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Clouds over the west coast//Golden Gate//LA
 All of the fallen leaves//Opal ring//Red leaf

First snow//Matchy matchy//Hot Pot Christmas
 I had some truly amazing moments in 2014 and I hope to make 2015 an even better year!
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RECAP | 2014

Clouds over the west coast//Golden Gate//LA
 All of the fallen leaves//Opal ring//Red leaf

First snow//Matchy matchy//Hot Pot Christmas
 I had some truly amazing moments in 2014 and I hope to make 2015 an even better year!
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Hiya!

OUTFIT | Splendors

Hiya!

Merry Christmas!



OUTFIT | Christmas


Merry Christmas!








OUTFIT | Eve






Do I look sick?
Do I look tired?

OUTFIT | Queen of Everything You See

Do I look sick?
Do I look tired?

OUTFIT | Exumed

HIS Bralettes


Okay, fashion truth: I don't like bras. At all. No matter how they're made, if they're expensive or cheapies, if they're my actual bra size or the fake sizes we're all used to, I hate them. I only wear honest to goodness bras at work, or when it's really cold out. Otherwise, I'm sporting a bralette. And, yes, that means that a great majority of my posts are sans bra.


A lot of people struggle with styling bralettes. Are they underwear or are they outerwear? Is it tacky to expose them or is it chic?

HOW I STYLE | Bralettes

HIS Bralettes


Okay, fashion truth: I don't like bras. At all. No matter how they're made, if they're expensive or cheapies, if they're my actual bra size or the fake sizes we're all used to, I hate them. I only wear honest to goodness bras at work, or when it's really cold out. Otherwise, I'm sporting a bralette. And, yes, that means that a great majority of my posts are sans bra.


A lot of people struggle with styling bralettes. Are they underwear or are they outerwear? Is it tacky to expose them or is it chic?

"She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless"

OUTFIT | She is the Darkness

"She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness
She rules her life like a fine skylark
And when the sky is starless"


I think I may be having the week from Hell.

OUTFIT | Enemy to No One


I think I may be having the week from Hell.

Three years ago today, I made my first post!
Little 18 year old me, with a small little netbook in my small little dorm room.
It's amazing to see how far I've come, and I'm excited to see where this blog takes me!
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Happy Birthday, Katie Like Me!

Three years ago today, I made my first post!
Little 18 year old me, with a small little netbook in my small little dorm room.
It's amazing to see how far I've come, and I'm excited to see where this blog takes me!
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HOLIDAY CRAFT | Painted Mason Jar


OUTFIT | Constant Knot

We all have that person in our lives who are the self proclaimed gift giver extraordinaire, who refuses to tell you what they want, yet, always gets you what you want.

We undoubtedly love these people, but man, they can get annoying. 
I KNOW YOU WANT SOMETHING, JUST TELL ME!

It's so difficult shopping for these people due to their refusals, so either you don't get them anything, or you get them the wrong things. Don't get them the wrong things!

I've compiled a guide of a few items that will hit the nail on the head when it comes to these kinds of people.



Gift Guider Gift Guide


1) Notebooks-- Muji has really substantial and affordable notebooks that will definitely prove useful for anyone. The multipacks are great--the recipient will be covered for the rest of the year, as well as having a choice of colors to use and abuse as they see fit.

2) Blankets-- A blanket is an awesome gift because they're warm, comfy, and they really show you care! This tartan one from Bed, Bath and Beyond is huge and stylish so it can double as decor.

3) Customized Phone Case-- I love giving people one of a kind, customized phone cases. This one is by Treat, by Shutterfly, and they have tons of  designs to chose from, with different colors! The coolest thing about Treat is that they are a multifaceted site--they do everything from physical cards for every occasion, to gifts, like mounted photos, mugs and canvases, to e-cards! You can schedule when you want the cards delivered in advance for some stress free gift giving, which is an A+ in my book!

4) Pens--This may seem like a last minute, bad parent stocking stuffer, but in reality, for the right person, pens are the perfect gift. My certain someone is a pen lover and a pen lover is also, unfortunately, a pen loser. With the affordability and array of colors to choose from from Muji, it's a no brainer to drop a couple pens into a stocking.

5) Large Scarf--I don't think you could ever go wrong with a basic scarf. I live in the Midwest and it's gets bone chillingly cold right after Christmas (sometimes before!), so a good, large, warm scarf is the perfect gift to give anyone. Like the blanket, is keeps you warm and shows you care!

When it comes to these kinds of people, productivity and usefulness are key--they're never going to tell you what they really want, so opt for the convenient and practical!

Do you have any tips for gift giving  for the "I Don't Want Anything" person in your life?


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GIFT GUIDE | The "I Don't Want Anything" Person

We all have that person in our lives who are the self proclaimed gift giver extraordinaire, who refuses to tell you what they want, yet, always gets you what you want.

We undoubtedly love these people, but man, they can get annoying. 
I KNOW YOU WANT SOMETHING, JUST TELL ME!

It's so difficult shopping for these people due to their refusals, so either you don't get them anything, or you get them the wrong things. Don't get them the wrong things!

I've compiled a guide of a few items that will hit the nail on the head when it comes to these kinds of people.



Gift Guider Gift Guide


1) Notebooks-- Muji has really substantial and affordable notebooks that will definitely prove useful for anyone. The multipacks are great--the recipient will be covered for the rest of the year, as well as having a choice of colors to use and abuse as they see fit.

2) Blankets-- A blanket is an awesome gift because they're warm, comfy, and they really show you care! This tartan one from Bed, Bath and Beyond is huge and stylish so it can double as decor.

3) Customized Phone Case-- I love giving people one of a kind, customized phone cases. This one is by Treat, by Shutterfly, and they have tons of  designs to chose from, with different colors! The coolest thing about Treat is that they are a multifaceted site--they do everything from physical cards for every occasion, to gifts, like mounted photos, mugs and canvases, to e-cards! You can schedule when you want the cards delivered in advance for some stress free gift giving, which is an A+ in my book!

4) Pens--This may seem like a last minute, bad parent stocking stuffer, but in reality, for the right person, pens are the perfect gift. My certain someone is a pen lover and a pen lover is also, unfortunately, a pen loser. With the affordability and array of colors to choose from from Muji, it's a no brainer to drop a couple pens into a stocking.

5) Large Scarf--I don't think you could ever go wrong with a basic scarf. I live in the Midwest and it's gets bone chillingly cold right after Christmas (sometimes before!), so a good, large, warm scarf is the perfect gift to give anyone. Like the blanket, is keeps you warm and shows you care!

When it comes to these kinds of people, productivity and usefulness are key--they're never going to tell you what they really want, so opt for the convenient and practical!

Do you have any tips for gift giving  for the "I Don't Want Anything" person in your life?


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I know, you're probably sick of this hat.

OUTFIT | Strides




I know, you're probably sick of this hat.



I am loving all things black and silver or gold on my feet as of late, and Shoespie is the perfect place to drool over them.
From flats, to heels, to tall boots, Shoespie has all of your shoe needs! I'm really tempted to go after those ornate toe ankle boots...




*This is a sponsored post from Shoespie.com*
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Current Faves with Shoespie!



I am loving all things black and silver or gold on my feet as of late, and Shoespie is the perfect place to drool over them.
From flats, to heels, to tall boots, Shoespie has all of your shoe needs! I'm really tempted to go after those ornate toe ankle boots...




*This is a sponsored post from Shoespie.com*
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I remember in like, 2011 when velvet was a huge trend, and I never jumped on it. I don't think I ever will.

OUTFIT | Velvetine



I remember in like, 2011 when velvet was a huge trend, and I never jumped on it. I don't think I ever will.


How I Style Scarves


Scarves are easy--throw 'em on and you're instantly warm.
But, sometimes there is a certain science to them.

HOW I STYLE | Scarves (For Winter!)


How I Style Scarves


Scarves are easy--throw 'em on and you're instantly warm.
But, sometimes there is a certain science to them.

Hello, hello!

OUTFIT | It Was So Easy, Living Day by Day

Hello, hello!

1) Blouse 2) Top 3) Lace Tank 4) Dress 5) Skirt

6) Buckle Boot 7. Heeled Boot 8) Loafer Boot 9) Paisley Loafer 10) Leopard Loafer
It's December, and the holiday season is in full swing. This is the season of spending, and it can be stressful finding the perfect gift for the perfect price.

It's no secret that I absolutely love Vinted--the deals, the forums and the people are the absolute best, so of course I'm going to make a wishlist for myself for this holiday season. I already have a few gifts for my friends scoped out on Vinted, which is super exciting! I definitely recommend checking Vinted out for affordable and lovely gifts this season.

Scope out Vinted, what are you wishing for this holiday season?
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My Vinted Holiday Wishlist!


1) Blouse 2) Top 3) Lace Tank 4) Dress 5) Skirt

6) Buckle Boot 7. Heeled Boot 8) Loafer Boot 9) Paisley Loafer 10) Leopard Loafer
It's December, and the holiday season is in full swing. This is the season of spending, and it can be stressful finding the perfect gift for the perfect price.

It's no secret that I absolutely love Vinted--the deals, the forums and the people are the absolute best, so of course I'm going to make a wishlist for myself for this holiday season. I already have a few gifts for my friends scoped out on Vinted, which is super exciting! I definitely recommend checking Vinted out for affordable and lovely gifts this season.

Scope out Vinted, what are you wishing for this holiday season?
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It's finally December!

OUTFIT | Once Upon a December




It's finally December!
Tis the season to be crafty!
I absolutely love crafting during the holiday season—nothing is better than being in the warm indoors, creating something great.

HOLIDAY CRAFT | Painted Glitter Votive!

Tis the season to be crafty!
I absolutely love crafting during the holiday season—nothing is better than being in the warm indoors, creating something great.

I follow too many foodies on Instagram. Constantly, they're posting pictures of acai bowls and avocado toast. I'm an avid fan of anything avocado--including toast--so I thought I'd show you I make mine.

FOODS | Avocado and Fried Egg Toast

I follow too many foodies on Instagram. Constantly, they're posting pictures of acai bowls and avocado toast. I'm an avid fan of anything avocado--including toast--so I thought I'd show you I make mine.



Happy (American) Thanksgiving!

OUTFIT | Day of Thanks




Happy (American) Thanksgiving!
It was fall for a few days and then it went back to winter. I don't understand you, mother nature of the Midwest. 




OUTFIT | You Are the Unforecasted Storm

It was fall for a few days and then it went back to winter. I don't understand you, mother nature of the Midwest. 







I will never apologize for my use of song lyrics for titles. 

OUTFIT | Calm, Collecting and Commanding




I will never apologize for my use of song lyrics for titles. 



OUTFIT | Greyhound Station






Hello, hello!

OUTFIT | Hanging Off



Hello, hello!





Sometimes the most basic of outfits can be the most impressive.

OUTFIT | Over the Knee





Sometimes the most basic of outfits can be the most impressive.



The first snow of the season is falling from the sky as I type this.


OUTFIT | First Snow




The first snow of the season is falling from the sky as I type this.





It magically become cold in Indiana and I was not prepared.

OUTFIT | Heart Eyes




It magically become cold in Indiana and I was not prepared.


FOODS | Cookies & Cream Balls!






Vinted has launched a campaign, #LovePreloved, a movement to spread the love and idea behind buying secondhand, and to dispel the myths around it. I'm happy to be apart of this campaign and to spread the word and love about preloved and secondhand clothing!

In my years of buying secondhand, I've learned the tried and true ways of buying. I've already made a guide to thrifting, and now, I'm going to tackle Vinted.


Communication is key for scoring deals on Vinted! 

1) Message the buyer using the "I Want It" button, don't use comments. Comments tend to get drowned out by other notifications, so using the "I Want It" button sends a message to the seller, so you're more likely to get a response!

2) Use the "Make an Offer" under the "I Want It" option to start a negotiation! You can offer a price, and the seller can accept or counter offer.

3) Another way to score is to use the search option and refine using relevant filters to find your perfect item. Simply type in what you're looking for, like "wide brim hat", then refine!

It's super easy to score treasures on Vinted. This hat is my favorite and most worn item I've bought from Vinted, and it was a little over a dollar. It was a fantastic score!

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#LovePreloved: Tips for Buying Secondhand




Vinted has launched a campaign, #LovePreloved, a movement to spread the love and idea behind buying secondhand, and to dispel the myths around it. I'm happy to be apart of this campaign and to spread the word and love about preloved and secondhand clothing!

In my years of buying secondhand, I've learned the tried and true ways of buying. I've already made a guide to thrifting, and now, I'm going to tackle Vinted.


Communication is key for scoring deals on Vinted! 

1) Message the buyer using the "I Want It" button, don't use comments. Comments tend to get drowned out by other notifications, so using the "I Want It" button sends a message to the seller, so you're more likely to get a response!

2) Use the "Make an Offer" under the "I Want It" option to start a negotiation! You can offer a price, and the seller can accept or counter offer.

3) Another way to score is to use the search option and refine using relevant filters to find your perfect item. Simply type in what you're looking for, like "wide brim hat", then refine!

It's super easy to score treasures on Vinted. This hat is my favorite and most worn item I've bought from Vinted, and it was a little over a dollar. It was a fantastic score!

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November Wishlist

1) Cable knit sweater// 2)Chunky Scarf//3) Bodycon dress//4) Tan wide brim hat//5) Heeled buckled boots
6) Plaid infinity scarf// 7) Non black loafers// 8) Slouchy beanie



Sorry for the delay on my monthly wishlist! 

This month marks the beginning of the busy season, and I want to be comfortable, but also stylish. This month, I'm lusting over cable knit sweaters and scarves for that necessary warmth (it's already snowed here!). I want a body con dress to layer under overly large sweaters, and a tan hat to lighten up any outfit. For the ultimate comfort, I'm going for a nice slouchy beanie and some loafers (preferably not in black), and to add to my collection of black boots, I'm in need  of a pair of slightly heeled, cut out buckled boots.

Happy shopping!

WISHLIST | NOVEMBER 2014

November Wishlist

1) Cable knit sweater// 2)Chunky Scarf//3) Bodycon dress//4) Tan wide brim hat//5) Heeled buckled boots
6) Plaid infinity scarf// 7) Non black loafers// 8) Slouchy beanie



Sorry for the delay on my monthly wishlist! 

This month marks the beginning of the busy season, and I want to be comfortable, but also stylish. This month, I'm lusting over cable knit sweaters and scarves for that necessary warmth (it's already snowed here!). I want a body con dress to layer under overly large sweaters, and a tan hat to lighten up any outfit. For the ultimate comfort, I'm going for a nice slouchy beanie and some loafers (preferably not in black), and to add to my collection of black boots, I'm in need  of a pair of slightly heeled, cut out buckled boots.

Happy shopping!

INSPIRATION | 11/4/2014


Vinted has launched a campaign, #LovePreloved, a movement to spread the love and idea behind buying secondhand, and to dispel the myths around it. I'm happy to be apart of this campaign and to spread the word and love about preloved and secondhand clothing!



I am a secondhand lover. Not only is buying secondhand cheaper, it also breathes new life into old garments. I almost exclusively buy secondhand.

The number one thing that people ask me about my shopping is "why?"
Why do you shop secondhand?

#LovePreLoved: The Secondhand Movement


Vinted has launched a campaign, #LovePreloved, a movement to spread the love and idea behind buying secondhand, and to dispel the myths around it. I'm happy to be apart of this campaign and to spread the word and love about preloved and secondhand clothing!



I am a secondhand lover. Not only is buying secondhand cheaper, it also breathes new life into old garments. I almost exclusively buy secondhand.

The number one thing that people ask me about my shopping is "why?"
Why do you shop secondhand?



DIY | Jewelry Holder (Out of a Tree Branch!)







Where has October gone? I swear, it was the first yesterday. and now we're entering the week of Halloween. Scary stuff, guys.

OUTFIT | Manic Monday





Where has October gone? I swear, it was the first yesterday. and now we're entering the week of Halloween. Scary stuff, guys.






These boots are to die for!


OUTFIT | Holes of My Sweater






These boots are to die for!








The trees are so pretty now, especially on this road.

OUTFIT | Leaf Side







The trees are so pretty now, especially on this road.

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