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Clothing Comparison: Black Denim Edition!

It’s October 1st! Are you freaking out? This year has flown by at an alarmingly fast pace. I’m heading out for a quick weekend get-a-way with my sister. I’ll share all about it on Instagram.

My kids are starting to plan their Halloween costumes already, and a quick google is showing me that I need to order them early. Shipping has been very delayed these days, as you likely know.

I shared a quick recap of the sprint triathlon on this post, click here to read it!

Did you catch my Black Denim Comparison post yesterday? I shared a try-on session on Instagram Stories if you want to check that out.

Are you shopping for foundation? Watch this first.

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

bumble and bumble Invisible Oil Primer

Pureology Color Fanatic Leave-In Spray

Bobbi Brown Luxe Defining Lipstick

Patrick Ta Mascara

Spanx Bike Shorts

lululemon Sports Bra

Apple Watchband from Amazon

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

Silk Pillowcase for Emily

Velour Beauty Fluff’n Brow Eyebrow Pencil

Sephora Brush Cleaner

Ring similar to the Emily heirloom ring



This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

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 Q&A Box:

One. Who is your favorite person to follow on Instagram? I mean, there are so many awesome creators out there. I love following Lauren Bown, Caralyn Mirand, Seersuckers + Saddles, AnnaMaeGroves, Naptime Kitchen, CandaceMRead, Kathleen Post, Kendi Everyday, I mean. . . I could keep going but it would take me all day!

Two. What is your all-time favorite mascara? All-time is a hard category for me since I try so many products but Benefit Roller Lash is such a winner for me.

Three. Do you like It Cosmetics? Not really, I find their shade range to be limiting and their products tend to feel heavy on my skin.

Four. Best queso in Raleigh? Totopos or Gonza. And now I want some.

Five. What is your favorite self-care splurge? Probably getting my nails done. I love having them done.

Six. Do you and Lauren ever buy the same shoes? Occasionally, but she has cooler shoe taste than me. I stick with really simple basics.

Seven. Best concealer to cover acne? Watch this video!! 


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Julie says · 10.01.21

I look forward to this post every week. ❤️

Betsy Bell says · 10.01.21

Loved your black jean comparison!

Andie says · 10.01.21

Do you find there is a big difference in the silk pillowcase you bought for Emily vs the Slip that you have for yourself? It’s a pretty big price difference so I’m wondering if the Slip one is that much better/different than the lower priced one?

Danielle says · 10.02.21

I am so glad that we are now in October. I am already getting all the autumn vibes!

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