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 It’s no surprise that everybody is talking about self-care these days. It’s so important for your mental well-being. And what’s better than working on self-care than doing it at a fancy spa with your girlfriends? My girlfriends and I are all busy women, so it’s difficult to plan a spa day that matches all of our schedules. Of course I’m the only one without kids so my schedule is a little more flexible. We were planning a spa day and just couldn’t find a Saturday that worked for all 5 of us unless we waited 6 weeks out! I wasn’t having any of that! So I suggested we take a Monday off of work to spend the day relaxing, rejuvenating, gossiping and laughing. Besides there is such a thing as a “mental health day” right? One of my girlfriends suggested Kohler Waters Spa because she […]

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 […]