I am so excited that Fall has started! Some of my favorite Fall things include anything pumpkin spice, cozying up indoors on a cool autumn day, leaves changing colors, Thanksgiving, and of course wearing leopard print. I love adding a little pop of leopard to any Fall outfit. Today I’m sharing 3 ways I style leopard.
Spin on a Classic
Pair a classic LBD with a knotted leopard headband to instantly elevate your look. My headband comes in a set of 3 but this headband is another great option.
Adding a blazer to an outfit always boosts my confidence. Now adding a leopard blazer just totally changes the game. The blazer I have on is on sale plus an extra 50% off. I sized up for a more oversized look.
The perfect way to look cute, yet still be comfy, is to add a fun pair of sneakers. The sneakers I have on are from last season but I linked a ton of other super cute, similar styles.
Homecoming for my high school was on Saturday and it was so much fun! At my school freshman aren’t allowed to go to any dances so this was my first ever formal dance (we had a welcome dance in the beginning of the year that was just casual)! I’m sharing with y’all my whole homecoming experience, from buying my dress to the morning after the dance.
The Dress + Accessories
I actually bought my dress over summer because I didn’t want to deal with the stress of trying to find a dress right before the dance. The dress I got ended up being the only dress I even tried on. I mean the hot pink combined with the ruffle, it was just love at first sight! I paired my dress with gold scalloped heels and gold hoops with a pearl floating in each earring. Last but not least, I got these super cute sneakers to change into for the dance. I love the rose gold accents on the classic white sneaker.
On Friday, I got my nails done at VIP Nails Salon and Spa in RSM. Jenny did such an great job on my french manicure! I then headed off to dinner and then the football game. On Saturday, I got my makeup done at Nordstrom in Mission Viejo with Sarah Zaret who is amazing! She used my favorite lip gloss, the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, in 007 Raspberry (I had previously only used 001 Pink). My blush is Rosy Glow Petal Awakening Blush by Dior. This blush adjust to your skins chemistry to create the look of naturally flushed, rosy cheeks. For my eyebrows she used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. She also used a primer by Laura Mercier (not sure which exact one) as well as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (I’ve been using this product for over a year and I really love it). I love the way my whole makeup look turned out!
Pictures, Bus, and Dinner
Our group (there were about 30 of us) decided to take pictures in San Juan by the train tracks. We then hopped on the party bus and headed to dinner at Riptide Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills. After that we were off to the dance.
After the Dance
After the dance, my girlfriends and I were not ready to end the fun so we headed over to my house. We put on our pj’s, ate mini bean and cheese burritos, chips and salsa, and petite sea salt brownies (from TJ’s), and all just talked. It was the perfect end to a perfect day. The next morning we all slept in and then had a breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, fruit, and spiced apple cider (because you know… Fall!).
If you’ve already had your homecoming then I hope you had fun and if your homecoming is coming up soon then I hope you have a great time!
So excited to be writing my first Weekend Update post! I’m not going to be doing these every week but I’ll definitely try to get one up when I can.
I started the weekend off with an early morning at Target. Target celebrated 20 years of designer collaborations by bringing back 20 limited edition collaborations. The collection was released Saturday morning and based on their past collaboration collections I knew I had to get to Target as soon as they opened. Below I’m sharing what I got.
The rest of my Saturday was spent volunteering for Special Olympics Golf through my school and having a relaxing night working on creating my blog and watching 12 Strong (such an amazing movie).
Every Sunday morning I volunteer at our local hospital on the Labor and Delivery floor (the cuteness!). Later, my parents and I went to Nick’s in Laguna Beach (definitely recommend). We got the fried blue cheese olives to start and they were amazing! We also decided to splurge and get dessert because they have the best butter cake, like seriously it’s to die for. And lastly, the most exciting part of my weekend, I started this blog!
I think we can all agree that Barrington Gifts bags are just the best. They are great quality, come in so many different patterns, and can be customized with a monogrammed striped or monogram patch. They recently released their new patterns and let me just say, I’m in love! Below I’m sharing a few of my fav combinations.
I own the St. Anne Zippered Tote and I love it (pictured above)! It is so perfect for travel because it can fit everything I need. This print, Pink Watch Plaid, is such a fun spin on the classic black watch plaid. The pink stripe really brings out the pink in the plaid.
My sister has this bag in the colors of her college (great gift idea) and she uses it all the time. This steel leopard is different than what I would normally choose but I kinda love it.
The Camel Plaid gives this bag such a classic look and with a simple monogram patch it’s the perfect fall accessory.
This pouch is perfect for holding your small essentials in your tote bag and is such a chic alternative to a gift with purchase makeup bag (anyone else do this?). The snakeskin pattern is so cute that you could even use this as a clutch.
My name is Katelyn and I’m so happy you found my blog! I’m just getting started but I can’t wait to share my style and life with you!
Why Seersucker in SoCal?
I love all things southern- the friendly people, amazingly delicious food, and of course the southern preppy style. So that explains the seersucker and the reason for SoCal is pretty simple, I’m born and raised in Southern California.
More About Me
I’m 15 years old and a sophomore at our local Catholic high school. When I’m not blogging you can find me sewing, golfing, baking, volunteering, or hanging out with family and friends. I hope my blog can bring a little extra happiness to your day!