Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall is in The Air

 {Sweater, Michael by Michael Kors; Floral Blouse, Nordstrom, here; Leggings, Victoria's Secret; Riding Boots, Lucky Brand; Bag, Louis Vuitton}

I have been waiting awhile for this day to arrive.. The day where I felt it was acceptable, and late enough in the year, to wear my riding boots! I've been looking at them for the past month, and I felt like today was an appropriate day to bust them out. To my dismay, the weather was pretty warm today in Chicago, and I probably did not need to wear them. However, it was cold in the morning when I took these pictures, and well, It's practically October!
Anyway, most comfy sweater EVER. It looks super cute belted too. Found this last year, and I'm glad I  found it in my pile of sweaters, because it's the perfect time of year to wear it!
The floral adds a touch of feminine and doesn't make the outfit look so winter-y (which I'm NOT looking forward to, btw).

Internship, school, and work have been crazy. I am trying to find a happy medium between balancing all of this, and still sharing my outfits on this blog. I either need better time management, or I need an extra day added to the week!
xx Katrina

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Engagement Celebration

We had an engagement celebration last Friday with brothers, sisters, grandparents, and the future wedding party! It was wonderful and such a great time. 
We cannot wait to start planning the big day!
Below is a very similar look to what I was wearing during the party. Rather than the gorgeous cross necklace shown below, I wore a dainty necklace that my father gave my mother for their first anniversary. It made the day that more special.

Engagement Look

Below are some snap shots from our lovely evening <3

A gorgeous gift from my maid of honor

Photos throughout the years displayed in the family room and kitchen

Amazingly beautiful rose arrangements made by my wonderful mother

Yummy flour-less chocolate cake

My mom put together the whole party, and she did such a fantastic job. I love my mom!

xx Katrina

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pop of Hot Pink

{Blouse, Nordstrom Rack; Pink Tank, Victoria's Secret PINK; Hot Pink Jeans, Target; Flats, Tory Burch, Necklace and Bracelet, Tiffany & Co; Nails, OPI "mod about you"}

My future sister-in-law asked me last week if I believe it is too late in the year to wear mint colored jeans. I said, heck no! Who cares if it is after Labor day? With trying to keep up to date with fashion, I have reviewed many articles noting that wearing white after Labor Day is an out-dated "no." If it's okay to wear white after labor day now, why not other colors?! As of late, I am wearing my hot pink jeans. The temperature is still in the 80's! As for the mint jeans, she can wear those throughout the entire winter, in my opinion, with a warm sweater and boots.

Tomorrow my fiance is coming home for the weekend, and we are going to celebrate our engagement with some family! 
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend :)
xx Katrina

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Preppy Bargain Shopper

{White Button Up, A&F; Skinny Jeans, Nordstrom Rack; Tennis Shoes, Tory Burch; Navy Duffle Bag, Coach; Sunnies, Chanel; Bracelets and Necklace, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Co}

I found these adorable Tory Burch kicks at Nordstrom Rack when I was in Denver last month. They're super comfortable, and I really love the navy color. The price wasn't bad either ;)

I definitely label myself as a bargain shopper. However, I will admit that I may buy things just BECAUSE they're on sale. That's a big mistake on my part! At first, I thought these shoes were going to be one of those purchases (emotions that usually occur after an impulse sale purchase include: shame, guilt, and regret), but the shoes turned out to be one of my favorite sale finds as of late!

I have developed several skills to help my "sale buying" problem. First, I choose to decide how great the sale is. For example: Is the item on sale for half off? Or just 10% off? Secondly, I debate whether the item is a rare find our something that is in abundance. If it is a rare find, then that makes it even harder to put down.. Lastly, I walk around the store with the item(s) I wish to purchase. Sometimes, actually, a lot of the time, I will either get sick of looking at the item, or I will realize I don't want it that bad. Beware: This strategy does not work 100% of the time. Especially after a stressful day or after a glass of wine!

Happy Saturday! 
I will be watching movies and working on some case studies tonight. I'm such a party animal ;)
xx Katrina

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wish List

Wish List

From Left:
Louis Vuitton Neverfull

The title of this post speaks for itself. These are items I've had my eye on for quite a few months now... If only money grew on trees, literally. 

xx Katrina

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Peachy Labor Day

{ Peach Blouse, Forever 21; Orange Tank, A&F; Grey Skinny Jeans, H&M; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Sandals, BCBGeneration; Necklace, Tiffany & Co}

Took these pictures before grabbing some gluten free pizza to celebrate my mom's birthday!
I loved having the day off. My mom and I were able to go to the gym together, run some errands, and have a lovely dinner!
I want it to be Labor day again.. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

xx Katrina

Sunday, September 2, 2012


My obsession for Instagram still remains, and I believe it is becoming stronger by the day! I love snapping photos of..well, everything! Here are my photos from the month of August.

If you have Instagram, stop by my page and leave me a comment! I'd love to hear from you - @sweettreen 

xx Katrina