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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Cool Florals & Cold Days

If there is one thing I love, it’s a dark grounded floral.  Why?  Because it is completely transitional.  You guys hear me talking all the time about transitional pieces, and working items in all year round.  I practice what I preach!  I find it incredibly sexy and chic wearing these romantic floral pieces in the dead of winter, or blooming of spring because they work with everything.

These are two outfits I wore this week to work.  The floral kimono and skirt are both statements, everything else I am wearing is accessorized around it.

Want to add a little something extra to these prints?  Try adding a striped top, a pop of color, or a fun crop to go with it.  These pieces are versitile, and can be worn for so many different occasions!

How will you wear your florals?

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Floral Print Kimono, similar style from Forever 21
Fringe Tank, similar style from Forever 21
Faux Leather Leggings, Express

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Floral Printed Skirt, Lauren Conrad

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Glasses, similar style from Kohls.
Inifinity Scarf, similar style from Forever 21
Booties, from Target

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Think Warm Thoughts…

We all know it, it’s freezing outside.  How can we keep our spirits warm when the temperature is so low? Read on to see how to bring some Spring into your life.

There are so many awesome prints and fabrics out there that scream Spring/Summer time.  Question is- how can you incorporate them into your winter blues wardrobe? The key is to ground your floral and bright jewel tones with dark colors.  In other words, if you have a tropical print Kimono you are dying to wear( like me), pair it with some fringe booties, a basic tee, and some black skinny jeans or dark denim.  You are grounding the floral print and bringing it down a notch.

Do you have some bright tee shirts you want to get some use from? Pair it with a dark jacket, like a leather bomber, or a blazer, put a printed scarf on (not summer-y but something neutral toned). All it needs is to be neutralized. Just because it’s a bright color doesn’t mean you can’t wear it in winter!

Don’t be afraid to make your pieces transitional, get more bang for your buck and do yourself a favor- let go of the idea and just wear it. Be bold. Stand out in these cold months.

My one rule I try to remain close to when wearing summer/spring items is, if I am pairing something black/brown/tan with it, then I will put something else black/brown/tan in my outfit.  Like a scarf, shirt, or accessories to tie it all back in together. Neutralize your color, print or piece by toning it down with another item. Let the bold merchandise do the talking, and let the cool, neutrals, lead the eye.

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How easy did she make this look? Floral printed skirt, paired with neutral turtleneck and boots. This look is inspiring!

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A floral printed kimono, grounded with dark bottoms and a white top. This can easily be worn year round.

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She is wearing a summer, lace maxi skirt. Repeat. Yet she is styled with a oversized and chunky knit cardigan with a printed top. All in neutral colors. Hello Beautiful!

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An Aztec maxi skirt, with turquoise jewelry. See how she gives off the boho summer vibe? Again, downplays the print with a neutral shirt and sweater. I love this look.

Go dig into your wardrobe and find the pieces you have been itching to wear, try this out and let me know what you think!

Until next time beautiful loves!

XOXO

K

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