Friday, March 30, 2012

Mod stripes and circles

mod stripes and circles

For us quirky mod gals stripes and circles totally go together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Delish.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage 70's Dress

Well hellooooo there you vintage 70's Dress...

You are so Sheer
So Sassy
So Seventies!

I'm thinking you should skip the slip with this baby and just 
wear some skin tight, high waist short shorts underneath.

You of course could go full on Rachel Zoe in this: 
floppy hat, giiiinormous platforms, killer gold jewelry... 

But me being me, I've quirked it up. Easter egg style. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gap Yellow Legging Jeans

I'm trying to save some money (what's new right? it's a vicious cycle) so hadn't been on one of my very most favorite companies sites in quite some time... The Gap Family... I know I've talked about my love affair with them many times before, but here's a quick recap. 

I want you all. In a naughty sexy way (oh not YOU readers, no offense, "you" the Gap Family). I love all that you are and all that you will ever be. I love that you are always there for me, whether I've got $10 or $1000 to spend; you've got my back. You're like my best friends Heather and Kristen but I can wear you. Okay, maybe not exactly like them, but I can always depend on you.

so I'm a freak

Anyway, back to the story, I went on their site this morning and now have a nice long list of items to buy. Check out this adorable ensemble from Gap and Piperlime. Fun - FUn - FUN bright citrus skinnies mellowed out a bit by this "I'm so casual I'm chic" fog colored sweater and some beyond fabulous accessories from my besties over at Piperlime. 
(Hey Piperlime, is it cool that I've elevated our relationship to BFF? 
Let me know I've got a half heart "best friends" charm to send you)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adventures in Dressing Rooms - Kmart

I stopped into Kmart on Monday to buy some weedkiller for my garden. Exciting right? The checkout lines were a little long, so I decided I would peruse the clothing section rather than just stand and wait. To my surprise they actually had a lot of items that were totally fashionable! So I filled up my cart and headed to the dressing rooms. Here's what I tried:

I really liked this top! It's a nice mid-weight knit. With the leaf design on the front is open and airy; it would be totally fine even through the hot days of summer. It's shorter in the front but not too cropped and has a nice drape to the back. 

Attention Women's Animal Print Blouse
I also loved this top! It's a lightweight polyester with a colorful spots from a leopard of some rainbow variety. It falls a couple inches below the low rise waist line of my Gap Always Skinny Jeans. It would be completely appropriate for work or play and easy to dress up for evening. 

Attention Women's Animal Print Blouse
Same as the previous top but in a different colorway. This one is a black base with cool colors. Think rainbow snow leopard. Meeeeeeow.

This top was comfy, and I love the lemony yellow color, but really dislike the open back. The grey tank is attached to the chiffon blouse. Way too over-designed for my taste. Too bad though, the yellow chiffon was just lovely. 

Another top that would transition great from work to play to evening. Pretty shape, nice length, fun springtime color, nice lightweight feel. My only complaint is there is elastic around the bottom of the arms that was a little tight and itchy even on my skinny arms. 


Again, another lovely lightweight polyester top perfect for work to play to evening. 

These flare-leg jeans hug your hips and bottom comfortably with a slightly stretchy denim. I would call the waistline mid rise. The legs are tapered in to the knees with a generous flare to the ankle.
While these jeans aren't bad, they were a no go for me. Here's the deal: The Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection seems to be designed to REALLY accentuate your va va va voom figure. For me it was just a little too much. My round booty doesn't need any design assistance to be accentuated. If you really really really want people to stare at your fanny though, these jeans are for you! Also, they just weren't long enough for my legs, for most people the length would be totally fine. 

Great Tomato Red color!! These cotton shorts have just enough stretch for comfort and are the perfect length for those of us who aren't tarty teens. Probably about a 5 inch leg, not too short not too long. The design is perfect for those who like preppy or contemporary lines. Very Gap slash JCrew-esque.

Attention Maxi Dress

This maxi was too short for me, but it was nice and comfy. It would work for lots of different body types. The skirt has quite a bit of fabric so even if you are bottom heavy, it would still fit. Does a great job hiding a little belly too. 

Glo Juniors' Curvy Crop Pant

Hellooooooo sweet cheeks! I'm not so sure how I feel about the little flare at the cuff, I'm a fan of skinny legs all the way, but the more I think about these capri's the more I think I should go back and get them. I tend to favor capris and cropped pants over shorts even in the hottest days of summer since I'm so leggy. They just feel more age appropriate to me.

And here they are again in blue. I should get both dontcha think??

Bottom line, if you have a moment, you should give Kmart a go! I was totally blown away. Lots of pieces I could very easily work into my day to day wardrobe. And (bonus!!) almost everything was 30% off. Pretty Awesome.

So which are your favorites? Should I go back and pick up the colorful capris? 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Coral Blouse

Easter chillin

I love spring. the flowers, the butterflies, the coral blouses...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cherry Blossom

As per Francessca's request! A Cherry Blossom inspired outfit:

cherry blossom

Vintage 60s Mad Men

Dontcha just LOVE vintage dresses from the 1950s and 1960s? 

There are only 6 days to go until the season premiere of Mad Men
here's the second installment of the countdown (did you miss the first? See it HERE):

Yesterday's vintage 60s dress was pastel springtime loveliness, so today I though I'd go something a little more office appropriate. This beautiful vintage wool dress is the perfect canvas. It's so simple and sweet you can really dress it up with bright accessories. The only picture of the scarf was round the neck, but if you really want to go for a vintage look, you'd loosely tie it around your fabulously quaffed hairdo! A "proper lady" in the early 60s would have NEVER worn her hair long and loose!

Monday, March 19, 2012

7 days 'til Mad Men

I don't own a TV, though if I did I would totally be watching the premiere of Mad Men this coming Sunday. Honestly, I must confess I have no idea what the show is about, but that's okay, there's drool worthy vintage styling and that's all I need. More pretty vintage please! 

In anticipation of the season premiere, I give you 7 days of 60's vintage dresses. 
TA DA!!!!

pink lingerie

This time of year when the cherry blossoms are in bloom I always find myself inexorably drawn toward all things pale pink, peach, blush, and cream. Here's a collection of six uber fem soft and sultry sets. I think I should get them all.... Can't I just get them all??

1. Rituel by Carine Gilson Soft-cup Stretch-silk Bra and Silk-satin Briefs
2. Rosamosario Rosa Disera Silk-chiffon Slip
3. Stella McCartney Clara Whispering Stretch Silk-satin Chemise
4. Agent Provocateur Lucienne Tulle and Lace Pinafore Babydoll
5. Elle Macpherson Intimates Maria Stretch Silk-satin Playsuit
6. Stella McCartney Josephine Marrying Satin Corset and Satin Thong

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Apology.

My dearest dearhearts,

Please accept this humble apology for my lack of posting. I try hard to get at minimum 5 posts up a week, but alas sometimes I just can't. Here's the scoop: I'm working full time, I'm in school full time, I manage the social media for Blog Trends Chat, I have a husband and a cat who both demand snuggles, I'm part of FYM Productions, and (duh) I've got this here lovely blog to manage as well. While normally I can handle all this (don't ask how, it just happens!) the past couple weeks I've been struggling to keep my head above water because of (dun dun dunnnnnn...) FINALS. Ugh.

Totally how I felt in my programing and algorithms final...

Finals all went well... well let me say I got A's and didn't pull ALL the hair out of my head. I did manage however to destroy my nails (nibble nibble). I should be getting back on my blogging game in a couple days. I just need a few days to myself to recover.

One thing I am a little bummed about is in the midst of it all we missed Today I Want's bloggeriversary... blogiversary...blogvery... birthday! We're officially in year number 3! Pretty exciting right? You know what's even more exciting? To thank you all for sticking with me I've got a KILLER giveaway coming up. You won't want to miss it. No really, it's gonna be amazing. So check back. Soon. *wink wink* 

I appreciate you all!

xoxox kat

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Topshop - Mix it up!

One day, as I've said before, I will have the tech savvy to be able to make this kind of post interactive. Sadly, I'm not there yet, so use your imagination. Ready..... GO!

Okay, imagine:
the lilac purse with the lime dress and the yellow shoes...
the pink ring with the pink shoes and the coral dress...
the lime dress with the blue ring and the pink shoes...
the lilac purse with the blue ring and the peach purse...

I was just about to say that the possibilities are endless, but then the nerd in me said well, not really. They are finite. If you consider that there are three dresses, three shoes, three purses... Then the grown up me interrupted and said hey nerd, stop with the math and get ready for work.

What can I say, I'm easily sidetracked. What combo would you make with these options?

Sleeveless Lace Dress in Lilac - Lime - Coral
Coloured Skull Ring in Pale Pink - Cream - Pale Blue
Leather Colour Block Purse in Mint - Peach - Lilac
Macarena Peeptoe Leather Shoes in Yellow - Pink - Mint

Monday, March 5, 2012

Impromptu Vintage with Hudson Nichols


Improptu photo shoots with the impecable Kristen of Hudson Nichols Photography and Haute Boudoir rank pretty high on the awesome meter. She is beyond amazing. Just click! click! click! with her camera (using real film mind you) and I get a whole slew of spectacular photos.

Vintage Lord & Taylor Hat via Finders Keepers (Virginia)
Blouse via Gap (web)
Vintage Skirt via Pretty People Vintage (Virginia)
Vintage Samsonite Bag via Fairmont Antiques & Merchantile (Nebraska)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

mother nature is bipolar

woodland mint

Mother nature has really been confusing me of late. One day she's all cheery and spring like, the next she doom and gloom grey winter. In honor of her bipolar nature, here's a darling little outfit with a nice light summery dress and a comfy cozy warm cardigan. All bases covered.