Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thanks Emma

I can't really take credit for this simple outfit guys. Some days I am super inspired to put together interesting outfits that scream my name.  Today my outfit screams someone else's name: Emma Stone.  I straight up stole homegirl's look for this one. She masters the effortless color block, especially with red and orange. 
Twinsies right? Right?  Riiiight.
Top: Old Navy
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach
Sunnies: c/o Yelp



This isn't the first time I have stolen ideas from other people.  See my thief self here and here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mono

I gotta say, as much as I love bold patterns and color mixing I am a big sucker for going monochromatic.  Don't get me wrong, I am always attracted to looks that have a lot going on, but sometimes it's nice to just tone it down a bit.  This look was a easy to throw together, but made me feel chic all day.  Keeping everything relatively close on the color wheel allowed me to play with texture by including a pleated silk blouse and metallic tweed coat.  
Blouse: Vintage
Skirt: Merona
Boots: De Blossom
Belt: Ann Taylor
Coat: Mossimo
Necklace: Old, had since high school
Headband: Urban Outfitters
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
See the another monochromatic look I wore featuring this coat.
See how else I have styled this vintage thrifted blouse here and here!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Check, Please!

It's getting cold here in Indiana. Since moving back home to Indiana a few years ago, I have found myself hoarding check flannel button ups.  They become my go-to look with a pair of skinny jeans and boots when the leaves start falling.  They keep you so warm, and are the perfect versatile fall wardrobe staple.  I thought they paired perfectly with these super comfy pants I got the other day for 50% off at Old Navy.  I had gone in to buy one blouse I spotted in a magazine, and I ended up staying for their Buy One Get One 50% Off sale.  

So there is kind of a lot going on here with this outfit.  We have polka dot pants, a checkered flannel, snake skin belt, red scarf and maroon clutch.  Too much?  I don't know.  I've never listened to the Coco Chanel's advice to edit your outfit right before you leave the house to make sure you're not too overworked.  Seems too boring!

Button Up: Mossimo
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Scarf: H&M
Belt: Alfani
Eel skin clutch: Thrifted
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
What is your fall wardrobe staple? 
See how I've used this clutch before.
This is what I was wearing this day in 2001.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Homecoming

Yesterday my family paid a visit to my father's hometown of Brookville, Indiana.  It's a picturesque small town situated along a babbling brook and set amongst the gentle rolling hills of southern Indiana.  The beauty of this town always gets me, but it looks especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing. 
Blouse: Limited
Cami: Eddie Bauer
Peplum Skirt: Merona
Shoes: Nine West
Jacket: AGB (Macy's circa 2008)
Earrings: Gifted
See how I've worn this jacket before.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Treat Yo Self!

I know Big Brother is watching, because no less than one day after searching for buffalo plaid shirts online I see an ad for this coat pop onto my facebook feed.  I usually scroll through ads on facebook, but I snapped a pic and immediately sent it to my husband saying "I. need. this!"  His response?  "Treat yo self!"  It's the perfect coat to transition from too-cold-for-a-light-jacket-but-too-warm-for-a-parka weather that seems like last a month or two here in Indiana.
Coat: Mossimo
Turtleneck: Banana Republic
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Be Blossom
Sunnies: New York & Co.
Headband: Urban Outfitters



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In Kinsey's Proposal


I can honestly say that I did not think I would make another In Kinsey's Closet post again.  I loved working on my blog, but when I realized I didn't have the time or dedication to keep it going the way I needed to, I walked away.  Lately though I have been thinking about getting back into the blogging world.  This weekend I ran into a few women who told me they had read the blog, liked it and hoped I would get back to it someday.  Today is that day!
 
Knowing that I was thinking of restarting In Kinsey's Closet, my boyfriend Scot crafted the perfect proposal...
 
Let's start with a little history:  Scot and I have been together for over two and a half years.  The past few years have been the best and happiest of my life.  Scot and I have been talking about marriage for over two years, so when he proposed to me on Labor Day I was estatic.
 
Scot had casually mentioned helping me take a few outfit photos.  He asked me if I had any place in mind for the pictures, and I immediately told him I'd been thinking of a local arts garden I'd been going to.  He agreed that would be nice, and we planned to go out in the afternoon light to take some outfit shots.  The plan all along was to take the photos, and then head downtown for a dinner with my parents.
 
We walked around the arts garden looking for the perfect place for pictures.  Scot took my pictures, and then casually mentioned that he'd like me to take a few photos of him since he was wearing his suit.  I was happy to, because I'd been wanting to have a few nice shots of him.
Handsome, right?

After I finished taking his pictures, he set up the tripod so we could take a few photographs together.  We stood together in the beautiful woods smiling, laughing and holding hands.  I was having a wonderful time!  Then, he turned to me and began to tell me how much he loved me.  I replied that I loved him as well.  On the inside I was thinking this is odd timing.  We're kind of in the middle of something, and he's going all sappy on me.
 
However, as he kept talking, I realized he was doing more than proclaiming his love for me.  He was going to propose!  The second I realized what was happening, he went down on one knee and pulled out a ring box.  I immediately started hyperventilating and crying, but through my tears I saw the most beautiful diamond ring.  He looked at me and said "Kinsey Marie Edwards, will you marry me?"
 
 
 
The best part of the whole thing, was that our camera kept snapping pictures!  All the ugly cries, kisses and even the part where my knees buckeled and he had to help me stand are captured on camera for us.  It was such a beautiful moment, and I had NO idea.  Any girl that is "close to" getting engaged will tell you she suspects when it might happen, but I was way off!  He took me by complete surprise.



After the proposal, we stood together talking about how happy we were.  Then I remembered we were meeting my parents for dinner.  I asked him if they knew about the proposal, and he assured me that it was a surprise.  He had asked for their permission weeks ago, but had not told them when he was going to propose to me.  I was excited at the thought of surprising them with the news at dinner, but I never got the chance because when I walked into the restaurant the people closest to me were all their waiting to celebrate.  He not only orchestated a proposal without me suspecting, but also a surprise engagement party!

Now that I am happily engaged and eager to begin wedding planning, I am hoping to document the process through In Kinsey's Closet.  This has been a wonderful experience, and I'd love to share it with you all.  Thank you!