Swoon For Maroon

Every season there is always that one shoe that I absolutely, must have. Last season it was the leopard bootie.  This year, I’ve set my sights on a maroon bootie.  Either with a pointed toe, or a classic round, you can’t go wrong.  These booties are effortlessly chic, and can spruce up just about any outfit!  Much like the leopard booties from last season, these ones add a pop of color and interest to your outfit.

I have been seeing them everywhere, and with their range of hues, tones, silhouettes, shapes and heel heights you have such a variety to choose from.  Thinking of all the possibilities, makes me so happy! Pair with tights and a circle skirt, faux leather pants and a drapey cardigan, or indigo skinny jeans with a vneck tee.  You can wear them with anything, that is why they are a must have in your wardrobe.

Here are some that I can’t help but drool over.  Obsessed.

Maroon bootie from DSW in suede, $39.95

 DSW Maroon Suede Bootie, $39.95

hm boots

H&M Maroon Pointed Toe Booties, faux suede, $49.95

aldo boot

Aldo Zip Up Ankle Bootie, Leather, $70.00

It’s Been a While…

Hello beautiful world.  It has been a long time since I have been able to get back into my groove and begin writing again.  It has been a long road, and a slow journey towards feeling normal again.  My world was rocked and turned upside down in seconds this past summer.  Needless to say, I am back.  Thank you for staying tuned and requesting more posts from me, I will write as much as I can, as well as post any inspirations I have!

Fall is upon us, and much like every girl out there, were all excited and jazzed up to ‘sip Pumpkin Spice Lattes and cuddle with over sized sweaters on’.  You know, typical fall things you see on your newsfeed daily.  There are plenty of exciting trends to really give a try this season; cutout booties, the SNIT, cropped chunky sweaters, 90’s grunge, ath-leisure shoes with not-so-leisure pieces, layered looks and rich hues!

Stay tuned for key items this fall, and drool worthy outfits you will want in your wardrobe, like now.

xoxo,

K

These are a few of my favorite things....

These are a few of my favorite things….

The Cat’s Meow…

What is super hot and being spotted everywhere? Athletics mixed with lesiure, and being worn fashionably.  Say it with me now, Athleisure. Ath + Leisure.  I know, it’s like the fashion God’s are finally listening.  Sweat pants worn with wedges, booties, and blazers?  Or tossed on with loose fitting tanks and birkenstocks?  It is all about what you pair with these easy, go-to pants.  It’s not hard to pair with, think of them like leggings.  Only comfier, and loose.  And really casual.

I bought my first pair from H&M, they are a Harem pant crossed with a Jogger and I love them.  Other stores like Forever 21, Nasty Gal, American Eagle, Gap, Nordstrom, and Zappos offer a plentiful array of prints, patterns and colors.  My favorite thing about them? They are light weight!  Toss them on this summer with your favorite loose crop tank, sandals, and a panama hat.  Or dress up for a night out with strappy flat sandals, and a sleeveless blouse tucked into them.  I love pairing graphic tee’s and tanks with this.  What do I always say, eff-ort-less.  I hope these stick around for several seasons to come, because these are heaven on earth!

See below for outfits to inspire you!  Don’t be afraid of the trend, embrace it!

“Who cares about the rules, if you like it, wear it”

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Shoe variety. Play with it, have fun with it, be comfortable with it.

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Must Have Of The Week: Kimonos

This fashion trend is something I have always wanted to chase after.  Its cool, casual, bohemian, and creates this amazingly effortless look in seconds.  The Kimono.  Even saying it sounds sexy.  It’s the cardigan version for summer, only lighter, longer and comes in thousands of fantastic prints.

Stores like Arnhem Clothing offer up some of the best fabrics, prints and styles.  It can be a little pricey but it is worth it for these gems that will last a life time.  Nasty Gal also does a fabulous job styling kimonos and rocking floor length to waist.  I bought one last year and they do not disappoint. Places like Necessary Clothing, Tobi, and Foreign Exchange also have great options for an even better bargain.

The best advice for wearing kimonos?  There are no rules.  Layer it up, go wild with your accessories and find a rad pair of shoes/booties to wear with this.  Go to look in winter?  Wearing faux leather leggings and a seriously low plunging t-shirt. Go to look in summer? High waisted cut offs and a loose mid waist crop top.  Wear with anything.  See the perfection.  This is a must have this year.  Glad I have six already, and one on the way! ..that means I need some more.

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White Floral Kimono, Tillys

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Blue Floral Kimono, Forever 21

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Black Chiffon Kimono, Nordstrom.  Similar Here

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Navy Floral Kimono, Kohl’s. Similar Here.

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Same kimono worn above, different outfit

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Same as the black ground floral kimono above, different outfit

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Tropical Print Kimono, Nasty Gal. Similar Here

Until Next time, beautiful loves!

xoxo,

K

Nailing The Interview: What To Wear

We have all been there- the ever so intimidating interviews.  Let’s be real- making a first impression is all about how they see you, and if they like what they see.  You want to bring your ‘A’ game and show them not only can you look and dress the part, but that you ARE the part.  I had my very grueling set of interviews last week and this is what I wore!

I kept it black and simple.  All chic.  I had tossed the idea around of different colored blazers because I wanted to ‘stand’ out from the crowd.  But when I kept changing back and forth, and tossing this color over that; I realized black was the way to go.  It’s slimming, it’s timeless, it’s appropriate.

For the interview event dinner the night prior, I wore the blue blazer and printed tank option because it was business casual. I paired it with booties to lighten the look up.

For the actual interviews I wore my black suit jacket from The Limited.  It’s something that every woman should own.  The go-to, beautifully cut, black blazer and The Limited is full of them.  I found my high-waisted slacks from H&M (for a great price) and my cream crochet top was also from, The Limited.  I am normally a flats or a wedge type of person, and I found an amazing pair of pointed toe flats from Sam & Libby.  I kept my jewelry and accessories minimal, and added a long necklace to break it up.  I was so comfortable in this outfit, I felt like myself, and I was confident.

Isn’t that what interviewing is all about?  Being yourself, and rocking every second of it! Check out the images below that inspired my look.

And in case you are wondering, I got the Job :)

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Pale Blue Blazer, similar one here and Polka Dot Tank (left), The Limited.
Black Suit Jacket, and Crochet Cream Top (right), The Limited.
High Rise Slacks, H&M
Pointed Toe Flats, Sam & Libby
Geo Necklace, similar item here.

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Until next time sweet world!

xoxo,

K

Vacation Essentials

Spring Break, the time of year where all the snow bunnies flock south for that alluring tropical weather. A place where your skin stings from a soft sunburn and your hair has that ultra beach babe vibe. Where sunglasses and bathing suits are your uniform, and a light dress is more than perfect for your night moves.

My boyfriend and I can’t resist the endless sunning, lax atmosphere, and the flowing cocktails. We are headed to Florida with my closest friends for my Golden Birthday celebration! Twenty five is going to be a great year!

Need an inspiration list? Check out my top necessities below!

  • Swim Suits
  • Sandals/Wedges
  • Beach Rompers/Kimono
  • Sun Dresses/ Maxi Dresses
  • Cut off denim shorts
  • Yoga pants and Crop top/tank
  • Sunnies, Accessories and Hats
  • Sun Block, Face moisturizer, and Aloe Lotion
  • Shimmer bronzer and Gold eye shadow
  • Moroccan Sea Salt spray for Hair
  • Beach towel and Magazines!

Read on to see my top picks for my vacation and how I will be beach bummin’ this month!

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Victoria’s Secret Swim Suits

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Fedoras,  Asos / Panema Hat, Asos
Bracelets, Target

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Sandals, Target / Sandals, Target
Sunglasses, Ray-Ban

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Dresses, Nasty Gal

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Sun Dresses, Nasty Gal

Until next time beautiful loves!

xoxo,

K

StyleByK February Fashion Deals

Alright so I made a promise that on February 1st I would announce my deal for this month!  I have two different specials I want to offer everyone- the first one is $10.00 off every hour of personal shopping with me (Normally $25.00), and the second is a one hour at-home wardrobing session for half off!  Prices for that vary dependant on the wardrobe etc, so email me for details!

Why this deal is so special?  Because Spring is coming up around the corner and wouldn’t you love to have all the essentials to be the best you this season?  You can pick your place of where you would like to shop and I will do the work!   Do you have a special occasion coming up that you need help finding the right outfit? Valentine’s Day, Birthday’s, vacations?  You decide.

The at home wardrobing sessions are great for people who don’t know what to piece together or just a need a little shove in the right direction.  From there you can decide and see what would be useful to have and then plan a shopping trip at your leisure!

This deal is only valid the month of February so email me to make your appointment today! StyleByK@gmail.com

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