Memorial Day Weekend Nordstrom Sale! #Nsale

The official kick-off to summer – aka Memorial Day Weekend – is SO close… I’m counting down the hours til I can head down to the beach for a bachelorette weekend. It’s not exactly going to be beach weather, but it’s still good to get away – and it has me excited for summer weather whenever it decides to come back! Since I know people are getting ready to check out for the weekend, I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet… The Nordstrom Sale (#Nsale) is happening NOW and items are selling out fast. Below you can find my picks – shop them using the links below. They’re all 40% off!

Have a great long weekend!

xo,

Katy

 

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Blue Dress / Black Dress / Left Shorts / Right Shorts

Left Jeans / Right Jeans / Black Tank / Purple Tank

Top Booties (also in black!) / Bottom Booties (lots of colors!)

Thanksgiving Style, Three Ways

It’s almost time to kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving coming up next week. I’m looking forward to hosting the holiday at my mom’s house and having both sides of our families get together at the house I grew up in for most of my life. Right now I’m working out the details of the menu in preparation for a big grocery shop this weekend (more to come on the menu and recipes!) and thinking about what to wear.

For Thanksgiving, I usually go for a good balance of dressed up and comfort when it comes to my style. I like to be able to move around easily while getting everything ready, eat lots of food and then lounging on the couch post-meal – all while being fancy enough that it still feels like a festive occasion. So today I’m sharing three different style ideas that fit that criteria: dressed up, casual and cozy. I actually love each of these looks below that I went ahead and purchased a few items… hopefully some come by next week! Shop each look using the links below.

 

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Dress / Faux Fur Vest / Bag

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Plaid Tunic / Bracelet / Earrings

Bag / Jeggings / Boots

 

 

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Ring Set / Earrings / Jumpsuit

Scarf / Bag / Bracelet / Shoes

What are your favorite ways to get dressed up for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

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!

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Faux Fur Vest / Sweater (on sale) 

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

Necklace (similar) / Earrings (similar)

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Blanket Scarf Season

Blanket scarves are everywhere, and I think I would wear one every day if I could at this time of year. They’re so cozy, you can wear them lots of different ways and they come in so many colors at a variety of prices. The one I’m wearing in today’s post is under $20! It also came in handy when I was traveling last week – I took it off and used it as a blanket on the plane.

Most days I’m all about comfort and convenience when it comes to style, especially since I commute via public transportation and walking to work during the week. You can usually find me in flats or wedges, and these shoes are so comfy once the leather is nice and worn in (took me a few times of wearing them to really love them). Crossbody bags with enough room to put all of the essentials are also my go-to, and this one is the perfect size.

Also, I’m a big fan of jeans that have stretch to them, and the girl at the store I got the black jeans shown here told me they are actually made from yoga pants material. You can’t beat that! They are so soft and stretchy (I recommend sizing down – I went with my usual size but they did stretch out a bit).

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect blanket scarf, check out this post with 13 different options, all under $50! And you can shop today’s look using the links below. Enjoy!

 

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Blanket Scarf / Shirt (similar)

Jeans / Earrings (similar)

Shoes / Bag (similar here + here)

Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! Shop the look on DailyKaty.com

Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! Shop the look on DailyKaty.com

Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! Shop the look on DailyKaty.com

Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! Shop the look on DailyKaty.com

Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! Shop the look on DailyKaty.com
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Blanket Scarf Season - this one is under $20! 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!

 

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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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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.*

September Wedding Style

If you know me or you saw my last wedding style post back in June, you know that I am a big fan of Rent the Runway. I won’t go into all of the details on how the service works since I previously did here, but basically, Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer dresses at a fraction of their regular cost so you don’t have to spend lots of money on something you’ll only wear once. So when I found myself with nothing to wear to a wedding that was just a week away, I went right to the site and picked out a couple options (here and here), which arrived on my doorstep a couple days before (and they now ship in a package that doubles as a garment bag!).

Rent the Runway has been growing and they now offer lots of accessories that you can rent with your dress, so this time around I tried out some earrings, which I loved. They also have lots of nice clutches, which I find myself only really using at weddings/fancy occasions, so next time I might have to rent one! This time around I went with my go-to quilted black bag. And for shoes, I was a little torn on the color, but picked up a pair of nude wedges (my fav for weddings!) that I know I’ll wear again and again.

p.s. See the leaves on the ground? It may have been hot out this weekend, but fall is officially here…

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c/o Hunter Bell Dress via Rent the Runway

c/o Slate & Willow Earrings via Rent the Runway

Shoes (under $50!) / Bag (smaller version here)

Nail Color / Toe Color / Lipstain

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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.

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

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

 

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Summer Date Night Style

Fall may be around the corner, but summer weather seems like it’s here to stay. It’s been a little cooler at night though, so I went with a lace peplum top, black pants and wedges for a dinner date night for my husband’s birthday. I’m pretty obsessed with my new Sole Society clutch – I had always thought of them as a brand with affordable, on-trend shoes, but they offer the same for bags and jewelry too! This clutch is roomy enough to store all of my essentials and it also has a cute strap. Also, if you haven’t tried J.Crew’s pixie pants, you are missing out… I have them in just about every color and they now come in other styles, with suede and snap details.

As for makeup, I was excited to try out Too Faced’s Better than False Lashes Extreme mascara, as this one has three steps to it, one of which adds lash extending fibers to give you the look of false lashes… and it works! Lastly, Ciate London’s Off Duty Nude from their Olivia Palermo collection is my new go-to. I did a DIY manicure before I left for a week long trip and it stayed in tact almost the entire time!

I’m not ready to let go of summer quite yet, so I’ll be sharing some more warm weather outfits soon, along with outfits that will help you transition into fall easily. With the outfit below, you can swap out the wedge sandals for closed toe wedges or heels and add a jacket or sweater. Shop this look using the links below!

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Clutch c/o Sole Society / Pants / Wedges (closed toe version here)

Top (Forever 21 in-store; other peplums here: 1, 2, 3) / Necklace (similar here)

Nails c/o Ciate London (Off Duty Nude) / Lips / Mascara c/o Too Faced

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What are your favorite late summer outfits? Let us know in the comments below!

Cobalt Blue & Canary Style Yellow for Fall

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but fall is almost here. Here in New England, I love the changing seasons, and while I’ll be clinging to summer as long as possible, September and October bring really nice weather and make the city and suburbs so pretty. With fall comes new fashion trends, and this year J.Crew’s head stylist, Gayle Spannaus, has declared cobalt blue and canary yellow as go-to colors for the upcoming season when it comes to style.

I’m all for those colors, especially as a blonde with blue eyes who has always loved bold blues. Read on and shop some of my picks for fall in these hues using the links below! If you follow me on Insta (@dailykatyblog), you can also “like” the pic from this post to get a shoppable email to your inbox with even more cobalt and canary options (just sign up for ShopStyle first). Enjoy!

 

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COBALT: Sweater / Dress / Bag / Heels / Necklace

CANARY: Bag / Bracelet / Sunglasses / Pumps / Dress / Coat

What are your favorite fall trends right now? Let us know in the comments below!