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Insta-Crush: @heynataliejean

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There are few instagram feeds that make me smile more than that of Natalie Holbrook. We were on a social media panel together a couple years back and I instantly took a liking to Natalie’s refreshingly candid approach to blogging and well, life. She’s got killer style, a heart of gold, and a rare genuineness that instantly endears you to her. Natalie’s irresistible instagram feed is full of her NYC adventures with her handsome ginger husband and their cute as pie son, Henry (known as “Huck”). Photos of Huck at the Met Museum and strolling the streets of Brooklyn never fail to warm my heart — what a special experience to raise a child in New York City. You can bet Alfred and I are inviting Natalie and Huck over for a play date when we return! In the meantime, we’ll be following their escapades on Natalie’s charming instagram feed here.

 

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Introducing Buddy Editions…

buddy-editionsToday I am so thrilled to announce the launch of a new project I have been working on for many months. Buddy Editions is an online art gallery that sells exclusive (you can’t find them anywhere else!), limited-edition art prints by emerging artists around the globe. I was always looking for art online and didn’t feel there was a site that continually introduced new work I loved at affordable prices — now, we have Buddy. On the site you’ll find everything from fashion illustrations to landscape photography by artists from Australia, England, Japan, Uruguay, the U.S., and beyond. Prints start at only $50 and the collection will be continually growing. I cannot wait for you to meet the artists and see their incredible work — curating the launch collection has been a true honor. I hope you find something special for your home and consider gifting some art this holiday season. The site is named after my grandfather and the project is near and dear to my heart. Can’t wait to hear what you think! Thank you, as always, for your excitement and support. xx Katie

P.S. You can also now follow along on my Buddy Editions escapades on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Women I Admire

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I was chatting with a girlfriend last night and we got on the topic of women we admire and why. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. We spend so much time as young women (hopefully not just me!) thinking if we were only thinner or more successful or more “fill in the blank” we’d be happier, but our energy seems misplaced. When I think of the women I most admire it’s never for surface reasons — it’s because they’re kind, they’re intelligent, they make me laugh till my cheeks hurt, or they inspire me creatively. I think of my Aunt Shaun and her sparkling sense of humor. My grandmother Rita and her countless years of volunteer work. I think of Joan Didion’s powerful prose, Maira Kalman’s witty paintings, Jackie Kennedy’s poise under devastating circumstances, Diana Vreeland’s spectacular imagination, Maya Angelou’s awe-inspiring strength… I’ve never once given thought to the size of their waists or their numerical successes — why do I so often focus on my own?

I thought it might be interesting to do a group brainstorm — I’d love to hear, who are women you admire and why? If your responses are anything like your book recommendations, we are all in for a treat.

(pictured: Frida Kahlo)

 

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Amen, sister.

katie-armour-the-neo-tradThe cute t-shirt above made me smile. I’m currently in California hanging with my fam and I think I’ll order one for hitting the tennis court with my pops. Just the motivation I needed!

1. Beyonce T-shirt (truth.) // 2. Sports Bra (stock up on them in bright colors at Target) // 3. Gold Ear Buds (it’s the little things…) // 4. Nike Sneaks (just ordered these — excited is an understatement) // 5. Nike Running Shorts (classic) // 6. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (sorry to get all self-help on you, but her books are the best — just started this one yesterday!) //

 

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