French Connection

Photos by the lovely Jade Sharp

Happy Monday babes! If you followed along on the gram this weekend, you got to keep up with all of the moving shenanigans. We moved out to LA five weeks ago and are finally settled in our apartment. There’s still a ton of decorating to do but I’m so happy to be all moved in. I am in love with our new apartment. It has super tall ceilings and lots of light (which makes my blogger heart very happy)! Okay enough about the apartment.  Today I’m super excited to share a brand that I’ve been in love with lately; French Connection. They have so many unique pieces, like really unique, from whimsical to bohemian to minimalist to feminine.  Just check it out and you’ll see what I mean.  They also have a ton of dresses to choose from but I loved this style because it takes a funky twist on a classic style (oh, and it's on sale!).  It’s a super effortless “I borrowed this oversized shirt from my boyfriend” type of look but there’s a fun mix of mismatched striped and solid panels to keep things interesting.  It would look super cute with white sneakers, but I opted for some lace-up espadrilles with this look.  Have yourself a lovely Monday and as always, you can shop the look below!

Xo,

Kathleen

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Style and Safety with Aubry Lane

Photos by the talented Jade Sharp

Living in a new city is somewhat scary. Half the time, I have no idea where I am driving and all it takes is one wrong turn to wind up in a bad area (that I didn't even know was a bad area).  Don’t get me wrong, I love it here- but I just have to be more aware and take extra precautions to be safe.  Today I’m introducing you to an amazing brand, Aubry Lane, that combines style and safety. Their gorgeous handbags have unique technology to keep women feeling safe, empowered, and fearless, wherever they are.

To be honest, this whole style and safety thing was a completely new concept for me.  When my mom dropped me off at college, she gave me a large, bright purple whistle and told me to blow it in case I ever felt unsafe…. I appreciated the effort, but you better believe that whistle never left my dorm room.  Insert Aubry Lane.  Aubry Lane handbags come with technology that gives women the opportunity to track their bags if stolen, and they come with a built-in cell phone/SOS device in case of an emergency.  If I’m ever in danger, I can hit the SOS button and a text message would be sent to up to 5 contacts of my choice. It will show my location and actually call the people on the list so I can speak to them like I would with my phone.  This technology is seamlessly integrated into designer bags, and won’t take away from the clean, chic look.  These bags also include a wireless charger than can charge your cell phone and the SOS device so you're never without power- also perfect for me because my phone is always dying!

In 2014, 9.2 million women were victims of identity theft and in 2015, 2.7 million people were victims of violent crimes. I love that Aubry Lane is fighting to change these statistics and help women feel safe and secure- and I want that for you too! Use LEMON30 for 30% off your purchase at Aubry Lane!

Thanks so much for reading ladies! Stay safe!

xo,

Kathleen

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Frayed Skinny Jeans

Guys I have been L I V I N G in these frayed skinny jeans from GG Boutique. I was kind of in a denim rut for a while, just not loving any of my jeans- until this pair entered my life. The fit, color, and frayed hem make for the perfect pair. The frayed and cropped hem looks so cute with wedges or loafers, like I styled in this post. I'm also wearing them here, here, here... okay you get the point. Aaaand good news- you can use code LEMONBLONDE for 25% off these jeans and anything else at GG Boutique!  YAY! Hope you love them as much as I do.

xo,
Kathleen

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Velvet Tee and Fringey Jeans

Photography by the very talented Casey Ardizzone

Hey Guys! I'm throwin it back to a look I shot right before I moved! Mixing the textures of the velvet tee and fringe jeans makes for an unconventional look.  This top is super soft and very affordable. I'll link everything below.

We just got back from viewing 9 apartments and I'm exhausted! We found a few that we really liked so hopefully we can move in soon and make it start to feel like home! Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo,
Kathleen

Off the Shoulder Blouse + Made it to LA!

Happy Monday! After three days of driving, we finally made it to LA! It feels so good to be here but it doesn't feel real yet- it just feels like we are on vacation! We started looking at apartments today which made it feel a little more real but I don't think it will hit me until we pick one and move in! For now, we are staying at Cort's grandmother's house and enjoying her beautiful backyard pool. 

Today I'm sharing a fun off the shoulder blouse that I love. This top is from Jess Lea Boutique and it makes for such an effortlessly, cute look! If you look close, you can see that is has very thin, light blue pinstripes. I love the flutter sleeves that add a feminine touch. I paired this look with distressed denim and lace-up heels so it teeters on the fine line of dressy/casual.  I love how easy it is to add a statement blouse to some distressed denim.  It makes for such an effortlessly chic look when you're in a hurry!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Kathleen

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Vibrant Florals

Photos by Lisa Ann Photography

Hey friends!! I'm currently blogging from my car as we drive across the country to our new home in LA! I was dreading this drive but it's actually going so fast! Granted... I haven't been doing the driving ;)  We decided to ship one of our cars and drive the other one so we could have both while we are out there. Yesterday we drove about 12 hours to Oklahoma City and stayed there for the night. We stumbled upon a really cool restaurant and hit the hotel gym to make up for sitting on our butts for 12 hours.  Today we are logging another 12 ish hours and will stay somewhere in Arizona! I've never driven this far west before. I've flown west, but it's so weird driving through states I've never been to before.. like Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico. We're currently in Texas which I've been to multiple times, but it's a completely different story when you're driving. There's so much farmland! We've been wanting to stop for lunch but there's been no civilization for miles!! Anyways, I'm so excited to get to LA and hit the beach :)

About this outfit.. I'm obsessed! I wore this dress from StyleWe last Sunday and felt so great in it. It's such a fun dress that has a lot of detail. There's multiple tiers on the sleeves and skirt which makes it super fun and flowy.  I also love the high neck and vibrant floral pattern. I usually opt for more subtle colors but I love the bold punch with these spring colors. I paired this dress with these camel mule heels that I recently revived from last spring. I've found myself pairing them with everythingggg lately. I linked a few similar styles below that I definitely recommend! The thicker heel makes them easy to walk in and they're very versatile so I think you'll get your money's worth! Hope everyone has a great day and I'll keep you updated on our journey!

xo,

Kathleen

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White Flare Sleeves

Photos by the talented Stacy Able Photography

Hey friends! Happy Spring!! Today I'm sharing another look from Pulse Fashion that I'm totally digging. This off the shoulder top with flare sleeves is such a fun, feminine look for a brunch or date night. To add some flair to this look, I paired the top with a satin scarf and snakeskin heels.  You can shop the post by clicking on the images!

In other news... It's MOVING WEEK! I can't believe how fast this came... Our moving company comes tomorrow to take all of our stuff out to LA.  It's been such a crazy week but I'm super excited to get out there! I'll keep you all posted!

xo,

Kathleen