Friday, October 13, 2017

Date Night

Scot and I have been dedicating at least one night per week for a date night.  We made a jar full of ideas ranging from free to pricey, and each week with pick out an idea and do it!  It has really given me something to look forward to each week.  Recently our date night was going to visit a park in Indy and just spending time together.  We went to Garfield Park, walked and sat on a bench overlooking the gardens for a bit.  It was something I would never think to do on a date night, but it was perfect!
Top|Merona   Jeans|Gap   Jacket|LOFT   Shoes|Old Navy   Bag|Pike Place Market   Glasses|Silver in the City   Necklace|F21   Belt|Express




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lucky Strike

Behold: My lucky top.  This Banana Republic top (which I have had since 2010!) is lucky for me.  I've worn in to job interviews under my suit, on specials dates and whenever I feel like I need a little extra boost. Paired with one of my favorite skirts, how could this look go wrong?  
Top|Limited   Skirt|everleigh   Blazer|H&M   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Old Navy   Sunglasses|Betsey Johnson




Monday, October 9, 2017

Blush Pink Suede Jacket

If you know one thing about me know this: I love a good deal.  Scoring something on sale or clearance is pretty much my favorite part of shopping.  I don't shop much anymore because my closet is full from years of being more thoughtful with what I bring home.  This has allowed me to remix things I love without feeling the need to buy a lot.  When I was younger I would buy things I liked only a little if they fit right, were on trend or the right price.  Now I only purchase things I really love and plan to wear often!  This has helped me reduce so much time and energy on things that I don't really want.  

Enter this jacket.  I was on the lookout for a suede jacket for fall, and unexpectedly scored this (on super super clearance) over the summer while they transitioned it out of their spring collection.  The soft blush pink is perfect, and was a nice twist for me as I was searching for a camel color.  I'll wear this jacket for years to come. 
Jacket|Macy's   Dress|Lauren Conrad   Booties|Style&Co.   Bag|Coach







Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gingham Midi Dress


I'm big into trying to get the most wear out of my closet.  I have essentially lived in this dress toward the end of summer and into this early fall.  I've tossed a denim or suede jacket over my shoulders a few times, but layering a turtleneck under it is a fun unexpected way to transition into chilly weather.

How fun is this dress?!  It's the kind of dress I know I'll look back on in 15 years and see as the perfect storm of 2017 trends: gingham, midi length and off the shoulder ruffles.  Super cute now and potentially cringey in the future.  Just my style ;0)
Dress|Grace Elements   Turtleneck|Gap   Booties|Anne Klein   
Bag|Jessica Simpson




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Salute Your Shorts

There is not much time left to enjoy bare legs this year, so you gotta get while the getting's good!  Of course there is a slight chill in the air so this cardigan will help.  When I was growing up my dad would become irritated with people who would wear sweaters and shorts.  "If it's cold enough for a sweater why would you wear shorts?"  That is the only time my dad ever talked about fashion aside from his affinity for baseball tees!

This is one of those "blah" outfits that I like enough to wear but doesn't necessarily make an interesting IKC post.  It's basic with shorts and a plain tee.  The only interesting bit is this cardigan I have had in my closet for a few years now.  I picked it up at Eddie Bauer- a shop I never really go into.  I was on a shopping trip with my mom and just happened to wander in with her.  I spotted this and snagged it right away!  It's not my typical aesthetic, but I dug the pattern. Because it's not "me" it doesn't get a lot of wear, but I'm trying to make more of an effort to love what I have!

Shirt|Merona   Jeans|Gap   Booties|Style&Co.   Cardigan|Eddie Bauer 
Bag|Banana Republic

Monday, October 2, 2017

In-Vested

It's now officially fall, but boy does it still feel a little like summer around here.  With temps hovering in the 80s by mid-afternoon, I am free to continue wearing my summer dresses without tights or sweaters to transition them.  This chambray dress can see super casual, but paired with some pumps and this long vest it come across dressier than the last time I styled it.   Which do you prefer?
Dress|Merona   Vest|Macy's   Pumps|Coach   Bag|Longaberger   Scarf|Vintage   Sunglasses|Charming Charlie






Wednesday, September 27, 2017

That Was Way Harsh

10 points if you get the movie reference!  Although today I mean it in reference to the lighting in these pics, not Cher's ability to drive.

This dress has been in my closet for about two years now.  Here is how I styled it back in 2015.  2015 Kinsey styled this with knee high boots with a nice heel.  2017 Kinsey styled this dress with loafers that my husband affectionately calls the most hideous shoe he has ever seen me wear. What can I say?  He keeps me humble.  

So maybe these leather Coach loafers are the ugliest shoe Scot has ever seen, but me?  I like them!  They are the most comfortable shoe I own, more so than my sneakers!  As I slowly start creeping away from wearing heels all the time, finding flat shoes that I like is essential.  Sorry babe!