Thursday, June 15, 2017

What I Wore to my Roommate's Bachelorette Party

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We celebrated my roommate's Bachelorette this weekend by going to Jack Knife to dance and have drinks. We got dressed up and had a fun evening celebrating her and her upcoming marriage! Crazy she will be married in less than two weeks! We even ran into my boyfriend's friend's Bachelor Party he was celebrating there... crazy what a coincidence! ;)

Usually I wear a cute/ sassy dress to Bachelorette parties but this time (mostly because of the cooler weather) I decided to wear jeans, a cute top and sassy wedges. Most of the time the Bride will dictate what she wants the girls to wear to the party so she stands out, but Christina didn't really care so I went a little more casual than I normally do. I think sexy dresses can be really fun to wear sometimes, but this past weekend I wanted to break out this cute off the shoulder top I have been saving to wear since Christmas time! So really... if the Bride doesn't care, than do what feels fun for you!

Can't wait for her wedding although it's bitter sweet to say goodbye to her after living together for almost 4 years! We will miss you C-Tips!!
Top: Express from Holiday Season; Jeans: J-Brand; Wedges: Charlotte Russe; Choker: Charming Charlies
    
 

Love and Bachloretting

-Kate

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If I Wanted to Adopt a Puppy...

Before you say anything, no I didn't actually adopt a dog over the weekend. Part of me wishes I had, and the other part of me is quite content being a dog borrower not owner. I LOVE dogs. Especially stubborn, untrainable lemon and white Beagles like I had growing up. (RIP Reggie!) I am however very aware of how much work dogs can be, and I live too busy of a life to devote the time to a dog that he/she needs. My lifestyle isn't conducive to having a dog. I love that I can come and go whenever I want and leave for weekends without having to worry about a dog sitter, which would inevitably end up being my parents... and I know they don't want to dog sit every weekend.

Even though I am not currently in a place to adopt a dog I am very aware of the many benefits to having a dog. When I was single I thought a lot about getting a dog because having a dog around helps you fight feelings of loneliness and or isolation. They can help reduce stress and anxiety which seems to be what every Millennial struggles with these days. I know dogs are also helpful in getting you to be more active. I love having running partners and even a four legged running partner helps your motivation to be active and even helps you feel safer on your run.

I recently heard about a company called Puppy Spot that is a great resource for finding responsible breeders if you are looking to adopt a puppy of any kind. This company provides a health guarantee and a no puppy mill guarantee. They have all kinds of breeds to choose from and make the adoption process as easy as possible. If you are interested in adopting and don't know where to start, feel free to browse their website, and they even have a hotline you can call with any questions!

Jeans and Top: Express; Wedges: Nordstrom Rack a few years ago; Sunglasses: Ross
Thank you to my friend Abrielle for letting me borrow her puppy Winnie for an afternoon and for being my photographer!
Love and Puppies!

-Kate

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Rustic Memorial Day Weekend


Happy Hump Day everyone! Isn't that the best thing about having Mondays off, that you get a shorter work week so it's almost the weekend again! Well at least that's where my brain goes. I'm already looking forward to after work on Friday and the rest of the fun things planned for this weekend that I will share with you later on. But for now I wanted to tell you about Memorial Weekend! 

CJ and I drove over to Eastern Oregon late Friday night and stayed with his parents and then the next day got a good workout in and left for the Tri-Cities to visit his great Aunt in the hospital. After we visited with her for a little while we drove over to Helix to watch his cousin ride some bulls in their rodeo but just barely missed his ride when we got there. Still fun to wander around the rodeo though, I just love rodeo season and I don't think I have ever been to another rodeo other than St. Paul. 

After the Rodeo we loaded up the truck and drove into the Blue Mountains to stay at CJ's families cabin. This place was certainly rustic and I didn't have a lick of cell service. CJ had to hook up a generator anytime we wanted power. But we had a great time! We hiked around, and enjoyed the peace and quiet and went fishing and saw lots of elk and deer. I thought I saw a fox, but apparently it was just a coyote... I'm clearly still learning. 

It was a low key weekend but we had fun just hanging together and enjoying the outdoors and got to hang with his family a lot which was great! Already looking forward to our next little adventure! Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather wherever you were and had a great weekend too!



Jean Shorts: Express; Top: Target
Went to watch C.J's cousin Connor bull ride in the Helix Rodeo, but we just missed him ride. Still love being around rodeos regardless!



Hiked around in the hills- Please make note of the pistol on my hip... 

Not a bad view.. the Hillside is pretty too I guess

It was fun seeing deer everywhere and some elk, especially so up close



Then we went fishing and caught some Trout that we cooked up for dinner the next night! This was so much fun!!




On our drive home we stopped at Multnomah Falls to wait out the traffic and went for a run/hike which was a fun cap to the weekend (even though I was dying trying to keep up a good pace for a workout with CJ ;)



Love and Restful, Rustic Weekends

-Kate

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekend Shenanigans in Seaside

Jeans: Express; Bodysuit and Sweater H&M; Shoes: Chuck Taylors
Boyfriend is more fly than me 



CJ and I went to the beach over the weekend and we had such a fun time exploring Seaside! Walking on the beach was colder and windier than expected, but walking around town was fun in the sunshine. We enjoyed some good food, coffee and ice cream and we soaked up all the quality time together because we are no longer dating long distance!! Sunday we went for a run in the sunshine and made dinner and watched a movie which is one of my favorite things on a Sunday evening to relax before the weekend. (P.S if you are looking for a good movie to watch, we rented "Split" the M. Night Shymalan film, soooooo good!!)

Just one of those great weekends where you don't want it to end! Excited for more sunshine summer shenanigans with this guy :)

Hope you all had wonderful weekends in the sunshine too!!

Love and Shenanigans

-Kate

Friday, April 28, 2017

Nike Haul

 My friend Grant got me into the Nike Employee Store last week... or excuse me **Company Store** whateverrrrr. The last few times I had been I struck out in the women's department and was pretty annoyed with the styling they were doing for awhile with the baggy really low cut out tank tops. A lot of my friends love that style and it works for them, but not my body top. I need fitted tops or crops for my body type. So when I went last week they had my style back and to be honest I went a little ham... :/
Not really feeling that guilty though considering I live in Nike outside of work for the most part. I exercise pretty much 7 days a week now and aside from that I am in nike for around the house and running errands and for bed even. So... there is my justification thank you for listening and for understanding my reasoning. Appreciate it. But really I just want Nike to sponsor me so I can get free stuff... Sponsor me for what you ask? I'm not even sure. I know I'm not famous or really all that cool but dreams are worth having right?! K. Glad we're on the same page. Ma ladies reading this, do yourself a favor and get into the Employee Store... excuse me **Company Store** if and when you can because spring releases are fire this year!
These blue pants with the mesh... Why didn't I buy them in every color....!?!
The Whole Haul including what I got CJ for Graduation 
These pants remind me of my soccer days


All white Sneaks I've been wanting!


Love and Athleisure Wear is Life (outside of office wear)

-Kate