Our Engagement Party


A few months ago, we celebrated our engagement with our bridal party and family at my parent’s house.  It was such a beautiful day outside for some food, fun and bubbly!



I wore a boho-inspired white maxi dress with side slits.  To complete  the hippie-chic feel, I wore a flower crown from our local florist (I was so obsessed with it!).


Our whole bridal party was in attendance and with everyone coming together, it made the wedding seem so REAL!  We cannot wait for all of the other celebrations to come over the next year – including the big day!!




Wedding Season Events

With so many celebrations that follow up to the big day, each one calls for a different outfit!  From the bridal shower to the big bachelorette bash to the rehearsal dinner – being part of  a wedding party calls for quite a few clothing options.  However, looking back on a wedding “event schedule” my go-to choice has been short dresses that were perfectly appropriate for each separate occasion.

The Bridal Shower – the bride requested that all her lovely ‘maids wear her wedding colors (red/orange).  I picked this lovely simple coral number at Marshalls!  Necklace – J. Crew Factory

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The Bachelorette Party – Since the bachelorette party was to be in Atlantic City, dancing the night away, I opted for a sassier dress -this sheer paneled black fit-and-flare Topshop piece.  I thought it would be a bit difficult to wear with certain things showing or popping out when I didn’t want (!!!) but it stayed perfectly all night and was ideal for a last fling before a ring!

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The Rehearsal Dinner – To celebrate the last night before the couple makes it official, I opted for a classy, slightly preppy pastel yellow fit-and-flare from Nordstrom.  The rehearsal took place in a church and the dinner was at the groom’s old college club (kind of like a fraternity but much nicer – so awesome!).

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The best part is – WEDDING SEASON AIN’T OVER YET!!  Stay tuned!

How I Proposed to my Bridesmaids

Almost immediately after getting engaged, one of the first things I thought of (among a million other things) was – who would be in my bridal party?!  Only it was less of a question since I already knew exactly who I wanted standing next to me on my big day!  But… ::I’ll just put it out there now:: I’m not a simple person. I wanted to ask my bridal party ladies to be my bridesmaids in an exciting and fun way.


I sent out these Paperless Post invites and stocked up on some bubbly 🙂  I also bought some cute favors, customized bridesmaids picture frames… and the fun factor: “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” confetti poppers!  Needless to say, after a few glasses of champagne and girl-talk, the confetti lasted and lasted.. much longer than it should have among a group of 26 yr olds 😉  See below for all the fun photos!


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2014 Is All A Blur


Happy Holidays to all!  What a year it has been!  So much has happened and honestly I am so excited to see what the next year brings!

This year was full of ups and downs :

  • moving into a new house!
  • having the company I loved working for close down
  • getting a new job at a very well-known company
  • … and hating it.
  • Quitting that job
  • Getting another job in something I am completely unfamiliar with but looking forward to it like no other job before!

I’m hoping to have more time to dedicate to my creative outlet – my blog! (It’s even one of my resolutions!)  I have wanted to keep up with it however, life gets in the way.

Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Changes Are A Comin’

I want to change this blog up a bit.  I’m planning on mixing up the kinds of posts and subjects that I write about on here.  No worries, I’m still going to include the usual fashion posts but I want to make this more personal with my opinions and all that good stuff.  

I’m planning on changing the look of this blog this weekend and hoping to write some posts – get some creativity flowing.  (I totally say I’m going to do this during the weekend, however my short attention-span could be a problem – I’m currently in the middle of reading my new InStyle while simultaneously writing this and browsing J. Crew’s latest e-mail picks.)  

With that, I think I’ll leave you with J. Crew’s newest color trends with pieces I must own. Like pronto.



Sea-glass Green












“Sunset” shades – pinks and corals



Soft pinks

Prepare for the Weekend with Tory Burch

I realize it’s only Tuesday but I know I’m not alone when I say I am so ready for the weekend.  And what better way to get through the weekly struggles than to coordinate some Weekend Ensembles.  Lucky for us fashionistas, one of our most beloved designers, Tory Burch has pre-selected some coveted items from her collection specifically for weekend.  Whether you’re going casual or dressy, Ms. Burch has got you covered with fall pieces ranging from leather jackets to the popular spring-to-fall trend of colored skinny jeans.  Below are some of my favored picks.  Enjoy!


Ivy Super Skinny Jean – $225                      Ivy Super Skinny Jean (in Malachite) – $195


Amanda Riding Boot – $495                      Bryce Bow Blouse  (in Ivory Afton) – $295


Quinn Quilted Leather Ballet Flat  – $250         Emmy Leather Jacket – $895


797 Large Satchel (in Black) – $625                             Logo T Stacking Bangles – $195

See the rest of the options here – Tory Burch.com


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The Debut of Always Fashionably Kate

Welcome to my blog!  I hope over time I can evolve this blog into something that can come close to my favorite blogs.  I have always loved and admired fashion and style, so I want that put it into words – something else I have a passion about.  This blog will be all about fashions I see that inspire me, intrigue me and styles I just love and can’t get enough of.  I’ll have my opinions and outfits too.  Hope everyone enjoys!  Please feel free to pass along to all your fashionista friends and acquaintances.