Congrats on winning your very own Dauphines of New York headband, Danielle! 
Be sure to check your email so I can get your prize to you. 
For those who didn't win, feel free to check out Dauphines of New York at Sephora or online! 




Top: The Limited | Jeans: AG Jeans | Shoes: White House Black Market (similar| Bracelet: Ann Taylor | Headband: Dauphines of New York 

I hope you all are still entering my giveaway! This headband is one of the headbands up for grabs and I love it because of the edge it brings with a black chain and some leather. 
I decided to build my outfit around this headband by keeping it edgy, yet feminine with this bow blouse and bow heels, paired with some leather jeans. 
I also wanted to show you another way to style your hair around these headbands by wearing my hair in a high pony tail for the look. 

The winner will be announced on Monday, so keep entering! 


'tis the season! (giveaway)

Dress: Banana Republic | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar| Bracelet: Ann Taylor | Headband: Dauphines of New York 

Happy Holidays everyone! 
I'm doing a giveaway for a Dauphines of New York headband. The headbands are absolutely gorgeous! I love to add a little sparkle to my outfits and Dauphines of New York headbands are perfect for that. There are so many ways to style your hair around the headbands and they can even be worn as a necklace. 
The giveaway starts today and the winner will be announced next Monday (December 29). 
You'll have your choice between the headband featured in this post or this one (that I'll feature in an outfit post later in the week!) 


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back in business.

Top: The Limited | Jacket: Aeropostale c/o (love this one!| Jeans: The Limited | Shoes: Lucky Brand (similar Necklace: H&M | Bag: The Limited (similar)

Finals are over and I'm finally back home for winter break! Surprisingly, it hasn't been overly cold lately, so on days that are "warm" I try not to even touch my coat. Layering a bit helps and some days have even allowed me to bare my ankles and wear flats! I like to think this outfit is a "typical Kate outfit" because it's a great go-to with neutral pieces. 



what i wore: thanksgiving.

Cardigan: Shop Sosie (similar) Jeans: Lucky Brand |Top: H&M | Booties: Target | Watch: Fossil (similar) | Necklace: H&M

I wanted to share with you all what I wore on Thanksgiving, which also happened to be my 21st birthday! (whooo!) 
My parents got me this cardigan and watch, so of course I had to wear both right away. I paired them with a black top and my trusty pair of Lucky jeans. I finished the look off with my favorite booties to tie in both the browns and blacks of the look. Very fall-ish and perfect for Thanksgiving with the fam! 

Have a great Wednesday!


most wonderful time of the year!

'Tis the season for all things Christmas! ....and finals. But I'd rather not think about that. I wanted to get a lock screen download out to you guys to start the month off right. I hope you all enjoy! 
And as always, feel free to send me an email or comment letting me know if the sizing is off.