Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mothers Day Gift-Guide

Happy Mothers Day



Summer is coming and a cute beach tote would be a great gift! Fill it up with a cute coverup & flip-flops and mom will be all set for summer!

Get it HERE!



Bangles are always in style and fit almost all wrists, so one engraved with a sweet message will not only look pretty but remind her of you every time she wears it<3

Get it HERE!



I think any woman would love a new fresh perfume/lotion set for Spring so this gift set is always a good idea.

Get it HERE!



If your mom is more into home decor like mine, then she'll love something new for the house. Decorative towels would be on the top of my moms list!

Get it HERE!



A cute accent pillow with a message can be displayed on the couch or on her bed, serving as decor and as a nice reminder of how much you love her!

Get it HERE!

These adorable accent dishes can be for displaying some of your moms jewelry, knick knacks, or simply by itself on a chest or end table. 

Get it HERE!



These mini wooden signs are so cute! Not only will they charm mom, but they'll add charm to a nook or bookshelf too ;)

Get it HERE!



If your moms got a sweet tooth, then a simple order from Edible Errangements could win her over with such cute options such as this faux plant made of cupcakes!

Get it HERE!





Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A few {FESTIVAL} Favs

I may not live in California or have plans to go to Coachella, but I do love boho clothing & accessories.. & am therefore entitled to create this post<3
Festival Season is Coming!



Bralette top
$12 - yoins.com


Jean shorts
etsy.com



Drawstring bag
windsorstore.com


Leaf necklace
rosegal.com


Christian Dior sunglasses
$435 - brownsfashion.com


Kate Spade tech accessory
$135 - bloomingdales.com



Nars cosmetic
nordstrom.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Top Spring Break Destinations

Hey Loves! 

There's nothing I love much more than a tropical vacation to paradise, and luckily Spring Break is not too far away! If you saw my "Instagram Round-up" post then you saw that my hubby gifted me with a trip to the Caribbean for Valentines Day. He said I could pick anywhere I wanted to go..& thats when it got hard! I want to go to so many places, but there were a few places that stood out above the rest; St. Lucia, Antigua, Tulum, and the Bahamas. I thought I could give you guys some insight as to why I picked these for my top Caribbean locations, and why you might want them on your list too! Enjoy!
My Top Spring Break Destinations


DESTINATION: St Lucia



Best know for: Its Pitons (two volcanic mountains that tower over the island)

My hubby and I almost went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon but I chickened out because I wanted to guarantee the food would be good and I didn't know anyone who had been there. 

My resort picks: Sandals Grand St. Lucia & Ladera St. Lucia. Sandals because its all-inclusive, has tons of amenities, and is known for it's service and friendly staff. Ladera because it's build up in the mountains providing amazing views and private pools.






DESTINATION: Antigua (and Barbuda) 


Best know for: Spectacular beaches and breathtaking water. 

I wanted to go here because its the quintessential "private island" vibe. So calm and secluded, not over-crowded, and extremely romantic. We didn't end up booking here because the flight options had us making 2+ stops each way taking up 2 whole days just for travel. 

My Resort Pick: Cocobay Resort! It's absolutely beautiful with private beach-chic cabins right on the water that have private plunge pools, outdoor bathtubs, and hammocks..a dream.



DESTINATION: Tulum, Mexico



Best Known For: Mayan ruins, and beautiful turquoise water. 

Now I've been to Mexico 6 times but I've never been to Tulum. It's always a popular excursion destination for visitors from Cancun or Playa del Carmen but it's quickly becoming a destination favorite. With so much beauty surrounded by history, its the perfect place to explore and unwind simultaneously. 

My Resort Pick: Hands down, Azulik Tulum. It's practically an adult treehouse that is built on a cliff right on the ocean. It has suspended beds and swings attached with rope that allow you to practically float above the water. Not to mention the outdoor tubs and intricate tile work..a true masterpiece. I no..why aren't we going here?? It was sold out for the week we want to go!



















DESTINATION: The Bahamas


Best know for: Multiple Islands, Cruise ship stops, Atlantis resort, the Exumas

I ended up choosing the Bahamas for our Spring Break trip because I've never been & I really want to see the pigs! LOL In all seriousness though..I can't believe it's taken me 28 years to get there! There's so much to see/do, tons of all-inclusive resorts, and countless excursions. 

My Resort Pick: There are so many between the different islands but since we are staying on Nassau I picked MeliΓ‘ Nassau Beach. It's a 4.5 star resort with 3 pools, 7 restaurants, countless amenities and its on beautiful Cable Beach. I can't wait to dip my feet in that beautiful ocean next month!!






















<3






Friday, March 3, 2017

Chic-Up Your Space for Spring

Hello Loves & Happy FRIDAY! 
Every season I transition my home decor just as I do my wardrobe. So for Spring I'm swapping out my warm wintery blankets & knitted pillows for bright, lightweight throws & cheerful accessories. Wether you have an entire home, an apartment like me, or even just a bedroom, you can really transform a space with a few great items.
I created this collage with spring & summer in mind. 
I chose bright cool-toned pieces and mixed metals. I also have an obsession with marble (if you couldn't tell) so theres a bit of that going on as well. I included the diamond wire lamp because I have seen so many versions of these lamps everywhere & they're so fun and bring attention to a corner or nook. I had to include a terrarium because as you know, they're adorable and plants bring life to the room. I love Gray Malin, he's an incredible artist and is best know for his arial images of beaches from around the world. If you have beige walls like me, one on his pieces will add so much interest to the room. Items like the fish "gurgle pot" and pineapple jar are trendy right now and can add a pop of color to your end-table or countertop. I had to include the natural stone coasters because they're absolutely beautiful and minimal and give an expensive classy vibe. Lastly, a modern clock & some cute bookends fill empty places and keep the eye interested. I love how everything flows nicely together. Hope you do too! 
XO Kate<3
Chic-Up Your Space for Spring

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Instagram Round-Up

I can't believe February is already coming to an end! I am excited though because it means Spring is officially on its way! I wanted to give you a little recap from a few of last months Instagram posts with a bit more description & links to specific items. Enjoy<3



I welcomed February with the flu so I O-D'd on freshly squeezed oj every.single.day!

I use this De'Longhi Electric juicer: get it HERE!
NJ saw it's first big snow storm in February & I stayed in all day & sipped from my lovely snowflake mug! {St. Nicholas Square brand via Kohls}


 February also brought by favorite holiday, Valentines Day! My husband travels for work and had 6 trips last month, one of which had him landing late on V-day. I decided to surprise him with a cozy love fort in our living room where we could relax and catch up on the shows we missed while he was gone. I looked up inspo on Pinterest & got to work. I hung curtains from my chandelier, strung lights from inside & put candles all around..it was awesome! He said it was his absolute favorite gift ever, as was his gift to me; a trip to the Caribbean :) 

Last month I showed you guys a first look at my top Spring 2017 favorites. Trend Recap: One-shoulder tops, Fringe jeans, Embroidered EVERYTHING, Colored sunglasses, Mule heels & flats, Layered necklaces, Cinched bags, Sporty sweatshirts, & Pom-poms galore! 
Some of my favorite online shops: gojane.com, necessarything.com, missguided.com,  forever21.com, & for specific styles..shopstyle.com


I love this crystal chandelier/wind chime my sister gave me for my birthday via Pier 1 & they featured my post on their site! <3 : shop it HERE!


I did my bi-monthly closet clean-out & listed a TON of winter & spring items on my Poshmark closet. You can shop them HERE!


I hope you all have an amazing March & be sure to stay tuned for lots of Spring posts! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Favorite Top 10 Trends for Spring 2017!

Good Morning & Happy Weekend! πŸŽ‰With temps warming up to the 60's today & tomorrow πŸ™ŒπŸΌ my mind is on one thing & one thing only..Spring Fashion!  
πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸ‘–πŸ‘šπŸ‘—πŸ‘’✨ 

If you've been following my blog for a while now, you know that I'm a big fan of trends. I'm constantly researching {πŸ’»⌨️😈} whats trending each season from each fashion week & I always keep an eye out for common themes on all my favorite sites. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ I wanted to put together this collage of my top favorite picks for Spring 2017 because we're already more than 1/2 way through February & we want to be prepared..now don't we now ladies πŸ’πŸ»πŸ˜‰

Top 10 Trends for Spring 2017!


"Bare Your Shoulders" : It's all about your shoulders ladies πŸ’πŸ» One shoulder, off the shoulder, cut out shoulder.. you name it, you're going to see it! Such a sexy & feminine trend that you can take advantage of whether you're broad shouldered or not..theres a variation out there for you! It's one of the hottest trends & I'm clearly obsessed!


"Officially Cut-Off" : We know that cut-off shorts have been a spring/summer staple since the beginning of time however, I've recently been seeing more & more cut-off capris & now an addition to the trend; fringe jeans.πŸ‘–I think these are adorable to wear with wedges or heels when you want to be casual but still look chic. With a pair of these, you can't go wrong this Spring!



"Itching for these Stitches" : Without a doubt embroidery has to be my favorite trend this coming Spring! I personally have not found a single website where there wasn't some form of embroidery on the home page! From bombers, to blouses, to chokers, to denim jackets; everything is embroidered & mostly with floral prints. If you don't go out & get yourself a beautiful embroidered piece, you will truly be missing out!


"Show Me Those Baby Blues" : When it comes to your spring 2017 sunnies..color is the craze! But of all the bold colorful & futuristic looks to hit the runways during fashion week, the baby blue aviator is by far my favorite. πŸ˜ŽπŸ’™


"Muling Over You!" : The mule has been around for decades, evolving a lot over time..but it's never been a shoe that I've personally gravitated towards..until now! πŸ‘‘😍 I'm loving all the different variations for Spring in all different heel heights & materials. I would pair heeled mules with fringe jeans or a dress, keeping everything classy & cute but still comfortable.πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


"Cinched" : My personal favorite handbag trend for Spring 2017 has to be small cinched bags.πŸ‘› They're big enough to fit your essentials without getting in the way or overpowering your outfit. I'm seeing a lot of laser-cut prints as well as quilted & embellished..loving them all!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ



"Lacquered in Layers" : One of my favorite things about spring/summer fashion is wearing long necklaces over lightweight blouses & tee's. I love to playing around with different length pieces to give my outfit added interest. Luckily, layering necklaces is a huge trend for this spring season.πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ It's so easy & effortless; just keep the necklace on you wore all day & simply slip on a long pendant overtop when you want to change it up or dress up your look! πŸ’πŸ»

"Bar-Scene" : If you have an Instagram account, there's no doubt in my mind that you've seen these bar bangles go viral over the past few months. Ranging anywhere from $10-$1,000, they're becoming a stacking staple for both men & women with all types of styles. I'm obsessed with mine & my husband loves his too πŸ˜Š

"Chic Sweat" πŸ’¦ : You've probably already noticed an obscene amount of ridiculously cute sweatshirts hitting your favorite stores over the past few months. Sporty-chic sweatshirts have EXPLODED & these statement sweats are definitely not just for "bumming it!" I've seen so many fun styles with added embellishments, front & back cut-outs, & of course, laced up. It's the perfect piece for transitional weather!😊

"Shake your Pom-Pom" : That's right, the pom-pom is not going anywhere anytime soon! This trend has much evolved from just being on the trim of beach bags, hats & sandals. I'm now seeing it on tops, dresses & now mostly on jewelry! I will admit, I'm a huge fan & I think if worn properly (not too overkill).. its a super cute & wearable trend. 


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your 3-day weekend! OH!..& if you're from Jersey..enjoy the spring weather too! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ☀️ πŸ™Œ☀️  - XO Kate


Links to shop collage items:

Floral Bomber: HERE!
One-Shoulder Top: HERE!
Fringe Jeans: HERE!
Laced Sweatshirt: HERE!
Gold Mules: HERE!
Nude Mules: HERE!
Pom-Pom Clutch: HERE!
Pom-Pom Earrings: HERE!
Layered Necklace: HERE!
Blue Aviators: HERE!











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