Grecian Gown

What to wear to a wedding or gala

Black tie dress

Grecian gown with Stuart Weitzman sandals

Formal gown for a wedding or black tie event

BCBG dress with Stuart Weitzman heels

BCBG dress // Oscar de la Renta necklace (similar)
Stuart Weitzman heels (also love these) // Kotur clutch (similar)
Laura Mercier primer // Giorgio Armani foundation
Saint Laurent eye shadow palette // Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner

There’s nothing more stressful than running around town trying to find a dress for an upcoming wedding or black tie event.  It’s always the times when you’re looking for something specific and can’t find it, right?!  This LBD from Nordstrom is perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, galas, balls…  It’s comfortable, flattering, and can be worn in the summer (it would look gorg with turquoise earrings) and winter (with a gold necklace and fur stole.)  You could even belt it for a more casual look.  Nordstrom has so many pretty dresses right now – I’ve been eyeing this one and this one from their New Years dress section.  Shop more of my favorite dresses from Nordstrom below (and make sure to snap up my LBD while it’s on sale!)

Special thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

His + Hers Holiday Cocktails

Christmas Cosmopolitan

Holiday Cocktails

Classic Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Holiday entertaining ideas

Holiday entertaining how-to

Christmas cocktail party

Serving Tray // Decanter // Bar Tool Set
Martini Glasses // Old-Fashioned Glasses //Napkins

One of my favorite things about the holidays is being able to entertain with festive food and decor.  I was so excited when Pottery Barn asked me to share a holiday story and put a twist on a classic cocktail recipe.  I chose a Martini for her, and Manhattan for him.  I put a twist on the Martini by adding cranberries – I used 1 ounce of vodka, 1/2 ounce of triple sec, 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, and 2 ounces of cranberry juice.  For the Manhattan, I used 2 ounces of rye, 1/2 ounce of sweet vermouth, 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth, 2 dashes of orange bitters, and then added a little bit of cinnamon + a cinnamon stick to give it a spicy-holiday taste.  Pottery Barn just marked down a ton of items like these napkins and this decanter (a great gift for the guy in your life.)  This tray also just went on sale and is perfect for breakfast in bed!  Shop more of my favorite items from Pottery Barn below.

Special thanks to Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post.

Birthday Attire

Black wide leg trousers

With Love From Kat

Tibi feather crop top

Holiday outfit

Feather crop top with burgundy blazer

Tibi top (wearing a size 2) // 1.State pants (similar, similar)
Theory blazer (also love this one) // YSL clutch (similar)
Jimmy Choo heels (also love these) // Mac lipgloss in C-Thru

It’s hard to believe today is my 26th birthday!  This year went by so fast and was filled with some incredible trips (Paris, Milan, Ibiza, Capri!), wonderful friendships, and exciting projects.  It was also filled with challenges (like any year), but each helped me grow mentally, emotionally, and professionally.  I’m excited to see what 2015 holds – and can’t wait to share a few things I’m working on next month!  I wore this outfit to dinner and drinks at Fig & Olive with my friend Talun last night. The crostini was to-die-for and so was their signature cocktail made with cucumber vodka, blood orange puree, and lime juice.  This little feather top is one of my favorite December purchases – it’s perfect for holiday parties and New Years Eve. It also looks great paired with a pencil skirt (loving this one and this one.)