Hi there! I'm Katie.
Mama to Olivia Gray; my ballet obsessed, yoga loving, tea party hostessing, pink wearing, adorable, sweet, hilarious, amazing little girl who brought me to life two years ago.
Wife to Chris; the most patient, supportive, loving, incredible and funniest man. We met almost 12 years ago in college, and have been married for almost half of that time.
Owner of So Dressed Up; a wedding and event planning business based in Chicago, where I have produced events alongside the sweetest couples and some incredible brands, including Kate Spade New York, BHLDN, and Macy's and have earned some incredible press and awards that I am so, so proud of. You can read more about that here.
I'm also a daughter, friend, list lover, sale shopper and city girl. I'm self proclaimed recovering perfectionist working on accepting grace every day. I love to laugh. I need music every day. I want to travel always. I love anything French. And peonies. I am obsessed with thoughtful design, darling details and great style that create beautiful moments and memories.
Welcome to my blog.
I've thought about starting this project for probably a year now, and mostly because I worried it wouldn't be perfect, I found a reason (or three!) to talk myself out of it. I've learned since then that done is better than perfect-- so here goes! I hope you enjoy following along as I love life in Chicago alongside the loves of my life (C+ O) and share my take on fashion, beauty, food, home decor, motherhood and more.
And for those of you who know my planning business, don't worry- that isn't going anywhere. I still love dreaming up gorgeous events. I also wanted to create a place where I could showcase my love for style into other areas of my life. Though you can expect to see some pretty parties and entertaining goodness here, too. I want this to be a one stop shop brimming with inspiration for joyful, stylish living.
I am so glad you are here! If you have anything you'd like to see covered, or if you are interested in collaborating, shoot me a note. I'd love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org