Feeling Fall At The Farmers Market

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IMG_6567.JPGSweater: similar here and here ~ Denim: here ~ Boots: very similar here ~ Hat: here ~ Bag: similar here

 

Hello from West Virginia! I am soo happy to be here and experience all of the fall weather and the glorious mountains! My absolute favorite part of being here though, is getting to enjoy family. My dads side of the family is from West Virginia and even though we do not get to visit this gorgeous state enough like we want, I still like to consider West Virginia as my second home. Being here feels like home and we are enjoying every moment of family time. One of the places we like to go when we are here is the Capitol Market in Charleston, WV! This market is filled with fruit, plants, delicious produce and even an amazing coffee bar! The list goes on and on of the products they sell and I am definitely a fan of them all!

 

Since fall has officially arrived in West Virginia, I was beyond excited to pull out my favorite sweaters and floppy hats! I love all of the little details of this sweater and also how comfy it is. I have linked a couple of similar sweaters above that are VERY similar to the one in this look and come in many colors!

 

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It’s My Birthday! + Q&A

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Dress: old (similar here) ~ Heels: old (from Target) (very similar here) ~ Earrings: here ON SALE!

 

Its my Birthday!! Whoop! I am officially not a teenager anymore and honestly, it feels kind of different! Ever since I was little, I always wished that I were in my 20’s and now I am! I celebrated my Birthday with my favorite people…My family! We are such a close family and I am so fortunate to have them to celebrate my 20 years! Also, Konnor was so sweet and took me on a shopping trip to Dallas. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory for the first time (which btw was amazing!) and spent quality time together which was the best part. As college students, we are so busy and even though we see each other almost everyday, we like to go out and have special trips like these, to spend the entire day together!

Ok Moving on! I wanted to do something special today for the blog, and came up with some personal and fashion/beauty related Q&A’s to help y’all get to know me a little better! Enjoy!

 Q&A

~ABOUT ME~

  1. Do I have any nicknames?

Yes! Ever since I was very young, my parents called me “KK”. As I have gotten older, that name has stuck with me and now that I am an aunt to two nephews, they call me “KK” as well!

2. What are your favorite Hobbies?

My first and foremost favorite hobby is blogging! Ever since I started blogging last January, I have fallen in love with everything about it. I simply cannot get enough of the photo shoots, creative thinking, writing, and relationship building with other bloggers. Two other hobbies of mine are cooking and baking. I recently started experimenting with both cooking and baking and honestly love it. I now look for every opportunity to bake a cake or make tasty treats for EVERY holiday, and offer to cook for the entire family for dinner!

3. Do you want to travel later in life? Where?

YES! I am so excited to travel later on in life! Konnor and I have talked about so many places we want to go such as Italy, The Bahamas, Barbados and many more. I am a little afraid of airplanes and have only been on one, one time when I was 2! Hopefully I can get over that fear before any air travels!

4. What are you going to college for? Do you have any advice for new college students?

I am going to college for Business Administration. I am enjoying this major and really think that it will help me later on in life. I am not quite sure what exactly I am planning on doing with this degree however, my DREAM job would be to work for my blog full-time! For new college students, my advice would be to not stress out so much on what you want to major in (if you are unsure) and get your basic classes out of the way before you make a wholehearted decision. I say this, because for the longest time I KNEW I wanted to be a pediatric nurse. As I went through high school, I then decided that was not the career path I wanted to take and I then began to stress and worry about what exactly I wanted to do before I graduated high school! I ended up choosing a Business degree, but realized that to get to the “business” classes, I had to get through the basic classes first. If I would have realized that sooner, I would have saved myself the stress of trying to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! So if you are like I was and not sure what you want to major in, don’t worry girl! You have plenty of time to decide on a major while you take your basic classes!

~FASHION AND BEAUTY~

  1. What is your favorite skincare line?

My favorite skincare line is definitely TULA. TULA skincare is an all natural skincare line that combines superfoods and vitamins to make products that will balance out your skin. I have a whole blog post dedicated to TULA skincare and all of the products I use! Check it out! TULA blog post here with coupon code

2. Do you dye your hair?

Yes, I have a balayage technique to my hair! My roots are a darker chocolate brown and fades to a light dirty blonde shade. I love the balayage effect that I have, but am ready to change it up! I loved the color for this last summer however, now that it is fall time I am wanting to go darker all over!

3. Do you have a favorite eyeshadow palette for fall?

Oh yes I do! I am seriously obsessed with the Morphe 35O palette! This palette has 35 shades (20 matte and 15 shimmer). What I love so much about this palette is how pigmented they are! I am so impressed with the formula of this palette and also cannot get enough of the bronzy AND smokey colors that it offers! I definitely suggest this palette to everyone and am dying to get another palette by Morphe!

If you have anymore Q&A questions you would like to know, comment below!

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The Most Flattering Flare Jeans + 6 Iphone Cases You Need For Fall

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Top: old very similar here and here ~ Denim: very similar here ( identical style with different pockets) ~ Mule booties: here ~ Bag: here ~ Sunglasses: here ~ Iphone case: here

Flares are officially back! I am so excited that the flare trend is happening because I love styling them. I was hesitant of the way they would fit on me but y’all…I found the most comfy, flattering pair EVER! These are by Jessica Simpson and I cannot get enough of how long they make my legs look! To me, flares are the perfect jean if you are aiming for a semi-dressy look. I love pairing them with any type of heel and a flowy top!

Now, lets talk about one of my FAV accessories…Iphone cases! I have had this phone case for almost a year now and I can honestly say that it has been the best quality phone case I have ever owned! I’m sure y’all know the struggle of purchasing multiple phone cases due to them breaking, scratching and tearing…Yes, I’m with you girl! UHG right!? Well, Konnor bought me this phone case for my birthday last year, and I was so scared that it would end up like all of my previous cases, BUT he did a good job!:) Firstly, I love the rose gold detail on the back of the case and secondly, I cannot count how many times I have dropped my phone and I have not had one scratch on my screen at all! Thank goodness! I am super impressed with the brand Casemate and definitely recommend them if you are in the market for a great quality case! ( P.S I am not sponsored by Casemate)

I gathered 5 more of my FAV cases that are great quality and are perfect for fall! All details below!

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ONE ~ TWO ~THREE ~ FOUR ~ FIVE

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Pumpkin Picking In Purple

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Top: old (Altar’d State) (very similar here) and (here) ~ Denim: here ~ Booties: old (similar herehere and here ~ Sunglasses: here ~ Necklace: old (similar here)

 

OH M GEE! My love for pumpkin patches is crazy! I can only imagine how many pumpkins I will collect when I have my own house! LOL! Plus! Now they have white, striped and fairy tail ones….Soo many kinds! I have also found some cute ways to decorate your pumpkins on Pinterest that I WILL be doing ASAP! You can follow me on Pinterest at “Kaitlyn (Simply Stylish)” to see all of my inspirations!

Ok.. Moving on to this look!  I love this purple shade for the fall time and love how these sleeves are bell shaped….Literally my favorite detail on this top. I also love how comfy and soft it is as well. I purchased this top at Altar’d State last fall and was super impressed at how comfortable and flattering their clothes fit. Sadly, they did not have this exact one on their website this year BUT don’t worry,  I linked two VERY similar styles that are on sale right now! These gorgeous jeans from Old Navy are currently on sale as well and are one of the most comfy jeans I own. I seriously recommend these if you are in the market for some jeans!

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“Falling” for Peplum Tops And Cheetah Print

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Top: old (very similar) ~ Denim: here ~ Flats: here ~ Necklace: old (similar) ~ earrings: old (Very similar) Bag: here ~ Sunglasses: here

 

Happy Fall! Aka my FAVORITE season! I cannot get enough of fall weather and pumpkin spice everything….so basic! haha! But seriously, I am happier during the fall time and my mood seems to be more positive as the weather changes! Anyone else experience the same thing!?

For this casual fall look, I wanted to spice things up just a little bit and add these cheetah print flats. I have been loving the cheetah prints for fall this year and am still dying to get these beauties! Also, can we take a moment to talk about these jeans. These are the comfiest jeans I own right now and are so flattering! The two slits in the knees are perfect for a classier “holey” look and the perfect denim shade! Another love of mine is peplum tops. I think I need to invest a casual peplum (like the one above) in every color… Whose with me!? They are just so comfy, and very easy to throw on while still looking cute!

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Must-Have Products For Achieving Smooth, Straight Hair

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Welcome back friends, I am soo glad you stopped by! Today, I am sharing a few hair products that I am dying to tell y’all about! I love wearing my hair straight for a more casual hairstyle, and found some products that I LOVE for achieving this smooth, straight look. Below, I will share each product PLUS how I like to use each one! Enjoy!

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Lets start from the beginning… aka wet hair. I like to start this look with clean, wet hair and then apply Tresemme “Heat Tamer” spray (here). Having thick, long hair, I try to keep my hair as healthy as possible while still using heat tools. This heat protecting spray is great for protecting your hair from becoming brittle and damaged after applying lots of heat through it. To apply this product, I will simply hold parts of my hair and spray towards the middle/ends of my strands as I let each strand fall slowly out of my fingers.

When my hair is dried, I then use the NUME Megastar straightener (here). I really enjoy this straightener, and think it works very well. As I mentioned earlier, I have very thick hair and finding a straightener that will straighten and keep my hair straightened, is very hard to find. The NUME Megastar, straightens extremely well and is also very gentle (does not pull) which I love. I have never had any issues with this straightener and think it is great quality! I also love the classic wand by NUME that I reviewed in this post.

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After I spray the heat protection spray, I will gently brush through my hair with this Wet brush (here). I have always dealt with stubborn, tangily hair, and every brush I owned before the Wet brush damaged my hair immensely. Normal brushes tend to break my hair, causing strands to rip out, and were always too rough! Yikes! The Wet brush on the other hand, is made with thin/flexible bristles which is so much softer on your hair, and makes brushing your hair more bearable. If you are in the market for a new brush, this one is definitely my recommendation!

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These three products are by far my favorite part of achieving the smooth look! Before I blow dry my hair, I will spray the Kenra blow dry spray (here) to the middle and ends of my hair. y’all…this stuff smells amazing and works its magic. The smoothness, definitely comes from this product PLUS helps blow dry your hair faster!! Having thick hair as I mentioned, makes blow drying a dreadful experience. I used to spend an hour trying to get my hair completely dry, and when I use the Kenra blow dry spray, I only spend about 20 minutes. Literally a time saver product! Next on the list, is the NUME moisturizing serum (here). I apply this serum to the middle and ends of my hair to give it that shiny, luscious effect. Over the years, I have tried lots of moisturizing serums and this one is my favorite for allowing the perfect amount of shine, without a greasy feel to the hair. Lastly, I use the Triple Sec (dry bar) 3-in-1 (here) to add a little texture, volume, and the most amazing scent to my hair! I recently purchased this spray, and love everything about it. Since it is a 3-in-1 spray, it can be used for volume, texture, and even as a dry shampoo. I have used dry shampoos in the past, and honestly am not a big fan at all. I still have the greasy feel to my hair, and always makes my hair feel dirtier than it was! After discovering dry bar 3-in-1, I am again a believer in the power of dry shampoo! AHH! I can now go on 3 day hair (the most I can go without washing) and still have smooth, smelling good hair after using the dry bar 3-in-1 spray! I seriously cannot say enough good things about it! Let me know in the comments if you have it, and what you think about it!!

Now that you know my “straight hair secrets” I would love for you to try these products yourself, and let me know how they made a difference on your hair!

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The Perfect Transitional Fall Outfit

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Top: (old) similar ~ Denim: (very similar) ~ Shoes: similar ~ Bag: here ~ Necklace: 4Bellas Boutique ~ Earrings: here ~ Sunglasses: here

Hey y’all! Its been a while and I am soo happy that I got a chance to get this post up! As for many of you, school has started back and I am trying to get into the groove of daily school work again. This is my second year in college, earning my business degree and I am really loving it! With school, it has not been an easy task to blog as much as I would like to, but I have created a new blogging schedule that I wanted y’all to know about, so you know when to expect my posts! My new schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I gave myself three days our of the week for new, exciting content so I can maintain all of my busy schedule and still do what I love to do (blog)!

Moving on to the fall transitional outfit! Oh my goodness am I ready for fall! Those of you who live in Texas, definitely know what I am talking about! Haha! I seriously cannot wait for the cozy fires, pumpkin spice lattes (of course!), comfy sweaters, and LOTS of Bath and Body work fall scented candles and my trip to West Virginia to visit family, which I am SO ready for!! The list goes on and on but you get the point! haha! This outfit is so perfect, with the white, bright denim, adding the brown accents from the ruffled top and shoes for a more fall feel! Finishing this look, I chose this gorgeous layered gold necklace from 4Bellas Boutique! I mentioned this boutique in my previous post, so check that one out if you would like more details on this boutique!!

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