Katelyn A. Read

Get The Look Thursdays: Werk It Out!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Just like every other person in America, I made a New Years resolution to work out a bit more and I HAVE NOT! It has just been way too cold to get up any earlier and make a trip to the gym…haha.  So, in hopes of motivating my lazy butt, I bought a new workout shirt!  While shopping at Kohls I was tempted to purchase the entire workout section!  Everything was sooooo stinking cute.  Fitness wear has really evolved with lots of fun color, prints and even textures.  I do believe that the treadmill will become my new runway…a little fashion, a little working out = THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS for this girl.

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More often than not, I am that one girl at the gym who has on all of the crazy colors!  Personally, the gym has a very drab feeling.  Doesn’t matter where I go…Planet Fitness, YMCA or the fancy smancy Equinox, it just feels blah!  So I always wear something loud, hence the reason I have these wonderfully bright pink Nike capri pants.  Love them.  Super comfy and they have inside lining! 



Even when I’m getting dressed for the gym, I think about the accessories.  To tone down the pink just tad, I thought it would be best to add a few neutrels…chunky infinity scarf for the bitter cold and of course a little Northface Denali action.  This jacket is amazingly warm!  I’m considering getting one in raspberry pink. 



 I’m a huge fan of these running shoes!  I don’t believe that Nike still makes this particular style, but it is very similar to the Nike Free 5.0+.  Lots of cushion!  It basically feels like you are (comfortably) running barefoot.  Also, there are quite a few different color options!



Isn’t Nixon the cutest Wheaten pup you’ve ever seen?  To be honest, he wasn’t too excited about modeling.  He just wanted to play in the grass, but we managed to get some awesome action shots!  Thanks Nixon : ) 




He likes to give puppy kisses! 


Here’s the workout top that I snagged from Kohls!  My eye was immediately drawn to the print.  I also liked that grey was the primary color with little hints of mint green.  Another great neautrel-esque thing to pair with the raspberry Nike capri pants. 


BOOM! Look at that grand battement and yes, I forgot to remove the tags. bahaha.

Today’s moral: If you are lacking gym motivation, I highly recommend that you go shopping for some new workout gear and be sure to snag lots of colorful things!  There is nothing wrong with being the “sunshine” in the room….as long as you aren’t the cupcake in the room!  You just may encourage someone else to be bolder and brighter with their fitness wardrobe.

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Get The Look Thursdays: Purple Edge

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Christmas is always a wonderful time of the year! My closet especially enjoys it…ha. Any who, I got two items I’ve been drooling over for a couple of months…a pair of colored, high rise, faux leather jeans from American Eagle and a knit shrug from ILY COUTURE. And I must say…I love both pieces even more NOW that I’ve had a chance to style and wear them. So sit back and enjoy a little…Purple Edge! WARNING: Katelyn captured so many great photos that I decided to post more than usual! The indecisive side of my personality just couldn’t decide.

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Get The Look Thursdays: Sweet Reindeer

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

So, I’m not sure if you remember or not, but back in November I posted my “November Desires.”  And one of those six desires happened to be this sweet reindeer graphic tee from the J. Crew factory and thanks to my amazing momma I was able to snag it! However, I was a tad disappointed upon receiving it to discover that it was EMBELLISHED and I ABSOLUTELY HATE EMBELLISHED graphic tees.  It just looks cheap and corny in my opinion.  I know…pretty harsh.  But, after 2 hours of meticulously cutting tiny threads, I removed all of the bead work and ended up with the most perfect reindeer tee.  I think I will name her, Olive. ha.

Sweet Reindeer 

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Christmas Giveaway #3: Katelyn A. Read Music

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

As promised, here are the details on my last Christmas giveaway! By now, I am pretty sure that you all know that Katelyn Read is not only my sister-in-law and blog photographer, but one of my bestest friends! Katelyn and I met almost three years ago while celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City. To make a long story extremely short, Katelyn got engaged to Christopher Read, asked me to be in the wedding (only 5 months after we met), I walked down the aisle with Chris’ brother, Jason, and married Jason just two years later! So as you can see…we have some history! LOL.

Katelyn is a pretty extraordinary person. A wondtacular wife, amazing momma, and an awesome friend! In addition to being just plain awesome, she is also a brilliant singer/songwriter. Here’s a little sneak peek at her latest video:

Do you like what you hear? If so, then you may want to enter this giveaway! I’ll be giving away a SIGNED copy of Katelyn’s single release “You, My Rescuer.”IMG_2988

TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:  Skip on over to Katelyn A. Read’s Facebook fan page (HERE)  and like the page or subscribe to her Youtube page (HERE) or you could just do both! Upon following either page or both, take a few moments and post a comment below to let me know you have entered! Entry deadline is 11:59PM Sunday December 29th. Winner will be announced Monday AM : )

P.S. Get The Look Thursdays will commence on Thursday January 2nd, 2013!! Enjoying time with family and friends.

Get The Look Thursdays: Punchy Red Pants and The Fringe..

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

If you know me then you already know I have a deep passion for all things bright and bold! According to my mom I’v always been that way, which I find pretty cool. LOL. Anywho, I found these wonderful punchy red crop pants from H&M last fall (along with a burgundy and black pair that I have already featured on the blog) and I’ve hardly even worn them! So while randomly rummaging through my closet I decided it was time to whip these babies out and style them : ) 

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Get The Look Thursdays: Sassy Leather

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

There aren’t words to even describe how much I am LOVING the faux leather trend. It is totally giving me life right now.  However, I’ve had a hard time finding the right faux leather “ANYTHING” due to my rather bubbly butt. So for the last 10 months I have steered clear of this trend, until I discovered this little beauty in a friend’s suitcase!

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Get The Look Thursdays: Simply Burgundy

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Not that you will be too surprised, but I was that girl in high school who always wore printed skirts, cowl neck tops, crop pants and any type of high heels I could get my hands on! At the age of 14 I started shopping at Stein Mart…(yup, Stein Mart). Although it was my utmost priority to make outstanding grades and be involved in every possible extracurricular activity, I was just a “tad bit” more concerned about winning the “Best Dressed” Senior Superlative. So, yes, I spent four years of my life attempting to be the best dressed gal of the class of 2007! haha! And guess what??? I DID NOT WIN. Devastated may not even be the word to explain how I felt on that day. Anywho, I share all of this to say that I remember what I was wearing the day they made the announcement..it was this super cute knee length skirt. It was a mauve pink, grey, camel and BURGUNDY floral print skirt. I absolutely loved it. However, about 3 years ago I had to give it away as it no longer fit. But one day while randomly window shopping at H&M near NYU, I found these awesome BURGUNDY crop pants that made me think of that skirt! And to be honest these pants are way more awesome than that skirt could ever have been…they are
“SIMPLE”, much like life is now in comparison to my high school drama days! haha.

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Get The Look Thursdays: Bold Lips & the Drew Berrymore Sweater

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Sooooo just in case you guys have not noticed, my most favorite fall pieces are the Live a Little military jacket and my Express cheetah print infinity scarf that I have featured a couple of times on Get The Look Thursdays! Not a week goes by were I DO NOT wear these two pieces at least twice…I just love them!  But because I wear these pieces pretty often, I am always looking for new ways to style them…that way they look completely different than the last time, which can be tricky. Especially when I am going on day #67 of “NO PERSONAL SHOPPING!” Anywho, I have given myself a new challenge….learning how to make the most of my closet with what I have! Sounds a lot easier said than done, right? However, in actuality, it really is quite easy. It simply takes a bit more creativity on my end.

Bold Lips & the Drew Berrymore Sweater 

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Get The Look Thursdays: Military Chic’

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

As most of you guys know, I have a dance background. So naturally, I love anything that is long, has movement and is pleated. In March 2013 I saw pictures of my sister-in-law, Katelyn, wearing a ballet pink, pleated maxi for one of her performances. I immediately texted and said, “I need that skirt! Where did you get it?” To my surprise but not to my surprise she spilled the beans…”TJ MAXX! Why of course?” lol. Seeing that every TJ Maxx has different inventory, she promised to go and see if they had another one and guess what?!? THEY DID! Before Katelyn even confirmed if they had another or not, I already knew how I wanted to style this skirt. However, it has taken until NOW for me to get it just RIGHT! I had most of the pieces I needed to create this “Military Chic'” look, but it just didn’t feel complete until I received this perfectly cropped military jacket.

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