Tuesday, July 31, 2012

24 Candles

{Pink Lace Top and Pleated Skirt, Forever 21; Blue Tank, Nordstrom Rack; Wedges, Tory Burch; Clutch, Louis Vuitton; Bracelets, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Co.}

Yes, I turned 24 the other day - Yikes! Everyone keeps saying how young I still am, and I realize that. However, being 21 is younger and a tad more fun.. ;)
I wanted a really girly look for dinner on my birthday. It was great sharing the weekend with close friends and family. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with me!

Hope you all are having a lovely week!

xx Katrina

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday Fun

Birthday Wish List

{Mint Blouse, Nordstrom; Shoes & Wrap Bracelet, Tory Burch; White Bag, Balenciaga; Blush Blouse, T.J. Maxx; Silver Bracelet, T&Co}

It's my birthday tomorrow! I've been celebrating all weekend.
Here are just a few snap shots from the last two days! Additionally, I created a little collection of some goodies I found while browsing online.
My good friend, Stephanie gave me the beautiful Tory Burch bracelet, and it was such a wonderful surprise!!!
Today, my mom brought me shopping and out to lunch at a lovely french restaurant.
Needless to say, I am a very blessed girl!

Have a lovely evening, everyone <3
xx Katrina

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Red Apple

{Top and Lace Pencil Skirt, Forever 21; Red Flats, Tahari; Watch, Burberry}

It's amazing how a slight touch of red (like my flats) can bring out different colors in one's face! I love how the red shoes bring out the rosy color of my blush and the red in my hair.

Also, simple details like lace on a skirt or buttons on a blouse can make all the difference.

xx Katrina

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pre-Work Coffee Clutch

{Ruffled Top, Forever 21; Black Tank Top, American Eagle; Cropped Pants, Express, Old; Colorblock Shoes, Liz Claiborne; Duffle Bag, Coach}

Today started off to a good start. I was ready before I had to leave for my internship. So, my mom and I sat on the back porch, drank some coffee, and had some little chats. It was so relaxing and out of the usual routine. I loved it! Plus, it wasn't hot outside, due to it being 7:30 in the morning. haha.
Sometimes switching up the morning, and small things like having coffee outside on a gorgeous day, can really make the morning 10 times better!

These cropped pants were from my mom. I found them in my drawer last night and just HAD to wear them! It was like going shopping in my own dresser ;)
Found these lovely Liz Claiborne shoes at T.J. Maxx yesterday for an amazing clearance price of $13! I was surprised no one snatched them up sooner! They're very similar to the blue Liz Claiborne shoes I wore in a previous post.
Last but not least, I ordered this beautiful navy blue Coach duffle bag last week as an early birthday gift to myself! A girl can never have too many purses.

Hope everyone had a splendid Monday!
xx Katrina

Friday, July 20, 2012

Missoni Influence

Jeans (H&M), Blouse (Nordstrom Rack), Tangerine Tank Top (Abercrombie & Fitch), Sandals (ALDO, on sale here!), Bag (Burberry)

I have been thinking of creative ways to take personal pictures of my daily outfits, because obviously my mom (photographer) isn't always available, or I'm either at work and need to find ways to take pictures of myself! Anyway, I thought this blouse had a Missoni pattern feel to it. Thoughts? Regardless, I love it!
It has been extremely hot in Chicago as of late, but tonight it is a nice temperature. Enjoying after work drinks on a restaurant outdoor patio is the perfect way to end a very busy week.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone :)

xx Katrina 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Recreating Brooklyn Blonde

Brooklyn Blonde

I look at the lovely fashion blog Brooklyn Blonde everyday. I LOVE her style. Every post has me in complete awe. However, when I spotted this post the other day, I was stunned. I am merely obsessed with everything about this look. So, I decided to recreate it myself :) Now if only these items would magically appear in my closet!

xx Katrina 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Snow Leopard in a Garden

{Floral Top, Target; Leopard Cardigan, Express; Skinny Jeans, A&F; Shoes, Sam Edelman; Bag, Balenciaga; Bracelets, Juicy Couture, Nordstrom Rack; Necklace, T&Co}  

The title of this post has a point, I promise! 
When I walked down the stairs yesterday morning, my dad said something along the lines of, "wow. wild prints you have going on there..a snow leopard and flowers?" Even though he's right, I was offended and said, "this is in style now, dad, mixing patterns!"In style or not, it's definitely an eye-catcher. Regardless of my dad's goofy comment, I like the unique combination I made at the last minute that morning, and after this endeavor, I may start to mix patterns more often!

xx Katrina

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Glitter, Sparkles, & Sequins

Sequin Heart T-Shirt (Victoria's Secret, Pink), Pink Cropped Pants (Target), Shoes (Sam Edelman), Bracelets (Old, T&Co, Juicy Couture)

I was in a very girly mood yesterday, but I wasn't feeling a dress or skirt. So, I opted for some neon pink pants and a gold sparkled heart t-shirt. 
I LOVE glitter, sparkles, & sequins :D

xx Katrina

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Instagram Love

Here are some cute photos I took with Instgram over the last few weeks. I definitely need to take more photos. I used to be so good at keeping up, but life always seems to get in the way!
Of course, I had to post a photo of my pup, Milo. He's so shaggy from swimming in the lake over the weekend. I know I'm biased, but what a cutie!

Happy Tuesday!
 xxx. Katrina