friday june 29

95* and melting today! but happy friday anyway 😉

this time around i went for an outfit that i’ve worn multiple times on trips to nyc in the middle of the summer. as in – something that breathes even when i’m outside all day in 90* weather.

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here are the details → shirt: old, anthropologie; shorts: old, target; sandals: frye; {accessories} watch: fitbit; earrings: old, american eagle; wrap bracelet: handmade by me; silver bracelet: found on etsy; gold cuff: magnolia.

 

xo,

Kate

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monday june 25

i know, mondays are not exactly my favorite day of the week either. but the good news this time around is that it’s officially summer, and this outfit will make you smile the whole way through the day.

it includes a couple of my all time favorites – the shoes in particular are ones that i never get tired of wearing!

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here are the details → shirt: found on poshmark; skirt: old, anthropologie; shoes: old, nordstrom; {accessories} watch: fitbit; gold hex bracelet: made by half united, received in my winter causebox*; blue & gold chain bracelet: old, target; silver bracelet: found on etsy; gold cuff: magnolianecklace: lucky brand {i think}, found at tj maxx; earrings: silver hoop found on etsy; grey stone: old, target.

*note on causebox* if you haven’t heard of them, please, please, please, look them up {linked above}! they are a quarterly subscription service, and they send out a box filled with things that are made ethically and support all sorts of different causes! it’s another good way to start your week!

xo,

Kate

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weekending: june 23 & 24

summer weekends are for the pool
or the lake or the beach
for family time
and rest.

they’re for grilling out
and ice cream
and some respite from the rigidity of the rest of the year.

here’s what i’ll be wearing for family time [top], and over my bathing suit in between trips to the pool [bottom].

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here are the details → [top] shirt: target; shorts: old, edited & upcycled by me; shoes: matt bernson; {accessories} necklace: old, j. crew; watch: fitbit; silver bracelet: found on etsy; leather wrap bracelet: handmade by me; gold cuff: magnolia. [bottom] shirt: steel city cotton works; shorts: found on poshmark; sandals: old, target; {accessories} watch: fitbit; wrap bracelet: made by me; necklace: found from this shop on etsy.

i hope your weekend is full of relaxation and sunshine!
{i hope mine is full of those things too – plus a little ice cream ♥ }

xo,

Kate

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friday june 22

sometimes in the summer, it feels a bit like groundhog day. it’s just the same thing over and over again. really hot and sunny. and then again. {and again.}

one of the good things though is that the pool is open every day, and we frequent it often.

this outfit is full of oldies, but goodies.

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details → shirt: old, anthropologie; shorts: old; american eagle; shoes: old: nine west; { accessories } watch: fitbit; earrings: old, corkscrew one from etsy, the other one i don’t remember; ring: found on etsy; all silver bracelet: found on etsy; leather wrap bracelet: handmade by me; gold cuff: magnolia.

i hope wherever you are, you’re enjoying your start to official summer!

xo,

Kate

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thursday june 21

just assume from here until the end of september {and possibly into october} that it’s going to be freakin’ hot around here. tomorrow is no exception.

this time i opted for light and airy. despite the fact that there are layers these ones are light enough to avoid melting. plus, the kimono makes it feel like i should be lounging by the pool all day – even if i’m not.

here are the details → racerback tank: old, target; paige boyfriend jeans: found on ebay; kimono: found on poshmark; sandals: frye. {accessories} necklace: handmade by me; watch: fitbit; silver bracelet: found on etsy; leather wrap bracelet: handmade by me; gold cuff: magnolia.

xo

Kate

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wednesday june 20

it has been really hot here for the last week or two, and i’ve been trying to find ways to keep from sweating the moment i walk out the door.

this outfit checks all the boxes!

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this one is full of ethical & thrifted buys → shirt: everlane; culottes: found on poshmark; shoes: found on ebay; watch: fitbit; bracelets: silver – found on etsy, gold – magnolia, wooden cuff – raven & lily {no longer available}; earrings: goodwin & old; necklace: made by me.

xo

kate

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revamping & reworking

something new & different

i’ve been thinking a lot about this site over the course of the last nine months or so. i’ve been deciding what kind of space would be most beneficial, and what makes sense.

long story short – if no one missed what was here before it probably wasn’t doing a whole lot to begin with.

hence, i decided to revisit my original plan for this blog. the original plan was to make it similar to a blog i followed until it was shut down – feather. it was fashion based on the weather, and despite the fact that it was based in nyc {and i’m nowhere close to there}, i still checked it daily.

it was fun and quick and inspiring.

the new plan for this site is not to scour the umpteen-thousand websites out there to find tons of new clothes that you’ll think you “need.” {no judgment though – it happens to me all the time. i still stand by my belief that wardrobe needs are a thing.} anyway, the point is this little site will be used for an outfit of the day. it will mostly be particular to where i am in the world, which for most of the time right now will probably be charlotte, nc.

these outfits will be straight out of my closet though. all things that i already have and own. the focus will not be on shopping, but in utilizing what you have.

i’ll add where things were purchased {as long as i remember}, and if you see something you love that’s no longer available, drop me a line and i’ll try to help you find something similar!

the plan is to post outfits in the evenings to help set you up for the next day. some weeks i’ll even throw in some weekend looks on fridays.

i’ll still try to include some notes about ethical and sustainable brands, because they are really important. but for now, we’re going to try a different take.

what do you think? are there any types of outfits that you want help putting together?

leave a comment and let me know!

xo

kate

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this week’s best find: your own closet

 

as i was thinking about what i wanted to post for this week – brands, items, etc. – i realized that i didn’t have anything specific to post.

that’s not because there are no other brands out there, or no other fantastic finds to be had. there are plenty of brands out there we haven’t gotten to yet. really really great sustainable brands. and we will highlight them.

but today, as i sit here rejoicing that it’s fall {because if it’s september, it’s close enough, especially for a fall aficionado like myself}, for once i’m not going crazy thinking about all of the things i want to buy. i am thinking about the one or two things on my list right now, but not the huge list i used to have every time the change of seasons rolled around.

believe me, it has taken a loooooooong time to get here. and a lot of wasted money – ask my husband. but finally, finally, i’m looking at all of the clothes i have saying, “it’s too much” instead of “it’s not enough.”

so, as cheesy as it sounds – go shopping in your closet. pull out the items that you love, and find a couple of different ways to wear them. plus, regularly revisiting everything you have is a great way to make sure you don’t buy something else that’s eerily similar to what you already have in your closet.

or go on a shopping fast {i was always really bad at these, so i won’t judge you if you break it}. necessity is the mother of invention, and not allowing yourself anything new is a great way to appreciate what you already have. it’s also a great way to see if you actually have any holes in your wardrobe.

if you want help, call a friend and make it a party to go through and style your wardrobe. {or comment here if you’re local, and we’ll find a time to get together!}

have a great week!

xo

kate

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brand spotlight: 31 bits

most of you probably know of 31 bits, but i had to spotlight them anyway. they’re one of the better known jewelry brands who have trumpeted fairly made goods from their inception.

right now i have a major crush on them particularly because of my daughter. her birthday is coming up, and a visit from one set of grandparents this past weekend meant she got to open a couple of presents early. one of them was a bitsies necklace. she has tried to put it back on with her pajamas every night since receiving it.

shine on bitsies necklace. 31 bits.

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