Confession: I’ve had a bit of a girl crush on Kate Arends for quite a while now…not only does she have amazing taste, but the girl can design in a major way. Kate’s blog, Wit + Delight, is oozing with food, fashion and interior inspiration…and my crush only intensified when I spotted this recent feature of Kate in her charming home, whipping up the most drool-worthy French Toast I’ve ever laid eyes on. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Kate stopped by to share the stylish little essentials she can’t live without:

{1} Must-have kitchen gadget or tool: I love my immersion blender. I have very few gadgets in my kitchen, but I can’t imagine how I would get by without this one. Perfect for creamy soups and delicious smoothies.

{2} Favorite fashion accessory: I just got this Kate Spade watch and haven’t gone a day without wearing it! I love the black interface.

{3} Go-to snack food: The avocado! My favorite way to eat it is smashed on a piece of toast with a squeeze of lemon, sprinkle of cumin, sea salt and drizzle of olive oil.

{4} Always in your closet: The maxi skirt. They’re comfortable, chic and can be worn as a dress, too!

{5} Always in your purse: Aveda Blue Oil. I roll a bit on my temples and forehead to smooth and refresh during the day. 

{6} Style or beauty icon: Katherine Hepburn. The epitome of style, class and strength. My parents also named me after her!

{7} Favorite scent or candle: Thyme’s Fraiser Fir  candle. It’s a seasonal candle but I love to burn it year round. 

*image credits: blender, watch, avocado, maxi, aveda oil, katherine hepburn, candle

layouts by Jennifer Rose Smith

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