Tuesday, August 4, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

All the Kansans out there are cursing me right now for reinforcing the obnoxious habit of over-referencing the Wizard of Oz. "Oh, you're from Kansas? Have you ever met Dorothy?" It's one of the only associations many people have about the great Sunflower State. While I'd love to rectify that, the darling gingham fabric of this blouse gave me no choice.

I'm still living out of boxes and only squeezed in four hours of sleep, so I was a little bleary-eyed and disjointed when I tossed on this outfit before work. Not my best work, but not half bad considering. I just love the ruffly, bib-like detail and the yellow shoes with the sky blue. So sunny and sweet. So Kansas.
Blouse: Urban, $7.50 // Kieu's, $28 // Necklace & Shoes: Payless

23 comments:

Linda said...

Applause is ringing behind me. Why are you so flawless?

myedit said...

You look great! If you've moved does this mean no more street shots on the cobblestones? :(

Kyla said...

Love this look!

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks, lovelies!

myedit -

It's true - my new block does not have cobblestones, but there are some just down the street. Perhaps I'll venture down there every now and then for a photo. :)

Clare said...

Gah. That's wonderful. How do you always look so flingin' fab? Love it.

E said...

I feel you. Similar stupid questions when you live in DC. Dorothy never rocked a cool denim skirt like that, though. You showed her.

piglet said...

Hehe try being from New Zealand...

That blouse is just too sweet, and the yellow shoes are the perfect touch.

God Made Me fuNky said...

I wish I would come with such great outfits when I am pressed for time. Love the blouse and it looks great with the skirt and the yellow shoes add just the color it needed.

Anastasia Kolobrodova said...

At graduate convocation I was told that Kansas was an exotic state and "You're not in Kansas anymore!!" Hmmph. Reinforcing the stereotype, Katy!

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Love love it especially the shoes, you always look so amazing.

Lilli said...

This is really cute. Oh how I wish I had the "I'm running late but can still put a great outfit together" power. That would be wonderful!

Lexie said...

i am dyin' to go to kansas! one of my friends at school is from lawrence, and it just seems like the neatest place.

i love your blouse - what a fitting tribute to your home state :)

Kansas Couture said...

Lexie -

You have to come to Lawrence! I was born and raised here. It's such a cool town. I wonder if I know your friend?

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I love that plaid blouse!

Gabby said...

awesome shirt

Elaine said...

I love the denim skirt and that you paired it with a casual light blue blouse. And the yellow shoes are such a nice touch! Great look! clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

Have you ever seen this site: The Uniform Project. http://www.theuniformproject.com/home/daily.html

This chick is committed to wearing one dress every day for a year, in 365 ways. It is awesome! And, so inspiring what she does with it.

FashionAddict said...

This is such a gorgeous look! I absolutely love it :)

Orchid Grey said...

I love the colors of that shirt, especially paired with the yellow!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i love this look! the ruffled neckline on the blouse is so pretty, and the SHOES are perfect. i can't believe they're from payless!

Lauren said...

I own those shoes! They are wonderful!

Erin Cathleen said...

So Kansas. So cute! As a New Englander, I'm often guilty of dressing a bit too "New England-y," which can be uber-preppy. So what? :P I love a little state pride. Your outfit is too sweet not to rock it. <3

Sydney said...

love that top!