Thursday, November 30, 2023

Pink for the Holidays

It looks like it is shaping up to be a very Pink Christmas, and I couldn't be more excited! I love finding new ways to put a twist on traditional holiday fashion and there's no better way to do that than with pink plaid pants and a cozy pink sweater! Speaking of things I'm excited about and also things that are pink, how amazing is my new Teddy Blake "Ava" bag in this lovely fuchsia color? Not only is the bag the perfect complement to my pink holiday outfit, the gorgeous pink color makes it the type of bag that I look forward to carrying all year long! (As you know, I wear a lot of pink and bright colors, which makes this bag the perfect match for my wardrobe!)

This is my second Teddy Blake bag and just as with my first one, which I blogged about here, I was immensely impressed with the quality of my Ava bag. One of the things that I really admire about Teddy Blake and that I believe contributes to the exceptional quality is that all of their bags are made in Italy. I also love that Teddy Blake offers a selection of classic handbags that come in a wide array of colors. As a lover of both handbags and color, it was hard for me to decide on which one I wanted, but pink features prominently in my wardrobe, so I knew I would get a lot of use out of the fuchsia color! For those of you who want more classic and subdued colors, Teddy Blake has you covered. There's truly a bag for everyone!

Sweater: Target here and similar here
Bag: c/o Teddy Blake here
Earrings: Zenzii
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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Pink Velvet Suit

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you shop any of the Black Friday sales or are you planning on shopping online for Cyber Monday? It seems like the sales are starting earlier and earlier every year. This year I started getting Black Friday emails a couple of weeks before the actual day! This pink suit comprised of a velvet pink blazer and matching pink velvet pants is one of the things I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago from J. Crew for a pre-Black Friday special. Last year I got a similar pink velvet suit but it was a darker color. I really love the "Barbie" vibes of this particular shade of pink, which is why I couldn't resist it!

We took these pictures at one of my favorite murals in Pasadena. You probably have seen it at least a few times on my Instagram because it tends to be the perfect backdrop for anyone who loves color as much as I do! Anyway, as we were taking the photos my husband said that I looked like the female Willy Wonka in this particular suit! He always makes funny comments when taking my photos. Anyway, that's all I could think about during these photos and to be honest, he's kind of right! Well, I take that comment as a compliment!

Blazer: J. Crew here
Pants: J. Crew here
Shoes: Ally Shoes here (Save $40 on your first pair of heels with Ally with code Hellokatie40 at checkout or save 10% on Ally flats by using code Katiegirl10 at checkout)
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Monday, November 13, 2023

Sweater Dress Weather

While sweater weather hasn't quite arrived here in Southern California, I am gearing up and preparing for a cold spell by purchasing some sweaters for the upcoming "cold" season. One of the things I love wearing when the weather does finally get cooler is a good sweater dress and I think I might have found one of my favorites, at least of the season! This purple and pink sweater dress has all of the colors I love!

Purple is my favorite color and pink is a close second, so the color palette of this sweater dress is perfect for me! I also love the details of the sleeves as well for some added visual interest. This dress will definitely be in heavy rotation once the fall/winter weather comes to Southern California!

Dress: Nordstorm here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Gucci
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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Halloween Outfit Ideas

I love all of the holidays, but Halloween is probably my favorite! I definitely love decorating, dressing and finding fun places to celebrate the spooky season. With Halloween right around the corner, I have pulled out some of my favorite Halloween looks to celebrate! I'm starting with this cute purple ghost cardigan! While we normally associate just wearing black with dressing for Halloween, you can also make it colorful as I did by pairing this purple ghost sweater with bright pink pants!

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Next, I'm just batty about this fun tulle bat skirt! I love that it's got a little bit of orange underneath for a bit of color! I paired the skirt with this feather tee shirt from J. Crew because the feathers are chic but can also be a bit spooky!

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Last off all, I can't get enough of this fa-Boo-lous ghost cardigan sweater, so I also got it in black. I paired this sweater with some black check pants. Since I rarely wear all black, so I had to add some pops of color to the look with my orange loafers and purple bag!

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Wild Horses

I've always loved horses, which probably isn't surprising because most girls love horses. I actually used to ride horses when I was younger as well. As you can see from the print on my dress, my affinity for horses has not faded as I've aged! This fun fall dress from Farm Rio is perfect for any equine love or anyone who loves gorgeous prints! If you've seen the Barbie movie, it would also be a print that the Kens would love, as they become obsessed with horses in the movie!

In addition to the horses, I really love the colors found in this print. For that reason, I played on the pink and purple tones found in the print when I accessorized. (Something I think Barbie would definitely do!) If you love this print as much as I do, the good news is that it is available in many items from Farm Rio including a jumpsuit and blouse!

Dress: Farm Rio here, here and here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Gucci 

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Striking a Pose


A jumpsuit as striking as this one calls for striking a pose and that's exactly what I am doing! I recently picked up this colorful jumpsuit from Anthropologie on sale a few weeks ago and it's definitely going to become one of my favorite jumpsuits! I love that the colors in the print are perfect for transitioning to fall. It's always hard this time of year to find things to wear that are comfortable for warmer temps but still nod to the autumnal season. This jumpsuit definitely fits the bill thanks to the color palette!

I also love that the pattern of this mural echos the pattern in the jumpsuit! There are lots of fun shapes and patterns in both the mural and the print that add visual interest. Speaking of which, this mint colored hat also adds a lot of visual interest to the outfit! I love to wear hats all year and I was so excited when I found this mint one at Target because it's one color that I don't already have in my hat collection!

Jumpsuit: Anthropologie here
Hat: Target here
Shoes: Loeffller Randall here and here
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Monday, September 18, 2023

Pink Striped Maxi Skirt

I just got this pink and white maxi skirt and I wanted to wear it before it gets to officially be fall, which is right around the corner! It's hard to believe that it's almost October, although the weather here lately in California surprisingly feels very much like fall, which doesn't usually happen until much later in the year. Anyway, I was happy to get this skirt, which I had been looking at all summer, on sale! I thought it would be the perfect thing to wear out to dinner last week for a night on the town! Of course, I had to pair it with some green accessories, including this new green clutch, because green and pink is one of my favorite color combinations.

Just a quick note about the location: these photos were taken at Pasadena City Hall. If you are not familiar with this location, it was actually the setting for the exterior shots of Pawnee City Hall on the TV show, Parks and Rec. Pasadena City Hall is also a very popular location for people to do professional photography for weddings and other events. The fountain that appears in a couple of these pictures is the most popular place for photos, so I lucked out when it was free for a few minutes so that I could get some pictures by it!

Skirt: Boden here and similar here
Top: J. Crew
Shoes: Loeffler Randal here
Clutch: Target here
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