Must Haves: Fall & Winter Activewear

hey all!

here we go!

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/ icebreaker vertex merino wool base layer leggings / onzie colorblock crewneck top / adidas originals fuzzy beanie / nike dry indy cutout sports bra / outdoor voices springs ankle legging / nike pro warm training tights / nike miler long sleeve running top / the north face TKA glacier gloves / the north face minna cable knit beanie / zella cozy up bomber jacket /

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Fall Recipes – November 2018

(ALL RECIPES ARE NOT MY OWN)

hey all!

well y’all know i don’t really have fantastic access to a kitchen right now but i’ve been craving cozy and warm winter and fall based recipes all season! its gotten quite cold in DC with many days not getting warmer than 50 degrees, meaning its time for the warm comfort food we ALL know and LOVE! obviously, we’ve all got our classic fall recipes we’re always going back to but recently i was on pinterest and stumbled across a bunch of new, yummy fall recipes! now what is better than that! because i had been seeing so many that looked good, i’ve decided that today, in true fall fashion i’d post some of the BEST foods i found online!

just another reminder, i do NOT own any of these recipes, and i do not claim to, they belong to these amazing websites pasted below!

alright let’s get started!

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pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins via the novice chef

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pumpkin streusel bars via sally’s baking addiction 

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pumpkin spice waffles via lovely little kitchen

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creamy butternut squash alfredo pasta via joyful healthy eats

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parmesan roasted carrots via your home based mom 

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pie crust chips & cinnamon dip via pampered chef 

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brie + cheddar apple beer soup with cinnamon pecan oat crumble via half baked harvest 

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pumpkin pie baked oatmeal via lively table 

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brie, pear and prosciutto triangles via with salt and pepper

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roasted fall vegetable and ricotta pizza via martha stewart

enjoy & happy feasting!

xoxokatewins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Looks #7

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happy wednesday! guys half way through the week, we got this, we got this week in our pockets and we WILL get through it on the other side (like we always do!) power through because we only have 8 days till we have thanksgiving! so right now is the time to continue at full speed and power through as much as we can before our restful breaks! but today, i’ve got another fall look for y’all!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we go!

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/ free people zone out bodysuit / topshop sonny camouflage corduroy trousers / gucci rajah suede tote / vans sk8 re-issue sneaker  /

i love this look because its a comfy one i’ve been sporting recently! i got these pants and they are SO comfy and cute! the corduroy is super ‘in’ for this season, but is also super nice and warm for all my cold days so far! when i wear it during the week i typically pair it with a black shirt or sweater and my high tops, but in this i paired it with an adorable off the shoulder bodysuit and a pair of vans high tops which are SUPER fall! (and go with the pants really well!)

enjoy all & happy shopping!

xoxokatewins

Thanksgiving Outfits

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countdown to thanksgiving: 10 days, that means you have MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME to still find your perfect outfit! lucky enough for you, today i decided to share some #INSPO of some amazing looks for your thanksgiving! whether it be just a casual friendsgiving or a classy evening i’ve got a few looks here perfect for the fall weather you’ll likely have ahead of y’all for turkey day! i love thanksgiving because it turns fall into christmas! and we just LOVE christmas – because christmas means gift guides and christmas is just MAGICAL! i hope its just as magical for you guys as it is for me!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

on with the show now!

look #1:

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/ leith long sleeve shurred cuff dress / marc fisher yuna over the knee boots / gucci petite marmot leather wallet bag / madewell opaque tights /

look #2:

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/ topshop funnel neck shirt / topshop suzy check peg trousers / marc jacobs snapshot crossbody bag / bp barris block heel bootie /

look #3:

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/ b.p. corduroy pinafore dress / b.p. mock neck slouch teesam edelman lior leopard print loafers / nancy gonzalez double zip genuine crocodile bag /

look #4:

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/ sam edelman crushed velvet shift dress / free people lana ankle strap pumps / kate spade cameron street sarah leather satchel / frances luxe scallop barette /

look #5:

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/ madewell square neck pullover sweater / topshop belted mixed check plaid trousers / topshop key chain trimmed loafers / APC sac marion leather top /

 

Must Haves: Sweaters

Must Haves: Sweaters

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sweaters are a basic necessity for me. fall has me going these days and sweaters are the definition of fall to me.  i love love love fall because its sweater season. yes, you get it i love love love sweaters. because i’ve been wearing them like crazy i decided to make a little guide of my favorite sweaters on the market.

i picked several different styles, necklines, patterns, colors and knits. i found so many good picks at all different price points along the spectrum and all within a price range i’d spend on a regular basis!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we go!

 

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/ madewell sweaters / b.p. easy ribbed sweater / madewell starry night pullover sweaterb.p. dolman sleeve ribbed top / topshop mock neck sweater / b.p. cozy v neck sweater / b.p. wide rib crop sweater / b.p. ribbed funnel neck sweater / cotton emporium chenille sweater / topshop bouclé sleeve sweater / topshop long open front cardigan /

enjoy all! & happy shopping!

xoxokatewins

Fall Look: Vol. 6

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happy wednesday! i hope you’ve been enjoying some of my posts on my instagram and instagram of fall because i’ve literally been having so much fun taking pictures and sharing them with all of you guys. and i just love the fall, i’m totally living with it and absolutely loving it. i love the fall outfits and it just keeps me going.

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here’s the look:

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free people french girl sweater minidress / sam edelman halton pumps in plaid / tory burch lee radziwill small leather satchel / CAM zodiac pendant necklace /

i love plaid for fall, and you guys know about my all black looks – and for this i combined my two loves. i have found this adorable free people dress and i LOVE IT! i paired that with a pair of plaid heels (SO FALL!) and tory burch x lee radziwill’s purse. it kinda reminds me of a birkin bag and i love it.

enjoy all!

xoxokatewins

Podcasts I Listen to // November 2018

Podcasts I Listen to // November 2018

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something that many people know about me is that i am a podcast fiend. i love listening to people talk about things and its so easy to walk around campus, shop in whole foods and run while listening to people talk. i love listening to new things, hearing new opinions and hearing passionate and intelligent people. so podcasts are for me, sure some of them can be very ‘npr’ and have a monotonous tone, however, when the subject is interesting you can totally get past all that! luckily enough for you, i’ve got some super interesting podcasts for you today!

i have cited below where i’ve obtained the summary or about the podcast, so only the opinions listed are my own!

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season one: adnan syed “A high-school senior named Hae Min Lee disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland. A month later, her body was found in a city park. She’d been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was sentenced to life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae’s body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t.

Sarah Koenig sorted through thousands of documents, listened to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talked to everyone she could find who remembered what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee. She discovered that the trial covered up a far more complicated story than the jury – or the public – ever got to hear. The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence — all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? How can you tell what they’re capable of? In Season One of Serial, she looks for answers.” – serial 

there is also a season two: bowe bergdahl and a season three: cleaveland. although the first season is easily the best, the other two are also fantastic. the first season had me going. is he guilty? is he not? and back and forth the entire time, never really knowing whether or not the man committed the crime. the series is SERIOUSLY so gripping, once you start you will not be able to stop until you’re done and when you’re done you’ll think about it for a long, long, long time.

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“S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.

Brian, a longtime This American Life producer, started reporting this story more than three years ago, when he got an email from John with the subject line “John B McLemore lives in Shittown Alabama.”” – s-town website

a partner of this american life & serial, s-town is such a compelling and interesting story. we start with john b mclemore and things change and things go from expected to unexpected really quickly. its really easy to binge because its super intriguing and there’s only one season so beware!

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“This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.” – TAL

i love this american life. its just so heart warming and really feels like you’re listening to a documentary in a podcast, just listen to it and you’ll understand.

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“1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. That’s the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Out’s “10 best comedians of 2015”). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he can’t hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen!” – earwolf

i ran into chris gethard’s podcast in ads for other podcasts, i was intrigued because i had never heard of anything like it. chris is a really amazing comedian who talks to an anonymous stranger for an hour about anything of their choice. its kinda crazy and maybe doesn’t see like its so interesting but its one of the most amazing things ever. everyone has a unique and interesting story and i always love to listen.

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“A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun” – earwolf 

you guys know i love queer eye, and this podcast features the show’s iconic JVN, the grooming specialist. he’s more than just a groomer, although he started as a hairdresser he’s so incredibly hilarious, iconic and intelligent. he’s so passionate about so many different topics and allows me to learn and get curious about new and unusual subjects.

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“Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official comedy and entertainment podcast for NBC’s TV show The Good Place. Subscribe and you’ll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen.” – art19

so i guess if you don’t watch the good place this isn’t for you, but i guess what i am saying is that you should watch the good place. this podcast goes behind the scenes of the show’s story, production and characters. it features sean aka mark evan jackson interviewing the creators, writers, actors and almost anyone in the production scene! its super cool and i always love to listen.

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“Beyond the beaches, the theme parks, the palm trees and the warm breezes lies the dark side of the Sunshine State. Wondery and the South Florida Sun Sentinel present a true-crime podcast that brings you stories of some of Florida’s most notorious and stunning crimes.” – felonious florida. 

okay, so you’re always hearing about how scary florida can be? here ya go. for some reason its so interesting to listen to true crime podcasts so i basically do it all the time. if you’re like me, go ahead and give this one a lesson. the murder of the first season is totally intriguing.

downloadthe daily

“This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.” – NYT

yes this is exactly what you think it is. daily news focusing mainly on one story at a time that is in the news today. you can hear about everything from MBS and polls al the way down to voting and womens rights. yes, its interesting and i love it.

enjoy all & happy listening!

xoxokatewins