Friday, October 20, 2017

Blogging Besties: Something Sensible

Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include yours truly @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile's Style. It's based on the idea of "take one, pass it on," but we're passing on an element from another blogger's outfit. It's a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Maricel challenged me to wear something white, something oversized, or something sensible. I am nothing if not sensible, so for this week I styled one of the most sensible pieces I own--my interview dress.

Rather than the conservative way I usually style it for interviews (neutral blazer w/ matching wedges) I went for more "fun" this time since it was just a regular workday! I pulled out colors from the pattern and chose my accessories/completer piece in those colors--the pink of the cardigan, the navy of the necklace, and the maroon of the flats.

Dress: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Walmart (similarsimilarsimilar)
Watch: Francesca's (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Forever XXI (similarsimilarsimilar

Next week, Whitney can choose from the following: stripes, hot pink, or a statement necklace! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Common Threads Challenge: Week 2

Welcome back to week 2 of the Common Threads Challenge! Two weeks ago, I shared the pieces I chose, last week, I shared my first week of outfits, and this week I'm sharing my looks from the second week of the challenge!

Day 8: In a break from my usual M.O, I styled this vest with a dress--and loved how it turned out!

Day 9: I wore my booties with jeans, a tee, and a cardigan for a comfy-cozy work look!

Day 10: We hit a MAJOR cold snap this day, so I layered my gingham shirt with a sweater and some nice warm cords!

Day 11: Another simple work look with my mustard cardigan, stripes and jeans--always a good combination!

Day 12: This was actually what I wore to Wednesday night of KC Fashion Week. I didn't force myself to stick to the challenge for my other KCFW outfits, but in this one I actually included not one but TWO challenge pieces!  

Day 13: I took a half day and worked from home this day, so I wore my fun new KCFW baseball tee with jeans and booties for a fun and relaxed Friday look!

Day 14: I spent most of this day meal prepping and running errands, so I wore--you guessed it--a casual weekend look. Are we seeing a theme from this week?

But enough about me--let's see how YOU wore YOUR pieces last week! 

During the month of October, I have teamed up with five other bloggers to take on the Common Threads Challenge! We have each chosen five pieces from our closet for the month and each outfit we wear must contain at least one of those five pieces.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

KC Fashion Week: Thursday Night

Hello! I'm back today with more Kansas City Fashion Week coverage--today I'll be covering Thursday night's runway show. But first, check out what I wore! 

I actually bought this dress for Christmas last year, but its perfect fall color and trendy wrap-dress silhouette made it perfect for Fashion Week as well! I styled it with ankle strap heels in the same color as the dress and white accessories. 

{photo credit: Anita of Uneedasee}

Dress: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Heels: Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Clutch: Forever XXI (similarsimilarsimilar)


More than anything, this collection made me want to hit the beach. It was light, bright, and breezy--the way summer fashion should be!



Admittedly, I don't know nearly as much about men's fashion as I do about women's. But I do know that this collection was super cool--lots of pockets, longline jackets, and laidback outerwear!


Kendra J Bridal:

Kendra J's bridal collection reminded me of a fairytale. I loved the feminine silhouettes, the flowy fabrics, and the glitzy details.


Miranda Hanson Designs:

This collection had some of the most STUNNING dresses. The lavender dress at the end was another breathtaking moment for me--the lavender color and the way the ruffles fall just made for the most gorgeous gown.


Naava Swim:

Every spring/summer fashion show needs a great swim collection, and this was it! I loved that the swimwear was shown on people of all body types, not just in sample sizes!


Rebekah Lux: 

I really enjoyed the use of color in this collection. The designer used traditionally fall colors--deep purple, emerald green, mustard, etc--in spring silhouettes and fabrics to bring those autumn tones into the spring season!


Syke Brand:

This was a cool, edgy collection, but what I think is even cooler is that the designer dedicated their line to bringing awareness to victims of human trafficking (which is a theme you can see in the collection.)


Travis Cal:

It's not often I see designers at KCFW with an equal mix of men's and women's fashion, but it made me really appreciate Travis Cal's versatility! By the way--the ninth outfit (with the gown and the headpiece) was my favorite outfit of the night. Absolutely stunning!