Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Long Time, No Blog

Hi, all! I have not, in fact, fallen off the face of the earth, I've just been in a funk. Not just a fashion funk, but a life funk. Fear not, I have every intention of pulling myself out of this funk by my boot wedge sandal straps. Step 1. Actually get dressed. Mission accomplished!

Outfit 05.24.11

Jacket - Ecote (Urban Outfitters)
Dress - Banana Republic
Necklace - Coldwater Creek
Bracelet - Vintage
Sandals - Aerosoles (via TJ Maxx)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh la la!

With this outfit I was shooting for "I'm having lunch at a Parisian sidewalk cafe", when in reality I was on my way to have fried catfish with my parents at a barbecue restaurant. Ah, when my reality comes crashing into my fantasy.

Outfit 05.16.11

Trench - Vertigo (via TJ Maxx)
Tee - BDG (Urban Outfitters)
Skinnies - BDG (Urban Outfitters)
Wedges - Jeffery Cambell

Okay. For those of you who have been following along, I had considered purchasing a classic trench as one of my pieces for my 5 Piece French Wardrobe. It is still a possibility for my fall purchases. The trench pictured above is the one I already own (obviously). I like it, but I don't think that it's classic enough. I want one with darker buttons, lighter fabric, slightly longer length, and with all the buckles. What do you think? Is it crazy to want a "classic trench" when this one is perfectly serviceable? Continuing with the theme of yesterday's post, do you find your self searching for the "perfect" version of something you already own, sometimes in multiples?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

5 Piece French Wardrobe - #4

I did it. I took the plunge and purchased my fourth piece in my 5 Piece French Wardrobe for Spring. I have put careful thought and planning into this piece. That's the good thing about only buying a few new pieces each season, each must be thoughtfully considered.

I have been wanting a silky, creamy tie neck blouse for a while. I scouted all the usual sources and found one I liked at Urban. I stopped by the store twice, but they didn't have the exact on I wanted in the store. I'm the kind of person who likes to see items in person before I buy them. You just can't tell fit, fabric, or finish quality from an internet image. Sooo....when I saw this shirt from the Gap and received a 40% off coupon that pretty much sealed the deal.

I have an idea of what I want for my last piece. I'm looking for a silky, creamy blazer (do you see a trend here?). The good thing about the French Wardrobe challenge is that it forces me to not settle. Previous Kara might have bought three creamy blazers, before I found the right one. That's why I have five black pencil skirts and six blue striped button-ups. With only five purchases for the season, you can't use them all on the same type item, you have to hold out for the perfect piece and in the long run that makes for a better wardrobe.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paper Doll Project #2

I'm going to keep it short and sweet today.

A. This outfit was put together by Vanessa of the My Heart Blogged as part of the Paper Doll Project. The pants were the item that I asked her to style. Head over to Vanessa's blog to check out the outfit I picked for her.

B. This outfit is also one of my amazingly cheap ones. Under $30. Shoes: $20. Shirt and Pants: $2 each. Accesories: Thrifted. You get the drift.

C. Tomorrow begins the move of epic proportions. I may not post for a while, or ever, (just kidding). Hopefully, I'll get back to regularly scheduled programing soon.

Outfit 05.11.11 A

Blouse - Chico's, Thrifted
Pants - Thrifted
Shoes - Gianni Bini
Necklace - Scarf, Knotted
Belt - Vintage, Thrifted

Outfit 05.11.11 B

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Caught in the Act

I was unsure if I would actually wear this outfit out in public. It's a whole lot of look. I thought that I might pull that old blogger trick. You know, where you photograph and post a fashiony outfit and then wear another, more practical one out of the house. I went out to grab my camera from the car and low and behold, one of my dad's farm customers drives up. There is no one else around, so I have to direct this guy to the other field, in my 1960's psychedelic dress. Probably not the exact attire your expect from someone on a farm in Arkansas. Oh, well. He didn't even blink an eye. I guess he's seen weirder things. By the way, I ended up wearing this outfit out and about town all afternoon.

Outfit 05.10.11

Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Dress - Vintage
Necklace - Vintage
Sandals - Gianni Bini

Florals | Everybody, Everywear

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Girls are Back in Town

Hey, y'all! I'm back in action. Sort of. I've been out of town the last few days. Let's just say that no internet + rain + 43 degree weather + improper packing = no blogging.

It may not get much better in the next few weeks. Tomorrow is my final exam and then I'll be moving. Everyone knows that having all your clothes in boxes really puts a damper on style blogging. I am planning to participating in EBEW and the Paper Doll Project next week, so be sure to check back for those.

Now, some thrifting goodness to hold you over. My finds from this weekend: Coach, Vera, Liz, and a book, all for just over $10.00.

Weekend Haul


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