Yesterday I shared a look at my updated gallery wall with Simply Framed, a wall that definitely doesn’t shy from the bold or colorful. And while gallery walls tend feel very “one-and-done,” I touched upon the process of continually...
I recently enjoyed a tease of spring when we were in South Carolina for a few days. Fortunately, the nice weather followed us home, as it’s been unseasonably warm in the A lately. I’d be lying if I said I’m not giddy with the thought of sitting on a patio somewhere, sipping my glass of favorite rose, even if it’s only February.
And as I look forward to spring, I can’t help but think also about my spring wardrobe. Yes I hear Meryl’s voice ringing in my ears, “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” when I type this, but really, I can’t think of a better nod to this warm weather than this pink floral dress by Draper James! With it’s fit and flare silhouette the Dunaway Vines Bow Dress is ultra flattering and effortlessly feminine, making it SO fun to wear. Along with these under-$100 velvet heels, blue Les Bonbons earrings (less expensive version HERE) and Celine sunglasses, it’s impossible not to feel excited at the thought of permanent warm weather.
While I love that the dress is ultra girly, as many of you by now know, I love playing with extremes. Downplaying an ultra feminine feel with a stronger masculine one like my moto leather jacket ands white fringe bag. This navy blue leather jacket has proved to be quite the versatile piece, fitting perfect with even the girliest of dresses to ripped up boyfriend jeans. Plus the fact that it’s navy makes it a more year-round piece than your black leather.
All in all, I’m loving this whole look just as much as the weather. In fact, I’ve already donned it twice, and it may possibly make it’s third appearance on Easter Sunday. Tell me friends, what pieces are you most looking forward to sporting this spring?! Truly, MKR
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So I finally took the plunge. I bought myself a pair of over the knee boots by Stuart Weitzman. And goodness, I looove them.
I had my hesitations about the over the knee trend for numerous reasons; one of them being would I actually wear the boots? The pair I had my eyes on, after all, was pricey. And another concern: would they fit my legs? There’s nothing worse than a boot that feels like it’s suffocating your leg, especially your calf.
But I couldn’t get the boots off my mind; I was drawn to this pair in particular with the heel lending itself to be a bit dressier than my flat, casual over the knee boots already in my closet. Retail therapy worked again and I ordered the boots, but surprisingly went bold! I fell in love with this show-stopping color block combo and didn’t look back. They instantly proved to be extremely comfortable (they’re pull-on and hug my leg just right). I also like to think of them as a modern neutral…and it’s good to push your own fashion boundaries sometimes, am I right?
I can’t forget to mention my new sunnies (I lost way, way too many pairs this summer) and the Gucci crossbody bag. I was just telling Kat the other day that it’s the best investment bag that goes with seriously everything. So happy that I took the plunge with these over the knee boots, and now I’m tempted to invest in a neutral pair! Tell me friends, what are your thoughts on the trend?! Truly, MKR
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I’m not going to lie; there are some outfits I wear for the Blog because they’re beautiful, or on trend, or simply because they’ll photograph perfectly. And then there’s outfits like todays that couldn’t be more “me.” Like if there was an outfit named MKR this would be it. Comfortable (sneakers), classic (cashmere sweater), tomboy (cargo jacket), girly (faux fur), and just a tad trendy (clutch). See what I mean…MKR in a nutshell!
So let’s break it all down for you in case you just started following along and don’t know my love for a good little juxtaposition of styles yet. The glam of the faux fur mixed with the utility of the military jacket, (tomboy + girly), and the mix is the perfect move as we transition into colder temps…not too hot and not too cold.
The faux fur is actually from Zara?! Yes Zara!!?? Has anyone else scored a MAJOR piece from Zara lately?! Last time I was in the store, I was a kid in a candy shop over their premium line. I was quick to snatch up a boss belted blazer that I wore to Create & Cultivate here a month ago. And of course this fun color block faux fur stole (also available in this color) and which I love because it’s actually separate entirely from my jacket, making it the most versatile and soon-to-be most worn item in my wardrobe.
Paired also with this look: my favorite, super soft ripped black jeans. I continue to love these black jeans season after season because they’re as comfortable as ever. Forget that stiff, cardboard texture that so many black jeans have…these I could practically sleep in. And on top, it’s time to pull out the always classic cashmere sweaters. This one might truly be my favorite cashmere around and hint hint;I always wait until it goes on sale (like right now) and stock up.
And for the record, I’m officially convinced that Golden Gooses are the best sneakers ever. I know, I know, they make an expensive sneaker. But they’re the epitome of casual-cool, and beyond comfortable. There’s nothing worse than getting a blister from cheap sneaks! And trust me when I say these Gooses have been road tested. I literally had to clean the red dirt off of them after our ropes course adventure in Birmingham last week (I hope you caught it on Snapchat).