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


Black and blue is one of my favorite combinations.  When I was younger I thought it was "against the rules" so I didn't really begin mixing these shades until I was in college and didn't care about "the rules" anymore.  I guess there really are no more fashion rules.  It seems more like guidelines than anything.  Wear things that make you feel pretty.  Wear things that make your body look nice.  If you like it, wear it!
Top|Mossimo   Pants|Old Navy   Belt|Macy's   Scarf|Gifted   Clutch|Jessica Simpson Collection   Glasses|Vogue

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cool for the Summer

One of my favorite challenges is figuring out how to wear my clothes nearly year round.  If I am being honest, my turtleneck sweaters and flat strappy sandals only live to see one season a year but this blue maxi is another story.  I have been wearing it to death this summer, and I am not ready to hang it up until next Spring!  I didn't want to be basic and just grab a cardigan, so I pulled this gingham flannel and layered it.  I love this look!  It also didn't hurt that I inadvertently picked blue and white so I was dressed and ready for my Colts on Monday Night Football last night.  Theylost horribly, so let's pretend this whole thing never happened...

Click here for details on how I wore the maxi during the warm summer
 ...and see how I styled it for fall.
Maxi|Old Navy   Gingham|J.Crew   Bag|Coach   Flats|Mossimo