Recent Outfits

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top: TJMAXX (available for PURCHASE IN MY POSHMARK CLOSET), skirt: F21, sunglasses: TARGET, watch: MICHAEL KORS

Absolutely love the fact that this sheer blouse has a cutout - so classy/modern!

Absolutely love the fact that this sheer blouse has a cutout – so classy/modern!

In my attempt to catch up on my blogging, I have consolidated my prettiest of #ootd posts into one. To save time and space really. At the end of the day, they’re just a bunch  of pretty pictures – no words needed! Enjoy and don’t forget you can shop my closet and buy these very same pieces in my Poshmark closet: HERE.

top: TJMAXX, shorts: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: TARGET, bracelets: BAKERSSHOES

top: TJMAXX (available for purchase (IN MY POSHMARK CLOSET), shorts: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: ARMANI EXCHANGE via TJMAXX, bracelets: c/o BAKERS SHOES

dress: LUSH (available for purchase in my POSHMARK CLOSET), shoes: BCBG, sunglasses: TARGET, bag: VINTAGE (buy it in my POSHMARK CLOSET)

dress: LUSH (available for purchase in my POSHMARK CLOSET), shoes: BCBG via GOODWILL, sunglasses: TARGET, bag: VINTAGE (buy it in my POSHMARK CLOSET)

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top: ROMEO&JULIET COUTURE, jeans: F21, flats: BAMBOO, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via MARSHALLS

top: ROMEO&JULIET COUTURE (buy it here in my POSHMARK CLOSET) , jeans: F21, flats: BAMBOO, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via MARSHALLS

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top: GUINNESS BEER via TARGET, shorts: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via ROSS, watch: MICHAEL KORS

top: GUINNESS BEER via TARGET, shorts: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via ROSS, watch: MICHAEL KORS, lipstick: CLINIQUE

dress: MARSHALLS, belt: F21, purse: CYNTHIA ROWLEY via MARSHALLS, hat: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via ROSS

dress: MARSHALLS, belt: F21, purse: CYNTHIA ROWLEY via MARSHALLS, hat: Q BOUTIQUE, sunglasses: STEVE MADDEN via ROSS

pink flats: ELIE TAHARI via MARSHALLS

pink flats: ELIE TAHARI via MARSHALLS

top: F21, shorts: JUICY COUTURE via GOODWILL, bag: NICKI MINAJ via POSHMARK, hat: Q BOUTIQUE, shoes: BAMBOO, watch: MICHAEL KORS

top: F21, shorts: JUICY COUTURE via GOODWILL, bag: NICKI MINAJ via POSHMARK, hat: Q BOUTIQUE, shoes: BAMBOO, watch: MICHAEL KORS

top: SANRIO HELLO KITTY via GOODWILL, shorts: JUICY COUTURE via GOODWILL, iPhone case: F21

top: SANRIO HELLO KITTY via GOODWILL, shorts: JUICY COUTURE via GOODWILL, iPhone case: F21

top: GOODWILL, sunglasses: TARGET, watch: MICHAEL KORS

top: GOODWILL, sunglasses: TARGET, watch: MICHAEL KORS

sweater & skirt: F21, necklace: CHARMING CHARLIE

sweater & skirt: F21, necklace: CHARMING CHARLIE

his: BILLABONG via PACSUN // hers: BCBG via TJMAXX

his: shoes: BILLABONG via PACSUN, pants: JCREW // hers: shoes: BCBG via TJMAXX, dress: JCREW (sneak preview of our engagement photo session with Ashley Tingley Photography)

hair style: THE DRY BAR PASADENA, top: F21, sweater: Q BOUTIQUE

hair style: THE DRY BAR PASADENA – my review of them here, top: F21, sweater: Q BOUTIQUE

Many of my recent outfits include items that are shoppable in my POSHMARK CLOSET. Be sure to download the free iPhone app and start selling and shopping your friends closet! See my closet HERE!

If you’re joining POSHMARK for the first time, be sure to use this code to get a free credits to shop! Code: HGVVU to get free $5 credit for first time users!

xo, Kate

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Tangerine’s Seductive Tango

tantalized yet?

Tantalized, titillated, taken; yes I too am madly seduced by tangerine’s fierce hues as Pantone has announced ‘Tango Tangerine” as the Color of 2012. I personally was one to believe that orange was confined strictly to prison jumpsuits, sports teams, and beach towels…but after this season’s runways were unveiled I started to clear a space in my heart for the many shades of orange.  It was impossible to keep my heart closed to such vibrant and truly powerful hues when they were gracefully swaying down the catwalk as my jaw dropped ever so slightly with each new design. I was inspired – inspired to squeeze fresh orange juice, to bask in the warmth of sunlight, to run through fields of Californian poppies…. to let orange take up a permanent residence in my heart. I have seen the light – or rather the lighter side of orange. Deep hues of scarlet have never been a sore spot, but alas have never found their way into my closet. Like I said, I’ve been blinded of the potential this vibrant color has held…that is until now! Enjoy my favorite pieces of tangerine inspirations!

Runway shots of Spring 2012 shows

The Olsen twins looking fab! :)

absolutely stunning! so full of sunshine! :)

gorgeous combo of tangerine & turquoise! color blocking in it's prime!

With a Peter Pan collar too! :D love this Ruche look!

incredible pumps by Sole Society!

if only i had the courage to dye my hair red! :) haha maybe one day!

stripes are my favorite for spring and summer! in all colors - but dang this is cute!

i could totally make this headband! get these flowers for like $3 a pop at Joann's and glue it to a headband - easy peasy!

just amazing! wish i could throw in a couple of models in here! :D

I find so much inspirations in fashion illustrations!

yummy! :)

fresh and lovely!

amazing Marc Jacob's clutch!

check out Merrick's Art awesome pants! :) even better- check out the sweater she altered! :)

what a fun little expression of orange hues!

Pretty Little Inspirations

Feeling inspired while checking out my Pintrest boards…thought I’d share some ‘pretty little things’ with you from some of my favorite Pinners! Don’t forget to check out my boards and FOLLOW! :)

My inspiration today is: Simple, Cream-colored, & Floral.

the ever beautiful Lauren Remington Platt

love this chic modern approach to interior decorating

beautiful abstract photography - just pretty

I have got to pick up some cute fabrics like these! :D

gorgeous and so soft!

Lately, I've been super inspired by simple art...fashion illustrations mostly!

So European - fresh, sweet, and spring-like. I can just smell the flowers looking at this!

What a beautiful wedding idea....country weddings always get me excited! Something simple, elegant, and quaint will do just fine.

Addicted to kittens......one of these days I'm going to adopt a little guy like this and love him forever <3

What kind of inspiration are you gathering for Spring 2012?

xo Kate

Inspired to Make it to the Top!

Whatever we don’t have we want! When we feel the desire for too long it sub-consciencely becomes a necessity… this is how I feel about the European Fashion world. I want to be there, I want to touch it, I want to wear it, I want to make it, I want to style it, I want to photograph it…I want to breath in a breath of fresh air of European Couture Fashion!

Schön! Magazine's incredible styling has me breathless!

For now, I’m scouring the internet, magazines, and blogs to keep up to date with what’s going on in the fashion industry. I’m excited to have been let in through the back door most recently….working my way into Los Angeles, California and finding my footing in this beautiful world. At times I feel frustrated for not being in New York, Milan, Paris, London…but then I remember that all good things start slow and require determination.

Schön! Magazine loves showcasing a dynamic and diverse array of ideas and talent through carefully crafted fashion photography. LOVE IT!

I think of this quote often when it comes to my first steps through the door of the LA Fashion Industry: “We see the people that have got stars in their eyes, but if you’ve really got what it takes, you can get from, say the beginnings, to the top in about five years.” – Trisha Goddard This reminds me that with the right amount of motivation, determination, and hard work I really can make my dreams come true.

I recently discovered Schön! Magazine which is an incredible fashion magazine based “literally in central central London” (how cool is that?) and distributed worldwide to be read in over 196 countries! All the photos in this post can be found at http://schonmagazine.com/. I love showing you my favorite fashions and wouldn’t pass up the chance to show you all my favorites from Schön! Magazine. Please enjoy and check them out!

Love the play on vintage styling with the fascinator hat thrown askew for modern taste.

Ah "The Gentlemen" - this was one of my favorite pieces by them....the entire shoot was so charming.

White on white makes for a clean and modern look in any cut.

Then again, pair the right accessories in all black and you could really be from another era!

Shadows make a photograph speak.

She's just so happy and inspiring I couldn't pass it up!