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High Waisted Bikinis

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HI Hunnies, 

Back at it again with another blog post! I’m feeling inspired this week and thought I would keep the creative juices flowing. I have swimwear on the brain since the weather is FINALLY consistently nice in Michigan. I took a poll on my IG stories to see what y’all prefer: low rise or high rise swim. High rise won by a landslide and I couldn’t agree more. I wanted to dive into why I like high rise swim so much and the two different types you’ll find while shopping. 

  • why I LOVE high rise swim 
    It covers up my tummy. It’s really that simple. It’s the same reason I only wear high rise jeans. Why would I want my bathing suit bottoms to cut me at my biggest point around my hips? High rise cinches me at my smallest point and makes my waist look little and my legs look loooong. Also, it is nobodies business what’s going on below my belly button. 

  • two types of high rise swim 

    • Full Coverage - These cover you booty completely and offer the most coverage (obviously). They give a bit of a pin up vibe 

    • High Cut- These are the most popular right now. They cut higher on the thigh to give that 80’s exercise look lol. They are usually verrrry cheeky. I’m into these right now as by butt is my best ASSet. (ha, get it?)

Shop* my look and my style picks for full coverage and high cut high rise bathing suits below!

xx Kat

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Full Coverage

High Cut

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Summer Shoes under $30

styleKat Crowley1 Comment

Hi Hunnies,

It’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post but I’M BACK. This year I’ve been trying to up my shoe game (on a budget, obviously) and want to share my secret to affordable fashionable shoes - SHEIN. Whenever I post that I shop here I get a couple of DM’s on if I trust them and what the quality is like. I wrote a blog post on this last year (you can read here). I’ve purchased 4 pairs of shoes from them this year and have been super impressed with all of them. And I get THE MOST compliments on them because they are different than any shoes I have found at local retailers (Target, Nordstrom) and more affordable than most of the unique shoes I find at ASOS. Take a gander below at some summer shoe trends I’m obsessing over as well as my picks from Shein (all under $30)!!!



Chunky heel

I’ve been head over heels (lol) with this chunky heeled trend. They are easy to walk in, comfortable, and CHIC. You can pair with some straight leg denim and a t-shirt to amp up a casual look or with a sun dress for an easy date night outfit.


Clear heels are my new neutral staple. They go with LITERALLY everything (say that sentence in Chris Traeger’s voice for the ultimate effect). I’ve already invested in two pairs of shoes with clear details and will probably buy a third. Pair one of heels below with any outfit and I promise it will elevate it immediately.

easy slides

Slides have been huge for a few years now, but Shein just has the best selection. They are comfortable and so stylish. I like to stick to a neutral slide so I can pair with any outfit and get the most use of them. I wear to work, on errands, out to dinner. So easy!! My ideal look for slides is mom jeans, a slouchy white tee, and simple gold jewelry. Casual yet people will think you have your ish together.

Los Angeles Looks

styleKat Crowley

Hi Hunnies,

I’m in Los Angeles for the week with my parents and my sister, Juj. We are staying at the most gorgeous compound, Rivergate House. (It used to be Bette Davis’s estate!!) It is located in Glendale right behind Griffith Park and was seriously so beautiful and relaxing. If you are looking for a vacation rental near LA, I highly recommend!! We were in Channing House, a 2 bedroom guest house on the property. There are 3-4 other rentals on the property with a shared garden and pool. Rivergate backs up to the LA Equestrian Center so there are even two horses in the back….. so CUTE. We loved the location, decor, and whole vibe.

I documented my looks day to day while on the trip… check them out with links to shop below!

Day 4

This was such a special day of our trip. We made our way south of Los Angeles to the Laguna Beach area. We met up with my sorority sister, Devon, who lives near by and it was such a joy to see her. We also drove by our old house and church, so it was super special. We wanted to see the beach at least once on the trip and Devon suggested Victoria Beach. It was so lovely. I wore a lightweight linen blazer (thrifted) with some high rise mom jeans (Pac Sun) and some super fun accessories. Outfit details below!

denim: pac sun | blazer: salvation army | bralette: true&co | earrings: h&M | sunglasses: forever 21 | shoes: shein | barettes: asos (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR LINKED BELOW) | BLACK BAG: SALVATION ARMY | BELT: SALVATION ARMY

Day 3

On our 3rd day we wandered Melrose and picked up some Urth Cafe. SO many people recommended going there and it was honest to God the worst latte I’ve ever had lol. I didn’t let that get me down though!! It was such a beautiful day. Temperatures were in the low 60’s so this lightweight silk top (thrifted) paired with a blazer was the perfect combo. If you’re on Melrose, stop into the Restoration Hardware. They have a rooftop garden with stunning views and that gorgeous wall of mirrors that are perfect for pictures!

denim: levis | top: thrifted from salvation army | blazer: thrifted from salvation army |flats: target | hat: lack of color | purse: topshop (similar linked below) | earrings: h&m | sunnies: forever 21 | belt: thrifted from salvation army

Day 2

We got soOOooOOooOo LA for our second day in California and went to the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour. It was honestly awesome! I’m an avid movie and tv watcher - so it was cool to see actual sets used for some of my favorite shows and movies. I highly recommend going, it’s worth the money. I opted for a comfortable and warm look (it was a cool low 60’s which i was loving by the way***). I’ve been wanting to get some cargo pants for awhile and Target had some for $28.00…… the price was definitely right! I was kind of feeling badass in this Kim Possible look. Shop this look below!

sunglasses: forever 21 | t-shirt: topshop | boots: wild fable by target | cargo pants: wild fable by target | denim jacket: urban outfitters (old, linked below) | bag: shein | belt: salvation army

Day 1

I wore this look out to dinner to Yamashiro Hollywood. It has the most stunning view of Los Angeles and delicious Japanese food. We caught up with our Los Angeles based cousins and had such a lovely evening! Outfit details are linked below. The cardigan is 70% off and has very limited stock so grab it while you can!! I’ll be posting better pictures of these shoes eventually… they are so so chic.

dress: Who what wear collection $36.99| cardigan: rococo mi $23.70 (70% off!!) | sunglasses: wild fable by target $10.00 | earrings: wild fable by target $6.00 | bag: shein $14.00 | shoes: shein $22.00 | belt: salvation army $2.50

Favorite Who What Wear Collection Dress- Fall

styleKat Crowley

Hi Hunnies,

It’s Kat and welcome back to my blog! lol. So last week Adam invited ME to go to Target with him. It was so cute. He was like, “Hunnie, would you maybe want to go to Target with me”? I’m not sure if I ever loved him more than in that moment. I actively try to avoid Target for my bank account’s sake, but if Adam wants to go, I’M IN. We went in with a clear plan: get Adam some Magic cards (nerd alert) and mouthwash. Spoiler alert: I didn’t follow this plan once I stepped into the holy land.

I immediately b-lined it to the Who What Wear Collection section. Also real quick, side note, I absolutely love the complete overhaul Target has done to their visual merchandising. It’s so good. Anyhoo, I found a rack of black and white midi length dresses and immediately became SAD because I wanted them all. One of my favorite dresses of literally all time is Who What Wear from last fall, blog post on it here. The dresses I found (and the one I’m wearing in the photos below) is an updated version of that dress. I love them all so much because 1. black and white is so classic 2. since it’s midi, it’s appropriate to wear to family holidays, work, church, etc 3. can be styled in many different ways 4. great for layering!! I love to throw a blazer, chunky cardigan, or pullover sweater over.

How to Style

Here I paired this long sleeve midi with a Unique 21 blazer that I belted at the waist. I LOVE to belt things. I will literally throw a belt on anything. I just love a cinched waist, ok!?! I had just scooped these Shein mules because I’ll never have enough mules and the heel on them is SO COOL and different. You can easily pair some suede over the knee boots (linked my favorite pair below) with this length of dress for all you ladies living in cold temperatures. I also love the idea of wearing a sheer black stocking with some heeled ankle boots (also linked an option below). If you’re going to be scooting around work and don’t want to mess with a heel, a pointed black flat would look tres chic. For accessories, I paired a black beret with this look. A wide brim hat would also look bomb! Any bag you want to wear would go well. I recommend a bucket bag or a little leather waist fanny if you’re feeling trendy.

I hope you enjoyed, shop everything I mentioned below!!

xx Kat

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