Friday, January 30, 2015

Juno...








Coat- Old Navy
Sweater- Forever 21
Booties- Nordstrom Rack [similar here & here]
Earrings- Kendra Scott
Gloves- Neiman Marcus (on major sale!)
Sunnies- Forever 21 [similar here & here]

I thought the color of these Kendra Scott earrings was perfect for summer, but wow are they perfect for winter too! They add that pop of color you need in an outfit. I am craving all things warm weather and bright vibrant colors and these earrings fit the bill.

So you may wonder about the title of this post. As probably most of you know, the Northeast got slammed with a blizzard, or shall I say #blizzardof2015 or #Juno. I'm sure everyone who follows me on Instagram is getting a little tired of hearing about this storm. But it was my first blizzard, so it's kind of a big deal for me.... We ended up getting around 3 feet of snow (basically it was up to my waist). It.was.crazy. 

I hope you all have the best weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Catharine 



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January Favorites....

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 In 2015 I want to blog about what I personally love. I don't know if it's because i've been watching too many monthly favorites on Youtube or what, but monthly favorites are one of my favorite things to see from other people. You may also notice that there are a lot more beauty products than fashion, and it's because i've really had a thing for everything beauty related lately. I really want to blog about the things I have tried, routines, hair styles, etc. Now, my blog will remain mainly fashion but I would like to branch out a little more in my other interests. Please let me know your feedback! Would y'all be interested in that or would you just rather me stick to fashion?


1- Beauty Blender/ Holy. Grail. Ahhhh, I cannot say enough good things about this product!! You just have to buy it yourself to believe it. 

2- Elf Brow Gel/ I am not to that point in my life where I can pay $21 for eyebrow gel, so i've been on the hunt for something cheaper. And well, this one is wayyy cheaper. We're talking $20 cheaper. It honestly works really well for me and you can't beat that price! 

3- L'Oreal Mascara/ I just use the primer in this not the actual mascara. I first saw this on Emily from The Sweetest Thing blog, and I wanted to try it out for myself. It seriously makes a huge difference for my lashes. Repurchase for sure.

4- Nyx Lipstick Liner in 'Nude Pink'/ I wanted a lip liner that will go with almost all my lipsticks and this is it. I don't have a huge lipstick collection at the moment, but i'm adding on and this lip liner is great to have on hand when I do. 

5- Chloe Perfume/ To be completely honest I just have the sample of this perfume.... Perfume is just something I don't want to splurge on for myself. But I love this scent! It's so feminine and fresh. 

6- Kate Spade Slippers/ You need these. You need them right now. Kate Spade, cheetah print, big bow. Perfect. Just perfect.  

7- ABD Mug/ I have loved nothing but mugs this month. I know, strange favorite. I'm a lady who likes pretty little things, and having coffee in a pretty little mug is a reason to get out of my bed. 

8- OGX Repairing Shampoo/ This is going to sound a little gross and i'm sorry, but it goes along with why this is in my favorites. My hair "sheds"/I loose a lot of hair; especially when I brush it or in the shower. But, I switched to this shampoo after reading good reviews and I am never turning back. I have seen a h-u-g-e difference in my hair lose (those 2 words together gross me out...). I'm desperate to try the conditioner and hair mask now! 

9- Starfish Bracelet/ I received a pair of bracelets from my sweet friends as a kind of welcome to the Cape/Christmas gift and they are on my wrist every single day. I can't find the exact bracelets I have but the one I linked is similar.  

10- Sheinside Sweater/ If you follow me on Instagram you have seen this sweater a few too many times lately... oopsies. I just can't stop wearing it! 

Sorry for the rabble, and thanks for reading!

Catharine



Monday, January 26, 2015

Another Winter Wrap....





Dress- Old Navy [similar herehere, & here]
Wrap- Francesca's [similar]
Booties- Target, old [similar]
Bag- Kate Spade
Earrings- Kate Spade
Necklace- J Crew Factory
Bracelets- Susie Rainesimilar


If you know the correct name for the cardigan/kimono/wrap thingy I am wearing, please let me know. I know, I know, bad fashion blogger. But I cannot figure out what they are. Although I do know that they are super comfy and can spice up any outfit, so I get a point for that right?

This weekend consisted of traveling, family time, snow, and church family. It was one of those simple yet great weekends. I hope you had a fun filled (yes, watching Netflix all day can be fun filled) weekend as well!

Thanks for reading!

Catharine






Friday, January 23, 2015

New Year, New Bag...

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Splurge- Tory BurchRebecca MinkoffKate SpadeLouis VuittonTory BurchPrada
Save- TopshopFrancesca's, cheetah; Francesca's, pink; Forever 21, black; Forever 21, brown; Charming Charlie's

Calling all (my fellow) bag ladies!! It's a new year which means it's totally acceptable to buy a new bag it's time to start thinking about a new bag to add to our collections. New year, new bag. In our sweet, sweet dreams we imagine showing that Louis Vuitton bag off on our arm. In reality however, most of us don't have $2000 laying around for a new bag. That's why I put together some dream bags (to start saving those pennies for) and some reality bags. All the bags on the left are $70 and under. The bags on the right... well I don't really like to think of their prices. 

I apologize for the lack of outfit posts this week; I explain a little why that's been the case here. I also haven't been able to get some pictures this week. I'll be back to normal next week though, pinky promise!

Thanks for stopping by!

Catharine

Monday, January 19, 2015

Brunchin' In Frost...








Sweater- Sheinside
Striped shirt- Old Navy
Denim- Forever 21
Coat- Old Navy
Boots- Rack Room Shoes [identical, on sale!]
Bag- Kate Spade
Earrings- Old, similar
Bracelets- Susie Rainesimilar
Lips- Lined/filled in w/ 'Nude Pink' with 'Sparkling Sand'


You know how a simple brunch & shopping with a friend can instantly refresh you? It's like you can take on the whole world afterwards. That's what Saturday was for me. It was perfect. Also, I think my family liked me a little more because I was in high spirits and not mopey.... 

But can we talk about this sweater? I was always skeptical ordering it since it is overseas, but I pulled the trigger a few weeks ago. There are some reviews that say a few Sheinside products come without tags; that did happen when I bought this sweater. It was only $19 and it's actually very thick material, so I wasn't really going to worry about it. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Catharine

P.S. Did you spot the hair tie hehe? Oops... (; 







Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Travel Dream...

(Picture via Pinterest)

I've got a case of wanderlust.

Traveling has always, always been my passion. As one of my favorite bloggers, Mckenna Bleu, would say, "I'd sell it all to see the world". So today i've written down my travel goals/dream for the year 2015. It may seem impossible to you, it seems a little to me, but I am determined to make it happen. 

Alberta, Canada
Paris, France
New York, New York 
(Because you can never go to New York just once)
California
(Again, you can never go to California just once)
New Zealand
Colorado
Lyon, France

Let's do this.

Thanks for reading!

Catharine



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pink Beanie...





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Jacket- Old Navy
Vest- Banana Republic, old [similar here & here]
Denim- Forever 21
Boots- Old, similar here & here]
Gloves- Neiman Marcus (on major sale!)
Beanie- Forever 21
Earrings- Kate Spade
Bracelets- Susie Rainesimilar
Lips- Lined 'Nude Pink' with 'Pink Pearl Pop'


This is one of the outfits I wore to New Hampshire this past weekend. I threw it on 10 minutes before we had to leave and I could not be more amazed at how it turned out.

 I never thought beanies would work for me, but I had to get something to put on my head when it snows. If beanies are your thing then you need to R-U-N to your Forever 21 because this beanie is only $3! Yeah you heard me right. If pink doesn't suit you then you're still in luck because they have a million different colors to choose from. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Catharine




Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Kimono...







Sweater kimono- Francesca's [similar hereherehere & here]
Button-up shirt- Old Navy [similar here & here, 10% off w/code: lstf10]
Denim- Forever 21
Boots- Rack Room Shoes [identical]
Bag- Kate Spade
Earrings- Kate Spade
Bracelets- Susie Rainesimilar


I picked this kimono/cardigan sweater from Francesca's the other day, and I was too impatient to wait until spring or summer to wear it. Therefore, I took on the challenge of styling this piece for colder weather. 

If you are wondering what is on the bottom of my sweater it's a piece of tape haha! I didn't know it was there until I got home. Also, please forgive my hair... it was sooooo windy the day we shot these pictures. 

Thanks for reading, lovelies!

Catharine




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Life lately through Instagram....

Well heyyyyyy. What a way to start the new year, right? Hopefully this is not a sign for my blog this year.... Anyway, I am back with a little Instagram round up since I haven't done one in a while. 


A few weeks ago in Boston. My goal before we move away (3-4 years-ish) is to know Boston like a local. We found a place we haven't been to and took the day to Boston. Little did we know our time in Boston was only about an hour. But that's alright with me because any time in a city is enough for me!


A rare and terrible quality selfie. Get all the details here


All details here


Boots- here


Find details here


Dress- Old Navy [similar here & here]
Kimono- Francesca's [similar here, great staple here]
Booties- Target [similar]
Bag- Kate Spade


Boots- Kate Spade
Cup/Plate Set- Homegoods


Find details here


I was excited to accept the challenge of styling this cardigan/kimono for winter! How did I do?


I've always been in love with Ashley Brooke Designs from the moment I found them. So I am pretty dang excited to finally have one of her mugs! 
Mug- ABD


I was more obsessed with the dust bag than the contents in the dust bag....


There was a day that was single digit degrees, and I was planning on staying inside by the fire. Unfortunately I had to run a few errands so I embraced the weather with a little faux fur and two coats

I just got back from an electronic free weekend and it was quite refreshing. I went to New Hampshire and it was all snowy and icy and just plain gorgeous! I hope you all had a great weekend; now it's time to plan and tackle this week.

Thanks for reading!! Follow me on Instagram to see where I get most of my products, @catlyonc!

Catharine



Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Chills...








Coat- Old Navy
Denim- Forever 21
Boots- Rack Room Shoes [identical]
Bag- Kate Spade
Earrings- Kate Spade
Scarf- Nordstrom Rack [similar here & here]
Beanie- Old, similar; love this
Gloves- Target


I wore this outfit to Boston a few weeks ago and it was fahhh-reezing. I had about three layers on under this jacket. Oh my goodness, these gloves have been lifesavers lately. I never really had gloves when I lived in South Carolina; there was no need for them except once or twice in the winter. But boy oh boy was there a revelation above the Mason-Dixon line for me. I mean it's supposed to get into single digits this week. No, not how many layers I should have on but the temperature. Um, what? Say a little prayer for your southern girl, please. 

Thanks for reading!

Catharine