leather and velvet

leather, velvet and fur

two of my favorite trends that i have been craving to have in my closet this year are leather and velvet. blast from the past, for sure. okay, so let us start with leather: in the outfit i put together above, it shows leather sleeves on this top. while leather is great and adds a lot of edge to any outfit, you really should only wear it in small amounts. for example, try a top with a leather collar or find some leather leggings (on my Christmas wish list this year!) to layer with. i also like how the leather booties tie together nicely with the top. as for velvet, i, of course, want some velvet leggings or pants (shown above) in my wardrobe. i think that velvet is an unexpected yet easy to style texture to wear with an outfit substituting corduroy or any other basic pant fabric. in this outfit, i added a tangerine fur peacoat (i also am loving fur for the winter!!) and emerald statement jewelry. so many trends in one outfit... just cannot keep up! enjoy your after Christmas resting and eating leftovers, friends. (:

xo. cate


holiday dress & shoe guide

holiday dresses

what are you feeling this holiday season? i have chosen 4 versatile dresses (with shoes) to match what you want to express through your clothes this season for every party or event you have to go to!

1. TRENDY- for all of you fashionistias out there, a high low dress in your favorite color and some crazy heels with do the trick.

2. GLAMOROUS- this look is perfect for a new year's eve party-- the more sequins the better!

3. FUNKY- with these awesome booties, you will get all of the attention where ever you go. also, a plum sweater dress is the perfect way to go from day to night.

4. CLASSIC- you can never go wrong with a lovely red dress for a Christmas dinner, and to spice it up wear these adorable bow wedges.

hope this helps! which one would you choose?



black & white

some things are just better in black and white. here are a few sweet sweet moments over the start of my Christmas break. enjoy, friends.


cheesin' hard.

birthday celebrating (not mine).

Christmas partying.

xo. cate


the cate version

exams week for students is a time to be stressed and wear sweats. while the first thing is true of my week, the second is not. i have always had a hard time with sweats, because i hate looking like i just woke up and do not care. also, when i feel put together, i always feel more confident which results in better test grades. anyways, here is how i style my lazy day outfit version of sweats.

i am wearing a men's white v-neck tee and a boyfriend style black cardigan on top. as for bottoms, i am wearing navy cord shorts and my new best friend, leggings. it is an obsession, you guys, i just cannot stop wearing them. of course for shoes, i cannot go wrong with my tan lace ups.

this outfit is so comfortable yet still looks somewhat stylish. you can dress this combination up with tights and sheer top or dress it down by wearing just leggings and a big band tee. i like to wear neutrals when i am tired and short on time, because as i justified this outfit, i think that all neutrals go together. however, wear whatever you desire, darling.
xo. cate


'tis the season

it really is beginning to look at lot like Christmas around here, and i LOVE it. sometimes you need to really slow down and enjoy it while it lasts.  
i was having one of those "i don't know what to wear" days, so this is what i came up with: a sweater and scarf. what's new?

 the lovely, parker sporting her gray forever 21 sweater and pink statement necklace.
brick walls are my favorite.

sophie sitting in the cutest red chairs i have ever seen.

what's a outing with friends without a shoe pic? i truly do not know.

silliness at it's best.

lights, light, and more lights!
hope you are enjoy this Christmas season as much as i am!
xo. cate


sweaters for every style

SWEATERS for every style

i will say this again and again but... i LOVE sweaters. if you do not share the same love i do, i will eventually conform you... maybe even today. i know that the sweaters i buy and wear are not every girls' style, so i have created a guide on Polyvore for you as to what sweater you would like/wear!

1. for the edgy rocker: studs are key
2. for the quirky nerd: anything with a fun print ( i LOVE owls)
3. for the Christmas-loving girl: reindeer anyone?
4. for the vintage babe: floral is a must
5. for the preppy queen: the jcrew polka dot is preppy city
6. for the wild child: leopard, zebra, snake skin... anything will do
7. for the laid back lounger: an over sized knit and stripes are oh so comfy
8. for the fancy friend: think you can't wear a sweater, think again! sequins are perfection.

hope this helps, and please leave a comment as to what sweater or style you would wear!

xo. cate



remember back in elementary school when your teacher would give you a prompt everyday to write about? most kids dreaded that part of the day, and would just add a lot of "so's" before each word, however this girl loved it.  i mean overly loved it and would ask the teacher for more time to write (yes, i was that girl). i recently got a email suggesting that i check out a website called Storylane... and i absolutely love it! this cite is social media and blogging combined- a match made in heaven if you ask me.

 i have written a few stories (you can see them here ) so far and love the community in which i get to read and interact in a cool way with others! hope you can check out my stories and share some of your own!

xo. cate


layer my life

winter layers
layers are the perfect way to automatically look in fashion and trendy for winter. you can just do a little, like add a cardigan, or do a lot with this trend, such as add a cardigan, jacket and scarf! above, i have what i would call the perfect layering outfit. with a flannel, chunky cardigan and parka you will be so comfortable and chic! also, by wearing black skinny jeans and black boots together, it will instantly elongate your legs and make you look taller... major need in my situation. to finish up the look, i added simple, classic accessories, nude nail polish, and messy hair to top it off.

here are three looks that i absolutely adore for this season! remember, just when you think you have enough layers, think again and add another! what is one way you like to add layers to your outfits? leave a comment below!
xo. cate
photos from : stylezen.net & fashforfashion.com




walks. best friends. laughs. leaves. photos. afternoons. quietness. views. people.

xo. cate (and parker)


thanksgiving outfit #2 (fancy fancy!)

thanksgiving outfit #2

this outfit is something that i would wear to a fancy-er thanksgiving meal. with a few fun aspects to it, like the orange tights, fun jewerly, and the dark lip and nail, this look is completed with a beautiful yet simple gray dress. plus, arn't these black booties to die for?! as for nails and lips, i thought it would be fun to either stick with an all wine-colored scheme or it you want to spice it up a bit add some teal to your nails!  i wish my thanksgiving meal was not-so-casual sometimes so that i could wear a dress and heels without looking so "that girl" if you know what i mean. however, if you have a nice meal to go to, this a fun outfit for you!

xo. cate

p.s. have a great thanksgiving, friends! so thankful for all of my followers (:


thanksgiving outfit inspiration

thanksgiving outfit

thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means food, food, and more food! with all of that food, you need clothes that will stretch and be comfortable to hang out in. this outfit i created on Polyvore above is something that i would definatly wear to a easy thanksgiving meal with my family. a fall-colored sweater with black skinnies, suede wedges, and some fun acessories to put this whole outfit together is the perfect look for any casual occasion!

xo. cate



fall beauty

you guys... i love fall. 

~beauty is in everything, just not everybody sees it~

xo. cate


the leather jacket

i got this leather jacket from my grandparents (yes... my grandparents. and they even picked it out without me!) last year for Christmas, and this probably only the second time i have worn it. crazy, i know. what is crazier than that is that why i did not wear it was because i did not know what to wear it with. yet it is as easy as this... a gray long sleeve tee, bright scarf, jeans, and moccasins. all i had to do is basically add the jacket to what i normally wear on a regular basis. crazy, i know.

oh, and recognize this top? i wore it on my very first blog post ! crazy how time flies... crazier how i have had this awesome leather jacket hanging in my closet unworn for a year.

xo. cate


november wishlist

november wishlist

you guys... it is November. this is so cliche but i feel as if i was just putting away the Christmas decor from last year or just in new york (in July). anyways, it's November, it's cold, it's fall, it's thanksgiving, it's color, it's beauty, it's time for new and exciting adventures. speaking of one of my favorite adventures... clothes. a new season is a great time to take risks or switch up your wardrobe a little. above are 10 items that are dying to come home with me this November.

and yes, you do see leathers pants. (;

xo. cate