Outfits

A Classic September Outfit

Hello hello! It feels good to be blogging again after a few weeks off. Thomas and I went to Italy 2 weeks ago, and for the first time EVER I didn’t bring my laptop. It’s crazy to think that in 9 years of running my business, I hadn’t fully disconnected and left my laptop at home until then! It was much needed and really, really important for me to relax, be present, and leave my work demands at home. This was a super transformative summer for me, and with a new season upon us, I’m feeling extra reflective. I wanted to share a little life update + recap as well as this fall-esque outfit! Life UpdateAs most of you have seen on IG – I’ve been dating my boyfriend Thomas now for the past few months. We actually met 4 years ago, and went on one date, but I was moving to Paris the following week for the entire summer, so we lost touch. Fast forward to me moving back to NYC… I threw a housewarming party, and our mutual friend reconnected us. T and I hit it off (again) immediately and the rest is kind of history! He moved in, and I could not be more excited to start this new chapter of my life with him! Timing really is everything, and love usually comes into your life when you’re least expecting it. For all you single ladies – some advice, don’t be with anyone you can’t be 100% yourself with. Don’t let ANYONE dull your sparkle (as cheesy as that sounds), and do not settle – ever. Love yourself and build a life you’re proud of, and you will attract your person I guarantee it. DO YOU and the rest will fall into place. And trust me, when you know, you know. I’ve been blogging a bit less than usual this summer, purely because I’ve been wanting to enjoy my new relationship/put my personal life first for once, AND because I’ve had a huge increase in IG only dedicated projects that are super time consuming! It’s been interesting to see how the industry has shifted and changed over the years – and it has changed A LOT. To be honest, I’m still figuring out how to run my blog and IG (which are essentially two very different and demanding platforms and businesses) at the same time! This summer, I really prioritized my relationships and just tried to create more of a work/life balance overall. I feel healthier and happier than ever before no doubt because of this. HighlightsThere were so many highlights this summer – it really was the best summer of my life! I’ll share a few! Obviously reconnecting with Thomas was #1 and our trip to Italy was incredible. I’ll be updating the Rome and Capri sections of my Travel App with some fun new spots we checked out. You know I loooove to travel, so all of my trips this summer were really special. From Montauk, to Nantucket, LA, Santa Barbara, Rome and Capri – I enjoyed each and every destination! Settling into my new NYC apartment has been great, I adore my neighborhood, the space, and all of the new friends I’ve made around me. Being featured in the EARN IT book alongside Tory Burch and Martha Stewart was definitely a career highlight, and sharing my journey on The Skinny Confidential podcast was another! Lastly, celebrating my sister’s engagement and now wedding (which is in 2 days!) has been so meaningful. I finally finished my MOH speech last night and can’t stop tearing up thinking about it! Thank youIt’s been such a joy to connect with you, my readers, on here, via email, in person, and on IG over the last (almost decade!) and especially this summer with everything that has been going on in my life. I’m so grateful for the community of women I’m surrounded by, and hope that my content and platforms continue to be a source of positivity, inspiration, and wisdom for years to come! Thank you for your continued support. XO Kat
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A Silky Red Dress

I saw this silky red dress online and couldn’t believe the price – it’s under $100! The material is a really thick, high-quality viscose that looks and feels JUST like silk! It’s available here and here in a few more sizes. It’s the perfect little silky red dress for date night isn’t it?! The brand ASTR makes so many cute dresses (I own several!) that are all super affordable, flattering and feminine. Amazon Fashion carries a great selection and has an entire ASTR “shop” page devoted to the brand. A few that caught my eye while I was perusing the site were….this stunning coral midi dress, this strappy criss cross back LBD, this linen flutter sleeve dress (which I own in both colors!), and this easy white sundress. Nordstrom also has an amazing selection of their pieces – I particularly love this dress, this cream blouse, and these linen trousers. For accessories, I wore my favorite Alexandre Birman heels that also happen to be insanely comfortable. I can legit walk/stand in them for hours, and they’re just such a classy pair of shoes. They are a splurge, but have been one of my go-to heels for years! I’ve worn them so much I’ve had them re-soled! Shop this look + a few more of my fave affordable ASTR pieces below!
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The Floral Dress

This is my FAVORITE floral dress of the summer. I ordered it online unsure if I would actually like it when it came in the mail, and OMG let me tell you – it is stunning on! The pattern is even prettier in person, and it hits at all the right places. The little tie shoulder detail is so cute, and the material is a linen-like, soft fabric. It’s the perfect midi length, and could easily be worn with a leather jacket (a tan one would look buttery and gorg), or even a white button-down tied around the waist. I, of course, love it worn plain, as is too! I paired it here with my Staud mesh net bag that I wear everywhere and classic Janessa Leone Panama hat. In terms of sizing, it is very fitted around the waist, so I do recommend sizing up. I am wearing a Medium here but usually wear a size small in dresses. It’s running low in stock at Nordstrom, but I just found it available in all sizes here! This floral pattern also comes in several other styles that I’m loving like this simple straight neckline dress, this off the shoulder dress, and this smocked bodice dress. I also really like this little floral sundress with a similar pattern as well. Shop more of my favorite floral dresses below!
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A Flowy Summer Skirt

Happy Monday! How is it already August? Summer is flying by and I am so excited for all of the travels I have planned this month. I’m heading to LA this week to be on one of my favorite podcasts; Philadelphia the following week to speak at a conference, and then finally Rome + Capri for a week of fun in the sun with my love. I’ve been trying SO hard to only bring carry-on bags with me because I hate waiting for my luggage after I land and trekking with a bunch of stuff. Surprisingly, I’ve gotten way better at narrowing down what I pack so I think I’m going to write a whole post on what tips/trick/essentials I’ve adapted along the way. This summer skirt is IDEAL to travel with. It’s soooo lightweight and the material doesn’t wrinkle! It’s also really versatile so you can pair it with a body suit, crop top, button down, leather jacket, silk blouse, camisole. Tons of options! I plan on packing it with me to both LA and Italy because it can be worn during the day and at night styled with different accessories. Other flowy midi skirts I’m loving right now are:This floral printed one from Reformation, vibrant pink skirt, and this classy navy polka dot skirt. I’d pair any of them with this darling white lace camisole, or this romantic crop blouse. Also check out this skirt comination from Miami.
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