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October 2014

workwear roundup

main collageThe last day of the this month means slipping into a sugar-induced coma while watching Are You Afraid of the Dark episodes in your Halloween jammies with your ghoulfriends. It’s also time to look at my no head-to-toe repeat work outfits challenge. I’m still going strong and feel free to look back at the last two installments (August, September) to see how I’ve been doing.

And this time I am going to spare you link details and ideas for each and every outfit because it is ultimately all the same. Gingham, plaid, blazers, polka dots, sweaters, scarves, minnies, neutral flats. Add and layer, swap and shift, and you’ve got outfits for days.

collage one collage two collage three collage fourIf there is anything that you see that you’d like the link and info for, don’t hesitate to ask! Comment below or email me at katie@outandoutfit.com or hit me up on Instagram and Twitter.



October 2014

out at obscura

clutch and a cocktailMy pretty balling weekend culminated with an exclusive VIP event at Obscura celebrating their one-year anniversary. If this weekend were The Sandlot, I’d be Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez.

If you are unfamiliar, Obscura is a super hip bar downtown set on the corner of Walnut and seventh. Roomy, open, chock-full of plush seating, this spot makes you excited to order something adventurous. I sipped (and inhaled…just wait) so many different science experiments that I couldn’t recount if I tried. There were hot ones, smoked ones, ones on fire, ones bottled, and ones poured from champagne bottles (that one I can handle, it was champagne). I had such a blast indulging and watching each one be created. And this is exactly what Obscura is all about. Being inventive, impressive, intoxicating. If you are looking for a superior good time, this is where you need to go. Get fancy, try something new, and enjoy the experience.

Obscura champagne Obscura drink champagne and a tattoo Obscura smoking cocktailObscura heated whiskey Obscura whiskey cocktail Obscura inhaling whiskey Obscura inhaled whiskey cocktail Obscura heated whiskey drinkObscura Moscow MulesObscura mixedcreative cocktailmixed pourfinished with a lightShawn McCabeSpecial shout-out and thanks to Shawn McCabe, who is the sole reason my weekend kicked so much A.

ciara and travisAnd another to Ciara Newby, wife of Benjamin Newby, world-renowned mixologist whose cocktail stylings were the showcase of the evening, and Travis Richard, who came from Chicago in the beginning to help open Obscura. Thanks for entertaining my questions and conversations and for exclusively showing me around. See you both in Chicago sometime!