Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Edge

I'm loving the black and white trend, so this patterned sweater caught my eye at the thrift store!

Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted
Jeans: Thrifted
Shoes: J.Crew, thrifted
Ring: Courtesy of InPink

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Comfort is Key

I guess my laidback attitude from the weekend carried over to the work week, as Monday's outfit bears a striking resemblance to Saturday's! If anything, I got even more comfortable by opting for a cozy men's sweater and simple makeup consisting of just mascara and red lips. Not only did that save me time during my always rushed morning routine, but I also felt fresh-faced. 

Sweater: Courtesy of H&M
Leggings: Courtesy of H&M
Shoes: Payless
Bag: H&M
Bracelet: Forever 21

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Psychedelic Saturday

The weather lately has been impossibly perfect...sunny and moderate with a hint of fall chill. This weekend was no exception. I donned this cool, comfortable outfit for a laidback day of walking around and enjoying the sunshine. The leather look of the leggings feels of-the-moment, and they're also oh-so-comfortable. And the print of this vintage tunic may be my favorite in my clothing collection!

Top: Vintage
Leggings: Courtesy of H&M
Shoes: Payless
Sunglasses: Somewhere in Chicago...
Bracelets: Forever 21

Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Years Old!

It's Kansas Couture's birthday month! On one hand, I can't remember what life was life before I had this blog. On the other, it's hard to believe I've been at it for five years! I started Kansas Couture shortly after graduating from college to explore my interest in fashion. As is typical of your twenties, my life (not to mention my hair) has gone through a lot of changes, but the blog has been a nice constant. I'm glad to have a record of this time, even if it's just what I happened to be wearing from day to day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who take the time to stop by! I hope it has inspired or at least entertained you from time to time. Huh... looking at these old pictures made me realize I'm returning to my 2008 hairstyle, so perhaps I've come full circle!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fly Me to the Moon

Over the weekend, I went to the Believer's Ball, a charity event at an airport hangar! The '50s Pan Am motif combined my love of themed parties and vintage fashion. I had so much fun putting my outfit together!

Dress: H&M (worn with costume shop petticoat)
Shoes: Steve Madden, courtesy of Lulu*s
Necklace, Belt and Bag: Vintage

Friday, September 13, 2013

So Long, Summer!

This summer was sort of a strange one. It took a long time for hot weather to settle in, so it felt delayed. On top of that, my schedule stayed quite busy thanks to a new job, some fun projects, a couple of trips and moving to my new apartment. Now I'm having a hard time accepting that fall -- something I'm usually anxious for -- is actually here! Luckily, the end of summer packed a sweaty punch, so I was able to squeeze in some pool time and other fun stuff. And, I must admit, the cool air today feels lovely. So, to officially bid this season farewell, I put together a little playlist of some summery songs I've been loving lately. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The One that Got Away

Well, my love affair with one-pieces continues, and my crush on this particular romper started a long time ago! I tried it on a couple of times but didn't take the plunge and forever regretted it. Plus, one of my gorgeous friends has the same one, so it always stayed fresh in my mind. As luck would have it, LUXE No. 7 asked if I would like to partner, and there it was on their website! I just knew it was meant to be...

Romper: Courtesy of LUXE No. 7 (get it here!)
Shoes: Steve Madden, courtesy of Lulu's
Necklace: Gift
Belt: Vintage

Monday, September 9, 2013

My Fair Lady

Between the bejeweled collar, lacy skirt and pretty peplum, I was feelin' rather fancy in this outfit. With the extreme late-summer heat we've been having, keeping cloth to a minimum is a must! Until the fall chill sets in, my style will probably remain fairly simple. Then, bring on the layers!

Top: Courtesy of Lulu's
Skirt: Courtesy of 81 Poppies
Shoes: Payless

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jumping the Gun

Between the leather shorts and scarf accessory, I may have been getting overly anxious for fall with this outfit from a couple of weeks ago. But a hot Labor Day weekend (that included some pool time) gave me a newfound fervor for the last days of summer! Now I want to squeeze in breezy dresses, short shorts and cute sandals while I still can!

Shirt: Thrifted
Shorts: Forever 21
Scarf: Grandma's
Shoes: jcpenney