Friday, November 30, 2012

Down to Business

One can never have too much yellow or too many polka dots in her life, so I took the liberty of adding this peplum top and these printed jeans to my respective collections recently! And here I go again with the yellow, navy and red!

Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West (thrifted)
Necklace: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Barrette: Self-made, available here

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas at Kansas Couture Vintage!

Men's Tie
Red Tunic
Bow Barrette
Smoking Slipper

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Kansas Couture Vintage! Use coupon code CHRISTMAS for 15% off now through December 25th! Pick up a one-of-a-kind gift or treat yourself to something nice.

Off the Grid

My apologies if my blog has started to read like a broken record! Monochromatic, red on red, plaid on plaid, pattern on pattern... all recurring themes this season. Sometimes when I get in a groove, I just can't help myself!

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Vintage
Boots: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Courtesy of InPink


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Current Colors

When I realized the color scheme of my outfit unintentionally matched that of my outerwear, I knew it was no coincidence. This combination is clearly enjoying favor right now! I've always adored some of these shades (cough, yellow, cough), but others (navy and red) are newer stars of my wardrobe. Considering my last two outfits were primarily red, it's clearly an obsession. Perhaps the holidays are going to my head. All I know is the combination of all three had me swooning!

Before I go, I'd like to welcome my new sponsor, Lulu*s! I'm a longtime Lulu*s lover thanks to their large selection and low prices, but they have SO MUCH cute stuff right now! I was honestly a little a good way. 

Coat: Gap
Scarf: Thrifted
Hat: Forever 21
Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Old Navy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Suit Up

I'm not big on Black Friday shopping, but I found myself at H&M this year and picked up a few super affordable pieces. True to recent form, I ended up with multiple red items, which I promptly paired together!

Blazer: H&M
Shirt: Thrifted
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cherry Bomb

I liked my cropped trousers so much that I decided to grab a pair of jeans out of my giveaway bag and lop off a few inches to create a similar look. This outfit was from last week when it was warm enough to show some skin. More wintry weather has started to set in since then, but I'm not complaining! The holiday season is here, and I couldn't be happier. 

Sweater: Vintage
Shirt: Vintage
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: jcpenney

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love to feel festive on holidays, so today I went for classic separates in cheery colors. I'm taking the rest of the weekend to enjoy food, family and friends, but I'll be back in action on Monday. See you then!

Top: Lulu's
Skirt: Express (thrifted)
Boots: Vintage
Headband: Target

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Schoolhouse Rock

I've seen some chic outfits involving overalls lately, which inspired me to pull out my overall dress. Maybe it's only trendy when there are pants attached. While I've always liked this dress, I get mixed reviews when I wear it, to put it charitably. I'm not sure if I felt more like a student or the teacher of a kindergarten class in this get-up, but I probably made matters worse by slapping a big red bow on it. You know, sometimes you've just got to be yourself, even if that self is really dorky. Words to live by.

For those interested, I did a Kansas Couture Vintage shop update yesterday!

Dress: Vintage
Shirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Vintage
Bow: Sash from a dress
Bag: Vintage

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Sponsorships Available

It's not too late to partner with Kansas Couture for the holiday shopping season! Email Katy to get a media kit and details about a special rate for advertising from now through December!

Starting Anew

As you may have noticed yesterday, Kansas Couture has a brand new look thanks to the talents of BiKlops Design! I'm thrilled with the way it turned out and hope you love it, too! In a way, the fresh design is symbolic of everything in store for this blog. After four years, I do believe the best is yet to come! To old and new readers alike, thanks so much for taking the time to visit.

As for the outfit, this is one of my favorite cold weather dresses. While I usually pair it with colorful tights, the moderate weather allowed me to go without. It may be a tad too short for that, but I wanted to keep things simple to showcase my new boots!

Dress: Courtesy of ShopMamie
Boots: Vintage
Socks: Forever 21
Pins: Vintage
Ring: Courtesy of InPink

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Wrong Trousers

The title of this post is pretty nonsensical... I just love Wallace & Gromit! But in a way these are the wrong trousers for me. I found them at a thrift store ages ago but have barely worn them. They fit like a glove, but I have an unusual problem with them. While pants are always too long for my petite frame, these are too short! They are the perfect length for flats, but I rarely wear flats, especially with dressier pieces. To remedy this, I pinned them up to create cropped trousers, and I love the result! I may actually sew them to this length. Even beyond the pants, I adored everything about this outfit. This sweater is a new favorite, and overall it was a nice break from my usual skinny jeans or skirt.

Sweater: Lauren Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Trousers: Gap (thrifted)
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden, courtesy of Lulu's
Ring: Courtesy of InPink
Headband: Sash from a dress

Friday, November 16, 2012

Barbie World

I wasn't kidding when I said I'd be back to normal in no time! Normal for me is apparently an outfit comprised entirely of bubblegum pink. I thrifted both these pieces on the same day and knew they were destined for each other. Truthfully, I may have bought the sweater just so I could wear it with the skirt, but it'll get along with the rest of my closet just fine.

Sweater: Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Skirt: Anne Klein (thrifted)
Shoes: Sabine via Piperlime
Necklace: H&M
Rings: Gift


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Out of the Ordinary

Words I might use to describe my style include structured, girly, mod, fitted and preppy. This outfit is virtually none of those things! There are times when I just feel like wrapping a blanket around me and leaving the house, so when I spotted this poncho thing, I thought it would come in handy. And it already has! This is the second time in a month that I've posted something like this. Perhaps my style is evolving, but I wouldn't hold your breath. I'll be back in plaid, polka dots and pencil skirts in no time. 

Poncho: Thrifted
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Justin for Fossil, courtesy of Fossil
Hat: Vintage
Bracelets: Forever 21