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Blouses and Shells for Fall

How was your week? Mine was jam-packed because we left yesterday to head to South Carolina for a long weekend. My folks have a home there, though they are currently in Wisconsin, so we’re crashing at their place and enjoying a final summer hurrah!

I shared a video on Instagram this week about my own experience with hair changes over the years, focused on thinning or the patchy baldness from a dermatitis/psoriasis flare-up. It’s hard to talk about hair loss as a woman! You can watch the video here to learn more about the new line from Virtue that is all centered around hair regrowth and care.

I’ve been wearing colorful beaded bracelets and they’re kind of the perfect addition to otherwise simple, layered gold jewelry.

The rose color of this tunic sweater is gorgeous.

We are **so close** to starting a new routine, a new season of kids in school, and I’m looking forward to it! It’s going to be a lot of new things happening at once, so I’m planning on getting back into my meal planning routine.

I think I may make some of Joanna’s Baked Oatmeal for that first week, Luke loves it!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed: 

Jones Road Beauty cream eyeshadow

Revlon cream blush stick and highlighter stick

YSL lipstick balm in shade 44

Jacket from One Third – use code Kate15 for 15% off!

Madewell Perfect Vintage jeans – some of my favorite jeans!

Madewell tank top

DSW Steve Madden mules – I love the look of these, I need to try them with gel inserts to make sure they stay on.

Old Navy white crewneck tee – this washed really well and fits great!

Evereve necklace

White blouse (on sale at the time of posting this!)

Shopbop bracelet set – I love the colorful beaded bracelets right now.

Royal Copenhagen cologne – My husband’s new signature scent that he discovered from a golf club locker room.


This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

One Third: Kate15 will give you 15% off

Home Chef! : Use code KATE90 and get $90 off – that’s 10 FREE meals.

KATE10 gives you 10% off any items at Bagging Rights

Miranda Frye: “Smallthings10” will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Spanx: Use code “Katexspanx” for 10% off plus free shipping!

Beddy’s: Code “SmallThings” saves you 20%!



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Michele says · 08.27.21

I can confirm that the Revlon blush stick is great! Easy and buildable.

katie c says · 08.27.21

lolll that RC cologne made it to links & things

Hildy says · 08.27.21

Thank you for sharing about Virtue products. I’ve struggled with thin hair for years and im once again going through a shedding phase- it is so disheartening! I haven’t tried their products but I think I’m going to look into it. I often feel like I’m the only one going through this and you’re right, it can be very embarrassing and sad when your hair doesn’t look full and beautiful.

Danielle says · 08.27.21

I always look forward to these posts, I click through everything!

Danielle |

Rebecca Leigh says · 08.27.21

I love that Old Navy t-shirt, it is really comfortable. Especially at this time of year, while we still have the summer sun.