10 posts tagged street style
As I shared with you last week, I fell in love…with thrifting.
This lovely navajo wrap dress is fabulous! (I’ve worn it 3x in the last 7 days…oops #sorryimnotsorry)
What I love about this dress is that it’s a classic A-line silhouette (universally flattering), and I just think wrap dresses are a wardrobe staple!
Now that I’ve got the thrift-ing bug I’m dying to know some good spots in LA + NYC. Join our conversation on instagram, we’d love to know your thoughts!
Photos by: Michelle Kim
Jean Jacket: Zara (similar)
Shoes: [old] Urban Outfitters (similar)
Blue works for me, so I wear lots of it. Look in your closet: what are the top three colors in your wardrobe? Chances are those are actually the colors that look best on you, your skintones, your eyes.
What’s your it C O L O R? Find it, and don’t be ashamed for wearing lots of it!
This A-Line Blue JCrew skirt has been in my closet for several years, yet I hardly wear it, because I never know what to wear with it. Today, I stumbled upon it with new eyes and thought why in the heck haven’t I been utilizing this skirt; it’s pretty great!
Since it’s flowy on bottom I prefer a more fitted top.
Two other ways you could wear this:
- A scoop back fitted long sleeve shirt like this one from American Apparel would look great with it as well!
- Simple White T V-Neck tucked in with wedges. (We’re all about versatility folks!)
This is my new Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag. It’s amazing. There is so much unexpected storage, I can fit my Nikon D3s with 3 other lenses comfortably in the bag. The great thing too is that it’s super cute and doesn’t SCREAM “I’m carrying a bunch of expensive camera equipment with me!!!!”
Photos by: Michelle Kim. Darlin, you are such a blessing!
Top: H&M (several years old - similar)
Bag: Kelly Moore Bag
One dress four ways.
Upon first glance when I saw this Amazing Cobalt Blue Dress at Madewell I wasn’t completely sold. BUT then folks I tried it on, and DIED; the length, the a-line cut, the stretchy ponte fabric; it all made me melt.
I knew I wanted the dress, but wasn’t convinced I needed it. Then, walking around the store I thought of at least 4 different ways I could wear the dress, and remember our last lesson: don’t buy a piece unless you can think of at least 3 distinct looks with it.
After realizing the options with the dress were endless, I really had no other choice other than to buy it!
Here’s my take on how to spruce up your classy dress that’s just sitting in your closet dying to come play with you!
Photos Courtesy of: Sarah Shreves
Dress: Madewell / White Collared Shirt: Zara old (Similar) / White Blazer: Club Monaco / Belt: JCrew (Similar via Club Monaco) / Penny Loafers: GH Bass Weejuns /Lace Top: BP Nordstroms / Booties: Urban Outfitters (Similar)
We could not be more honored to be a guest Writer on Darling Magazine today!
Em shared some of her thoughts on NYFW and Darling shared some of their favorite images we shot during our snowy NYC trip. Check out the feature HERE.
Our travails at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week have come to an end for now, and I can honestly say this has been my most favorite Fashion Week experience. Maybe it was because I was with my partner in Crime (Em), maybe it was that we got to attend shows of some of our favorite designers (Billy Reid, Trina Turk + JCrew), but I think a big part of it was all the new + old friends we got to meet and play with in the city!
We worked our little tails off, but we also played our little tails off as well. I really do think NYC is the city that doesn’t sleep, or maybe it’s the city that I never sleep in…
Either way, enjoy our last Refined at Fashion Week post with some of our favorite Behind the Scenes and Street Style that we photographed!
A little dance party after the Billy Reid Show last Friday night…
Sweet Heather who let us stay with her in Union Square, and was our official photog after Billy Reid when we had our lil dance par-tay.
Late night in Union Square after drinks at The Ace Hotel. Nemo couldn’t keep us out!
Bristish Blogger Ella Catliff looked poised + polished as usual!
Did I run after the GQ Men so I could snap their pictures? I don’t…maybe!? I mean come on how handsome are they? And I adore Justin Doss’ white denim in February (and his smile too).
Miss Alicia of Cheetah is the New Black
Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel with Mateo her beau.
In the midst of Nemo, Anna of In Honor of Design and I grabbed some photos in Union Square and a yummy coffee at Joe’s. She might be one of the cutest southern gals I’ve met!
Finally Miss Lauren Scruggs (a dear friend from Dallas) with Shannon Yoachum. The Texas ladies were representing at NYFW this season!
Well friends, that’s all for New York Fashion Week this season; it was unbelievable, we loved every second of it, and feel so blessed to have gotten to meet such lovely people, go to fabulous shows, and prance around the city as The Refined Woman!
Kat + Em
This week in honor of New York Fashion Week Kat + I are excited to share with you the highlights of everything we have been up to, what we are wearing (see also : The Woes of Being a Southern California Girl in A Snowstorm) and what we have been seeing on + off the runway.
We feel so grateful to be here experiencing all of this and so looking forward to sharing our highlights with you.
Really, you get the best of the deal, dear friends, because you get all the fashion minus the freezing winds, snow + slush.
Refined at Fashion Week : Day 1
I swear I looked at the forecast before I packed, but I think there’s only so much one California girl can do to really prepare herself for the reality of a snowstorm.
(You can pin some of my accessories from The Refined Woman on Pinterest!)
Marissa Web’s new collection is so wearable! I love the tailored structure to her suits, skirts + coats.
The black + white accessories + inverted french manicure is the perfect compliment.
Some of my favorites from the Marissa Webb presentation:
The Monique Lhuillier runway show knocked my socks off. The way she innovates a gown season after season is such an inspiration to me. Every piece is fitted perfectly to be flattering for a woman’s shape. The texture and detailing was incredible.
Afterwards we made our way backstage + accompanied Krista Soriano as she was able to ask Monique a few words about the collection. See Krista’s piece on Elle.com for more!
It’s our launch week of The Refined Woman, and we could not be more excited about this new journey with y’all!
What better way to get through your Wednesday by getting in on our WEDNESDAY 31 BITS GIVEAWAY.
First off, if you are unfamiliar with 31 Bits. Please check them out HERE. 31 Bits is an organization that hires women in Uganda to make these beautifully crafted paper beaded necklaces. 31 Bits has a wholistic approach to their business. Not only do they employ women to rise above poverty but provide: english lessons, finance training, community groups, and AIDs and Health clinics for the women.
Photo by: The Refined Woman
We love 31 Bits, and want to get some in your hand ASAP! Here’s how you win:
Kat + Em
This outfit was clutch for the last wedding I photographed in San Francisco with Emily Scott. Literally from the moment we drove up to the Bride’s house until we left the reception it was RAINING. Not misting but pretty much pouring buckets, and need I remind you that it is winter? My hunter boots were one of those purchases that I was not so sure about because of the price, but over and over again they have come through to shining victory for me!
Top: Similar (Zara)
Infinity Scarf: Handmade by a friend find one Similar
For this shoot I was going to be lugging a photo booth setup in addition to my normal gear and I just knew a skirt or dress wasn’t going to work for that. After I got the blazer as a gift from my (amazing!) husband I went on a search for pants to go with it and I love these navy high waist trousers from J. Crew. The color and the cut feel more exciting than regular black dress pants. Since it was still unseasonably warm a few weeks ago, I went with a short sleeve button up to keep from overheating.
Pants – Hutton trouser: J. Crew (they come in long inseam too!), Schoolboy blazer: J. Crew, Button up shirt: American Apparel, Watch: Michael Kors, Wedges: Salvatore Ferragamo, Camera Strap: Apolis; Glasses: Warby Parker
Fall is my favorite time of the year for fashion. I love browns, blues, greens, and warm colors and I can wear them all the time in the fall. This outfit is not only a go-to for shooting, but even in my everyday life. The chinos are a little casual, however I think my blazer and red lipstick makes it a little more fancy. This look is clean, classic, and the 31 Bits necklace adds that boho flare so I feel as though I’m staying true to my brand all in all!
Photo by: Sarah Shreves