wishlist: denim jumpsuits

while the weather is still being a commitment-phobe and temps are all over the place, spring fashion can get overcomplicated pretty fast. for me it always gets overwhelming thinking about how to layer just right, and sometimes you just need a one-and-done piece to make everything fall into place.

enter the denim jumpsuit - a piece i would not have been so sure about a few years ago and now don’t know know how i lived without. it’s pretty much like a great pair of go-to jeans but with a top built in so you don’t even have to think about a top. WIN.

five friday faves

spring is right around the corner and it feels so good!

i don’t know about you guys, but for me getting that whole extra hour of sunlight during the day is a total gamechanger. i just got back from a week of sunshine in the caribbean and i’m so excited that we’re all headed for longer, warmer days soon.

here’s a little recap of a few things i’m loving this month!

house tour: kate's apartment in paris

if you follow us on insta you’re probably well aware that i (kate) spent half of last year living in Paris, France. it was always a bucket list dream of mine to live overseas for a long period of time, and my husband and i finally decided to take the plunge last May.

i have a lot of posts coming soon about my favorite spots, wardrobe, and what i learned living overseas, but today i wanted to share some photos of my little Parisian apartment! this spot has all the quintessential Parisian charm and was the perfect place to call home for six months.

bright ankle boots to fight the winter blues

i have a love/hate relationship with winter outfits, and the reason usually has something to do with the fact that we all seem to fall into the seasonal slump of wearing the same stay-warm stuff over and over again when it’s freezing outside. there’s nothing wrong with a great staple seasonal uniform - especially when it’s still dark when you have to wake up for work and the last thing you feel like doing is trying on tons of outfits - but i’ve found that for me, finding fun little ways to change up my look can make a world of difference in the winter.

my current favorite change up? bright ankle boots - the perfect unexpected winter wardrobe addition. i used to feel like bright colors had to be a spring and summer thing, but there are so many fun and fresh ways to wear these and there are SO many good colors out right now.

6 valentine's day gifts to give yourself this year

it’s that time of year again, and as we strap ourselves in and prepare for the annual avalanche of over-the-top instagram captions from picture perfect couples we love to hate, it’s important not to forget to show ourselves a little love. whether you’ve found your picture perfect relationship or you’re planning to spend the day with a great bottle of red and some netflix (which could also qualify as a picture perfect relationship let’s be real) we think you deserve some self love this V-Day.

here are six ideas for fun and just the right amount of fancy valentine’s day gifts to give yourself this week:

five friday faves

happy friday!

the sunshine is finally back here in LA, which means everyone is now only super stressed on the freeways instead of being insanely emotionally off-the-rails stressed - which is how all angelenos are in the rain. i’m excited to do some more hiking this weekend and bounce around the city in pursuit of my next favorite taco truck.

here are five favorite things i’m loving this month:

the downside of tidying up: when only new stuff sparks joy

HAPPY 2019! it’s hard to believe the new year is here and off to the races. this past year truly flew (as they always seem to) and it’s crazy to be jumping into new year new me mode already.

as i’m sure many of you did, i binged all of the new Marie Kondo Tidying Up episodes pretty much the minute they dropped (ok, not exactly at midnight on NYE, but like a few days after when i still wanted to deny that ‘holiday break’ was 100 percent over and it was time to be a real human again). i absolutely loved her book, and actually posted a bit about it in my closet makeover series here, so naturally i was super excited to see that she created a show around helping actual people get rid of all the (mostly) garbage they’ve been hoarding. SO satisfying.

photo diary: baja beach party nye 2019

happy 2019!! hope you all had a restful and wonderful holiday break. for a few years now, my NYE tradition has been hanging in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with some of my close friends to give the year a sunny sendoff. today i’m sharing a couple snaps from the week and two of my new favorite restaurants that you HAVE to try if you’re ever down in the Baja peninsula.

here are some highlights from the trip:

roundup: holiday cookie hotlist

it's about that time to break out all that baking gear that you never use during the rest of the year. making holiday cookies is awesome, and i feel like it's one of those situations where the calories just don't count. maybe you're a seasoned holiday baking pro, or maybe you're like me and watch youtube tutorials, mess up your kitchen, get super frustrated and go down the street and buy store cookies and pretend you made them. either way, here are 10 holiday cookie recipes that we're super excited to attempt this season.

may your waves be merry & bright: holiday hair ideas

clearly we're in full on holiday mode over here at WTD, and that means our calendar is quickly filling up with festive parties and sparkly soirées. i'm a huge fan of holiday party season because it's a great excuse to buy a new dress with sequins on it, wear a red lip, and rock a cool hairstyle that might feel too aggressive at a boring different time of year party. so we rounded up four of our fave ways to get creative with your waves this month.