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I’ve been listening to the song Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld and I’m obsessed!! Lately I’ve experienced a lot of girl-on-girl hate, either around me or even to me personally. Whether it’s jealousy, anger, or insecurities, I feel like young women of our generation have started to view each other as competition rather than teammates. This has never made sense to me, because women are so “smart and strong and beautiful” as Hailee says. This song is so positive and uplifting and has a really good beat– I just love it! Im definitely in the same boat where I can be catty and mean, but I love playing this to help remind myself as well that when we empower each other we all benefit. Tearing each other down won’t do any good for anyone. I hope you guys like this, and if you do I’ll post a whole summer playlist! But for now, revel in the love we should have for one another, rather than ganging up on someone just to make yourself feel more validated. Love you guys and see you next post!!

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If you guys follow my Instagram (@kat.libby) you’d know that I graduated high school this past weekend. It’s been a crazy past few days going from graduation party to graduation party, and trying to balance all that with becoming certified as a lifeguard and swim instructor. It’s been busy, but a good bus because I’ve been loving everything I’m doing– not necessarily sitting in a classroom for life guarding, but I’m excited to start working at the pool! 

Anyway, my favorite part of it all that kicked off the weekend festivities was my actual graduation ceremony! It was so special to finish out high school with all my friends and see how much we’ve all changed since freshman year. I painted my monogram on my graduation cap and wore a white and gold Lilly Pulitzer dress that I actually got in Florida the week before. I want to do a haul on here, but am not really sure how to photograph it all. Would you guys want to see a try on haul? Let me know! For now, enjoy some pictures of me and my friends at graduation!


Hello my beautiful subscribers! (And if you just happened to stumble across this random blog, you’re beautiful too! But seriously, go subscribe, it’s a good time). I am having the time of my life here in Florida! Starting summer vacation a little early is ALWAYS the way to go. We have had the most beautiful weather, and even if it does get hot, I’m surrounded by the three different amazing pools that I can go to (which is where I’ve been spending most of my days anyway.

It’s actually finals week for seniors, but when my mom had a trip to Florida and invited me, finals didn’t seem like a very good reason to stay… It’s okay guys I only have 3 to take and I’m taking them next Monday. I would have rather gotten them over with, but my principle didn’t seem very ready to bend to my schedule… Understandable.

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I started writing this in Florida, but got distracted with relaxing and not doing anything, but I’m home now. Just finished finals today and am officially done with high school! I had a great time in Orlando and have a great pre-summer tan, which is good because I’m life guarding this summer and a base tan was definitely necessary. Anyway, enjoy these pictures and add me on Snapchat to follow me on other adventures like this one (@kat_libby)!

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Hello everyone! I have been having so much fun finishing up my last year as a high school student (it’s so crazy to finally be able to say that!!). I’m never one to go all out for dances, but it’s always nice to have an excuse to pamper yourself. I did a little extra since it was my senior prom, baccalaureate mass, graduation, and a bunch of other events are coming up where I need to look semi-decent for.

Anyway, back to prom. One of my best guy friends asked me, which was super fun, and we decided to do white orchids for the corsage and boutonniere. My whole friend group rented a party bus which took us from pictures to dinner to prom, and then we all broke off into separate cars on the way to after prom, where we got to go ice-skating, play bumper cars, and laser tag until 2 a.m. I had such a good time hanging out with all my friends and dancing the night away! As for actual prom preparations, let me take you throughout the day of prom:

A few days before…

EYELASH EXTENSIONS // This may not have been the day of, but it was definitely something to prepare for prom with. I’ve never had eyelash extensions before, but graduation is coming up and I’m actually in Florida right now, so I wanted to look good without having to wear any makeup around the pool. I actually had a really good experience and am loving them so far! They’re pricey, but worth the investment in my opinion. My friend and I got 20/20 lashes, which is the most natural option, and they look great!

Day of prom… 

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LIFEGUARD SWIMMING PRETEST // Okay, definitely not prom prep… but I’m going to be a lifeguard this summer and since my schedule has been so hectic, there wasn’t another time I could do it. It actually helped me a lot, though, because it started my morning off with a really nice and calm cardio exercise… And I passed!! LOL.

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MANI & PEDI // I love getting my nails done and choosing from all the different colors. Whenever I look down at my hands because I’m writing something down or doing something on my phone, I get an instant mood boost when I see how good my nails look. I really like doing brighter colors, like baby pink or blue, because it lightens my day. Lol I’m literally the cheesiest person I know, but I honestly just feel more put together with pretty nails. #GirlBoss amirite?

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2 P.M.

BLOWOUT AT DRYBAR // This is honestly one of my favorite things to do. My hair always smells and looks so good afterwards, and I just love the atmosphere and aesthetic of it all. Their buttercup yellow everywhere makes me happy!

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MAKEUP AND DRESS ON // I did my own makeup, because my eyelashes were the focal point of my face. I did a very light gold eye and regular concealer, highlight, bronzer… you know the drill. Then I put on my dress, grabbed the boutonniere, and we were out the door! Pictures were at 4:30 p.m. which actually ended up being a little rough because the sun was still pretty harsh, but everyone looked beautiful and we made the best out of everything (even when we showed up with a group of 24 at a restaurant who had lost our reservation… another story, another time). Enjoy these semi-decent photos of all of us!

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Hi everyone! My life has been a little crazy, but a good crazy, where I have time to do things that I love doing, instead of obligations that can make my life a little too hectic sometimes. I’ve been doing more beauty and fashion related posts lately, and thought it would be a good opportunity to let you guys know how I’m doing and what’s been going on behind the scenes of katherinelibby.com!

School

Being a second semester senior, entering into the last full month of high school has been crazy! It’s definitely hard to stay motivated, but talking about college and how it’s all going to be next year makes me wish I was talking about this more earlier. Little freshman Kat thought that college was a million years away, and didn’t think that forgetting to do homework for History class was going to affect my future. Let me tell you– IT DOES. It’s all turned out fine and I’m touring some great colleges and getting scholarships, but I know if I had worked harder earlier I could be getting maybe double that. Anyway, I’m really excited to be graduating high school and can’t wait to see what’s in store for me!

Also, shout out to Emily for taking my senior pictures! I love the way they turned out and would highly recommend her to any upcoming seniors looking for a good photographer that has good pricing. Check out her website here.

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Sports

I’m a 10 letter athlete coming out of high school, and would be a 12 letter athlete if I had done a sport every season. I’ve had a great time playing a sport every season since I was about six years old, and I’ll definitely have my children play sports too, but for my senior year, I didn’t run cross country or play soccer. My parents coach a middle school cross country team so I still helped with their practices (which were only 3 days a week, so it was a perfect medium) and I had a pretty long basketball season, and by the time it ended, I wasn’t up for another sport to immediately follow that. My high school also offers an opportunity to do an internship for the last two class periods of the day. Going to Anschutz Medical Campus and then rushing back to practice wasn’t something I wanted to be doing every day either.

Job

Speaking of the internship, I have loved being here! It almost feels like I don’t go to school half the time. I feel like Carrie from The Carrie Diaries, but not as glamorous. Every week I work more than 5 hours (which is the internship requirement), I get paid by the hour! They offered me a full-time job in the summer, so I might end up actually working here. There’s also a Vineyard Vines opening in Denver (I’m SO happy), and I applied for a job there too. With no retail experience, I’m not sure how great the chances of me getting a job are, but it’s good to know I have a backup that would look GREAT on my resume!

Blogging

I sort of stopped blogging for a few months, and that was mainly because of basketball. I managed to stay on top of my grades, but it was one of the most intense seasons I’ve ever had in any sport. Once I got back to blogging I realized how much I missed it and how much it helps me recharge and reflect. I also started writing in my journal again, which is nice to have something for just me to think things out on a page. I’m hoping to start making more content and taking more pictures (which have been lacking recently), and it’s the constant emails that another one of you guys have subscribed that keeps me going! My dad subscribed recently and it’s SO funny when he reads my blog posts– if you’re reading this, HI PAPA! 🙂 If you guys have any feedback, I made a form for you guys to fill out, or just comment on one of my blog posts, if there’s anything you want to see!

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Personal

Personally, I’m feeling really good. Waiting for colleges to give you an answer, waiting for the school year to be over, just WAITING has been a constant thing for a while now. Now that I’ve heard back from all my colleges and I’m in the last full month of high school, I feel like things are starting to move along. I’m writing, taking pictures, traveling, and meeting so many people along the way! I think when you are happy and being yourself, people are naturally drawn to your confidence and positivity, or at least that’s how it’s been feeling recently– I think the good weather is helping a little too.

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Faith

My faith has been especially strong lately. I was feeling pretty alone, and didn’t really understand why. On my senior retreat I saw God working through so many people around me, and realized that I hadn’t once asked God for a little help throughout this whole thing. Now that I’m paying more attention to my faith, it’s becoming more and more clear that the loneliness was a huge part of being distant from Him. Seeing the Lord act more and more in my life helps me appreciate the small things, and I’m going to strive to see more of His love instead of everything that’s going wrong.

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