Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crystal Blue Persuasion

The mild weather we've had in Portland lately afforded me the opportunity to break out these summer favorites -- my printed palazzos! It was a nice change of pace to style them with a sweater rather than a crop top.

Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: Thrifted
Jacket: Levi's
Sunglasses: RayBans

Monday, February 23, 2015

Overall the Way

When I picked up these overalls, I was slightly worried that I was falling prey to a quickly passing fad, but they've actually turned out to be a go-to garment for me. It's no secret that I love wearing jeans. Overalls are just as easy to throw on, but they have that fashion-forward feel. Here's hoping they stay stylish for awhile!

Shirt: Old Navy
Overalls: TJMaxx
Boots: Courtesy of Trask
Jacket: Forever 21

Monday, February 16, 2015


Happy Belated Valentine's Day, my loves! Hopelessly distracted by the move, I put very little thought into the heart-filled holiday this year. Of course, I couldn't resist a thematic outfit. Donning a cheeky tee, luxe fringed kimono and healthy dose of leopard print, I spent the day touring some local breweries. Cheers! 

Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Kimono: TJMaxx
Coat: Forever 21
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Boots: H by Hudson

Monday, February 9, 2015


Hello, friends. So sorry for my sleepy online presence of late. I promise I have a good excuse! The last couple of months have been all over the place, culminating in an epic 1800-mile journey from Kansas City to Portland, OR. Those who follow me on Instagram may already know that I have relocated to the Pacific Northwest! Because I'm a Kansas native and will always feel rooted in the Midwest, I will continue to proudly bear the Kansas Couture moniker. My style may evolve to accommodate the necessity of waterproof clothing and practical footwear, but I'm hoping the beautiful natural backdrops will compensate for any fashion deficiency. So, between unpacking boxes and exploring my new city, I will get back into the swing of sharing my outfits. Also, keep an eye out for the triumphant return of Sips & Sounds!

Shirt: Cheap Monday
Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: H&M
Boots: Hunter

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Here's a quick, grainy glimpse of what I wore for New Year's and my birthday, respectively. Real posts will be back soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sips and Sounds, Volume 4

Vol. 4
The Sip: "Call Me Nancy"
The Sound: Father John Misty, Fear Fun

I've been listening to Father John Misty's record (and two recent singles) non-stop lately, so it was a natural choice for Sips and Sounds. The cocktail I created is similar to a sparkling wine drink I shared before, but I couldn't resist reprising the tequila and blackberry combination. Recipe below!


Fresh Blackberries
Ginger Beer


Muddle a few blackberries with 1.5 oz tequila. Fill your glass with ice and top with ginger beer. Finish with a big squeeze of lemon. Stir and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'm Still Here

Hey, all! It's been awhile. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Mine was filled was some nice family time and a much-needed break. Things in my world are a bit in flux at the moment. In part because of my distracted mood, I've been giving very little attention to getting dressed lately. If I've learned anything from blogging for years, these spells of disinterest are always temporary! So, I may be a little quiet for awhile, but I'll be back in full force soon. xoxo

Dress: Forever 21
Shirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Belt: Vintage
Necklace: Etsy