American Apparel Baseball Tee (similar) | Ralph Lauren Military Vest | Gap Denim Cut-offs | Seychelles Heels | J.Crew Crystal Brûlée Necklace & Bracelet
I’ve come to the realization that more often than not personal style is a complete reflection of my internal emotions. Whether I’m consciously covering up a certain body part or sub-consciously searching for an article of clothing to make me feel happy, I can’t help but deny that what I’m wearing is a reflection of my heart and soul.
I feel like this connection between my style and emotions explains my roller coaster of purchases this entire year. I’ve constantly been on the search for something to make me feel happier, and by trying to attain a new sense of happiness I’ve been pouring through articles of clothing and accessories rampantly. I do not even want to try and add up how much I’ve spent this past year on things that I should not have purchased, because I know it would send me into cardiac arrest. But judging by the closet busting at the seams, it is a hefty sum. So I’m making a conscious decision to go back to my roots because I have a feeling that deciding to make this change will help me both internally and externally, and I have a feeling my bank account will thank me.
This last week when deciding what to wear I went back to my first love shoes of course! I think one of the first posts on the blog was about my love affair with these lovelies that cover our feet. When I met up with Miss Sara B to take some pictures, I made it a point to pair outfits with shoes that just make me smile.
American Apparel Chiffon Button Up | Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans | Michael Kors Heels (old) | InPink, Jessica Simpson and Sears Bracelets | Butter London Slapper and Color Club Polish
Today is part two of the remix! Yesterday we posted photos of CK in the American Apparel chiffon button up, and today we’ve got photos of BK rocking it out. Check out CK’s look here to see how she styled it.
I decided to pair the bright shirt with a pair of Levi’s boyfriend jeans and some sky high platform heels. I loved offsetting the bright lights of the chiffon top with a pair of denim and I felt the sky high heels gave the outfit a little pump of edge. This is such a bright Summer color, it makes me oh so excited to get tan and wear a bunch of brights!
Photos courtesy of Ms. Sara B.
It’s time for the usual weekly Instagram round-up. If you’re not already following me you can @bettinakina. I love following new peeps with beautiful photos, so leave me your Instagram username in the comments! xoxo- Bettina
Everytime I come across this Elie Saab gown I can’t help but feel like I need it/want it in my closet ASAP. I mean it would make the most perfect wedding dress. | I used 200 of my Sephora Rewards points on the St. Tropez gradual tanner and thus far I couldn’t be happier with it. The lotion smells good and I’ve noticed a gradual change in color and it’s been two days | Made it to the gym a little more regularly this week, woohoo! | Finally used my Gossip Girl Birchbox Color Club nail polish to glam up my digits!
Broke out the bright orange wedges to wear with my cobalt blue denim. | Amped up my usual arm party with a bit of turquoise. | Warm weather this weekend meant bare legs, sandals and stripes. | Cobalt blue Old Navy denim, gray ankle booties and a burn-out sweater from Brandy Melville made for the perfect Starbucks outfit.
Happy Monday! Last week was filled with wonderful new experiences. Some highlights included: volunteering at Lucky FABB and hearing Randi Zuckerberg speak and trying Canadian treats in Vancouver. CK is stil up in Seattle, so we promise to share those photos later this week. xoxo – Bettina
Some of CK’s instaweek highlights included: taking our Mom to Umami Burger for the very first time, eating some of Mom’s homemade ceviche, a visit to Irvine’s new Daiso Japanese store (aka Hi-Chew Heaven) and a fun overnight mini-vaca to LA. We finally remembered to get some of CK’s shot into the weekly round-up, now we just need to figure out how to get both of our Instagram feeds on the the blog as well.
The highlights of my week weren’t too crazy as I was a little under the weather for a few days, but when I was out and about the week included: arm parties and swag, Starbucks in Santa Monica and the start of By Invitation Only: How we built Gilt and changed the way millions shop. I can’t wait to get through the rest of the Gilt book and share some of the fun shots we took in Santa Monica yesterday on the blog. Stay tuned for a fun post tomorrow!
In the meantime, don’t forget to check out A Little Dash of Ash’s weekly Instagram round-up. You can follow The Kina’s @bettinakina and @carokina.
My Day Job // Everything Else
My New InPink Jewelry
New Sam Edelman ‘Yelena’ Sandals & A Outfit of the Day
Mac & Shrimp // This Week’s Pinterest Productivity Project
My puppy Lucius // Clean Make-Up Brushes
My New Mantra // Planning for the Future
TGIF. I had originally planned to post about the newest additions to my big sexy hair formula of products, but I couldn’t get arm parties off my mind, so I’ll save the hair for next week. Since CK and I decided to refrain from purchases we can wear this month, I’ve spent quite a bit of time cleaning and organizing my closet, and thank goodness I did because I ended finding so many baubles to invite to an arm party! Now, nobody throws an arm party like Ms. Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, so I included some of my favorites from her blog in the collage below. Now tell me, do you all think there can ever be too many RSVPs to an arm party?