Bettina Sweaterknit Rancher Hat | Missoni Inspired Scarf (the real deal) | Tulle & Gauze Free People Slip | Super Soft Washed Free People Pullover | Artizia Faux Leather Leggings| Pied Juste Waxed Canvas Boots
I bought the Sweaterknit Rancher Hat from Anthropologie while I was visiting CK in NYC, and I must say I am obsessed. It kept my head warm and looked uber chic while doing so. What I really liked about it was that it was wool, but it didn’t make my forehead or head scratch – I tend to have that issue with wool beanies. If you ever have these issues, this camel colored beauty of a hat is a must buy.
I was sold when I tried it on in the store, but the fact that it’s made by a company called Bettina in Italy took the purchase to a whole another level! It’s incredibly versatile in color, and the black ribbon provides a dark contrast that helps pull your entire look together.
On our last full day visiting CK we trekked back over to Rockefeller Center and took in the views at Top of the Rock. Thankfully it was a beautiful day, the sky was clear and the sun was out in full force. The fact that the viewing areas weren’t crowded made it an optimal day to snap some gorgeous photos. I promise to post some beautiful birds eye view photos I snapped, along with some action shots of myself in another post later this week. Today is reserved for CK and her empire state of mind.
In case you want to see what else we did, here are some shots in Williamsburg Brooklyn, me (BK) posing in front of some Chelsea Street Art, CK and some epic Meatpacking cobblestone, and part one of our NYC details post.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to make it out to the Big Apple to visit CK during her first week in NYC. And obvi, she’s completely loving living in the city! We took the subway down to the Brooklyn Bridge and spent the weekend frequenting oh so many touristy spots. I’m sure if you follow along in Instagram your feed was blown up with pictures from NYC (sorry about that).
Now that she’s in NYC The Kina’s are bi-coastal, so you’ll get a mix of both the beachy and city backdrops Orange County and Manhattan have to offer! Hope you all have a lovely TGIF!
These cream booties are the current love of my life (not living love that is). They are absolutely perfect for right now and into the fall I cannot even contain myself. These booties are made exclusively for Anthropologie by Bellissima by Dolce Vita and come in four lovely shades: neutral (my obsession), Brown, Terra Cotta and Carbon. Now, they aren’t in my current possession (yet), but I’ve already styled them down with denim shorts and up with a sparkly skirt.
I tried the Lyra booties on at Anthropologie on Friday and cannot stop thinking about them. What I loved most about them the fit. The interior of the boot is snug to your foot and ankle so you feel secure, but not restricted. Another plus is the 2.5″ inch stacked heel is the perfect height for every day walking and the pretty leather exterior can wear from day to night, making it ideal for all day use. I’m telling you all I will have these soon enough. I’d love to see/hear what booties you’re coveting for this lovely Fall season?
Silk Blazer: Anthropologie (old) | Black T-Shirt: Madewell | Boyfriend Jeans: Levi’s | Crystal Necklace: J.Crew | Purse: Lucky Jeans | Wedges: Steve Madden
Lately I’ve been drawn to the bright lights of day-glo and neon, but when CK and I went up to the LA Art Walk I opted to tone it down and embrace some soft lights. I paired a silk pastel pink blazer with my relaxed Levi’s skinny jeans. We stumbled upon soft lights to shoot these photos right around the corner from Urth Caffe’s downtown location, and the lighting went perfectly with my outfit.
I pumped up yesterday’s outfit of blue denim by slipping on my oh so very high Steve Madden Whisttle Wedges. I’m a big believer in the platform as it always allows me to wear a higher shoe. Contrary to what many would think, these sky high wedges are actually really comfortable. I’ve worn these out dancing in LA for my birthday and out in Vegas, the only thing you need to watch out for is uneven pavement. That my friends would be your downfall.
Day 2 of Anthropologie’s Spring Trends. Today’s round-up includes peplum, floral, neon, denim, ikat and our go to piece, the chambray button-up. CK and I hit up Urban Outfitters today to take advantage of the beauty that is the employee discount before she bids adieu to her Anthro days. Hope all you lovies are enjoying the first weeks of Spring!
This past weekend CK’s (Carolina) Fashion Island Anthropologie store had a fashion show showcasing this Spring’s trends. The show was bittersweet for my mom and I, because this is CK’s last week at Anthropologie – which means bye bye amazing discount. So in honor of CK’s last hoorah at Anthropologie, we’re dedicating today and tomorrow’s posts to the Newport Beach’s store favorite Spring trends.
CK (left) and her co-worker Kathryn modeled the Peplum and Hi-Lo trends of Spring together, much like they did at the BHLDN fashion show. Keep scrolling to see how you can get their looks via the Anthropologie website.
Carolina and I at The Cream Event
Last week I was lucky enough to view BHLDN’s summer collection at the carefully curated wedding event, The Cream. BHLDN, inspired by the Dutch word “to keep”, is the child of Anthropologie, the creator of all things beautiful. The pieces BHLDN creates are unique and give every woman a chance to celebrate their day with a truly unexpected twist on the traditional. You can tell each and every piece has an immense amount of thought and detail put forth in its creation, from the intricate beading to the layers of satin ruffles, their collection is simply divine.
On an even luckier note Carolina was able to model one of their beautiful pieces in the BHLDN fashion show. I was a little nervous about jumping in front of the professional photogs hired for the event, but I did manage to get a few shots of the pretty models in their stunning dresses. And can I just say, I was obsessed with the dress CK got to wear, I mean all the sparkly details atop the sheer blush colored dress left me breathless! The MC did mention all the pieces they previewed would be available on the site at the end of March, so be on the look out!
CK getting ready for the BHLDN fashion show
CK & Her Anthropologie Co-worker Catherine
Words cannot even describe how badly I wanted to take this beautifully beaded bolero home and rock it with a white T-shirt and denim cut-offs.
Again, I’m speechless. The beautiful petals that adorn this little number are gorge!
These last three photos may not have been dresses, but they were my favorite pieces from the BHLDN display. Much like the BHLDN collection, the rest of The Cream event was also indie chic divine. I’ll be posting some more photos of the innovative vendors that displayed their carefully curated designs at The Cream event.