Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Celebrity Style Crush : Reese Witherspoon.

Reese Witherspoon has perfectly preppy style and I love it.  Not to mention she's one of my favorite actresses.  Everything Reese wears is fabulous!

Reese rocking the striped shirt look

White denim

Striped skirt and red flats

White shorts and button-up shirt

xo KD

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tipsy Skipper Flats & Clutches.

Looking for great summer flats or clutches?  Check out Tipsy Skipper {mentioned here before}!  I love their flats and bags.  They are so fun and bright!  I think they would look perfect with a pair of straight-leg jeans and a solid button-up shirt.  I am dying to buy a pair (however, they don't carry my size... which is the downside to having such tiny feet!).  I may just have to settle for a clutch or tote instead.

Pinch Me Clutch | Petal to the Metal Clutch | Sea Crest Clutch 

Check out my sweet friend Anna featured on the Tipsy Skipper blog!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Romans 8:38-39.

Happy Sunday! Here is a quote to help you start out your day right.  Hope you're having a great weekend.


"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39

xo KD

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lilly Goes Gator!

I am so excited about all the fun Lilly Pulitzer items coming out this season featuring alligators.  They have done a few things in the past with gators, but this year they have topped themselves.  I cannot wait to get my new 'See You Later' planner and hopefully a few other items (crossing my fingers!).

Do you like the new Lilly accessories? 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Go For the Gold!

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics are tonight. So I thought it would be a great time to highlight some of the things I'm loving that are gold.  Gold accessories go with so many things.  Adding a bit of gold to any outfit is a great way to dress it up or add a fun pop of sparkle to your daily attire.  

So many designers are hitting it out of the park this season with the gold and silver accessory options.  I love them all!

How do you wear gold?


Friday's Fancies : Favorite Summer Treat.

Today I am linking up with {av} from long distance loving for another addition of Friday's Fancies.  This week my outfit is inspired by one of my favorite summer treats, an Arnold Palmer.  The combination of sweet iced tea and lemonade makes for the perfect summer beverage.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blogger Award : The Liebster Award.

Last week I was nominated by Preppin' Postgrad for the Liebster Blogger Award.  I am thrilled and honored to be nominated for my first ever blogger award.  This award focuses on up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.  I am so excited to be welcomed into the blogging community by a fellow prepster and blogger, thanks Jessica!

Award Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create 11 questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
3. Choose people five people to pass the award onto and link them in your post.
4. Inform those individuals of their award.
5. No tag backs!

Facts About Me:
1.  I have never seen snow and I'm 22 years old!
2.  I didn't get my ears pierced until the day before I left for college (at age 18).  I am super afraid of needles so I was always to afraid to do it.
3.  I love all things Disney... going to Disney World, watching Disney movies and even Disney Channel (sometimes). 
4.  I live in Florida, but rarely go to the beach because I burn so easily.
5.  My favorite stores are J.Crew and Nordstrom.
6.  My favorite movie is The Blind Side.  I've seen it so many times I can practically quote the entire thing!
7.  I am an advertising major, but I'm still not quite sure what I want to do after college, maybe event planning or something with social media.
8.  I spent a month studying in Florence, Italy last summer.  I highly recommend studying abroad if you get the opportunity, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
9.  I start every morning by reading blogs and new sites on my iPad or laptop.
10.  I am a huge news-junky.  I love watching and reading the news and one of my favorite new TV shows is HBO's the Newsroom.
11.  I wear a size 5.5 shoe, which makes it very hard to find shoes to fit.  This is one of the reasons I love shopping at Nordstrom, because they carry a huge variety of shoes and sizes!

Questions from Preppin' Postgrad:
1. If you could meet one blogger and one celebrity in real life who would you want to meet?
  • The blogger I would love to meet is Carly from the College Prepster.  She is such an inspiring blogger and I love all her organization and fashion tips!
  • One celebrity I would love to meet is Kate Middleton.  I love the Royal Family and Kate is one of my style icons.
2. If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go?
  • If I had a time machine I would love to go back in time and see the Beatles in concert.  Their music will never get old!
3. If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be?
  •  I would be a KitchenAid mixer so I could help people make yummy sweet treats like cupcakes!
4. What fortune would you want from a fortune cookie?
  • You will find great fortune.
5. What is your favorite book?
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
6. What song describes you?
  •  I don't think there is a specific song to describe me, but I love Broadway musicals... I think I would have to pick the soundtrack from Wicked to best describe me.
7. Favorite candy?
  • Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews
8. Favorite movie you have seen recently?
  •  The Magic of Belle Isle
9. Dream job?
  •  I am still trying to figure out what my "dream job" is, but I would love to own a boutique.
10. Beach or Mountains
  • Beach!!!
11. If you had $1,000 what would you do with it?
  •  I would save some of it and spend the rest of a nice handbag or pair of shoes from Tory Burch or Kate Spade.

My Questions:
1.  What are your favorite blogs to read?
2.  If you could have any celebrities wardrobe who's would it be?
3.  What is your favorite book?
4.  If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
5.  What's your favorite movie?
6.  If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do?
7.  Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind and what are their names?
8.  What mobile apps do you use, if any, to blog or promote your blog?
9.  What is your favorite food?
10. Flats or sandals?
11.  What items in your closet could you not do without?

I nominate:
A Midwest Collegiate 

Reddy or Knot

A Preppy State of Mind

*Thanks again to Jessica for nominating me for this award, check out the awesome bloggers I have nominated!*



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guest Post : Preppy Bangles.

 Hello Everyone! It's Rachel from A Preppy State of Mind, and I'm filling in for Katherine today while she is on vacation! I am brand new to the blogging world but am enjoying it immensely! I am a college student, a lover of everything Lilly, and the mama to a cute shorkie puppy named Jaycee. 

I am SO excited to be guest blogging for Katherine! She is so kind to invite me to do this, so a big thanks goes out to her :) Her blog is so cute, and her ideas always inspire me.

Today I want to share some of my very favorite bangles to make a spectacular stack of armcandy! I feel like adding colorful bangles to any outfit will bring the whole look together. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

First off is the Knotty Bangle! It comes in so many cute colors and matches so much! I wear the navy almost every day.

Next is the Rachael Cable Bracelet from Swell Caroline! It compliments any stack and adds just enough sparkle!

What could be any cuter than this skinny mini bow bangle by Kate Spade! I am absolutely in love with it! Because it is a little pricey, it's still on my wish list :)

These Sequin Small Crystal Detail Hinged Bangle on Nordtsrom and Sequin-NYC are perfect to add to any stack! I feel like the creme and gold is perfect to compliment any colorful bangle and tone it down at the same time.

Last, but not least, is The ANNA Bracelets on Swell Caroline! How cute is this??

I hope all of these bangles will become part of your armcandy collection or your wish list! One thing I love about all these, except the Kate Spade bow bangle, is that they are all very reasonable! I love finding eye catchy bangles for an eye catchy price!

It has been so much fun sharing my ideas with you! Stop by and visit sometime with A Preppy State of Mind! Thanks again to Katherine!

Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Road Trip Playlist

This afternoon we're heading off on our 10+ day road trip from Florida to Tennessee.  We will be learning about our family history in Georgia, seeing the sites in NOLA and visiting family in North Mississippi.  I am looking forward to some good food and fun sightseeing.  Although our car has XM radio, I know that we could get board during our hours in the car so I put together a fun musical playlist for the trip.

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xo KD

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kate in Blue for an Olympic Event.

Last week Kate attended a pre-Olympic games event at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  She wore a beautiful short sleeved blue Stella McCartney dress.  As always the Duchess of Cambridge looked classy and fashionable for this event.

This blue Stella McCartney dress might be my favorite Kate dress.  It is one of my favorite colors and she did a great job pairing it with simple black pumps and a long necklace.

Get this look : Stella McCartney Crepe dress | Prada Classic Leather Pumps | Cartier Trinity Necklace

Do you like Kate's Olympic event look?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dr. Seuss.

I found this quote on Pinterest and really liked it.  It's kind of depressing, but so true!  I love how Dr. Seuss isn't afraid to tell the truth through his stories. 

Remember we can all make a difference!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

J.Crew Factory Looks I Love

Last week I visited the J.Crew Factory store and boy did I get a lot of great deals! It was awesome!!!  I love J.Crew, but sometimes the prices are just a wee bit too high.  The Factory store is the perfect alternative.  You can still get those great J.Crew styles without paying those high prices.  It's a win-win!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Nordstrom is having their annual Anniversary Sale.  It's the perfect time to buy this seasons designer fashions at a much lower than normal price.  But, hurry... prices go back up on August 6th!!!!

Have you gotten any good deals from the anniversary sale?

Friday's Fancies : Road Trip.

Once again I am linking up with {av} from long distance loving for Friday's Fancies.  Since we're off on our southern road trip next week I figured I would put together an outfit perfect for a car trip {instead of a euro trip}.

Sweater | Shorts | Bracelet | Flip Flops

I always get cold in the car {and in restaurants}, so I like to pair shorts with sweaters during the warmer months.  It has been pretty hot everywhere this summer, but a lightweight sweater can still be comfortable in the summer.  Recently, the 7" J.Crew chino shorts have been my favorite go-to shorts.  I think they go perfectly with sweaters and long sleeve t-shirts for a cross-country trip.

{Check out this post about crossbody bags... the perfect bag for traveling!}

Thursday, July 19, 2012

seeing spots.

Recently I have gotten a few e-mails from some of my favorite brands featuring polka-dots.  I immediately fell in love with the items and decided I needed a few spotted items in my wardrobe.  So today I decided to put together a few of my favorite polka-dot items.

J.Crew Scatter-dot dress | J.Crew Polka-dot scarf | Emi-Jay 'Pink Dots' Hair Ties

Kate Spade Rainspot iPad case | Crewcuts Cafe Capri in Big Dots

Kate Spade Mildred pumps | J.Crew Mila dot-print flats 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

wedding recap.

Over the weekend my sweet friend Sarah Jeanne got married.  The wedding was beautiful and loads of fun!  It was great to catch up with a few of my college friends that I had not seen in a couple of months.

The reception was held at the beautiful Parkland Country Club and it could not have been more perfect.

Below is the table with each persons name card and table number on it

 The wedding cake

The head table

The dance floor


Dinner Menu

Place Cards

Beautiful Center Piece

The beautiful bride!

Shelby & Me at the reception 

Dani & Me at the reception

Have any of your friends started to get engaged and married yet?

xo KD