3 Ways to Layer with ModCloth

January 22, 2015

Today I’ve partnered up with ModCloth to share a few of my favorite layering techniques! With a huge array of sweaters and knits to choose from, your options are limitless.

Starting with the perfect pastel combo; White jeans, and a white top make the base of the outfit. (Even in the winter) This leaves you with lots of wiggle room to get creative with your layers. I decided to keep it simple with this baby blue cardigan, and my go-to jean jacket to wear on top. When wearing white jeans, a darker color on your feet can make you appear short and stumpy, so I went with a pair of adorable light beige booties to help give the illusion of elongated legs. 


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For my next look, I decided to keep it simple, and fuss-free. Let’s be honest, we all have mornings where the last thing we want to do is spend time in our closets, putting together a complex outfit. I love this criss-cross, drapey sweater (low in stock, so get it while it lasts!) paired with a simple pair of skinny jeans. These over-the-knee booties are the perfect statement piece, and complete the look!


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Lastly, I decided to create a look with sharp edge, and a muted color palette, dominated by blacks and greys. 


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xx,K

2015 Make up Resolutions

January 21, 2015

For 2015, one of my resolutions was to find the perfect, everyday make up product. My skin is super delicate, and prone to breakouts when it isn't treated right. It's always either too dry, or too oily, and never just right. Which is why I decided to gut the old, and start with a clean slate. Since the beginning of the year, I've been using this make-up regimen, and my skin has never looked better! Heres the secret:


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1. Start with a fresh, clean face and apply Benefits, "Triple Performing, Facial Emulsion." A lot of times, people confuse their break-outs with having oily skin, when in reality, your face is so dry, that it produced more oils. This Moisturizer helps rejuvenate your skin and prevents it from those future breakouts.

2. Apply benefits "Eyes, It's Potent," cream under and around your eyes. The skin below your eyes is different from the rest of your face, and is extremely delicate; it needs special care. This too acts as a moisturizer, with a nice, cooling effect.

3. To cover any small imperfections, I use the same concealer I've been using since High school. Almay's "Clear Complexion Concealer." Dab a little on a blemish, and it blends in perfectly with the rest of your skin. It also helps clear everything up!

4. "The Big Easy, Bigger than BB cream," is a great alternative to clumpy foundation. I personally don't use this every day, but when I'm headed out for the night or getting ready for an event, this is my go-to. It leaves your skin looking flawless AND it has SPF 35 in it!

5. Applied either directly after the BB cream, or in place of it, I love to use the "Hello Flawless," compact powder. During a normal week, I will skip the BB cream, and go directly to this for lighter application. I don't particularly like having a lot of make up on my face for 12 hours, so this is the perfect solution. 

6. Apply Mac, Love Joy Mineralize Blush for contour to make your cheek bones to pop. It's refined, baked minerals enhance your cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer.

7. Look alive with the "High Brow" pencil, which gives your brows a little lift. Apply it directly below your eye brows following the arch. I also like to place a little in the corners of my eye to help give me a fresh, awake look, (even when I have a case of the Mondays.)

8. Lastly, my old go-to, is the "Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara." Over the years, I have tried countless varieties of Mascara, and this one is the only one that seems to make my eye lashes look extra full and long. 

And that's it! Now you know the details to my every day routine. Find these products, and more of my favorite products below. 

xx, K




Blush

December 29, 2014

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Photos by: Molly Cranna

There's something timeless about pairing soft pastels and neutral tones. It seems to be my go-to color palette this winter. These stone colored sling back pumps can be paired with jut about anything. Put it all together, and you've created an effortlessly chic, comfortable look! Complete this California, winter style with the perfect Julep manicure, choosing from an assortment of nail polish colors. See below for a step-by-step tutorial using the ones I chose to "polish," off this look! 

xx, K





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Tieks Two Ways

December 17, 2014

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If you're anything like me, you are two things. One, you go wherever you need to go prepared and two, being comfortable is a priority. My roommate in college was all of the above. So much in fact, that when we'd leave the house for a frat party, she'd throw a roll of toilet paper in her purse. (No judgement.) At any rate, what I'm trying to get at here is that you need a pair of Tieks. Aka, the cute little flats that I'm wearing in this post. They fold up nice and small, and fit right in your bag! In case you're out one night in your highest pair of heels, you can take these bad-boys to go and throw em' on when your feet start to hurt. (That, or you can just wear them because they're adorable.) Make sure to check out their site for an assortment of colors! They are super comfy and fit true to size. 

Now that we've got your holiday shopping shoes all figured out, you're going to need the perfect tote bag; for gifts, that soon-to-be empty wallet of yours, and the naughty or nice list. I absolutely love this Gigi NY Taylor Tote. It is such a timeless piece, made with real leather; the perfect size for travel, work, or play. See below for different colors and styles!

xx, K

Get the look:




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Lots O' Dots

December 15, 2014

Featuring: Dora Landa


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I'm excited to be pairing up with Dora Landa to share with you, their amazing line! This look in particular was put together based around Dora Landa's, black bomber jacket with leather sleeves. Lightweight, sleek, and comfortable, it's easy to pair with a casual, breezy dress. It transitions perfectly from day to night. 

Find this jacket along with many other gems on their website here! "With fashion-forward prints and sophisticated bold looks, bright hues or sleek monochromatic colors, there’s something for every woman to look and feel her best. The beautiful pieces are cut from the finest all-natural silk to give a truly luxurious look with comfort to match. They can be worn day or night, office meeting to cocktail party, and everywhere in between."

xx, K



Gifts for Him & Her

December 8, 2014

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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, there are still TONS of sales going on today! Be sure to get cracking on your holiday shopping, and take advantage of these awesome deals!

xx, K


FOREVER 21 // 30% OFF SELECT MERCHANDISE

CLUB MONACO // 30% OFF SELECT // CODE: WINTERFAVES

ANTHROPOLOGIE // EXTRA 30% OFF // CODE: EXTRAMERRY

AMAZON // EARLY ACCESS FOR PRIME MEMBBERS ON GREEN MONDAY PROMOS

NORDSTROM // 40% OFF SELECT MARKDOWNS

JCREW // 30% OFF // CODE: MERRYMERRY

C. WONDER // 30% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING

MADEWELL // 30% OFF // CODE: MERRIEST

ASOS // 20% OFF SELECT BRANDS

KATE SPADE // 25% OFF // CODE: JACKPOT

SAKS FIFTH AVE // UP TO 40% OFF

NEIMAN MARCUS // UP TO 50% OFF WOMENS

A Little Sparkle

December 6, 2014

Featuring: Piperlime

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This will be my first year celebrating the holidays on the West Coast. It's funny, since the weather doesn't ever really change here, it's hard to decipher seasonal transitions. I'm used to throwing on layers upon layers, fuzzy boots, and scarfs. This year is different. Lightweight skirts and small staple embellishments are all you really need for a 75 degree winter. This French Connection embellished jacket from Piperlime is the perfect, lightweight staple for the holidays. I paired it with a simple, cozy, jersey tee by Splendid. Not too dressy, yet not too casual!

Don't forget to make your lists, check them twice, and get your shopping done in style with the amazing Gigi NY wallet and planner too. Happy shopping!

xx, K