Nike Dunks Women Review and Styling

Nike Dunks Women Review

Nike Dunks Women Review and Styling


where I snagged my rainbow dunks




Even for those outside of the sneaker community, it’s safe to say that Nike Dunks are the hottest sneaker of the year. I snagged a pair and I’m writing this post to tell you that it’s time to step out of your footwear comfort zone and try out different sneakers! The Nike Dunks are known for their relatively thick silhouette and coveted colorways, the iconic shoe has undoubtedly made its way into the hearts of sneaker lovers.

Quickly becoming a popular style across the board, it’s safe to say that Nike Dunks will reign supreme!

If you’ve been wanting to switch up your shoe game or you’re finally ready to dive into the sneaker world, scroll down to find inspiration on how to style and wear these footwear gems.

MAJOR Nike drop on Revolve

snag my Air Jordan 1 LV8D SE ELEVATES here

snag your nike dunks at

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and snag all the sold-out/hard to find colors (over retail) at




I wear my true size with normal no-show socks.

keep your dunks clean with this $16 shoe cleaning kit

also an excellent last-minute gift

Nike Dunks Women Review and Styling

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isabel marant tyron hat (on sale here + here) – varley vine pullover

spanx leggings (use the discount code: KATXSPANX) – bag

nike dunk high rebel leather sneakers

Nike Dunks Women Review and Styling

San Francisco fashion and lifestyle blogger KatWalkSF wearing the Outdoor Voices polka dot set and Nike Dunk High Rebel leather sneakers

sunglasses – jacket (old) shop similar styles here + here – outdoor voices top + leggings  – bag

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Nike Dunks Women Review and Styling

Katwalksf wearing the Nike Dunk High Rebel leather sneakers

are you a sneakerhead?

if your answer is yes, then you need to check out this post

The Longchamp Le Pliage Filet Knit Bag + Free People Maxi

Longchamp Le Pliage Filet Knit Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage, The Revolve Tularosa Peek A Boo dress and coverup styled with a Lack of Color hat, chloe woody sandals and longchamp bag.

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The Longchamp Le Pliage Filet Knit Bag

the summer bag under $100

and they introduced a mini version and I am in LOVE $85 and adorable 

and the amazon dupe

Available in one size, it comes in six net colors (ecru, black, khaki, blue, orange, or powder).

Contrast is provided by a brown Russian leather trim with a unique grain.


find the bag at




San Francisco fashion blogger Katwalksf wearing the Free People Sweet Darlin' Maxi Dress and Chloé woody sandals.

San Francisco fashion blogger Katwalksf wearing the Free People Sweet Darlin' Maxi Dress and Chloé woody sandals.

what’s in my bag?


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San Francisco fashion blogger Katwalksf wearing the Free People Sweet Darlin' Maxi Dress and Chloé woody sandals.

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 Chloé Woody Sandals

M. Gemi Palestra Sneaker Review – The $228 Sneaker.

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Save $60 off with the code: KAT60


The M. Gemi Palestra Sneaker

Sneakers are crazy expensive right now (insert all the designer dad shoes). Sure, there are still a ton of great options on the lower end, but more and more, it’s become “normal” to spot a pair of six, seven, even eight hundred dollar kicks when scrolling Instagram…hell I’m guilty of it here.

But when it comes to shopping for sneakers (especially a classic everyday white sneaker) my goal was to find a pair of sneakers that look expensive but don’t require a small business loan to pay for -> Enter the M. Gemi Palestra Sneaker. Now I ‘ve been wearing heels from M. Gemi for years. The Cammeo classic pointy-toe pump is on constantly on repeat in my wardrobe thanks to its classic design, comfort, and approachable price point, so I was already a fan of the brand when my sneakers arrived.

My Palestra sneakers arrived last week and in less than seven days I have really put them through the wringer. From a third date walking ALL around San Francisco to a food photoshoot that involved me balancing on a chair the Palestra sneakers survived and kept me looking cool and comfortable. I even spilled some food on them mid-photo shoot and was able to quickly wipe them clean with a napkin. With its clean lines and minimalist style—this sneaker is truly elevated. I would honestly compare them to my $400 Original Achilles leather sneakers from Common Projects, but slightly more comfortable. You can also easily get away with pairing these sneakers with dressed-up pieces or leather leggings.

Seven days into owning these sneakers I give them two thumbs up and recommend them to anyone in the market for a quality white leather sneaker.

How can M.Gemi afford to make shoes this good at such a reasonable price? Well, like lots of new fashion brands that were born in the tech era, M.Gemi sells its shoes directly to consumers instead of third-party retailers. In other words, if they did things the old school way, you could expect these sneakers to retail for at least $600. Now, look—we know nothing can beat the real thing, and sometimes a $900 splurge on sneakers is just what the soul needs. Point is, these M.Gemi sneakers will still get you all the compliments of a shoe that’s a lot more expensive.

The M. Gemi Palestra Sneaker

Details: Tumbled leather upper, soft gold eyelets, white cotton laces, leather lining with a rubber bottom. Made by hand in Marche, Italy.

Fit Tip: A super-comfy, easy fit. Readily accommodates a wider foot. Those with narrower feet may wish to go down a half size.

I am a true Italian size 38/US size 8 and on the average to narrow side and ordered true to size. I have a little bit of extra room but feel that a size 37.5/7.5 would be too small. My recommendation would be to order true to size unless your foot is really really narrow.

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Shop the Palestra Sneaker with the code: Kat60 for $60 off (the code works on any M. Gemi shoe)

Stay AWAY from Away Luggage – Away Luggage Review

KatWalkSF carrying the The Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition, AWAY Luggage Review

fresh amazon travel edit

scroll down for a little storytime 

featuring how not one but four away bags have busted during travel

but before that, I polled my audience for the BEST carryon bags and this is what you shared ->



Briggs & Riley 


iFLY by Walmart


Lo & Sons 


Tumi Luggage


and if you are STILL interested in Away luggage ->  save $20 on your first suitcase or bag

* trigger warning: AWFUL customer service *

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Away Luggage Review

I’ve shared a couple of quick Away luggage reviews on my Instagram stories over the past couple of months, but I finally had the time to give you the proper Away luggage review that you deserve and need.

It all started on September 9, 2020.

AWAY launched their first-ever online sale and I snagged an Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition for 50% off! I was oh-so excited because I had a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the books and I was ready to take my shiny gold suitcase for a spin.

Flash forward to October 1, 2020. I extended my time in Jackson Hole (because Jackson Hole is amazing) but it was time to return home to San Francisco. There are very few direct flights from Jackson Hole to San Francisco, so I had to connect at O’Hare to get home. The flight from Jackson Hole to Chicago was short and sweet. I popped out of my seat in my new suede fringe jacket that I scored in Jackson Hole to find that my new Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition had BUSTED open in the overhead bin like an overstuffed burrito! This is where the Away Luggage Review gets good…My personal belongings were popping out of the overhead bin and I started to sweat and immediately regret wearing the suede fringe jacket.

Now I want you to close your eyes and picture me walking through O’Hare wearing a suede fringe jacket and holding my BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition like a baby across one of the world’s largest airports. That’s right my friends I was cradling that bag between terminals and doing my best to not lose any of my personal belongings.

I finally made it to my new gate with enough time to slam a glass of sauvy b and write to Away about my BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition PROBLEMS.

I share my busted carry-on story with Away and this is what I get back ->

Hi there,

Thanks so much for getting in touch. For the past few weeks, we’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude by the response to our sale. Because of this, it will take up to 14 business days for us to get back to you. We know this isn’t fast enough and we’re doing everything we can to speed up the response time.

Needless to say the up to 14 business days wait for a response wasn’t going to work for me. I was FIRED up and sitting at a Maggiano’s drinking white wine out of a plastic cup. I needed a response and I needed it now…

So I went to the Twitter (something I usually try to avoid) and got the immediate response that I wanted. They were very apologetic and offered to send me a FREE shipping label to exchange the bag.

Trust and believe me when I tell you that I did NOT want to exchange the bag. The BUSTED dual locks on the side of the Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition have a SERIOUS design flaw and this was not the bag for me. I am an avid traveler and this bag was made for the gram NOT the overhead bin! The team behind the Away stayed strong and only offered me an exchange. They did however make an exception and allowed me to exchange the bag at the San Francisco store due to the fact that I was only home for two days and then heading to Utah.

So I exchange the BUSTED Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition for a new Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition and head to Utah.

Did it BUST again?


I’ll save you the story (you get the picture by now).

I return home to San Francisco and after nearly a hundred DMs and emails, Away lets me keep the 2nd busted Away Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition (why?) and decides to send me the Expandable Bigger Carry-On pictured below.

The Expandable Bigger Carry-On is fine, but honestly, nothing to write home about. I prefer my trusty 3 Piece Expandable Hardside Spinner Luggage Set that has never let me down and won’t bust open mid-flight. Away really let me down and I can honestly say that every time I look at my Away bag I flashback to me cradling that bag across O’Hare and I immediately get fired up!

Stay away, my friends. Stay far far away!

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the one item from Away that you don’t need to stay away from is the

The Everywhere Bag

This water-resistant nylon travel bag is made to keep you organized. With thoughtful compartments, including a 15″ laptop pocket, a zippered waterproof umbrella pocket, and a roomy interior, it can fit anything from an extra pair of clothes to in-flight essentials. It’s designed with a trolley sleeve that perfectly secures to any suitcase and fits overhead or under the seat in front of you.

Why I love the Everywhere Bag ->
  • It is easy to clean! The water-resistant nylon looks good as new after one Clorox wipe.
  • THE ORGANIZATION SYSTEM – I am not an organized traveler, but this bag has seriously helped me get my shit together thanks to the six interior pockets and the padded laptop sleeve (which fits my MacBook Pro), the exterior pocket is perfect for quick phone access + your passport.
  • A trolley sleeve on a travel bag is a MUST. It secures the Everywhere Bag to any suitcase <- your bags will NEVER topple over again.
  • Meets the airline requirement as a personal item

[I have the black nylon Everywhere Bag]

The Bigger Carry-On: Aluminum Edition

Now that you know why you should  stay AWAY from Away Luggage 

stay away from the toptote too <- only buy this if you want to lose your hat in the middle of an airport

Here’s a list of my travel must-haves -> that won’t let you down

Did you enjoy my Away Luggage Review? Let me know in the comments.

The Big Spanx Bra Review Blog Post

The Big Spanx Bra Review Post

I know that bras aren’t big in 2020 now that we are all working from home, but we’ll be back to normal one day and when you are ready to wear a bra every day this post will be for you!

Beauty is in the eye of the boob-holder.

Shopping for bras can be tricky and every bra is not for everyone, but Spanx makes some fantastic bras. These bras are soft, comfortable, and made with some unbelievable technology.

InStyle – This Bra Is So Comfortable, I Actually Want to Wear It at Home

Use the code: KATXSPANX

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Bra-llelujah! Full Coverage Bra | 36c | $68

This is my absolute favorite everyday bra and at the top of my Spanx bra review post for a reason! It’s the kind of bra you can wear all day, come home, put your sweats on and leave on…because it’s just that comfortable.

Now, I’ve been wearing a bra for about twenty years now and I still prefer a front clasp closure. Who’s with me? This bra has a front clasp closure and SPANX Smart Stretch Straps -> a fancy way of saying nonadjustable straps. I know nonadjustable straps sound like a nightmare to most, but TRUST ME when I say trust the technology. Everything about this bra works and it will leave you saying hallelujah for the Bra-llelujah! 

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Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette | Medium | $33.99

Slip into this bralette and never look back. This style that’s more bra than bralette has all the features you love. It’s comfy AF with just the right amount of support for lounging around the house and walking the dog. The concealed side sling gives the figure a more forward lift with no metal hardware or elastic.

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Up For Anything Strapless Bra | 36c | $74

Strapless bras suck! true or false

I felt this way about pretty much every strapless bra I’ve ever owned until I got my hands on the Up For Anything Strapless Bra. She’s a splurge, but she’s worth every penny (and you can use my discount code: katxspanx).

This details on the Up For Anything Strapless Bra are unbelievable:

  • Spanx SmartGrip™ technology and With Me® tape provide a smooth grip around the body. Stays put ALL DAY!
  • The Spanx patent-pending elastic-free design = no digging in
  • Memory foam cups mold to your body for a natural shape and personalized fit
  • Removable, convertible straps offer ultimate outfit versatility (but does anyone ever use those straps?)

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Undie-Tectable Better Bandeau | Medium | $48

This bra was designed to show off and I am here for it! I like to style it under anything that has a very low neckline like my Free People, Just Because Onesie. This is an excellent option for all my ladies who are looking for a simple wireless bra too! One of my favorite benefits of this bra is its ability to provide the right amount of support without the wire and it has the Spanx undetectable technology that supports and smooths like no other!

Undie-Tectable Better Bandeau Details:

  • Stay-put strapless layering with lightly-lined cups
  • Side support for the best shape and profile

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Workout To Waves Mesh Panel Sports Bra | medium | $58

I got this bra in the middle of my virtual half marathon training when I was in Lake Tahoe and initially thought that it would only be good for low-impact workouts and jumping in the lake for a post-workout swim.

Boy was I wrong! This bra was perfect for my daily runs and the fact that it doubles as a bikini top makes it a hard YES! Don’t worry about jumping in a pool with it on either, it is both chlorine and saltwater resistant. Snag the matching bikini bottoms too!

You’ve made it all the way to the end of my Spanx bra review post and I’m hoping that you are adding this sports bra to your cart. I’ve never heard of a sports bra/bikini top in one! Have you?

Workout To Waves Mesh Panel Sports Bra Details:

  • Slips on overhead
  • Medium impact for A & B cups, low-impact for C & D cups
  • Wire-free and lightly lined for comfort and containment
  • Dig-free straps with stay-put adjusters
  • Built-in cradle offers a natural look with a lifted profile and added support
  • Back-smoothing construction
  • Chlorine- and saltwater-resistant

KatWalkSF at the Ritz Maui wearing a Spanx Swimsuit

Swim Triangle Top + Adjustable High-Rise Swim Brief

medium top | large bottoms

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