With Love
From Kat

With Love
From Kat

1 Year Since Moving from NYC to LA

Venice, CA

It’s my one year Anniversary since moving to LA!  I was originally going to do a NYC vs LA post and share all of the differences between the 2 cities (and maybe I still will at some point) – but I didn’t feel like picking my two favorite cities a part for this one.  Each city is special and unique and it’s hard to compare them since they are SO different.  NYC was amazing for me as a young 20 something with tons of energy – and LA has been amazing for me as I enter into my 30s with a more calm temperament and mindset.  LA has proven to be such a wonderful place to nest and plant roots.  I feel like I’m back “home” since I grew up on the West Coast and most of my family is out here.  Living in a house with a backyard has really contributed to that nesting feeling – and of course having little Charlie really makes my house feel like a home!  Finally, meeting and falling in love with my next door neighbor was icing on the cake <3  I mentioned it on Instastory – but despite what it may have looked like from the outside, my move from NYC to LA and the transition over this past year – was not all smooth sailing!  There were bumps and hiccups along the way, but each and every one taught me something and made me that much more grateful for when things did go my way.  If you’re thinking of making the move my advice is just do it!  You have nothing to lose and if you hate it, you can always move back.  I think everyone should experience living on both coasts! x




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Zimmermann jumpsuit (also love this one)  |  Chloe bag
AG Jeans jacket  |  Stuart Weitzman heels

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    You look beautiful and happy … LA has brought you some smiles and laughter, maybe a little ♥️ too! 😘👍🏼😘

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Holly says:

    Congrats on your 1 year L.A. anniversary! I’ve loved following you on this journey. xoxo

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Natali says:

    I used to live in LA for a shortwhile and it was a blast, loved having an apartment in WeHo and Venice Beach was one of my fave places to visit too. :)

    You are looking breathtaking in this feminine and Springtime perfect outfit!


    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Congrats on your one year moving anniversary! So glad you found a place you can now call home. I really did think your transition was smooth. It all looked effortless but I know there’s always more than what the photo shares.


    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Jennifer says:

    So glad to read that you like living in L.A! Also, Venice beach is so lovely. Great pics. :)


    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Meghan says:

    Have loved seeing you transition to LA life! It suits you but you’ll always be missed in NYC!! xx

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you beauty! I MISS YOU! XO

      March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Kritsida says:

    Congratulations babe! LA is so wonderful and sunny! I’m glad you’re loving it!
    x. kritsida

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Bettye Rainwater says:

    Ahh, you’re making me homesick! I spent a great deal of time growing up in a suburb of LA…but due to LIFE, hadn’t been back for 14 years (sadface) and was JUST there for a week in February and was SO sad to return to NY, actual home. It was really a long process, I’m just now starting to feel normalish again and it’s been a month since I’ve been back!

    I would love to make the move someday, I can’t right now…but it was lovely to see your picture under the Venice sign and be reminded of my recent trip.

    This was my first visit to your blog and it’s lovely. I will definitely be back!


    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Melissa says:

    I am considering making the move from NY to the West Coast as well! Can you go into any extra details like how you found a place and the cost of moving?

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Hi! I highly recommend checking out websites like Zillow and/or looking up reputable realtors in the are you’re interested in. I found my place online!

      March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Kate says:

    That’s a gorgeous dress!! And I love how open you’ve been about your struggles with moving and heartbreak.



    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • jani says:

    wow I love these pics!!! You look is absolute stunning and the Nile Bag is ti die for!!! thanks for sharing.

    Jani | http://www.mylifeinmedicineblog.com

    March 15, 2018 | Reply
  • Tey Cindy says:

    1st time here! Nice blog (; My fav city in the world is LA!

    March 16, 2018 | Reply
  • Simplement Lui says:

    The most important is to be happy with choices … live with no regret ;) And on the outfit side … you have a beautiful spring dress ;)


    March 16, 2018 | Reply
  • Amy says:

    Thought I recognized you in Venice! LA looks good on you!!

    xx, Amy

    March 16, 2018 | Reply
  • Tammy says:

    You look stunning! I have a friend that’s moving to NYC, but still very nervous… I will definitely share this post with her. I agree, “just do it!” Beautiful photos 💕

    xx Tammy

    March 19, 2018 | Reply
  • Henry Collins says:

    Thanks for sharing! You look awesome.

    May 15, 2018 | Reply
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