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Real vs. Steal: Hat-Trick

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I love headwear. Period. Especially in the form of a good snapback. Throwing on a cap is definitely my go to move when I want to hit the gym, run errands ( aka shop ), or just don’t feel like spending an hour brushing out my rat’s nest. IDK why… but sometimes I feel like if I’m wearing a hat I’m all of a sudden invisible and can go about my day with no distractions.

Sometimes, however, a hat is not just a cover-up, but rather a strategically placed part of the whole ensemble. I’ve been obsessed with this cutie for quite some time. It pretty much calls my name every time I walk into UO… which is far too often. I will say that this “Real” is totally budget friendly, and if you’re all about rocking headwear I would go for it. However, if you’re new to the hat game and not so sure how often you would actually sport it, opt for the “Steal”. It’s equally as cute for a quarter of the price so you pretty much can’t go wrong.

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+ Real: Urban Outfitter’s Profound Aesthetic Portland 5-Panel Hat $42

+ Steal: FXXI Funky Floral 5-Panel Hat $11

Soooo… what would you do? Splurge on the real or save with the steal?

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Get The Look: Pretty In Punk

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It’s not a shocker that punk / grunge has totally made a revival. I dare you to walk out your door without spotting someone sporting some Doc Martens with a flannel tied around their waist. Seriously. Good luck with that.

I for one, am thrilled. Some would say that the trends of the late 80s / early 90s were horrendous… I would disagree. This was probably my FAVORITE  time for fashion. I may have been a kid, but I knew a good thing when I saw one. Babydoll dresses topped off with a flannel were my jam. I lived in my Doc Martins and didn’t leave the house without my mini-backpack… probably filled with pogs.

Fast forward 20 years later and not much has changed. This is still one of my favorite looks. I say, go for the grunge… just polish it up a bit. Think crop tops and fitted skirts or plaid leggings… and don’t forget to accessorize!

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+ [ FXXI ] Nirvana Crop Top $15.80 – Crop tops + high waisted skirts = a match made in heaven.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] High Holidays Plaid Skirt $52 – A skin tight skirt will sex up this tomboy vibe.

+ [ Dr. Martens ] White Dr. Martens $120 – Loving white boots for winter.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Stevie Faux Shearling Mini Backpack $68 – This backpack is so ridiculous. I need it in my life ASAP!!!

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Spiked Up Ring Set $18 – Hands down… rings are my fav accessory.

+ [ Amoeba Music ] Various Patches $3-5 – Never mind the bollocks. I collect patches of my fav bands and add them to everything!!! Purses, jackets, you name it.

Soooo… are you digging this revival as much as I am or do you wish punk was dead?!?

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Real Vs. Steal: High Voltage

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With the holiday season comes holiday parties ← yay for that! This means dresses for days, sky high heels, lots of champs, and a good old statement necklace. Statement necklaces are one of my fav ways to amp up the volume and switch things up… esp if you’re re-wearing ( eeek )!

The thing with statement necklaces is that they do just that… make a statement, meaning you’ll probably only wear it a time or two. I mean, repetition is boring ( yawn ).

This Sam Edelman linked cage necklace is to die… but knowing me I would wear it once and be over it in a hot minute. There is nothing worse than buyer’s remorse… so, I’d rather drop $9 bucks on this FXXI geo bib, wear it once, and pass it on to a friend.

What do you guys think…? Spend on the real, or save with the steal?? And please tell, what’s your favorite way to spice up your look this holiday season?

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Get The Look: Beanie Baby

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So, it’s officially my favorite season! Yes, winter is great and of course I can’t wait for Christmas… but I was actually referring to Beanie Season!

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Beanies are everything. Right?!? They keep you warm and cozy, cover up post-workout hair ( #dirtyhairdontcare ), and give you that IDGAF kinda look.

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You know I love my tomboy chic… but I’m actually really loving beanies with maxi dresses, sky high platforms, and super girlie things! So don’t be afraid to mix things up ;)

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 Loooooove mixing black & blue. Esp when the blue is in the form of a Chanel ;)

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Head 2 Toe:

+ [ H&M ] Neon Knit Hat $5.95 ( similar )

+ [ Urban Outfitters ] Distressed Nirvana Tee $34 ( similar )

+ [ Forever 21 ] Faux Leather Moto Jacket $39.80

+ [ H&M ] Black Leggings $9.95

+ [ H&M ] Platform Boots aka. FAV boots ever! $25 ← on sale!!

+ [ Chanel] Vintage Find $Priceless

Soooo… what’s your go-to look this season?!?

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Get The Look: TFB x AOS

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It seriously is the most wonderful time of the year. The weather’s getting chilly, everyone is getting in the holiday spirit, and I can watch tacky made for TV Christmas movies all month long :) Another plus…? Winter is my favorite season for fashion! Sweaters, boots, beanies… ugh, I’m in heaven.

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Flannel obsessed ♥

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This winter I am loving leather ( as usual ), flannels, and pretty much anything that looks cute but is totally comfy.

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 Remember when I showed you guys one of my favorite “steals”… the Mya Coated Skinnies by AOS? Yep, still obsessed. Definitely a winter staple!!

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Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize… more is more.

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+ [ True SF ] Straight To HLZBLZ Beanie $28

+ [ Forever 21 ] Classic Oversized Faux Leather Clutch $8.40 ( similar )

+ [ Brandy Melville ] Ying Yang Charm Necklace $8

+ [ H&M ] Black Knit Sweater $24.95

+ [ H&M ] Flannel Shirt $24.95

+ [ AOS ] Mya Moto Coated Skinnies $79

+ [ H&M ] Platform Boots $49.95

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Fav boots EVER!

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Beanie weather is better.

What’s your go-to look this winter?!

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Bite Worthy

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Christmas-time is in the air! You know what that means… you guessed it. The *NSYNC christmas album circa ’98 will be playing on repeat from now until New Years Day. Totally not kidding BTW, but actually I was thinking more along the lines of SHOPPING SEASON… it’s officially begun. Forget about battling crowds and freezing my a** off on Black Friday. Sounds like an anxiety attack waiting to happen, no thx! I prefer to do my shopping from my fav place in the world… my couch. Cuddling up with my pup, a hot cup of tea, my laptop, and a tacky Lifetime Christmas movie sounds like a wayyyyy better way to spend the day :) Yes, ’tis the season to give, but hey, you’ve also gotta treat yourself every now &then day. Here’s what’s been fueling my Black Friday shopping addiction.

+ [ FXXI ] Be Seen Shag Jacket $65: YOU GUYS! This jacket… fur-get about it… its MINE!

+ [ Urban Outfitters ] Obey x UO Pearse Beanie $29: Beanies are my go-to for winter. The more I wear beanies, the less I have to actually brush my hair ;)

+ [ Chanel ] Le Vernis Limited Edition Nail Colour in Rouge Moiré $27: I think I need this polish to go with my cranberry lippy… right?!

+ [ FXXI ] Modernist Asymmetrical Dress $22.80: Dead. Dying. Done over this dress. Sexy, yet classy for all those upcoming holiday parties… + it’s my fav color. lol. It’s kind of unbelievable in blue too, do I dare?

+ [ ASOS ] Quilt Cross Body Bag with Cat Ears $32: This quilted cat purse is too freaking cute! It will go puuurrrrfectly with my new boots. Need it right meow.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Just Female Addi Bracelet Set $40: Love this stackable arm candy. Dainty with an edge.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Shoe Cult Saumur Quilted Chelsea Bootie $120 on sale for $38: I need another pair of black booties like I need a hole in the head… but I can’t resist these quilted lovers.

+ [ Urban Outfitters ] “As If” Fingerless Gloves $16: Anything that keeps my mitts warm  and allows me to type simultaneously def makes my wish list. Added bonus… they remind me of my fav 90’s movie. “Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?”

So spill, what were your most bite-worthy finds of the week?!

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Bite Worthy

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Ugh… you guys. I have a major shopping addiction. Like. Major.

Everyday I repeat my mantra… “I will not shop today, I will not shop today, stay strong Katie”, but guess what… it hasn’t really been working.

Ya know what, rather than fight it I’d prefer to just share my favorite finds with you guys… sound good? Great!

I’ll leave it up to you to tell me ‘yes, you totally need another pair of black ankle boots to add to your insane collection’… or ‘no, get a grip and get your a$$ straight out that door and to the nearest Shopaholics Anonymous meeting STAT’… your call.

This week’s bite-worthy finds… clockwise:

Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Lace-Inset Slip Romper $69.00: This lace slip dress is the perfect base layer for pretty much any and every outfit.

Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Empress $26: I love, love, love a dark matte lip for fall and this color is amaze!

H&M Black Knit Cape $59.95: Who doesn’t love a classic cape? There’s just something so Coco about it. Timeless.

FXXI Standout Chain Necklace $8.80: One of the easiest way to step up your look is by adding a chunky, statement piece like this one.

FXXI Cozy Fair Isle Cardigan $32.80 : Ok. This cardigan is seriously too freaking cute. I love cozy cardis for fall. It will be in my closet by the end of the week.

H&M Quilted Shopper $34.95: I know I have like a million and one black bags, but I just love the pleated details on this one. It’s kind of the perfect laptop bag IMHO. & wouldn’t it go great with these shoes?!?

Urban Outfitters Grey City Bree Lace-Up Ankle Boots $189.00: Remember how I professed my love of shoes, especially black ankle boots? Well, here we go again. Chunky heel, lace-ups, & gold hardware on the toe… ugh. I die.

So… should I check myself into rehab now, or later?

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Get The Look

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I may like pretty things, but I’m a TOTAL tomboy at heart ( always have been, always will be… sry )!! That being said, I’m still completely obsessed with fashion ( obvi ) and love finding looks that allow me to mix and match my tomboy favs with some girlie touches.

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I love this look because A) it’s cute, B) it’s comfy, and C) it basically works for any and every occasion. Lunch with your bestie babes ✓, a night to forget at your fav dive bar ✓, Blog-Doo book club ✓, Sunday din with the fam ✓… you get the point.

My favorite leather jacket and vintage flannel are absolute staples ( I live in them ). This look can easily go downhill quick. Yep, down that hill and straight on to Frumpville USA, but pairing them with a skinny mini, a cute pair of ankle boots, and a girlie ‘do totally femmes it up. If you’re going to rock the tomboy look think Tomboy Chic… not twinning with your boyfriend. Thx.

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x  black moto jacket: FXXI

x  vintage flannel via Saks Fifth Ave: (similar)

x  mini jersey dress: H&M

x  volo ankle booties: Alberto Fermani / similar steal: Steve Madden

x  sunnies: Urban Outfitters

x  oxblood bag: Targé + patches via Amoeba Music

x  bolo tie: borrowed

 

Photos by the fabulous Fashionlushxx

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TGIF: SD Swag

IMG_5002Sothis babe and I had a ‘business’ meeting downtown which quickly evolved into a photo sesh / late lunch and bevies at Neighborhood. Go figure. We visited our girl Casey at work then continued to wander around and discover a side of SD that we so rarely see. I love going on mini adventures and this one did not disappoint. Street art, gluten free beer, and good eats… yes please!! Here are some highlights…

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+ Black Mini Dress / Skirt: H&M

+ Blondie Tee: FXXI

+ Oxblood Pleather Jacket: FXXI

+ Harness Boots: H&M

+ Black Bucket Bag: H&M

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TGIF: Save It For A Rainy Day

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First of all… what’s up with the weather lately?!? I honestly can’t keep up. I actually really like the rain [and the sun too for that matter], so either way I’m pretty much good to go. I’m not one to get the blues when it’s gray outside; so the only thing truly affected by the weather are my outfit choices. For rainy days I typically opt for boots // skinnies // a vintage rocker T // + my trusty leather jacket. Here’s how I wore it.

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