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Thursday, October 20, 2016

A So Not Scary Halloween

Happy Halloween-well, basically. I feel like it has been Halloween for months now with retailers{and blogs} all chatting about the season/holiday a few months beforehand.  & Yes, I know I said I am not too into dressing up, but you, for my blog I have to be festive.

In this post, I am keeping my Halloween OOTD rather simple as I am wearing {super-cute} Minnie Inspired Frozen theme ears from the shop Cheers for Ears Designs created by Casey & a Mean Girls tank that reads, "I am a Mouse...Duh." LOL that will never get old!

Cheers For Ears Designs
So, what are all of you being for Halloween? Casey's creations are rather detailed and really assembled well-plus, she's a doll to work with! So, if you need some ears for a Disney trip, check her out!

Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 17, 2016

You Go Girlie! FT Sydney Elizabeth Golf & S.G Prep

This post is a little different than the rest as I was inspired by #GirlBoss Sydney from Sydney Elizabeth & Golf designs as well as the brand, Southern Girl Prep to do a little community over competition blog post as both these brands have a strong female-girl power focus. If you'll notice, I broke out the Yellow Spectacles for this post...

It really makes my day when I can connect with someone {all of you} in the same field & share things as well as learn things. So, I wanted to take a blog-quick-second to thank all you who come, read, & comment. I truly love reading all the comments & really appreciate the regular commentators. It makes my day! You know who you are. 

SGP Fall 2016 
Often, I try to go out of my way to be supportive & lend helpful tips when asked, because I know what a struggle it can be to be ignored or told nope, you're not-good-enough. My personal thoughts are that you are good-enough-no matter how big or small your blog is. & no matter how little or many followers you have. To quote my besties over at Shop {they really are my besties btw}

"You are better than unicorns & sparkles combine" -Shop 

Anyways, with getting too mushy--I opted to pair my gifted Sydney Elizabeth & Golf skort {The Evin Skort} with a navy Southern Girl Prep crew-neck. It kind-of reminds me of a tailgating outfit {hence cheering 'go-you' theme} so I opted for fun fringe socks. LOL, they're  a little quirky, but I like them.

Sydney Elizabeth Golf Fall 2016 Collection 

Have a happy week ahead-I'll be back on Thursday with a new post & I am looking forward to catching up with all of your blog reads this week too! 
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall For Flannel{s}

Does anyone else appreciate a comfy flannel shirt comes with October/winter? While I love the traditional red/gray/black plaid checked flannel styles I do love a colorful unexpected twist too.

Ralph Lauren Polo Cap
Flower for You/Flannel for Me
The weather is still {day depending} warm enough for shorts type of weather so I went with an in-between seasons look to coordinate a fun fall OOTD. Which I intend to wear while going on a PSL run.


Tell me, what is your go-to flannel button down shirt color/pattern? & Just for kicks are you a big Pumpkin Spice Latte drinker? Hot or Iced? I am more of an iced type of gal. Happy PSL sipping!

See more fall looks on my IG @katelynchef

Monday, October 10, 2016

HEY! Colorful Desk Inspiration

Who doesn't love a pretty & neatly organized desk? One way to spruce up your workspace is with a memo board or as I like to call it an Inspiration Board.

This inspiration board is from the shop, My Pink & Green Garden. Irene does such a lovely job hand making all these Lilly Pulitzer pattern boards. Mine is in the pattern Lobster Roll with the darker pink ribbon.
Truly, arranging it was so fun & I really feel inspired each time I look at it. I styled My Pink & Green Garden's board next to Oh Joy for Target Fall 2016 collection rose gold swan & a 'Hey' LED light--lol I kind of 'light-up' each time I glance up.

HEY Light
I'm not too afraid of mixing prints so you'll notice a Kate Spade NY flamingo/pink runner & a frame dalmatian spot {love dalmatian prints since I was 6!} picture. It's a bit quirky, but then again so am I.

I am curious if you have an at-home inspiration board? Let me know below & I totally would recommend Irene for any desk/home decor items as she makes banners as well monogrammed pillows too.  She's on Insta @mypinkandgreengarden

Looking for ideas to put on your board? Follow me on Pinterest.
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sweater Dress Weather ft. Sail to Sable

Is it sweater weather in your neck of the woods yet? Here, it's possible {on a good, crisp day} sweater dress weather. Hold on to your cable knits as Sail to Sable {you know of them right?} have the best new arrivals in their Fall 2016 Collection.

Sail to Sable 

Here, in this post I am wearing Sail to Sable's 'All Zipped Up' Gray Cable Knit Sweater Dress. Aside from being oh so cozy--it's super roomy & has pockets-plus it's really soft which helps on those brisk fall mornings.

My fave part about this dress is that it can be worn all season long even with tights & OTK boots in the winter months. While, I am not a mom {dog mom, yes} Sail to Sable has a line for ''Little Ladies'' to match their mommies-it's so cute! You must check out their gray pom-pom winter hats for both girls & women.


Aside from this festive sweater dress, I am loving the abundance of apples & mums that are out in full force this year! Autumn's Harvest are too pretty not to make a pretty table arrangement for fall.

Happy Harvesting!

Sail to Sable is Social: Instagram/ Facebook/ Pinterest
Monday, October 3, 2016

Beat Blogger's Block ft. Case App

Happy Start-Of-a-New-Week one & all! Being a writer & blogger often ideas just flow naturally, but there are those times where I am 100% at creative capacity. Some call it writer's block. I call it blogger's block.

Quay Marble Shades
You feel like there are no more ideas in the universe & want to crawl in an uncreative hole. I have been there. The marble {gold & pink swirl} iPad Mini Case featured in this post is from Case App--they make custom skins, phone as well as tablet cases for the masses. Not only do they offer a wide selection of marble patterns, but all case options are customizable. Anywho, this case motivated me to write about Blogger's Block & what I do to help me--mind you I spend a lot of time {not including my blog} pitching & writing posts & articles.

My most effective tip is to go for a walk/run. Something about nature, exercise, the sunshine, & fresh air swirling together to create some awesome ideas is always a go-to solution of mine.

So, what do you do to help prevent or overcome writer's block? Let me know below & P.S. is anyone else loving all the {faux} marble things out there? I am!

To help you prevent blogger's block Case App wants to give you a 20% discount on your next custom iPhone case or custom laptop skin with code: YELLOW20
Another tip, reward yourself after the work is done
Shop Bando Accessories & Case App Marble iPad Mini Case

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gingham Style: Elizabeth Wilson Designs

Happy Fall Y'all. As you may know, I am a spring/summer kind of girl, but I often swoon for fun fall prints like yes, gingham. I am so excited to share this gingham {navy} ruffle top post with you as it's by my favorite designer --Elizabeth Wilson Designs. Remember her name.

Quay Australia Sunglasses  

Color Options

I have had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth two times prior & if you don't know EWD then let me just say, she is like the Lilly Pulitzer of ruffles & gingham prints-truly!

The most amazing thing about Elizabeth is that she is starting design school-like now, but already designs, sews, & creates like a pro.

Elizabeth's new Fall 2016 line arrives in her shop, Oct 15th! I am wearing the gingham Katherine Top. Buyer's note, since Elizabeth is the head designer, boss babe, & college co-ed it does that a while for your order to come, but as you can tell from this top alone--100% percent worth it.

If you love gingham let me know in the comments below!  Follow Elizabeth on IG @elizabethwilsondesigns #EWD #Elizabethwilsondesigns

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