low key NYE

I can ring in the New Year with the best of them. It is, after all, the best day of the whole entire year! This year was a little different, and we decided to keep things low key with the kids at home. We had a simple dinner out with family and picked up some desserts and beverages at Whole Foods afterwards, then headed back to the house. The best thing about versatile pieces from a capsule wardrobe? They are so easy to dress up or down, depending on the occasion and with the right accessories.

This studded gray sweater is comfy, but has a little bling to keep things fun! Especially for a night out.


If you’ve ever seen me running around in actual clothes (doubtful), I keep things pretty simple. I’ll even admit I’m a bit afraid of the “A” word. Yep, “accessories”. I plan on experimenting with them a little bit more with the capsule wardrobe, just to keep things fresh (jewelry items don’t count as my 48), still I think there is beauty in simplicity and not over-doing it. The capsule isn’t supposed to be boring, but it is supposed to help simplify your life. There is a balance.


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Shop this look:

Top: old; similar styles here and here

Pants: H&M (I went up one size)

Purse: Kate Spade; similar in black here

Scarf: old from Banana Republic; similar here and here

Boots: old from Nordstrom; similar styles here and here

Earrings: Kendra Scott




  1. Ellie Torres · January 2, 2016

    Hey Katie! I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I feel like I can truly identify myself with your words and hope I can whip up the motivate to follow your steps. Life is too short to not feel beautiful! Please keep on posting!


    • kateplus48 · January 3, 2016

      So good to hear from you Ellie! I’m glad you enjoyed. You are such an inspiration to so many for all you have endured. Stay in touch!


  2. The Sartorial Coquette · January 3, 2016

    beautiful! I love your bag and sweater 🙂
    Instagram: the_ch1ara


  3. Lauren · January 3, 2016

    You look so fab, I love your boots! I hope 2016 is a fantastic year for you:) Can’t wait to read more posts!


  4. Arielle · January 3, 2016

    Such a lovely outfit! ❤


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