Well, HELLO!

Welcome to THE RUNWAY & rosé!

 

So excited to start this new journey with you all! THE RUNWAY & rosé is a fashion + lifestyle blog created to share my passion of style, beauty, décor, travel, and much more! Read a little more about it here!

A little bit about me…

I am a twenty-something born & raised in a small town in Southern VA – Forest – with my parents and older sister, Kim. I have always had a passion for all things style. I am always the ‘go-to’ fashion expert for all of my family and friends and am excited about finally having an outlet to share that!

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Left to Right: Adam: brother-in-law, Kim: sister, Jake & I, Mom & Dad

 

Our family wouldn’t be complete without our perfect pets: Callie the Beagle & my love, Charlie the Tabby cat. You’ll get to know Charlie very well… he’s a stud. Unfortunately, he couldn’t move to MN or CA with me (but more on that later).

Callie and Charlie

 

I went to Liberty University (in Lynchburg, VA … 10 minutes from home) where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing w/ a Clothing and Textiles minor and met my sweet husband, Jake (the pilot).

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Upon graduation, I accepted an internship with Nordstrom at the Mall of America and moved to Minneapolis, MN! It didn’t seem too foreign of a place considering Jake is from there and I visited often on breaks. What was only supposed to be 2 months turned into 2.5 years – but I wouldn’t have changed it for anything! Thankfully, because of Jake’s job as a flight instructor, he could move back home, too! After my internship for the summer, I accepted a position of management at Michael Kors, was there for a little over a year until I moved into the Advertising industry where I’m now the Exec Assist to an awesome CEO.

In February 2015, what I thought would be a quiet evening of mani’s, Friends re-runs, and rosé with my best friend turned into a night I’ll never forget … I got engaged to the love of my life after 4.5 years!

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THE RING! #love : of course, one of the coldest days in MN!

 

We’ll get into the engagement story later when I do a wedding series but let’s just say Jake had us running all over downtown Minneapolis, meeting all sorts of friends along the way with clues to lead me to him!

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With 4/10 of my bridesmaids! (with Em’s husband in the back lol)

 

A few weeks after, Jake accepted a private pilot position in CA (los angeles) and moved at the end of April but I stayed in MN to continue working and plan our wedding! At the end of August, all of our friends and family flew to that little town in VA to celebrate our marriage!
Wedding Collage

 

After a crazy summer and a nice relaxing week in Cancun, we flew to our new home in LA (Santa Clarita) where we currently reside! It’s been an adventurous few months of newlywed life traveling to MN, San Diego, Las Vegas (multiple times … only 4 hours away, why not?!), and living in Utah for two of those months due to Jake’s training.

Aside from being an EA, I do style consulting, personal shopping, life styling & event styling.

Well, there’s me in a nutshell! I hope you enjoy visiting and reading about these new adventures and fashion in our lives!

 

I’d love to hear from you!

Reach out if you have any specific questions on style/fashion or if you’d like to see a post about certain subjects!

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Xo, katie

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