Guest Post: Katie of Alaskan Weredork

Today, I'd like to introduce to you a blogger who I only met fairly recently, but has already made the quite impression on me. I first came across Katie's, Alaskan Weredork, blog after she left me the most sincere comment I've ever received and from that moment, I knew I'd love her. It wasn't long until I was drooling over her impressive layering skills and stunning photography of her home in Alaska.

Hi there Room 334 readers!  It's quite a pleasure getting to post over here at Elana's blog while she's off to Chicago for her conference. (Lucky girl, it sounds fun!)   Elana always inspires me with her adorable feminine meets practical life style and she has the best eye for interesting, unique jewelry so I was just delighted when she asked me to help fill in for her.

I'm Katie and I hail from the frozen north known as Alaska.  I started my blog a little over a year ago to figure out what my personal style really was and to become more comfortable in front of the camera.  Along the way, I've been lucky enough to meet some really awesome ladies and I've gained a love for photography.

 Like most of us, I have  a really limited budget so I do all of my shopping either at the thrift stores or on mega clearance. Fairbanks is a little challenging in this aspect since we're a town literally in the middle of nowhere, we have a few chain stores like Old Navy, Sears and AE.  Online shopping isn't really an option unless you want to pay crazy high shipping prices and wait for a month to get your package so it really does come down to shopping the thrift stores in order to get the biggest bang for your buck.  I thifted this silk Banana Republic dress a while ago and my fur scarf was a recent find.  (Sorry everyone, but when it comes to staying warm, fur really is best. I wear this when it's -50 to -60 below outside and I never get cold.) Thrift stores are also just a great place to find really unusual items; I found this elephant handbag among the vast amounts of pleather purses.

It's been so fun getting to post her and meet all of you ladies, thank you for putting up with my ramblings and thank you Elana for having me on!


  1. Oh yay I love Katie, HI! LOVE this dress. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. Love seeing other bloggers and getting to know them! This is a great outfit, totally love this outfit, such a great printed dress with this blazer and faux fur

  3. love this dress!! meeting new people is totally fun. thanks for the intro :)

  4. wow such a beautiful dress! the print is absolutely gorgeous :D

  5. pretty outfit and beautiful pics;)
    follow back, if you like ;) andy

  6. This coat is gorgeous girl! It goes perfectly with your lovely dress and I'm swooning over your firey red hair :)

  7. Elana, I am SO glad you picked Katie as a guest blogger! She really is one of the few genuine bloggers I've met and has amazing style/photography to boot!
    Loving the fur Katie, and what a lovely dress you thrifted <3

    Trendy Teal

  8. how classy! the dress is an absolute treasure and it looks incredible with that navy jacket and fur scarf. well and of course I still dig the elephant bag. animal motifs simply are some of the coolest!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  9. wow I would love to live in Alaska lucky girl! her bag is to die for!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  10. I "know" her, she's gorgeous!! And she seems such a lovely person, a complete opposite of the extra cold environment she lives in.:)

  11. Katie is awesome and I love her style! She has some amazing layering skills and this outfit is no exception, I especially love the cute print of the dress and the fur :)

  12. I just want to say dude, you guys are all way too sweet and kind! Your comments are so touching and you just made my day tonight reading through these. I know some of you ladies already and I think so much of all of you, you all so kind, funny and sweet, I wish I knew you in real life!
    And Elana, thank you so much for having me on. I've enjoyed so much getting to know you and wow, did you make me blush with that intro! (If I could, I would hug you in a totally non creepy way. You rock.) :)

  13. katie does have style, and she is a sweetie too. :)