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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 (teacher man, are you reading?).

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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