A spring in my step.

I worked all day today like I do every Saturday and Sunday.  To brighten up my day on this rainy Sunday, I wore a bright colored cardigan and skirt.  I bought this outfit months ago and I have yet to wear it yet.  I bought both the cardigan and skirt from the Liz Claiborne Outlet right before it closed.  I scored both pieces for $9.99!

Cardigan: Liz Claiborne Outlet $4.99 

Skirt: Liz Claiborne Outlet $4.99

T-Shirt: Forever 21 

Watch: Bulova

Jewelery: my grandmother’s (vintage)

P.S.  I cut my hair shorter too–in anticipation of summer!

xoxox

Kate

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May 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Not so mellow yellow

Attention ladies!  Fear not the color yellow for Spring/Summer 2011!  I know that yellow can be a tricky color to pull off, especially if you are blonde and blue-eyed like me.  Sometimes yellow can make me look washed out but worn with the right hue and accessories, it’s absolutely stunning! I’m embracing this bold color trend this season and taking a cue from these fabulous fashionistas:

They’re rocking this bold color!

May 22, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Orange crush.

For work, I decided to dress down just a little.   I paired Gap jeans with a beautiful Ann Taylor blazer that I thrifted for $1!  Yes, you did not read incorrectly.  The blazer was marked down to $1.  This outfit has been getting a lot of mileage lately.  I’ve worn it to work, shopping with Kelly, and out and about with my mom.  It’s my new go to outfit. 

Details:

Blazer: Ann Taylor (thrifted) Jeans: Gap (thrifted) Shirt: Kohl’s Jewelery: Flea Market (years ago!)

May 8, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

All I do is work.

I feel like between student-teaching, classes, and working all weekend, there has been no time for anything.  I had a serious shopping withdrawal!  Thank goodness for spring break and my friend Kelly!  We had lunch and hit up all of our favorite thrift and consignment stores.  I found this great vintage Ralph Lauren cotton dress–a total steal!  I wore it to work last week paired with Dollhouse white slingback pumps.  It was such an effortless ensemble!

Dress: Ralph Lauren  Shoes: Dollhouse  Jewelery: vintage (grandmother’s)

May 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Just needed a night away!

My boyfriend and I went to see Kathy Griffin in Atlantic City a few weeks ago.   I didn’t get a chance to blog about it because my semester was coming to an end.  I finished student teaching yesterday and now it’s on to graduation in just 2 weeks!  It’s been an exhausting process and now I’ll have some more free time to get back to blogging!

Not only was the Kathy Griffin show a blast because she’s obviously the funniest woman on the planet, but I had a chance encounter at the Borgata.  Carson Kressley happened to be at the show!  I  bumped into him leaving the show and going down the escalator.  For those of you that don’t know who he is–Google him!  He is a fashion guru, stylist, and has been on Oprah, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and How to Look Good Naked.  He was super sweet and said that he loved my outfit and shoes!  Score!  I totally died.  To have his approval was pretty awesome!

We ended the night with gelatos at the Borgata cafe.  All in all I’d say we had a successful night!

My outfit

Dress: INC Macy’s Shoes: Steve Madden

James’ Outfit:

Shirt: Ralph Lauren  Jeans: Merona for Target Tie: Merona for Target

May 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Merry for Mulberry.

I feel so out of the loop, fashionistas! Lately, my life is being consumed by lesson plans and teaching 1st graders!  I have no time to write!

I can’t complain.  My 1st graders are fantastic, but my fashion ventures have taken a back seat!

So, alas!  I am finally posting again!  Have you seen the “Oh, my gosh! I want to scream”, fabulous Mulberry satchels?  They are to die for.  Gorgeous, versatile, and a definite staple in your wardrobe.

As you all know, I’m in college and on a very strict budget (like I really stick to it!). Lucky for me (and you!) Mulberry has teamed up with Target to create affordable satchels for all!

I have to say, they are really lovely!  Obviously if I had a choice, I would opt for Mulberry’s designs and skip the Target collaboration, but I’m not that wealthy (yet!).

I’ll leave it up to you, my fellow readers!  Can you spot the difference between Mulberry and Mulberry for Target?  Do you have a preference?  Let me know!

 

Mulberry, Spring/Summer 2011

Mulberry

Mulberry For Target

Mulberry for Target

Mulberry for Target (this one is my favorite!)

October 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. 1 comment.

Get familiar: Colorblind.

Attention fashion darlings!  I get so excited when I see fresh, new talent!

Look no further than Colorblind, a brand new clothing company!  Straight out of Union, New Jersey, partners Jeff and Wilfredo have teamed up to give fashion lovers pop-culture inspired attire.

I, for one, love it!  The pop-culture commentary, printed t-shirts, and bright-colored sweatshirts can easily mix into your already fabulous wardrobe.  I was given the privelege to interview these talented designers:

Name

Colorblind Clothing Co.  (Jeffrey Perina, Wilfredo Ruiz)
Location
Union, New Jersey
Age

Wilfredo 21/Jeff 22

How long have you been creating/designing clothes?

Wilfredo actually started a clothing line about 2 years back called DKA (Dopest Kids Around) with a friend of his. During that same time Jeff actually started Colorblind with another one of his friends. Both of them flopped at that time (clearly).

What prompted you to start a clothing/design company?
Jeff has been making his own shirts for about 2 years now and always gaining compliments from them. Wilfredo saw how many people were asking him where he got his shirts so he decided to go to Jeff with the idea of making a clothing line and Jeff thought it was a great idea and we started it the next day.
How would you describe your style?

Our style is basically whatever we like and anything that gains attention.

Is this going to be your livelihood? Can you explain in more detail what you do for a living? How does this play into your style?

We want it to turn into our lives, hopefully. Jeff works at Nordstrom dressing people up everyday. Wilfredo is a professional photographer. The line’s shirts play the largest part into our styles because they’re all attention grabbing, eye catching, controversial shirts, and that’s what we feed off of.

What has inspired you/this company?
Our love for fashion and voicing our opinions on matters that very few people agree with.

 

What are your plans for producing and selling clothing?
The big plan is to keep up with the styles that are constantly changing. There is always going to be a large demographic of people who wear clothes that have a meaning behind them. You don’t really have that anymore with lines out today. Another thing is our marketing is all about the diversity of people we use to model our clothes. We believe that the marketing aspect is the most important part to a clothing line and it’s something a lot of companies are lacking today.
Where do you see this company in 5 years?

In 5 years, we hope to have at least one full line store and a set name established for ourselves. We want Colorblind to be a household name. We just got to have faith. (Maybe, start making baby/kids clothes!)

We want to add an estimated release date for everybody to actually start ordering and purchasing the clothes. It should be around the first quarter of 2011.

We’re also planning a HUGE release party for Colorblind where we’ll be handing out goodie bags and a free limited edition shirt for the event. Our main priority right now is just getting the word out and getting feedback on the concepts we put out.

KS

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October 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

Psychedelic glamour.

I know this a little delayed! School has been beyond hectic–student teaching, working, lesson planning!  I can’t forget about my fashion!  Sorry darlings!

I loved all the looks from Fashion Week last month.  A lot of designers paid tribute to classic 70’s psychedelic glamour.  No designer did this better than Marc Jacobs.

This season showed beautiful silohuettes, silk, and tailored ensembles–everything a woman needs in RTW and Spring/Summer 2011.  I love the color palette and the high-heels stiletto shoes!  Kudos to Marc!

October 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

I scream for Reem.

Reem Acra’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection is to die for.  I’m obsessed.  All the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous.  From gold metallics gowns to chic bohemian dresses–this collection has everything.

Alas, Fall is upon us.  We will not be able to fully enjoy this collection or any of the S/S 2011 collections for some time.  In the mean time, I’ll keep staring at all the fabulous pieces!

September 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

It was a steal.

I had some time to kill after class today before I had to go to the dentist for my annual check-up.  What to do?  Homework? Nope.

I went to the mall.  Now, those of you that know me know that I am pretty thrifty when it comes to shopping.  I’ve been known to linger around both consignment stores and thrift stores.  How else do you think I could afford brand new Prada pumps?

Anyway, rarely am I spotted at the mall.  Since the mall was so close to the dentist, I figured I would pop in for a quick look.  I parked near JcPenney which must have been shear fate.

I found these adorable stilettos for $4.97!  Yes, three cents less than five dollars.  I couldn’t believe it myself.   On the JcPenney website, the shoes are still listed at $24.99 and originally $60.00!  I’d say I did alright!   I saved $55.00! If you want them, you can find them here. My advice? Go to the store and save even more!

JcPenney Worthington "Flora" shoes--$4.97!

September 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Clothing and Accessories, Fashion, Trends. Leave a comment.

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