I’ve reached a point in my life where I just want to be comfortable. The idea of floating through life wearing pajamas and bedding–as in actual blankets and such–is extremely appealing. Meanwhile, I’m also (supposedly) an adult. Taking meetings while wrapped in a comforter is not exactly professional.
Enter casual wear from the likes of Lucky Kat, a locally-based online retailer started by my friend Katie and her mother. They specialize in reasonably priced boho-chic styles for working women, moms, and the rest of the #girlboss squad, including me and fellow blogger Annie of Success on Stilettos. We got together for a little styling party and played dress up in some of our favorites!
I loved a striped turtleneck cape thingy that fit right into my usual neutrals-or-bust color scheme, and a loose-fitting tunic dress that looks great over skinny jeans. It all works for everything from brunch with friends to casual client meetings.
They got a bunch of new merchandise over the holiday season, so head over to shopluckykat.com to get your shop on!
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If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ve probably noticed that every season I decide on a look. This is both for fun and practical purposes: thinking about fashion is as natural as breathing for me, and making lists of things is 100% my jam. Plus, it’s fun to editorialize your own wardrobe every now and then, and having a set aesthetic makes shopping–and NOT shopping for things that don’t fit–that much easier.
This season, I’ve decided it’s all about (drumroll please)… GLAMLEISURE. What in the world is Glamleisure, you ask? Here’s what I mean:
It’s athleisure meets supermodel glamour. It’s silky slip dresses with sneakers and a bomber jacket. It’s cozy sweats worn with booties and a fabulous coat. It’s an adult onesie (aka jumpsuit) with a chunky knit sweater so plush it looks like it’s eating you alive. It’s an attempt to make pajamas and comforters and blankets look like acceptable daywear by adding fabulous accessories and a berry lip. It combines my favorite fashion era (think Naomi, Linda, my beloved Yasmeen) with my favorite activity (sleep). It’s my heart and soul and I am READY.
Here’s what’s on the list:
What’s on your heart and in your closet this season?
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I’m taking advantage of the last days of warm weather to wear all the stuff I forgot about during Official Summer™, including this Indiana Jones-goes-corporate vest and my favorite striped espadrilles.
Thanks to Daniel Smyth for the photos!
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When you find the right dress, it’s meant to be. I tried on this Karlie dress at a Thread x Pretty Pony Boutique event a year ago and loved it, but wasn’t really sure I had an occasion to wear it. Flash forward to the Dressing Downton event at the Taft Museum, where Pretty Pony had a booth. Owner Cassie Kathman recognized me and remembered the dress, noting that she still had one in my size and would I like them to send it to me?
Um, YES please.
It arrived in adorable packaging with a sweet note from Cassie, and as soon as the temperature cooperated I shrugged it on with black ankle boots and a bright bag and made my way to the nearest wine festival. Turns out finding an occasion wasn’t so hard after all…
Jeweled neoprene dress by Karlie, Pretty Pony Boutique, 2220 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY, prettyponyboutique.com
By the way, this is my 700th post! Time flies, huh?
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Sometimes a bad day gets the best of me, and the only way to counteract my mood is with a little caffeine and a lot of fresh air. Oh, and these windowpane-check trousers help, too. Big pants make everything better.
Zara trousers, Kit & Ace tank, Target sneakers
SHOP THE LOOK
What do you do to turn around a crappy day?
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