A Leisurely Morning

Venice, CA

When was the last time you didn’t set an alarm, slept in and woke up with zero agenda or set plans?  If you can’t remember, then trust me, you’re not alone!  Even on the weekends, most of us get up and go-go-go.  I looooove a productive morning but I think it’s also so incredibly important to have at least 1 day a month (weekend… or weekday!) where you give yourself a “personal day” to catch up on sleep, slowly roll out of bed and do all of those self care/self love/girlie things that help you reset.  Maybe it’s one of the things I touched on in this post, or even just casually strolling to your favorite coffee shop, indulging in a little treat, and people watching.  Charlie and I headed to one of my favorite local bakeries; Gjusta, the other day after I realized I hadn’t had a quiet morning like that in ages.  I can’t tell you how good it felt to leisurely move about my day with no set agenda!  Sometimes, we need to just throw out our normal schedule/routine and leave time to “stop and smell the roses.”  I’ve found that taking little moments like that give me clarity and really boost my creativity.  I’ve been obsessed with everything rose lately (how gorg is this shade of these roses btw?!)… and cannot get enough of Philosophy’s new Pure Grace Nude Rose perfume, a more whimsical take on their signature scent, Pure Grace. It has a deeper, richer rose scent than most rose fragrances, with notes of cedarwood, neroli and bergamot.  It gives off the perfect floral rose musk smell and exudes that uncomplicated, bare, feminine, effortless grace vibe that I’m all about.  I love that the collection features an eau de toilette, shampoo, bath + shower gel, and body lotion which is sold exclusively at Philosophy.com or Macys.  I keep one set in my bathroom and one set in the guest bathroom.  Guests are always commenting how luxurious it smells and I can’t disagree!  I like to put a drop of the shower gel in the tub for an extra bubbly bath.  Ahhhh the best!  This week’s giveaway is… you guessed it ;)  A set of the entire Pure Grace Nude Rose collection + all of my favorite lazy morning goodies like a plush robe, slippers, and silk eye mask.  To enter, simply sign up for my newsletter and comment below “Signed up” (even if you’ve already subscribed still leave a comment for a chance!)  The winner will be announced on Friday!

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Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose perfume // Anthropologie nightstand
Tulle + Batiste dress c/o (also love this one)  |  Valia Gabriel sandals
Tulle + Batiste kimono c/o (also love this one)  |  Commando slip
Baublebar necklace  |  Cami NYC tank  |  Naked Cashmere c/o

Jessica Alexander Photography

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    Such a beautiful look, adore your new little puppy 🐶… so much ❤️ love! :)

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  • Rach says:

    I haven’t had a morning like that in ages! That sounds so nice right now. Maybe I’ll try to have one of those this weekend!

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    Signed up! Love this and the Pure Grace collection looks amazing. I will definitely be taking your advice from this post along with your “10 ways to pamper yourself” ASAP! x

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    You’re right it’s so important to take a personal day sometimes and enjoy the small things. Signed up!

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    Love seeing Charlie. So sweet!

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    Ah, so lovely as always! You truly inspire me – thank you! Happy Wednesday. “Signed up” :-)

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    Love your wellness series, I hope you consider continuing into the fall. Taking a chance on the give away. Thank you for sharing all your finds, tips, even as a busy mom of 3i am inspired to enjoy my passion and interest in fashion, beauty, travel and self care!!

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    Signed up! What gorgeous photos.. and so true. I need to have a “me” day soon!

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    How cute is Charlie?! I love lazy mornings too and your kimono is super adorable!!
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    Signed up! What a lovely post Kat :) and fantastic reminder for all us go-go-go ladies to take care of ourselves and slow down sometimes.

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    After having been around as long as I have darling, you learn a few things , one of my greatest lessons I can share is schedule my ME time!
    Without it you will burnout,
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    Signed up!! Loved this post because I was just talking to my boss about this. And how we don’t have enough time to just relax and recharge our battery in sales and marketing. But it’s so necessary for us to be able to function and be efficient. Thank you for sharing!! Always look forward to watching your insta stories and your blog posts!

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    Thank you so much for this beautiful post! The sight of the bottles caught my eye and I immediately had to stop and read your post. I am a big fan of the original sent and can’t wait to smell the new.
    I too love a morning of total relaxation and no set path for the day.
    Please continue your fabulous blog it’s refreshing and very feminine.

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    Kat, you are so right about taking time for ourselves. Being in my twenties I feel like we’re always told we need to accomplish a million things before 30. It’s nice to get a reminder to take care of yourself.

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