Posts by tag: Casual

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 […]

(Note: Giveaway at the end of this post!) You have no idea how happy I am to start writing blog posts about spring fashion and accessories. I’m so sick of the cold weather. It’s so depressing. It just puts you in this funk and I would do anything to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sun light that is! So I am starting my 2018 spring blog posts right here, right now. What better way than to start with this adorable striped high-low dress and a unique accessory that everyone could appreciate. I’m a huge accessories girl so I’m always looking for unique pieces. Jewelry, handbags, shoes, I love them all! I have been eyeing JORD Wood Watches ever since I started blogging on Instagram two years ago. All of my favorite small town fashion bloggers were talking about them and it intrigued me. So when a rep […]

I am completely obsessed with over-the-knee boots, I wear them almost on a daily basis, but I saw these red sock booties at Target and I was like “I saw them and I just had to have them!” (Name that commercial!) I couldn’t resist getting these for Valentine’s Day. They are so comfortable, easy to walk in and also the fiercest shoes I have seen in a while. These are a dupe for the Stuart Weitzman The Cling Bootie but would you rather pay $600 or $38? No question! These fab booties also come in white and pink. Those pink ones are calling my name! I love a good statement piece, whether it’s a chunky necklace, dangling earrings, color popping handbag or a funky pair of shoes. Red is such a fierce color. It’s also classic and timeless. These boots are hot, beautiful and make everything look better. Subtle they […]