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Every year my mom and her two sisters have a sister trip.  Rain or shine, no matter the schedule, the things that have to be shifted around the trip has happened 10 straight years.  

For years my sisters and I talked about what it would be like when we were grown ups and were old enough to take our own sisters trip!

Well last year was our inaugural trip.  Both Laura + Caroline visited me in LA, and we knew it was the start of a very long tradition.  This year was the trip of all trips (so far!)…we met in Paris for 8 days + then went to Ireland to visit our Aunt Ann.

This trip was a trip for the soul.  Yes yes yes…Paris was magical + I cannot wait to share my film pictures with y’all, and Ireland quieted my busy distracted soul.  It was grounding to be away from the hustle and bustle + be with (literally) my soul sisters.  We walked the gardens of Versailles having some of the most raw and beautiful conversations of our lives.  We sipped wine and played cards under the eiffel tower.  We got in fights, we laughed, we cried, we sat in silence over the Cliffs of Moher in Irelands, and together we became unified and just were.  God met us deeply in that space, and more than the crepes + beautiful sites I will remember the sweet moments with my precious sisters.

I cannot wait for next year’s adventurous sister trip!  My vote is Cinque Terre, Italy!

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So yes these pics were taken on my iPhone by my amazing sister!  My fotostrap was perfect for my 35 mm film camera on this trip.  As for my outfit I found this dress at Zara in Paris + it has quickly become my new favorite dress + was perfect for traveling!  I paired it with converses during the trip, but it can easily be worn with wedges, or a blazer and pumps in the fall.

Yaaaa for versatility + yaaa for Zara being like soooo amazing in Paris!!

XO,

Kat

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Oh ya…my sister surprised me with a Longchamp for my birthday while we were there!!! I’m a lucky lady!

OUTFIT | Florals on Florals on Florals

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Summertime is the right time for florals?  Am I right, or am I right?  Is anyone else intimidated at the thought of wearing head to toe florals?  (All that comes to my mind are these 90s pink floral matching jumpsuits that my mother got for herself and all my sisters!)

Do not fret ladies, florals are your friends!  Big patterns, small patterns, bright colors, or pastels there are ways to incorporate this summer floral trend into your wardrobe.

After all it’s all about staying true to who you are!  Don’t let a trend rule you, you get to take ownership over the trend and make it your own!  The choice in how you do it is up to you!  The only rule I have is to:  BE Y-O-U!  No one else can do it better than you!

Check out my Floral Style challenge on Verily Magazine today with Brynn + Mara!

XO,

Kat

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Refined at Fashion Week: Day II

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We have been neck deep in all things fashion this last week, and let me tell you it has been every girls dream!  (Aside from no sleep, little eating, and walking through ice while wearing heels…but hey #fashionweekproblems)

Fur Coat:  Buffalo Exchange…and get over it I paid $2 for it (similar).

Maxi Dress:  Anthropologie; it’s on sale, go get it NOW.

Tights: Target

Shoes:  JCrew (similar)

Bracelet:  31 Bits; Necklace:  East West Jewelry

Now onto two of my FAVORITE shows of the week.  Literally I was gasping the entire Billy Reid show.  Louisiana native Billy Reid NAILED IT. I felt as though I could wear every piece right off the runway into my everyday life.  Here are a few of my favorites…

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Swooning yet?  Wait until you see the yumminess of Trina Turks Fall Collection, bold jewel tones, mixed patterns, and hats on hats on hats!

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So much more to share…we’re off to the JCrew Presentation….eeee so giddy about this friend!

XOXO,

Kat

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