Friday, September 17, 2010

Lash Blast

My cute hair stylist, Jessica, told me about this mascara! It is currently at Costco, sold in a pack of three. Oh my gosh. I have been using the $29 Lancome Definicils for over 10 years now and this ECLIPSES any mascara I have tried. Thanks Jessica, I love it!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Fashion

My favorite summer book! It is set in the majestical city, Paris. The street names are familiar; the subject is historically fascinating. You will absolutely love it. I could not put it down. I highly recommend it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Party Fashion

I decided to throw a little party this weekend--just for fun, to celebrate Spring's tardy arrival in Utah. It was really easy, even with a brand new baby, I just threw it together. What do you think?

JUST KIDDING. You weren't invited to the party because there really never was one! BUT I did come across this party planner's website and I think this is the best fashion for a party table I have ever seen! Check out her site: Click on the eye candy link!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


friends have recently asked me where they can find a cute handbag for spring without paying designer prices. there are definitely some great options. I tend to pick tote bags that provide space for all the necessities! one of my favorite looks is a monochromatic outfit with a solid-colored leather tote bag. it doesn't matter what you wear . . . your bag becomes the focus.

here are a few affordable options:

1) Banana Republic's Large Leather Tote $98 in PLUM --

2) Dooney & Bourke's Large Zipper Pocket Sac $265 in ORANGE -- a personal favorite! I have two and I LOVE the gold hardware and very durable leather. Comes in a variety of colors!

3) J. Crew's Bisbee Satchel $268 in SUMMER HYACINTH-- also available in tawny brown & jalapeno

Monday, November 30, 2009


I just want to personally THANK everyone for your support
for The Kate Dress. I am touched by the sweet comments
posted from those that I have been out of contact with for
too long! It has been exciting to participate; the winner will
be announced on December 10th. Due to your enthusiasm,
no matter what the outcome of the Shabby Apple design contest,
I plan to move forward in launching courtneykate.
I will keep you posted on when The Kate Dress as well as other
dresses will be available for purchase on my website. Until then,
please feel free to check my blog for updates. Thank you so much for voting!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Color of the Season

i am in love with the color "light berry" at jcrew right now.
everyone looks amazing in it, from my cute blonde friend,
Shannon Freedman, to my brunette sister, Caitlin Wilson,
it is a great color for everyone. i always pick a seasonal color
to energize my wardrobe. for those who know me, it always tends
to be some shade of pink. this is definitely my color of the season--
it is okay to buy lots of one color, monochromatic wardrobes
are timeless. mix the seasonal color with all your basic whites,
blacks and of course dark denims.

here are some great pieces to choose from:

1. the amazing wool coat
Wisteria mohair jacket

2. cami to wear under cardigans

3. the forever cardigan, a must-have for winter

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dare to Design Dress Contest Results

My two darling friends, Emi Edgley and Arlene Lauper, both encouraged me to enter one of my dress designs in Shabby Apple's "Dare to Design" dress contest! I did it .. and found out just yesterday that my design -The Kate Dress- made the top 15 dress designs. Now I must garner enough votes to see through to dress production! If you get a moment, log on to Shabby Apple's Blog, then go to Comments. To vote, you must post a comment and specify #14. All it needs is a #14 for it to count as a vote for my dress design. Voting goes until November 30th. Thank you for your support!