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Favorite Recent Purchases No. 3 | Beauty Edition - kaitlynhparker.com

Clean beauty can be hard to find but when you find the products/brands you love and that work for you, you want to shout them from the rooftops. Hence, this post. After a month of travel (cross-country road trip, NYC work trip, visiting family in NC), I’ve relied on all of these products to keep […]

Home Refresh Picks From Studio McGee For Target - kaitlynhparker.com

Featured image sourced via Target The collaboration between Studio McGee for Threshold at Target may be one of the best things to happen to home decor. I love that the pieces from these collections feel so on-trend and design-forward but at a much more affordable price point. I’m always keeping an eye out for the […]

The Best Affordable and Roomy Work + Travel Totes - kaitlynhparker.com

I don’t know what it is about a professional-looking work/travel tote, but I’ve just always loved them. Obviously, there are tons of designer styles out there from a classic Longchamp (aka the one that practically every single girl on the UVA campus carried to class), the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Saint Laurent, and more. But those […]

Favorite Recent Purchases | No. 2 - kaitlynhparker.com

Last month I started a new series about um, well… my favorite recent purchases! (Catch No. 1 of this series HERE.) This spring, I’d been thinking through outfits for my best friend’s wedding in Telluride as well as trying to refine my wardrobe. I’ve wanted to do a better job of only buying/keeping what I […]

Rather than creating some long-winded complicated new blog series that makes it hard for me to maintain, I’m going to keep this series nice & simple. Sort of like Fashion Jackson’s ‘Dailies’ blog posts – but more like monthly because #hobbyblogger. After spending a lotttt of time quarantining at home over the past couple of […]

Trusted Neutral Paint Colors for the Transitional Home - kaitlynhparker.com

Between painting just about the entire interior of the two homes we’ve owned so far, you could say I’ve spent a fair amount of time studying paint swatches and experiencing them on our walls first-hand. I’ve only ever used Benjamin Moore (BM) and Sherwin Williams (SW) and like them equally for the most part but […]

Here's What I Know About Mental Health - kaitlynhparker.com

I’ll start with this: Praise God, it’s no longer something I struggle with. Seriously, that’s not a passive or cliché statement. I’ll always give God the glory for helping me overcome depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. And I know firsthand, these are very real, very difficult, very crippling experiences for so many. And I certainly […]

Design Board: Dream Bedroom

I recently asked a question on my Story about what people’s favorite bedding was and got tons of responses! I think we’re all passionate about whatever helps to give us a good night’s sleep. I asked because we’ve had our bedroom set for a few years and it’s a) started creaking and b) we have […]

When my hair was blonder, I used to only wear silver jewelry. I thought gold jewelry didn’t look good on me, but over time I’ve come to looove it. And now that my hair is darker, I’ve been growing my collection of dainty gold pieces. (I’m still a fan of a little mixed metal action […]

Match Made in Wine Heaven: Bread & Butter - kaitlynhparker.com

With the quarantine in full swing, we’ve had our fair share of wine. We’re normally big Cab drinkers but lately have been enjoying Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a bit of Rosé (although the hubs isn’t the biggest fan of that one). There’s a few brands we’d consider go-tos but none like Bread & Butter Wines. […]