Sunday Sale Finds {Vol. I}

For me, Sundays are typically a good balance of relaxing and catching up on my to do list. I also find myself browsing online sales, so I decided that Sundays on the blog are now for sale finds. To kick it off, I’m sharing some J. Crew Factory sale finds, all of which you can shop below (and I’m sharing even more via ShopStyle.it on Instagram – @dailykatyblog). So many items are 50% off and then you can get an additional 20% off most of them with code HOTSALE! I can’t decide what to buy – too many good options!

J.Crew Sale Finds on DailyKaty.com

Shop the Looks:

Bikini Top / Bikini Bottom / Tunic

Romper / Shorts / Shirt / Skirt

Flats / Bracelet / Gold Sandals

4th of July Style & Easy, Festive Dessert

Happy July 4th! Hope you’re all having a good long weekend so far. We went to a family barbecue at my husband’s cousins beach house yesterday and it was such a beautiful day. I was excited to get festive and found some great deals on patriotic style finds earlier this week. Shop the post using the links below – the sunglasses are my new faves from Woodzee, the shorts are only $15 and so comfy and the tank is nice and lightweight for summer. And the white nail color is from the Ciate London South Beach Socialite Collection and makes you look super tan.

For more red, white and blue finds, follow me on Insta (@dailykatyblog) and “like” any of the posts with this outfit. You’ll get a shoppable email to your inbox with lots of items on sale (just sign up for ShopStyle first). I’m also Insta-documenting my weekend with recipes, outfits and more.

Also, if you’re looking for an easy, festive dessert to bring to a party, just buy some pretzels or Oreos, white chocolate and sprinkles. Melt the white chocolate using the microwave or a double boiler (I made a makeshift double boiler with a pot and glass bowl over it), dip the pretzels and Oreos in it and top with sprinkles! It took me a couple batches to get the hang of it, but I’ll definitely be making these again soon.

Have a great day with friends and family!

xo, Katy

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

Shop the Look:

Shorts / Tank / Sunglasses c/o Woodzee

Nails c/o Ciate London / Lips

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Desserts on DailyKaty.com

July 4th Style on DailyKaty.com

Bridal Shower Style with Florals

Wedding season is here and with that comes bridal showers. I’m loving all things floral this spring when it comes to style, so I was excited for an opportunity to wear this Sugarhill Boutique Cara Pink Floral Print Midi Dress from Lulu*s. It’s less than $80, comfy and can be worn on lots of occasions. Shop the post using the links below and have a great weekend!

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Shop the Outfit:

Dress c/o Lulu*s (under $80!) / Earrings / Bracelets

Wedges (old – similar here + here) / Clutch (old – similar here)

Note: Lulu*s is always restocking their clothes and accessories, so if you click the link to purchase and don’t see your size, just check back soon or enter your email address to be notified when it’s back in stock!

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Shop the Makeup:

 Eyeshadow + Foundation c/o bareMinerals

Mascara c/o Avon / Eyeliner + Brightener c/o Tarte

Bronzer c/o Too Faced / Lips / Nails

 

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Sale Finds {Shop the Post}

If you’re looking for summer clothes and accessories, now seems to be the time to buy. I’ve been seeing great stuff pop up on sale all over the place! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite items on sale, all of which you can shop using the links below. If you want even more of my sale picks, just head on over to Instagram (@dailykatyblog) and “like” the post with the image below. You’ll get a shoppable email to your inbox with lots of items on sale (just sign up for ShopStyle first). Enjoy!

 

Sale Finds {Shop the Post on DailyKaty.com}

Shop the Looks:

Bag / Boyfriend Jeans / Maxi Dress / Sunglasses

Bikini Top & Bottoms / Romper / Wedges

Black Sandals / Tan Sandals / Necklace / Earrings

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway

I’m at that age where every spring through fall, we have lots and lots of weddings to attend. I personally love weddings, mainly for two reasons: getting dressed up and celebrating with friends, many of which we don’t get to see often. And these events always result in lots of photos, so many that I whatever dress I wore ends up at the back of my closet, never to be worn again.

This past weekend was the wedding of one of my best friends from college, and I was excited to switch up my wedding style because she was having more of a casual outdoor party by the beach rather than a formal ceremony and reception. I knew I wanted a floral maxi dress, but all of the ones that I was finding in stores were a) expensive and b) I couldn’t see myself wearing them on multiple occasions to justify the expense.

In comes Rent the Runway… a service that lets you rent beautiful dresses for a small fraction of their retail value. They make it so easy (on both my to do list and bank account) that I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever actually purchase a special occasion dress again. Why spend $500 on a dress I know I’ll only wear once when I can rent it for $100? And why spend $100 on a new but not-as-nice, cheaper dress that I still will only wear once? Might as well look and feel better for that $100!

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Shop the Post:

c/o Shoshanna Dress via Rent the Runway / Bag (sale!) 

Sandals (sale!) / Earrings (only $15!) / c/o bareMinerals Foundation

Lips / Mascarac/o Too Faced Bronzer & Blush / Nails

 

To find the perfect dress to rent, I went to RentTheRunway.com, entered in my size and delivery date, then filtered my search further by length (long) and formality (daytime). There are lots more filter options (color, body type, designer, etc.) to help you find the best option, as there are thousands of dresses from 250+ designers to choose from. I’m a big fan of Shoshanna dresses and found two that I loved, so I decided to rent both, as you can rent a backup size for free and also add a second dress for $32.50 (the rentals themselves start at just $30). One of the best things about Rent the Runway is that their users give lots of feedback on the dresses, so you don’t have to guess if the dress runs long, doesn’t have any stretch, etc.

Once you select your dress(es), you just wait for it to arrive on your delivery date, wear it and throw it in the prepaid (free) UPS envelope to be shipped back – you don’t even need to worry about dry cleaning. You can choose to have your rental for 4 or 8 days – I went with 4 and had it delivered on Thursday before the wedding, then dropped it in the mail on Sunday.

Here are the two Shoshanna dresses I went with (shop them here: left, right)…

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

After trying them on, I fell in love with the purple floral Shoshanna Hydrangea Garden Maxi, though I may have to rent the other one for a different occasion. From there, all I had to do was accessorize with sandals, a bag and earrings (all on sale!), put on some makeup and I was good to go. For makeup, the YSL lip stain I’m wearing is one of my all-time faves, and I also used bareMinerals READY Foundation, Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer and Avon Big & Daring Mascara. Before the big day, I got a mani pedi with this light blue color – perfect for spring/summer.

My Rent the Runway dress worked out perfectly, we had a great weekend with our friends, and on Sunday, we were all ready to go home and take a nice long nap to recover (see last pic below of our pup Hank on the car ride home). More pics are below!

Join Rent the Runway and you’ll get $25 off your order of $75+ (valid for new customers). You can rent (and shop!) my dress using the links in this post, and for more of my favorites from Rent the Runway, follow me on Instagram (@dailykatyblog) and “like” the post about Rent the Runway. You’ll get a shoppable email to your inbox with lots of summer dress options to rent (just sign up for ShopStyle first).

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com
Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

Wedding Style with Rent the Runway on DailyKaty.com

**While I was provided a complimentary dress rental for review, all opinions are my own.**

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale {Shop the Post}

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here until May 31! It’s no secret that Nordstrom rarely has big sales like this, especially sales that you can get up to 40% off with. Shop some of my favorite shoe and accessory finds with the links below.

I’m off to Fort Lauderdale for a bachelorette weekend (on the plane now!) – follow along on Instagram (@dailykatyblog) and enjoy your weekends!

 

Nordstrom Sale Finds on DailyKaty.com

 

Shop the Post:

Ring + Bracelet / Tote Bag / Bucket Bag

iPhone Case / Fringe Bag / Hat / Sunglasses 

Espadrille Flats / Coral Sandals / Tan Wedges

Easter Style with Spring Florals {Shop the Looks}

It’s hard to believe that Easter is this Sunday, and I’m not sure if that’s because we still have snow on the ground or because it happens to fall early in April this year. Either way, I’m hoping for warm weather here in New England so I can finally put on a dress and act like it’s actually spring. I love that floral prints are in right now – so many fun dress options! You can dress them down with flats or up with heels or wedges. Shop some of my favorite Easter style looks with the links below!

Easter Style with Spring Florals

Top: One / Two / Three - on sale! / Four

Bottom: One / Two / Three - under $60!

What are you planning on wearing on Easter? Let us know in the comments below!

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

Sale! Jewel Tone Dresses from ASOS {Shop the Looks}

Not everyone has Presidents’ Day off today, but if you’re like me and do, then you should definitely take advantage of some of the great online sales going on right now. With foot after foot of snow here in New England, I’m dreaming of warmer weather, so today I’m sharing some jewel-tone dresses I’m loving from ASOS. Most of them are regularly $100 or less – and today you can shop everything on ASOS for 20% off with code PREZDAY20 (just click the links below to be directed to the dresses). They’re perfect for the fast approaching wedding season!

ASOS Dresses

Aqua / Blue / Pink

Burgundy / Orange-Red / Indigo

What are your favorite wedding or special occasion looks for this year? Let us know in the comments below!