Happy Friday! Yesterday on the blog I celebrated 5 years of Simply Audree Kate (see my recap here) and for today’s Friday Favorite post, I wanted to share my favorite looks from the blog! When I first decided to do this post, I thought to myself, “How the heck am I going to pick out my favorite outfits from the past five years?!” When I scrolled through my Simply Audree Kate Facebook timeline, it was actually easier than I thought! My favorite outfits all ended up being from a special moment in my life – most of them were celebratory of a career or blog milestone, and I can’t wait to give you a look at some of my favorite outfits from the past 5 years. Do you have any that are your favorite? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! xo
I had just turned 21 in this photo, just finished my 365 Day Challenge (read more here) and was finally learning more about my personal style and how I defined myself. I went from fairly preppy/girly in high school and the beginning of college, to dressing the way I wanted. I think this look was the beginning of what SAK is today – A little girly, a little grunge and a whole lot of extra.
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AHH I was a baby! I was in New York City for my big summer magazine internship at Redbook (see more here) and was so excited to celebrate my two years – little did I know I would even make it to 5 years! I wore this jumpsuit from H&M for the photoshoot with a friend in Soho and on the Brooklyn Bridge. This shoot inspired my shoot location for my 5-year yesterday!
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Senior Photos Part 1
Looking back on these photos make me miss my red, and copper hair. I was just about to graduate college, I was extremely sleep deprived, still wondering if I would end up moving to NYC and so ready for the next chapter in my life. I was able to do my senior photos with my dear photographer friend Brooke Marcella – who also photographed my sister’s bachelorette party and my recent AZ Hotel Diaries.
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Fries Before Guys / I Donut Care
If someone were to ask me what my favorite photoshoot I’ve done for SAK, it would be my food series. I wanted to do something fun with my college roommate, who had been my sounding board and #1 fan for SAK. We were about to graduate, I had accumulated these random food shirts, and thought this was the perfect shoot. We also did an ice cream shoot you can see here.
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¡Hasta La Vista Arizona!
This post makes me so proud – I remember my first day in New York like it was yesterday. I was overwhelmed, unemployed, broke and second guessing everything I had worked towards the past four years leading up to that point. I had been in New York for about 10 days when I wrote this post and I love looking back and seeing that I, a small-town girl, made the best, and scariest decision of my life.
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The Layered Dress Effect
This was my first (real) New York Fashion Week! During Fall 2015 when I moved to NYC and was freelancing with Glamour I worked behind the scenes and didn’t have the opportunity to really attend any shows. Fast forward to February, I attended shows every day for my fashion director at Redbook, and shows and events for SAK. It was a monumental experience for me and I really felt like I had finally “made it” to New York and the fashion industry.
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JACKET | SHIRTDRESS | SHEER DRESS | JEANS | NECKLACE | CLUTCH | BOOTIE
The Tiered Midi Skirt
This skirt was one of the first designer pieces I ever owned. I thrifted this Creatures of Comfort skirt from the The Real Real and I just left my job at Redbook. I was about to embark on freelance life and this point in my life was a very great learning experience.
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This was my first post that I feel like was completely unfiltered and I talked openly about my life. I had just left my career in magazines, I was overwhelmed with emotion and had a mini pre-quarter life crisis. But this moment in my life was essential for growing and getting to this point where I am today.
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Stop and Taste the Roses
I had been on my own for about four months and was asked to host a workshop at Phoenix Fashion Week – my launching pad into the fashion industry – and was so excited! I photographed this outfit with a photographer friend right after my workshop and was so happy and honored to come back to Arizona and talk about my career and blog.
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My Ode to Prescott, Arizona
During my first six months of freelancing and working on my own, I feel like I was in a little bit of a fashion and life rut. But after the new year, I really took ahold of my life again and stopped caring as much what people thought of my outfits, dressed for myself and I felt like 2017 was the beginning of a huge change for SAK! Also, I thrifted this “Prescott, AZ” (my hometown) shirt from my favorite thrift store while I was home for Christmas and it’s possibly my favorite shirt ever! I’m able to keep my small cowboy town roots close to my heart while living across the country.
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