Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet Plaid Skater

Dress: Shop Hope's (sold out) (same dress (only in lg, similarsimilar) / Scarf: Shop Hope's 
Lace Boot Cuffs: Shop Hope's (sold out) (similarsimilar)
Purse: Tory Burch / Boots: Aldo (similarsimilar) / Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

When I saw this plaid dress from Shop Hope's, I immediately fell in love!
The cutout, back detailing is perfect with this skater style dress.
It was too cold to wear alone, so I paired it with some brown tights, a brown scarf, some lace boot cuffs, and a pair of brown boots. I love cute looks that are also comfy. This was just that!
I grabbed my favorite Tory Burch handbag and hit the town on Sunday!

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Remember, you can always save 10% with code REPLOVE at Shop Hope's


It's wedding week!
I will be on a hiatus for a little while, but will return back soon! 


Have a lovely week sweet friends!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Cheer in Plaid

Scarf: Charlotte Russe / Sweater: Shop Hope's (similarsimilar) / Tee: Gift (similar)
Shorts: (similarsimilar) / Booties: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Socks: Kittsona (similar)

As Christmas is right upon us, I had to bust out my adorable candy cane tee!
I usually wear this with my gingerbread tutu with my students at our holiday parties.
They absolutely love it! As do I! It just brings so much cheerfulness to the season.

For this look, I paired it with my favorite high-waisted plaid shorts and matching infinity scarf
A cozy cardigan sweater, tights, and boot socks were the perfect layering choices for this "chillier" AZ day!
To top it all off, I added my new pair of Charlotte Russe booties. I have been searching for a pair like them.
I love the chunky heel and combat style! This pair is very similar. 

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Remember, anything at Shop Hope's is 10% off with code REPLOVE

I hope everyone has the most special Christmas!
Enjoy your time with your loved ones and build lasting memories for years to come. :)


Today is the last day to enter into this Giveaway!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Ladies!

Today, I am teaming up with Lauren from The Fashionista's Diary 
and Brittney Marie from Pretty Little Pursuits 

3 Winners wil receive one of the following:
$100 to Nordstrom
$50 to Shop Hope's
$25 to Target

Entering is easy:
Simply take and complete this Survey and enter a valid email address.

What is this Survey?
If you have been following along with me, you might know I am a HUGE advocate for education!
I am a teacher and have recently finished a Master's degree in elementary education.
I believe that one should never stop learning and discovering new things.
This survey was put together by a doctoral student researching and studying social media and blogging.
I don't know about you, but I love both! I am excited to see what kinds of results are discovered.
Please take the time to enter and complete the survey in order to enter into this amazing giveaway!

Take the Survey and Enter to Win

Giveaway will run today through Tuesday!

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Leggy in Plaid

Top: (similarsimilar) / Leggings: Shop Erica Jade / Scarf: Shop Hope's (similar
Boots: Target (old) (similar) / Socks: Francesca's
Bangle: c/o Stacy Brown Designs / Cuff Bangle: Ella Capri (similar
Gem Bracelet: Mindy Maes Market / Watch: Michael Kors 

I cannot tell you how badly I have been wanting a pair of plaid leggings!
That's why when I saw these Shop Erica Jade leggings, I snatched them up immediately!
Use code KATLINREP to save 10% on your order. 
I paired them with a simple navy sweater. Mine is old, but I am loving this Shop Hope's sweater
A great pair of lace-detailed socks, some cognac boots, and a scarf completed the look.

For jewelry, I had to go with a fun arm party!
This adorable hand painted, monogrammed bangle by Stacy Brown Designs is the absolute cutest.
A grey cuff bangle by Ella Capri and my favorite Mindy Mae's Market bracelet added some extra sparkle!
To top it all off, my absolute favorite Michael Kors watch was the perfect finishing touch.

This look was the perfect choice for a day of Christmas shopping with my dad: A yearly tradition of ours.
These plaid leggings were all the rage everywhere we went!
Be sure to head to Shop Erica Jade to snag up a pair before they're gone! 

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Save 10% with code REPLOVE at Shop Hope's
Save 10% with code KATLINREP at Shop Erica Jade

Have a great day ladies!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tour Through Blogland

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!

I was nominated for "Tour Through Blogland" by the beautiful Shauna of the blog Lipgloss and Lace.
Her long locks, gorgeous smile, and amazing style have me eager to see her posts each day!
I am so thrilled to become part of such an awesome experience to meet other bloggers and new friends!

Here is a little bit of information about me...

1. What am I working on?

Currently, I am working on a lot of things in my personal and blog life!
My fiance and I just moved home to Arizona from North Dakota a couple weeks ago.
We just unpacked our house and got all settled in. Can I just say...moving is exhausting!
We are also getting married in a few weeks!
Lot's of wedding planning and meetings this month.

As far as blogging goes, I am just working on sharing more daily fashion trends.
I have worked with many companies and brands to help promote their awesome fashion lines and accessories!
I love sharing new brands and companies with my readers.

I am a representative for Shop Hope's and absolutely love it!
They have high-qaulity fashion, amazing customer service, and the sweetest boss around.
Be sure to check out our stuff and apply code REPLOVE to save 10% on your order!

If you are brand and are interested in working together, email me at

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I would not say that my blog differs much from other blogs of similar genres.
I am just a girl that loves to talk fashion and share my passion with others!
I began blogging as a personal and creative outlet for myself, and it has turned into so much more!
I love meeting fellow bloggers and making new friends on this crazy, fun, blogging adventure!
I don't know where this blog is going, but I am just happy to be on the ride!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

As I said already, I began this blog as a creative outlet for myself.
I am one of those people that finds joy in doing and creating things.
Growing up, I was the girl that spent hours making scrapbooks and home movies with my friends.
I wanted to document life and take pictures along the way.
I like to think of this blog as a fashion document of my life.
I cannot wait to compile all my posts in a book and share it with my children one day.
They will totally be like... You wore that?! Ewww! I seriously cannot wait!
The other amazing part about blogging, are all the sweet and thoughtful friends I've made along the way!

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

When it comes to blogging, I would not say that I am a planner.
I don't plan out my looks in advance and schedule days to shoot my photos.
I am very fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to my photo shoots.
My fiance is my photographer and takes all my photos for me. He's the best!

Whenever I share a fashion post, I am sharing what I actually wore that day.
I believe that fashion is a lifestyle. It needs to be real and relevant.
What you see is what you get! I like to be real with you all!

Once I take photos, I simply upload and post.
I do not even own Photoshop ladies! I just make small edits with iPhoto and call it a day!
I mean, let's be real, who always has time for all that?! :)


Thank you so much for taking the time to read a little bit about me and my blogging adventure!
I truly adore each and every one of you that is following along with me.
Please don't hesitate to email me with questions or to just drop by and say hello!
I love to talk with all of you!

The Tour

Now, I want to introduce you to my nominees!
These ladies are the essence of sweetness and style.
You will absolutely fall in love with them too!

Michaela - The Monogrammed Midwesterner

Hi everyone! My name is Michaela, the girl behind 
The Monogrammed Midwesterner, a fashion and lifestyle blog
I started my blog to sharemy personal style with the world. 
I feature mostly trendy and affordable styles tailored towards the everyday girl. 
I love J. Crew, monograms, chocolate croissants from Starbucks, 
and writing for The Undeniable Report.


Emily - I Do Declare

Hey y'all! My name is Emily Cole and I blog over at I Do Declare
I am a lover of pink, polka dots, glitter, and anything glamorous and girly!
 I also believe in eating lots of sweets, taking bubble baths, 
chasing after your dreams, and that the bigger the hair, the better! 
I started my blog as a way to document my love for fashion and finding great deals. 
As a newlywed and a college student, I have to be pretty thrifty with my finds, 
but I believe a woman can look fabulous in anything if she wears it with confidence! 
Meeting new bloggers is one of my favorite things, so I'd love it if you stopped by sometime! XOXO


Be sure to head to Michaela and Emily's blogs and show them some love!

Have a great day ladies!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Military Specs

Jacket: Lucky Brand / Hoodie: (similar) / Shirt: Shop Hope's (similar) / Tank: Target
Leggings: Shop Hope's (similarsimilar) / Sneaks: Converse
Glasses: c/o Firmoo

I must say, this look was just too much fun!
When Firmoo contacted me about trying out their glasses,
the first thing I said was... But, I don't wear glasses.
Glasses are not just about helping one's eyesight improve.
They are quickly becoming a fashion accessory!
I opted for a pair of nonprescription glasses in a square, tortoise frame.
When I saw my friends and family, they were taken back by my new specs!
I am absolutely in love with them and the quality.

Firmoo has so many amazing styles and options.
They even have a First Pair Free program!
You pay for the lenses and shipping, and they give you the frames, case, and cleaning cloth for free!
Who doesn't love a little bit of free in their life?!
Head to Firmoo today and browse through their amazing selection!

To go along with my new glasses, is this amazing military jacket from Lucky Brand.
I have been patiently waiting for the perfect one. This one is just that!
I chose to layer a tank, plaid shirt, and a hoodie underneath it as well.
Adding a pair of faux leather leggings and my favorite Chucks completed this look perfectly!

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Have a great day love bugs!

Firmoo sent me these glasses. All opinions are my own. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Charles River Apparel Giveaway

Look 1
Raincoat: c/o Charles River Apparel / Top: Shop Hope's (similarsimilarsimilar) / Pants: H&M    
Booties: Sperry Top-Sider (similar) / Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

Look 2
Vest: c/o Charles River Apparel / Top: H&M (similar) / Pants: Shop Hope's (similarsimilar)
Boots: Shop Hope's (similarsimilar) / Necklace: Viva La Jewels / Bow: similar

I am seriously obsessed with Charles River Apparel!
They have such a preppy, casual flair to all their clothes.
You are sure to look cozy and stylish in any of their great fashion items.

The Women's Nor'easter Rain Jacket is perfect for layering.
It is made out of HydraLyte Nylon and features the cutest belt and pocket detailing.
It also has a zipper collar to hide away an easily-foldable hood.
It comes in emerald, black, and navy.
This jacket is perfect for blocking out the wind and rain!

The Women's Radius Quilted Vest is 100% Dobby Polyester and lined with PrimaLoft Sport insulation.
The contrasting zipper colors are an extra special touch with five different vest combos to choose from.
This vest is sure to keep you stylish and warm this season!

Another great feature about Charles River Apparel is their decorating capabilities.
Monograms are all the craze this year. If it isn't moving, monogram it!
They offer options such as embroidery and screen printing.
The opportunities are endless!

I absolutely love my Charles River Apparel jacket and vest.
I wore my jacket in the rain this past week and it truly protected me from getting wet.
The vest was warm and kept my feeling toasty and stylish.
You cannot go wrong with any of their amazing products! Head to Charles River Apparel!

Giveaway Time!
For your chance to win your own Charles River Apparel item
head to my Instagram account to enter!

Good Luck!

Have a fantastic weekend ladies!

Charles River Apparel gifted me these items. They did not monogram them. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ROCKSBOX: The Perfect Holiday Gift For Her (Or You)

Bangle: House of Harlow 1960 ($78)

Earrings: SLATE ($38)

 Necklace: Urban Gem ($64)

When it comes to the holidays, let's face it, gift giving can be hard!
Nowadays, there are so many monthly subscription gifts at our disposal.
However, not all of these are winners...

To avoid situations such as these, I want to urge you to give the gift of ROCKSBOX this year!
What girl wouldn't love an endless box of jewels to play dress up with?!
Think you may need some extra jewelry in your life, sign yourself up!

How It Works:
Take the personal style survey to let your stylist know what kind of jewelry you like.
Receive three pieces of designer jewelry handpicked for you.
$200 worth of jewelry is contained in each box.
Keep the pieces as long as you want.
Send back your box to get a brand new box of jewels.
Free shipping both ways.
Like a piece too much to part with it? Buy anything you love for 20% off.
Grown tired of the subscription? Cancel at any time. No obligations.

Special Offer For You:
First Month for only $9.00 (normally $19)
Enter code BeYourBrightest
Sign up Now!

I was gifted a 3 month subscription to Rocksbox, but all opinions are my own.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sequin Blazer

Blazer: Shop Hope's (sold out) (similarsimilarsimilar) Top: Unknown (similar)
Pants: H&M / Booties: Target / Necklace: Shop Hope's (sold out)
Watch: Daniel Wellington (Classic Bristol Lady in rose gold)

Happy December!
This was my first photo shoot back in Arizona!
It was sunny, in the high seventies, and near darn perfect. :)
What better outfit to wear in the Arizona sunshine than this sequin blazer.
Sequins are all the rage as the holiday season approaches.
This blazer from Shop Hope's sold out in a heartbeat! Literally.
I linked a few other fun sequin blazers just in case you are in the market for one.
For the rest of this look, I kept things rather simple.
A simple white blouse, pair of black skinny jeans, and some cognac booties really let this blazer shine!
I added a fun statement necklace for some extra pizazz and rocked my favorite Daniel Wellington watch.
It was such a sparkly and happy look for a beautiful day in the sunshine!

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My 10% off Shop Hope's code is currently disabled for a quarterly break.
It will be back soon enough!

Have a fantastic day my sweets!