Best Hair Tools

I’m so excited to share my tried and true hair tools with you. These are my absolute holy grail hair products that I can’t live without!!! I rarely wear my hair straight and these tools are how I get a subtle beach-y wave in my long locks. Best Hair Tools T3 Curling Iron I upgraded to this curling wand a few years ago, and have never looked back. It is worth every penny! It heats up in under 1 minute – no joke, and I only have to wrap my hair around it for 10 seconds to get a long lasting curl. I don’t even use hairspray, and the curls last all day, and look really pretty and relaxed the next day too. With my previous curling iron – this was never the case and my curls would fall out throughout the day. Nordstrom carries several different sizes of the barrels. I have the clip-less 1″ barrel that attaches to this base. What’s great about this base is, you can use it with tons of different barrel sizes to suit your needs. If you have longer hair you could use a 1.25″ barrel, or if you prefer a clip barrel you can get any of these! T3 Hairdryer I rarely dry my hair, but when I do it’s with this T3 hairdryer. (It just sold out, but may restock soon – so be sure to check back! This is the auto sensor version.) It’s insanely lightweight, dries my hair quickly, and is compact + sleek. It’s the only dryer my hairstylist uses as well! If you’re willing to splurge a bit more, and have extremely thick hair, then I do recommend this Dyson hairdryer which is pricier, but really impressive in terms of drying time. Thomas actually uses this on his hair so it’s in his bathroom lol! Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo This is one of the best smelling scents EVER. It’s intoxicating! If I ever need a little extra boost in my hair I spray this perfumed dry shampoo. It makes it smell heavenly, and gives me that volume and texture I love. Oribe Hair Oil Never underestimate a hair oil! It is key for nourishing dry, split ends. This one has the same amazing scent as the dry shampoo and comes in this beautiful bottle. Just drop a dime size into your palm and run through your hair with a focus on the ends. This really helps keep my hair looking healthy between cuts. Oribe Heat Protectant Spray Heat protectant spray is a must. You have to protect your hair against heat every time you blow dry and curl it. Especially with the T3 iron since it gets hot! This spray comes out like a fine mist and I spritz it all over before I’m about to curl my hair, then I brush it through. The instructions say to spray on damp hair, but I typically just spray it on dry hair. Mason Pearson Hair Brush I’ve had this hair brush for 10 years! Yes 10 years. It lasts forever, and is what I credit to making my hair stay thick, healthy and full. The bristles are so gentle and I feel like it makes my hair extra shiny. It’s expensive for a hair brush, but when you think about how long it lasts and see the effects firsthand, you’ll understand why. Nordstrom Beauty You can get all of my favorite hair tools at Nordstrom here! They have everything your hair needs from curling irons, to blow dryers, scalp treatments (this one is great for volume at the roots), shampoo and more. They also just restocked the Dyson Airwrap, which I’ve been dying to get my hands on – have you tried it yet? Cozy Robes PS If you don’t already own a cozy robe, I love this one, this one and this one! Any of them would make the perfect Christmas gift.
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The Our Place Always Pan

We’ve been cooking at home more than ever and one thing that has made a WORLD of a difference in our kitchen, has been the Our Place Always pan.  This pan is legit the best piece of cookware I’ve ever owned (trust me, I’ve tried my fair share!)  Thomas uses it every single morning to make eggs and I use it all the time to make steamed zucchini (my fave veggie.) The Our Place Always Pan So why is this pan so amazing?  It’s lightweight, the perfect shape for cooking anything, non-stick and completely nontoxic.  In case you didn’t already know, many non-stick pans are toxic!  The Our Place Always pan coating is free of toxins such as; Teflon, PTFEs and PFAs.  It is SO easy to cook with (things like an omelette turn out perfect), and even easier to clean.  As someone who hates doing dishes, that is a major plus. The quality is really impressive as well.  We’ve used it everyday since March, often multiple times a day, and it still looks brand new.  I love that it comes with a steaming tray which makes cooking veggies seamless, and a sleek wooden spoon that you can rest on the handle.  When you open it out of the box, it’s extremely aesthetically pleasing and compact. The Perfect Gift With the holidays coming up, it also makes a great gift.  I’m personally going to be sending one to my sister, dad, and Thomas’ sister who loves to cook.  The Always pan comes in 5 really beautiful colors that would look good in any kitchen. A Special Discount Use code KAT10 for $10 off any Always pan and be sure to see how I love using my pan on Stories.  I’ll be sharing tips on how I keep it looking brand new as well! Our Place Always pan pictured here in colors Steam and Char
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Apple Picking

Thomas and I went apple picking the other day and let me tell you, the place we went to was SO darn cute and quintessential New England. The spot was called Silverman’s Farm – and they had the most picturesque shop, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and apple orchard. We picked up a ton of apples and brought them home to make yummy apple-tinis and apple cider donuts. Apple PickingApple Picking OutfitI wore this pinstripe Topshop coat I bought last year and a simple white T-shirt bodysuit from Abercrombie. (And I can’t say enough good things about their bodysuits!) I paired them with my fave L’Agence jeans, and Joie booties, which just got marked down to $100. So talk about a steal!!! Next time I’ll ditch the heeled booties because they discontinued the tram service up to the orchard, and it was quite a hike LOL. Good workout though… Coats Under $200If you’re in the market for fun coats under $200, I also recommend checking out Mango, Abercrombie, and Topshop at Nordstrom. Also really LOVE this taupe wrap coat from Cole Haan that just got marked down for under $200.
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Shopbop Sale

There are so many goodies included in this year’s Shopbop fall sale! Get up to 25% off orders of $800+. Breaking down my picks by category below. Shopbop Sale Finds Sweaters It’s officially sweater season. The best sweaters are cashmere…and come with a hefty price tag, which is why this sale is the perfect time to stock up on luxurious pieces for fall. I love this grey cashmere v-neck, this taupe crewneck, this turtleneck, this sexy cutout sweater, and this beige v-neck under $100. Accessories Shopbop always carries a great selection of accessories. From bags, to shoes, belts, and jewelry. I LOVE this simple everyday woven bag. I own several Staud bags. And this dark brown one is beautiful for fall/winter. I just bought this belt over the summer – and it is even prettier in person (it’s legit the perfect brown leather belt.) This is a great dupe of the gold link chain ring I have (but it’s under $30!) For weekend trips or getaways, this clear cosmetic case is ideal. And you can’t go wrong with this chunky cashmere scarf. I own 2 from this brand and have to say, they’re by far my favorite cashmere scarves. Tops This Wolford turtleneck bodysuit is a staple in my wardrobe. It’s the easiest thing to slip on, and really does keep you warm while also being extremely flattering. This silk lace cami is a MUST – I own it in 4 colors, and it runs true to size. I adore this casual neutral colored button down. Summery Items Although it’s not summer in the states, you may be planning a warm weather trip soon – or live somewhere where it is warm year round. Here are a few of my vacation picks…this colorful floral dress, these denim shorts, this Hunza G swimsuit, this LWD, this black + yellow floral dress, this red cocktail dress (swoon!), and this white crop top. Shop the rest of my picks from the sale, like these simple white Madewell skinny jeans, these chic Alexandre Birman neutral sandals, and this stunning cashmere robe.
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