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Pretty Pleats

J.Crew_House of Harlow_H&MWho: Katrina M.
Age: Twenty-something
Spotted: Grabbing a drink at Gather in the Seaport District
Resident of: Charlestown, MA
Occupation: Not only does she work for a Boston-based ad tech start-up, she is also the co-founder of Women’s Innovation Lab aka Women’s iLab. What is Women’s iLab you ask? 


It is a platform where women come together to create and establish their brand, share ideas and most importantly, be each other’s supporters. It is through this community that Women’s iLab hopes to inspire innovation and ideas. So let’s come together and celebrate those trailblazing, risk-taking and groundbreaking women all around us. You can follow Women’s iLab on Instagram, twitter and Facebook or by joining their weekly email newsletter for more information and ongoing updates.

Outfit Details: 

Sunburst Drop Earrings: House of Harlow from Nordstrom, $38 (paid $25 during the Black Friday sale).

White Sand Sunburst Pendant: House of Harlow by way of Gilt, $25 (originally $58).  

T: Rythm from Summer Sessions Surf Shop, $28. For something similar, my go-to T’s are the essential short-sleeve crew t’s from Gap, $12.

Chambray: J.Crew Factory, $35 (originally $59.95). Currently, J.Crew Factory is running a sale on their chambray tops, starting at $21.99.

Maxi Skirt: Double Zero from Lit Boutique, $38. Some options if you are unable to visit Lit: (1) asos: John Zack Pleated Maxi, $19.05; (2) kohl’s: LC Lauren Conrad Chiffon Pleated Maxi (marshmallow), $24.99; and (3) Nordstrom Rack: Double Zero Pleated Tie Detail Skirt, $16.

Gold Straw Clutch: H&M, $12.95

Bracelets: (1) H&M: Gold Cuff, $12.95 and (2) Olivia Browning of Charlestown: Gold Feather Bracelet, $38.

Watch: Michael Kors (glitz ), $250. This was a 21st bday gift; lucky lady!

Rings: (1) Vintage David Yurman from an estate sale; (2) Custom Birthstone and Diamonds ring: high school grad gift; (3) David Yurman: Noblese Ring w/ Prasiolite & Diamonds, college grad gift; (4) Tiffany Heart Ring (similar), 16th bday gift. Wanna throw some gifts like these my way?!

2 Comments on Pretty Pleats

  1. Lianna
    July 23, 2014 at 10:50 am (3 years ago)

    Very cute! Love her maxi skirt. I have never heard of Women’s iLab. Just signed up for their newsletter to see what it’s all about!

    • Linda
      July 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm (3 years ago)

      She’s wonderful and I love what she and her co-founder are doing. #girlpower 🙂