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Winter Poncho

January 14, 2018

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Oh ponchos, how I love you so. Your comfort and ease of wear make you one of my go-to pieces this time of year. This versatile garment can be worn by itself as I’ve have done or you can layer it with a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt underneath. Either way, they are a great staple to have in your wardrobe.  I knew that I wanted to pair my poncho with over the knee boots. They were just so fitting to pair with this style. I also wanted them to pop so what better way to do so then with opposing colors. The white is a stark contrast to the suede black boots with the neutralizer being the gray top. They all work together to make one succinct outfit.

Check out below for other poncho styles that I’m loving as well as some tips for finding the best boots for you!

Outfit details:

Poncho: Steve Madden | Jeans: Poetic Justice | Boots: Torrid (similar – see fit notes below) | Bag: DSW (similar)

*Fit Notes: These exact same boots from Lane Brant are no longer available. They do have an almost identical pair (just with a lower heel) found here offered in different colors. My calf circumference is an 18 – 18.5″ and even though the calf circumference for the Lane Bryant boots says 17″, they do stretch and fit very comfortably even with denim as you can see. The Torrid boots that I linked above are obviously not the same pair but they are black if you are trying to achieve this same look. Torrid lists the calf circumference by size in the “Details” portion which is EXTREMELY helpful and takes the guessing game out of trying to see what we will and won’t fit. They also have a heeled lace up boot if you prefer that over a wedge and a flat boot.

Other ponchos I’m loving:

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Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Power Play

January 7, 2018

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This is my very first blog post of the New Year and I knew that I had to put together a look that set the tone for 2018. I’ve set some pretty big goals for myself both personally and professionally and although they may be lofty, I know that mindset is half the battle. So if I think it, believe it and visualize it, I’m already on the right track. In order to make boss moves, I have to look like one and this look encompasses all that I desire to be. It’s subtle yet powerful, stylish, chic and commands the attention of those around. It’s a pantsuit that packs a punch!

I have been looking for a matching blazer/pants combination for a while and have not been successful. When I stumbled on these Harper pants from Old Navy, it dawned on me that I could make my own matching set instead of trying to buy one. I already owned a blush blazer so I ordered the pants crossing my fingers that the two would match. And they did! While not the exact same hue, they are so close that you wouldn’t be able to tell that they were purchased from two different places. A faux fur scarf just seemed like the perfect accessory to complete this ensemble and contrast the blush pink. Now that I look the part, it’s time to work on actually being the part. Let’s kill these goals in 2018!

Outfit details:

Jacket: Amazon and Kaari Blue (similar) | Top: Old Navy | Pants: Old Navy (Light Pink, Size 18) | Faux Fur Scarf: Forever 21 and INC International Concepts (similar) | Purse: HSN | Shoes: Missguided

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

New Year Cheer

December 31, 2017

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“Let all acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mindddddddd…” Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!! By the way I just discovered those are not the correct lyrics to that song. I have been singing it that way for the longest but its actually “Should auld acquaintance be forgot.” Who knew?! Any who, we have reached the final day of 2017. What a year it has been! The one word that I think of when reflecting on 2017 is blessed. I have been blessed beyond measure. It’s so funny how you envision things to happen in your life and they don’t but yet it still has a way of working out to be even better than you thought. God works in mysterious ways! I am entering 2018 in such an optimistic and hopeful way. I know it may seem cliche to say things like “New Year, new me” but I believe there is something so powerful about resetting and starting a new. I intend to become every bit of the woman that God has made me to be, of course stumbling along the way but always keeping focused on the fact that there is a unique purpose over my life. I pray that 2018 is everything you hope for and everything you dream of.

Cheers to a New Year!

Outfit details:

Dress: ASOS

Sequin dresses don’t have to end on NYE. Here’s some of my favs:

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Top 10 of 2017

December 26, 2017

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We are in the very last week of 2017! I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by and how the year is officially coming to a close. This has been one of the most exciting and scary yet thrilling years of my life. I cannot thank you enough for all of the love and support that you have given me! Every message and comment has not gone unnoticed and I cherish the relationships that I have built from this platform. As we end the year and head into 2018, I just had to recap some of the most liked looks of 2017. So without further adieu, here they are!

Number 10: Pencil Me In

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Number 9: Golden Hour

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Still available – Skirt: Modcloth (on sale for $45!)

Number 8: Cape-able

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Still available – Hat (with black band): Forever 21 | Cape: Anne Klein (on sale for $27!)

Number 7: Tropicale

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Number 6: Per-suede

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Number 5: NYFW

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Still available – Skirt: ASOS (on sale for $20!)

Number 4: Rachel Roy

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Still available – Skirt: Rachel Roy

Number 3: Cranberry

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Still available – Duster: Boohoo | Leather Pants: Celebrity Pink (on sale for $35!)

Number 2: thredUP

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Number 1: Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook

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xoxo,

Kristine

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Slay Bells Ring

December 24, 2017

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Merry Christmas Eve my loves! What a blessing it is to see another holiday season and to be able to spend time with those you love. And while I know we are all running around buying last minute gifts and preparing for Christmas, it’s so important to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays. It’s about giving, showing kindness and loving one another. It’s funny how differently I view Christmas as opposed to when I was younger. It used to be all about the gifts, am I right? Who got me what and is it what I put on my Christmas list. Now, I could care less if I don’t get a thing because I realize what is most important in life. The important moments are when we hold hands and pray as a family each saying what we are thankful for. Or the moment where we laugh because we can never remember how to slice the turkey the right way. Or simply laughing and talking around the table. Those are the times that I cherish because life is unpredictable and tomorrow is not promised. Gifts are great but the real gift cannot be bought.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Outfit details:

Dress: Old Navy | Shoes: Michael Kors

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Fall Back

December 17, 2017

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So I can definitely tell that Fall is coming to a close and Winter is slowly but surely creeping in. Temperatures have been steadily dropping to where dresses are almost at the point where they are off limits. Now I know what most of you are thinking. “Dresses are already off limits where I live!” And I totally get it. I mean snow is falling on the ground in most places. However, I live in Los Angeles and quite frankly I’m spoiled. I accept it, I believe it and I receive it. So I’m going to hold on to my dresses and skirts just a little while longer! I’m also still clearly holding on to my beloved Fall color palette. I can never get enough of olive and nude tones together. They come in handy when you don’t know what to wear and you don’t have a lot of time because they always work. So try out your own combinations of this look to fit your style and climate & let’s get ready for Winter!

Outfit details: 

Duster: JcPenney (similar) | Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Nine West

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Holidaze

December 15, 2017

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This post is sponsored by Macy’s. All opinions are my own

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As we all know, the holiday season is upon us and it is marked with all the glitz and glam that this time of year is known for. And while I am loving all of the sparkle, I also love the simpler holiday styles. These are equally as chic and trendy but can be worn to the more casual occasions.

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Macy’s has such a wide selection of clothing to fit just about any event. They’ve got you covered from casual holiday potlucks to black tie formal parties. I wanted to create a couple of looks that are fit for a special occasion but can still be worn after the holiday season. We all have those garments in our wardrobes that you can only really wear once or twice a year. These outfits will carry you through December and even into the New Year.

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So in order to create a casual, chic holiday look, you have to take note of the most current fashion trends. One of those trends is the volume sleeve. Bell sleeves have become all the rave and are the perfect way to add a little drama without being over the top. These two blouses by City Chic do just that in their own way. The first off the shoulder top is in a beautiful cranberry color reminiscent of holiday décor. It has a cascading bell sleeve which is unique and sure to be a hit. I paired this with what is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands of denim, Celebrity Pink, and nude pumps as not to take away from the look. The second blouse is a classic black with a more traditional bell sleeve. To add a little interest to this outfit, I paired it with a faux leather skirt in a khaki green color. I love how the color is not one that you commonly see in leather skirts and it paired well with the black top and my added black booties.

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Both of these looks are sort of a play on the traditional red and green outfits that are normally associated with the holidays. They each have those elements but in a new and modern way. Be sure to check out the links below to snag these items for yourself and also check out their full selection here!

Outfit details:

Look 1 – Off the Shoulder Top: City Chic | Skinny Jeans: Celebrity Pink

Look 2 – Black Bell Sleeve Top: City Chic | Faux Leather Skirt: City Chic

Photographer: Steve Suavemente