Archive of ‘Fashion & Beauty’ category

Style Crush: Keeping Up With Kendall


Kendall Jenner is killing it these days and I *love* it. I know, I know … I can’t believe I’m admitting this either. But, Kenny has come a long way from her humble beginnings on E!, and I can’t ignore her swag any longer. Her style is simple with a splash of personality and her hair and makeup looks are always on point. From red carpets to the runway (both fashion and airport), I’ve been keeping up with Kendall’s style and really like what I see.


This might be my favorite outfit a Kardashian/Jenner has ever worn. This Elie Saab number combines a few of my favorite things: matching sets, mixed textures, and a cool neutral color palette. I’m also really into the casual hairstyle with such a glam ensemble.


This look is right in my wheelhouse: basics with a twist. Total model off-duty goals.


Kendall has a knack for finding dresses that look like they were made for her. Exhibit A: this Versace printed wrap.


Vintage Chanel in the perfect shade of pink. Need I say more?


Maybe it’s the early 2000s tween in me, but I’m kind of obsessed with the t-shirt and giant hoops. The Yeezy boots add a modern vibe (and confirm that the family that slays fashion together, stays together.)

What star has pleasantly surprised you with her style lately?


What’s In My Bag: Casey’s Winter Essentials


My bag is all about practical necessities, especially during the colder months. In addition to an extensive selection of lip balms, warm gloves and cozy hat, these are the items I can’t leave home without.

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
I’m a huge fan of Jen Atkin and her brand, Ouai Haircare, is one of the most represented lines in my (overstocked) beauty collection. When they announced their new Dry Shampoo Foam, I immediately opened my Sephora app and placed an order. Two days later, I was in love. I’ve tried a range of dry shampoos over the years and this one beats them all; it not only erases oil and product build-up, but adds INSANE volume. I’m patiently waiting for the travel size version but until then, this has a permanent place in my purse for hat hair touch-ups.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound
This is the perfect product for anyone with dry lips who prefers matte finishes over a standard gloss. These are hydrating, longwearing and dry super-fast — the ideal combo! I love this neutral shade for both day and night.

Rose Quartz Corkcicle Canteen
Major alert: Hydration is essential. This stainless steel canteen keeps my water ice cold, whether I’m out running errands or posted up at my desk. Plus, it’s the perfect shade of blush pink.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Composition Oil
I can’t get enough of this calming oil! Dab a bit on your neck, wrists or temples for a quick fix when that midday headache hits.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
My testy skin has gone from “oh, no…” to “yes, glow!” since I started adding 1-2 scoops of this into my morning smoothie. This powder offers a boost of collagen, which helps keep skin, hair and nails healthy — pretty great, right? I’m officially hooked and always make sure to carry extras for my coffee at the office. If I’m not a big enough celeb fan for you, Jennifer Aniston swears by it, too.

What are your winter must-haves?


Style Crush: Leandra Medine of “Man Repeller”


There is nothing I admire more than someone who exudes complete confidence through their personal style. In my eyes, the Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine represents this like no other fashionista in the game. She has this magic ability to take individual pieces and find a million different ways to wear them. That is the genius of the Man Repeller, and these are just a few of my favorite Leandra moments.


Denim on denim, a floor length trench coat and casual sneakers. Only Leandra can make this chic enough for Fashion Week.


I am officially wearing a moto jacket over my wedding dress. Done and done.


I can always get behind a good beanie moment. Also, the bright accessories perfectly enhance this casual look taking it to the next level.


Why not pair a silk maxi with your favorite flannel? She proves that you can make ANYTHING appropriate for everyday wear, even the black-tie dress you bought for your cousin’s wedding that is sitting in the back of your closet right now.


I leave you with one of my all-time favorites – Distressed and re-dressed denim with an oversized sweater and a gold, monogrammed chain, just because.



In My Bag: Katelyn’s Diaper Bag



My handbag du jour these days? A diaper bag … and a backpack, no less. Motherhood has changed me in countless ways, and in some respects, it’s hard not to think that my daughter has completely taken over my life (and my belongings). That said, I try to intersperse glimpses of myself amid the chaos that is her day-to-day necessities. Here is a VERY small sampling of what’s overflowing out of my diaper bag.

Fawn Design diaper bag
After seeing various bloggers sport this on my Instagram feed, I decided to go for it. It’s hands-down the chicest diaper bag I have found, and while I wish it was a little larger, the added cool factor the design has makes up for it.

Babyganics Hand Sanitizer
OK, hear me out: Even if you’re not a mom, you need this. Pre-baby, I used to carry around a hand sanitizer I likely picked up from a 7-11 that reeked so potently of alcohol that I’m not sure how I ever used it. This Babyganics version is foamy (no awful sticky feeling) and free of alcohol (no terrible smell). Its extra gentle, plant-based formula won’t dry out your hands. The best!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar
I’m a serial snacker, and if I’ve got my daughter with me, it’s a toss-up as to whether or not I’ve personally had a solid meal in the last three hours. Larabars became a pantry staple while I was avoiding dairy and soy (they’re vegan and soy-free!), and now I can’t quit ‘em.

MAC lipstick in “Diva
I typically have about 10 lipsticks on me in my *normal* purse. Since the baby bag requires consolidation, I toss in one shade for an instant facelift when I’m on mom duty. Currently in rotation? A brooding Bordeaux from MAC.

Lamaze plush moose toy
My daughter loves a moose that we’ve named Matilda. This prized possession is saved for outings or car rides, and if I’m honest, is often snapped to a ring on the outside of my bag. #momlife

Baby Aquaphor
I’m an Aquaphor junkie, so it’s not surprise my daughter is being raised to live that life. From a diaper cream to dry skin and scrapes, we use this for any skin situation she has. Plus, mama can put it to her 1,000 uses, too!

Baby Gap love stripe pleat dress
An outfit change is just as essential as diapers. (For inquiring minds: My diaper bag is usually stuffed with Honest or Pampers Swaddlers.) This is sitting in my shopping cart, and I can’t wait to see C rock it.


Style Crush: Taylor Morgan of “Little Blonde Book”

As a new mom, I’ve found that, like many before me, my personal style has not only taken a backseat, but also a shift in direction. When I was pregnant, our president directed me to an adorable blogger and fellow mother named Taylor Morgan, aka “Little Blonde Book.” I find myself continually double-tapping her looks on Instagram as they capture the two traits I’m looking for these days: effortless minimalism and versatility.


Bell sleeves are a must-have for autumn, but this look is one I could actually see myself wearing… while carting a 6-month-old and enormous diaper bag.


I never thought I would be a flats person, but here I am, scanning the web for pretty options that keep me low to the ground. Taylor is wearing a spin on the Gucci loafers of the season but it’s this blouse that has me saying LOVE.


A vest. Stuart Weitzman Nudist heels. Tapered dress pant. Sign me up.


Summer may be gone, but the smooth statement this off-the-shoulder Chloe dress gives is year-round inspo in my book.

What other stylish moms should I follow?

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