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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!


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!

Buy This, Not That: It’s Finally Fall!

Now that it’s feeling like fall, some days more like winter, it’s time for another Buy This, Not That! Fall fashion is so wonderful with all the layers and jewel toned colors.

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Booties

Buy This: Steve Madden Edit Bootie Not That: Stuart Weitzman Calare

Don’t get me wrong I love Stuart Weitzman boots, unfortunately they don’t fit in my budget!! Burgundy and velvet are so in this fall season. I love how these Steve Madden boots fit the bill perfectly, both in look and budget.

Leather Jackets

Buy This: BLANKNYC Easy Rider Not That: BLANKNYC Leather Moto

Leather is also a good fall staple, I mean who can go wrong with a leather jacket? This faux leather easy rider jacket also comes in black but I really love it in the green as well. You can see it on me on my instagram!

Diamond Initial Necklaces

Buy This: Covet Pave Initial Necklace Not That: Bony Levy Pave Diamond Initial

Diamond initial delicate necklaces are so in right now but sometimes hard to afford! Stella & Dot’s new line, Covet, is all about fine jewelry and genuine leather. I personally have this Covet necklace and haven’t taken it off since I got it!

Edgy Braid

Earlier in the summer I did a fun photo shoot with one of my favorite local boutiques in Wichita, my hair stylist-who created this amazing braid and an amazing photographer and videographer. It was the perfect collaboration of brilliant people that created an outcome of beautiful photographs! Follow along below:

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This was the perfect photoshoot for my style, loved the edgy braid with the white vest

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and of course who doesn’t love a bright Kate Spade clutch?

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The golden hour light turned out perfect for the shoot and made these clothes really pop!

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How awesome is this braid Heather did? I have no idea how she got it to stand up like that! I’ve tried to recreate and have had no success, I think she should start to snapchat or IG stories teaching how to do braids. hint hint 🙂

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Also, these frye boots were the perfect fall bootie. They go with just about anything and were super comfortable.

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I love how this outfit really transitions effortlessly from summer into fall, ladies white is not just for summer. I love a good white in the fall and winter and this vest is just it!

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This shot was my idea, and I have to say I love how it turned out. Highlights Heather’s braid and all the accessories from Pink Saloon perfectly!

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And that’s a wrap, literally, the scarf is adorable with the vest. Love the menswear ish look but still felt totally feminine!

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Outfit Details:

Vest: FRNCH

Denim: Paige

Tank: Splendid

Clutch: Kate Spade

Boots: Frye

Hair & Makeup by: Studio H Salon

Photos by: Suwanee Photography

Clothes by: Pink Saloon

Thanks to all the stylists and photographers for making this amazing shoot come together, I had a blast. Can’t wait to collaborate again in the future!

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