I won a $500 giveaway from Katharine Story

Katherine Story and popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun

On November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, I went for a hike near the Ventura pier. I took a break to look at my Instagram account. I was tagged from @katharinestory with the message “We have a winner! Ruchel @popbuffruchel please contact the boutique or DM us to claim your prize.”

Sure, I joined the contest as so many people did but I never thought I would win the thing I’m crazy about….CLOTHES! Yes, I love clothes. Ever since I was a little girl, I would peruse catalogs from McCall’s and magazines where especially Brooke Shields was on the cover. So when I came back from my hike, I told my husband and my mother-in-law I won this prize and showed them Katharine Story‘s post that I won a $500 giveaway. They were so stoked. It was a great Thanksgiving gift.

Katharine Story Collections

Katharine Story Collections

I sure know the store and I know where it is located because I’ve been to Laguna Beach a hundred times and I’m always intrigued by what’s inside all the trendy boutiques. Finally on Saturday, December 2, after a week of seeing my name on Instagram, I visited Katharine Story with my mom (she is a fashionista) to claim my prize. On that day, she was also having a holiday party. The store is hip, with such colorful clothes, great music and wine. She describes her genre as Bohemian maximalist. As you enter, you’ll see a fireplace and a bench in front of the fireplace which makes the store so warm and cozy. While browsing, I was impressed with all the detail on the clothing items. I understand that each attire was handmade by the designer.

Bohemian elegance

Bohemian elegance

Meeting the designer

Finally, I met the designer Katharine Story. The talented designer was rockin’ a sequined mini skirt and top, just perfect for the celebration. She is very personable as well as her guests and other customers. I was introduced to her assistant to help me pick just the perfect outfit. My mom and I had the VIP treatment and he really took care of us. After a lot of browsing, I finally picked a great over sized kimono. The reason why I picked this one item is because you can wear it at formal events or even casual chic. And kimonos are very flexible- you can wear one with a dress, leggings, or even blue jeans.

Designer Katharine Story

Designer Katharine Story

About Katharine Story

So now you know her boutique is in Laguna Beach and you know that her genre is Bohemian maximalist but there’s more to know about Katharine Story. The brand is a favorite among celebrities. Her label can be seen yearly at Paris and New York Fashion weeks as well as Miami Swim Show. Born in Laguna Beach, Katharine spent her 20s in London. Her inspiration to her designs is derived from her globetrotting. To see more of her designs visit Katharine Story at 1476 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA.or follow her on Instagram @katharinestory .

My beautiful kimono

My beautiful kimono

Mom and another customer

Mom and another customer

Trying out an outfit at Katherine Story

Trying out an outfit at Katherine Story

Katharine Story customers

Katharine Story customers

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