Wear In LA Featured: Independent Fashion Bloggers

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Sooooo, this happened recently! I had the honor of being interviewed by the founder and main writer of Independent Fashion Bloggers, Jennine Jacob about how I was able to quit my day job to be a full time blogger with the help of Poshmark.

First off, let me tell you how funny it was that I was seriously reading an article on IFB featuring one of my blogger friends when my phone buzzed for a new email. Well speak of the devil (actually it was the ever amazing Jennine, assumably wearing the cutest denim on denim duo…of course!) She had written me an email wanting to write a piece on ME! Pretty sure I laughed so hard about the coincidence that I snorted out loud (hey, it was a cute one! …like a little baby piglet- haha!)


 

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So we chatted about my incredible experience as a seller on Poshmark and how I was able to use the income from my ever-growing sales to bridge the financial gap of quitting my day job as a nanny to become a full time blogger. It felt so nice to be recognized for this accomplishment! Honestly, I don’t think it would have been possible (definitely not so soon!) without the help of Poshmark! Thanks Jennine for highlighting this amazing success! I’m so happy to be an inspiration to other bloggers out there looking to make the leap into full-time blogging! YOU CAN DO IT!

I encourage every fashion blogger out there to check out Poshmark as a way to make extra money from the clothes you aren’t wearing. Let’s face it, as bloggers we go through clothes like water! Also, if you’ve yet to sign up with IFB, please do yourself a favor and get on it! You’ll be reading about business tips for blogging, learning new strategies for marketing, finding inspiration for new pieces, and of course meeting lots of new blogger friends!

xo, Kate

P.S. A big shoutout to Joanna over at Poshmark for connecting us! You are loved <3

Tips on How To Pack Versatile Outfits

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Packing light is such a nice concept in theory; but if you’re like me, it’s really hard to pick only the things that I “need” for a trip. Over the years, I’ve packed quite a few suitcases and can now say that I have a method to my madness. To keep you sane and hopefully avoid those ‘over 50 lbs airport luggage fees’, take a hint from my packing strategy:

1. Start With The Basics

Every trip will require the basics: a casual tee shirt, great fitting jeans, a sturdy handbag, bikini (hello hot tub!), and of course a coat. Depending upon your final destination you may have to switch out a few items due to weather (ie a puffer coat instead of a cropped moto-jacket for a ski trip, or flirty skirts instead of printed pants, etc). When you’re gathering your basics, make sure they’re in neutral colors like black, white, gray, and navy. These pieces will be your building blocks to creating easy outfits that mix with your colored pieces.

2. Add In Complimenting Colors

Here’s the fun part! Picking out a color scheme for your trip can be really exciting, especially when you start to take inspiration from your destination. Like if you’re going to the tropics, you might want to pick vibrant colors that resemble floral filled jungles and bright blue beaches! Personally, I like to pick three colors that all compliment one another (and me!) so that I can make a ton of different looks with only a few pieces. Be sure to add in a print or two to keep things interesting! Since you can mix the colors with each other annnd the neutral basics, you are giving yourself lots of options.

3. Pick Neutral Accessories

Accessories are probably the easiest part of packing for me because I choose pieces that can go with any outfit. I’m a firm believer that every outfit needs a little bit of bling and sparkle, so I choose a lot of statement necklaces and sparkling earrings. Having only one watch for all your outfits makes accessorizing really easy too. Generally, I choose to go with either all silver or all gold jewelry so that they mix and match easier (I’m not too much a fan of mixing metals, but that’s just me!) If you change out your phone case to match your outfits normally (guilty!) try to pick only one for the trip that mixes with your color palette to make it easy on yourself and save space.

4. Rationalize Shoes

Personally, I had a real challenge cutting down my shoe count when packing because I believed that every outfit should have a coordinating pair of shoes. That’s just not realistic though! Instead of packing individual outfits with coordinating shoes, I decided to invest in simple shoes that are in neutral colors so that they will mix and match with each outfit. And yes, leopard print is a neutral! Shoes weigh more than you think they do and take up tons of space, so do yourself a favor and cut down on how many pairs you bring.

 

I hope this guide helps you to pack smarter and lighter – feel free to share your own packing tips in the comments below!

 

xo, Kate


 

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What do you do when your eyeshadow breaks? How do you NOT take an outfit photo? How do you take care of your nails? How to you add a little edge to your style? The serious questions when it comes to fashion. Well, ok, still very IMPORTANT. This week we have a great roundup of interesting links informing us all those little things you didn’t even know you really needed to know.

Links à la Mode: January 22nd

OOTD: Preppy Pink Jeggings

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What I’m Wearing: GLASSES: c/o Firmoo | NECKLACE & EARRINGS: c/o Unpossible Cuts | TOP: via Kohls | PANTS: via ModDeals | BAG: via Poshmark | HEELS: Pour La Victoire via Poshmark | iPhone CASE: by Ban.do c/o The Crystal Feather Boutique | LIPSTICK: Sephora (similar) | NAILS: via essie {shade: bottle service}

 

Ahhh my two favorite P words…Poshmark & Pink! Between scoring these amazing pink jeggings on ModDeals and the amazing Pour La Victoire heels I found for a mere $18 on Poshmark (originally over $200!!!), this outfit makes me feel so happy! There’s something about wearing an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks but knowing you paid a fraction of it’s true price. I mean can anyone really put a price tag on that feeling you get when you buy something so beautiful on sale? …yea, didn’t think so!

Attention LA peeps – get a good look at my gorgeous necklace from UnPossible Cuts! It’s in the shape of California with a heart cutout where Los Angeles is – so cute, right? (You can ask for any area to be cutout depending on where you live!) Get your hands on this beauty right here. Thanks so much UnPossible Cuts for the amazing pieces!

 

xo, Kate

*Disclaimer: Some of the items featured in this outfit were gifted, however all opinions expressed are my own. Please see my policies page for more details. Thank you!*

OOTD: Window Pane Print & Booty Poppin’ Bodycon Skirt

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What I’m Wearing: SHIRT: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack | SKIRT: via ModDeals | BAG: Forever 21 via Poshmark | SUNGLASSES: c/o Sunglasses Warehouse | HEELS: via GoJane | EARRINGS: kate spade via Nordstrom Rack | LIPSTICK: Sephora (similar) | NECKLACE: available in my Poshmark Boutique

It’s not everyday that I go for a trendy look – let’s be honest here…I’m a little bit more on the conservative/classic side of style. And that’s okay! But this year I’m challenging myself to play with some new styles and to just give the trends a chance. They might not all make it into my personal wardrobe, but I’ll do my best to have fun with it!…And teach you how to style the trends along the way too!

For realsies, I’m in looove with this black and blue booty-poppin’ bodycon skirt – okay now say that 5 times fast! It has a sporty stripe of blue up both sides with an exposed metal zipper that help to take this pencil skirt from basic to va-va-voom! (I believe ModDeals still has these in stock!) I enjoy shopping ModDeals because they’re priced for the everyday girl who works hard and has real life bills to pay but wants to look cute too. (um, hi that’s me!)

As seen throughout 2015’s spring runway shows and countless street style posts, window pane prints are innnn! Window pane, graphed, squares; whatever you want to call this simple print…it’s amazing and sooo easy to wear!

Tips for Wearing Window Pane Prints:

– Stick to pairing with basics pieces to keep an even balance

– Or be bold and pair with leopard print accents (pretty much goes with any print/color!)

– Try them in black and white to wear 2 trends in 1 (window pane print & monochrome)

– Always add something sparkly!

 

xo, Kate

*Disclaimer: Some of the items featured in this outfit were gifted, however all opinions expressed are my own. Please see my policies page for more details. Thank you!*

OOTD: Mt. Baldy Snow Adventure

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What I’m Wearing: GLASSES: c/o Sunglasses Warehouse {most styles are under $20!) | EARRINGS: Brighton | SCARF: Target | VEST: Aeropostal via Poshmark $7 | COAT: Forever 21 via Poshmark $12 | TOP: Loft | JEANS: Hollister Co. | BOOTS: Steve Madden | LIPSTICK: c/o Gorgeous Cosmetics {shade: lola}| NAILS: via essie {shade: good as gold} 

This last weekend, Jeff and I adventured up to the Mt. Baldy Lodge seeking some solace from the city scene, a bit of snow, and their famous homemade almond cinnamon rolls. {I would share a photo, but I devoured it before I could even remember to take a picture!!} At a brisk 35 degrees, I made sure I came prepared with plenty o’ layers!

Okay, I’m wearing like a million more layers than my average outfits due to the fact that I’m in the snow and I was freezing my butt off! I enjoy layering, when I can, because it allows me to add in different textures and colors to create an interesting look that serves both my practical and stylish needs.

I decided to pair a tweed pea coat, linen scarf, nylon puffer vest, and a basic jersey tee for warmth (obviously!) but also for an added touch of texture. Mixing things up in your outfit makes it more pleasing to the eye and kind of makes it fun to get dressed, don’t you agree?

 

xo, Kate