Friday, May 31, 2013

may in instagram

styling my marina gold coral necklace for a trunk show

ribbons for my natalie, shira, and samantha necklaces

my summer collection on display at a trunk show in CT

my display at the MS luncheon in CT 
{summer and spring collections featured}

at my trunk show!

red lips and the marina necklace

my friend pauline rocks her new mackenzie earrings

working on new earrings in my studio

one of the pieces I made my mom for mother's day

during a bridesmaid dress fitting I may or may not have played
with the bride's ring #bestbridesmaidever

my ever growing nail polish collection

chevron tape on a package headed to a customer

some days you need to wear a tutu

my mom puts the finishing touches on my summer collection
display at a NYC trunk show

the seconsett and marina necklaces

trying to make my stress fracture look chic

its all about the details

my spring collection on display at a NYC trunk show

came across the set of law and order: svu in central park
{this scene was from the season finale!}

finalizing my fall 2013 collection!

cocktails at clover club

love the lighting at char no. 4 in brooklyn

zebra on zebra

first bbq of the season in ct

my brother bbqs for mother's day

wine on the back deck

my parents celebrated their 30th anniversary!
{photo taken may 14, 1983 in ct}

rocking a neon scarf and my janna earrings to a lunch meeting

in love with my new sparkle and gemstone hair ties

getting ready to launch my summer collection!

shooting my fall 2013 collection!

my mom snacks during my fall 2013 photo shoot

necklace inspired by my nail polish

colorful tulips on my desk

my natalie necklace in sky blue, exclusively for 

I feel like alice! ice cream stop in west dover, vt

relaxing on the lawn in CT after a chilly trip in VT (it snowed!)

hey there summer!

getting ready to move into my new office space in nyc :)

visited the studio of my mom's favorite potter in vermont

Thursday, May 30, 2013

summer style: onyx and red coral

1. katie bartels onyx and coral wauwinet necklace // 2. warby parker liv sunglasses in burgundy fade // 3. saint james for j.crew three-quarter sleeve tee in ivory navy // 4. essie nail polish in geranium // 5. repetto cendrillon patent-leather ballet flats // 6. virginia johnson for j.crew tote in emerald pool // 7. j.crew cotton faille pull-on short in ivory

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

summer is here!

my summer collection is here! 

this summer I am all about colorful coral, sophisticated onyx, and vibrant ribbon. my collection is inspired by my summers oceanside in rhode island and nantucket, where bright prints and polos were the dress code. each piece has a versatile summer aesthetic and can be worn with resort looks on the weekends at the beach and with work attire back in the city during the week.

Friday, May 24, 2013

memorial day style

I carefully follow the fashion rule "no white after labor day", which means that on memorial day I proudly wear an all white outfit to ring in white clothing season. here are some of white outfits with necklace pairings that I have styled:

outfit 1: katie bartels kauai wood and coral necklace, melissa odabash toya embroidered jersey dress // outfit 2: katie bartels seconsett coral necklace, j.crew vintage cotton t-shirt, theory clah stretch linen-blend shorts // outfit 3: katie bartels natalie necklace in silver and mint, T by alexander wang ruched mesh-jersey dress

Thursday, May 23, 2013

style icon: beyonce

I am obsessed with beyonce. you know when people ask you 'if you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?'. my answer is: beyonce. besides being absolutely stunning and incredibly talented, I sincerely believe she's for real. she gives off an amazing energy and you can tell she's grateful for all of her success and good fortune in life. 

here are some of my favorite looks she's worn over the years:

rocking a canary yellow dress

fun fact: beyonce's favorite color is yellow

always love a gold sparkle dress

those emerald earrings! 

orange dress + emerald earrings = fabulousness

very few people can pull off this silhouette as well as beyonce

rocking peplum in 2008 before the trend, naturally

all photos,