Summer Swim

Summer is finally here! I'm so happy to be on summer break and be totally stress free with no tests, quizzes, crazy teachers and/or annoying classmates. I truly don't mind school too much, but by the end of the year I'm pretty sure we all get a little agitated. 

I've told you all before but I am destined to live in California. I'm pretty sure in a past life I was a surfer or something because I seriously love to swim and hit the beach. With all this in mind I love swimsuits! I've shopped this summer for some new ones and these will be featured in my summer haul! Yes, I'm doing another summer haul--I've been shopping quite a bit! Anyways these are my top swim picks for the summer!

Swim 2014

Row 1: scallop top ; scallop bottom // seersucker top ; seersucker bottom // macrame top ; macrame bottom
Row 2: fish top ; fish bottom // crochet top ; crochet bottoms //  floral top ; floral bottoms

Shop all of the swimwear below! My favorites have to be the seersucker and macrame swimsuits!

XO, Kate


I've been totally slacking with posting on the blog recently just because it's the end of the school year. Finals are this week and I really just want to be done with school. It's impossible to study when the weather is so nice! With that being said once summer comes along I'll be sure to post a lot more often and on my new blog! I'm so excited to launch my new blog so definitely stay tuned for what that will be. I can't wait to start fresh on a new and improved blog and I have lots of fun things planned so keep in touch with me about that! With all of this information stated I will not be posting for one more week! I'm sorry! It's just super difficult having to study and then also trying to blog. I'm finished with school on Friday so expect there to be a fresh new post next Monday (giving me the weekend to get back on track and to make some great posts for y'all). I hope you guys can be patient and continue to read my blog once I get back. Anyways, I'll talk to you in a week! Adios!

Btw, Happy post-Memorial Day! Hope your day was fabulous!

XO, Kate


One of the many new year resolutions {that I haven't stuck to} this year was to become an expert on using my camera. I think photography is so interesting, but I almost feel like it's a waste for me to own such a nice camera. I love using it I just don't feel like I'm using it to its full capability. This summer I'm hoping to venture out a bit more and bring along my camera for the adventure. I think that using my camera and messing with the exposure and other effects will give my photos more depth and interest. Also, comment below if you use a certain editing system for your photos because I'm looking for a good one! Check out some of my favorite photos. I wish I could give creds to myself, but of course I found these via Pinterest. These photos aren't only about the actual thing they are taking the picture of. I really just love the idea of many of these photos and the effect of the way they look.
I think I just need to start bringing my camera with me everywhere I go. What do you think?

XO, Kate

Summer Staples

I was exploring over on The College Prepster and I discovered one of Carly's recent posts about Summer Staples and I couldn't resist creating a post of my own. I've been loving the trend of embroidery and the tones of blue that I've been seeing so I thought it was very fitting to include these in my summertime staples. Summer seems to be approaching so quickly (yay!) and this post was definitely needed.

In the summer I'm always trying to wear light, breezy clothes that are super casual, but also look cute. I am in love with this shirt from J.Crew Factory and I may just have to buy it. I absolutely love the color and the embroidery is the perfect touch.

Summer Staples

Joie Love

Let me just say, I am yet to purchase anything from Joie, but I'd sure like to. Everything on their site is absolutely perfect. They also seem to sell many pieces that can be worn with ultimately anything. I think if I were to purchase something from Joie I'd want it to be something a little more basic so I could get a ton of use out of it just because the site can be a little pricey. Without further adieu, these are my absolute favorite pieces from Joie at the moment. I put them into adorable outfits that I wouldn't mind wearing ;). 


Outfit #1: Crop Top // Skirt // Sandals
Outfit #2: Dress // Sandals
Outfit #3: Top // Shorts // Sandals

Shop the looks below:
XO, Kate

Trend // Espadrilles

I've been seeing espadrilles everywhere recently and I have totally fallen in love with this trend. I don't know if it's necessarily a trend because espadrilles were definitely in fashion last spring, but they've come back! I love the look of them and I think they are adorable! And with so many fun hues they are sure to match many outfits. I'm honestly in love. 

Another great thing about espadrilles is they are usually pretty low priced (unless you're looking for a designer pair). The majority of the ones featured below are ranging from $36-45! What a steal!


one // two // three // four // five // six

Shop all of these espadrilles:

XO, Kate

3 Hairstyles for the Heat

Let me just first start by saying I've been really lazy when it comes to blogging, but I'm really trying to get back on track so hopefully this week will be full of blog posts. Anyways, in Chicago it's been hot, hot, hot this week. Not even joking. On Thursday it was 91 degrees! With the hot weather I'm struggling to keep cool. One of the best ways is to have hot weather friendly hairstyles. I rarely wear my hair down in the summer just because I get way to hot, but these are super fun ways to keep your hair out of your face and stay cool while looking cute!

 Fishtail Ponytail // I love this trendy take on the classic fishtail. Personally I almost like this better. It looks super cute and it totally keeps your hair out of your face and off your neck. Love it!
 Messy Bun // Messy buns are honestly essential in the summer. I'm always finding myself just throwing my hair up into a messy bun in the summer just so I don't have to deal with it anymore. But honestly, sometimes messy buns look so chic!
Sassy Messy Ponytail // I am always wearing my hair in messy ponytails just because I love the look! It looks so effortless and chic and it also keeps my hair away from my face (I get so annoyed when my hair gets in my way). I love how textured the ponytail is above. 

How do you wear your hair in the summer?

XO, Kate

Warby Parker Summer 2014

First things first, I'm sorry that I've been MIA the fast few days. I'm pretty sure summer fever has come my way and I'm just so done with school. I only have less than 3 weeks + 3 days of finals, coming to a total of 16 days total! Ah I can't wait for summer! Anyways, everything seems to feel like a chore recently and I've been super lazy with blogging as well. I'm also working on my new blog (yay!!!) and I seem to be more focused with that. Anyways, I'm going to try and be more consistent with blog posts until the end of the school year, but just stick with me if I'm not posting so often.

Anyways, onto the point of this post. I was contacted by Warby Parker to help them launch their new summer collection! Let me just say, Warby Parker glasses are always flawless, but these new lenses are so perfect! And it only helps that they are only $95 and for every pair bought a pair is donated to someone in need! 

I wish I wore glasses because I'm dying to get my hands on some of these lenses! They are too perfect!

Just to let you know they sell both eyeglasses and sunglasses! Check out the sunglasses here and the eyeglasses here! And they're for both guys and girls!

Banks Sea Smoke Tortoise 
  Banks Striped Sassafras
Cliff Woodgrain Tortoise
Crane Revolver Black
Cliff Striped Olive
Dale Striped Olive
Dale Whiskey Tortoise
Duval Blue Slate Fade
Duval Whiskey Tortoise
Haskell Burnt Lemon Tortoise
Haskell Woodgrain Tortoise
Haskell Burnt Lemon Tortoise
Haskell Woodgrain Tortoise
Lyle Hanalei Tortoise
Mitchell Olivewood
Mitchell Whiskey Tortoise
Banks Striped Sassafras

If you're searching for a new pair of lenses, definitely check out Warby Parker for their amazing glasses! I'm so obsessed with their whole new summer collection, but if only I actually wore glasses. 

What's your favorite pair from the new collection? Comment below!

XO, Kate

Welcome Weekend & Links

Welcome the weekend! This weekend will be a bit busy for me, but I'll still have a little time to relax on Saturday morning. What are your plans? If you've got nothing planned here are a few links to check out over the course of the weekend!

+check out this model workout for a quick fix of your cardio and fitness

+have you heard Ariana Grande's new hit, Problem -- it's my current favorite song and it features Iggy Azalea a new favorite artist of mine

+totally loving this mini polaroid; it's so cute and fun

+this dress from Lilly Pulitzer is my absolute favorite and I'm trying to convince my mother to buy it for me, but she hasn't given in yet

+check out my parties board on pinterest for inspiration on hosting a spring get together

+even though it's still 50 degrees in Chicago (please Chi, it's spring--warm up) I'm totally loving these Jack Rogers -- if only I had money to purchase them

+like I said I'm fresh out of cash and I'm sure some of you need money saving tips so check out these tips

Have a fabulous weekend!

Undeniable Issue No.1

Welcome May! One of my favorite months! Anyways, I'm super excited to announce the launch of a magazine that I've been collaborating with other bloggers to write...Undeniable Magazine! The editor-in-chief is the wonderful Anna from Undeniably Anna and she has done such an amazing job compiling everything together into this fabulous online magazine. Please read the magazine below because everyone worked super hard to write it and let me just say it is beyond fabulous. Also, check out Anna and all of the other bloggers below!

Editor-in-Chief // Anna
Advice Columnist // Hunter
Writer // Gracey
Writer // Frannie
Writer // Meredith
Writer // Nancy
Writer // Natalie
Writer // Ajah

Stay tuned for more issues of Undeniable magazine!

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