Best of Summer

Self Portrait dress

White off the shoulder dress

Blue and white summer dress

White flowy skirt

Green vest

White blazer + distressed jeans

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Hellooooo from sunny California!  I decided to head West for the month of August and do a 30-day road trip along the Southern coast.  I’m really looking forward to spending quality time with friends and family, exploring towns I’ve never been to (like Montecito and Rancho Santa Fe), and stopping by spots that I have fond memories of (like La Jolla and Malibu.)  I’ll be working remotely on a ton of different projects…a blog redesign (it’s going to looks so purrrty once it’s complete!), this video project I shot a few weeks ago (can’t wait to share more deets soon), and my Travel App (I’m adding a Hamptons section AND updating the NYC, Miami and LA sections with the hottest/coolest/yummiest spots so get excited!)  I won’t be posting on here for a few weeks, but will be back to my normal schedule first week of September ;)  In the meantime, take advantage of the last few days of the Nordstrom sale (my picks are here), keep up with me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and most importantly…enjoy the rest of your summer!!!  XO

Mornings At Home

Raspberry Avocado Cacao smoothie

Raspberry Avocado Cacao smoothie

Raspberry Avocado Cacao smoothie

Raspberry Avocado Cacao smoothie

Chambray // Planner // Notebook // Dish Towel
Blender (100% worth the investment) // Watch

Happy Friday!  After an over indulgent week my body craves something healthy, but nourishing.  I’ve started whipping up these Raspberry Avocado Cacao smoothies a few times a week and have noticed a huge difference in my digestion.  I adapted the recipe from nutritionist and wellness expert Kelly LeVeque.  Kelly suggests that your smoothie contain: 1 serving of Protein (I used vanilla protein powder here) +  1 serving of Fiber (I used chia seeds) + Greens (spinach) + 1/4 cup of Fructose (raspberries) + 2 tablespoons of Fat (avocado) + Liquid (almond milk) + Super Food (cacao.)  I am constantly referencing Kelly’s site for guidance and ideas in addition to my Food Pinterest board which I update weekly!  These chia chicken tenders are super easy to make and this brussels sprout salad is so light and refreshing for lunch.  After my morning smoothie I like to get my heart rate up and I’ll either do FlyBarre, Flex Pilates, or go for a run (I try and do intervals on the treadmill.)  I notice a major difference in my mood when I work out in the morning.  What are some of your go-to recipes and workouts?  I’m always looking to try something new so I would love to hear!

LWD on Bond Street

Summer in the city

With Love From Kat

White summer dress

Aquazzura heels

Summer in the city

Foundrae dress (also love this one) // Aquazzura heels (also love these)
Proenza Schouler bag (also here) // Julie Vos bangles (similar)

I first discovered The Smile on a hot summer day 4 years ago.  I was instantly drawn in by the unassuming charm and coziness of the restaurant.  The fire place and open kitchen make you feel right at home.  Their homemade cheddar dill biscuits are some of the best I’ve ever had and sell out every morning (worth getting up early for!)  The restaurant is located on Bond Street; a quiet, cobblestone street in the heart of NoHo.  If you’re visiting the city – it’s a great street to head to because it’s surrounded by some of my favorite shops and restaurants (Gemma, Lafayette, and BondST.)  I wore this easy white dress to lunch at The Smile last week.  I typically wear flats to lunch but was coming from a meeting so I threw on my Aquazzura block sandals.  Aquazzura heels are surprisingly comfortable which is why I continue investing in them.  I have my eye on these next…