Outfit | Snow Day Neutrals

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outfit | snow day neutrals

outfit | snow day neutrals

outfit | snow day neutrals

outfit | snow day neutrals

 

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There’s nothing I love more than an all-neutral look. So sophisticated and chic. And this winter-white outfit incorporates every piece I have been loving this season. The skinny corduroys are the perfect fit – the “curvy skinny” cut from Ann Taylor LOFT tapers in at the ankle to softly tuck into boots but still fits loosely at the hips. I also picked up a few LOFT skinny jeans that are even tighter around the ankle, however I kind of like the slightly scrunched up and relaxed feel of this corduroy pair. The winter white top is also LOFT and a mixed medium piece with cool faux leather sleeves. And I am obsessed with the wide lapels on this thick open knit cardigan. So warm and a serious statement piece.

My favorite part of this outfit though probably has to be the booties from Nine West. I have been hunting around for the perfect pair of taupe heeled booties for WEEKS and finally decided on this pair. The chunky 3 inch heel is appropriate for work, easy to walk in, and still tall enough to elongate the leg. The tan wool blend pea coat was another piece I searched for all season long! So thrilled when I finally found this cozy yet polished style at Uniqlo. I hardly ever shop there but I have been pleasantly surprised with the great quality so I’m sure I’ll be back! Hope you’re bundled up with blankets, a cup of coffee, and enjoying the snow!

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Feeling Festive  

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Since the Christmas and New Year holidays have come and gone, I am already excited for Valentine’s Day (my second favorite holiday after Thanksgiving). However, I would still like to relish in the wintry and festive vibes lingering from Christmas so I am sharing this festive outfit post today. An outfit like this transitions so well from the holiday season back into everyday winter looks. Simple, classic and with a touch glam. This sweater with the statement jewels was one of my favorites this past December. The neckline adds the perfect touch of festive sparkle. The boxy shape is balanced perfectly by a pair of black skinny jeans. These heeled booties also dress the look up with their dramatic pointed toe. I’m loving the chunky heels that seem to be trending more and more lately – so much easier to walk on than most other stilettos!

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I’m also very excited to share the new blog layout this week. The site underwent a fairly major makeover but overall loving the new, streamlined look. I’m hoping it makes things easier to read and outfit photos appear a bit more HD. If you run into any issues navigating around, feel free to drop a line in the comments! Photo Cred – My sweet mom who treated me to a celebratory New Year’s lunch and graciously stopped to shoot this blog post! So happy we were able to ring in the first Friday of 2015 together! xx

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A Leather Mini  

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is already 2015. It will probably take a few months before I get used to writing 5 instead of 4 in the date, but I am definitely looking forward to jumping into the new year. Sharing some winter blues on the blog today since the cold weather has prompted me to wear much more of this cool palette lately. I love the fit of this faux leather mini skirt. It’s structured with simple but statement zipper detailing that add some edge without going over the top. The heels are one of my favorite purchases of the last month. Leather and suede cut out heels by Steve Madden. The look so great with a skirt and tights but also loving them with black skinnies on colder days.

Also exciting news about Alex and Ani’s Bangle of the Month for January! It is the stunning Fleur De Lis Charm Bangle. I have had my eye on this one for months now. The Fleur De Lis is almost become adopted as our “family crest” so to speak. We incorporate it into so many decor elements and gifts as it represents a beautiful French tradition —

Traditionally used to represent French royalty, the Fleur de Lis symbolizes perfection, enlightenment, and life. The three petals are also associated with the protection of the Holy Trinity. Wear the Fleur de Lis as a representation of your faith in the changes and regeneration of life.

Save $5 on January bangle & beaded of the month by entering Code: Celebrate at Alex and Ani

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Gift Guide | Fashionably Fit  

Gift Guide for the Fashionably Fit

This past year, I have really gotten back into health & fitness. So, I’m very excited to share today’s holiday gift guide for all the fashionably fit ladies in your life. I’m one of those Nike obsessed people – completely enamored with the brand personality and aesthetic. I’m all about the tagline, “Just do it.” This has definitely inspired my workouts, snowboarding, and half marathon this year. The Nike pieces in this gift guide are quality items that can really help take a workout to the next level. The long sleeve in particular is one of my new favorites. The slim fit is SO comfortable and the slight v-neckline is such a feminine cut. All the other accessories on this list are just some items that every health-nut has wanted at some point or another but likely never made the trip to buy. I just finally purchased a blender bottle this month which has made post-workout protein shakes so much simpler. And I have been dying to get a foam roller to stretch out on for the day after a long run. Hope this list inspires some gift ideas for the active friends on your holiday lists!

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KMK
xx

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Gift Guide | Glam  

Gift Guide Glam

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas :) I’m having so much fun decorating, shopping, and doing a ton of festive things throughout the city this season. I picked up this sweet little fragrance diffuser from Bath & Body Works that has my room so illuminated and wintery-looking. I chose the Twisted Peppermint scent and it’s perfect for this time of year. It’s sweet but definitely not too overwhelming. I’m also on a serious Peppermint Vanilla Latte kick at Starbucks this month. I get an extra shot of espresso and skim milk… oh em gee…

I have also been doing quite a bit of online shopping. Just trying to sort out what I’ll be getting for friends and family this year. So while I’m at it, I figure I’ll continue posting different Gift Guides for those of us scrambling for thoughtful holiday gifts. Above are some of my favorite finds this year. I only included items that I’m personally lusting after in this gift guide – so this set is definitely perfect for the beauty or fashion crazed ladies in your life. I’m obsessed with fur ear muffs this year and have been dying to get my hands on a new, soft makeup brush set. These are definitely some splurge items, maybe more budget-friendly on a gift for besties or sisters.

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Happy Shopping, loves!

KMK
xx

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Gift Guide | Women’s Snowboarding Outfits 2014  

Women's Snowboarding Jackets and Pants

Outfit 1Volcom Women’s Fawn Jacket | North Face STH Pant
Outfit 2Volcom Women’s Rate Gore-Tex Jacket | North Face STH Pant
Outfit 3DC Women’s Fuse 15 Jacket | North Face STH Pant

Just a quick post after my first weekend back on the slopes this season. It was the most gorgeous, clear opening weekend ever. I posted a couple shots from the trip to my Instagram. A large group headed up to Stowe Mountain Resort in several different cars for a fun little snowboard trip. I had the chance to stop by the Burton Flagship Store and Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont. As you have probably noticed from my blog, I have always been a strong supporter of the Burton brand and product line. However, I was truly so disappointed with a customer service experience this past weekend. So much so, that I will probably avoid buying any Burton products moving forward.

I don’t want to get into the details of the experience, but I am looking forward to exploring some new snow apparel and gear through other brands. Which leads me to this blog post. I fell in love with these 3 women’s snowboard jackets by Volcom and DC. My personal favorite, of course, is the baby blue DC jacket. I am also so obsessed with these North Face soft shell pants. I’m currently using their baby blue snow pants that I have owned since elementary school!! You might remember from my Snowboarding Gift Guide last holiday season, that I love the soft shell pants for boarding. The slim fit is just so comfortable. Really looking forward to making a little splurge for this white North Face pair this year!

Keep an eye out for more Gift Guide 2014 posts as we get closer to the holiday season.

KMK
xx

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A Fall Blanket Scarf | Remix  

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Thought it’d be fun to show another outfit remixing the blush & camel blanket scarf in a new style. I styled it with cranberry jeggings in my last outfit post so this time I switched it up a bit. Cranberry cropped jacket with camel skinny jeans. Obsessed with this look for Thanksgiving 2014 Outfit Inspiration. It’s casual and comfy – perfect for the holiday. However the gold stripe detailing on the pants and rouched zipper on the jacket seem to elevate the entire outfit. My family’s fall tradition has been to visit the Philadelphia Parade every Thanksgiving morning, walk around the city, visit the holiday light show at the Comcast Center, and then finally head back home for an early (and amazing) turkey dinner. So in the early/cold morning hours I love a warm look like this. The scarf will obviously be necessary to stay bundled. In the evening, I tend to change into something a bit more fancy in order to really get into the festive spirit. Hopefully I will be sharing another fancier Thanksgiving-Outfit-Idea post soon with a less casual vibe.

KMK
xx

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Fall Essential | Plaid Blanket Scarf  

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So in love with this blush & camel blanket scarf. The color combo is a huge trend this fall so I couldn’t have been more thrilled when my mom gifted this thoughtful piece to me! It’s very similar to the Zara checked scarves that are literally all over Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. The multi-color pattern will work beautifully with so many different tan and cranberry looks this fall. I love how rich it looks styled with rose gold jewelry. So cozy yet so chic. Personally loving these photos as they were taken during a girl’s day. My sister, mom and I took a long, beautiful drive out through Bucks County and had a spirited ;) lunch at one of our family’s favorite restaurants. Cheers to a “Moet Friday!”

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For more great plaid blanket scarves, I’ll link a few of my other favorites here — Target | LuLu’s | ASOS

KMK
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Fall Uniform | A Faux Fur Vest  


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I’m so excited to officially announce on the blog that I’m now an affiliate marketer for Alex and Ani!! I was so thrilled when I got the news and have been trying to contain the excitement until I could publish a pretty blog post featuring some of my favorite bangles from their collections.

The beautiful concept behind the Alex and Ani brand makes each bracelet so much more special to me. The entire brand is built on the principle of positive energy. You might remember from my End of Summer Outfit post a while back, that I had been wearing the Lotus Peace Petals bangle after I got one for my mom, sister, and myself. It stacks so beautifully with our matching silver Tiffany’s bangles and carries a lot of meaning.

Since then, I have added a few other charms to my collection and each one is so special. I was also gifted the NYU and October Birthstone bracelets that I love! I have listed my favorite silver bangles – click each link to read the full meaning behind each exquisite design.

Be sure to go check out the Sacred Dove bangle as it will be on a special sale throughout the whole month of November!! Use the code “SACRED” at checkout.

KMK
xx

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Skull Halloween Makeup | Tips & Tricks  

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Tips & Tricks –

  • Face – First use your fingers to apply the white base. Blends much more pigmented with this technique than any of the brushes I tried. Then use a beauty blender to blend out all the streaks and imperfections.
  • Brushes – Use thin, angled brushes to apply the black makeup. The thinner the better to create precise lines for the teeth and cheekbones.
  • Matte Finish – My makeup didn’t air-dry quickly so I took a tissue paper and lightly blotted to pick up any excess product. After that, I went in with a fluffy eye shadow brush and some Urban Decay shadow in Oil Slick to mattify the look and add some shimmer. Forever 21 also puts out a decent “Naturals Palette” with plenty of charcoal and black shadows that could be used instead. It’s a great inexpensive option if you’re not trying to goop up the Urban Decay colors with all the halloween makeup paint.
  • Eyelashes – I used some way more dramatic lashes than I typically wear on a night out. I think a dramatic smokey eye helps balance out all that’s going on in the bottom half of the face. I picked this pair of Classic False Lashes from Forever 21 for only $1.00. I don’t mind being a little cheap with the lashes considering this is purely a costume look and not a natural, night-out face.

I’m thinking about ditching my previous Halloween costume idea in favor of this makeup look. But Halloween conveniently falls on a Friday this year, so I’m sure I’ll have a chance to rock both costumes Friday and Saturday nights. Hope these tips help!

KMK
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