Down to Basics


Top: J.Crew | Leather Joggers: Vince (similar style) | Shoes: Nike | Scarf: Zara | Tote: Leah Lerner c/o | Sunglasses: Prada (similar style), borrowed from Amanda

You could say that my lack of posting on this blog has partially been due to a little bit of a style slump and overall lack of blogging inspiration I’ve been feeling this year. I started this blog to document my daily personal style and to connect with like-minded women from around the world. Over the years, I have not only done that, but I have also had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands and designers.

And as Kitties + Couture approaches it’s fourth birthday next month, I’m left wondering what the future holds for this blog. Would a redesign snap me back into blogging more frequently with excitement? Would a focus on other verticals, such as home decor, travel, or beauty get my creative juices flowing again? Or is it time to bid farewell to this phase of Kitties + Couture and start a new personal project from scratch?

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California Winter Classics


California winter

Top: Stylemint c/o | Jeans: Mango | Trench: H&M | Boots: Prada | Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

There’s nothing like wearing white during winter, especially when it’s at least 65 degrees out (I love California). I actually got pretty warm walking around in this very light trench coat, but had to keep it on to be able to pull off this classic All-American look. These Prada riding boots are a recent addition to my wardrobe. Secret? They were on sale on Poshmark for $250 (in nearly perfect condition) and I paid $0 out of pocket because I had credit in my account from selling clothes I no longer wear.

PS: I actually got the trench coat, boots, purse, and sunglasses through Poshmark. All at a fraction of the retail price.

PPS: In case you haven’t seen my disclaimer on this blog before, I do work for Poshmark. However, all opinions on this blog are my own. Poshmark does not pay me extra for mentioning them or, sadly, for shopping on the platform.

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Classic Jeans

Classic denim

Top: Equipment | Jeans: Paige Denim | Jacket: Muubaa | Shoes: L.A.M.B. | Purse: Gucci | Sunglasses: zeroUV c/o

Truth be told, as much as I love (LOVE) denim, finding the right jeans can be a bit of a challenge. I’m on the short side – 5’3″ to be exact – and most jeans are way too long on me. Normally, that would be fine, right? Just take them to a tailor to get them hemmed and problem solved. Well, so wrong. I’m somewhat lazy when it comes to those things, so I just end up cuffing them different ways and call it a day.

After cleaning one of my night dressers out recently, I found a gift card to Paige Denim that I had shockingly forgotten about. And that’s when I found my new favorite jeans. You guys: they’re an amazing fit (no cuffs!), are an amazing color with no distressing, and oh-so-comfortable. They’re made out of a special fabric that stretches, but not to the point of jeggings (bleh!). They still feel and act like regular denim. And there’s more: they guarantee that they won’t stretch out, another one of my pain points when it comes to jeans. So far, so good on this front – I’ve worn them a handful of times and they still fit like they did the first time I slipped into them.

PS: Yes, I get it. I can’t stop wearing this leather jacket. Sorry! It’s just perfect for San Francisco winters.

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