Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Brooch the Subject

I love a good brooch.  I tend to use them when my outfit is pretty basic and just needs a little something extra.  That little something extra happens to be a gold scottie pin I picked up a flea market over Labor Day weekend in Wisconsin.  It was kismet.  I was running errands with my mother-in-law when we saw the flea market.  We had to pull over, because neither one of us can resist rifling through other people's trash to find our treasures.  I only had one thing on my mind: all things Scottish terrier because I am borderline obsessed with my pooch Miss Pearl.  I walked away with two vintage pins!
Turtleneck|J.Crew   Skirt|Michael Kors   Boots|Blossom   Belt|Limited   Bag|Coach   Brooch|Flea Market   Glasses|Ray-Ban

Monday, October 5, 2015

Comfy Cozy

Let's take a second to talk about the magic that is this poncho.  It is essentially a large cashmere blanket gifted to me by Scot after returning from a business trip to Germany.  When he brought it home for me several weeks ago it was far too warm to leave the house in what is, for all intents and purposes, a classy Snuggie.  In order to keep it somewhat formfitting I layered a chunky belt over the front flaps, and I let the back stay open to create a poncho/cape hybrid.  

I don't have many of these bad boys in my collection, but after rereading this post from last year I see that the last poncho I acquired was similarly bought for me by my husband.  Babe, what the heck?  Why do you keep buying me ponchos?  Are you trying to turn me into a weird poncho lady instead of a weird dog lady, because I am totally game!
Poncho|Gifted   Belt|NY&Co.   Leggings|Old Navy   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Coach   Sunglasses|Ray-Ban

Friday, October 2, 2015

Everyone Knows it's Windy

Let's just say it was a little windy when shooting today's outfit pictures.  I had several Marilyn Monroe moments which, when you're not Marilyn Monroe, are just you in an alley with your underwear showing. 
Flannel|Mossimo   Skirt|Thrifted   Belt|NY&Co.   Shoes|Jessica Simpson Collection

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best Looks for Fall 2015

It's fall, and for people who love style that essentially means it's our Christmas!  Cozy sweaters, rich colors and great textures all come together to form one perfect seasons of style.  Before we have to cover everything with heavy coats, let's take a look at some of the best fall looks featured on In Kinsey's Closet for Autumn 2015.  Click the pictures to be taken to the original post!

  Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Pattern Mixing | Buffalo Plaid + Leopard

It ain't fall if you're not wearing buffalo plaid.  This print was huge last year, and I see it everywhere again this year so I think it's safe to say it's here to stay.  Buttoning up a cozy flannel is the best way to start any fall day in my opinion.  I tend to wear this print more casually, but today I paired it with a peplum skirt, patent leather red heels and leopard accessories.  It's style blogger Pattern Mixing 101 to mix these prints (right behind stripes and florals), so take notes people!
 Flannel|S.O.   Skirt|Mossimo   Belt|Limited   Bag|Coach   Shoes|Jessica Simpson Collection   Glasses|Ray-Ban

Monday, September 28, 2015

On Repeat

I have to admit something: you have seen this look before.  Yup, that's right, I am repeating an outfit piece for piece.  Apparently when celebrities and royalty do it they get magazine articles written about them, but for us normal folks it's nothing new.  While I love finding new ways to style the various items in my closet, sometimes I just want to go back to a look I really liked.  No shame in the repeat game!

To be completely honest, I didn't have intentions of blogging this outfit.  I threw it on before my husband and I took a road trip to visit his brother in Milwaukee.  It seemed like the perfect fall outfit to me!  So when we had some time to kill while waiting for him to finish up with work we snapped some pictures with Miss Pearl.  It seems like every day there is an impromptu photo shoot with Miss Pearl as evidenced by my canine heavy instagram (follow along, kay?).
Flannel|Mossimo   Skirt|Banana Republic   Tights|HUE   Boots|Blossom   Scarf|Gifted   Sunglasses|Target

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Boot

Anyone remember this dress from a few weeks ago?  Well it's no secret that when I find something I love I snatch it up in every color!  This dress is no exception!  I purchased it in early 2011 and have worn it (and it's pink counterpart) pretty regularly ever since.  I love the romantic ruffles and flattering cut.   This time I paired the dress with some knee high boots (full disclosure: I am hiding a few gnarly bruises on my legs thanks to a rough excursion at the bark park this week!) and my go to brown backpack.  Also gotta rock that side-pony because that's the way 11 year old Kinsey likes it!
Dress|H&M   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Olive+Joy   Glasses|Ray-Ban