Friday, January 30, 2009


I'm extremely excited to announce that I have opened an online vintage shop, Kansas Couture Vintage, on

Click HERE to check it out.

My goal is to offer distinctive vintage items, spanning a range of styles, sizes and prices, that interact with current runway trends in an interesting way. Every item I sell has my seal of approval for style. My current selection includes everything from fabulously embellished '80s sweater dresses to tailored skirts to colorful shoes for spring. I anticipate adding new inventory frequently, so check back often to score the best finds.

Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Artistic Inspiration

Imagining paintings at the MoMA as outfits.




Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Lucky Break

Last week, I had one of the most incredible experiences of my life. As one of three finalists in the My Denim Transformation Challenge, Lucky Magazine flew me to New York for a photo shoot. Our feature will appear in the April 2009 issue. A more detailed post with pictures will come soon. Until then, check out these articles detailing our experience!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Fav NYC Finds

A few items I picked up during an inspiring week in New York.

This casual vintage look features a dusty rose sweater paired with tomboyish jeans and sneakers.

Sweater: Beacon's Closet, Williamsburg, $13
Jeans: Cheap Monday, Beacon's Closet, Williamsburg, $11
Shoes: Urban Outfitters, birthday gift
Necklace: Antique Mall, Lawrence, Kansas, $2

Electric purple gives this retro silhouette a fun twist.

Dress: Century 21, New York City, $25
Tights: Urban Outfitters, birthday gift
Shoes: Payless, sample from work
Belt: Thrifted, Madison, Wisconsin, $1
Necklace: Beyond the Door, Lawrence, KS, $6

I've been on the lookout for some relaxed fit trousers. These aren't perfect: they're more structured than I would like, and I'm too short to wear cropped pants. A good start though.

Shirt: TJMaxx, $6
Pants: H&M, NYC, $10
Shoes: Patricia Field for Payless, sample from work

On the Runway: Lela Rose Spring 2009 RTW. Image source:

On the Runway: Chloe Spring 2009 RTW. Image source:

Monday, January 5, 2009


As spring approaches, go for '80s flair with lustrous shades and bold prints.

Pair two bright, complimentary colors as I've done with this cropped orange windbreaker and cobalt blue tunic.

Jacket: H&M, price unknown (gift)
Tunic: Target, $20
Jeans: Guess, TJMaxx, $28
Booties: Payless, sample from work
Necklace: Forever21, $10

Hints of neon and ultra-short hemlines are hot for spring. Paired with all black, this floral mini really stands out.

Sweater: Arizona Trading Company, Lawrence, KS, price unknown
Skirt: Forever21, $14
Tights: TJMaxx, $4
Booties: Steve Madden, Plato's Closet, $12
Necklace: Antique Mall, Lawrence, KS, $7

On the Runway: DKNY Spring 2009 RTW. Image Source:

On the Runway: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 RTW. Image Source:

On the Runway: Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2009 RTW. Image Source: