Gingham for July 4th

My littlest brother graduated from high school last weekend and because it was super hot out I was on the hunt for a light, flowy dress for the occasion. I found exactly what I was looking for and it was on sale for 50% off – and it’s still on sale now with code JULY4TH! Speaking of July 4, it’s perfect for the holiday weekend not only because of the weather, but because it’s easy to incorporate into a red, white and blue color scheme thanks to the navy and white gingham print.

Aside from being lightweight and perfect for summer, what I love about this dress is that I can wear it to both work with some casual sandals (these have been a go-to for years) or to something like a summer BBQ at the beach with a bathing suit underneath and flip flops. I’ll definitely be getting lots of use out of it, including a July 4 weekend party this weekend! Shop the look using the links below.

And in case you haven’t seen, there’s a new way you can shop my Instagram looks via my “Shop My Instagram” page. To get there, just go to “Shop” and then “Instgram.” I’ll also be linking to it in my Instagram profile (@dailykatyblog) so if you see something you like, it’s super easy to shop without having to clutter your inbox with emails.

Happy long weekend! xo

Gingham Dress on DailyKaty.com #loveloft

Shop the Look:

Dress {50% off w/ code JULY4TH, also in petite}

Sandals {similar styles here + here}

Similar Necklace / Earrings

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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

Casual Chambray Dress

It dawned on me the other day that I’ve been buying a ton of chambray lately… button up shirts, dresses, tanks, you name it. I love that it’s appropriate for my day job but is still casual and comfortable, and you can easily dress it up with nicer pants or a shirt and jewelry. Today I’m sharing a super soft chambray dress that I paired with tan lace up sandals and a simple crossbody bag. My only complaint about this outfit is that there isn’t a huge window of time here in New England for outfits like this, but this week it was perfect! Shop the look using the links below.

Casual Chambray Dress

 Shop the Look:

Chambray Dress {sold out – similar here, here & here}

Sandals {also in black} / Bag {under $40!} / Sunglasses

Casual Chambray Dress

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Amalfi Coast Style

Next up on my Italy posts is a round-up of a few looks you may have seen sneak peeks of on my Instagram while I was traveling. I wore the three outfits below during my stay in Positano and Capri on the Amalfi Coast. The weather wasn’t as warm as I was hoping, but on the last day we finally got some signs of summer (and had to buy bathing suits from a local shop because we didn’t even bring them after seeing the forecast!).

Whether you’re abroad or here in New England, I love this time of year because you can really take advantage of layering looks to take you from day to night. Shop these three looks using the links below or on Insta (@dailykatyblog) with ShopStyle!

Amalfi Coast Style on DailyKaty.com

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Shirt / Jeans {under $40!} / Sandals {also in black & yellow}

Bag {my go-to for travel – lays flat in your suitcase!}

Amalfi Coast Style on DailyKaty.com

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Ruffles in Positano

I’m back! My husband and I took a break from all things reality and went on a trip to Italy – Florence, Rome and then onto the Amalfi Coast, specifically Positano and a day trip to Capri. I’ll be sharing full travel guides for each location because there is just so much to see and do, but for now I wanted to leave you with an outfit I wore for a day traveling from Naples to Positano with a stop for lunch overlooking the ocean in Ravello. Shop the look using the links below. Lots more to come – stay tuned!

Ruffles in Positano

Shop the Look:

Shirt {under $15 & also in blue & black} / Jeans {under $30!}

Bag {under $40!) Scarf / Shoes {so comfy & also in cognac}

Ruffles in Positano

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Sunday Sale Finds Vol. 4

Just when I thought spring was here to stay, it went ahead and snowed this morning and the temps are back down for the week. Can a girl please get some no-jacket weather?! I was doing some online window shopping this morning and saw that lots of my favorite stores have great sales going on, so I had to share some of my picks. Shop them all using the links below! The sales don’t require a code unless I noted one with the link.

Sunday Sale Finds

Shop the Sales:

Nude Booties / Gold Sneakers / Black Sneakers / Black Bag

Jeans ($19.99!) / Earrings / Bikini Top, Bottom (all swimwear $22!)

Bodysuit (30% off 150+ w/ 3382, 25% off $100+ w/ 3381, 20% off $50+ w/ 3380)

Tan Bag / Bracelets / Denim Vest (40% off w/ SPRINGFUN)

Pink Dress / Patterned Dress (dresses same codes as bodysuit)

 

What are your favorite spring sale finds? Let us know in the comments below!

One-Piece Swimwear Under $60

Yesterday’s 75 degree and sunny weather was a big tease, but I loved every second of it and it had me thinking about summer. I was doing some online shopping this past weekend and found myself browsing one-piece swimsuits and decided to take the plunge and order a few to try on. I didn’t think I would end up liking them, but I figured the worst thing that would happen is they would go back to the store. Through high school, I was a competitive swimmer, so while I definitely wore a Speedo one-piece many times in my life, I never actually bought or wore a cute one. And now I’m obsessed.

There are SO many good options available – all with fun details, such as strappy backs, cut outs, mesh and more. The best part is they come at all different price points. Since I’m a newbie to one-pieces, I want to see how much I end up wearing them before buying any of the more expensive options. So today I’m sharing my picks for one-pieces under $60 – many of which are even less! And right now, you can shop these using the links below and use code STYLE to get $5 off $35 or $15 off $75.

One-Piece Swimsuits

Top: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Middle: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

What’s your favorite place to shop for swimsuits? Let us know in the comments below!

Pineapple Everything

We’ve barely even had a winter (or at least any snow) and yesterday felt like spring. Fine by me! So until the warm weather is finally here to stay, I’ll be dreaming of all things summer… starting with my latest obsession with pineapples. I want gold pineapples everywhere in the house (love this candle!), my weekly planner has pineapples on it, and I’ll be heading to Target later today to pick up this pineapple one-piece bathing suit. Need it all!

Shop the post using the links below – and don’t miss out on my Rodan + Fields skincare giveaways one post back!

Pineapple Everything

Shop the Post:

Salt & Pepper Shakers / Tank / iPhone Case (c/o Casetify)

Romper / Cocktail Shaker / Pool Float / Planner

Backpack / Ice Cube TraySmall Serving Dish (& Large)

Bracelet / One-Piece & Two-Piece Bathing Suits

Mixing Plaids

Today I’m all about mixing prints… specifically super soft plaids. I love this style trend because it’s really easy to do. All you have to do is combine two prints that have some sort of a similar color – which in this case was royal blue. The dress has plenty of it and the scarf had one line within the plaid pattern with the same color, so they played off of each other nicely.

First off, if I could wear flannel every day, I would, and this dress (on sale!) has become a wardrobe staple from fall to winter. In warmer weather, I wore it on its own, and then as it got chillier I’ve gone with tights and booties (as shown here) to dress it up a bit or leggings and flats for a more casual look. And a good blanket scarf like this one from Old Navy is perfect for finishing off any wintery look with some added warmth (especially since my office tends to be freeeezing!).

Shop the look below!

Mixing Plaids on DailyKaty.com

Shop the Look:

Similar Scarf (shown is sold out, c/o Old Navy)

Flannel Dress (on sale!) / Nails / Earrings

Similar Tights, Booties & Bag

Mixing Plaids on DailyKaty.com

Mixing Plaids on DailyKaty.com

Mixing Plaids on DailyKaty.com

Mixing Plaids on DailyKaty.com

Poncho Style & My Everyday Bag

Today I’m going back to my freshman year of college when I made the big purchase of an oh-so-basic navy Longchamp bag. That bag is still in my regular rotation 10+ years later, despite many solid efforts to upgrade and replace it. I haven’t been able to find one with the necessary criteria: big enough for everyday essentials (laptop), long straps to make it easy to lug on the train everyday, and durable enough to last. Then one of my gfs showed up at lunch with a new bag, the “adult Longchamp,” which is actually Annabel Ingall. Now it’s my everyday, go-to bag, shown below (also comes in a smaller version and different colors – gray, black, royal blue, navy, tan, etc.).

But enough on the bag… today’s post was really meant for this poncho, which has quickly become a winter wardrobe staple for me. I love when I find a great deal on a piece like this that is versatile and also good quality (thanks, Old Navy!). I’ll be throwing this over essentially any long-sleeved shirt all season long (love the one below – on sale and comes in lots of colors), dressing it up for work or down for lounging around the house. And these jeans are under $35, super stretchy and basically feel like leggings. Top the outfit off with a fun necklace like this one that I also scored on super sale.

Shop the look using the links below!

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Shop the Look:

Old Navy Poncho c/o (similar here, under $30!)

Old Navy Jeans (only $35!) + Shirt c/o

Bag (or rent it here) / Boots (similar) / Necklace (sale!)

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com
Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com

Poncho style & the perfect everyday bag (comes in lots of colors) on DailyKaty.com