Dressing For The Season: Fall 2014

The weather is starting to cool down and everything Pumpkin Spiced is in style. Yep, it’s fall again.

And with the transition of the seasons, comes new fashion must-haves. Goodbye crop-tops and flip-flops, hello sweaters and boots!


As always, I’m here to guide you with a compilation of fall-appropriate attire.


According to Elle’s Top 14 Trends Of Fall 2014 and Glamour’s Fall 2014’s Most Wearable Fashion Trends, some of this fall’s top trends include: robe-styled coats, all things over-sized, urban glam, cowboy couture, oranges, grays and plaids, knits and shearling.

If that doesn’t give you an idea of what’s in store for Fall 2014, my autumn-inspired looks may help:


Stay fashionable this fall in…

1) 60’s Style. Think mini-skirts, knee-high boots and psychedelic prints.

60's Style

(Dress: Blue Rain, Boots: G by Guess)


2) Leopard Print. Make sure they hear you roarrr!

Leopard Print

(Top & Cardigan: Forever 21, Skinny Jeans: The Gap, Pumps: BCBG)


3) Extreme Turtlenecks. The chunkier and funkier, the better.

Extreme Turtlenecks

(Sweater: Old Navy, Pants: Mossimo Supply Co., Pumps: Apt. 9, Hat: Banana Republic)


4) Dresses Over Pants. You may have to step out of your comfort zone for this but it’s so cute!

Dresses Over Pants

(Dress: Forever 21, Pants: Kenar, Pumps: Apt. 9)


5) Pastels. They may be soooo last spring but mints, baby blues and pale pinks are also a fall must!


(Cardigan: The Gap, Top & Scarf: Forever 21, Skirt: H&M, Flats: Alex Marie)


Whether you’re sporting a powder blue knit sweater, a boxy trench coat or a large cowboy hat; you can’t go wrong with big and bold this fall.

So strut around in pales and plaids, flashy prints and gigantic jackets – they all pair perfectly with Pumpkin-Tini sipping and Saturday-afternoon hay rides.


Bring on the changing of the leaves and crisp fall air!

– JK


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Fanatics’ Perfect Game Day Ensemble Challenge

Recently, I was challenged to put together The Perfect (Baseball) Game Day Ensemble.

Considering I love baseball and fashion, my baseball game outfit is sure to be home run worthy!


Fanatics’ website was the perfect place to begin my game day attire selection.

This online sports apparel store features a wide-array of athletic garb; including a large and awesome ball cap collection. For my Baseball Game Outfit, I chose to accessorize it with their Nike Miami Marlins Stadium Cap 3.0.

Marlins Hat

It’s the perfect accessory to accompany my Game Day look because it has a nice, big Marlins emblem on it. If you’re going to show team love, you may as well do it loud and proud…GO MARLINS!!! I also chose it for its sleek, classic appearance and size-adjustability.


In South Florida, the dress-code is relaxed yet glamorous, so I wanted my Marlins Game Get-Up to exemplify the Sunshine State-style.


With a little help from Polyvore, here is Simply Jessica Kate’s Perfect Game Day Ensemble:

Let’s Go Marlins!: “This outfit is baseball-game approved! It’s the right mix of classic, laid-back and colorful. A simple tank, denim cutoffs, Converse All-Stars and bright Marlins-colored accessories make for a home-run look!”

Marlins Game Day Outfit

(Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Tank Top: H&M, Necklace: Tom Binns, Denim Shorts: Rag & Bone, Crossbody Bag: Michael Kors, Sneakers: Converse and Nail Polish (in Amchoor): NARS)


Next time you’re invited to a baseball game, or other sporting event, don’t forget to check out my blog for game day-appropriate fashion inspiration!

And if you’re in need of team apparel, be sure to peruse Fanatics online sports shop!


Let’s hit one out of the park!

– JK



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Get Crafty: DIY Workout Tank Top

Working out is my passion right now. I love working hard to keep fit!


When you’re always at the gym, you’re always in workout gear. While I own quite a bit of sweat-sesh attire, it’s nice to add a new piece to my collection every once in awhile.

So I found an easy way to create “new” athletic gear AND salvage old, baggy tees – by making your own workout tank tops.

Workout Tank Diagram


Thanks to Another Beautiful Thing’s DIY Racerback Workout Tank post, hand-making a new gym shirt is quick and simple. See here:

Razorback Workout Tank Tutorial


Here’s how mine turned out:

My Workout Tank

Although I don’t think my old-school Florida Marlins one looks nearly as good as the one featured on Another Beautiful Thing, I still managed to put together something I’d proudly sport at the gym. And I did, a few hours ago.

Now it’s your turn to cut up your old t-shirts and make your own custom gym gear!


Wishing you all wonderful & stylish workouts 🙂

– JK


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Get Healthy: Parmesan Kale Chips

I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Although it can be challenging at times, it’s worth it to know that I’m taking good care of my body and mind.

When health is important to you, purchasing and cooking natural foods becomes second nature. There isn’t a super-food you haven’t tried. Okay, maybe there are a few you haven’t tried – but you get my drift.


Not too long ago, I fell in love with Kale. And for good reason; this leafy, green vegetable is low-calorie, packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C and K.


One of my favorite ways to eat Kale is in chip form. Kale Chips are super easy to make and they taste amazing! I found a simple recipe for Baked Parmesan Kale Chips via Skinny Taste.

All you have to do is…


1) Gather up some Kale, Olive Oil Spray, Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Sea Salt.

2) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

3) Spray a cookie sheet (or two) with olive oil.

4) Wash and thoroughly dry kale. Remove the leaves from the stems and tear into “chips.” Then place them on a baking tray.

Kale In Chip Form


5) Spray kale with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

6) Bake for 10-12 minutes, making sure to flip and shake around chips for even crispiness.

7) Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until perfectly crisp.

Sprinkled With Parmesan

Baked Kale Chips


Woohoo! You’ve got Kale Chips; a nutritional and tasty everyday snack.

Instagrammed Kale Chips

I apologize in advance if you form a dependency on them. They really are that good!


Cheers to good health!

– JK


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Styling 101: The Scarf-Vest

In case you weren’t aware, I’m obsessed with scarves. See previous post, Wardrobe Must-Haves: 5 Ways To Accessorize With A Scarf, for confirmation.


Since scarves are one of my favorite outfit add-ons, I’m constantly looking for new ways to sport them.

A few weeks ago, my mother sent me a video on Facebook featuring a woman turning her scarf into a vest…how genius!? 


Here is the simple scarf-vest tutorial courtesy of Cindy’s Garden:


Excited about this new way to style with a scarf, I tested out the “scarf-vest” a few weeks ago.

I used a dark purple scarf from H&M and paired it with a brown crocheted newsboy cap, a braided belt and an LBD for a hipster-feel.


Scarf-Vest Back

Boho Scarf-Vest Outfit

Leave it to the scarf, yet again, to add some flair to an otherwise plain look.


Yayyy for scarf-vests!

– JK


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Dressing & Celebrating For The Holiday: July 4th

The 4th of July is a day to celebrate America’s independence from Great Britain. Typically we commemorate our freedom outdoors; preferably by the water, with someone manning a grill, cold drinks in hand, rockin’  red, white and blue attire. Ahhh America.


In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d show you how to celebrate July 4th in Jessica Kate-style…


I sport patriotic attire; red, white, blue, stars, stripes, glitter. Yayyy USA!

Last year’s American Hipster look:

American Hipster


If that’s not your style here’s some more Independence Day-inspired looks:

Red & Blue Eyeshadow

Red & Blue Eyes


Too many holiday-appropriate necklaces



An outdoorsy ensemble; red crop top and blue shorts

Outdoorsy Look


American Girl style; white lace and denim

White Lace & Denim


I make star-spangled treats like White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, decorated in red, white and blue sprinkles. (Here’s a basic Chocolate-Covered Strawberry recipe via Real Simple.)

Patriotic Strawberries


I sip on festive 4th Of July Sangria, courtesy of The Lovely Bits.

After all, what could be more refreshing than fresh fruit and wine!?

4th Of July Sangria


I enlist the help of the cutest dog I know, Tucker Napoleon Boy, to wave the American flag.

Tucker And The Flag


Yep, those are some of my favorite things to do on July 4th – stay stylish, eat, drink and hang with my favorite furball, Tucker.


Whatever you do this Independence Day have fun, be safe and make fireworks!

– JK



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Get Healthy: Tone It Up’s Bombshell Spell

I love Tone It Up!


The TIU girls, Katrina and Karena, always feature delicious and nutritious recipes, as well as beach-bod friendly workouts on their website.

If you’re not familiar with Tone It Up, I highly recommend getting acquainted with it. It’s a valuable resource for women, like me, who try to maintain a natural and healthy lifestyle.


One of their drink recipes, Bombshell Spell, is tasty and ideal for everyday metabolism boosting.

This mix of Pineapple Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Lime helps with digestion and gives you a natural burst of energy. Even better, it’s only 85 calories.


It’s so simple to make a fresh serving of it or a batch to get you through the week.

Batch Of Bombshell Spell


All you need is:

Bombshell Spell Ingredients

– 1/2 cup of Pineapple Juice (preferably organic)
– 1 tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, unfiltered
– 1 tsp of Honey
– A splash of Lime


Mix together and drink up! (It’s become a morning routine for me.)

Bombshell Spell

For more awesome recipes and Cali-style workouts, visit Tone It Up’s website.

Keep knockin ‘em dead, bombshells!

– JK


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May’s Outfit Of The Day: Days 22-31

Although it may seem as though I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth, I haven’t. Sadly, I’ve been bed-ridden with a terrible flu bug!

This is the only time I will ever confess to being tired of sleep, TV and Pinterest! Haha.


The good news is, I’m better now and I have the rest of my May outfits here to share with you…


Classic & laid-back.

May 22nd: Dress, Leggings & Belt: Forever 21, Flats: Lucky Brand


A little coral on Casual Friday.

May 23rd: Top: LC Lauren Conrad, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, Necklace: H&M, Bracelet: Charming Charlie


Memorial Day Weekend-Ready.

May 24th: Dress: By & By, Necklaces: H&M, Sandals: Mossimo Supply Co., Cross-Body Bag: Coach


Take me out the the ballgame!

May 25th: Marlins Tee: Majestic, Shorts: Forever 21, Bracelet: Pier 1 Imports, Sandals: Mossimo Supply Co.


Red, White & Blue Love.

May 26th: Top & Necklaces: H&M, Shorts: Forever 21, Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters


Office elegance.

May 27th: Dress: Buttons, Cardigan: Forever 21, Bracelet: Charming Charlie, Flats: H&M, Handbag: Coach, Necklace: My Sister


Feelin’ the floral.

May 28th: Top: Xhilaration, Cardigan: The Gap, Pants: Old Navy, Flats: H&M


May 29 – 31: Plagued by illness. Pajamas 24/7, not pictured.


Yayyy, I’ve completed one month of outfit documentation! As you can see, my style remains fun and varied, playful and professional. Hopefully, I’ve given you a little inspiration in planning your next ensemble!


May your June be full of happiness and sunshine…

– JK


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May’s Outfit Of The Day: Days 16-21

The last 6 days have been hectic; dinner dates, game nights, beach days, family and friends. Here’s what I wore throughout the chaos…


Flower child.

May 16th: Denim Jacket, Dress & Bracelet: Forever 21, Wedges: Nine West


Life’s a beach…bumming it.

May 17th: Bathing Suit Top: Victoria’s Secret, Dress: Xhilaration, Sandals: Forever 21


Sundays = laid-back fashion.

May 18th: Dress: Pink Rose, Sandals: H&M, Bracelet & Waist-Belt: Forever 21


Fun Colors & Funky Patterns.

May 19th: Dress: Blue Rain, Sandals: Forever 21, Necklace: H&M, Waist-Belt: Plato’s Closet


Maxi dresses are the new sundresses.

May 20th: Dress: Forever 21, Cardigan: The Gap, Waist-Belt: H&M, Bracelet: Pier 1 Imports, Necklace: JC Penney, Sandals: Mossimo Supply Co.


Welcome to the jungle.

May 21st: Button-Down, Skirt & Flats: H&M, Necklace: Forever 21


Keep calm & dress fabulous!

– JK


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May’s Outfit Of The Day: Days 14 & 15

Seein’ red and classic style.

May 14th: Top: Forever 21, Skinny Jeans & Necklaces: H&M, Flats: Lucky Brand, Bracelet: Charming Charlie


Florals make every outfit cheery.

May 15th: Cardigan: Forever 21, Dress: LC Lauren Conrad, Sandals: Mossimo Supply Co., Necklace: Charming Charlie


T.G.I.F (well in a couple hours!)

– JK


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