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The temps have dropped about 40 degrees and it feels like FALL outside! This is affectionally called “fake fall” in the south. We will definitely have more 80-90 degree days in the next month or so, but I’ll take any reprieve from the humidity that I get!

Do you have plans for the weekend? My sprint triathlon is on SUNDAY. It felt so far away for so long and now it’s happening…in 48 hours. I’m excited and also have a lot of nervous energy! The beauty of this race is that I have one goal: to complete the race. And I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to hit that goal!

Beyond that, my parents are visiting this weekend so that should be fun, and I’m hoping to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the weather!

Flare jeans for under $100.

I love these stretch bracelets.

Such a pretty back porch!

Amanda was wearing these Target sneakers at our meeting Wednesday and agreed that they are so comfortable!

This is a great intro to some wonderful Ole Henricksen products that I love.

A simple maxi that could be styled with a belt and booties!

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

Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans

Madewell Curvy Perfect Vintage Jeans

Banana Bread Recipe

Flour Container – nice and large so it’s easy to scoop into!

OPI Lisbon Wants Moor -my go to nail color for the past couple years!

Wedge Slip-on Sneaker

Canon Camera

Current Favorite Foundations: NARS Sheer Glow. Georgio Armani Luminous Silk, Sephora Best Skin Ever, Lancome Tient Idol, Urban Decay Stay Naked

amika Got Grit! Dry Texturizing Hair Paste

lululemon Align Leggings – G.O.A.T.

Patrick Ta Cream and Powder Blush

Virtue Healing Oil

Madewell Road Tripper Jeans

Black and White Coffee Cold Brew Lemonade – Amanda loves these 😉

Wilson’s Eatery – amazing food.

Jordan at Douglas Caroll Salon – truly talented hairstylists!

Denim Jacket

Bouncy House – best kid purchase.


This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

Loopy Cases: Code smallthings10 for 10% off

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

One-Third Clothing: Kate15 will give you 15% off

Bagging Rights: KATE10 gives you 10% off any items at

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%!

Questions from Monday’s Q&A Box:

Do you have a post about your camera/filming gear? I have a post about lighting, click here to read!

What luxury items are worth the splurge? For me, jewelry and bags that would fall in the luxury category are always purchases that I enjoy for years.

How do you find a good hairstylist? Click here to read the post!

Do you retouch your makeup during the day? Very rarely. At most I may add a bit of concealer, but generally, that is all.

Have you ever done a color consult? I’m currently in the process 🙂

Favorite charity? It’s hard to pick one, but an organization I’ve donated to regularly and happily support is Feeding America. You can read more here.

Have you found the secret compartment in your Roadster yet? ::runs out to the garage::


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Emily says · 09.24.21

You had a Henley top on the other day. I’ve been searching! Advise?

Kate says · 09.24.21

It’s from J.Crew 🙂

Chelsea says · 09.24.21

Best of luck at your tri this weekend! I’m hoping to hear more about the experience in the next few weeks!

Sarah Ackerman says · 09.24.21

Good luck on your triathalon! Where did you get the ring you are wearing? It is so pretty!

Christina says · 09.24.21

OMG Kate! I‘ve had my Mini Cooper for over 7 years now and did NOT know about this secret compartment! As soon as I saw your story on Instagram, I ran outside and checked… and there it was! I can‘t believe it. 🤣🤣🤣
So, many thanks for that and hugs from Germany! Love you!

Jamie F. Held says · 11.09.21

Who did you use for your color consult? Would you recommend them?

Kate says · 11.10.21

Created Colorful!