Monday, August 14, 2017

My Favorite Accessory

Photography by Rebecca Greff
Similar Blouse here and here // 
Similar Pants here and here // 
Similar Shoes here // 

This summer, I had the opportunity to intern in New York City. With this commitment came a daily commute of three hours. During my first week, I was eager to go to work and smiled at my fellow commuters at I got on and off the train. However, I quickly noticed that this smile was almost never returned. As each week passed, I found myself getting caught up in this negativity so much so that I actually became the commuter who didn't smile back! On one of my most negative days, I went to get my usual Dunkin Donuts coffee (w/ almond milk of course #vegan), and as the barista handed me my coffee, he said, "You should smile more often, your smile is gorgeous". From that day forward, my smile returned and became my favorite accessory.

So do me a favor...go smile, and while you're at it throw on a cute, sustainable outfit too.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Life Update + The Transition of "A Newer Kat in Town"

Photography by Abigail Grinberg
Tulle Skater Dress (added black shirt underneath) //
 Similar Levi's Jackets here // White Converse // 
Similar Crossbody here // 

After a very long break from blogging, I am finally back and happier than ever! Over the last few months, I have detoxed from social media in order to focus on living life in the present and determining the future of where I want to go and how I want to transition "A Newer Kat in Town" with me. Having lived abroad and traveled to 23 countries over the last year, I have changed as a person. I have discovered new passions and interests that now include photography, sustainability/environmentalism, thrifting, veganism, and learning a new language. It only makes sense that both my style and blog changed alongside me! The best representation of this change can be viewed in my Beneath the Mask post. That being said, in order to best represent these changes, there will be some updates on "A Newer Kat in Town". 

Here's what you can expect: 
  • Sustainable Fashion & Beauty - From this point forward, I am no longer shopping or accepting partnerships from "fast fashion" companies. I am now shopping at thrift stores and sustainable brands, and will be doing heavy research on where and how my clothes/beauty products are made. Of course, this will be a slow transition as it is unrealistic and wasteful for me to discard the entirety of my current wardrobe. For future posts, I will be posting sustainable alternatives in the "SHOP THE POST" widget below. 
  • Personal Content - I have experienced a lot in my short 21 in 3 countries, having a 92-year-old father, being the youngest of 12 siblings, losing my brother to cancer when I was only 20, being heartbroken, and transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. Through these experiences, I've learned how to live and love life, and would love to share my honest journey and advice with you. This means more lifestyle content and substance to my posts! 
  • Emphasis on Natural Beauty - I am 100% embracing my natural self which includes using minimal makeup & eliminating the hair straightening/curling (as you can see from my pictures above). I want to promote body positivity and self-love, and in doing so, help you love yourself for exactly who you are! 
  • Quality Pictures & Consistent Posts - I will now be working with a professional photographer for all posts in order to bring my visions to life in the best way I possibly can. Additionally, you can expect a new blog post every Tuesday and Thursday

At the end of the day, my goal for this blog is to bring you sustainable fashion & beauty inspiration, as well as lifestyle advice on how to be the best version of you. Thank you for all your support and I hope you all continue to follow my journey! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Milan Streetstyle + #girlboss 101

Photography by Abigail Grinberg
Wearing Philosophy by FrontRowTribe // 

She wears red lipstick and pumps that exude confidence. She walks with her shoulders back, an extra button undone on her crisp white shirt. She kisses the air before speaking words from her soul. She knows how to make an entrance even when she leaves. She's a strong cup of coffee in a world thriving off cheap wine and love. She knows her dreams are bigger than most, but nothing will stop her from achieving each and every single one of them. She'll be your worst enemy if you try to outsmart her with your foolish games. She frightens people because she doesn't need anyone to validate her in this world. She walks in a field of beauty, not competing to be seen or heard, but commanding the attention of all those who encounter her. It's her world, and no one's going to stop her from succeeding beyond the radiance of the stars. That girl, she's me, she's YOU. 

I am perfectly me and I want you to join me. I want you to be a girl boss. I want you to show the real you, the you beneath the layers. I want you to have the confidence to be YOU 

How can YOU be a girl boss? 
  1. Walk the walk, talk the talk. Throw on a pair of heels and have confidence in yourself. Even if you don't feel like you have confidence, act like it.
  2. Show the real you by highlighting your natural features, there's nothing more sexy than your   natural beauty. 
  3. Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to, and it makes you feel good too.
  4. Work, work work, and then work some more. Stay up 'till 3AM if it means being one step closer to accomplishing your goals. 
  5. Surround yourself with other girl bosses who enhance and support your dreams. (Shout out to my SC Sisters!)
Now get out there babe, and go show the world what exactly what you're made of.