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  • Follow Katydid on Instagram!

    Posted on July 14, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Katydid loves to keep you updated with all sorts of fun promotions, contest, freebies and fashion trends! All you need to do is Follow Katydid on Instagram... @katydidusa or online at http://instagram.com/katydidusa/

    We love seeing your "hearts" and "hashtags" for our post and your comments on our "outfits of the day" and other Katydid adventures! From inspirational quotes and fun recipes to "ways to wear" Katydid apparel and even Katy's traveling adventures planning for the next seasons looks!
    Follow Katydid on Instagram

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  • Katydid Social Media Fashion Poll

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Let us know what you think about our Katydid Social Media Fashion Poll! You can post your comments and vote for your favorite looks on any of our social medias... we'd love for you to join and follow us to stay up to date on contest, freebies, and exclusive promotions!

    Today we are featuring our Aztec Romper from the Katydid "Beach Getaway" Collection http://goo.gl/nYWp0f . Let us know via any social media link below, Your favorite laid-back Summer Style, bright & bold OR classic & casual? That's what we love about these special pieces from our "Beach Getaway" Collection, you can easily mix and match a variety of items from your closet to create different looks throughout the season. Whether your running out for a lunch with the girls or laying out by the pool catching some rays. In the first look we matched with the bold and bright colors from the printed fabric, yellow espadrilles, orange studded clutch and chevron printed cuff bracelet. For the second look we utilized the basics, featuring gold monogram necklace, tan flat sandals and bronze woven clutch. Which look is YOUR favorite!?

    Fashion Poll Aztec Romper


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    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with Rhinestone Apparel, Katydid Clothing, Dallas, Katydid, katydid collection, trend, fashion, summer, designer, online shopping, katydid.com, online, romper, aztec, prints, style, aztec romper, fashion poll, beach getaway

  • Ways to Wear your Katydid Dip Dye Tees this Spring/Summer Season!

    Posted on May 19, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Look at this awesome new way to coordinate your Katydid Dip Dye "Wifey" Dolman Tee! Our super comfy and lightweight rayon fashion graphic tshirts also have fun rhinestone details that are super sweet and perfect for this Spring/Summer season! You can wear this style top with a pair of denim shorts or jeans and simply slip on a pair of our exclusive printed Katydid Flip-flops. Mix and match your favorite Katydid accessories such as our multi-colored aztec print spring scarves and our favorite zip around clutch wallet. And to add that final touch to your ensemble you can add some fashion jewelry such as our Katydid brand Cuff bracelets, a trendy floral fashion watch or even our sweetly unique initial monogram necklaces. With tons of styles and designs to choose from; you too can be "Sweetly Spring" this season with just a little inspiration from our Ways to Wear Katydid! Shop today before they all sell out! Only at Katydidcollection.com.

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with Katydid, collection, katydidcollection.com, ways to wear, spring, summer, graphic tshirts, fashion trends, flip flops, 2014, scarves, scarf, watches, aztec print, wallets, cuff bracelets, zip around clutch, fashion accessories, dolman tee, Wifey, rayon, fashion jewelry, monogram necklaces

  • Dress For Success Announces the 3rd Annual Light the Runway Fundraiser!

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by Katydid Collection


    Fashion-centric event benefits Dress for Success Dallas’ women empowerment programs

    DALLAS (May 6, 2014) – Dress for Success Dallas is proud to announce its third-annual fashion show fundraiser, Light the Runway, to take place on Friday, May 15, 2014. The event, produced by Harriet Kelly Gibbe, includes a cocktail reception and father-daughter fashion show. Several father-daughter pairs will strut down the runway, alongside professional and celebrity models, to raise proceeds for Dress for Success Dallas’ local women’s programs. The event will take place at the Faye Briggs home, located at 5909 Desco Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225.

    Janet Fresquez, the 2014 Light the Runway event chair, was inspired by Faye’s beautiful estate to throw a grand party. Striving to make it more unique and fun, she added a twist of the Garden Party Rock event theme. “Expect a few surprises!” says Janet.

    Notable models for the father-daughter presentation include: Brian Geyer, Dr. Mark Deuber, American Idol Season 7 finalist Jason Castro, Jo Ho, DFW Style Daily Editor-in-Chief Lisa Petty, Matt Gallagher, Rich Emberlin, Rick and Rachel Fresquez, former NFL Cowboy Ryan Neufeld, Stubbs Davis, Teffy Jacobs and Vaughn Miller. Scott Murray and former Sports Director and Anchor at NBC 5. D’Andra Simmons, philanthropist and CEO of Dallas-based skin care line Hard Night Good Morning, will emcee the evening’s festivities.

    Dress for Success Dallas is also excited to award one deserving client the first-ever Katydid Award of Achievement, in honor of Katy Messersmith Mattox, founder of Katydidcollection.com and one of the organization’s top supporters. This award will recognize one client who has transformed her life through the programs and opportunities offered by Dress for Success Dallas. The award consists of a package including health, beauty and skin care gift certificates, a $1,000 clothing allowance from the Dress for Success Dallas boutique and a photography session for career head shots with local fashion photographer Vera Crosby.

    Light the Runway Schedule:

    6 – 7 p.m. / VIP Cocktail Reception

    7 – 8 p.m. / General Admission

    8 – 9 p.m. / Katydid Award Presentation

    8:15 p.m. / Fashion Show

    9 p.m. / DOVETAIL performance

    9 – 11 p.m.  / Cocktails and mingling

    Collections by Katydidcollection.com, Front Door Fashion, Un Deux Trois and various West Village retailers, such as Brooks Brothers, L Bartlett, Mizzen + Main, Nicole Kwon Concept Store, Q Custom Clothier, Rye 51 and WAREhaus, will be showcased during the fashion show.

    Our Presenting Top Sponsor for Light the Runway is KatydidCollection.com. Additional event sponsors include: Accenture, Chef Martita Jara, Deep Eddy Vodka, Fluffpop, M Event Group, M-Pulse, Southwest Airlines, TXU Energy, West Village and Paciugo.

    Registration prices for Light the Runway include: $75 for General Admission standing room, $125 VIP reserved seating and $250 VIP reserved seating for two and a gift bag. Please visit the website to register.

    About Dress for Success Worldwide:

    Dress for Success Worldwide is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women located in 110 cities across 12 countries. The professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that we provide our clients symbolize our faith in every woman’s ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her career. Dress for Success depends on a team of qualified, passionate, and dedicated individuals, organizations and companies, each of whom plays an indispensable role in our success.

    Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world. Each year they reach more than 65,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, and the West Indies. All Dress for Success Worldwide and its U.S. affiliates have 501 (c)(3) charitable status and those outside the U.S. operate as registered charities. Clothing donations and financial contributions made to Dress for Success affiliates within the U.S. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about Dress for Success, please visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org/dallas.

    This post was posted in Announcements and was tagged with Dallas, Katydid, katydid collection, fashion, dress for success, women, Fashion Show, fundraiser, Light the Runway, 2014, runway, Brian Geyer, Dr. Mark Deuber, American Idol Season 7 finalist Jason Castro, Jo Ho, DFW Style Daily Editor-in-Chief Lisa Petty, Matt Gallagher, Rich Emberlin, Rick and Rachel Fresquez, former NFL Cowboy Ryan Neufeld, Stubbs Davis, Teffy Jacobs, Vaughn Miller, Faye Briggs

  • Ways to Wear your Katydid "Made in Texas" Tees!

    Posted on May 13, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    As we all can finally get out of our coats and jackets and into our skirts and flip-flops, check out this inspirational way to wear our newest Katydid Fashion Tee, "Made in Texas With Love", Rhinestone embellished dip dyed dolman style top. "Hometown Girl" is as simple as pairing your bright colored tees with an easy-breezy white eyelet skirt that'll give your look a casual and un-restrained appeal. Throw on your denim jacket and lightweight printed scarf for some layering options and don't forget to slip on your Katydid Texas Print Flip-Flops. Accessorize with Katydid cuff bracelets, aztec print watch and state-shape necklace. And if you're heading out to the park or a ballgame bring along your Katydid brand iPad cover and some fashion aviator sunglasses. I hope you're as excited as we are to create new and fun ensembles using your Katydid Collection Tshirts! Many colors and designs to choose from, get yours today, all available at Katydidcollection.com!

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with Katydid, apparel, tshirts, fashion, ways to wear, tees, graphic tees, flip flops, jewelry, accessories, scarves, watches, aztec print, cuff bracelets, necklaces, Made in Texas, ipad cover, Hometown girl

  • Katydid Collection Mother's Day Gift Guide 2014

    Posted on May 6, 2014 by Katydid.com

    Mother's Day falls on May 11 this year, which gives you less than two weeks to find a fab gift for the most important woman in your life!


    If you're stuck for ideas, you've come to the right place - Katydid Collection has a wide variety of stylish clothing and cute accessories that Mom is sure to love! And since we know you're pressed for time, we've done the work for you by compiling some of our favorites into this handy Mother's Day gift guide:

    • Sports "Mom" tees: Is your mother your biggest fan? Is she in the stands for every one of your baseball, softball, football, or soccer games, rain or shine? If so, then give her the recognition she deserves with one of our sports "Mom" tees. Available in a variety of colors and sports and decorated with rhinestone accents, these tees will help Mom look great while cheering you on.
    • Monogram necklace: For the ultimate personal touch, consider buying Mom a gold- or silver-plated monogram pendant necklace bearing a gorgeous script initial. All monogram pendants come with a 15" chain and secure hook closure.
    • Rhinestone iPad covers: If your mom is a tech geek who doesn't go anywhere without her tablet, then be sure to check out our new rhinestone iPad covers. Created from Katydid original designs, these iPad covers feature studded rhinestone accents and a fastener on one side for added security.
    • Cuff bracelets: There's no such thing as too many accessories, which is why you can't go wrong with a cuff bracelet! We offer a variety of adjustable aluminum cuff bracelets featuring different patterns and logos, including sports, Big 12 college teams, chevrons, Moroccan tiles, and more.


    All of these gifts are great for fashion-forward grandmothers, aunts, and big sisters too, so make KatydidCollection.com your one-stop destination for all of the women who helped raise you right.


    Remember, Mother's Day will be here before you know it, so place your orders now to ensure on-time delivery!

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with wholesale tees, womens apparel, mothers day, mothers day gifts, womens fashion

  • 10 Wardrobe Staples for Every Woman's Closet

    Posted on April 22, 2014 by Katydid.com

    One of the keys to looking chic and stylish no matter the season or situation is to have the perfect outfit for every occasion, whether dressy or casual, business or pleasure.


    This is easy to do if you have deep enough pockets to splurge on new clothes every time another invite comes your way. But in the real world of limited budgets, the best way to accomplish this is to spend your money on a few wardrobe staples that can be used in multiple combinations and are appropriate in multiple scenarios.


    Among the must-haves for every woman's closet are these 10 necessities:


    1. Skinny jeans that fit just right
    2. Tailored blazer in black or navy to instantly dress up jeans, skirts, trousers, or even shorts
    3. Little black dress with an eye-catching detail (such as a unique cut or belted waist) for more formal events
    4. Statement necklace, such as a colorful, chunky necklace or a monogrammed pendant, to use as a go-to accessory
    5. Crisp white t-shirt that can be worn on its own or under a blazer or cardigan
    6. Printed scarf in a fun pattern to infuse your outfit with personality
    7. Black flats to wear with everything from jeans to business suits
    8. A large, structured handbag for daytime use and a clutch for evening events
    9. All-season trench coat (i.e. one with a removable lining) in a classic cut
    10. Cardigan or light jacket for cool weather

    As you shop for the wardrobe items on this list, remember that these are “building block” pieces – choose items that you love enough to wear in the many different combinations they will allow over the years, and never be shy about trying a new look with them! After all, the reason these pieces are considered staples is that they will work with any seasonal trend and remain stylishly versatile from year to year.

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with fashion, trends, closet must haves, wardrobe staples, must have clothing

  • Celeb Trend: Matching Makeup to Outfits

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Katydid.com

    Makeup and clothing are so naturally intertwined that you can hardly bring up one topic for very long without mentioning the other. That's why it should come as no surprise that one of today's hottest celebrity trends incorporates both of these fashion components. Yes, we're talking about coordinating lipstick or eye shadow color with dresses and tops.


    Matching makeup to outfits used to be a huge no-no, but when stars like Lupita Nyong'o, Drew Barrymore, and Cate Blanchett do it for the red carpet at some of Tinsel Town's most glamorous events--including the Oscars--you know the tide has turned. Now women everywhere are rushing to copy this style.

    Before you jump on the bandwagon, however, it's important to be aware that there is a definite art to matching makeup to outfits. If you're not careful, your look can devolve from cute to clownish faster than you can say "Bozo," so keep the following tips in mind:


    • Lips are much easier to get right than eyes, so beginners should start there
    • If you can't afford or don't want to buy an array of makeup colors to match everything in your closet, stick to a shade that complements only your favorite tops or dresses
    • Strive for subtlety at first, as less is more when you're feeling your way around this look
    • If you're not comfortable with bold colors, remember that classic, smoky eyes coupled with nude or pink lips is almost always a winner
    • While exact matches are what make this look hot, using slightly warmer or cooler colors is acceptable as long as you don't end up clashing

    Now that it's Spring, you have endless bright color options to play with. As with any new look, it might take a while to find the color combos that work best for you, so having patience is a plus. And remember, you can always use celeb photos or fashion magazine spreads for guidance if you're having trouble getting things just right.

    This post was posted in Celebrity Trends, Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with trend, fashion, celebrity trends, makeup, womens apparel

  • Fun and Affordable Spring Fashion Tips for 2014

    Posted on March 25, 2014 by Katydid.com

    All true fashionistas understand that the best part of any new season is the chance to swap out tired old wardrobe items for fresh new looks.  The transition from winter to spring is perfect in this regard, as the warmer weather allows you to set aside bulky, oversized pieces for more form-flattering and colorful selections.

    But putting together a great look for spring requires more effort than simply mixing and matching all your tops, tanks, shorts, and minis in different combos. Instead, we recommend following these fun (and affordable - when you buy from Katydid Collection!) spring fashion tips:

    Dress in lighter layers

    Spring weather is notoriously unpredictable, so layering—especially in the early part of the season—is still important. Pairing a lightweight cardigan or blazer with a tee and jeans, topping an outfit with a chevron print scarf, or even wearing a solid top over a patterned maxi dress are great ways to ensure you stay cozy in the chilly mornings and evenings, while still enabling you to easily remove a layer at midday when temps are at their highest.

    Add colorful accessories

    The warm weather also means you'll finally be able to show some skin again. And while bare arms and necklines can certainly be sexy, there are times you'll want to wear some fun accessories to help pull your ensemble together. We have a fantastic selection of nautical-themed watches, cause bracelets, college logo cuffs, state outline necklaces, and other cute jewelry designs that will go perfectly with all your favorite spring outfits.

    Ditch the boots

    We know you've fallen in love with your favorite pair of leather and rhinestone boots from Katydid, but it's time to banish them to the back of the closet until next winter. Casual spring footwear is all about flip-flops, so take your pick from the immense selection we have at our online store. Available in nearly 100 different designs and patterns, our comfy flip-flops can be worn with everything from yoga pants to our striped tie-neck halter maxi dress.

    You can incorporate these spring fashion tips into your wardrobe no matter what your personal style happens to be, so visit KatydidCollection.com today to start shopping!

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with Spring trends, flip flops, spring fashion, fashion tips, cardigans, spring colors

  • Katy's Oscar Fashion Faves

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by Katydid.com

    The Oscars ceremony is long finished by now, but the fashion world is still raving about the gorgeous gowns that were on full display at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. With so many head-turning styles making their debut on the red carpet, it was quite a challenge to select only a handful to talk about. But after much debate, Katy has narrowed down her Oscars Fashion Faves to the following lovely ladies:


    • Jennifer Lawrence: Is there anyone that doesn't love J-Law right now? She
      scored another fashion win in a strapless red Dior stunner with a backwards Neil Lane diamond necklace. “Peplum is very popular right now,” says Katy, which makes this form fitting piece a safe bet for Oscars night. Jennifer wins Katy’s Top Pick of the Oscars!
    • Lupita Nyong'o: Lupita appeared on everybody's Best-Dressed list thanks to her custom-made pale blue Prada dress with a plunging neckline and long, pleated train. She topped off her princess look with a matching headband and minimal jewelry.
    • Amy Adams: Although spotted just a week before the Oscars at a different event in a hot pink Vivienne Westwood gown, Amy opted for an understated but elegant navy blue Gucci number for the big night. Both dresses were winners in Katy’s opinion!
    • Charlize Theron: Charlize caused many a double-take in a black, sheath-like Dior dress that showed off her incredible figure. While Katy loved the V-cut bodice, the hard to see nude straps were a bit distracting and made the gown feel like it was “missing something.”


    As these Hollywood starlets proved, it's hard to go wrong when you have the likes of Prada, Dior, and Gucci in your corner. Nevertheless, if Katy were gearing up for a walk down the red carpet, she'd trust her fashion fate to local Dallas designer Nha Khanh. Khanh, who is known for dressing such celebs as Brooklyn Decker, Kim Kardashian, and Giuliana Rancic from E! News, offers truly amazing creations that would surely land Katy in the Best-Dressed category right alongside these other classy women!

    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Katy's Favorite Things and was tagged with katydid collection, fashion, oscars, jennifer lawrence, amy adams, lupita nyong'o, charlize theron

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