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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rorschach

As a therapist I can't help but look at this skirt and feel the desire to ask my clients to analyze it and tell me what they see à la Rorschach.  If you see your parents fighting in my skirt then perhaps I could interest you in a business card and an initial session?  Or maybe you look at it and see something akin to a beautiful marble counter top.  Either way, this skirt is at the top of my new favorites list.  I picked it up this weekend and have already worn it three times.  So maybe you don't see the famed psychologist's work in this pattern, but I see a million and one ways to style this bad boy as summer approaches. 
Top|J.Crew   Skirt|Everleigh   Tights|HUE   Shoes|Bumper   Belt|Old Navy   Bag|Coach   Beret|Limited   Glasses|Ann Taylor





Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Me Back

I'm totally feeling the 70's boho vibe of this dress today.  I picked this up over the weekend thanks to a Nordstrom Rack gift care from my mother-in-law.  I always enjoy gift cards to clothing shops, because it gives me an opportunity to buy something I wouldn't normally get.  If I'm shopping on my own dime I am usually considering getting the most bang for my buck or investing in classic pieces that will last several seasons.  When I use a gift card I feel a bit more freedom to get something a little funky or indulgent.  Thanks Vic!

Now my boots are doing a bit of cover up today.  My inner klutz came out and resulted in a baseball sized bruise on my leg.  Until it heals, you can bet I'll be rocking tights, tall boots and pants.
Dress|Max Factor   Belt|Banana Republic   Bag|Coach   Boots|Blossom   Headband|Urband Outfitters




Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

You guys! It is officially Spring!  Say goodbye to pants, prickly legs, too much beer and inappropriate amounts of Netlifx binging!  We are talking straight up warm weather, happy moods and pastels out the wazoo!  Let's break in the new season with some bright colors and a little pooch, shall we?  Miss Pearl has never experienced temps about 60 (she's a fall baby ya know), so this will be a new thing for her.  I don't know who is more excited from Spring, me or Miss P!
 Dress|Merona   Coat|via Macy's   Shoes|Bandolinos   Belt|Charming Charlie   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Vogue


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fine Looking High Horse

This top is one of my favorite thrifted finds.  I was meeting a girlfriend for a day of shopping when she suggested checking out a local shop.  I walked in an it was buzzing.  There was literally a 20 minutes line for the dressing rooms (which I totally waited in thankyouverymuch) and each aisle was crammed with people loading up their shopping carts.  It was if thrifted goods were the new currency, and people wanted to stock up quick.  My friend assured me it wasn't normally like this, and that I had just happen to come on a day where they were offering a super sale.  There were a few times I was tempted to just leave my little basket and run out the door, but I persisted with all the others and scored three tops and a dress for 11 bucks.  Worth it!
Blouse | Thrifted   Vest |    Skirt | Banana Republic   Tights | HUE   Boots | Blossom

Where else are you going to find a horse themed blouse for $1.99?

What is your best thrifted find?