Tuesday, October 2, 2018

.September Top Ten.

I can hardly believe it's October! I swear the last couple months have flown by. I'm not complaining one bit because we are entering the most wonderful time of the year and the best 3 months. I do wish I could press pause though, because I'm sure it's going to go by entirely too fast! I'm looking forward to the holidays in a big way this year because Kennedy's at the BEST age! 

Anyways, let's talk fashion! You girls weren't messing around this past month and showed up to shop. I thought it would be fun to do a round up of the top 10 purchase items from all of September! For those of you that don't know how affiliate links work, I'll give you a quick little run down. 

Whenever you "swipe up" or click a link on my blog/like to know.it page, I can see whether or not a purchase is made. I don't know personal info like who made it or what exactly you purchased. I can just see the item that promoted you to shop! I also get a lot a feedback via DM on Instagram when you send me pictures wearing items or just share that you snagged something. 

I love having this data because it lets me know what you ladies love! So let's get into it......

This $14 lace cami that comes in multiple colors was such an exciting find! I ended up purchasing the blush and styled it multiple ways this month. The lace adds that something-something to it that makes it easy for dressing up or equally looks as cute dressed down. It will basically look darling layered under everything season from a plaid blazer to an over sized chunky knit sweater! Sizing-I got a small, it runs big. 

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These tops are classics in my wardrobe every fall/winter! Tuck them, knot them or just wear layered and they always look pulled together. They are made of the softest fabric, not your typical flannel. I size up to a medium for a boyfriend fit.

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This sweatshirt is cozy pullover perfection! When I found this in stores I was SO excited! It's the best dupe ever for the Abercrombie version and I honestly felt like I ended up loving it more. I sized up to a medium for a cozier fit. It also comes in a really pretty mauve color. The inside is lined with the same soft sherpa, so if you live somewhere cold, this pullover is made for you! 

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{#7} Taupe Tall Boots

Fabulous and under $40! I was so excited that you ladies loved these boots as much as I do. These boots look designer and are very comfortable. I suggest sizing up at least 1/2 a size and if you plan to wear thick socks, size up a whole size! They also come in a wide calf option. 

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When I say you girls are here to shop, this is proof! Nordstrom teased us with a little 2 hour flash sale on the miller sandals and for once it included my color 'Patent Sand'. A group of you were able to grab them very, very fast. YAY! I was cheering for you ;) It's always a good day when Miller's are on sale.  If you haven't grabbed a pair yet, I always suggest going up 1/2 a size for the best fit. 

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{#5} Pullover Swing Hoodie

Clearly we all have cozy on our minds! This pullover reminds me so much of something you'd find at a way higher price point. The gold detailing gave it a chic touch! I love it paired with my favorite joggers & jeans. It also comes in a couple other colors. I ended up sizing up to a medium for an over sized fit.

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{#4} Dolman Shirt

This tee is one of the best basic finds ever! The color is so pretty for fall. It also comes in a striped version here. Something it took me a long time to learn is that if you have good basics to be the base of your wardrobe, it makes getting ready so much easier! I love having tops like this to throw on and go. Perfect for pairing with jeans, leggings, joggers, etc. 
Sizing-I'm wearing a medium for a loose fit. I could have done a small. It runs tts, just depends how you want it to fit. 

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You girls went bananas for this sweater when I did the H&M try-on! It actually landed this sweater in the top 3 purchased for the year! It's only $19 + comes in 7 colors, so I can see why. I actually owned the gray last year and was thrilled to see it come back! It was out of stock, but it's back and you can grab it here. Sizing-I got a small, it runs over sized. 

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{#2} Camo Pullover 

I think we established that we were all shopping for over sized pullovers this month! This one is so perfect because it's long enough for leggings and looks great styled with jeans. It has been so popular that it comes in and out of stock. It's currently in stock in most sizes + 30% off #yay It runs very over sized, so I highly suggest going down at least one size. I'm wearing the small. 
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{#1} Pull-On Distressed Jeans...aka MAGIC JEANS! 

Ahhh the magic jeans! How did we live without these in our lives?! Seriously these are a game changer. If you're a new mom, or heck anyone that doesn't love their mid-section you'll LOVE these! They are crazy flattering. They also come in a black version that I tried on last week that you can find here. Fun fact, you girls loved these so much they are now the top seller of the year!! That's saying something ;) Sizing- they run tts and I have my normal size.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

.Faux Leather Leggings + Pink Coat.

Photo Credit: Jessica Living (website // Instagram

Pink Coat c/o Chicwish (on sale! wearing sm/md runs oversized)|| Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Tank (25% off)  || Adidas Sneakers || Necklace || Sunnies 

Hey girls!! Hope you're having a fabulous short week. I'm so thrown off, I keep forgetting what day it actually is, haha! I'm super excited about today's post, because I have been dying to share with you, more ways to style the ever so popular spanx faux leather leggings

I know a ton of you snagged these during the #nsale. I personally love them dressed down just as much (maybe more) than I do dressed up! They just give your outfit that extra something, something rather than plain leggings. You know, some days it just feels good to mix it up right?!

If you didn't grab these leggings yet, let me tell you, they are worth every single penny even at full price! They're pure magic! They are made by spanx and true shape wear, meaning they are going to suck you in where you want it and hug allll the right places! #winning 

My personal tip when styling these, would be to pair them with longer tops that cover the booty. Since these are form fitting, you will want certain places covered...you get what I'm saying ;) I think they would look darling paired with the camo pullover I have been sharing, or this striped pullover. If you're a mama, I love this option! I have a saved highlight over on my Instagram styling them a couple different ways. You can see it here: @kotineru  
You can get so creative with them in the fall + winter!

Today I chose to style them a little bit girly, a little bit sporty spice! I love, love the black and pink together. This coat is a beauty. I will say it runs over sized (wearing the sm/md) and I would suggest sizing down. I have big plans for her this fall. I'll be layering with leggings & with denim. 

If you own the faux leather leggings, what is your favorite way to style them?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Xo, Kayla 

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

.Labor Day Weekend Sales.

Hey girls! We are back from camping and I am ready to round up all the best of the best sales. These sales are seriously insane! So many good deals to take advantage of. So, lets get our shop on......

Abercrombie + Fitch-
40% off almost everything and 50% off jeans! 
You can find my try-on saved in highlights over on my IG @kotineru or click here for everything I'm loving! 

Side note, their denim ships free! You just have to register your email, which is easy + comes with a lot of perks! 

40% off storewide
You ladies went bananas over this pullover when I shared it on stories a couple days ago! It's still 40% off along with so many other cute pieces. It's also a great time to grab some of their bralettes. They are amazing quality. Right up there with the free people bralettes! 
Bonus- they're free shipping + free returns.
I rounded up my absolute favorites below!

40% off everything & 50% off Jeans! 
Love when they do a sale! I also love that my double v neck camo tee ($20) and long sleeve version ($10) are included! Thinking about grabbing the tank version for layering...how much camo is too much camo?! ;) This is also a great time to grab their denim! Great stretch, fits true to size + so cute for fall! 

40% off everything (code: LABORDAY) 

Up to 40% Off (select items) + free shipping 
So many pieces that I shared and purchased during the #nsale are now marked down + fully in stock?! With most of them great for fall, it's the perfect time to stock up! 

Old Navy-
All jeans, tee + dresses are 50% OFF! You also get 20% off already reduced items when you add to cart. You already know I am going to tell you to grab this pair of denim + these camo pants! (Both run true to size) I wear a 4 in both. 

You can see my complete try-on session over on Instagram in my highlights! But here's a few of my favorites that are currently 50% off + and a few of my toddler picks:

10% off everything! VIB Sale
shop my absolute favorites below! 
(just click the pictures) 

Xo, Kayla

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

.Mommy + Me Style // Pink Lace.

Photo Credit: Jessica Living (website // Instagram

Lace Blouse, c/o Chicwish (wearing small)|| Jeans  (run tts, wearing 27/4)

Dress (currently 40% off) || Jelly Sandals 
Bows ($11 for 15 bows!) 

Happy Wednesday, friends! This week is flying by. It's a little bittersweet since this weekend is the unofficial end of summer. I'm so torn because on one hand I'm wishing for all things fall, but on the other it has been a pretty amazing summer with our little lady! I have to say, summer with a three year old is pretty magical.

Speaking of magical...If you follow me on Instagram (@kotineru) then you probably saw on my stories, that Kennedy and I went on a little mommy & me trip to Disneyland last week. Gosh, if you ever have the chance to do that, I highly recommend it! Memories to last a lifetime. It was such a special day for us! I'm already counting down the days until we can go again. Hopefully soon since it will be decorated for Halloween. 

On to the outfits! I'm such a sucker for an off the shoulder top, anything pink and lace detailing. Basically this beautiful top from Chicwish was my dream come true! I love it paired with these jeans, but I think it would also look great with black skinny jeans for date night. I'm wearing the small (it does run on the bigger side, fyi ).

Are you ladies tired of hearing about these jeans yet?! Ha! I know that I should probably give them a break, but I am downright obsessed with them! They're also still 40% off thru tonight, so it's the perfect time to grab them too. They truly are more flattering and comfortable than most high-end jeans I have tried. They suck you in in all the right places, don't fall down at all (hate that!) and fit true to size! If you plan on wearing jeans all fall + winter, I highly suggest having these in your rotation. 

Kennedy's little floral dress is also 40% off thru tonight! She's pink obsessed, but it does come in 3 other colors/prints. I think it would be a cute option if you have family photos coming up.

One thing I get a lot of DM's about on Instagram are Kennedy's bows. I grab them off amazon and they are the best deal ever! The one she has on in these photos are the 6 inch option. You get 15 bows (in all different colors) for $11 + free shipping with prime. You cannot beat that! She also has the 4 inch set (here) and the pigtail set (here). I prefer the 6 inch because you know, the bigger the better ;) The pigtail set is insane! It comes with basically every single color you can think of (40 pieces included) and it's only $12 + free shipping with prime. If you're bow obsessed then you'll love these!! 

This past week we got the chance to shoot with Jessica. I'm telling you if you're in the San Diego area and looking for a photographer, you must reach out to her! It was our first time meeting in person and she was amazing! She was great with Kennedy too which is always a huge plus! 

One last thing.... friendly reminder that the Old Navy 40% OFF everything sale ends tonight! This sale has been just as exciting to me as the Nordstrom sale. We all know Old Navy does sales often, buuuttt they often exclude a lot of our favorites! So if you are still looking to shop, I highly recommend snagging this denim jacket (it's always excluded!), this motto jacket that looks just like the Nordstrom one, and these adorable + cozy PJs (which are often excluded too)! Also, if you don't have these joggers, they're only $15 and worth every single penny. 

Thanks for stopping by, friends!! 

Xo, Kayla 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

.Instagram Lately // @Kotineru.

Hi Ladies & Happy Tuesday!! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
I'm hosting a girls night at my house this coming Friday, so I am counting down the days (maybe hours, lol) until the weekend. 

I wanted to do an Instagram round up of all my latest outfits. I thought it would make it super easy to shop everything in one place! I tried to include as much sizing information as well. If you have any questions you can always email me (kaylaotineru@gmail.com) or shoot me a DM over on Instagram (@kotineru

Happy Shopping!!

Jeans (run tts) 25% off making them $22!// White Tee (wearing medium)
Sandals (size up 1/2 size) Earrings   // Similar Hat // Bar Necklace // Straw Bag

$16 Ruffle Tee (wearing medium, stick w/your normal size!) // Sunnies 
Similar Shorts // Miller Sandals (size up 1/2 size) // BEST cup 

Pink Felt Board (prime! and comes in other colors) // Pearls

Scallop Tank (wearing 4) // Amazon Bralette (wearing medium) // Linen Shorts
Sandals (30% OFF )// Tote // Sunnies // Bar Necklace

Pullover $17! (wearing small)// Shorts (50% off!) // Sandals //Sunnies

PJ Top (wearing small) 25% OFF // PJ Bottoms (wearing small) 25% OFF

Tank (wearing medium) // Camo Joggers (wearing small)
 Miller Sandals (size up 1/2 size) // Sunnies 

Camo Tee (wearing small, runs big) // Similar Shorts
Sandals (30% OFF, size up 1/2 size if between sizes) // Sunnies
Barrington Tote c/o I LOVE this tote!! 

Sweater (wearing small) // Shorts (size up for best fit) 
Bar Necklace // Booties (run tts) 

Lace Blouse (wearing sm/med) // Jeans (run tts) $22!!
$15 Straw Tote (take an extra 15% off w/code: adarlingdream15)
$24 Block Heels (run tts & come in other colors) 

$12 Earrings (not heavy!!) // Ruffle Top (wearing small) $16 // Sunnies
Similar Shorts // Sandals (size up 1/2 size if between) $19 duper version here
Barrington Tote c/o I LOVE this tote!! 

 $12 Eyelet Top (wearing medium, runs small) Take an extra 15% off w/code: adarlingdream15 // Shorts (wearing 4, run tts) 40% off! // Sandals (size up 1/2 size)

Kennedy's Gingham Top (only $9!)
Bow ($11!! comes in a pack of 15, 6 inch option) 

Blush Cardigan (runs big, wearing xsmall) // Miller Sandals 

Button Up Top  (wearing medium) Amazon version here // Shorts (size up!)
 Sunnies $14!! // Miller Sandals // Barrington Tote c/o I LOVE this tote!! 

Striped Tee (wearing medium, runs small) // Booties (run tts) 

 Kennedy's Bow ($11!! comes in a pack of 15, 6 inch option) 

Thank you for reading!! 
Xo, Kayla 

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