Faux Fur for the Chill!

“She doesn’t wear fur because she is cold, she wears fur because she is glamorous.”

-Ken Downing

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

Like my New Years, this outfit is pretty busy! I decided I wanted to put all they style elements I’m digging right now into one look.

However, unlike putting everything into this outfit, I wouldn’t try putting

EVERYTHING into your life!

For me, 2017 is going to be all about saying NO.

Hear me out, life can be so full of everything and anything that it can be #HARD to manage it all and keep your sanity at the same time. So I’m not going to. I’m done with feeling like I always have to do everything. I will not constantly overextend myself, or say yes because I feel I must.

I’m going to spend this year learning what is really important and what does not hold any value in my life.

 

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

 

This outfit might mix camo, paisley, fur and bell sleeves as my favourite style features, but my life is going to hold #GOD, #FAMILY and #GENUINEFRIENDS (you know what I’m talking about….); I’m letting go of:

Societal pressure: With the advent of social media (especially with being a #BLOGGER), there is soooo much pressure from society to make every aspect of your life perfect. I don’t want to spend 2017 pretending mine is!

Pressure of tradition: I do things far to often because that’s how I always have or my family always has. Yes, at times this can be good, at other points, it’s time to throw that shawl off and forge your own path.

Gender pressures: Let’s be honest, as #WOMEN we are expected to do it all and handle it all. I don’t need to do twice as much as any man to show I’m just as good, and I won’t.

 

Faux Fur, Paisley, Bell Sleeves and Camo- Oh my!

 

Kisses to each of you and to 2017! Let’s get this year started right, so we can finish it even stronger.

 

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60 Comments

  1. January 24, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Hi Kait, love this blogpost! Your coat is amazing and love your message! So inspiring!

  2. January 21, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Love the color of this jacket and the fur really makes it pop! Love your message about the pressures on women, it’s so true and looked over! Hopefully that will change soon.

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      I totally agree with you! It only will though if we each make a decision to change it. Hugs, Kait

  3. Kyla
    January 19, 2017 / 1:22 am

    You look adorable and I love the message behind this post! I need to let go of social pressures too!
    Kyla
    wanderlustkyla.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      It is so hard to do that! Thanks for reading babe. Hugs, Kait

  4. Lizzie
    January 18, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I am SO beyond obessed with this camo and fur combo, I love it! I am always so bundled. I need to invest in a jacket like this!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      I feel the same way about it! This one has been my cold weather go to this year! Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Kait

  5. January 18, 2017 / 10:07 am

    such a cute, fun look for the chilly weather! I love your fun photos! That camo jacket looks so warm and toasty. Love how you’ve styled this look.

    Ellie
    http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      You’re so sweet babe! Thank you for your kind comment! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Yet it’s still so hard to do!!! 🙈 Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much babe! I hope your week is going well. Hugs, Kait

  6. January 15, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    You are such a cutie! I had loved this outfit on you on Instagram. And I am totally loving your goal for the year, that is so amazing, great attitude to have, good luck hun!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 16, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much babe! I love that you hopped over from Instagram. Hugs, Kait

  7. January 15, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Great post! Blogger’s life is definitely tough and the most important thing is to be yourself. I really love this camo jacket! The fur detail adds a lot to it.

    Xoxo,
    Gabi

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 16, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      You’re right, it’s definitely the most important! Hugs,Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      It really is! Hugs, Kait

  8. Jalisa
    January 12, 2017 / 8:32 am

    This is such a wonderful post, beauty! First off, I LOVE that camo parka! It’ such a great piece, as it goes perfectly with everything! I also could’t agree or relate more to everything you’ve shared here that you’re looking to change this year. I, too, need to learn to say no and to not overwork myself either. I’m one of those people that almost need permission to take breaks because I’d feel guilty otherwise, that definitely needs to exchange, especially that now I’m pregnant! Thanks so much for sharing and for always keeping it real with us, you’re so relatable, so reading your posts really does feel like talking to a friend 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      The guilt is, unfortunately, all too real. We shouldn’t be though! We are only human and need to give ourselves a pat on the back and a break. I’m so excited for you and your new addition babe!!! They are going to be the most styling wee one. Have a wonderful week babe! Hugs, Kait

  9. January 11, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Love that coat and the way you styled it! Your outlook on 2017 is so good and so refreshing!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Thank you babe! I definitely think it’s something everyone can relate to. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 12, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you babe! This coat is by far my fav. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you gorgeous!! You really need a warm coat up in NYC right now. Stay warm!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thanks so much babe! Have a great week. Hugs, Kait

  10. January 11, 2017 / 8:33 am

    These are great goals. I definitely have felt the blogger pressures for everything to be picture-perfect 24/7!

    By Lauren M

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Right?! It’s impossible and life draining to live up to. Thanks for reading babe! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:18 am

      I LOVE it. It goes with everything believe it or not, and the torso is fur lined so it’s super duper warm. Hugs, Kait

  11. miriam
    January 10, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    how cute!
    loving the camo coat and the fur trim! so nice!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 11, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thanks so much babe! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Hehe thank you babe! Hugs, Kait

  12. January 10, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Great goals babe! Learn to say no is very important. I learnt this hard way. Definitely started implementing that.
    Love your outfit. You look amazing.

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      It’s a lesson I keep learning and forgetting…. this is the year it sticks! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous! I hope you have a great 2017! Hugs, Kait

  13. Ashley Zeal
    January 10, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Obsessed with your jacket!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      I am too!!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

      This coat is by far my fav- the whole torso is lined with faux fur and sooooo warm! Hugs, Kait

  14. Stephanie
    January 10, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Oh my gosh this is one totally badass post! You, girlfriend, are a go-getter, and I like it haha! Way to focus on the really important things this year, and lay off all the insanity that life and peers throw our way. Looks like you’ve got a great handle on what your future will hold – and a great handle on fun fashion! I’m loving how you mixed so many great things into one look and still made it so cute!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

      You are just so sweet and your comment totally made my day!!! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have an equally kickass year babe. Hugs, Kait

  15. January 10, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I love this post and I love your goals for the year! There is so much pressure from gender, to traditions, to what your supposed to do, to everything and this year I love that you are taking a step back and just being you. Such great inspiration and I’m going to follow along with that too and bring some of that into my life as well. xo Jen http://abeautifulinspiration.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:41 am

      I love hearing that I’m not the only one who feels like I can’t and don’t everything. I wish you the best of luck this year! Hugs, Kait

  16. January 10, 2017 / 10:43 am

    ah this is exactly what i needed to read today!!!!

    i agree – I’m gonna have to work on saying no this year too and making sure i prioritize what i actually want to say yes to!!!

    xoxo
    Victoria
    http://www.agallonofglitter.com

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you took something away from it. It always amazes me how ‘no’ is the smallest word and the hardest to say. Hugs, Kait

  17. Madeeha
    January 10, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I’m loving this look! Everything pairs so well together! In love the the shoes!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Thanks so much! I totally wear these non stop. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Thanks so much Toby!! I hope you’re staying warm in NY. Hugs, Kait

  18. January 10, 2017 / 8:52 am

    YESS loved this post. It’s so easy to think you need to say yes to everything and overextend yourself, to then get completely burnt out. I am so guilty of this! Definitely need to learn to say no.

    Love the paisley and camo combo, you look adorable!

    Xoxo Amber

    • Kait Elizabeth
      January 10, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Yes! I think that every woman does this, it almost seems impossible not to at times. I think being aware is the first step towards NOT overextending. Have a great week gorgeous! Hugs, Kait
      https://www.baskinginburgundy.com

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