Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Best

Dress: French Connection via Rue La La, $20 after credit // Shirt: TJMaxx, $10 // Shoes: Old Navy, $15 // Belt: Thrifted, $1 // Socks: Forever 21, $2.50 // Earrings: Gift

And I'm finally back! Here's what I wore on Thanksgiving. It was an absolutely beautiful, unseasonably warm day. Though my family is a casual bunch, it's always fun to dress up at least a little on holidays. I started with a nice dress and toned it down a bit by layering it over a chambray button-up and adding knee socks and desert wedges. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

And since I was gone for song long, here are a couple of outtakes for good measure...

(my sister makes me laugh)

(chatting with the cat)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving Thanks

Sweater: Courtesy of Poetrie (last year) // Jeans: TJMaxx, $15 // Shoes: Payless, gift // Jacket: Forever 21, $28 // Necklace: Thrifted, $2 // Ring: Courtesy of InPink

Just a quick post before I take a little break from the blog. I'm thankful for everyone who takes the time to visit Kansas Couture. It truly means so much to me. Enjoy the holiday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Festive Friday

Sweater: Thrifted, $3 // Jeans: Urban Outfitters, $28 // Shoes: Old Navy, $15 // Hat: Gift // Bracelet: Forever 21, $11

I kept things nice and cozy on Friday. My festive sweater elicited a bit of teasing, but what can I say? I love the holiday season! It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but you better believe I'm rocking the Christmas music already.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Circles & Squares

Dress: Old Navy, $15 // Blazer: H&M, $22 // Shoes: Old Navy, $15 // Necklace: Thrifted, $3 // Ring: Courtesy of InPink

I liked the way these patterns played off each other. It made otherwise classic pieces feel fresh and playful. In other news, I'm a happy camper because tomorrow kicks off the weekend, a short work week and then food, family and fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

Dress: Target, $5 // Tights: Target, $5 // Boots: Payless, gift // Earrings: Thrifted, $1

I went for a super simple outfit (including a color palette borrowed from a certain band I adored in high school) to showcase these awesome new earrings. The look was mod in my head but ended up rather '80s. Either way, I liked it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lazy Days

Sweater: Courtesy of American Living // Dress (worn as skirt): H&M, $20 (old) // Socks: Forever 21, $2.50 // Boots: Wild Man Vintage, $16 // Necklace: Thrifted, $2 // Hat: Vintage, gift

Lately I've been downright lazy about taking pictures. It certainly doesn't help that I haven't been too excited about my outfits. I probably put the most effort into what I wear to go out on weekends, and yet I hardly ever document those ensembles, so I decided to put on what I wore this past Saturday and actually take some darn photos! I liked this combination because the body-con skirt and socks keep it fun for nighttime, the sweater and boots make it season-appropriate and the accessories add some charm. Thanks for bearing with me when I'm a bad blogger!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hint of Winter

Turtleneck: Target, $8 // Blazer: Forever 21, $10 (old) // Jeans: Delia's, secondhand, $10 // Boots: Old Navy, $15

It's been so chilly lately that all I'll have wanted to wear is a combination of jeans, boots and layers with minimal regard to style. The day I wore this ensemble, I was greeted at work by a Who What Wear email dedicated to turtlenecks as a must-have trend, so I felt slightly vindicated. What's your winter uniform?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Dot Dot Dot

Top: Francesca's, $12 // Skirt: Forever 21, $20 // Shoes: Forever 21, $25 // Necklace: jcpenney, $10

This always happens to me. Whenever I really want to go shopping or need to find a specific item, I end up empty-handed. Then when I least expect it, great stuff falls in my lap. Such was the scenario yesterday when I tagged along shopping with my roomie. I ended up finding this absolutely perfect skirt and a pretty little top in my favorite color. They seemed made for each other, so I wore them out right away for a quick drink. A note to those who read this and see me in real life, I reserve the right to wear this outfit again soon! It deserves more than an hour of airtime.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

American Girl

Sweater: Courtesy of Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren // Skirt: Courtesy of Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren // Boots: Target, gift // Socks: Forever 21, $2.50 // Necklace: jcpenney, $10

As a Midwestern girl through and through, I've always been drawn to the classic American aesthetic of Ralph Lauren's sportswear. Naturally, I was eager to try out a couple of pieces from the new line, Denim & Supply. It captures the same spirit and heritage as Ralph Lauren but has a more rugged, lived-in feel.

The tiered ruffles on the skirt give a playful update to classic plaid, while the almost unfinished look of the sweater, along with its neutral palette, will lend itself to so many outfits. These two pieces will be right at home in this girl's closet.