Hooray Summer is here! Last week I decided to welcome Summer a bit early by rocking blue gingham and white denim. And last week my very, very belated Birthday present from the BF arrived from J.Crew. I seriously cannot stop wearing the crystal brulee necklace!
So let me tell you all about how I (BK) receive gifts for any regular holiday from the BF. The BF does not give me presents on the day of or the day after a holiday. Unless he’s gotten me a trip as a present, I don’t ever get anything the day of my Birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s Day. He’s fond of surprises, but like my sister and my parents will tell you, it’s highly likely that he has adapted this form of gift giving because a) I’m super nosy and b) Surprises + Me are like a match made in heaven. Tears, screaming, hyperventilating, you name it, it happens when I’m surprised. And, it really doesn’t take much. Once he surprised me by taking me to Popeye’s (yes, the chicken place) and I am pretty sure I cried. I had been obsessing over the commercials and was sad because I thought there weren’t any close by to us, but he found one and he took me there late at night to revel in fried chicken. He has the element of surprise down to a T…I’ve never been disappointed.
It’s time to bring on the remix for The Kina’s! CK and I both love taking the same piece and styling it our own way. Our styles are so different that it’s always a surprise to see whether our looks are similar or worlds apart. Since CK stands at a cool 5’8″ and I’m a bit under 5’2″, it’s always interesting to see how the same piece sits on each of our frames.
For this weeks remix we chose the American Apparel neon chiffon button up we purchased at the American Apparel flea market. The photos really don’t do the color justice, if you see it in person you’ll understand that the color is almost blinding, but that’s why we love it so! This post fits in perfectly with Chartreuse and A Twist’s weekly color collective theme, so jump on over and check out everyone’s Shades of Summer posts.
Now, if you are in the LA area and haven’t hit up the sale, we highly recommend making the trip into downtown for it. We’ll post BK’s take on the styling the shirt tomorrow so make sure to check back in then!
Sunnies: Michael Kors | Black Tunic: Forever 21 | Black Skinny Jeans : Old Navy | Watch : Michael Kors | Bracelets: Forever 21, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jessica Simpson | Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell Snick STD
Last week I got together with the fabulous Sara B of Glitter and Grace and we snapped a few photos of each other out and about on Balboa Island. I had such a good time taking outfit photos and talking about nail polish, I can’t wait to do it again!
For the day I decided to wear a simple black ensemble and jazzed it up with my favorite sky high Jeffrey Campbell wedges. Of course, I was responsible and sported my Steve Madden Pembrook Booties while walking around the island.
This Sunday Funday CK and I ventured up to Santa Monica and took a long stroll along the beach. We were fascinated by the acrobatics happening at Muscle Beach, so we paused, took some photos and admired the strength. The weather was absolutely beautiful on Sunday, it felt like Summer… well almost, it got a bit chilly later on in the evening, but at least CK got to rock her new Free People Vegan Leather Shorts.
In today’s outfit post I’m rocking my very last Free People purchase made with CK’s amazing discount. The My One and Only Swing Dress in Ivory is perfect for dressing up and down for Spring, and I highly recommend it to all you lovely ladies. The cut is flattering, and the sleeveless look make it perfect for layering or not layering into the warm Summer months. CK and I are going to try and get some more outfit posts up on the blog, so stay tuned!
This weekend I went shopping with some of my besties and was able to score some awesome deals at H&M, Forever 21 and Old Navy. While I am thrilled about all my purchases, I have to say the $14.95 H&M Floral Print pants are by far my absolute favorite! You see, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this lovely piece for a few weeks now, and since I was unable to spend the night at South Coast for the Marni sale, finding the floral print pants front and center at H&M on Saturday made up for my lack of Marni for H&M.
I’m not going to lie, I was excited to see them, but was petrified that they wouldn’t fit me because of my very short inseam. I headed to the dressing room and tore my clothes off so I could get the floral pants on ASAP, turned to look in the mirror and was ecstatic, they fit! They’re supposed to fit as cropped pants on the average human, but I think they still look pretty spiffy on me as regular pants. At $14.95, I can say that this was the best Spring trend investment I’ve made thus far. What do you guys think, are they too long? It’s okay if you think they are, I’ll still keep wearing them because I don’t think anything can put a stop to the odd love affair I’m having with them. Let me know if any of you have posted pictures in these pants, I’d love to see how everyone is styling them up!
Outfit of The Day Details (Loving the Frametastic App)
Fun Spins on the Classic Stripes and Black on Black
Bright Lights – Denim & Plaid
Glossy March Elle & Marie Claire & Nordstrom’s Catalogue
New H&M and Anthropologie Shoes In The Mix & Floral Print Pants
Pops of Color on a DIY Mani and Mini Champagne Bottle
Motivated and Inspired, these two words pretty much sum up how I have felt the last 7 days. We recently launched our new service to our sales team, and I could not be more pleased with the reception we’ve received thus far. I’ll make sure to share some more details as soon as we are completed with the service’s new website! I have been carrying over some of the same planning and structural methodologies I used to execute the launch of our new website to get this blog where I want it to be. Photo #1 in this round-up will be my ongoing mantra for the rest of 2012!