Favorite Finds – 2.1.17

Rabbit, Rabbit! Happy February – my birthday month is officially here and so are the last 9 days of my 20’s. To kick off the month, I’m starting a new series: Favorite Finds. This is where I’ll share random items that I’m eyeing or recently purchased so you can check them out too. Up this week: winter boots, cozy sweaters/sweatshirts, ruffled tops and everyday sneakers. Shop the items via the widget below each section (scroll through for more options!).

Favorite Finds

1. Winter Boots: I have my heavy duty Sorel boots that I got last year, which I love, but are really for snowstorms (which we thankfully haven’t really had any of this winter yet). I’m going back and forth between Sperry and Bean Boots, so I might have to order both and see which I like better. Any tips on which Bean Boots are the best for New England winters are much appreciated!

2. Cozy Sweaters & Sweatshirts: Tis the season for all things cozy and warm… I love a big chunky cardigan paired with a simple t-shirt, or a sweatshirt that looks presentable enough to wear to work or out for drinks. There are so many available right now at all sorts of stores!

3. Ruffled Tops: I love this trend! To keep it simple, you can go with a ruffle at the bottom of your shirt for almost an oversized peplum look (peplum just never looked good on me, but this works!). And then to take it a step further, try ruffles that go across a sweater or on the end of sleeves.

4. Everyday Sneakers: Athleisure is thankfully here to stay, because sneakers have become my go-to on the weekends and even some days at the office, depending on which style they are. I love the sneakers below because they’re good for both getting some exercise and wearing to lunch or errands. They pretty much work for anything!

Rose Gold Everything

True story… I have a rose gold obsession. I came across SO many good finds that happened to be rose gold, so I knew it was time for a shopping roundup, just in time for Valentine’s Day {treat yourself!!}. Rose gold is way more versatile than I originally thought it was – it really can be treated the same way gold and silver are… except with a shade of pink, my fav.

I love how rose gold jewelry looks paired with light pink in particular, so I grabbed this dress and choker {shown below} for an upcoming trip. And I might have to get these sunglasses {also below} too since they’re only $55! I think jewelry is by far the easiest, simplest way to incorporate rose gold into your everyday outfits, both dressed up and down. My husband has talked me out of metallic rose gold sneakers a million times in the last few months, but I secretly still want them. If I lived by myself and could get away with a super girly condo, I would probably use it as an accent color {love the throw pillows below!}.

What are your favorite rose gold finds? Let us know in the comments below! And shop the post from top to bottom with the links below {even more options if you scroll through the widget at the bottom}.

rose gold everything

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Pillow / Sunglasses / Clutch / Watch / Keychain

Bracelet / Glitter Earrings / Choker / Hi-Top Sneakers / Ring

iPhone Case / Headphones / Water Bottle / Glitter Clutch

Glitter Heels / Earrings / Wallet / Necklace

Nike Sneakers / Wedges / Candle / Casual Sneakers

Softest Vest & Flannel Combo

For my first post of 2017, I had to share what is quite possibly the best vest ever. I had my eye on it for a while and it kept selling out, but my mom got it for me for Christmas {thanks, mom!}. So go ahead and pick one up before they’re gone again – you won’t regret it. My go-to way to wear it has been with a flannel and my favorite distressed jeans {which happen to be under $20!}, but you can really throw it on over anything from a light sweatshirt to a casual dress. It’s totally appropriate for anything from lounging around to work, as long as it works within the dress code. I also love how it looks with my new Cuyana bag – another gift! Side note: I’ve had these Uggs for about 8 years and they’re still going strong, on sale here.

As you may have noticed, I had a slow start to the year getting back in the swing of things post-holidays, but from here on out you can expect new posts here {almost} every Wednesday and Friday! And of course daily posts on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. The countdown is on {less than a month!} to my 30th birthday and I have lots of fun content planned, including travel guides and beauty roundups that were among my most read posts of last year. Let me know in the comments if there are any other topics/posts you’d like to see!

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Shop the Look:

Vest {more sizes & colors here, here}

Flannel {others here, hereBag / Jeans {under $20!!}

Boots {some sizes & colors on sale here} / Sunglasses

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

Cozy Vest & Flannel Outfit

 

Splurge vs. Save – Chloe & Self Portrait

I love a good deal, especially when I can find one that looks just like the high-end designer version of whatever it is I’m shopping. I recently came across the perfect knock off of the popular Self Portrait lace midi dress so I had to share it, along with a few other knock offs of these Chloe wedges and bag. While I’d love to have the real version of all of below, I’m totally fine with the less expensive options shown on the right below – you can barely tell the difference! Shop both the designer picks and their dupes using the links, and let us know in the comments if you’ve come across other good finds!

Splurge vs Save

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Suede Wedges: Splurge / Save

Dresses: Splurge Blue, Pink / Save Blue, Pink

Bags: Splurge Black, Tan / Save Black, Tan

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that some people love and others couldn’t care less about. I fall somewhere i the middle. The holiday comes four days after my birthday, so those two occasions combined always give my husband and I a great excuse to go out for a nice dinner. Over the years we’ve opted for vacations over big gifts, but because many of you out there are likely getting or receiving gifts to loved ones or even friends, I wanted to share a very pink gift guide with items I’m loving right now.

Shop the gifts using the links below – hope you all have a great long weekend and Valentine’s Day! XOXO

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Shop the Gifts:

PJ Set / Water Bottle / c/o Lauren B. Nail Polishes

Necklace / Ring / Sunglasses / Earrings / Sweatshirt

Lipstick / Watch / iPhone Case / Bag / Flats / Sneakers

Cozying Up in a Faux Fur Vest

I’m still in post-vacation depression and missing the hot, sunny weather in Hawaii, but now that I’m back in the swing of things and embracing fall while it lasts. Every season I tend to have a few go-to wardrobe staples, and this fall I’ve been loving great flats, cozy lightweight sweaters and fun vests. So today I’m sharing a combo of exactly that – with a faux fur vest that I picked up last year in the middle of winter and wasn’t quite sure how to style at the time, but have since figured out (and now love!).

I’ve always loved the look of vests, but living in New England, there’s such a limited window of time to wear them in. If the beautiful fall weather lasted more than a few weeks, I would wear them as both daily attire and as outerwear. So while that time of year is here, I’ve been wearing this faux fur vest on repeat – over a nice sweater, paired with a casual shift dress and boots, you name it. As the weather gets chillier, I’m going to try pairing it with heavier sweaters or just wearing my big winter coat over it when I trek to work – we’ll see how that goes!

Today’s post includes one way I styled the vest for fall: worn over an insanely soft (and affordable!) sweater, which comes in several different colors. I’m not usually a flats gal, as I tend to prefer booties, but these flats are by far my favorite. They also come in a few different colors and also a pointed toe version, which I may have to grab in another shade while they’re on sale.

Shop the look using the links below – enjoy!

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Shop the Look:

Faux Fur Vest / Sweater (on sale) 

Jeans (similar) / Flats (on sale + pointed toe version here)

Necklace (similar) / Earrings (similar)

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

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Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}
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Fur Vest Season {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Sunday Sale Finds {Vol. 2}

Football Sunday is here, also known as kinda-sorta watch football while I browse for the best online deals in my pjs on the couch. I’m almost all packed up and ready to head to Hawaii (yay!) and while I have warm weather on the mind, there are some great sales going on right now with items perfect for fall and even winter. Shop my sale picks using the links below – everything is at least 40% off!

 

Sale Finds on DailyKaty.com

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Sunglasses / Backpack / Green Jacket

Leather Jacket / Makeup Palette

Brown Boots / Tan Vest / White Vest

Black Jeans / Black Boots / Bucket Bag

Rotating My Wardrobe with Le Tote

While I do still love going out and actually shopping in stores, it’s also no secret that I’m a big online shopper. It’s so convenient, plus I find it makes it easy to find sales and exactly the items you’re looking for before you buy. I recently came across Le Tote, a service that allows you to select clothing and accessories styles, add them to your virtual closet and then a package is sent with five items. From there, you wear everything for as long or as little as you want, then send it back and a new box is sent right out. If you find something you love, you can buy it at a discounted price and hold onto it. After learning more about how it works, I was excited about the opportunity to try it out for a few months.

I loved four out of five items I received in my first tote (one dress just didn’t quite fit). My recommendation is to select items that you either have certain occasions to wear in the near future or that can be worn in your everyday routine. I didn’t quite do this and ended up holding onto my first tote longer than I planned (which is totally fine, but personally I was going for one tote a month-ish). With that said, I’m glad I held onto it because the poncho I tried out may be the softest thing ever. I’m considering keeping it, especially since it’s reversible and one side is black. If you’re not quite sure if you want to keep something, you can ask to have an item resent in your next tote, which I might do.

Anyway, for today’s outfit post, I’m sharing that poncho I mentioned, along with fun and trendy earrings, both of which came in my first tote. And a few more things about this look… the leggings are my go-to’s – wear them to a workout class, errands, lounging around the house or you can even dress them up a bit like I did here. Plus they’re under $60 and come in lots of colors. The bag is from last season but is now available in black and green (both under $60!). And last but not least, YSL’s popular Rouge Pur Couture in #9 (Rose Stiletto) has been on repeat since I got it – it’s the perfect everyday pop of color that also keeps my lips nice and hydrated.

Shop the look using the links below and check out Le Tote at LeTote.com!

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Shop the Look:

Poncho (also in black + white) / Leggings

Bag (black + green) / Booties (below; similar here)

Lipstick (via YSL/VoxBox) / Earrings (similar here)

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*Le Tote provided me with their service for three months at no cost; all opinions are my own.*

Blanket Scarves Under $50

After I left my house without a jacket yesterday, I realized that it’s time for me to face it that fall is here. So instead of complaining, I’m embracing it, and that started with going on the hunt for a few new blanket scarves. They just make it so easy to look put together but also nice and cozy, especially on my commute to work. Today I’m sharing lots of different options that are all under $50, all of which you can shop using the links below. Enjoy!

 

Blanket Scarves Under $50

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Top: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Middle: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Holding Onto Summer Style

Wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, repeat. Sounds like life these days – but no complaints here! Not only are my friends going through lots of exciting life events, most of these events give me a reason to get a little more dressed up than usual. Today I’m sharing a style idea with this floral dress that I recently scored for just $15. I added a braided belt and wore this to one of my best friend’s baby shower – it was so fun to celebrate my soon-to-be baby niece!

Aside from the dress, two of my favorite things about this look were my lipstick and nail color, which just to happened to go perfectly with one of the colors in the florals of the dress. For lips, I’ve been all about bright pinks this summer, and Smashbox’s Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Mandarin, a bright coral, is a great shade for transitioning into fall. This was my first time trying out the brand’s popular lipstick and I’ll be going back for more colors soon! And if you read my last outfit post, you know that I’ve been loving the nail colors from Ciate London’s Olivia Palermo collection.  The Vacation Coral-Nantucket color is similar to the lipstick shade, so it was fun to pair them together.

Shop the look using the links below! And for more outfit ideas, follow along on Instagram @dailykatyblog.

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Shop the Look:

Dress / Belt – similar / Necklace – similar / Bag – similar

Wedges / Nails c/o Ciate London  / Lips c/o Smashbox

 

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}

Holding Onto Summer {Shop the Look on DailyKaty.com}