Hello 78!

It’s November and it was about 78 degrees yesterday in Raleigh. 

And as much as I am glad it isn’t snowing yet, I thought summer was over. 

Isn’t it just wrong to have your windows open when your Christmas tree is up? Wait. Did I mention that I decorated for Christmas yet? No? Well, there was my confession. I feel better that it’s out there.

Okay: back to the outfit. . .

I picked up this lovely wheat-y vest from Old Navy the other day. It’s sweater material, but not too bulky! 

Jeans: Target, Flare Premium Denim, Fall 2011
Top: TJMaxx, Tresics $5.00!!
Vest: Old Navy, Winter 2011
Necklace: J. Crew outlet, Summer 2010
Shoes: Steve Madden, old. Maybe 2007?

A vest can really change an outfit. If you are looking to spice up your wardrobe a bit, try searching for a vest in a different color or pattern than you typically buy. Then pair it with some basics and you have an updated look! 


  1. says

    wow, I would take 78, I live in Canada, and it is 9 right now, and the ground is white, with more snow today, and more snow tomorrow. Great vest, looks great with your outfit!

    Do you know if I can get Aquage in Canada, I am very curious to try it, after seeing all of your hair tutorials

  2. says

    We’re having super mild weather in Omaha as well. It scares me a bit for what is to come :). I also love the vest, I have been wearing a lot of them lately too!

  3. says

    Cute vest! I know what you mean though, this weather is crazy! I’m in GA, and it was about 73 here yesterday…as a matter of fact, it said it was 75 in my house. In Nov?? Yeah, I find it quite ridiculous too! This year’s weather has been quite a roller coaster ride though.

  4. says

    charlotte’s the SAME way! and today, rainy and muggy – no thanks!

    i love your blog – and def share your obsession with kitty babies! grits and gravy – too cute!

  5. says

    LOVE your vest! I discovered your blog through Pinterest, and I fell in love with your hair! I would like you to know, I got 8 inches cut off my hair Monday! My mom is also a cosmetologist, and she loved your cut as well! I am loving it so far! All of your tutorials are so very helpful!

    Enjoying your blog a lot!

    xo, Anna


  6. Anonymous says

    I’m in socal and some of our warmest days actually come in october/novemeber and I like it…I was at the mall last weekend and everyone was all bundled up in scarves and boots…and it was 80 degrees outside! Everyone wants it to be cooler so badly here! :)

  7. says

    i loving vests!! i am planning on going to old navy tomorrow (i have $20 worth of rewards to spend!) but i have the same problem here… it is in the mid 70s in georgia and i hate it!! so ready for actual fall weather!

  8. says

    Hi, Kate! I’m a huge fan of your blog and read it everyday during my lunch break. As I was checking it out tonight, my husband recognized your husband. Apparently, they played music together at Covenant! Anyway, keep up the good work…love the blog!

  9. says

    You blogging ladies sure waste no time with your decor! Wish I could find time to put up my tree :)

    Love that vest. I’m not normally a fan of vests but for some reason this year I’m really loving them!

  10. Kristin says

    I love your hair and the way you style your hair, it always looks Fabulous! I wish you could do my hair but I am way up in Boston ):
    I will keep on trying to do the best I can from watching your videos and checking on your blog.
    Thanks for all your great ideas and style.
    Your friend,

  11. Renee says

    Came across your posts on Pinterest and can’t get enough of your different hair styles. Worried about burning my hair when I curl it… so I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m eager to once I get over that fear! Love your new vest/ cardi from Old Navy! Keep posting – Love to hear what you’ve got going on next!

  12. says

    Long time reader, first time commenter. I love your blog and I think it’s great you are already decorated for Christmas. My plan is to do mine this week so I have one less thing to worry about and can enjoy the holidays! I would love to see some of your decorations!
    PS Totally love this outfit!

  13. says

    hi kate! i’ve been following your blog for a couple months now and LOVE it! thanks for all the tips :) also, my hubs and i went to NC State and lived in raleigh for awhile (therefore i feel a small connection to you :). but i was wondering, what type of jeans are those from target? we have the same figure, they look great on you and i would really love to get some jeans from target but i feel like they are such a pain to find the right pair. sorry if it’s being a little personal to ask, but is there a name or style type for those jeans? thanks so much!!

  14. says

    Yes, It has been in the 70’s here- Birmingham- and I am dressing for November and riding around in boots and sweater with the A/C on! For real! I went to a luncheon this week- and there were tornado watches/warnings out- in November? So I did put a sort sleeve T under the new sweater I had bought- would normally do a turtle neck under it. But I have to have some seasonal change in the wardrobe too!!! Always enjoy your blogs!

  15. says

    Same thing here, I’m in VA and it’s warm, low 60’s but calling for a chance of snow tonight, what?! Crazy weather! Love the outfit! I stumbled across your blog over the weekend when searching for a new hairstyle and have to say I’ve become a fan! It’s even got me thinking about starting my own. And your kitties are soooooo cute, and their names are adorable!

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