Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Outfit of the Day (Old Navy)

This Summer I love white capri's! I'm seeing them everywhere and on everyone...and I have to say it makes me want to run out and buy some TODAY!

You may think that white makes you look bigger or white is just waiting for ketchup to spill, but it really makes any outfit more summer-y. Just pretend that's a word. Pair white pants with, well...anything! Use the usual "pants rules" when choosing a great pair. I personally love the skinny capri pants. Have fun with this look and carry a TIDE pen...just in case :)

Summer Trend: White Capri's

Summer Trend: White Capri's by Kim2 444 featuring flare jeans

Old navy
$22 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy flare jeans
$23 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old navy
$23 - oldnavy.gap.com

Casual Cool

We all have those little black dresses in our closets that are just waiting to be worn! Try creating a casual look that you can wear on the weekends.

Start by coupling your dress with flats. I love a pair of black ballet flats! They will go with everything! Then, depending on the event that you're going to, add a cardigan or jean jacket for color and texture. Add a rocker girl flare with a studded bag and unique earrings.

weekend outfit

weekend outfit by Kim2 444 featuring antique handbags

$36 - topshop.com

Kimchi Blue canvas flat shoes
$29 - urbanoutfitters.com

Forever21 antique handbag
$24 - forever21.com

Wrap around earring
$13 - urbanoutfitters.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Earth Tones

Earth tones consist of colors you would find in nature. Blues, browns, greens, whites, grays, and even metallics belong in this category. Everyone looks good in these colors! Pieces in earth tones make up basics in your closet because they will go with any color.

When shopping for basics in neutrals look for tanks, cardigans, and purses. You'll love that no matter what style the pieces are, they will create many outfits with the colorful items in your wardrobe.

Earth tones

Earth tones by Kim2 444 featuring a jersey tank top

T Bags jersey tank top
$195 - net-a-porter.com

Tkees wedge sandal shoes
59 EUR - jades24.com

TopShop crossbody handbag
$45 - topshop.com

earth tones 2

earth tones 2 by Kim2 444 featuring a sheer cardigan

Marc by Marc Jacobs sheer cardigan
$200 - net-a-porter.com

Tusnelda Bloch tank top
55 EUR - styleserver.de

Catherine Malandrino pleated pants
117 GBP - theoutnet.com

Azzedine Alaia black sandal
805 EUR - montaignemarket.com

Forever21 handles handbag
$33 - forever21.com

Wooden bead necklace
$240 - lespommettes.com

Memorial Day Outfit

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hopefully you'll be enjoying the great weather (in Indiana) this weekend by going to a cookout or having a picnic at the park! This weekend calls for a comfy beautiful dress!

On Memorial Day I usually try to wear red, white, or blue. You can thank my mom for always dressing me up in coordinating holiday colors when I was a child :) Pair your dress with metallic flip flops, fun jewelry and braided hair. Be sure to keep your make-up light. By adding thick eyeliner with a light pink lip you will look made up with out being too over the top.

Remember the true heroes this Monday, our courageous soldiers! They are the reason we are free to chose the way we dress, say what we want to say, and can be anything we want to be. America is truly the best place place on earth!

Cover up dress
$50 - topshop.com

Old Navy metallic shoes
$5 - oldnavy.gap.com

Juicy Couture 14k bracelet
$42 - juicycouture.com

Blee Inara 18k jewelry
$28 - maxandchloe.com

NARS Lip Lacquer
$32 - asos.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sequins and Linen

I recently saw Rachel McAdams wearing a sequined top with linen pants to the Cannes Film Festival. I immediately tried to recreate this unique look!

The formality of the sequined top and the breeziness of the linen pants make a untypical yet appropriate look for a night out. I added patent leather wedges and a structured bag for a refined ensemble. You can also pair this outfit with nude color flats and a clutch for an everyday look.

J Crew shirts blouse
$68 - theoutnet.com

Old Navy cargo pants
$20 - oldnavy.gap.com

Wet Seal cork wedge
$18 - wetseal.com

Toast satchel handbag
$88 - macys.com

Mikey chandelier earring
19 GBP - houseoffraser.co.uk

Dress to Skirt

Do you have a dress that is strapless or low cut that you want to wear to work? The answer is turning that dress into a skirt with one simple addition!

A sweater in either a long or short sleeve can turn any dress into a skirt. I love this idea because it makes the most of the items in your closet.

Below I paired a low cut leopard dress with black peep toe heels and gold jewelry for a night time look. For work I paired the same dress with a red sweater in a lightweight material and nude shoes (so not to distract from the printed dress and colorful sweater). All items below are from Forever 21 and below $25.

Dress to Skirt

Dress to Skirt by Kim2 444 featuring open toe shoes

Forever21 sleeveless dress
$23 - forever21.com

Forever21 long top
$23 - forever21.com

Forever21 open toe shoes
$25 - forever21.com

Forever21 peeptoe shoes
$23 - forever21.com

Forever21 facets jewelry
$5.80 - forever21.com

Forever21 faux jewelry
$4.80 - forever21.com

Forever21 metal jewelry
$3.80 - forever21.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

More handbags for Summer!

I love mixing two beautiful genre's of clothing. Here I've paired a girlie 50's Chanel inspired bag with a 70's outfit featuring flare jeans, flowy printed top, and espadrilles.

Bucket bags have always been in fashion so investing in one is a great idea. Get a bag in a neutral so that it will follow your fashion for years to come!

Old Navy stripe tee
$8.50 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old navy skirt
$15 - oldnavy.gap.com

Forever21 open toe sandal
$19 - forever21.com

Faux leather handbag
$22 - tillys.com