Sunday, August 26, 2012

Salute to Summer

The Good Girl

As we brace ourselves for fall, its fun to reminisce about the good times we shared this Summer. If you traveled around the globe or  just stayed in the comfort of your own backyard, I hope your Summer was filled with the joys of friendship & love. Vow to yourself to enjoy every moment and live with no regrets. 

So on one of the last Sundays of Summer, here is a preview to this coming season. Burgundy jeans are going to be a hot trend for fall, and mini florals will remain as a staple for your closet. Paired with trendy lace up booties (to die for!) and a fitted brown blazer, this outfit is so fashion-forward. I love Summer, but fall is so great because excitement rises as you get to pair all your new summer clothes with jeans and other cold-weather items- it's like you just bought your new clothes again. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

xoxo -KA

What is your favorite Summer 2012 memory? 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rainy Day

One Rainy Day

The sky is filled with dark shadows and rain comes pouring from the clouds.... What to wear?  

Honestly, I love rainy days -sitting inside in my PJs watching the droplets decent from the sky while sipping on my coffee in the early morning. Then again, going out in the rain also brings an inner excitement. It's like a game trying to not get wet while putting down the umbrella to get into your car. Then comes the moment where you just give up and embrace the rain- let your hair get wet and skip in the puddles. Life is about enjoying each moment- even the "rainy" ones. :) 

Happy Sunday!

xoxo -KA

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

There's No Where But Up

Up is Where We Go From Here

Here is your inspirational outfit for the day as a salute to late summer. Remember to always stay positive and seal your outfit with a smile. 
Happy Tuesday! :) 

xoxo -KA

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Different Denim

Denim. We all have our favorite pair of jeans- whether you splurged on 7s or got lucky at American Eagle, denim jeans are a staple to every girls closet. But what about denim a different way? It's a fabric- we could make skirts, dresses, tops, pumps, and bags, in different patterns, textures, and fits. Let's have some fun with this unique stitch!

Denim & Floral

To begin, we have a statement denim floral short to go with a chiffon shirt in a color extracted   from the shorts. A cropped denim jacket and denim shoes ties the look together without looking too matchy-matchy-- which is a no-no. I love the simplicity of this outfit for summer. 

Modern Romance

I had a lot of fun with this set. I found this awesome vintage inspired denim dress with modern cutouts. Pairing it with a leather jacket brings an unexpected twist to the classic denim jacket with a dress. From their, I went all "unexpected." A British flag with no red, a twisted staircase, and black lips all create a subtle unpredictable atmosphere. By minimizing with the accessories, the rest of the outfit is the focus statement. The pop of color in the shoes is a perfect finish this unique look.

Denim + Denim

Lastly, I wanted to show how to match denim with denim. Every item in the set is denim, yet the looks are all so different. The key to this is to mix shades, textures and prints in the same outfit. 
For the first look, the flare denim shirt calls for a tight bandeau in a bleached striped shade of denim. It's important to know that a jean jacket the same shade as the skirt, would NOT look good in the outfit because it would clash. The lighter shade jacket provides the perfect contrast- and I am loving the sublet leopard print in that denim sandal! 
Next, the colored pink denim is perfect paired with a chiffon fabric shirt that has denim detail on top. This denim pump is so creatively made and I love it with the snakeskin denim bag. 

Here's another pair of denim floral shorts, but this time it's paired with a denim shirt, bag, and shoe. 
Finally, I love this edgy take on denim. The studded cutoffs pairs perfectly with this black denim bralet and tribal purse creating a rebellious chic denim look. 

You could pair ALL denim together and not look too matchy-matchy as long as you differ the shades, textures, and prints. I love these outfits, but this does not mean you should only wear denim (please don't). But this shows just how many different ways you can style this one fabric. Fashion is so fun and versatile- mix it up and challenge yourself to create new, unique combinations! 

What look was your favorite, what inspired you the most? 

xoxo -KA