Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015: of to a busy start!


With the new year comes loads of changes. January flew by as I completed projects, started a new job, and settled into my new nest at last. February is also flying by. It's my birthday month, which I sort of dread and love at the same time.


I will surely get better at blogging as I settle into my new work schedule! I also plan on traveling much more this year so expect some happy travel posts and loads of pictures.
Lately, here in our snow globe it has been never ending cold. We have been snuggling with cats and drinking copious amounts of gin (surprise?). I'm very excited to push this blog to the next level and share tutorials, reviews, and much more. Cheers! Hope everyone is enjoying their new year.


All photos taken by me, follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/katiegariepy 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, I'm looking forward to a new year! This year I'm hoping to travel more, cut back on my shopping habit, eat the healthiest ever, and get inspired.
I have a lot of things on my list and I hope you guys have some goals set to get you going into the new year. With that said, it is always important to look and feel good about you, so take a browse at my shop. Everything is 25% off with coupon code NEW YEAR, so if you've been eyeing something now is the time! I also marked down a lot of items! http://www.katiegariepy.etsy.com
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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!