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Fair Isle in Breckenridge

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I'm so excited to share a holiday-ish post with you all! I know my holiday gift guides, Black Friday and Cyber Monday round-ups have been few and far between, but I'm trying to make up for it with this outfit post. Buttttt, if you are looking for holiday gift guides check out the tab on the navigation bar up top that I just updated! I digress...

During the trip to Denver, we took a day trip to Breckenridge. It's such a cute and quaint little ski town with lots of shops! Most shops were strictly local, but we came across the adorably decorated North Face and had to stop to snap a few pictures. It's bad enough I love a good North Face jacket, but now they really pulled me in with the Christmas decor!

Long Weekend in Denver, Colorado

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sorry for the silence around here! I've been busy at work and took some digital down time over Thanksgiving. I was getting a little tired of looking at my phone and computer all day. My career is very email driven, so I don't feel like I'm ever off. It was nice to have the holiday season start up again so that my contacts were also on a break. And, not going to lie- the gift guide mania is slowing making me crazy! I mean, it's not even December yet - help!

But, thank goodness for my long weekend trip to Denver, Colorado two weeks ago- the recap is finally here! I was so excited to get out of the city with Sarah for a trip full of beautiful weather, a gorgeous hotel and lots of hiking - so be warned that there are lots of photos ahead (but pretty ones!!). The main drive for this (somewhat) spontaneous trip was the amazing fare I found on Southwest for a wopping $45... can you believe it? There was no way I was going to pass that up. I mean, any chance I can to head out west I'm totally taking! On to the trip recap, shall we?

Can you tell from this picture that it was actually [almost] winter out there? (trick question) Upon arrival, Sarah and I took the train into Denver's Union Station. Fully decorated with holiday decor, we spent the afternoon grabbing lunch at the Terminal Bar and exploring the lovely building. While it might be easy to just rent a car straight from the airport, I highly suggest using their train system. It just opened this summer and is very easy to navigate.

BRB: On Vacation

Saturday, November 12, 2016

              

You might have noticed things are a bit quiet around here. Well, it's because I'm in Denver at the moment! I took a few days off work and headed out West to view the gorgeous sites, hike in Boulder and Breckenridge and do a whole lot of nothing. Since I'm on vacation, I decided not to do much blogging this week either. But, if you're missing all my fun updates (I know I'm a pretty fun gal...) head on over to my Instagram and Snapchat (@katieniemiec) to find out what I've been up to. It's full of gorgeous views - promise!

I know this week has been quite crazy in the US, so being out here has made things much more relaxing. Definitely the perfect spot to do a little reflection and clear the noggin before heading back to reality in Chicago :)

XO
katie

3 Tips to Fill In Your Brows

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I can still remember the first time my mom tweezed my brows. I was so not having it and whining like a little baby. We were standing on the back patio, and I would ice my eyebrow before she tweezed to help numb them from the pain. How hilarious is that? Now I tweeze these suckers like it's nobodies business! On the other hand, I also remember my mom telling me how I should rarely mess with my brows because they are so thick, "like a model," she said. At that time I was like, yeah right, model who? But boy am I glad I listened to her.

While my brows aren't very shaped naturally or as wonderful as I think they could be, they're definitely ways to spruce them up a bit. If I could wear just concealer, blush, mascara and have killer brows everyday - I would totally do it! Unfortunately, this girl is still battling acne, so I need a little more coverage foundation wise, but I'm determined to keep using these give tips from my friends over at Glowout Salon for how to perfect my brows day-to-day.

A Day on the Dock

Sunday, October 30, 2016

And just like that we are back to Sunday evening. How is time moving this quickly? How is October moving so quickly? It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my new apartment in June, visiting Vera Bradley in early September and now, you're telling me it's time to get my stuff together for Thanksgiving/Christmas? Shoot, girl- Someone bring me Halloween candy and a big 'ol glass of wine to handle all of this! ... but really.

The one great thing about us heading in to the holiday season is the updated wardrobe. While I love the warm weather, I was running out of sundresses and cute clothes to wear. Earlier this week, I posted about 10 items to get from Old Navy right now, and I'm seriously impressed with their holiday collection. Hello velvet jacket! I also recently purchased this amazing wool top coat after seeing it on Jenn of Style Charade. I was immediately hooked, and I can't wait to wear this on endless occasions.