Kate Spade Sale Additional 25% Off

Got an email this morning about Kate Spade's Sale and decided to share my favorites!  I will not be purchasing any of these sadly, but I'm trying to spend less these days... but I can still dream, right?

Use code SHOPTOIT at checkout to save an additional 25% off!

Highland Place Mini Maria - I love the color and shape of this bag!  It is such a gorgeous color for spring and summer.  If you're more of a neutral girl then go for the black - the inside is hot pink!

Stripe Peplum Top - You might be crazy to pay this much for a tank top, but hey to each her own!  It looks soooo pretty and I may try to make one myself for summer.  The bow is absolutely perfect

Tres Chic Studs - These say they are tres chic and I can't argue with that!

Moon River Scatter Necklace - Hello bows!  I feel like this would go with everything.

Find the Silver Lining iPhone Case - I'm not crazy in love with the look of this case, it is pretty but nothing too special, but I AM crazy in love with the saying!  What a great reminder to look at throughout the day.

2 Park Ave Medium Bella Wristlet - If you love the beau bag as much as I do now is your chance to have something similar at a more affordable price!  This wristlet is just perfect.  The matching wallet is also available and equally perfect.

Let me know if you get anything or what you're dreaming of in the comments!

Don't forget to Sparkle
xo ~ Katie

Put A Bow On It | Kate Spade Cross-body Bag

Last week was miserable because I had 3 exams and I was so mad at my professors for scheduling them all together.  However this week I would like to thank my professors for putting all of my exams together so that I can relax a little this week!  I have been on a roll with blogging this week and it has been so fun!  I wish every week would be like this one!

Ok on to the reason you're all here - Kate Spade!  I know every one calls Beyonce "Queen" but to me Kate Spade is the real Queen!  I mean take ANY Kate Spade product and I know I will love it forever. Her style is so clean and classic, I know investing in one of her handbags will never be a bad idea because they will NEVER go out of style!  They are the epitome of classic.

It's the end of February so I decided enough is enough with my black purse, it is time to bring in the spring!  Luckily I've had this pretty little thing on stand-by for a few months now!

This bag is everything that I love: pink, has a bow on it, cross-body, small - aka Perfect! Here are some other Kate cross-body bags I adore:


I absolutely LOVE cross-body purses.  Every time I fall in love with a giant handbag I bring myself back to reality and know I will never use it in real life.  I like these hands free bags so I can shop more easily ;)

My sweater is from Tommy Hilfiger and is oh so cozy!  I love white in the winter because it makes me feel like a snow queen (Elsa) and looks so snugg-able. 

My jeans are from Forever 21, which I need to go get more of because this pair is starting to wear out.  Better get my $10 ready!!  If you've never tried Forever 21 jeans because they are cheap and you might think low quality then you are missing out!  They are so comfy and last a long time considering they're $10.  I've had this pair for several years.

My boot socks are from a little boutique I visited during a trip a few months ago, Similar here.  They're just cuffs so when I take my boots off it looks pretty funny but with the boots on they're perfect!

Hope you enjoyed this look!  
Don't forget to Sparkle
xo ~ Katie

Color Pop | Lilly Pulitzer Multi Hot Spot

The weather decided to be nice and give us one warm day!  I think the high was like 75 and it felt so good to be able to go out with just one layer of clothing on!

I got this dress during the most recent APS and as soon as it arrived at my house the temperature decided to drop and never come back up!  Until yesterday!

I paired it with my hot pink Jack Rogers flats and gold monogram necklace.

While it was a gorgeous, warm day, it was a little windy.  My fellow blogger friends can understand the struggle:

All that to get one good pic!!  #bloggerprobs

You can get the Jack Rogers by clicking below.  Some sizes/colors are on suuuuuuper sale right now, not my size sadly :(  I'm guessing if you have super tiny or big feet you'll be in luck!  Silver linings people, silver linings!

Don't forget to Sparkle!
xo ~ Katie

Best YouTube Beauty Gurus

If you saw my makeup collection today you would never believe that I wore virtually no makeup in high school or before!  Even early on in college my makeup was minimal - under-eye concealer and bronzer, occasionally a little eyeshadow that consisted of one color all over the lid.

About 2 years ago I discovered beauty gurus on YouTube and my makeup routine completely changed!  I love doing my makeup and trying new products and different looks and such.  So if you are more interested in learning about makeup then keep reading!

I plan to start a new series soon of my beauty favorites, so keep an eye out for that!

One quick warning: if you start watching beauty videos you will not be able to stop and you will spend all of your money on makeup and everyone who knows you will think you've gone crazy!  Okay, now full steam ahead to the favorites!

The first beauty video I ever watched I found on Pinterest and it was by Jaclyn Hill.  When I first found her I think she had 100,000 subscribers - now she has over 1 million!  So I guess she has a few other fans out there ;)

If you're just starting out, go back and watch some of her earlier videos where she does an entire video on foundation, or contouring, or brows.  Now she does more full face tutorials which might be overwhelming if you haven't had much experience with makeup.

Next I found Kathleen Lights - my home girl, my one true love!  Lol she has no idea who I am but I REALLY got in on the ground floor with this girl!  The first time I watched her video I think she had 20,000 subscribers or something and now she's over 600,000!  Get it girl!

Kathleen is absolutely hilarious and so down to earth.  She uses a lot more drug store (although more and more high end lately) which is more realistic for us real people! Ha!

More recently I have come to love Lauren Curtis.  I had seen 1 or 2 of her videos before but never committed to her until now.  She's adorable and Australian and soooo down to earth!  She's also the only blonde which doesn't really make a difference but it is easier to see how things will look on me as compared to the darker haired girls.

Lastly is not really a beauty girl but I really love her videos and that is Aspyn Ovard!  She is super cute and makes a lot of videos that have some great outfits, recipes, and gift ideas.  I think her audience is a little younger, granted she is younger, but I still enjoy the videos and they are usually pretty short so they make a great study break!

I watch a LOT of YouTube but these are definitely my favorites and the videos I always click to first!  Let me know in the comments who you love to watch <3

Some of my Beauty Must-Haves (click to purchase!):


Karma Cozy + Giveaway

How cute are these coffee cup sleeves?  Karma Cozy sells these handmade sleeves that fit a variety of cup sizes and are so soft and pretty!  They are super affordable and you're also doing good!  Karma Cozy uses recycled materials to create their products which help reduce waste AND they donate a portion of proceeds to a new non-profit each month!

Learn more on their site!

The best part is that you can win one of these great cozy's!  Just head over to Instagram and look for this picture:

Read the caption to see how to enter!

Don't forget to Sparkle!
xo ~Katie

Valentine's Day Outfit on a Budget | Part 2

Here is Part 2, as promised!  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

In this post I am sharing my Valentine's Day dinner outfit with you!  I loved how feminine this outfit was.  Flow-y lace top, flow-y black skirt with gems on it, black tights, and my new black boots!  I got the boots during our Part 1 of Valentine's Day (shopping!!!); keep reading to see how amaze-fest-usa they really are!

We had been planning on going somewhere new this year, trying out one of the many places we haven't been to yet in this college town, making sure we did new things during our last semester in college.  So naturally we went to Olive Garden!

Okay, okay, it's not new, not exactly exciting, but it is delicious and we know we're going to like it!  Plus breadsticks so.... yeah :)

I wore this silver, multi chain necklace.  It added to my "girl-y" outfit since it ties will a pretty cream ribbon - love!!

My "arm - party" consisted of this gorgeous (and perfectly matching pink, I might add) bow bracelet that I actually won through a giveaway on Instagram!! Plus my Pandora bracelet from my *wait for it* fiance!  Still can't believe I get to call him that :)  He gave it to me for our 3 year anniversary and has been adding on since!

The latest additions I got for Christmas are from the new Disney collection!

And now for the long awaited boot reveal!

Are you dying? Dying? Dead?!  Bows on bows on bows!  I literally could not say no to these!  They were 65% off at Dillard's, they were still up there in price for my taste but, come on!  They are covered in BOWS!  They were screaming my name, begging me to take them home!  I couldn't just leave them there, on the shoe department floor, to wait for some other bow lover to come along.  So I took them home with me to join all of my other bow covered clothing!

Okayyy that was a tad dramatic - but I seriously love them!

Outfit Deal Details:
Top - Chelsea 28, Nordstrom Rack, Was $78 Paid $19.97
Skirt - Happening In the Present, Nordstrom Rack, Was $38 Paid $9.97
Tights - Merona, Target
Boots - Gianni Bini, Dillard's, Were $169 Paid $59

After dinner we picked up some chocolate covered strawberries from Publix to go with our sparkling wine (I really tried to like the wine to be all romantic, but alas, my hatred of the taste of alcohol won once again and I dumped the rest of mine down the drain this morning).

It was such an amazing and romantic 7th Valentine's Day and I wish it wasn't over!  Can't wait for next year already!

Don't forget to Sparkle
xo ~ Katie

P.S. sorry about the bad lighting... had to take these inside since it was dark out and fluorescent bulbs are very unforgiving -__-