October 6th, 2014

what’s more fun than a job you love?

well, a job you love that also has season tickets to Colts games thanks to a national partnership with the NFL!

yesterday, my boss, Jenni, and i (along with a couple handsome guys), watched the Colts take on the Ravens.

my eyes were still puffy from the night before, but my focus was clear.

in the end, my favorite boys in blue prevailed & my absolute favorite punter showed off his wanna be grooves.

Go Colts!

October 6th, 2014

Saturday night was the Guys & Dolls gala benefiting cystic fibrosis research.

it was formal, but not quite black tie, so rather than renting from the runway, i opted for a little [lacy] black dress.

it was a great gala & a crazy after party, both for a very important cause.

October 6th, 2014

daily outfit: the “road trip to meetings in suburban Chicago" edition.

last week, i wore this get-up while pretending to be a backseat driver & also to afternoon meetings & a lactose-friendly two hour taste testing.

i felt real good about it— about everything involved with the events i participated in while wearing these pants.

i mean, floral pants can only be worn so many times, right?

i think i successfully hit my cost-per-wear goal so it can officially be fall now.

September 30th, 2014

don’t mind the red eyes, check out those lashes (on the right!).

(left- before. right- after)

thanks to Kelsey, who hosted a virtual party a couple weeks ago, I’ve recently discovered the magic of 3-D lashes.

I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little weird—like putting fuzzy teddy bears on your lashes— but the result makes up for any bizarre factor in between application and result.

plus, for the price of the kit, I think it’s totally worth at least one attempt.

a girl I went to undergrad with sells the kit and I highly recommend you give it a go: http://www.youniqueproducts.com/KateParsons

I’m getting nothing for this post, just spreading the look of luscious lashes.

September 29th, 2014
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
Robin Sharma

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September 29th, 2014

This weekend, Lauren was in town from Virginia and like any great Auntie would do, I put baby Leo to sleep with one light rub to his forehead.

Brunch was great, too, but man, my friends crank out some precious babies.

September 25th, 2014

just add a twirl.

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September 25th, 2014

as previously mentioned, Pat McAfee is our Fuel Up to Play 60 player for the next two years.

As a fan of the Colts and a huge fan of the #Boomstick, every time I get to see this guy, I am thrilled.

Tuesday night was event night.

With over 400 people in attendance, McAfee easily stole the attention of those both young & old(er).

He stayed way over his contracted time to finish off autographs, pictures, and videos with the crowd, and even made my mother’s night by signing a past picture of her baby girl with the best punter in the league.

It was a great night and we are so fortunate to have a class-act Colt on our side.

September 24th, 2014

While I was on the west coast, I received an email from SEE Eyewear asking if I’d like to visit their new Indianapolis shop in exchange for a pair of free designer glasses (!!!).

Of course I was there within 48 hours of landing back in Indy!

Wednesday of last week, I stopped in their shop at the Fashion Mall, tried on 8 pairs of glasses and settled on a nice autumn hue.

By Saturday, they were ready to be snatched up, & my gosh, I’m in love.

Besides my blue & brown tortoise frames, I’ve always stuck to something more classic, but these army green stunners are going to make my fall.

Thanks for the opportunity, SEE! You are all fabulous.

September 24th, 2014

Friday night, Emily & I reunited over dinner & a brief concert from Matt Wertz— the man solely responsible for acting as my soundtrack during grad school.

To this day, every time I hear one of his songs, I can’t help but think about sitting in the crowded Starbucks in Aggieville (Manhattan, KS).

Back then, his songs gave me a little morsel of life and in person, his hair is really quite lovely.

Emily & I were both under the impression that Wertz was head-lining Friday night’s venture; however, we quickly realized his 6 song show as the official opener was as good as it was gonna get.

Good thing for 20 year friendships to keep up the entertainment.

This girl is pretty flippin’ fantastic.

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