Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween friends! This is one of my favorite holidays, I have two costumes up my sleeves can't wait to show you :) Enjoy this creepy-cool FKA Twigs video: Video Girl.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vacation: Eden Roc, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


Truly felt blessed having won this amazing vacation courtesy of Allure Magazine and Eden Roc (Best of Beauty 2013). My boyfriend Tom and I took off on the 10th of this month and started an amazing relaxing vacation on the beach to a country the two of us have never been to! 



The Dominican Republic was certainly beautiful. We arrived in Punta Cana in the afternoon and were taken to the resort. Tom had never been to another country (unless you count Canada which is basically 10 feet away from us here) so I was really looking forward to him experiencing something different! Everywhere you look was like a desktop image... perfection, but real!





I took so many photos of our trip, I tried to carry my camera everywhere because I just wanted to capture all the beautiful bits of DR. Everything we ate was spectacular. I eating was one of the most exciting parts because we had fresh delicious fish (and much more) every day! But of course just sitting on the beach with our feet in the perfect beach-combed white sand was something that could not be replicated.


We had a golf cart for the entirety of our trip, which we took EVERYWHERE we could go! We searched out another beach, which was very cool to see as well. We also explored the Marina, where we accidentally walked onto a movie set! The beach at the Marina was also very nice, and I was able to pick up some lovely shells from the shore. We sat on the rocks for a bit and watched as dark clouds rolled in, even though it didn't even rain.



Another part of the trip I was looking forward to was The Spa at Eden Roc. The Spa at Eden Roc was beautiful, and I wish I had time to experience more than just a massage and facial. They really took care of us and we walked away so refreshed.






It was hard to leave what we had made as our home away from home. Everyone we met was so accommodating and willing to answer any question we had. Not only were the workers at Eden Roc wonderful, they went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and felt comfortable.

Next post: More photos from this vacation! I have a huge camera full of photos I'm ready to share with you guys  XO -K

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Fashion I Adore... For Men! Feat. Bonobos


Who doesn't love a sharp dressed man? Fall is a time for tailored pieces, and every man needs a great blazer in their closet. Easily dressed up or dressed down, I think I am very simply attracted to the dressed down style. To me, it is still dressed up!

Bonobos Fall 2014

I created a board inspired by Bonobos fall men's suit line for 2014. I am also heavily inspired by men's street style, specifically in Paris. Because let's face it, every man in Paris is gorgeous (and every woman who are we kidding). Enjoy and let me know what you think! Would you like your best guy friend, boyfriend or a date to dress like this? I picked these pieces because you can easily mix and match them. Though they are also all fall staples.


Selection: 1.) The Jet Setter- Navy - $398 2.) The Nottingham Blazer- Grey - $425 3.) Fieldhouse Flannel- Red & Blue Plaid - $98 4.) Mill River Chambray Shirt - $128 5.) Travel Jeans- Manhattan Midnight - $98 6.) Red Maples Washed Chinos - $88 7.) French Corders- Stone - $125 8.) Alfred Black Calf - $450

  

Photos from my Pinterest board: Pour L'Homme

Inspired by Paris street style yet? :)
x Katie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Look: Rose Quartz



A day off typically consists of me working at home. But I also set aside some play time to do a little photoshoot in my bedroom.








Monday, August 25, 2014

Fresh Monday Feeling










Recent Photos Via my Instagram @katiegariepy

Life just keeps getting oh-so busy and I feel like I am in a constant struggle to get things out of my head. Blogging is a little release for me, and helps me clear my mind so I can fill it with all new things. Here are some things I have stumbled upon this past week, am really into right now, or just found and had to share with the world.

5 Truths The Fast Fashion Industry Doesn't Want You To Know... Just a couple more reasons to shop local and second-hand. Via Huffington Post

James Blake has a new track and I'm curious to here more where this is going... a little different from the last release from him. Via Pigeons & Planes

Here's a write up about my business KatieGariepy by Primary Fashion Music Management! Love their style and this pretty much exemplifies who I am. Via Primary Fashion Music Management

Skillshare... guys if you aren't on this site you really must be. I having been really curious to learn how to code and honestly, for $9.95 a month (with unlimited classes) I will be doing MUCH more than just learning how to code. Click here to join and your first month is free, which was the deal breaker for me! Also the classes I am currently enrolled in are: Build an HTML & CSS Website From Scratch by: Jonathan Grover and A Staple of Branding by: Jeff Staple.

I'm in love with No Fun Press! On my list of things to purchase from them first are 1.) Poop Emjoi Pin 2.) No Fun Beanie 3.) Bitch I Might Be Patch. Also these guys are from Toronto, so we're basically neighbors. Via No Fun Press

Little Dragon, whom I saw live at Bonnaroo this year, covered Andre 3000 + Kelis's track "Millionaire". Not only are they are amazing live, this video shows just that, they can preform so effortlessly. Via YouTube


Don't forget to contribute to my KivaZip loan! It is greatly appreciated and I can't wait to get my business that much better!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music Mood: Todd Terje's "Inspector Norse" Live


I fell in love with Todd Terje's "Inspector Norse" this year. It's a weird bouncy lovely fun song, and it came to me by chance through Spotify. I found myself listening to this a lot while walking to the bus and it never fails to put a swing in my step.
This video from a festival in Oslo called Øya, and the dancer's make the video for sure. Enjoy & smile!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Little Piece Of My World: Bedside Table


My housemate and I moved into a new apartment in May and are still getting the place set up to our liking. For me it is an ever changing thing, I love to create small spaces in my apartment that are perfected and make me happy. This is one of them, my bedside table.


Having things within access and creating a lovely visual is something I love about this small spot in my room. I have an antique side table from my grandparents who passed, I then repainted it this amazing bright blue and added knobs from Anthropologie.


Most of the pieces of this table are thrifted or precious. The glass bottle was thrifted and it has printed teal flowers, I hold random makeup and beauty supplies that aren't necessarily needed all the time. I also put some fake flowers and real branches (from a halloween costume!). The trinket box was also thrifted, I have no idea what its real use is but it works great to hold my passport, Molami headphones, and my Nintendo 3DS.



The small ceramic plate is from an asian store in Toronto. Unfortunately it has a chip in it (which I think adds to the character) but is one of my favorite pieces on this table, with small bunnies jumping around. I keep my daily jewelry on this plate, easy to pick up and go. Next to it, my current favorite nail polish color by Essie and a small OPI top coat. My current scent is Elizabeth & James Nirvana in black, in love with it, and the rollerball I often throw in my purse for a refresh throughout my day.



More bits of my world to come, I hope you enjoy!