Kate Spade New York Office Style | + Our 5 Year Blogiversary!

Hooray! Today we are beyond excited to not only share some amazing kate spade new york goodies with you all – but we are also celebrating our 5th blogiversary! We can hardly believe it has actually been 5 years since we created TheDoubleTakeGirls.com. To commemorate this special occasion, Lindsay and I thought we’d give you a peek at some amazing new office accessories, bags and oh so cute tops from katespade.com plus share some of our thoughts on this crazy yet fabulous blogging journey!

At the start of each school year, one of our very favorite things was to pick out a new backpack and school supplies. From pencil bags to pens, folders to spiral notebooks – finding the prettiest desk gear was something we each loved! Our love for all things pink, floral and gold are totally met with the new office + stationery arrivals from katespade.com! How adorable is this floral notebook, striped folders, initial notebook and multi-color polka dot pen? We always say new desk pretties help you work smarter just like new workout clothes keep you motivated at the gym. 😉

Here’s a roundup of our must have desk accessories and paper goods now available at katespade.com.

1. Girly Notebooks – From floral to polka dot and small to large, there is a perfectly chic notebook waiting for you! This gold striped one would make a perfect gift for your bestie, bridesmaid or of course yourself too. You can shop all the available options here.

2. Pencil Bags – Working girls need a pencil bag just like we all did back in elementary school! This chic floral bag comes with erasers and pencils. It could also double as a makeup bag or receipt holder too!

3. Gold Accessories – Gold + acrylic anything is a yes in our book! The new kate spade new york desk accessory line has this combo in a range of items like a file folder stand, stapler, tape dispenser and more! You can shop them all here.

4. Monogrammed Items – Note cards and notebooks with the prettiest gold monogram are yours for the picking! Lindsay picked out this perfectly peachy “L” cards and coordinating notebook.

While we haven’t needed new backpacks since our college days, a new purse always brightens our day! We can’t get over this new arrival bag called the isobel. Ladies, let us tell you – this bag is AMAZING! From the perfect mid size that is still roomy, adjustable / detachable cross body strap, sturdy pebbled leather and bow tassel – this bag needs to be on your list!

It comes in four colors {warm cognac and warm guava shown here} and two different sizes. It’s very lightweight and perfect to be worn as a satchel bag on your arm, on your shoulder or across your body. Talk about versatility! It fits all our essentials like a planner, sunglasses, notebook, wallet, lip gloss and so much more. The middle zipped section is perfect for keeping receipts, or other things you want to have quick access to. You can shop all the isobel options here.


Now back to a little bit about our blogging journey…

If you haven’t heard about how we started, Lindsay and I talked about creating a blog for years through college. We loved reading blogs like Pink Peonies, The Sweetest Thing Blog, What I Wore, Veronika’s Blushing, and Kendi Everyday. One night after a crazy week at our day jobs {I work in Marketing and Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian and is now a nutrition professor at a local university} we went out for dinner and some shopping. Linds and I decided it was time to share our love for bargain shopping, affordable style and all things deals with more than just each other and our close friends!

Picking the name “The DoubleTake Girls” was an easy decision so we grabbed the domain name asap and hired a company to build our site. Looking back, we had not a clue what were doing and didn’t even use social media other than our personal Facebook pages. Who would have thought that hard work and dedication to a hobby we love would be so rewarding and bring us so many friendships!

Linds and I get asked a lot of questions about how we decided to start a blog, what it’s like to have a blogging partner, etc. so I thought it would be fun to share a few of them!

1. What is it like working with your sister?

We love it! It’s amazing to have someone that can provide immediate feedback and support at a moment’s notice. Plus it allows us to tag team projects and handling social media with our roles as wives and working moms. It’s a huge blessing that we only live a few miles away from each other now. Our little girls love playing together while we take yard or garage door #ootd photos. 😉

2. What is your favorite blog post or collaboration?

Last spring we had the honor of kate spade new york reaching out to us to do one of our first designer brand collaborations! Linds and I couldn’t keep from smiling the whole shoot.  See our girls’ night in post here. Needless to say we both were over the moon to represent such an amazing company that we love! If you haven’t checked out their On Purpose collection, you definitely need to read more about its cause here.

Another exciting opportunity has been going to NYFW! We’ve been twice so far {sadly our 3rd trip in February didn’t happen thanks to the crazy blizzard that hit the day we were to arrive} and it is all such a fun whirlwind! We met so many amazing bloggers and had a blast attending fashion shows and showroom visits. See our post archives from last September for some behind the scenes details of our NYC sister fun!

3. What’s been the hardest thing about blogging?

I think it still surprises both of us how long it actually takes to maintain a blog. It’s all such fun but there is a delicate balance to ensure we don’t work too much on the blog/social media to allow us time to take care of ourselves and our families. The great part of having a duo blog is when life gets crazy for one of us that the other sister can pick up the slack. We are truly blessed to have non-stop sister support!

4. What is something that most people don’t know about you all?

Linds and I were actually adopted. Our birth mom’s only requests were that we would not be separated and that we would go to a Christian family. We are so amazingly blessed to have the most incredible brother and parents. From a young age they told us about our adoption story and it is a passion that we will both always support. God provided for us each in a miraculous way and we will never forget the immensity of our parent’s decision to choose adoption.

5. Do you have advice to other bloggers / working moms / girl bosses?

We sure do! First of all, don’t chase things that aren’t your passion. You must love what you do! Our motto is life is too short to wear clothes that you don’t love – or a job that doesn’t fulfill you! Also, definitely find a mentor. It makes such a huge difference to have someone that has already gone before you and made mistakes so you don’t have to! We’ve made so many amazing blogging friends over the years and having their ongoing support means the world to us.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to learn more about us and our blog! If you have any questions about us or the kate spade items we shared about today, please leave a comment below. You all are the reason we keep blogging. We can’t say thank you enough for your support and kind comments. It means the world to us! Here’s to another five years and beyond of blogging friendships and fun!

Whitney & Lindsay

Photos by Meghann Jaline Photographie

Thank you to kate spade new york for sponsoring this post.

All kate spade new york items are c/o unless otherwise stated. All opinions are our own. 


    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 24, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much Makayla!

  1. Anna English
    March 24, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I love the structure and style of those KS bags! So cute!

  2. March 24, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    You girls are so stinkin cute! Congrats on five years!!! That’s huge!

    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 24, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley!

  3. March 24, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! 5 years is a huge accomplishment, congrats! I’m loving the Kate Spade bags and accessories!

    xo Brie

  4. March 24, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Congratulations on your 5 year blogiversary! That’s so amazing! I love everything Kate Spade and these purses are perfect! Love their shape and size.


  5. March 24, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    First of all, Congrats you two on such a great accomplishment! Happy Anniversary! Also, loooove these office accessories.

    Lee Anne

  6. March 24, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Loved reading this post about your blog journey! Happy anniversary ladies! xx

  7. March 24, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    The office chair and the pillow and the bags are so lovely. Happy 5 year blogiversary.

  8. March 24, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I LIVE for Kate Spade desk products and I got that bag in yellow!


    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 24, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Isn’t it a fabulous bag!? And yes the desk products are beyond pretty and fun!!!

  9. Catherine Palmer
    March 24, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    One of my favorite posts! Kate Spade is very smart to ask you ladies to represent them!

    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 25, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend! We have always loved kate spade new york so much!

  10. March 25, 2017 / 2:33 am

    You both are such an inspiration, I loved meeting you both!! Happy 5 years! Btw those bags… I am falling in LOVE!!

  11. March 25, 2017 / 2:56 am

    You are both so beautiful and I love your story! Keep doing what you love and staying passionate about it! It really shines through! Congrats on your blogiversary!

    xoxo ~Alissa

  12. March 25, 2017 / 3:09 am

    So loved reading your story and Q&A ! Be five year blogiversary- can’t think of a better way to have celebrated it than with Kate Spade!



  13. March 25, 2017 / 4:29 am

    I love those bags! The tassles adorable! Kate spade is one of my absolute favorites!

  14. Lexi
    March 25, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I’m a newcomer to your blog, and I love it! Thanks for all your helpful details on sales and cute clothes.

    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 25, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Welcome, Lexi! Wonderful to have you here at The DoubleTake Girls with us! So glad you like all our tips and tricks for style on a budget! 🙂


      Lindsay & Whitney

  15. March 25, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I loved everything you shared in this post especially the q&a!
    I can’t wait to see the content you ladies produce over the next 5 years!! It’s bound to be just as amazing????????

    xx, TBP

  16. March 26, 2017 / 1:46 am

    Thank you for sharing details about your blogging journey and personal lives–you two are adorable and happy 5 years blogging! I’m a sucker for pencil cases and I loved this Kate Spade ne to keep as a make-up bag. xoxo

  17. March 26, 2017 / 1:56 am

    Congrats on 5 years! You guys are so lucky to have each other – I keep trying to get one of my sisters involved but sadly they didn’t inherit the fashion gene LOL.

    I’m still sad you guys missed last NYFW. See you in September!


  18. March 26, 2017 / 2:54 am

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary ladies! ????????

  19. March 26, 2017 / 5:46 am

    I loved learning more about you two! What a fun way to celebrate your anniversary. Congrats on 5 years!

  20. March 27, 2017 / 3:52 am

    Happy 5 years! It’s been so fun to watch your blog grow over the years. You’re both amazing 🙂
    Much love,

    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 27, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend! We feel the same about you!! Miss you friend!
      Lindsay & Whitney

  21. sarah lindner
    March 27, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Congrats ladies!!!! Totally obsessed with Kate Spade bags!
    Sarah Lindner

  22. March 27, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Happy 5 years!!!! Wow that is amazing!!

  23. March 27, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I just love all Kate Spade accessories…so girly and so fun!! I love the stationary, the bright colors (especially pink!) always draw me in!! And GREAT advice on blogging…so true to do what you love!! And CONGRATS on 5 years!!


    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      March 28, 2017 / 2:24 am

      Thank you so much, Tiffani!

  24. Jennifer Hamm
    March 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Congrats on your on 5 years! ???? I appreciate that you care about your followers and when time allows even respond to a comment. I want to personally thank you for responding to mine as it helped me choose which Kate Spade item to purchase. Please keep the “heads up” on all the deals everywhere. It has been really helpful! Thank you, Jen????

  25. Lexi
    March 27, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I love all of Kate Spade’s accessories and office supplies! So cute!

  26. March 28, 2017 / 1:34 am

    Happy 5 Year Blogiversary babes!! I am so proud of you two and I have loved following along you journey!

    xo, Sara

  27. March 28, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Loving all this Kate Spade prettiness! Congrats on your blogging anniversary ladies! Hope you do something fun to celebrate!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  28. March 31, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I LOVE those bags! So perfect for spring – so excited for you ladies, 5 years is a huge milestone!

  29. April 7, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Kate Spade makes the cutest office goodies!! Love this! Happy Blogiversary to you beauties!!

    • thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com
      April 7, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend!