Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Annual Style Rut

Every year around this time I begin to slowly slip back into my rut of wearing black and white with pops of red.  I know I do it.  I hate that I do it.  Yet I still do it every.single.YEAR! Last year I thought I had come to peace with it, but now I feel differently. I may need to ban myself from buying black and white cold weather clothing, because I have to find more ways to inject some color during the fall and winter.  

Help!  How do you break out of your style ruts?!
Top|Anthro   Skirt|Limited   Boots|Steve Madden   Bag|Coach

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Pattern Mixing | Buffalo Plaid & Houndstooth

Like a moth to a flame, so goes every fashion blogger to buffalo plaid come fall.  And why not?  Buffalo plaid is one of those timeless and gorgeous prints that screams Autumn!  I have buffalo plaid tops, shoes, coats and of course this poncho!  Who doesn't love a good check print?

This time I decided to cinch in the waist of this bad boy with a houndstooth scarf that has been hiding in the depth of my scarf drawer for a while.  I love it so much, and had forgotten I owned it until I did a closet purge recently and went through all of the contents of my dresser. I love the look of these two prints together!

See how I styled this poncho last fall here!
Poncho|Mossimo   Scarf|Gifted   Boots|Blossom   Dress|Gap   Bag|Jessica Simpson   Sunnies|Betsey Johnson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

In Kinsey's Closet Obsession | Leopard Print Lust

If you have been following along on my IKC journey (how "Bachelor" franchise did that just sound?) will know one thing: I love a good leopard print!  Now leopard print is really hit or miss in my book.  There is a fine line between chic and gawdy, and I am sure I have overstepped my bounds a time or two over the years.  Here are some of my favorite leopard items that have been featured on IKC!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trending Always| Pattern Mixing

What a week this has been!  It's only Wednesday, so just a few more days until I get to spend a relaxing weekend with Scot, friends and my favorite fur monsters.  My girlfriend and I are hitting up an orchard, I have a date night planned and I'll be celebrating my dad's birthday!  Maybe a glass of wine or two will help ease my Wednesday blues... 

As long as I can remember I have really enjoyed mixing bold prints together.  Check out my Pattern Mixing 101 post from last year here!  This look is pretty tame because it features black and white- but it's one of my favorites!  This Loft skirt has been in my closet since 2007!  I distinctly remember being in college and buying this (expensive for me at the time) skirt and feeling so grown up.  So here I am- an actual grown up- still wondering when I will actually feel like it! 
Blouse|Meron   Skirt|Loft   Pumps|Alfani   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Betsey Johnson

Monday, September 11, 2017

Back to School Memories

This time of year brings back so many "back to school" memories for me.  My favorite part of late summer was when my mom would take me shopping for new school clothes.  She was always so encouraging and let me pick out whatever I wanted (within reason).  My mother has always been a little fashionista in her own right, so it was fun to share this time with her.  I spent months planning what I was going to buy and how I was going to style it.  I even had a diary full of potential outfit combinations.  If only I had dedicated this same brain power to chemistry class I probably could have cured cancer by now.

My other distinct back to school shopping memories center around the "fashion shows" me and my sister would put on for my dad.  When we came home from the mall with all of our clothes he would sit patiently while we ran back and forth from our room changing and modeling our new finds.  Looking back I am sure he was bored with this and just making us feel good, but I remember him saying "Wow that is such a nice shirt" like he really meant it! It's probably not much a surprise that I now do this exact thing for internet strangers now!
Top|Merona   Jeans|Gap   Pumps|Coach   Bag|Banana Republic

Friday, September 8, 2017

Comfy Casual

The name of today's game is: comfort!  I recently injure my back while opening a drawer rescuing a bunch of kittens from a fire.  I had to be off my feet for a few days, and once I was ready to be mobile again I needed to wear flats.  In the past I have really struggled with finding a stylish way to wear shoes without significant heels.  For a few years in my early 20s the only flat shoes I owned were a few pair of sneakers for workouts and flip flops to wear while boating.  I literally had no stylish flats at all!

Fast forward to today and mama likes a comfortable shoe.  I buy far more flats than I do heels these days.  I'm sure glad I do, because I've been hobbling around in them all week!  To keep the comfy casual vibe I wore a cotton tee and simple cap.
Top|Merona   Skirt&Slides|Gap   Backpack|Target   Cap|Steve Madden