Friday, September 30, 2016

posh frock friday

I don't think there is anything better than a dress you can twirl in. Sartorially speaking, at least. Obviously there are other things that are better ... cats, potatoes, a good nap..

I'd actually forgotten about this vintage gem until I saw Amy Poehler's Emmy dress (btw, three a million cheers for Amy Poehler's first Emmy win!) which also had an embellished cape overlay. It's such a unique detail, but I've never worn mine because I felt like it kind of overwhelmed my body, draping in such a way that you couldn't really see any defined shape, so I looked a little like a blob. But she just looked so amazing in her dress that it gave me the confidence to finally break out mine. And I'm glad I did -- otherwise I wouldn't have had such a fun & silly twirling session ;D

Don't forget if you're joining in and getting all dolled up today, post your outfit on IG with the hashtag #poshfrockfridays <3

dress- vintage | shoes - bait footwear | necklace - vintage

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

autumn leaves

Fall is here, which means it's officially tights weather! At least for me it is. I don't care if it can still reach 80' outside. IT. IS. TIGHTS. WEATHER.

I'm enjoying this season so much this year (I know we're only like five days into autumn so far but bear with me.) Today I'm going apple-picking and this weekend I'm planning on pulling out my Halloween decorations. The itch to start watching spooky classic movies has already started (first up: Cat People) and I just bought a sweater that literally says "sweater weather." I'm a goner.

Friday, September 23, 2016

posh frock friday

This dress was waiting for me when I got back from Rome in July, and it was such a nice "welcome home" gift to myself, haha! I've been doing pretty good with my spending, but when I saw this I physically could NOT resist buying it. I even bought it a size smaller than normal because my size was sold out and I needed to own it so badly I decided that it was better to have it hanging in my closet, unwearable, than to not own it at all. It actually ended up fitting pretty well (albeit the lining is a little snug around the hips) and I think my own size might have been too big! I love when things work out that way :)

Don't forget if you're playing along with posh frock friday, share the photo on IG with the hashtag #poshfrockfridays <3

dress- asos | shoes - vintage | flower crown - modcloth (old)
purple rug - amazon

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hello again

Long time no see! I hate that I've turned into one of those bloggers who just randomly pops up every month or so and then disappears again. I honestly don't think enough of myself to believe anybody out there cares, but there are a few blogs that I personally love and I'm so bummed when I check back and week after week there still haven't been any new updates. I mean, I still owe Scathingly Brilliant a few posts about Rome. I have blogged about the most mind-numbing mundane stuff here but I couldn't bring myself to write a few lines about ROME? Geez, Kate.

Anyway. Life has been good. I took my Grandmom on a cruise to Alaska for her 80th birthday (we just got back Friday night) and that was pretty spectacular. I watched Stranger Things (completely, 100% understand the hype. If you're a fellow X-Files fan I think you should give it a try!) and I'm hopelessly addicted to watching Justified re-runs on Amazon. Also (god knows I really hate self promotion, but god also knows I kind of need money) I added a TON (like over 30) lapel pins to my shop this month so if that floats your boat you can check them out here.