The Winds of Change

First off, thank you to everyone who left such nice comments here, on Instagram, and in real life. You’re all the best, and I adore you all. I found this nifty little photo + quote on Pinterest last night, and it sums up yesterday so well.

Now onto today (which was MUCH much better) and my outfit post, which is really what you are all here for anyways!

Continuing to do my Friday posts in a list format, so here we go!

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Golden Grahams + coffee + blueberries for breakfast
  • Whole Foods pizza + Steaz (fancy tea) for lunch
  • Noodles with C and B (all of us together, yay!)
  • Picking out a “first dance” song with The Fiance
  • Starbucks afternoon pick-me up
  • Shopping scores at Target and Old Navy
  • Mixing stripes and plaid
  • Tomorrow’s bridal shower (for me!)

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:

  • Driveway shoveling
  • Spring’s not here.

Happy weekend to you all!


  • On Target item: Merona Striped Tee (yes, that’s three striped shirt Fridays in a row, count it!; similar)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (Fall 2013; same style, different patterns here)
  • Ring: my grandma’s (“Hi Grandma!” – she’s internet hip and reads my blog; similar; Forever21 steal!)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
  • Boots: Macys (old, similar)

Go Broncos (Part 2)

I liked the set up of last week’s Friday post, so I might continue that on Fridays…because I’m lazy and love structure?

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Einstein Bagels coffee this morning with The Fiance.
  • Orange blazer in honor of Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
  • Listening to Taylor Swift on repeat at work this morning.
  • Lunch with the puppy.
  • Chips and salsa.
  • Striped shirts (seriously, go buy this shirt!)
  • Weekend is here!
  • Starbucks coffee run after work.
  • Burgers and beer tonight for B’s fiance’s b-day!

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:

  • Endless phone calls at work.
  • Snow.
  • Spring’s not here.
  • Snow.

Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be rooting for the Denver Broncos this weekend…and you should too. Down with the Patriots!


  • On Target item: Merona Striped Boat Neck Tee (yes, I wore the navy version of this shirt last Friday…it’s the best!)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (last year; this year’s version)
  • Necklace: Target (old; similar)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (new pair after ripping the ones from last week!; exact)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (exact)

Day Off Fun

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Regular Friday off from work!
  • Snow is melting!
  • Lunch with my parents and brother!
  • Shopping at my favorite thrift store!
  • Awesome reversible fur vest that I bought at said thrift store (will make its blog debut soon)!
  • Double Starbucks day!
  • Picking up my wedding dress from the tailor and having that “magical moment”!
  • Wearing my favorite striped shirt from Target!
  • Dinner date tonight with The Fiance!

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:

  • I ripped these comfy jeggings right after these photos were taken…because I am the biggest klutz in the world. More excuse to go shopping, right?

Happy Friday everyone! You made it through the first full week after the holidays! Enjoy your weekend, friends!


  • On Target item: Merona Striped Boat Neck Tee (on sale this week!)
  • Cardigan: Old Navy (exact)
  • Necklace: Forever 21 (old)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (old; similar)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (exact)

Snowed In (Again)

Shocked face: It’s really -11 degrees out here.

Off work again! We’re starting to go stir crazy here in Indianapolis. Our travel advisory finally moved from warning to watch, so we’re more than likely going to be back at work tomorrow. Hooray (I never thought I would say that)!

This combination of plaid and a cozy sweater really did the trick today. I thought about titling this post, “Fancy Lumberjack” because of all the outdoorsmen elements (plaid, wool-ish socks, duck boots) wrapped up into one outfit. However, it must have worked, since I was toasty warm inside our house. This also might be because I am also currently in charge of the thermostat. It was the perfect look for a winter day. The gold chain necklace and the touch of lipstick glam it up just a bit (did I mention I am going stir crazy). My new blog friend, Sara, made one of her 2014 resolutions to wear more lipsticks, and I think I am going to join her in this one.

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pps. Winter sunlight reflecting off all the snow is not good for clear eye shots.


  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans (exact)
  • Plaid shirt: Old Navy (bought in October 2013, similar; last seen here)
  • Sweater: J. Crew (thrifted, but similar)
  • Necklace: Target (old, but similar)
  • Socks: Merona, Target (last year, similar)
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

Snowed In (and Colts Win!)

I wore this in honor of my beloved Indianapolis Colts (NFL team, in case you are completely lost), and their huge comeback win on Saturday. I had the privilege of attending the game with my dad, and it was absolutely amazing, exciting, almost heartbreaking, and thrilling! No words to describe my love of the game and this team.

I had planned on wearing this to work today to show my team colors (blue and white), but guess what? We have an official snow day thanks to this crazy winter weather we are having in the Midwest. If you haven’t heard about in the news, check it out…this is big! I think the temperature outside is like -12 (and even colder with every gust of wind), so The Fiance and I braved the bitter cold to bring you these photos. Hence, the cold red face and the crazy wind. We’re hunkering down inside for the day and might watch a movie and drink lots of hot chocolate. Pretty good for a Monday, I think!

ps. My mom was right again (see here when I rocked red tights because she said I could). This houndstooth jacket is not old ladyish (like I thought here), and I love it. Soooo, Mom: 2, Katie: 0.

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (on sale in stores too!)
  • Top: Target (exact)
  • Bracelet: Murano glass from trip to Venice, Italy (similar style but not murano glass; real murnao bracelet)
  • Hat: Moon Shadow, Target (exact, similar)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (old; similar)
  • Boots: Tahari, Macys (old, similar)