The Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest – Why I Love This Vest

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Who am I and what am I doing wearing the Los Gatos Fleece Vest from Patagonia?

Right? This vest is probably the last thing you would think to find me wearing, but when I spotted this vest on the Nordstrom website I kind of lost my mind with excitement. The plush, deep-pile fleece vest covers all my wants and needs for the moment when it comes to outwear. I styled it here for a little day of fun with the girls at Grandma Buddy’s Christmas Tree farm and have worn it pretty much every day since. From the gym to coffee with the girls, this vest is my new wardrobe favorite!

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Patagonia – Los Gatos Fleece Vest

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Everlane – The Day Heel

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What I Wore:

Top: J. Crew, Tissue Turtleneck T-shirt

Vest: Patagonia, Los Gatos Fleece Vest

Jeans: Levi’s, 501 Original

Shoes: Everlane, Day Heel

Check out the full post on these shoes here.

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Original Aviator

Beauty School Dropout – The Gift Guide Edition

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Hey Ladies,

Unless you are new over here we all know that I am the ultimate Beauty School Dropout. I have an interest in beauty, I love a good beauty youtube video, but I honestly have no idea what the heck I’m doing 90% of the time when it comes to putting on my face…I mean my current nickname is “The Tinman” because of my issue with all highlighters.

With that in mind, I decided to share the ultimate gift guide for the anyone who loves beauty (like me) but needs the best products on their shelves to support their lack of skills.

So I present to you – Beauty School Dropout – The Gift Guide Edition:

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Glossier

This cult favorite beauty brand should be on everyone’s wishlist. With a vision of skin first. Makeup second. The team behind Glossier have created a collection of affordable products that are easy to use (no YouTube video required.

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Fresh

Even if you are beauty school drop out like me, you still need a little pure beauty in your life. Fresh products serve up a fusion of effective natural ingredients, time-honored rituals, and modern science offers a sensorial experience with undeniable results that is completely unique to Fresh.

The Fresh holiday gifts set are AMAZING this year and I stocked up on the Sweet & Sporty Lip Set for my sister and cousin. This $39 lip kit will nourish, tint and protect wherever you are. I highly suggest snagging it here.

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Kybella

Yes, this may be a bit of an extreme holiday gift, but I am a recent Kybella patient and could not be more pleased with my results. Say goodbye to your double chin and failed attempts at contouring your jawline with me!

If you are in the Bay Area I highly recommend Lieberman & Parikh in Palo Alto and use the code: KatWalkKybella.

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Burke Williams

With ten locations throughout California, a gift card to this luxury day spa is the ultimate gift. Burke Williams spas offer services from massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, body wraps, and more. I’ve been to three out of the ten locations and I can attest to the fact that each spa is equally fabulous.

Check out my Instagram giveaway with Burke Williams here.

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Play! by Sephora

There are countless monthly beauty subscription boxes out there and I have tried them ALL. What makes this one so great? Where do we ALL shop for ALL of our beauty needs? Sephora.

So why not try PLAY! by SEPHORA, a beauty box filled with five stellar samples, delivered right to your door (or to the door of your favorite beauty school drop out). Each month a curated selection of new and best-selling products the team at Sephora are most excited about, from makeup to hair care to skincare to fragrance are selected. The $10 a month box includes:

-Five deluxe makeup, skincare and hair care samples (plus a beauty bonus!)
-A collectible makeup bag
-Access to exclusive video how-tos and tutorials about how to use the products in your box
-PLAY! BOOK with tips, tricks, and how-tos about each sample
-PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points with a full-size purchase
-PLAY! DATE, a subscriber-only event that gives you and a friend the opportunity to come in store and play with products and meet with our beauty experts


Love this gift guide, but have someone else to shop for other than a beauty school dropout?

Check out my Slippers + Sneakers Gift Guide here.

Tuesday Shoesday: Slippers and Sneakers -The Gift Guide Edition

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Are slippers and sneakers a safe option for holiday gifting?

I asked myself this question the moment I had the idea for this post. I know that sneakers and slippers are NOT the most conventional holiday gift, but they are kind of the best holiday gift option. Name one person in your life you would NOT appreciate a brand new pair of comfortable yet stylish sneakers under the Christmas tree? Warm fuzzy slippers for everyone? Hell Ya!

So, it is time to do a little detective work and figure out the foot size of everyone on your shopping list…because I have already picked out the best slippers and sneakers on the market for you (including a FAVORITE from Oprah).


Vionic – Perforated Slip-On Sneaker (from Oprah’s Favorite Things 2017)

I finally have something in common with Oprah…we both love these shoes. These perforated sneakers are literally a dream for your feet! Breathable geometric perforations add texture and dimension to the classic slip-on style. They sport a generously cushioned footbed and a grippy cupsole. Buy them for everyone on your list! #TRUSTME

“Treat feet to these sneakers designed to hug arches and support natural alignment with an orthotic insert. They’re super-comfortable,” Oprah.


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Ugg Slippers – Any style


Name one person in your life who would NOT appreciate a brand new pair of Ugg slippers this holiday season? Answer: NO ONE. Everyone loves Uggs and I’m sticking to it. Snag a pair, wrap them in the box they come in and you are guaranteed to sleigh it this holiday season.

Check out a full post on these slippers here.

Superga - Velvet High Top Sneakers

Superga Sneakers


Use my code: KatWalk25 for 25% off at our local Superga SF store.

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Holiday Style with San Francisco Bloggers at the Union Square Ice Skating Rink

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Grab you bestie + your faux fur coat! We are are going ice skating!

When was the last time you went ice skating? It had been years for me and boy did I forget just how challenging it was. You have NO idea just how HARD it was to get this shot when four out of the five San Francisco bloggers failed to train as a figure skater as a child.

Spoiler Alert: Ariana Lauren (far left) has some serious ice skating moves. Watch out Kristi Yamaguchi.

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Express, Collarless Pieced Faux Fur Coat

Dress: DVF, Long-Sleeve Woven Wrap Dress

Check out another post featuring this dress here.

Bodysuit: PRETTYLITTLETHING, Scoop neck Bodysuit

Jeans: Good American, Good Legs High Rise Ripped Skinny Jeans

Boots: Steve Madden, Crushing Embellished Boot

Scarf: Sole Society (c/o), Dipped Dyed Faux Fur Stole

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Metal Polarized Aviator Sunglasses

Belt: Gucci, Web belt with Double G buckle


Hair + Makeup by beGlammed


Thank you to the Union Square Ice Rink for letting us shoot on the rink.


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I’m 31 and I still shop at the Brass Plum Department at Nordstrom.

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I’m 31 and I still shop at the Brass Plum Department at Nordstrom.

Oh, you mean the teen department at Nordstrom, Kathleen? Yep.


The Brass Plum department and BP. collection are available exclusively at Nordstrom (my go-to department store). BP. offers the best of juniors fashion (LOL), with cute, cool and covetable looks at affordable prices – yes, please. The Brass Plum department includes a wide range of clothing—like jeans, dresses, sweaters, tops and more—but I consistently find myself stocking up on sweaters. Why? They are on trend, affordable and sold at Nordstrom (the customer service capital of the shopping world). There is EVEN a book, The Nordstrom Way to Customer Experience Excellence: Creating a Values-Driven Service Culture about the AMAZING service behind Nordstrom.


Ok. So we’ve established that I love Nordstrom and their teen department (especially the sweaters) AND today I’m sharing three simple sweater looks from my favorite teen department, Brass Plum…

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[What I Wore: Sweater, Jeans, Boots, Sunglasses, Earrings, + Bag]

Look #1 The BP Cable Sleeve Pullover

$49 – Available in Beige and Crimson


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[What I Wore: Sweater, Sunglasses, Pants + Shoes]

Look #2 The BP Flare Sleeve Sweater $39

$39 – Available in Black, Brown Rustic, Purple Mist, Red Jester and Teal


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[What I Wore: Sweater, Clutch, BeltJeans, + Sunglasses]

Look #3 The BP Ruffle Chenille Sweater

$49 – Available in Green Jasper and Burgundy Royale

So there you have it – A 31-year-old in three sweaters from Brass Plum…the teen department at Nordstrom.



Shop my favorite sweaters from Brass Plum below: