Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pinterest Remix: Warmer Weather

(Left picture: source)

Striped Top- Gap Outlet [similar here & here]
Plaid Top- Old Navy [similar]
Denim- Forever 21
Booties- Target [similar]

Happy Thanksgiving!! Goodness, I can't believe it's already here. It may just be me but I feel like this year has gone by so so fast, like it feels like only four months have gone by. I'm going to get cheesy, but I am so so thankful for each and every one of you, you have no idea how special y'all are! Anyway, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! 

Oh and you may wonder why I am just in short sleeves; I'm home for Thanksgiving and it was in the 70's the other day. I don't know if I love it or hate it haha! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cold Weather Walks...

Pullover- Patagonia
Vest- Old, similar here & here (only $30!!)
Denim- Forever 21
Boots- Rack Room
Hat- Vineyard Vines [similar]
Earrings- Old, similar
Sunnies- Francesca's

Well this week was an unplanned break from blogging. I totally did not mean for it to happen, but I sorta have an excuse. It was rainy the beginning of the week so no pictures, we were busy all day Wednesday getting ready for our trip back to South Carolina, then two days on the road. I was lucky enough to grab these last minute pictures. In other words i'm really sorry and I should be back to "normal" soon!

Before I take long trips (aka a 16 hour drive) it's really nice to get outside and do some form of exercise. It's refreshing, gets you away from the stress, and gets you moving before you are stuck sitting for hours. The day I took these pictures it was freezing. Like I had to layer 2 fleece jackets over my regular clothes and I was still an icicle. 

My week is jam packed with fun and the Carolina Gamecocks just won, so it's been a pretty good day. Thanks for reading!!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pinterest Remix: Distressed & Cable Knit

Cable Knit- L.L.Bean [similar here & here]
Plaid Button-down- Old Navy [similar]
Pumps- DSW
Earrings- Old, similar [In love with these ivory ones!]

The last two pictures are complete bloopers. Most of the pictures came out looking awkward due to not coming up with poses or my little siblings running circles around me (example A above), so that is why there aren't many. 

I was excited about doing this #pinterestremix because it's really warm and fashionable, which is exactly what I need/looking for this winter. Cause y'all, we are supposedly going to get some flurries today... again... that's the second time and it isn't even Thanksgiving. You can tell how well I am going to do this winter up north!

Thanks for reading!!


Kate Spade Holiday Ready Sale...

Kate Spade holiday sale 2014

White Dessa DressLeopard CoatSequin Fringe DressSwift DressJeweled ScarfGlitter StudsChandelier EarringsBlack Bow BeltHeadphonesFeather ClutchRing SetGlitter Bow BeltGlitter WatchGlitter Charm HeelsBlack & Cheetah BootiesCayman SlippersLeopard Slippers

It's no secret I have a love for Kate Spade like no other (*cough *cough dream job). Besides, what's a holiday without Kate Spade, glitter, bows, and leopard?! It just so happens that you can shop for your Kate Spade-aholic and not break the bank, well not completely anyway, because from now until November 16th you can get 25% off when you enter the code 'BEMERRY' at checkout!! Oh yeah, this Thursday just got that much better.

Have fun shopping, loves!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pinterest Remix: Black on Chambray

Blazer- Plato's Closet Columbia, SC [similar here & here]
Chambray Top- J Crew Factory
Black Shirt- Old, similar here & here
Denim- Forever 21
Booties- Target, old [similar]
Sunnies- Forever 21 [similar]
Earrings- Old, similar
Necklaces- Etsy; Flamingo was a gift
Bracelet- Susie Raine

I did not realize how easy, comfortable, and chic this look is until I tried it on. Not to mention it's perfect for cold weather because of all the layers. It's pretty much the package deal. Yes, I don't own a pair of black booties (insert 'covering eyes' emoji)... But they are on my Christmas list so we will see, hehe. 

It seems like anyone I talk to feels like the weeks are going by very slowing but for me I feel like it's Monday and then Friday the next day. I mean Thanksgiving is in two weeks y'all. Um, did January through October really happen?! 

Thank you x 2738651937540 for reading y'all!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: $50 & Under

Holiday gift guide 2014

Beauty BlenderTwo Faced Eyeshadow PaletteKate Spade NotebookKate Spade Portable ChargerKate Spade BagsKate Spade BookKate Spade AgendaBP Faux Fur ScarfOwl MugCara Station CuffBaubleBar Ivory PearlsZara ScarfForever 21 Faux Fur VestJuliana's Herringbone Vest ($49 when you use the code 'lstf10' at checkout!!); H&M CoatKate Spade Socks

The holidays are hard when you can't splurge on everyone so I have come up with a list of things that are $50 and under! There's something for the traveler, fashionista, hostess with the mostess, beauty guru, and the one who loves to cuddle up with hot chocolate by the fire. 

 Hi, my name is Catharine... and I am a Kate Spade-aholic. I just can't help it y'all. Anyway, now is the time to knock out all of your holiday shopping because everything is going to go by fastttt. Especially if you want anything monogrammed because there are usually dates you can't order after to get the gift by Christmas.  

Thanksgiving hasn't even come yet but y'all I am so excited for Christmas! This weekend I have filled up my schedule with more candy, coffee dates, and getting into the holiday spirit. What are y'all doing this weekend? 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pinterest Remix: A Cardi & Stripes

(Left picture: Source)

Cardigan- Old, similar here & here
Top- Gap Outlet [similar hereherehere & hereon trend]
Denim- Forever 21
Boots- Rack Room Shoes [identical]
Bag- Kate Spade (on sale!)
Scarf- Juliana's (Save 10% with code: lstf10 at checkout) [identical]
Earrings- Old, similar here [in love with these ivory ones!]

Look number two in my series of Pinterest Remix is a super easy and casual outfit. All you have to do is throw on a few layers and head out the door! 

I have heard so many people talk about Target coming out with their Christmas items and I think it's a good thing that Target is, of course, off Cape. Otherwise I might just sneak in there seven days out of the week.... Also they have all of their Halloween candy on sale. In other words #dangerdanger 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pinterest Remix: Fall Romper

(Left picture: Source)

Romper- Hope's, old [love this, similar to Pinterest here, save here & here]
Tights- Rue 21
Boots- Rack Room Shoes, old [identical]
Sunnies- Francesca's
Scarf- Gap [similar here & here]
Belt- Old, similar
Earrings- Kate Spade
Bag- Kate Spade (on sale!)

I am so excited for the month of November for this lil' blog because I have finally come up with a schedule, and because it's the birthday month!!! I seriously cannot believe it has almost been a year since I have started this blog. Mind = Blown. Anyway, I plan on posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. However, things may change due to weather (like this weekend has been none stop terrible weather) or loss of time for pictures, but I am going to try my hardest to stick to those three days. 

This month I am going to switch things up a bit. I am going to recreate some popular or some of my favorite outfit pins on Pinterest with all of the pieces I already have in my closet. That's right, no purchasing new items. I've thought about doing something like this before, but then I read this post and knew it was going to happen in November. With the holidays coming up I want to spend money on not myself but my family and friends. But the main reason is because of some big news!! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to go to South Africa on a missions trip in March 2015!!! I am absolutely ecstatic but that also requires quite a lot of money, so that's another reason why I am not going to be spending any money on fashion. I'm excited to see what I can do with this challenge and I hope you are excited to follow along. Will I succeed or will I fail?!

Thanks for reading, lovelies!