. Plus they’re on sale right now! {nordstrom.com}

2. Latest vacation spot. I just visited Sausalito, a cute little town right over San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge. My best friend just lived there and we had the best girls weekend with eight of our friends. The view of the city from this street is amazing.

3. Productivity inspiration. This article, “8 Habits of Highly Productive People,” is a good read. It validates some of my own tips – tackling the hardest task first thing in the morning and taking regular breaks throughout the day – and offers several others as well. {realsimple.com}

4. My soon-to-be new favorite jeans. “Slimmy” jeans are hitting stores soon from brands like J Brand, Topshop and Gap. As a skinny jeans lover who also appreciates a good pair of boyfriend jeans, I’m going to need a pair of these asap. They’re said to be “the perfect hybrid between your cigarette denim and boyfriend jeans… this straight-leg cut is roomy without being the least bit baggy.” {refinery29.com}

March Beauty Finds

While I usually stick to a few go-to beauty routines that are rotated based on the occasion (work, daytime, nights out, etc.), I also love trying out new beauty products. I’ve been trying out lots of new makeup lately, and as a result, I’ve been finding new products here and there to add to the mix on a regular basis.

Because of this, I’m excited to start up a new monthly series of beauty finds, which will include everything from makeup and skincare to hair, bath and body products. Read on for my March favorites and shop each one using the links I’ve included.

March Beauty Finds on DailyKaty.com

  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick: I tried this out for the first time this weekend and I already need more (or all 18) of the colors it comes in. My biggest complaint about regular lipstick is that most just don’t last, and when I’m out at night or at work, I tend to forget to reapply. That’s why I love lip stains – and this lipstick stays put like a stain does, and also has the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss. I loved the Strawberry color I tried and gave it some extra shine with a clear gloss over it. {toofaced.com, $21}
  • bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The Sexy Neutrals: I love makeup palettes, especially when I’m traveling, which I’ve been doing very often these past couple of months. BareMinerals has some great options right now that have great neutral color schemes, all of which can be used to dress up or down. I’m a big fan of the Sexy Neutrals right now, and the Power Neutrals and Posh Neutrals are great too. The eyeshadows even have benefits that reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. {bareescentuals.com, $40 each}
  • tarte tartelette limited-edition Amazonian butter lipstick: I used to stick with clear lip gloss at work or on days where I’m dressed pretty casual, but lately I’ve decided that I feel so much more put together when I wear lip color. One of my new favorites for everyday wear is this one from tarte, which is a fun 15th anniversary version of one of the brand’s most popular lipsticks. This lipstick is infused with murumuru and capuacu butters that come straight from the Amazon. The new “ethereal pink” shade is a soft neutral pink that gives you just enough color and keeps your lips hydrated and smooth. {tartecosmetics.com, $16}
  •  Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara: Mascara is my daily go-to, especially because I have very blonde eyelashes that need some color to make me look awake. This one is great for volume – it has a big mascara applicator that you apply from root to tip and immediately gives you full looking lashes. It’s also water-resistant, so it stays put. {avon.com, $9}
  • Freeman Beautiful Body Cucumber, Melon & Ginseng Body Wash: Just hearing the words “cucumber” and “melon” together brings me back to a scent that was one of my favorites back in my middle school days. This body wash, which came in one of my recent Beauty Box 5 boxes, is both cleansing and refreshing. For more on the subscription box Beauty Box 5, visit this post{beautyencounter.com, $.99}

 **While I was provided samples to try out, all opinions are my own.**

One-Day Shoe & Bag Sale on Piperlime {Shop the Post}

Piperlime is having a one-day sale today (March 10) on shoes, handbags and accessories! Get 30% off $300 and 20% off $200 with code YOUNEEDIT. Below are some of the items I’m loving, which I might have to purchase tonight… Click the links below to purchase – happy shopping!

Piperlime Sale Shoes

Top: Left/ Right

Middle 1: Left / Right

Middle 2: Left / Right

Bottom: Left / Right

 

Piperlime Sale Bags

Tan / Black / Mint / Blue / Coral

Give the gift of fabulous with dr. brandt needles no more

Now through March 22, you can give the gift of skincare with a new at-home treatment, dr. brandt needles no more, through their “Give the Gift of Fabulous Giveaway.” The product is the newest generation of wrinkle relaxing cream from the brand’s founder, Dr. Fredric Brandt, which has the power of in-office injections. Why spend all that time and money when you can get results right from your home.

dr. brandt skincare's new needles no more

To give this revolutionary skincare treatment to someone you think deserves it – a friend, family or colleague – visit LookFabulousNotFrozen.com. From there, you enter the recipient’s email address and they’ll receive an email to redeem their gift of a mini sized sample of needles no more, which will arrive in the mail in less than two weeks. And by giving someone else this special offer from dr. brandt, you’ll automatically be entered to win a full sized bottle of needles no more instant wrinkle relaxing cream for yourself. One will be given away each week.

The needles no more instant wrinkle relaxing cream features an exclusive tri-blend of winkle relaxers, and these peptides and minerals work to help prevent muscle contraction that leads to expression lines. Needles no more provides instant and cumulative smoothing results at home – and the feedback below speaks to its great results.

After 15 minutes…

  • 80% Reported that crow’s feet area looks smoother
  • 100% Reported that skin around the eyes has a more lifted experience

After an hour…

  • 96% Reported that crow’s feet area looks smoother
  • 88% Reported that lines on forehead look smoother
  • 90% Reported that lines between brows look smoother

After a month…

  • 100% Reported that product visibly improves the look of expression lines

To give someone a mini sample of dr. brandt skincare’s needles no more and enter to win your own full-sized bottle, visit LookFabulousNotFrozen.com. And to purchase needles no more ($89), visit drbrandtskincare.com.

**This post was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Friday Faves {March 6, 2015}

Friday Faves

1. Pasta deliciousness. If I could, I might eat pasta every day – or at least rotate it with pizza every other day. This round-up of easy pasta recipes is now bookmarked on my computer and I can’t wait to try some out. {camillestyles.com}

2. Perfect black wedges. I’ve had my eye on these black suede wedges for a while, and now that the Shopbop sale is on, I might have to get them. The sale ends tomorrow – more sale finds in yesterday’s post here{shopbop.com}

3. Lennon & Maisy. I’m addicted to the show Nashville and also happened to go to the city last weekend (love). The two sisters in the show aren’t acting when they sing… they are amazing. Love their cover of “That’s What’s Up” – listen below! {Lennon & Maisy YouTube}

4. Coffee table inspiration. Our coffee table looks nothing like this, but in a perfect, more organized world it would, especially when entertaining with vino and apps. So pretty, right? {fashionablehostess.com}

Shop the Shopbop Big Event Sale

I love a good sale, and now through March 7, Shopbop is having one of their biggest of the year, the Big Event. You can get up to 25% off your order with code BIGEVENT15 – the more you spend, the more you save – and these discounts don’t happen often on Shopbop. I haven’t bought anything yet, but today I’m sharing some items I have my eye on. Read on and click the links to be directed to buy for yourself!

Shopbop Sale

Ring / Earrings / Sunglasses

Dress {or rent it here!} / Jeans / Watch / Bag

Sandals / Booties / Sneakers

First, I love this color block dress because it’s fun and bright and goes with lots of different jewelry and accessories. And while I see lots of occasions that this can be dressed up or down, if you don’t want to splurge, you can also rent this dress for $100 on Rent the Runway.

I keep seeing these Karen Walker sunglasses pop up all over Instagram and every time I do, I have an urge to buy them. Now might be the time… spring and sun are coming!

Speaking of spring, I can’t wait to put all of my boots away until fall. How cute are these gold sandals, suede booties and white sneakers? I have a small obsession with booties and need to  add these ones to the mix soon. And the sandals are perfect for summer and the sneaks are great for walking around the city.

For jeans, I always like them to have a bit of a stretch so they fit well and are also comfortable, so these legging jeans might be next on my list – love that they’re casual. And you can’t go wrong with a big, neutral leather tote like this one from Madewell.

Last but not least, gold jewelry. This watch is perfect for everyday and can be paired with other bracelets and bangles. And these stud earrings feel very spring/summery to me and I’m a fan of this simple yet trendy ring too.

The Big Event will get you 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+ and 25% off orders of $1,000+. Head over to Shopbop.com and get started on spring shopping with code BIGEVENT15 at checkout!

Winter Dinner Outfit {Shop the Look}

My husband and I are headed a whole few miles away for a staycation in the city with my sister-in-law, his cousins and our significant others. It’s frigid out, so I’m going with an outfit that’s dressed up enough for a night out to dinner and drinks, but it’s also pretty warm and freezing temps appropriate.

These heels have special technology that make them super cushioned and comfy (it’s usually a rare occasion that I wear 3 inch pumps, but I’m ok with these!). Also, the Sole Society Marlow bag and Crystal Cluster Statement Necklace have become everyday staples. And I’m loving these nail and lip colors from SpaRitual and bareMinerals. Shop the look with the links below!

winter dinner look

 

Black Pumps / Leggings {under $50!} / Sweater {on sale}

c/o Necklace / Black Shirtc/o Bag / c/o Nail Polish / c/o Lipgloss

Sole Society Bag - http://bit.ly/dailykaty