Good Vibes Only

good vibes only

Happy Saturday! Hope you’re all enjoying the fall weather. This time of year always seems to put me in a bohemian state of mind. My everyday style starts to incorporate many more hippie-chic pieces, like flared jeans, floppy hats, and turquoise jewelry. The relaxed feel of boho fashion just feels extra appropriate during the fall. Which is why I’m so thrilled to be officially teaming up with Michael Stars to do some affiliate marketing with them.

I have loved the Michael Stars brand since elementary school! The soft tees were always my favorite pieces from their catalog and look books. The California-lifestyle brand was created by South-African designer, Michael Cohen, and his wife. The brand now puts out strikingly fashion-forward yet boho-chic accessories, pants, cashmere sweaters & more and has become a favorite among celebs like Jessica Alba (the epitome of a true “Califfornia Girl”) and Charlize Theron.

If you’re feeling the hippie-chic vibes lately too, you can recreate the looks above with some classic Michael Stars items.

Shop the Look –
Denim:    Faded Flare Denim | Relaxed Fit Flare Denim | Dark Wash Flared Denim
Floppy Hats:    Black Wide Brim Hat | Gray Wool Floppy Hat | Brown Wide Brim Hat
Jewelry:    Rose Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet | Black Layered Necklace | Gold Stack Ring

xoxo,
KMK

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Fall Wish List

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My birthday month begins this week and I’m already so excited about all the fun things to do during October. My list seems to grow everyday! It was such a hot weekend in PA, but that obviously hasn’t curbed my fall obsession in the least. Already looking forward to a Temple homecoming game, seasonal shopping, and plenty of pumpkin treats this month. What’s on your fall to-do list?

xoxo,
KMK

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Trending Now | The Sleeveless Trench

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The “Sleeveless Trench” is one of my favorite trends this fall. I noticed a lot of style bloggers incorporating this look into their outfit articles and I’m really loving the styled yet relaxed vibe. My personal favorite is the trench dress by Ann Taylor. The black leather detailing on the khaki trench is the perfect modern update for such a classic piece.

How to Style the Sleeveless Trench –

  • Stripes – Layering the trench over stripes adds some visual interest to an otherwise simple & classic piece.
  • Tie it up – Cinching the waist with a belt helps define your figure. A trench is typically long & slimming, but tying it up in the back or front creates a more feminine silhouette.
  • Add some height – Long pieces like a trench dress can really swallow a petite person up in fabric. I love how these style bloggers have found heels & ankle boots to balance out some of the more overwhelming coats.
  • Neutrals – Most trenches are available in either khaki or black. I love how polished the trend looks when styled with other neutral pieces like an all black jumpsuit or simple jeans & a white blouse.

Enjoy your weekend!

xoxo,
KMK

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Currently Craving | Fall 2014

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The first day of fall was this week which is beyond exciting. As you’re probably fully aware from my Instagram, I’ve been celebrating the autumn season for several weeks now. So I figured I’d share some of the items I’m currently lusting after given the change in season.

Fall Essentials –
Gray Chunky Knit Sweater | Burton
Black Jacket with Faux Leather Panels | Burton
Cranberry Hat | LuLu’s
Gray Twill Hat | PacSun
Berry Nail Polish | Mary Lee by Julep (currently wearing “Berry Naughty” by Essie)
Boyfriend Jeans | J. Crew
Olive High Heels | LuLu’s (will look so sexy paired with the broken-in boyfriend jeans!)
Nude Lipstick | Cruising by NARS (usually go for a darker bordeaux shade in the fall, but have been craving a simple nude lip lately)
Leather Tote | Bleeker Riley by Coach (can only track this down on UK sites)
Sunglasses | Original Aviators with Polarized Lenses by RayBan (the black lens is so chic)
Silver Snake Coil Bangle | Alex and Ani

And check out my list of Fall Fashion Essentials from last year if you’re still shopping for some seasonal necessaties!

xoxo,
KMK

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Outfit | All Black Everything

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ouotfit | all black everything
ouotfit | all black everything

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For a gloomy Sunday, I’m kind of obsessed with this black-on-black-on-black look. Black skinny jeans & heels seem to make any outfit exponentially sexier. I also love this simple cardigan. The length makes a dramatic statement, but overall it is a lightweight piece – perfect for layering. I will be breaking this out more often as we get into winter.

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

xoxo,
KMK

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Fall Casual Outfit | Scalloped Flats

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I love fall neutrals. This is definitely my favorite time of year to break out the cream colored sweaters, army green trousers, and tan blazers & boots. But since it’s still in the high 60s and low 70s on the east coast, I opted for a pair of simple flats and this lightweight white linen t-shirt (it also comes in great mustard, pale pink, and gray shades – perfect for fall). It’s definitely still too warm for any of my favorite fall boots yet.

These scalloped flats from H&M are quite possibly the perfect pair of daytime-casual shoes I own. I’m completely in love with their sweet laser-cut trim and the pale blush leather. They’re crazy similar to a pair of darling Chloe scalloped ballet flats but for 3% of the cost. They seem to be missing from the H&M shoe category online, so I’m assuming you can only purchase in-store. I got mine last month which should be recent enough that they would still be in stock!

Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
KMK 

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Spring 2015 NYFW | Christian Siriano

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As I’m sure you’re already aware, New York Fashion Week just wrapped up last week for the Spring 2015 collections. Of course, there are still the international Fashion Weeks you can still catch. But so many beautiful designs presented for Spring in NY. Endless florals and pastels were re-invented for a fresh perspective on the season’s typical styles. One of my favorite bloggers put together a comprehensive roundup of several of the premier designers for this past NYFW. I have to say though, my absolute favorite collection was Christian Siriano’s Ready to Wear line. I usually expect to see something edgy and fierce from the Project Runway winner, but I was completely surprised with the soft silhouettes and feminine pastel blues in his latest designs. While I probably wouldn’t wear the slip-on sandals myself, I am completely in love with the dramatic skirts & flattering crop tops. I can only imagine how lovely it would be to wear one of these creations next spring!

xoxo,
KMK


Black & White | End of Summer Outfit

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a chic black & white outfit
a chic black & white outfit
a chic black & white outfit
alex & ani lotus bracelet

Black and White is a classic color palette to transition from summer to fall. I hate saying goodbye to my favorite white skinny jeans after Labor Day. To prolong their life a bit, I layered on a crisp black blazer for this breezy Sunday morning. I grabbed a sturdy faux leather bag and slim sandals to add another more fall-appropriate material to the look.

I also finally got my first Alex and Ani bracelet the other day! I wasn’t sure if I would get into this stacked energy bracelet trend, but I have to say I love the sweet dangling charm and how it complements my favorite Tiffany’s bracelet. The lotus peace flower represents “illumination, beauty, and resilience.” Such a beautiful message for women so I got matching bangles for my mom and sister. Each bangle comes with a card to describe the energy & meaning behind the charm. Alex and Ani describe the lotus peace charm….

With roots secured in the mud, a stem that grows through water, and a flower that lies pristinely above, the lotus signifies the progression of the soul. Inspiring us to rise from the darkness into enlightenment, the Lotus Peace Petals® Charm also incorporates the higher power of a harmonious spirit with the Om symbol. Let this charm represent cognitive balance and your innate desire to grow spiritually.

I am in love with the inspirational meaning & energy associated with all of the various charms. I can’t wait to stack up on a few more bangles for my set. Although I definitely wear gold & rose gold much more often, I love how casual the silver sets look so I think I’ll stick with this metal for my collection.

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xoxo,
KMK


Change Your Look, Change Your Life

I haven’t posted an article in ages so I thought I’d leave you with some video content today. I hope it will tide you over until an exciting fall style post goes live (I’ve been brainstorming it for weeks now!).

You might remember seeing another video by Mimi that I featured in this article weeks ago. She has already put out another one that really struck a chord with me. I love her attitude behind style and her belief that being well dressed enhances so many other aspects of your life. It’s not all about the clothes, the makeup, the newest pair of heels from the most trendy designer of the moment. Personal style is about expressing yourself and it demonstrates how you view yourself which in turn sends that vibe to others who encounter you.

Mimi does a great job of elegantly explaining why putting a little extra care & effort into getting dressed for the day really improves your mood and outlook on life. I hope you’ll spend a few minutes watching and enjoy!

xoxo,
KMK


Happy Labor Day | Sales!

Hope you’re celebrating the last days of summer with barbecues, trips to the beach, white linen shift dresses, sunset bonfires, and Labor Day sales! While the long holiday weekend tends to be full of parties with friends & family, it’s also a great opportunity to stock up on any last minute fall pieces you need for your wardrobe — simply because nearly every shop & online store is having some sort of massive holiday sale.

One of my favorite style bloggers put together a very comprehensive list of all the Labor Day Weekend sales around the internet. But I wanted to highlight one sale not listed – LuLu’s! I feature LuLu’s in many of my “Get the Look” posts so when I found out this weekend you can save up to $35 + get Free Shipping at LuLu*s in their Labor Day Sale, I had to share the news ;)

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In my last outfit post, I featured a pair of dark green relaxed fit trousers for a transitional look. I have always loved the casual-chic vibe of a loose fitting pant styled with stiletto heels. I might opt for a closed toe or suede bootie for the very chill days, but in general, these outfits from LuLu’s are a solid “fall uniform” so to speak.  The whole “I didn’t try too hard to look this fierce” look is just cool and ideal for a cozy fall style. It’s sad to see summer go but honestly I couldn’t be more excited about all the fall fashion, candles, lattes & decor that are finally back!!

Shop the LuLu’s Labor Day Sale — 

Get $15 off a purchase of $100 or more at LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! Use Code: 15OFF100
Get $25 off a purchase of $150 or more at LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! Use Code: 25OFF150
Get $35 off a purchase of $200 or more at LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! Use Code: 35OFF200

xoxo,
KMK

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