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Peacock Tree Farm, Los Gatos

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{Gray long sleeve tee: Sway and Cake (Seattle boutique)}
{Open cardigan: Brandy Melville}
{Olive jacket: Aritzia}
{Cream scarf: Hollister Co.}
{Black leggings: Aritzia}
{Glasses: Warby Parker}
{Cross-body bag: Urban Outfitters}
{Boots: Steve Madden}

If someone were to ask me what my standard everyday outfit would be, this would probably be it. Seattle raised me well, you guys. Check out those layers and that Starbucks red cup. Actually every time, we post an outfit post, I feel like I have a funny story about several of the pieces. First off, I’ve had these Steve Madden boots since college and the heels are not completely falling apart, but on its way there. The heels have been worn down, but not evenly so when I walk I feel like I am lopsided. I’ve had this Hollister scarf since middle school and to this day, I still consider it a regular staple. Bree needed a Christmas tree for the holidays so I tagged along to help her catch the tree when she “sawed the bitch down.” (Her words not mine) The Christmas tree farm is no joke. There’s so many. It’s in the middle of nowhere and it’s freezing out there. I suppose I was also there to act as a ruler as she wanted one that was just around my height.

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Your 2013 Holiday Party Dress

Banana Republic Seamed Ponte Fit and Flare V-Neck Dress – $130

It’s that time of the year! For the first time ever, I’m attending a holiday party for my company and this time – it won’t be in some sketchy dive bar in the middle of nowhere. I can toss that horrible, ugly, and itchy Christmas sweater aside and put on my favorite new dress for the season. Of course, I don’t own one yet, but that’s why we’re on the hunt! I actually helped a co-worker of mine find her dress before I found one and it looks fabulous. Job well done. Now, here are some options for both you and I!

Sachin + Babi Sequin Cutout Dress – $188

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Madewell Leafstitch Crewneck

I’m not a blogger that writes about her shopping hauls, but I actually kind of had one, myself, last weekend. Having been living in the Bay for about a month, I came to the realization that the way that I was dressing in Seattle was going to be significantly different than how I would dress here. A shopping trip was just necessary.

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Babaton Bowie Tank

It’s been awhile since I’ve purchased some basics, but last week was kind of a wake up call that I really needed some. When it comes to shopping, I am pretty stubborn. I’ll only typically buy what I actually need and treat myself only with dresses. It’s not a bad shopping style to have, but it can make life pretty challenging when you are putting together an outfit and find that you’re missing a key piece. For example, I purchased a beautiful blouse from Aritzia last week, but since it was a bit see-through, I couldn’t wear it without something underneath. Luckily the staff at Aritzia are always so helpful and are prepared to provide me with other options and alternatives. They brought me this tank and while I’m pretty particular when it comes to basics, having it underneath the blouse was exactly what I needed. Since it was nude, I was able to wear it underneath the blouse while still masking it. Also, it helps that it has the pretty lace detail.

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Yesterday, I finally had a chance to visit the new Aritzia store at University Village and though I went into it not wanting to be tempted by any of the pieces, I did succumb. I had been searching for a simple blouse that would double as something I could wear for work and a night out for quite some time and found what I had been looking for in their Wynwood Blouse by Tallulah. And yes, that scalloped hemline is as wondrous in person as you would imagine!

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crochetdress

Staring At Stars Macrame Tank Dress

Before we begin, I must admit that I almost always never go shopping two days in a row. In fact, I’ve been a savvy spender lately that I really only go shopping once a month. However, when birthday week arrives, all bets are off! This purchase was a complete accident I swear. We returned to Urban Outfitters on Sunday so that Kevin could make an exchange. I saw this dress on Saturday, ┬ábut didn’t think much of it because I had already picked out a dress for my birthday, but believing there was no harm in trying it on (wrong the harm is actually done to your wallet) – I took it with me to the dressing room and fell in love with it.

Which dress will I wear out for my birthday celebration?!

And in case you all were wondering…the other contender is:

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How To Wear The 2013 Color Of The Year

I’ve always had a little bit of a crush for jewel tones and pastels. There’s definitely a little bit of an innocence thing going on with the pastels, but I love the regal-ness of jewel tones and how when I see a jewel tone on a piece, I instantly associate it with a strong willed and dynamic personality. I don’t know how these things come up; they just do. Emerald is the 2013 Pantone color of the year so to help y’all out with following the trend, here are a few of my favorite emerald colored pieces to get you started off.

Butter London ‘Thames’ – $15

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Katie’s Favorites of 2012

Favorite Style Icon: Taylor Swift

T. Swift has seriously stepped her game in 2012. Yes, she’s still sticking to the neutral colored dresses – but hey! That’s okay. It works for her. Taylor Swift is really just doing all the right things when it comes to her style these days and it helps that there are a handful of fabulous designers throwing their pieces at her. It’s awesome. I, of course, am jealous.

Runner Up: Michelle Obama / Kate Middleton

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What We’d Wear To Ring In The New Year 2012

With the holiday parties coming in before New Year’s Eve, we often times forget about what we’re going to wear to the big event. Well, we either forget or it turns out to be a last minute buy and for an event this big, it deserves our attention doesn’t it. Who am I kidding? Even this post is a little bit late because you’re going to be a little bit scrapped for time purchasing a dress now – but hey – I’m here for you. And I’m a hypocrite because I bought my New Year’s Eve dress last Sunday.

I’m sorry.

Let’s get started – we can’t waste anymore time.

Zara Dress with Faux Leather Waist – $49.99

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My Aritzia Picks:

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TNA Newport T-Shirt – $35

As promised…my favorite pieces from the new Aritzia e-commerce store. Time to get shopping y’all!

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Artizia Opens Up Online Shop

Readers, I have the MOST exciting news for you this morning. One of my favorite retailers of all time has debuted their e-commerce store this morning. Lord knows we’ve all been waiting for this a very long time. The Vancouver-based retailer is an absolute dream with pieces that are the softest and most comfortable that you’ll never take them off. I have literally gone a whole week wearing their leggings. No shame.

The quality of the clothing is top notch and the service at their retailer stores – impeccable. The store’s design and concepts? Flawless. The new flagship location in New York just opened and after seeing the photographs, it houses the most wondrous displays I’ve ever seen.

As you can see, I’m a huge advocate for the retailer and even though I am in very close proximity to an actual store location now, there’s no doubting that I won’t be on the online shop perusing first.

Readers – it’s time to start shopping. For yourself. You deserve it. Here you go! And later this evening, I’ll be posting up some of my favorite pieces for all of you.

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Spring Dresses Preview

photo cred | Aritzia

It’s the MOST won-der-ful time of the year!

Technically, Andy Williams sings this song for the Christmas season, but there should be a tune for the season of spring, wouldn’t you agree?

One of my favorite retailers, Aritzia, debuted a new post today on their blog featuring this beautiful array of dresses in the season’s best hues. I couldn’t be more excited, really. To see just a couple of the dresses in more detail, click here.

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That Girl’s Gon’ Run

While I did buy these the other day at Urban Outfitters downtown, this was not the first time that I had ever seen them. I actually tried them on once before and had mixed thoughts. I guess it helped that on Saturday they were half off of the sale price. I’ve always thought of high-waisted pants as being effortlessly classy so it was special for me to own my first pair that weren’t just jeans or black pants. I paired these with my go-to blazer and favorite lace top and justified buying them with the fact that I might wear them in the professional world someday.

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