Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rock n' Roll

My style leans more sweet than edgy, but a couple of recent acquisitions -- this band tee and a pink Color Bug -- inspired a cool, concert-ready get-up. 

Shirt: Thrifted
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday, Volume 25

Vol. 25
The Record: The Notwist, Neon Golden
The Refreshment: Pineapple Margarita

It was fairly loose inspiration to be sure, but the album name called to mind a pineapple margarita, so I went with it. Read on for the recipe, and note that the photographed version is served up, but I recommend it on the rocks!

Pineapple Margarita
Rim a glass with a combination of paprika, salt and sugar. Combine 1.5 oz reposado tequila, 1.5 oz pineapple juice, .5 oz lime juice and .5 oz tripel sec in the glass and stir. Fill with ice and enjoy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Flight of Fancy

Union Station is one of my favorite spots in Kansas City. The soaring ceilings, magnificent detail and stately air make me feel transported to a different time and place. A fancy workday lunch at Pierpont's proved to be a lovely respite from an otherwise average day. Speaking of feeling upscale, I finally invested in a good handbag. I've never been a bag person, and my thriftiness makes it hard for me to shell out the cost of quality. To a seasoned collector, this may seem like a modest bag, but it's a big deal for me!

Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Fossil

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kansas Couture for Lawrence Magazine: Fall 2014

My latest Lawrence Magazine column – wherein I hang out with a polar bear and discuss my favorite fall trends  is here! Check out the online edition, or pick up a copy today.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Feeling Sneaky

While I try not to let fashion norms dictate my wardrobe choices, my desire to look stylish (and boost my short stature) has made me quite the heel-lover. That being said, can I just express how overjoyed I am that comfortable shoes are actually trendy right now? Thanks to my laziness of late and, you know, my fashion savvy, I've been reaching for the sneakers a lot lately! 

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Target

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Vinyl Vednesday, Volume 24

Vol. 24
The Record: Jens Lekman, When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
The Refreshment: "Gins Lekman"

I don't know what it is about Sweden, but so many of my favorite artists hail from there, including Mr. Jens Lekman. He's just such a charming storyteller. For the drink, I played off his notoriously tricky-to-pronounce name and used gin as my spirit. See the recipe below.

Gins Lekman
Muddle a few blackberries, peach wedges and mint sprigs with 1.5 oz of gin and .5 oz of peach liqueur in your cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Because of all the fruit, it's a little clunky, but you'll want it to get chilled. Then pour over a fine strainer into your glass.   

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebb and Flow

Apologies are in order for the radio silence over here! I haven't been feeling especially sartorially inspired lately. This happens to me from time to time, and it always passes eventually! In the meantime, I'll try to avoid being a complete bore.

Top: Vintage
Shorts: Levi's