KCFW: in the details

The final night of KCFW was one for the books! The runway show included many KCFW “veterans” and they didn’t disappoint. For me the final evening was all in the details.

Here was my outfit for the evening! Top and shoes from Pink Saloon, pants from Target Who What Wear line, jewelry from Stella & Dot

I loved all the details in every line from the evening. I especially enjoyed how each designer’s collection was so different from the others.

This collection from Barbara Bultman was a serious stunner. With the deep, rich colors and all the textures it definitely wasn’t a bore.

This train was amazing and so different from your usual train. Maybe perfect for a beach wedding??

Next up were some fabulous jewelry designs from Georgina Herrera. This jewelry is seriously like no other. I also loved how the designer chose to have two models walk down both sides of the runway at the same time. Was a great change up and gave the audience so much to look at!

People in the audience were actually gasping when this model came down the runway because it was so amazingly intricate.

Is there such a thing as too many jewels and metals?? I don’t think so!

Beautifully paired outfits with Georgina’s jewelry designs.

The last designer was Christian Michael’s new women’s line, sHe. 

I think hands down this was my favorite line of the runway events I went to. 

The entire collection was in black and white and incorporated different stitching techniques and varying hemlines.

Love the quilted look of this overcoat with the Cruella deVille like collar.

There wasn’t an outfit he put down the runway that I didn’t enjoy.

And a couple more looks from Barbara Bultman because I just couldn’t narrow it down!

Overall I had an amazing experience this season at KCFW. I liked the change of venue and the European style runway. We were up close and intimate with the models and really were able to take in all the details. Want to see more? Be sure to follow @kc_fashionweek on Instagram!


ONE JACKET: 3 WAYS

Are you into the embroidery trend like I am right now?  I am loving it, especially when you stick it on an olive jacket! This is one of my favorite go to items right now that is reasonably priced and versatile. Being a “blogger”, especially one who is sometimes a fashion blogger, there is all the pressure in the world to have different outfit on the daily. However, for most budgets that just isn’t feasible or practical. So while I’ve done many posts on buy this, not that I’ve not done many on how to wear the same items multiple ways. 

With my styling clients it’s always about quality not quantity. And quantity doesn’t always equal buku bucks! Quality to me can be a great pair of jeans-which you should defintely own-or a staple piece from somewhere like Target or H&M that you can wear again and again. This jacket to me is one of those staple pieces that is reasonably priced and SO on trend. 

Immediately when I saw this jacket I knew it was so me and would be something I would wear again and again. Plus, it’s olive ya’ll. Such a great color on so many people and what I consider a neutral. It’s a funny coincidence I noticed while curating this post that I wore the same earrings every time I wore this jacket. I did not plan that guys, that is way too much effort! But I do love these mint leather earrings from Nickel & Suede

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. I show it here styled 3 different ways, apparently every time with the same earrings, but besides that everything is different. The first is in Target I just pulled it on over top of a striped black and white top with my favorite ripped jeans and fave new slides from ASOS. Next I wore it on a cold, rainy day in Omaha with a comfy Wildfox long baggy beach jumper, tights and Hunters. And lastly just this week with my striped “good vibes” shirt from Target (go get it, you won’t regret it so comfy and cute!) 

So why should you care about my grainy iphone outfit pics? You shouldn’t! However, what I love to share if trendy, new, fun fashion is totally attainable for everyone. As well as doesn’t have to be super though out, contain new items everyday, and pieces you never wear again. While the idea of wearing one thing only once sounds ideal who wants that? I want to like a piece so much that I want to wear it again and again which is exactly what this jacket is to me. So if this jacket isn’t your cup of tea then go find that fashion item that you love! What item in your closet do you have on repeat that you’re pairing with every outfit? I would love to hear about it!

bold fashion: KCFW

I love going to fashion shows. It’s so fun to see new designers, inspiring collections, and all the fabulous models, kiddos included. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to attend KCFW again, this time for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. When I was thinking of how to describe this season’s runway, “bold fashion” was the term that came to mind. This season’s designers and collections definitely didn’t disappoint the inner fashionista in me. 

This first collection I’m going to show you was so 70’s inspired to me and had all the jewel tones every fall fashion lover will envy. Tiffany Brown’s “Chelsea Girl” collection was probably one of my favorites during Friday night’s runway. 

One of the reasons I love fashion shows are because it shows off a bunch of fun, unique pieces. While this collection definitely still had those, it also contained so many “wearable” pieces I would love to have in my closet!

The wide leg look is so flattering on many body styles, though I’m not sure I could wear the pleated look on the backside. Maybe it would help though 😉

Nasheli Juliana’s line was a little “flying nun” inspired if you ask me! So fun and bold for sure. 

This kid’s collection by Ethel & Dean is everything I totally see my future kids wearing. It’s still whimsical and kid friendly but so unique and different from all the other adolescent fashion out there.

Love the bold fashion prints, accessories and details in this collection. Not to mention the kid models were so stinkin’ cute and took that runway seriously!


I really enjoyed Joshua Christensen’s line as well. Love the use of bright colors paired with bold prints or accesories. I love a designer who isn’t afraid to get a little on the wild side!

These are truly just a sampling of some of my faves from the Friday night runway show. Later this week I’ll be sharing more from Saturday’s, which was the final runway for this season’s KCFW. It is going to be so much harder to pair down my faves from that evening. Be prepared for an even more photo packed post!

it’s reveal time!! Finally!

Wow guys, it feels like its been so long that I’ve been waiting to show you this completed space! If you’ve been following along you’ve seen the inspiration and before pictures of this room. Now it’s time to show you it’s completion! If you’ve ever remodeled before you know that it takes a while before the remodeled space really feels done. I’m not sure that I feel like I’m 100% done but done enough to show it on here so that’s good enough for now!

Well, let’s get to it! Drumroll…

I posted a picture of this on my instagram a couple weeks ago! This handrail was a serious labor of love. Isaac and I did this by ourselves! We still have some touch ups and tweaking to do to it but overall I’m pretty impressed with us. I priced out cable railing from several different companies and it was just crazy what they were charging! I ordered our cable and crimper from Amazon and the fittings from a cable company online.

One cool thing about the two sliding “barn” doors in our room is that both of these doors are original to the house. I can’t figure out where the one over the shelving came from but the one to the bathroom used to be a swinging door into the kitchen that they didn’t paint! Love the natural wood look on it. All we had to do was cut it down a bit and then I oiled that baby up. I can’t decide what to do with the door over the shelving. Leave it? Paint it white? Give me your opinions!

Love how that black wall really spices up the room. Something a little unexpected but completely fun. I love playing around with paint because as far as design goes changing out wall paint is a pretty easy, relatively inexpensive way to change up your look!

Over here is my little dressing station with my dresser, jewels and an antique mirror.

If you remember my one room reveal last Spring you might recognize these agate slice pictures that were above our bed.

One thing that was really important to me while we remodeled the master suite was that we still kept the integrity of the home and didn’t make it too modern. We live in a 1930’s tudor style home but I have some more contemporary tastes. It was awesome to be able to incorporate some original pieces from the house, add in some new and some “new to us” antique pieces as well like the mirror and rattan bench.

There ya have it! Now onto the next project!! (kidding, kind of) I’m going to share more about our remodel project and what we would have done differently next!

 

Sources:

Chevron coverlet: Target (old)

Throw pillows: Homegoods

Euro Shams: Anthropologie

Dresser: (sold out) Similar here

Hanging Succulent Planters: Homegoods

Sconces: CB2 (sold out) Similar here

 

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