Friday, June 23, 2017

say my name, say my name

Thank you SO much to everyone who subscribed to my youtube channel last week! I reached the magic *100* and was able to choose a URL, so I officially can say that is mine :D Yay!! Honestly I am shocked that it wasn't already taken. It used to be pretty easy to get my name locked down on websites -- I have it on instagram, twitter, blogspot, the URL, flickr, pinterest, etsy, vimeo, depop, giphy, and shopify -- but lately I've had a difficult time getting it when I start new accounts. I don't know if somebody is just punking me or if there's another Kate Gabrielle out there who's equally frustrated that I've got a monopoly on her username online lol. Either way, I'm just happy youtube worked out!

If all goes according to plan, I'll start doing regular uploads in July. I'm really nervous about doing video, mostly because I seem like such a doofus in real life and my grating New Jersey accent will ruin any possible pretense I've created here that I am in any way dainty, lol.

Also, if you saw my instagram post about my shop my closet sale, I am still 100% having one, it's just taking me longer than normal to photograph/catalog the stuff due to a combination of overcast weather, an overwhelming amount of items for the sale (seriously it has to be like 70% of my dress collection) and a hint of laziness lol. This dress was actually sitting at the top of my sale pile. I'd been having second thoughts about getting rid of it, and today I obviously decided to keep it. With the matching belt it's just so easy to feel put together when I wear it! Don't worry though, there are still like 100+ dresses left ;) I'll let you know when the sale is ready to go live. It'll probably be in my shopify store this time, just for ease of accounting on my end and to make sure that people actually pay for their items. I had a big problem with that on IG (plus I posted so much during the last sale that instagram won't let me post anymore. oops!)

Okay, this is the most rambling post of all time! Ahh!

dress - modcloth (old) | bell sleeve shirt - thrifted | shoes - bait footwear

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

wishlist wednesday

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Friday, June 16, 2017

in motion

I realized after I got dressed today that I tend to dress in three colors at a time, and that's how I stay coordinated. It's not an intentional sartorial strategy or anything, it just sort of dawned on me as I added pink to my yellow and aqua outfit. Now that I'm aware of it though maybe it'll make those days when I just can't seem to put anything together a little bit easier...

Also, I haven't really added anything to this yet except for a cute Arrietty video, but I started a youtube channel here. I'm planning on doing outfit videos, some DIYs, collection videos, room tours, etc. so if that sounds like it might float your boat you can subscribe here. I know it's a long shot but I hope so much I can get to 100 subscribers since that's the threshold you need to meet before you can have a real channel URL. Right now I'm stuck with UCyoM8GvgWVH60B7UyJqWwRQ, lol!!

ps. The ice cream flower pot on the shelf behind me is a DIY I completed this week! You can see how to make one yourself right here.

brooch - vintage | glasses - bonlook

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

wishlist wednesday

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Friday, June 9, 2017

finally spring

I think today is the first day that's REALLY felt like spring/almost summer. Yesterday I was sitting outside in a sweatshirt and got too cold to stay out there... and it was like 3pm @_@

Tomorrow I'm going to see The Killers in concert and I'm so excited! They posted a super short sneak peek of one of their new songs on facebook today and I'm hoping SO badly that they'll play the full song tomorrow. I saw them at the same venue last July and before they left they said that hopefully they'd have new material for us this year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it happens. Even if not though, I'm obsessed with all of their existing songs so I'll be pretty happy with the setlist no matter what :D

Also can I just say how much I love that having pink hair again means that I can wear pink accessories with basically any outfit and it matches? There's no pink in this dress but the shoes match because of my hair, right? I love it.

dress - modcloth (old) | shoes - bait footwear

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

wishlist wednesday

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Thursday, June 1, 2017


There's a bit of an orange theme going on here this week, and it's for a good reason! Everytown for Gun Safety is asking people to wear orange this Friday (June 2nd) to raise awareness for gun safety. I decided to wear orange today, too, to make sure this post went up in time to hopefully inspire some last-minute orange outfits tomorrow.

In America we are TWENTY FIVE TIMES more likely to be killed by a gun than citizens of other developed countries. Every single day 93 Americans are killed by guns. 93. Every. Single. Day. That's unacceptable.

I've always been a proponent of gun control, but ever since the Newtown tragedy it's felt so much more urgent. No parent should ever be afraid to send their kids to school. Nobody should ever be scared to go to the movies, or to shop at the mall. Honestly if I had my way, I'd get rid of guns entirely. I hate that they are used for hunting animals, and I hate that they're used for killing people. I just don't understand the need for a machine thats sole purpose is to kill.

But most gun safety organizations, like Everytown, aren't actually trying to get rid of guns entirely. They're seeking common ground with people like me (guns are evil!) and people who are responsible gun owners that never want to see another American massacre. They want background checks and safety locks and reasonable, common sense laws that will keep guns out of the hands of people who might hurt innocent children or church-goers or college students.

Wearing orange tomorrow will help raise awareness for this vital cause. You can learn more, take action, and/or make a donation on Everytown's website, here.

I hope it goes without saying, but Everytown didn't ask me to write this post, I just really care about this cause and I hope that this post will reach some people who weren't aware of the tragic state of gun violence that's currently plaguing our country. 

dress - le bomb shop (old) | shoes - bait footwear
cardigan - modcloth (old) | brooch - vintage