Who loves L&V: Kaitlin Palmieri

In honor of Mother's Day, we have mom to three, Kaitlin Palmieri. A teacher in Rhode Island, Kaitlin somehow manages to juggle it all: a full time job, family, and friends—all the while with the most impeccable style. Funny that she references Jackie O. in her interview, because that would definitely be her historical doppelganger.

Kaitlin & I are both tight pals with Erin O'Rourke, and I often joke that Kaitlin and I probably hear more about each other through Erin than most friends hear from each other directly. And from what I hear, lady's got her act TO-gether. Teach me the ways, Kait!

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Name? 

Kaitlin Palmieri

Age? 

36

Where do you live? 

 Barrington, Rhode Island

Occupation?

Teacher {grade 5}

Which product did you pick? 

Custom Cut Paper Silhouettes of my three children. I had these made in a larger size in pink and navy and they are a permanent fixture on the mantel in our living room.  I love them because they were made when we first moved into our house so they serve as a nice reminder of what the kids were like when this became our home almost two years ago.  Also, the silhouettes look so much like each of them!

What do your kids think of them? 

Ellie {8}: I like them. A lot!
James {5}: They're good...I really like the one of me. 
Beatrice {2.5}: That's Ellie. And James. And Bea!

How would you describe your style? 

Someone recently said something about my style being preppy with an edge, and I guess that's me.  As classic as some of my clothes are, I like to mix things up a bit too.  I suppose that applies to the way I decorate my home as well.

Whose style do you stalk? 

As cliche as this may sound, my style icon is Jackie Kennedy. I do love Jenna Lyons's style and seeing what new things she's bringing to J.Crew.  I'm a big fan of Erin Gates's Elements of Style blog and book. I love the color and pattern Bailey McCarthy incorporates in her design and what she's created at Biscuit

What's your favorite way to spend Saturday Morning? 

It's a luxury for me to lounge in bed. I leave my house pretty early during the week so I enjoy reading in bed on weekend mornings before I go for a run or take a yoga class. 

Coffee or tea? 

Neither, it's shocking to most people!

Secret recipe breakfast of champions? 

Favorite Breakfast: whole wheat everything bagel toasted with chive cream cheese and sliced tomatoes (preferably heirlooms)

Cocktail of choice? 

Grapefruit flavored vodka with diet lime tonic, and 2 lime wedges squeezed, on the rocks

Item you’d never part with? 

My camera, I'm a crazy photo taker.

Most regrettable fashion choice? 

There may have been some bad choices involving Jessica McClintock and Laura Ashley dresses back in the early 90's.

Next on your reading list? 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr—historical fiction is my favorite genre and I especially love books about WWII 

Biggest peeves? 

Unkindness and bad punctuation.

Biggest indulgence?

The child-free vacation that my husband and I take annually.  We always try a place that's new to at least one of us. Last year we went to Puerto Rico and this year we are going to Carmel, Big Sur, and Monterey before heading to Napa for the wedding of one of my college roommates.