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Nothing screams summer more than celebrating the 4TH OF JULY! When I look back, I realize I never use to be that excited about the upcoming holiday. Sure, I’d attend a BBQ here and there, watch fireworks and parades and always wear a cute festive t-shirt. But I now believe no other day defines summer quite like the 4th of July! So bring on the red, white and blue because I’m ready to celebrate! I’ve linked all the best finds for Americana apparel including this lightweight sweatshirt and the cutest home decor pieces from some of my favorite retailers. Come along and go shopping with me! Target Pier 1 Old Navy Kirklands The Pink Lily Boutique Amazon xoxo, Katie  

Las Vegas is such a easy breezy place to go for a quick vacation. Four days is a perfect amount of time unless you want to see a lot of shows. I love going to Las Vegas and doing different things than just gamble and drink all day. I have rounded up 10 free or nearly free things to do in Las Vegas that you never would have thought to do! 1. See the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign – I mean duh! Go as early as you can to avoid long lines. 2. Visit the Seven Magic Mountains – I love nature and I love art so this is right up my alley. You won’t spend too much time here. It’s fun to take some pictures and really soak in the beauty of these rock formations and the surrounding desert. The colors are still vibrant after spending years below […]

Just because it is September 1st does not mean that summer is over! I’m not saying that I’m not super excited for all things fall – pumpkin spice lattes, chunky sweaters and fall scented candles, but I just can’t believe that summer will soon be coming to an end. I’ve rounded up my favorite Amazon purchases that I made this summer. These are pieces that I’ve worn over and over again. Pieces that I will wear all the way until the warm weather ends. Since I’m in the Midwest that could be October! We never know. 1. Sunflower Midi Dress – My #1 favorite Amazon purchase this summer is this sunflower dress. I can’t tell you how many times I wore this dress this summer. It’s comfy, it’s flattering, and it’s the perfect midi length. I also think it offers a good amount of support to go bra-less. It’s such a great […]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Pattern mixing can seem challenging at times. There are a few questions I ask myself when pattern mixing. What patterns can be mixed? Do these patterns go together? What color schemes can be mixed? If I mix patterns will it look intentional or like I don’t know how to dress? Don’t be scared! You too can pattern mix like a pro! Some designers and stores are even making it easy for you and combining two patterns in one. How easy is that? No thinking involved! It’s practically foolproof! There are actually unofficial rules to pattern mixing. So if you’re not looking to purchase anything new for your closet stick to these rules to pattern mix with pieces you already own. Work with the same color palette. The prints should share at least one color. Choose patterns that are different scales. I love mixing florals […]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whoa…it has been a hot minute! I’ve been a little MIA lately, just super busy. Also I’ve been in a little bit of a funk and not feeling very creative. I think what I need is to be better at planning and organizing my thoughts. So welcome back to Lifestyle by Katie! I’ve got several Spring fashion posts cued up and my first one is on a transitional piece that will help you get out of your Winter wardrobe and into Spring fashion faster! When it’s still in the 30’s during the first week of April, you believe Spring will never arrive! Ok, that’s pretty dramatic but seriously I am sick of this weather! I want to start wearing all the hot Spring trends but it’s still too cold. I recently picked up this long sleeve sheer top that I have a feeling I’ll be […]