Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

It is finally time to ring in 2011!  New year, new me, new everything.  I couldn't be happier for the clock to strike midnight washing away 2010.  This year will see a huge move and a new job.  It will also see spending time with family and friends and meeting new ones too.  
Now, I could have gone the sparkly route and worn an outfit with head to toe sequins.  I have done that the past two years, so I thought I'd sip my champagne in lace this year.
Dress: I.N.C.
Shoes: Mossimo
Earrings: gifted from my sister-in-law when she and my brother got married

I hope that everyone is all dressed with with somewhere fabulous to go.  I also hope everyone has someone special to kiss when the ball drops!  See you next year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Black and Yellow

I love the combination of black and yellow.  Both of the universities I went to had the colors of black and gold, so black and yellow helps me show my school spirit (I don't really have a lot of gold).  It is surprisingly warm here in Seattle, and I'm going to miss that when I'm back in Indiana.  Yup, I'm moving!  I put in my notice a few weeks ago and I am in the process of packing my things (aka my closet) and getting ready for the big move!  I am so excited and happy :0)  Indiana is my home and I can't wait to be back with my friends and my family permanently.  
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Merona
Tights: HUE from Macy's
Shoes: Bumper
Anklet: Bracelet from Wet Seal
Necklace: H&M

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  I sure did.  Lots of family, board games, movies, and of course: food!  I'm not keeping up with my outfit posts while I'm home because I'm busy spending time with family and friends.  I'll get back to the grind later this week.

I just wanted to share an email I got from a new reader this week.  It made me smile!  I started this blog for fun, but it has turned into a lot more.   

OMG, I just stumbled across your blog (thank HEAVENS)!!!!! Let me say how completely elated and inspired I am that finally a woman with REAL style, REAL curves, and a REALISTIC budget has a blog! I am a 12 (which is new for me since an 8 is what I've always been) and I could never find anything that fit without looking frumpy. You have renewed my faith in fashion!!! I love that you show brands I love (Banana Republic, Jessica Simpson, LOFT, etc...) and how the clothes fit and different ways they can be pieced together. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! It may not seem like a lot but trust me when I say you have changed my views on fashion!!

A big thank you to all the In Kinsey's Closet readers!  You all mean so much, and I am happy that you take time out of your day to drop in!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ivy League

I'm finally back home in Indiana!  I love it here so much, and it is the only place I want to be during the holidays.  Seattle is great, but I always want a white Christmas.  This year, there is snow on the ground so my dream came true. 
I've had this sweater since I was a sophomore in high school and I'm almost 25 (two weeks!), so you do the math.  It is old-oldy-old.  I like to wear it this time of year.  The pattern reminds me of ivy.
Sweater: Mossimo
Skirt: Old Navy
Belt: "Where'd she get that belt from? She got it from her Mama"
Shoes: Steve Madden

I have a fun day planned!  I hope all of you do too.  Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Homeward Bound

I am Indiana bound!  I can't wait to spend Christmas with my family.  My family has grown this year, because my sister just got engaged!  Her new fiance will be with us on Christmas.  She told me that she forces him to read this blog with here, so "Welcome to the family Matt!" It will be a great day!  This is my casual traveler attire.  Not too interesting, but in the interest of daily style posting, here it is!
Sweater: Old Navy
Cami: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: Gap
Boots: American Eagle
Coat: Thrifted

 I'm off!  I've got a flight to catch!

UPDATE: I'm at the airport with two hours to kill.  I thought lines would be long, but I breezed right though!  Joy from Southern Comfort asked me to answer the following questions (thanks Joy!) so now is the perfect opportunity

1.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was younger, I really wanted to be on Broadway.  I love singing, and I'm pretty decent at it, but I'm an awful actor.  I suck big time.  That dream went out the window, and now I'm happy being a therapist/ style blogger!

2.  Favorite childhood game?
I love playing LIFE with my family.  All games are fun, but I always loved LIFE!

3.  Most favorite birthday?
 My 22nd birthday was great.  my best friend organized a surprise birthday dinner and then we all went out afterward.  It was great to be with all my girlfriends.  I think my 25th birthday (in just a few weeks!) will be awesome as well.  I'm going up to Canada with some girlfriends to have a great time!

4.  Something you have always wanted to do and haven't yet?
Go on a family vacation where all my siblings and their partners come too.  Everyone is so busy that it is hard to get everyone together.  I would love to go on a vacation with everyone.  i have the best family and love spending time with everyone :0)

5.  What was your first love? 
Do clothes count? No?  Okay, my dog Brandy.  I had fake marriage ceremonies with her, slept with her in my bed, and snuck her upstairs when my parents weren't looking so we could play together.  She was a dalmatian and she was gorgeous.  I had her all while growing up until I was 16 and she got old.

6.  First musical idol?
  I swear I came out of the womb a Mariah Carey fan.  I always loved her voice, and I still do.

7.  Favorite gift?
My parents bought me my car, and that was pretty huge.  An ex once bought me a subscription to a trashy tabloid magazine and it was awesome.  It was a gift that kept on giving!

8.  If a theme song played everywhere I went what would it be?
The Wonder Woman theme of course!

9.  Favorite city to visit?
Memphis all the way.  Every summer my Dad and sister and I go to Memphis.  We stay at the Peabody and have a great night out on Beale.  It is the perfect trip, and I have such great memories every time I go.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Early Christmas!

Recently, I decided to participate in a great Secret Blogger Gift Exchange!  Gerry of BBM fame decided to organize it, and I'm so glad she did because it was a thrill to give and receive Christmas gifts from a fellow blogger.  My gift came recently from the fabulous blogger Andie from What Andie Wears!  You might have noticed I have an affinity for high heels. I don't own a single pair of flats that aren't flip flops or summer sandals!  So, she sent me these gorgeous leopard print flats!  She also sent me this cozy red scarf.  I love it!  Red is my all time favorite color, so this is perfect for me.  Thank you so much Andie!  And a big thanks to Gerry for organizing this.  I hope to participate again next year!
Top: The Limited
Jeans: Gap
Tights: Target
Scarf: Gifted from Andie
Flats: Gifted from Andie

Today is my work Christmas party.  It is super casual at my workplace, I usually look way more dressed up than my co-workers.  The red in this outfit makes it just perfect for the party.    I can't wait for Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Party

It is the week of Christmas, and that means it's also the week of Christmas parties!  I love any excuse to dress up, and Christmas parties are the ultimate reason to pull out your fancier dresses.  I love this silk dress.  The color is beautiful, and it has a great pattern.  I got this dress from Banana Republic about two years ago, and I've only worn it twice.  It deserves another chance at bat!
Dress: Banana Republic
Shoes: soho
Clutch: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: Givenchy

Bold jewel tones are the best thing to wear to Christmas parties in my opinion.  What do you like wearing to holiday parties?