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Free Spirit

Cate Mezyk - April 11, 2016
Free Spirit tee

I used to be a free spirit. I was completely spontaneous, flitting around from one thing to another as plans changed. Going with the flow never bothered me. I didn’t stress much, I wasn’t organized (with my time or my life in general), and I was rarely on time. Relaxed was my middle name. I’m not exactly a free spirit these days. In fact, there’s …

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Day 2

Cate Mezyk - March 17, 2015

You’re getting a bonus outfit post today, because I just can’t stop wearing my new Bona Fide Local tee from the Wild Ruffle Shop. I love this handmade printed top, and apparently many of you do too, since we can’t seem to keep it in stock! Yesterday I wore it with skinnies and heels, but today I mixed a little girly frill with some classic …

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Don’t Be Basic

Cate Mezyk - March 9, 2015

A friend of mine saw this t-shirt and immediately thought of me because I’ve joked about being so basic. I know that I am the essence of basic. I’m the classic basic girl. I wear Lulu to the gym (though honestly, I like Lucy better). I like lattes. I’m a suburban mom, driving a minivan, doing basic things. But truly, when is the life of …

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What’s With All The Hats?

Cate Mezyk - December 9, 2014

My husband asked me on Saturday why I’ve been wearing so many hats lately. The answer? Well, there’s a couple of them. First of all, I’m seriously short on time lately (opening a retail shop will do that to you). A hat is the easiest answer to a quick turnaround on getting ready in the morning. And, if I’m being honest, I’m sort of lazy …

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Cozy Tee

Cate Mezyk - September 30, 2014

I have such a hard time dressing for this season. Our weather here is chilly in the morning, as hot as 80 midday, and cools back down in the evening. When you’re out and about all day, (or busy opening a retail shop!!!) there’s no time to change. My solution is the t-shirt dress and some layers. I can start the day with some tights, …

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Under Construction

Cate Mezyk - July 28, 2014

After nearly 7 years in our house, we are getting neighbors. This past fall, two new houses went up on our street. I was happy about it. After all, the lot next to me, and the one behind me were still empty. I still had my unobstructed view of the trees, and tons of privacy in our yard. Then suddenly, everything changed. Those two empty …

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On Trend

Cate Mezyk - May 5, 2014

While I like to think of myself as someone who doesn’t simply follow the trends, there are some that pop up each season that I cannot resist. First? The slouchy dress sweats. These pants were seriously the most comfortable things. Like wearing pajamas in public, except without the embarrassment. Next time I’m totally going to rock them with heels though. I took a look at these …

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Sporty Spice

Cate Mezyk - March 18, 2014

One of my favorite trends for spring is the athletic look that’s currently everywhere. My favorite part about it is that you can mix dresses with a casual pair of kicks, or sparkly jewels with a sweatshirt dress. I’ve even been going without my beloved heels in favor of the sportier style (gasp!). I guess it’s just my inner Sporty Spice coming out. She was …

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Getting Ready

Cate Mezyk - November 6, 2013

I’m in the throes of last minute details for the big, huge party coming up on Saturday. I’ve been making jewelry like crazy, promoting, prepping, and doing all the things that inevitably pop up as these events approach. You can check out some of the items I’ll have for you in the pictures below. And I feel surprisingly calm. Must be all those praying friends …

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G’day Mate

Cate Mezyk - September 3, 2013

I hope you are all having a lovely Labor Day! And to those of you who don’t live in the states, I hope you are having a terrific Monday. I was hanging out with my brother the other day, and he mentioned he was dog sitting for a couple who are vacationing in Australia. After some some laughing about didgeridoos, boomerangs, kangaroos, and koalas, we …

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