Thursday, July 26, 2012

Street Style: Day in the City

A great day in the city always starts out with the perfect outfit.  Something stylish but still comfortable and laid-back.  Especially during summer, you can never go wrong with colored pants.  Slightly cuff them for that effortless vibe and you're good to go.  Plus, you won't have to store the faded maroon pants with the rest of your summer wardrobe - the dark hue is perfect for those windy fall days.  While leopard print can sometimes be overpowering, the neutral tones in the pattern go great with the dark pants.  Not too busy, but still draws your eye in.  Take any black shoes you have lying around the house with your favorite tote bag and you're off.  Don't forget your favorite pair of shades to protect those gorgeous eyes!

A Day in the City

A Day in the City by horseinthesky

Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

Karlie and Kinsey

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I haven't smelled or tried out this fragrance, but I have definitely fallen in love with the ad.  Daphne looks absolutely gorgeous in this!  I never realized how young she is - Daphne just seems so much older than 17 (not in a bad way).

The music and location are also perfect!  The music is so upbeat and puts me in a good mood (I have to admit I have become obsessed with this song -I Love You, Ono by Stereo Total- in the past few days).  The scenery looks amazing and I wish I could be at those beaches or waterfront!

The styling is also great for the ad.  I love the swimsuit Daphne wears in the beginning - the high waisted swimsuit gives it a retro vide and the heart shaped sunglasses are adorable!  Let's not forget the the red skirt she wears at the end!  I would kill for it.  It kind of looks like a leather skirt to me, but it seems to have way more movement than a leather skirt would.  

I was able to make this set that seemed to resemble that styling used in the video.

Dior ADDICT (Daphne Groeneveld Ad)

River Island floral shirt
$11 -

Red skirt

High heel pumps
$110 -

In case you haven't seen the ad yet, here it is!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Paris Couture Week Shows

In case you missed any of the shows, here they are (I know I didn't get all of them - I couldn't find some of the videos online).  I found the list of shows here and go here for more pictures!

xoxo, Kinsey

Christophe Josee Fall/Winter 2012/13

Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2012/13

Bouchra Jarrar Fall/Winter 2012/13

Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2012/13

Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2012/13

Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2012/13

Iris van Herpen Fall/Winter 2012/13

Chanel Fall/Winter 2012/13

St├ęphane Rolland Fall/Winter 2012/13

Georgio Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2012/13

Alexandre Vauthier Fall/Winter 2012/13

Julien Fournie Fall/Winter 2012/13

Franck Sorbier Fall/Winter 2012/13

Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2012/13

Yiqing Yin Fall/Winter 2012/13

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2012/13

Valentino Fall/Winter 2012/13

Maison Martin Margiela Fall/Winter 2012/13

Ulyana Sergeenko Fall/Winter 2012/13

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Paris Couture Week 2012

Paris Couture Week is definitely something you want to keep your eye out for in the future.  The gorgeous beaded dresses and over the top outfits pull you into the minds of the designers.  As expected, the designs were all over the place, from Jean Paul Gaultier's designs were over the top and out there to Elie Saab's classic, elegant gowns.

Jean Peal Gaultier

Gaultier took inspiration from musician, writer, actor, and artist Pete Doherty.  The line featured mainly dark colors, especially black and was centered around furs, capes, and collars.  The collection no doubt reflected Gaultier's out of the box thinking and dramatic style.  

Frank Sorbier

One of the collections that really caught my eye was Frank Sorbier's.  I had never heard of this designer before, and I sure wish I had.  His backgrounds painted a picture along with the gorgeous dresses.  The silhouettes of the dresses remind me of cut out paper dolls I used to play with.  The dresses look as if they are glowing, appearing like a light in the middle of the night.

Elie Saab

Jacquelyn Jablonski

Elie Saab is by far my favorite designer!  His designs are always so intricate and detailed and look perfect for a dressy occasion (however, they probably are over the top).  I especially love the dress on Jacquelyn Jablonski - the gold and light blue are a perfect combination.  The gold makes the dress look fit for a princess, but the light blue tones it down with a more subtle color.

While I wouldn't say I love every single collection from Paris Couture Week, there were definite highlights.  The creativity was there as always and I can't wait to see what these amazing designers will come up with next year.

For more pictures from Paris Couture Week, click here (all the pictures used were from this site)!

Hope you enjoy fashion week as much as I do!
xoxo, Kinsey

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wanted Items: 7/8-7/14

Hey everyone!  Karlie's been really busy lately so I decided I would just make a post for now to keep you guys updated!  Hope you like it(:

xoxo, Kinsey
  1. H&M Color Blocked Top: I love the way this top looks!  It has a laid back feel, but the design makes it seem like you put effort into picking it out.  Its not completely plain, but its not over the top.  Perfect with some boyfriend jeans or some cutoff shorts!
  2. Topshop Corset Top:  Sadly this item is sold out, but I love the style of it.  We included a corset top in our last Wanted post, but I feel like this one has a completely different feel to it.  The bright blue and flower pattern are perfect for summer and strolling on the beach.
  3. ROMWE High Low Hem Skirt:  I love this skirt so much!  It has definitely been on my wish list for so long, and I can't wait to get one like it.  The color is so bright and bold and would for sure be an eye catcher on the street.  Hopefully I'll be able to sew one like this soon, so I'll keep you posted!
  4. H&M Colored Blazer:  This blazer is also from H&M (I love this store and was checking out some of their stuff online).  The bright color is great for summer and adds a pop of color to any outfit.  Its also perfect for semi-dressy occasions!  I personally would pair this with a black body con skirt and plain white t-shirt so the attention goes towards your jacket!

  5. Zara sandalsZara Bow Sandals: We included these shoes in our favorites, but I cannot express how much I love them.  They are so simple, but not too plain.  I would definitely wear these with a nice sundress or just jeans and a t-shirt.  They are perfect for so many types of occasions, just like the blazer!  Sadly they are sold out, so hopefully they will be back in stock soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

June Favorites

Blue - Kinsey
Purple - Karlie

Marc by Marc Jacobs Long Strap Purse - 
This isn't the exact purse I was thinking, but I couldn't find the one I saw in the store online.  It was a gorgeous teal color with a long strap.  It didn't really have any pockets on the outside and wasn't that big, but it was the perfect size for keeping everything you need to go out!
Movie: Take Me Home 
I was initially going to watch this movie with my friend, but we didn't end up buying it.  So, when I got home, Kinsey and I bought it on iTunes and had a movie night!  It was amazing...if you're into romantic comedies, you definitely have to see this movie!
eos Smooth Sphere 
These little chapstick balls are amazing!!!  I think between everyone in our family, we must have at least 10 lying around the house.  My personal favorite is the lemon drop one, but the strawberry sorbet one also smells so good - and they make your lips super smooth! 
Holey Sweaters 
They're perfect for summer weather since they're not too thick.  You can wear it to the beach over your swimsuit or over a bandeau or tank top when your hanging around.  I definitely have a ton of these stocked up for the nice summer weather.
High Waisted Shorts/Cutoff Shorts - 
For high waisted shorts, I am so in love with this style of shorts.  I feel like you can wear it with almost any t-shirt you have and it'll look super cute.  They're perfect for summer when you want to mix things up, since they're still shorts.  If I can find a pair of high waisted shorts that are also cutoffs, even better!  The cutoffs just make an outfit seem more casual and beachy.
Boyfriend Jeans 
The most comfortable pair of jeans I have ever had.  You can wear them day or night and it'll still make an adorable outfit.  Also perfect for summer since they're not too tight so you won't feel too hot.
Zara Bow Sandals -
I first saw these on polyvore when I was making this set.  I think they are perfect for summer!  You can use them for somewhat nicer occasions or when you're just going to hang out with your friends.
Artist: Passion Pit
Song: Stranger Attractor - Animal Kingdom

Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Song: Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds

Book: The Help -
When I saw this book in the bookstore, I knew I wanted to read it before I saw the movie.  I knew it must be good since I had heard such great things about the movie, and everything I heard was so true.  Kathryn Stockett is able to connect with the reader through the characters and their relationships with each other.  Definitely a must read!
Hope everyone had a wonderful June!
xoxo, Karlie and Kinsey