Sunday, March 25, 2012

In Relation

Hi everyone!  I'd like to share with you all my new site In Relation dedicated to sharing my experiences and insight as a marriage and family therapist.  In Relation will feature articles about enhancing your relationship and identifying how your behaviors affect your overall happiness with your partner.  I'll be spending a lot more time over on In Relation for a while as I get it off the ground.  I'd love your support there as well! 

Click here to visit In Relation

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Girly Girl

You all know me: girly.  I don't care about fast cars or sports teams.  I love celebrating the fact that I am a woman.  I like my curves, my high heels and my hair curled.  So when I saw this pink dress, I immediately knew I would pair with my favorite purple belt.  They seemed meant to be, like peanut butter and jelly.  The look comes off as super feminine and girly- just like me.   This isn't the first time I've declared my love for this color combo.
 Dress: xhiliration
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Charmin Charlie
Bag: Coach

Girly and feminine are the cornerstones of my wardrobe- what's yours?

Monday, March 12, 2012


Oh Daylight Savings Time, how I love you!  I love having an extra hour of daylight this time of year.  No 5 o'clock sunsets makes me a happy girl.  This seriously helps me out with blogging since I have ample time to work on IKC photos.  This little spot in my backyard is quick becoming my favorite photo spot.  Out of the way of gawkers and lovely lighting in the late afternoon.
Dress: xhiliration
Top: Mossimo
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Charlotte Ronson
Bag: vintage eel skin
So what's your favorite photo spot?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

I know Spring isn't officially here for another few weeks, but it is in the air here in Indiana.  Actually, we haven't had much of a winter here at all.  I love the colors of this dress paired with the bright tights.  I am always up for an in-your-face color combination, and this seemed perfect for the upcoming season.
Dress: xhiliration
Tights: HUE
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Old Navy
Bag: Coach
Warm weather might be on its way, but that also means one other thing: WIND.   Me and wind don't really mix.  I don't really pull of the sexy windblown look.  I usually look more like... well, see above.

How do you keep fashionable when it's windy out?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


This weekend, I curled up on the couch with my guy and watched the documentary Grizzly Man.  It's about a man who lived with bears for 13 summers.  I could definitely identify... with the bears.  I feel like this winter I have been in hibernation mode, especially when it comes to In Kinsey's Closet.  I have a few new posts lined up, and now that it feels like Spring here in Indiana I am ready to emerge from my den and get back to IKC.
Dress: Macy's
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Coach
Belt: NY & Co.

Have any of you been feeling like you were in hibernation mode this winter? 

Monday, February 20, 2012

In Kinsey's Vacation

Hi everyone!  I know, I know, it's been well over a month since I last posted!  A move, a vacation, and (to be honest) my laziness have all contributed to my lack of posts.  I am back in the states, and happy to be back to In Kinsey's Closet.  Wanna know where I was?

I was in the Caribbean on an anniversary cruise with my honey!  We sailed around Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and had an absolute blast.  However, there were so many times where I almost broke down and cried, because I wondered if we would even make it to the port in Miami!  It was an ordeal just getting from Indianapolis to Miami, so by the time we made it we had to have a few (hundred) drinks and relax!  Here's what happened...
1) The night we were flying to Miami, the night before our cruise left port, Chicago had a white-out and kept delaying out flight out of Indy.  We were going to fly to Chi and then on down to Miami, but that looked like it might not happen.  Not only did they keep delaying, and eventually cancel, our flights, there were no other flights that would get us to Miami by the time our ship left port.  Enter my Super Mom!  She knew there might be a problem, so when I first texted her about our delayed flight she was on the phone getting our flights changed.  There was a flight leaving Louisville, KY the next morning at 5:20.  If we left the airport and drove down to KY that night, we would make it to Miami...
2) We get a ride back home from the airport to my place, grab my car and head down to Louisville (a 1.5 hour drive, not too bad).  We need a cheapie place to stay for the night since we would only be there a few hours before out flight left.  The place we ended up staying turned out to be the crystal meth capital of the Midwest, and we were up all night worried about the questionable folks staying in the room next to us.
3) We happily drive away from the Crystal Palace (as my honey called it) at 3:30 AM to make our 5:20 flight.  All is well until BOOM we hit stopped traffic on the interstate.  Not slowed, but STOPPED.  A two mile back up on a Saturday morning at 3:30 AM?  No bueno.  At this point I start to freak out, knowing we won't make our flight.  After aboutr 20 minutes of a mini-freak out on my end, we see we are next to an on-ramp.  We decide to break the law a bit, and exit off the on-ramp and drive through the city to the airport. 
4) We finally make it to the airport at around 4:30 (it should have been a 10 minute trip!) and think we're in the clear.  The final blow came when the man at the ticket counter told us that my ticket was transferred successfully from the night before, but my boyfriend's was NOT.  He had no flight, an no record of a ticket in the system.  They advised us to just buy a ticket on another airline and fly separately to Miami and hope it all worked out.  Luckily, right before I gave up hope of sailing the Caribbean, the man behind the desk pulled some strings and got us first class tickets to Miami leaving on a later flight.

So we made it and had a wonderful week of fun in the sun!

Swimming with sting rays in the Cayman Islands

Relaxing on board

Having anniversary drinks

Zip Lining in Jamaica

Taking a stroll on the windy deck in my favorite Rebecca Taylor dress

Boating in the Cayman Islands

Beautiful blue water off the Cayman Islands

What a great way to celebrate an anniversary!

On the ship while docked in Jamaica (my most fashionable outfit ever on the blog!)
So please forgive my absence!  Thank you to those Twitter folks who encouraged me to get back to the blog!  I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wintery Mix

Well, it's here.  After a winter of warm weather and sunny days, the snow and ice hit Indiana today.  Of course, I never listen and I still had bare legs and high heels.  Welcome winter!
Top: gifted, but I believe from Macy's
Skirt: Loft
Scarf: thrifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Coat:I bought it years ago
I hope everyone is having a great winter day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Birthday Bash

Hey everyone!  Today is my 26th birthday, and last night my amazing friends threw me a black tie birthday bash!  It was a great night with lots of champagne, cater waiters, a chocolate fountain and lots of beautifully dressed people.

I wasn't being a good blogger last night and didn't get a full outfit shot last night.  The only one where you can even see my shoes is this one my boyfriend took when I fell asleep on the couch.  Good night!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I am loving this monochromatic look.  Tan and camel are such chic colors and perfect for a warm winter day.  Yeah, you heard me, warm winter.  It was in the 50s today.  Usually this time of year brings inches of snow, blustery winds and temps below freezing.  Thanks for answering my prayers Santa!
 Coat: Mossimo
Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Loft
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (gifted)

I hope the weather is nice where you are!

Monday, January 2, 2012


I always love this time of year.  Not only is my birthday this weekend, but it seems like everyone has a new slate.  A new year means a new start.  2011 was the best year of my life.  It saw a cross-country move, a new job, meeting the love of my life and being back in the homeland with my friends and family.  I seemed to luck out last year, and things just got better and better.  2012 will bring a move to a new house, some great vacations planned and whatever else the year has in store.
Poncho (never thought I'd type that word on here): Sonoma
Jeans: Gap
Sweater: F21
Shoes: xhiliration
Bag: Coach

I'm always a big believer in New Year's Resolutions.  I have a few.  I'd like to move IKC back up on the priority list.  It's been on the back burner while living life has taken the top spot.  IKC brings me joy and is a great creative outlet, so it deserves a little TLC in 2012.  

What is your resolution?