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2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts from Small Businesses

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Madewell is running a pretty huge promo right now. 40% off almost everything! The code is OHJOY ! Links to the outfits I’m wearing in the photos above are here: White Sweater outfit, Green Shacket outfit

If you’re buying for yourself, get a pair of Perfect Vintage Jeans. If you’re buying gifts, look at their leather bags and sunglasses (oh and these pretty earrings!).

I’ve gotten back on my Home Chef routine and I am truly loving it. I was getting so tired of thinking of lunch ideas, so I turned back to Home Chef and literally felt the stress melt away. They have added *so* much to their line up since I took a break, and I’m truly happy to be back.

Speaking of cooking, I made these cookies for the kids a few weeks ago and they were a hit!

Are you feeling ready for the holidays? I’m looking forward to them this year! We have a few very fun things planned, and also some space and quite time during December as well, so I think it’ll be a good mix!

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

Wander Beauty brow pencil “taupe” – do not underestimate the pigment in this pencil! It’s so good!

Wander Beauty blush and highlighter stick “nude glow”

Free People Sweater

Virtue Healing Oil

Hotel Lobby Candle “Miami”

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – so easy to wear, and looks great on everyone!

Home Chef

Bark Thins Dark Chocolate Pretzels – dangerously good.

R&Co Television Shampoo for volume

Madewell sweetheart top

Ticket to Ride kids board game – I played this with the kids the other day, it was fun!

gorjana Parker XL Bracelet

This week’s discount codes:

Aera: 20% off all diffusers using my code KATE20

Minted: KATECARDS22 (20% off sitewide + free shipping *exclusions apply) Live for this week only! 

Madewell: 40% off using code OHJOY

Ongoing promo codes:

Rifle Paper Co: Use code KATEB25 for 25% off at

Corkcicle: Use my code K8BRYAN25 for 25% off items at Corkcicle until Dec 15

ABLE: SMALLTHINGSHOLIDAY40 will get you 40% off of anything on their site through 11/28!

Spanx: 10% off + free shipping and returns using code KateXSpanx

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

Bagging Rights: KATE20 gives you 20% off any items at

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

Loopy Cases: 10% off when you use code smallthings10

BFB Hair: Use code smallthings10 for 10% off all Hair Extension products only for followers!

Material: KATE20 will get you 20% off your order until the end of Dec.


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Tiffany says · 12.03.22

Do you still have a Brooklinen code?

Kate says · 12.04.22

I’m sorry, I don’t!

Madeline Klapenen says · 12.04.22

Hi, was this the bracelet that kept breaking for you?

Collette says · 12.05.22

Hi Kate!
I’m on the Madewell website right now wanting to purchase these Perfect Vintage jeans….I have no idea what size to choose? Can you share what size you are? I am 5’4, 129 pounds..I have never purchased Madwell jeans before. Thank you!

Amanda says · 12.08.22

Collete, there is a sizing link under the sizes and it will help you determine what will fit best based on your height and other metrics. You don’t need to know Kate’s size to determine your own.