carrie bradshaw lied

I am all about dressing for yourself.  Always have been.  When I was younger, my artist mom always told us, “dare to be different,” and sometimes I took that a little too literal. I’ve always loved fashion and have been playing dress up my entire life – SO when you dare to be different, sometimes you miss the mark, but I never regret it!

All of this being said, my sister has a three year-old daughter who is my mini-me.  If you follow on Snapchat (CBLied), you probably saw that cute curly haired little girl when they were visiting a few weekends ago!  I dressed myself in this outfit and asked Harper if I looked cute.  From one fashionista to another, she eyed me up and down and said, “no.”

What does that kid know? She’s three.

mirrored sunglassesred crossbody satchelbright red crossbody satchelkathleen barneslevis 501 cutoffslisi-lerch-tassel-earrings


top c/o | shorts – super old Levi’s, most similar pair I could find here, also love these | mules – sold out, nearly identical here (so identical I have a pair of them too and LOVE them!) | sunnies, sold out but these come in a ton of colors and are only $15! | bag c/o – under $40! | earrings c/o | lip in Temper

Never let anyone tell you that you don’t look awesome when you feel great, right? #WWCD (What Would Carrie Do?).  Sidenote: this also reminds me of when Christian and I had been dating a few years and he finally said, “I don’t like it when you wear hats.” Of course my jaw dropped and I answered with, “but my mom says I look great in hats.” HAHA – I actually still use that line almost any time someone jokingly critiques me – the “but my mom says I look great in _____.”  That’s what mom’s are for, to be your #1 fan.

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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  1. This is such a gorgeous summer look Kat! I’m completely obsessed with that top – THE best! And as much as I adore your gorgeous mini-me fashionista niece, I have to completely disagree! This look is SO cute! x

  2. I love this look and I think you pull hats off fabulously. So, what do Harper (though a cutie) and C know anyway? You’ve got a fan in NC.

    1. I mean… I bet your mom also thinks you look great in hats… right?? Tell me I’m not the only one.

  3. Dear Fashionista Daughter,
    Yes, I always told you to “dare to be different.” The message I was trying to send was to be true to yourself and do what YOU feel is right – don’t just follow others. I think you and your siblings got the memo because all three of you are most definitely your “own” person, especially your brother! I’m shocked Harper didn’t like your ensemble but I know she loves YOU! I think you looked super festive and yes, I have always said that you look great in hats. 🙂 You’ve been a fashionista since you could walk – and Harper is indeed the same way. Your sister is raising a Mini Kat, that is so true!

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