Friday, July 29, 2011

roadtrip adventures

So I took this roadtrip in June and had the best intentions to post outfit pictures as soon as I got back. Well clearly that didn't happen. You know how it goes, life just sneaks up on ya and pulls you under! Well, I've temporarily resurfaced. Here are shots from a topiary garden in Ohio...
disclaimer: as usual, photo shoot went quickly from "i'm a tall professional model" to "i'm the goofiest blogger on earth"

tiny rocks aren't the stablest of grounds even in a nice pair of chunky heeled Fluevogs.

the sun came out!

Channeling my inner Cyd Charisse, but looks like I accomplished more "crazy lady on a bench"

aaaaaand, just rollin' with the crazy lady gig.

Vintage Mushroom Dress via Meeps (DC)
Shoes via Fluevog (NYC)
Necklace via DoubleDutch (Baltimore)
Rayban Shades via Apex Optical (DC)
Yellow Satchel via ASOS (web)
Boyfriend Sweater via OldNavy (Virginia)
Crazy via Mom and Dad

sneaky picture of Mr.Husband, handsomest man on earth. I think he's holding hands with a ghost, but that's debatable.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

As soon as I came across this hat I knew I just HAD to feature it. It's kind of perfectly "me" 
Pair this baby with a lovely simple silhouette dress, giant cocktail ring, clean wallet, and (helloooooooooo!) amazing Marc by Marc shoes. Aahhmazing. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

it's all about the bow

Bows. BOWS!! I love them, Piperlime loves them, Modcloth loves them. It's a whole lotta love. 
Let's just take a moment, bow our heads (haha get it! bow not bow... get it?) and be thankful for this freeeeeaking adorable "Holding Pattern" Makeup Bag. Amen.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

all that glitters is gold

Dear Gretchen, You had me at "Inspired by Egyptian Pyramids" Love, kat

For reals dudes, check out this super cool Piperlime Exclusive line by Gretchen Jones (of Project Runway Fame) I'm especially loving the All Things Are One Necklace, Philosopher's Stone Ring and The Alchemist Earrings. Too cool. And (BONUS!) it's all not-for-profit! 100% of the net profit is donated to Aid to Artisans.

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's hot. I know you know, but it's all anyone (myself included) can talk about today. says:
zip code: 20009
Partly Cloudy Extreme heat index. Outdoor exposure should be limited.102°F Feels Like: 120°

yes, feels like one-hundred and twenty degrees...

Happy Friday everyone! Stay cool, don't forget your sunscreen!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

the roaring collection

Okay ladies and gents. I am DYING over La Perla's Fall Winter 2011-2012 The Roaring Collection. Totally Dying. See for yourselves: (dying!)

Oh yeah, and a quick friendly reminder to you ladies in the north east US: you could get beautiful photos like this too! Kristen Hudson-Nichols is the super fantabulous photographer behind Haute Boudoir Photography and beyond being a super fantabulous photographer she's super duper fun to be around. Love that gal! I highly highly highly recommend working with her. I've done my fair share of modeling and never have I felt more beautiful than when I've worked with Kristen! Go book an appointment. No really, go book it now!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

show it off & cover it up

Whether you prefer to show it off in a bikini or go a more modest route with a cover up (or maybe both!)  Piperlime has you covered (or not) and hellooooooo they are all on sale! Bonus!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

summer safari

Today it's only 93, and feels like a comfy 102. If that sounds more like an African safari, then you probably aren't from DC. This year we were even ranked the 6th hottest city in the US. Something to be proud of, right? We're pretty much used to it, but like to complain every summer anyway. 
That's how we roll yo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

yes, yes, yes... yes, yes, yes... yes, yes, yes....

Dear Topshop, Thank you for giving us this dress, belt and shoe in 3 colors. Yours Cordially, kat

For serious dudes, I've been in photoshop for an hour or so shifting around these dresses, belts and shoes trying to find the perfect color combos. Jokes on me though: They. Are. All. Perfect. Cross my heart. You can literally put the green belt with the yellow dress and the black shoes....
Or the orange dress with the orange belt and the red shoes....
Or the violet dress with the green belt with the blue shoes....
Every combination works!
I wish I was tech savvy enough to make it so you could play with these too, alas I'm not there yet. Maybe one day! One day soon!

The Dress: Structured Sleeveless Skater in Orange , Yellow , Violet
The Belt: Leather Double Bow Keeper in Green , Light Tan , Orange
The Shoe: Walberg Ankle Strap Wedge in Black , Red , Blue

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

color blocking

This spring and summer I have been OB.SESSED with color blocking. I looooove saturated hues and mashing them all up together is like a dream! Plus, hellooooo bow tie! What is it about bows that I find so appealing?! So so so cute. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

quirky hats

I love a good hat, there really is nothing more ladylike. 
I especially love a good whacky avant garde piece of art hat. Even the one with spikes is somehow quite delicate. Just lovely. 

peachy pinky orange.

I'm so sleepy I just can't think of something nice to say. 
I like peachy stuff.
I know, kinda pathetic. How cool is this necklace though? Super cool, that's how cool.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

when i grow up...

When I grow up I want to be just like this!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pineapple Print

Happy Friday fashion loving friends! I am beyond excited it's finally the weekend. *sigh* :) I think tomorrow morning I'll sleep in until 830! Wooo! LOL. Even the weekends that I do have off are always packed full of things to do. It's good though, I don't function well idling. This outfit would be perfect for a summer weekend running errands and going to appointments. I super love the wide straps on the dress, just adorable. 

What is everyone up to this weekend? Are you on vacation? Lounging by the pool? Shopping for the perfect summer sun dress? Knitting shawls for your bridesmaids? Okay, that last one's kinda specific, maybe only one of you out there is actually doing that. 

Happiest Friday wishes to all you darlings out there! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

prim and proper

Well I do declare, ain't this just the sweetest lil' outfit you eva did see? Perfect for Sunday brunch, maybe some glits with your grits? Sounds good to me!

Parental Controls

Monday I got to talking to a 5 month old baby about designer shoes. Yeah, sometimes I do that. So anyway, we were talking and her lovely mommy-o told me she used to live in NYC and had quite the collection of Miu Miu's *sigh* I've been thinking about shoes pretty much since then. I've also been thinking of having Mr.Husband set up some parental controls on the Mac so that I stop drooling and obsessing over unattainable shoes. Unattainable for now that is, my day will come! Positive affirmations!  

Friday, July 1, 2011

does it always have to match?

okay, i know that fox doesn't go with this outfit at all. but i love it. so there ya go. if it's really hard to picture how chic this outfit is with in there, just cover him up with your hand or a business card, or whatever you have laying around. see!? it IS a super cute outfit. Also, let's just take a second to break down these shoes: 
For Real.
Now who's got $800 bucks I can have? I promise to take good care of them...