Outfit details:

  • Hair - DIY (see below)
  • Shirt - The Limited
  • Blazer - Marshalls
  • Pants - Ann Taylor 
  • Heels - Bandolino via TJ Maxx
  • Necklace - Forever21

DIY Soft Romantic Waves

Recreate the look with Katy's Soft Romantic Waves tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Simple and classic with a modern twist. I like trying out new trends, but I prefer to stick to comfortable and classic pieces.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My watch and my wedding rings. I recently inherited my Grandmother's watch. She was such an incredible and strong woman. Wearing her watch makes me feel like she's there with me every day. As for my wedding rings, my husband and I got married 11 months ago. He is the most wonderful man alive! Looking down at my rings throughout the day reminds me how lucky I am to be married to such an amazing man.

Who are your style icons?

Kate Middleton, Julianne Hough, Giuliana Rancic. I also really like to see what short celebrities are wearing. I'm only 5'2, so I love to see how other 5'2-ish ladies dress. Some of them are so good at it you would think they are much taller! Kristin Cavallari, Eva Longoria, Kelly Osbourne, the Olsen twins, and Kourtney Kardashian come to mind.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Right now I'm really loving the beachy, Cali-girl vibes of Calypso St. Barth, Rory Beca, and Tory Burch and the edgy feel from Rebecca Minkoff and recent Valentino. Burberry, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg are such classics- they are always favorites!

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Gap, J.Crew, The Limited, Zara, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, and sooo many more. I also enjoy perusing eBay for discounted designer finds- I love the thrill of the chase!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I wish! I would really like to learn how to sew. I am in the processing of learning to knit, but that's as good as it gets.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Wear what makes you feel good about yourself. I think an outfit should always make you feel like a million bucks. That's not to say that I don't enjoy the occasional sweatpants day, but when I'm going out to run errands or something, I can tell a noticeable difference in my mood and confidence when I get dressed in a nice outfit. On the other hand, this doesn't mean you have to wear a couture gown everyday- a tailored shirt, a classic pair of pumps, skinny jeans that fit like a glove, or a flirty sundress are my go-to options.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read? 

The Sweetest Thing Blog, Bows and Sequins, Barefoot Blonde, Franish, Sam Ipsa Loquitor, The Pink Peonies, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Gal Meets Glam. Also, more so a beauty blog than fashion blog, but Maskcara is really great!

The Sweetest Thing BlogBows and SequinsBarefoot Blonde,FranishSam Ipsa LoquitorThe Pink PeoniesCupcakes and Cashmere, and Gal Meets Glam. Also, more so a beauty blog than fashion blog, but Maskcara is really great!

Check out Katy's blog at Sugar & Chiffon »




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