Gifts for the Cat Lover in Your Life

Christmas is right around the corner! Have you started shopping yet? I bought one thing for my dad already – he’s the hardest person to shop for in the WORLD, so when I found something I thought would be perfect for him, I snatched it up right away.

Instead of the typical gift buying guide (which I might write later), I thought I would create one for the cat lover in your life! I’m a cat lady myself and there’s SO MANY cute cat things out there right now. Take a look at some of my favorites below!

Kate Spade
Kate Spade is really doing it right when it comes to their cat themed products. They have everything from purses, umbrellas, water bottles to cell phone cases. Some items are very affordable, which is always a plus.

Gloves, Cell Phone Stand, Battery Pack, Umbrella


Clothing

Old Navy cat print shirt, Girls cat print jeans, Hello Kitty Converse
Cute Must-Haves!

Cat Measuring Cups, Kate Spade Cat Purse, Cat Mom Mug, Ring Holder

 

Mod Cloth has some really amazing items! Check out all they have to offer here.

 

Pinterest Challenge

I often get outfit ideas from Pinterest because sometimes you can stare at your closet and nothing really jumps out at you to wear. I have a fall/winter and spring/summer fashion board and these are my go to when I need a quick outfit inspiration.

Fall has definitely arrived here in Indiana, so I thought it might be fun to show you some looks inspired by photos I found on Pinterest then created from items I already have in my closet.

My striped sweater cardigan is from a local boutique but I got it last winter. I’ve linked a similar one at an affordable price point here. Jeans are from American Eagle, black tee is from Target and gray booties are Lucky Brand from DSW. My purse is Kate Spade, which I found on Poshmark, so either hunt for a similar one there, or check out this one I’ve linked for you.

This look was fairly easy to recreate! Again, my olive v-neck is from Target, leggings are the Perfect Fit leggings from Grace & Lace, boots are Steve Madden Troopa that I bought on eBay. Cardigan is a few years old from Dottie Couture, but I highly recommend the Bare Foot Dreams cardigan that you can get at Nordstrom!

This look is perfect for rainy days and I love this waffle knit cardigan from Nordstrom. I believe it’s sold out with the exception of plus sizes, but I’ve linked a couple others that are similar. Instead of a denim chambray shirt, I paired it with a dress and wore flats to complete the look.

Finally, a classic look for work or even dinner! We aren’t allowed to wear ripped jeans to work, so I paired it with solid black denim from Express, an off white v-neck from Grace and Lace and an olive chambray shirt from Magnolia Boutique. Everything is older, but this is an easy outfit to recreate!

Corduroy is BACK

I’ve always loved corduroy but it seems to go in an out of style. But it’s back for fall! I’ve gathered and linked a few pieces I’m loving right now – they give off such a retro 70s vibe.

 

 

These black flares are from AE, the brick pair from Magnolia Boutique and the gray pair also from AE.

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LOVE this jumper from Free People. It’s on sale too!

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Corduroy jacket from Free People – comes in a mauve color too!

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Can’t forget about your feet! These high top TOMS are SO CUTE.

How would you style your corduroy?

I’m Going to Iceland!

This October, my brother-in-law and I are going to Iceland! I’m stoked – Iceland has been on my must-see list for quite some time. We’ll also be going at a time when seeing the Northern Lights is highly likely and for as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to see them.

October is the beginning of Iceland’s winter season, so I’m a little unsure exactly how the weather will be. After reading MANY blogs, I plan to dress in layers, take a water proof parka, hats, gloves, warm boots and scarves. Everyone says the weather can be unpredictable, even in summer, so I’m going to try to be as prepared as I can.

Here are a few things on my packing list.

Shoes

I already have a pair of Sperry Topsider duck boots that I wore in Alaska. They are insulated and great for hiking or rain, so I plan to take those. I also bought a pair of Sorel Emelie waterproof boots that are fur lined and super cute. Amazon has them on sale, but I’ve also linked a pair. I’ll also take my Hunter packable rain boots along and my fleece Hunter socks. Both of those came from Nordstrom Rack!

Coats

I plan on taking a lightweight thermoball jacket from North Face as well as a North Face water repellent parka. Both of these were purchased on Poshmark but you can still find the styles elsewhere. Also packing my Kate Spade rain jacket for city wear.

Accessories

Hats! Gloves! Scarves! And probably a fleece blanket. I’ve also read I need to buy a quick dry towel, so I’ll probably buy one of those on Amazon as well. I’m pretty well stocked in the accessory department already since Indiana winters can get really cold, but think I’ll invest in another pair of gloves.

 

Fleece and Thermals

The under layer is just as important as the outer layer. I plan to pack all my thermals – my Free People laguna thermals are my favorite because they also have thumb holes. This Socialite thermal was part of the Nordstrom sale and will also be a great layering piece.

I already have several fleece pullovers and plan to take them as well.

 

Base Layer

This is something I don’t have and need to purchase. Other bloggers suggest a wool base layer, so I’m going to buy these to wear under my denim and fleece lined leggings.

I cannot wait to go! If you’ve been to Iceland before, let me know in the comments!

Transitioning to Fall

Fall is right around the corner so it’s probably time to start cleaning out your closet and taking a look at what you don’t wear anymore and what you might be lacking in your fall wardrobe. I just did a major closet purge myself and tend to do them right before each season starts.

Most of the pieces I buy for fall also transition with me into winter and things like basic v-neck tees get worn year round. I’ve rounded up a few favorites that I’m thinking about adding into my fall wardrobe, because it’s always good to freshen your closet up from time to time.

Striped Tops
You really can’t go wrong with a basic striped tee. I already have a long sleeve black and white version, but this tan and black version from Nordstrom would give some variety to what I already have in my closet.

I also really love this tie front button up top for work. It’s from Magnolia Boutique and fully stocked!


Overalls
I’m so excited this trend is back! I lived in overalls in high school and love how they are a little more feminine this time around. The shorter, skirt version on the left would look really cute paired with leggings and boots in the winter and the longer version on the right could even be worn into spring.

 


Military Inspired

 

In my opinion, camo never really goes out of style. I have these ankle zip leggings from Express that I got last year and love. They are super soft and have a frayed hem and just look really trendy. They’re still available, so be sure to snag you a pair! I also have the skirt version (linked).

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Also back from the 90s are cargo pants, but in a less baggy way. These super cute jeggings from Grace and Lace are on my fall must-have list.

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I also adore military inspired military jackets and hats.


Cardigans
Technically I wear cardigans year round because it gets cold at work, but I’ve been looking for a great mustard colored cardigan to add to my closet because I have next to nothing in that color and I’ve recently decided I really like it. This knit cardigan from Dottie Couture is perfect and I’m patiently waiting on them to restock it!

 

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