Saturday, October 7, 2017

Playing with Plaids





I am happy to see that plaid is on trend, even though it always is to me!
It reminds me of my school years when I wore a plaid skirt skirt or dress to school. I was always a popular girl, even though 6th grade was a nightmare, but that story is for another day. Other than that, I hold fond memories of school and I am still friends with most of my childhood classmates.

Anyway, above are some of my favorite plaid items this season. I like the unconventional pants and the beautiful embellished skirt, they have a different, but very beautiful touch.

And those Burberry booties look good with anything... I am thinking red skinnies.  By the way, you can find all these at The Real Real.

What do you think? Do you have any favorites?

Much love,

Kate


Monday, October 2, 2017

Want to Help the Environment?

                         


Today is the first ever National Consignment Day and I would like to talk about some of the benefits.

Recycling is not only for paper, recycling your old clothes helps the environment. It reduces the amount of pollution from production and agriculture. By recycling textile goods at consignment stores, we reduce the water pollution from crop as well as the emissions from factories.
Another good side of consignment stores is that it allows us to buy things we might not able to afford at retail value.

I visit second hand stores from time to time looking for treasures, as I call them, and recently, I came across The Real Real. I love it because I can sell items that I no longer wear, and I still get a fair amount when I consign with them.

I have a thing for unique things and a lot of them come from The Real Real. There is something for every taste and something that will make you stand out anywhere you go. I promise.

The Real Real also offers one of a kind home decor that you will love. The holidays are around the corner and this is a place you do not want to miss. Shop or sell!

Please take a look by going here https://promotion.therealreal.com/national-consignment-day 

Much love,

Kate

Sunday, October 1, 2017

It’s Halloween Month!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                       


              

With October comes Halloween. Are you into it?

I love the weather, the costumes, the parties and the scary movies!

Among my favorite movies are “The Exorcist”, “The Conjuring” movies and “The Omen”. I also like vampire movies.

We are planning on going to a haunted tour in Naperville, IL this year. People don’t usually dress up for the tours, but I am thinking of maybe doing that.

Here are some of my favorite costume choices shown above. I'm still undecided which one is my favorite.

What do you think? What are your favorite scary movies? Have you chosen a Halloween costume, yet?

If you’re dressing up, please share!

Much love,

Kate 
                                                                                                                                                            




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NYFW - Chromat Diversity

You 


                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Have you guys had a chance to follow NYFW?
I just started a new job and have been busy, but I am keeping up with the official NYFW and Vogue Runway apps.
I want to finish this post before I watch the Ralph Lauren runway show, I just got an alert.

Anyway, I loved Chromat's show last week. I loved seeing models of different backgrounds, ages, and body shapes. What a beautiful sight!
And what I love the most is seeing that our vision is changing and we are including everyone now, giving the younger generation hope. We are finally showing them that they are accepted and can be successful no matter what they look like.

We are all beautiful in somebody's eyes, but being accepting of ourselves is what matters. Do not compare yourself with everybody else or you will be unhappy, just learn to accept yourself and understand that you have qualities that make you unique. I wish I had learnt this when I was younger and bullied for being too thin. It caused me a lot of insecurity and shame that followed me into bad relationships. both romantic and non-romantic.

I was blown away by this show. I do not find any woman more attractive than the other or others. They are all stunning. As are you!

Much love,

Kate


Fall, Fall, Fall!


Gucci

Theory

         



Ten days!


I wanted to share a few of my favorite sweater picks this season. That Gucci sweater is so beautiful.... And so expensive! Even if I had the money to, I probably would not pay so much for that beautiful sweater. Especially with what is going on around the world.
However, I think we can get creative and make any sweater a dream sweater.
How? Add lace, charms, whatever inspires you.

Red is in this season and this beautiful v-neck that can be worn with anything. Something that comes to mind is a polka dots white and black blouse underneath it, and black pants. Another idea would be a white shirt with nay blue stripes and tailored dark blue jeans. What do you think?

Now, the Burberry Prorsum sweater is my favorite. As a dog lover, I would wear that every other weekend!

All these are for sale at bit.ly/2vkgNDh Check them out!

Much love,


Kate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fashion Week

Stuart Weitzman         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Public Desire

Franco Sarto


























Sock boots are trending this season. My favorite way to wear them is with shirt dresses and skirts, I do not always follow trends unless they fit my style.
I am particularly excited about this one because I can go from casual to business to partying, unlike the over-the-knees, which I love, but I do not feel are appropriate for the office.
Not appropriate unless we work in a cubicle for a fashion magazine or a style branch of some kind,  of course. Or better yet, a designer.
I love the red ones above, red is the it color this season, and my favorite. I would definitely wear those to the Beaufille NYFW show!

Do you love the trend? What are your thoughts?

Much love,

Kate

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello September!



















It's September!
Which means it's boots weather, so exciting!
Its still warm out, so I thought I'd wear some denim and these cute boots by Nine West.
I am seeing some fun styles out there, like the sock-bootie, and the flat over-the-knee.

I went shopping for boots at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, CO and one of the store associates told me that my calves were too thin and it was going to be hard for me to find boots.... Nope. Not at all.
I wear pants size 0 and 2 depending on the brand, and my calves are proportionate with the rest of my body. Thankfully, I am no longer 17 and insecure, I did not let that stop me from finding what I was looking for, so I have a few styles I love this fall/winter.

Sometimes you have got to let stuff roll of your back and ignore unwelcome comments. Go for what you love and live!

Should I mention the name of the store??? Nah..... 

Please show me your cowgirl side!

Much love,

Kate

Monday, August 28, 2017

One Day Closer to Fall


 Hillbilly Jeans, 1973






Kenyon Coats and Suits, ca. 1918
       
Interwoven Socks, 1972

   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Eiderlon Panties, 1978







Collier's Magazine, 1909




Prefall is here and I am ready to start sharing ideas and looks again. I am excited to see the looks my fellow bloggers are going to share. I'm anxiously looking forward to it!

Truth be told, the heat and I are not good friends. I love fall and winter and I think winter clothes are much prettier. That is why I am always very excited and looking forward to the September issue of my favorite fashion magazines.

However, lately every year has been more disappointing then the previous. What is up with all the ads?!

Don't get me wrong, I love the pictures and all, and I get the business perspective of having all those ads, but there has to be a line where ads do not outweigh the actual content of the magazine. It feels like the issues are mostly about ads now and less about fashion articles. Another thing I particularly would love to see is more affordable items next to the designer ones, so we can mix and get inspired realistically.

I think magazines should level more with their readers and think of every young woman who is searching for their own style without breaking the bank, not encourage them to in-debt themselves thinking they only fit in by wearing what they are shown.

What do you guys think? Any thoughts on that?

Much love,

Kate



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You Make the Outfit. The Outfit Does Not Make You.



                                                                                                                                                                         


Over the weekend, we went to the Vintage Days Fair in Long Grove, IL. I came across a booth that had very interesting and unique vintage jewelry. I wanted to buy everything from this lady!

These are the ones I ended up bringing home.

The season for brooches is coming up and pearls are always classy. These yellow ones stood out to me as soon as I scanned those tables.You can wear those with anything and stand out.
What about those lion earrings "nobody would want," as the owner of the booth said. Cute, right?!

Vintage fashion is not necessarily trendy, but always remember, it does not matter what you wear. You make the outfit. The outfit does not make you!

If you like these, you can go treasure hunting at www.daysgonebuyjewerly.com  or diane@daysgonebuyjewerly.com and Diane will take care of you!


Much love,

Kate

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Really... The Real Real



Brother Vellies Kaya Shearling Pumps

Chanel Sweater

Gucci Coat
                                                                                                                                                                    If you are like me, you are always looking for good rices online. When I came across The RealReal I was not sure if some of the things listed there were genuine, but they are!

Fashion comes and goes, but style is yours. I was a single mom for a long time and I did my best to stay true to my style while not overspending. I did not know about this place. Then I got married, but we are on a budget, and The RealReal came along. Now I can mix my vintage items with some loved pieces by my favorite designers!

At The RealReal, everything is at your reach!
Check them out at bit.ly/2vkgNDh and sign up for a $25 credit towards your first purchase. 
Another cool thing about them is that you can consign designer items you no longer wear. Very easy to do!

Much love,

Kate