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Outfit | TravelWear

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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!


I’ve been really digging all the blue I’ve been seeing lately. From Indigo to powder baby blue - it’s all good. I even love it mixed together - try pairing a striped navy tee with a printed baby blue pencil skirt! 

And now we’re on Polyvore! Find us below. We’re slightly addicted. 

xo,
Em

feeling all kinds of blue by therefinedwoman featuring suede pumps

Topshop long sleeve tee / Zara coat / Long stretchy skirt / Alexander McQueen suede pumps / J Crew watch / Sperry Top Sider lightweight summer scarve
I’ve been really digging all the blue I’ve been seeing lately. From Indigo to powder baby blue - it’s all good. I even love it mixed together - try pairing a striped navy tee with a printed baby blue pencil skirt! 
And now we’re on Polyvore! Find us below. We’re slightly addicted. 
xo,
Em

Rue Magazine | The High Waisted Trouser

We are so honored to have been featured on Rue Magazine yesterday under their style section.  Rue is such a wonderful place to be inspired whether you’re looking for your closet, home, or entertainment.  These girls have it down!

Em + I were guest bloggers yesterday, and talked about the high waisted trouser, because they are totally having a moment.  Ladies get a pair for the fall!

Go check out the full post at RUE

On Kat:

Blouse:  JCrew

Belt:  JCrew

High Waisted Trouser: Zara

Purse:  Coach

On Em:

Blouse: Uniqlo

Trousers: JCrew (similar)

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin

XOXO,

Kat + Em

F E A T U R E: Rue Magazine

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Today we are tickled pink to have Rue Magazine feature us on the style section!  We’re talking about how to Dress for the Office.

Our emphasis for the day:  the high waisted trouser!  They’re having a major moment, and we wanted to show y’all a few ways to rock them!

Now go on and run over to Rue to see their lovely post!

PS.  Check our blog tomorrow for more details on our outfits!

XO,

Kat+Em

OUTFIT : Me + My ONA

We are so thrilled about a recent feature on us over at the ONA bag blog! They were so kind as to ask us a few questions about photography, style and our blog. It was a fun feature to be a part of and the best part is that I get compliments on my bag ALL. THE. TIME. so it’s fun to spread the love.

I thought that since they shared a few of my new headshots I did recently for my new website this would be the perfect opportunity to share a few more taken by the super talented Jessica Burke! Seriously, she’s too good. 

all photos by Jessica Burke

Peplum top : Opening Ceremony 

Jeans : Levi’s 

Pumps : Zara (old)

Camera Satchel : ONA

Necklace : Kate Spade (similar)

Watch : Michael Kors

xo,

Em

Refined at Fashion Week : Day IV

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What Kat wore for the most epic day of our collective lives.

Blazer : Zara / Top : Madewell (similar) / Headband : Forever 21 / Skirt: Madewell /  Shoes : JCrew

On to more from the Runway! I saw so many incredible gowns that I considered changing my profession to actress just so I could have an excuse to go to a movie premier or, you know, THE OSCARS, so I could wear something this fabulous. 

My favorite gowns were Naeem Khan… it was a gorgeous 20s art deco affair. So Gatsby of him.

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I die for this one.

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Possibly my absolute favorite.

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Naeeeeem! You rascal you.

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Badgley Mischka also had some stunners that I would be remiss not to mention.

Some of them even us mere mortals could wear even if one was not invited to a red-carpet event.

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My personal favorite : I don’t know if it’s one piece or two but I’ll take it either way.

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I am dying over all the jewel tones, especially the emerald.

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Wait you need to see that one again? I know. Here you go.

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What do you think? We would love to hear from you, I’ll be posting all our runway pics on our facebook page and whether you love it, hate it, or predict you’ll see it on the red carpet we’d love to know.

Our last fashion week post is tomorrow, are you sick of it yet? No? Great.

xo,

Em

OUTFIT: Blue Blazer + Baubles

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I love this outfit because Kat actually photographed my last outfit in this number.  
It’s the perfect mix of color + polish, two of the basic core beliefs here at The Refined Woman.
The touch of gold in her Bauble Bar necklace is repeated in her belt + her gold loafers. Truthfully, you can never have enough gold… don’t you think?
Blue Blazer:  Zara similar 
Blue Collared Shirt:  Madewell similar 
Bauble Necklace:  Bauble Bar
Belt:  Old similar 
Jeans:  The Gap 
Gold Loafers:  GH Bass 

See more outfits with Navy Blazers on The Refined Woman here. 

OUTFIT: Hunter Boots to the Rescue

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This outfit was clutch for the last wedding I photographed in San Francisco with Emily Scott.  Literally from the moment we drove up to the Bride’s house until we left the reception it was RAINING.  Not misting but pretty much pouring buckets, and need I remind you that it is winter?  My hunter boots were one of those purchases that I was not so sure about because of the price, but over and over again they have come through to shining victory for me!

Blazer:  Zara

Top:  Similar (Zara)

Skirt:  Anthropologie

Tights:  H&M

Infinity Scarf:  Handmade by a friend find one Similar

Boots:  Nordstrom’s