Monday, April 13, 2015

Tee Time

I have a confession.  When I first acquired this shirt, it went into my "sleeping shirt" drawer, and only made appearances at night. It's oversized, and the cotton is sooo comfy.  After a few washes I decided to see if it could make it as a staple in my daytime wardrobe as well.   Who knew your next great outfit could be inspired by your totally frumpy sleepwear?

There are so many stylish ways to wear comfy cotton tees.  Ditch the denim and leggings and reach for something unexpected- like a pleated midi skirt!  I picked this skirt up a long time ago and struggled to find ways to style it until I just decided to try it one with everything and hope something appealed to me.  It's become a closet MVP (see here and here), and this simple tee is elevated by its unique shape and bold pattern.  I just gathered it all in the back to make it fit a bit more snug, tucked it into my skirt and cinched it with a wide belt. Voila! You've just taken your casual cotton tee to the next level!
Tee|Cardinal Spirits   Skirt|Thrifted   Belt|NY&Co   Clutch|Old   Shoes|xhiliration   Glasses|Yelp


Friday, April 10, 2015

Go Bold or Go Home

Most people that know me know that I can't resist a good print.  Bold colors and patterns are pretty much the staple of my wardrobe.  I've had this dress for years, but never featured it on the blog until today.  Here I have just let the dress shine on it's own by pairing it with nude heels and complementary coat, but there are so many ways to wear this.  I've tucked it into skirts, layered a button up underneath and paired it with green tights.  When it comes to bold prints I like to say go big or go home!
Dress|Isaac Mizrahi for Target   Coat|Simply Vera   Pumps|Nine West   Bag|Coach   Glasses|NY&Co   Headband|Urban Outfitters  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Calm Before the Storm

These pictures were taken literally 2 minutes before a severe thunderstorm hit.  I felt the raindrops as I was gathering up my tripod.  It's a miracle I got any shots today, because if I had been ready even five minutes later than I was my pictures would have been rained out. So despite hair made limp by humidity and the pasty "glow" from using flash, I am featuring one of my favorite casual outfits for Spring.

I love the kelly green and navy color combination.  It screams preppy to me, and though I don't consider myself preppy (popped collars belong back in 2004) I love this look.  It's really simple, which is great!  I don't really feel like making interesting outfits and unusual pairings every day.  Some days I just want to throw on something easy that works, and this is the epitome of easy. 
Sweater|Old Navy   Skirt|Banana Republic   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Coach   Pin|Vintage   Glasses|No label   Cuff|Old

What is your easy go-to look for Spring?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Union Jack

This dress was one of my cheapie finds at Rag-o-Rama in Columbus last month.  I snagged it for around $10 and have worn it a few times already.  Thrifting is such an awesome way to add spice into your wardrobe without paying a lot of money.  I seem to always find the most unique I love the splattered Union Jack print, especially because my brother and his wife live in England.  It's definitely a size too big, but I can't decide if it's worth getting tailored or if I should just fix it with my belt trick.  I don't mind the extra room in this dress though, it makes it incredibly comfortable!
Dress|thrifted  Belt|Banana Republic   Shoes|Jessica Simpson Collection   Bag|Coach

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Whiter Shade of Pale

No, these aren't bright white tights on my gams.  It's only the pasty whiteness that comes from six months of sun starvation.  I always feel a little better with some color on my legs, so I'm looking forward to the sunny days ahead.  There are definitely some ladies that rock the albino look very well, but I am just not one of them.  Here's a little insider tip: buy some stock in self-tanner products ASAP because I'm about to invest heavily in faking a healthy glow.  Bye bye pasty legs!
  Dress|INC   Blazer|Talbot's   Bag|Thrifted   Belt|NY&Co   Shoes|Nine West   Glasses|No label 


Monday, March 30, 2015

Rainy Days and Sundays

Flannel|S.O.   Jeans|Gap   Coat, Sunglasses|NY&Co.  Bag|Coach  Shoes|Xhiliration  Umbrella|Totes

Sunday has to be my most favorite day of the week.  I get up early to go grocery shopping and spend the day cleaning up the house, preparing for the upcoming work week and lounging with my pets while my hubby watches the race.  It's the most casual day of the week for me, and sometimes I take that too far.  Like, when I'm out at the store in my workout pants and hoodie (and no I didn't hit the gym before shopping but no one needs to know kthanks) and the messiest of messy buns.  Girlfriend looks a mess on Sundays.  Now let's add rain to the mix?  There is a better chance of the Housewives having a civil dinner party than me looking put together on a Sunday.  

Photographic evidence?  See above.  This took a lot of effort for me!  I really wanted to stay in my sweatpants (sorry Eva Mendes, but I think my husband still likes me even when I rock those bad boys) and college sweatshirt, but I at least tried a little.  Cozy flannel?  Yup.  Baseball cap to hide unwashed hair? You betchya.  My comfiest pair of jeans?  Yes please!  I consider this a win, because I'm wearing heels.  You can't look stylish every day, there is just no way!  So here is my totally casual rainy day look.

Here are some of my favorite rainy day looks featured on In Kinsey's Closet:


Friday, March 27, 2015

Cold Snap

I'd like to forget about the fact that it started snowing after I took these pictures.  Mother Nature is on my sh*t list this week.  She teased me with a few awesome days last week and then just dumped rain and snow and cold on me.  Mother Nature needs a Xanax and boyfriend, because she has too much time on her hands screwing me over when I decide to go bare-legged.  I am glad I didn't swap my winter coats out and replace them with my spring jackets yet.  Too much work!
Tie-neck top and skirt|Merona   Sweater|Limited   Boots|Blossom   Belt|Charlotte Ronson   Bag|Coach   Headband|Urban Outfitters