Entries Tagged as 'outfits'

May 5, 2014

outfit post | inside my closet

A few months ago, Tonya from Kansas City lifestyle publication 435 Magazine contacted me to see if I wanted to be the next subject for the magazine’s regular “Inside My Closet” feature.

The May 2014 issue has been on newsstands around town for a few weeks, and now that 435 Magazine has relaunched its website (beautiful, by the way!), the feature is online.

Check out the online feature to read about my approach to fashion and style; my favorite places to shop; the top five beauty products everyone must have in their beauty arsenal; and why I love Kansas City.

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

I did not invite Anya into my closet for the photo shoot, but she refused to leave.

Can you believe this diva and her pose? This took absolutely no prompting.

Where does she learn this?

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

Anybody who knows me well knows that I have a thing for shoes. When you walk into my apartment, I have a two-tier bookcase that’s actually used as a “shoe shelf.”

And then there’s shoes lining both walls of my closet — two rows on each side.

kim wallace kimberlyloc 435 magazine in my closet

I keep my bags somewhat arranged at the top of my closet; clutches and crossbodies go on the left and bigger bags go on the right.

I’m currently carrying my black Chloe Paraty bag; it was a big investment piece for me, and I absolutely love it.

But of course I want to grow my Chloe collection. Marcie bag, looking at you…

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

I arrange my closet by color. It just makes sense. Need a red top to go with that skirt? Go to the red section. Done.

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

Besides arranging by color, I also arrange by clothing type. Dresses, shirts, tanks, skirts, pants, jeans and leggings all have their respective areas.

My closet is also a mix of local, department store and specialty finds.

I purchased the top on the far left at Frankly Basic, one of my favorite shops in Kansas City. The Sue Wong dress in the middle is from Halls, our local upscale department store. The dress on the right is a work dress I picked up from The Limited.

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

In addition to having a thing for shoes, I’m a total accessories addict. You can change up your look so much just by adding the right scarf or piece of jewelry.

My favorite scarves above are the red silk one (brought back from India by a former coworker) and the navy silk one to the right of it (a Chanel scarf I scored at Act II Consignment in Kansas City).

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

I’m a firm believer in displaying your jewelry collection. It’s easy to default to a few key pieces; if your jewelry is in front of you, you may be inspired to build a look around that item instead of making it an afterthought.

Plus, it just looks pretty and feels like I’m shopping every morning as I’m getting ready!

(Not pictured: The bowls of bracelets and two hanging hooks of necklaces.)

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

Aw, the beauty cabinet. This is just one shelf — my beloved masks — and yes, I do use them all.

Different skin conditions call for different masks. I mention my must-haves in the article. Head on over to 435 Magazine to read it!

kim wallace kimberlyloc kansas city 435 south magazine in my closet feature

All Photos by Kyndall Durkee // Courtesy 435 Magazine

Top // Everlane

Jeans // Joe’s Jeans

Heels // DV by Dolce Vita

Bracelet // c/o iSanctuary

Earrings // Frankly Basic

Scarf // Old, can’t remember!

May 2, 2014

outfit post | purple pleats, please

Unlike my mother, who is basically the Asian version of Marie from Breaking Bad, I have very few violet-colored items in my wardrobe.

My way of integrating a bit of this hue into my closet is by choosing deep royal purples (that almost look blue), and that’s what attracted me to this Elie Tahari skirt.

The pretty pleats didn’t hurt, either.

silk madewell top and pleate elie tahari skirt

silk madewell top and pleate elie tahari skirt

silk madewell top and pleate elie tahari skirt

Photos by Sarah Schaefer // SRS Photography; Hair & Makeup by Jenn Cassidy

Top (similar) // Madewell

Skirt (similar) // Elie Tahari via Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth

Heels (similar) // Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters

Earrings (similar) // Adorned Boutique, Lawrence, Kansas

Bracelet // c/o Fatima Malik for Stella & Dot

Watch // c/o Charming Charlie

April 21, 2014

outfit post | splashes of blue

As the weather gets warmer, I spend more time in dresses.

Chalk it up to being a 1) super sweaty girl; 2) perpetually late person; or 3) laid-back fashionista at heart.

Whatever it is, I love being able to throw on one garment, add some accessories, slip on some shoes and just go, go, go!

kimberlyloc outfit post splashes of blue

kimberlyloc outfit post splashes of blue

kimberlyloc outfit post splashes of blue

Photos by Sarah Schaefer // SRS Photography; Hair & Makeup by Jenn Cassidy

Maxi Dress // TJ Maxx

Sandals // Ross Dress for Less

Starfish Earrings // Boutique in San Francisco

Sunglasses // Retro Vixen, Kansas City

Rose Quartz Necklace // White Light Crystals and Bookstore, Kansas City

March 27, 2014

outfit post | almost famous

I had a lot of title options when it came to today’s outfit post.

“Standard poodle” came out of my boss’ mouth when he saw me in this coat at work yesterday.

“Hollywood” came to mind as I thought back to fond memories of my dad calling anyone in a crazy getup and sunglasses that beloved nickname.

But I have to credit my friend, Gina, with telling me this jacket reminded her of Kate Hudson in “Almost Famous.”

She wore some fabulous fuzz and sunglasses in that Hollywood production, so it was only fitting.

Was there a poodle in that movie by chance? Because that would just be epic.

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

kimberlyloc almost famous outfit post

Photos by Susan Melgren

Fuzzy Jacket (similar) // Langford Market, Austin, Texas

Top (similar) // Banana Republic

Necklace (similar) // Standard Style, Leawood, Kansas

Earrings (similar) // Boutique in San Francisco

Rings // H&M, Boutique in Chicago, Charming Charlie

Jeans // Joe’s Jeans “The Skinny”

Tiger Heels (similar) // Forever 21 (O-L-D)

Tiger Clutch (similar) // Gift from Jennifer via Hobo the Original

Sunglasses / Retro Vixen, Kansas City, Missouri

Lipstick // Living Nature

March 19, 2014

outfit post | fashion tribe

After feeling run-down most of last week (thanks, SXSW), I finally felt well enough on Saturday to attend the afternoon and evening fashion shows during Kansas City Fashion Week.

(Check back later this week for my reviews of both shows. There are some droolworthy designs!)

For my daytime look, I wore a simple periwinkle shirtdress and fuschia heels.

For evening, I opted to keep it simple and cool with a “downtown girl” look that had me feeling like part of the fashion girl tribe thanks to sassy leopard mules and elephant earrings paired with skinnies and a flowy silk top.

Thank you to the sweet folks at the Legends Outlets of Kansas City who gave me a $100 gift card, which I used at Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth to score this gorgeous eggshell-colored silk Joie top. It’s a new favorite of mine!

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

kimberlyloc kansas city fashion week

Photos by Laura Hall // Laura Put Together

Top (similar) // Joie c/o Legends Outlets Kansas City via Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth

Pants // J. Brand via Lola Boutique, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Leopard Mules // Prada via Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth

Bag (similar) // Hobo International via Frankly Basic Boutique, Leawood, Kansas

Headband // Retro Vixen, Kansas City

Elephant Earrings (similar) // Random Boutique in New York

Watch // Daniel Wellington via Lola Boutique, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Heart Ring (similar) // Charming Charlie

Lipstick // “Bang Bang” c/o ILIA Beauty

Fingernail Polish // Sparitual “Sun Salutation”

Toenail Polish // China Glaze “Aquadelic”

March 17, 2014

outfit post | green with envy

Instead of putting my money toward a bar tab for green beer this St. Patrick’s Day, I opted to give up a few greenbacks for this fabulous new Ponte Bell skirt from Anthropologie.

The shape, structure and volume in this piece puts me in a Betty Boop-esque mood, and I couldn’t help but bounce around a bit in it during this photo session with my friend Laura.

anthropologie green ponte bell skirt

anthropologie green ponte bell skirt

anthropologie green ponte bell skirt

anthropologie green ponte bell skirt

anthropologie green ponte bell skirt

Photos by Laura Hall // Laura Put Together

Top // Banana Republic

Blazer (similar) // The Limited

Skirt // Anthropologie

Heels // Prada via Nordstrom Rack

Headband // Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth

Ring // c/o Charming Charlie

Bracelet // Random Boutique in New York

Earrings // Frankly Basic, Leawood, Kansas

Elephant Wallet // Ross Dress for Less

Lip Gloss // c/o Gabriel Color Lip Gloss Treatment 8 in “Ambrosia”

February 9, 2014

outfit post | pencil me in

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with pencil skirts.

While I love the look of them — what’s more posh than a sleek skirt hugging all the right curves while staying sophisticated and chic? — many of the pencil skirts I’ve tried are boxy, shapeless and put me at risk for a FUPA.

(Please don’t Google Image FUPA at work, mmk?)

When I got the chance to meet with Arkansas fashion entrepreneur Nancy Martin of N.A. Martin and try on her designed-in-Bentonville-and-made-in-New-York pencil skirts, I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing fit and feel.

kimberlyloc wears a dark olive green na martin pencil skirt and violet hobo bag

The fabric is forgiving to those of us who like to eat, and the sizing caters to vanity (I got a size 4, which feels a bit big but leaves some room for lunch, and I’m typically a size 6/8), so there’s that bit of psychological “yes!” going on with the collection.

I got a dark olive green pencil skirt from N.A. Martin and am craving a few more, especially the black waffle and cream waffle; I love the texture of those skirts, which give the staple colors a bit of edge.

N.A. Martin’s classic pencil skirts also pop in a bit of color in the lining; you can see a pretty aqua shade in the black waffle.

I’m excited to see what N.A. Martin has to offer for spring (there’s some talk of prints and patterns).

No matter what Nancy comes up with, it’s guaranteed to fit like a glove — or, perhaps, how a pencil skirt should fit. Goodbye, boxy, shapeless skirts!

kimberlyloc wears a dark olive green na martin pencil skirt

kimberlyloc wears a dark olive green na martin pencil skirt

kimberlyloc wears a dark olive green na martin pencil skirt and gray via spiga coat

kimberlyloc wears a dark olive green na martin pencil skirt, gray via spiga coat and violet hobo bag

kimberlyloc anjolee ring

kimberlyloc gray via spiga coat and ruffled striped top

Photos by Laura Hall / Laura Put Together

Top // The Limited (similar)

Skirt // c/o N.A. Martin

Tights // Target

Booties // c/o Ross Dress for Less (similar)

Bag // Hobo the Original via Frankly Basic (also love this one, this one, this one, this one,

Ring // c/o Anjolee (see more of their beautiful diamond eternity bands)

Coat // Via Spiga via Rue La La (similar)

Lipstick // Ecco Bella “Merlot”

December 2, 2013

outfit post | understated beauty

This is my attempt at wearing more color.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

My closet is heavily anchored with blacks, whites, grays and beiges, but every now and then, I make myself buy (and wear!) pretty fall colors such as burnt orange and deep teal.

Burnt orange is a new one for me.

My orange section is about three-pieces deep, but this color works so well with my hair, skin and eyes that I may reconsider the magic of orange — especially because it works so well with the pretty rose gold jewelry I’ve been collecting lately.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

I’m not usually one for dainty jewelry (the chunkier, the better!), but this sweet rose gold and sterling silver arrow necklace from my friends at Blue Nile feels so pretty with the soft opening on this top.

You can’t help but look at it, as it picks up the coloring in the burnt orange and reflects the light beautifully.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

So, in case you were wondering where the “Understated Beauty” title of this post came from, it all stemmed from a cute little quiz I took on Blue Nile’s website to uncover my personality and style.

I think they hit the nail on the head with my style type!

When I was finished with the quiz, I got this fun infographic (based on my answers and a little bit of Facebook info) and jewelry recommendations (news flash: I like jewelry!) to “leave nothing to chance” this holiday season.

blue nile leave nothing to chance

blue nile leave nothing to chance

If you want to create your own infographic (c’mon, you know you want to know if you’re a “Jet Setter” or a “Queen Bee”), you’ll be entered to win a three-carat diamond tennis bracelet ($4,500 value).

(The winner will be announced on December 30!)

Keep an eye on the blog this Friday, as there may be a little surprise for you then, too.

Here’s how to get the “understated beauty” look:

Top // Standard Style, Leawood, Kansas

Pants (similar) // J. Brand

Belt // Target

Booties (similar) // Calvin Klein

Leopard Clutch // Colfax Market Femme, Kansas City

Earrings // Bella Boutique, San Francisco

Bracelet // Gift from Emily

Watch // Daniel Wellington via Lola Boutique, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Necklace // c/o Blue Nile (Get your own for 10% off until December 31, 2013, with code BNAPP2013)

Lipstick // “Twig” c/o Beautycounter



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