Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dark Florals







Cap- H&M
Cardigan- Thrifted
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Socks- Aeropostale
Oxfords- Thrifted

What a busy week! I'm happy to say that today is finally my day off. Nothing is better than a lazy Sunday spent with family. 

This is the outfit I wore yesterday to work. This is really typical for when I am trying to be comfortable. This Urban dress, which I actually found at the Goodwill, has been a staple all Summer long. I usually try to avoid strapless dresses because pulling up my dress 500 times a day never ceases to drive me insane. Luckily this one never falls! I have no idea why, but I love it! I also really enjoy how the hem is longest at the front and back, but shorter on the sides. It is really a great style for us tall gals that have a hard time finding garments to cover our rear ends properly. 

Coming up in a month I will be heading to a renaissance festival! I wish I could explain how excited I am considering this will be my first experience at one. I've already been planning my medieval outfit which will consist of my black velvet top, peasant top, and a long skirt. If anyone has any tips for me about this type of event, let me know! 

Have a great weekend mates, 

Kaylee Nicole

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Plum







Hat- Urban Outfitters
Necklace- Etsy
Cardigan- Urban Outfitters
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Socks- Aeropostale
Boots- Nine West, vintage

Ah, the first week of school. It has been bitter sweet because, on Tuesday, I had my last first day of school. I will definitely miss my university next year, but right now I am already swimming in homework and not to happy about it. 

Of course, dressing up in cute outfits always brightens my mood! Wearing one of my comfiest dresses and a summer cardigan. I also just bought this hat! I have been dying for a brown one for a while, and when I saw this one at Urban Outfitters it was love at first sight. Nothing says "perfect outfit" quite like a nice hat, comfy dress, and cozy socks. Of course a warm and fuzzy cardigan is a lovely staple piece as well, but not in this burning hot weather we have been having. 

Hopefully autumn comes soon! 

Kaylee Nicole

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Art In Fashion

Hi everyone. I recently ran across this lady's blog, Love Limzy. She makes really cool art using flower petals. They have a sort of vintage feel to them and remind me of something a trendy designer would draw up in the studio. Most of all I think her designs really speak for themselves so check out some of my favorite ones!







Aren't they simply lovely? She does a lot of other designs besides the dresses, but these ones are certainly more to my taste. Luckily prints are sold online, I think I could use a few around my room! Make sure to check out her shop if you like any as well! 

Have a great one, 

Kaylee Nicole

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stevie Nicks







Hat- Vintage
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Cardigan- Marshalls
Socks- Aeropostale
Boots- Bass

Whenever I wear this lacy black cardigan with the fringe on the bottom I can't stop myself from singing old Fleetwood Mac songs around the house all day. Sometimes I wish my whole closet resembled clothing that personify who Stevie Nicks is. I love the dark boho-chic look, especially Stevie's wardrobe for this past season of American Horror Story: Coven. She is such an inspiration and still so stunning today. 

I also am in love with the print on this dress and the fact that it is a high-low dress. Since I am tall I often have a hard time finding dresses that cover my butt up and are comfortable to wear around all day. Luckily this is one of them with a lower hemline in the back! 

School starts next week, I have such bittersweet feelings about it. Oh well though, last semester! Huzzah!

Kaylee Nicole

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY: Watermelon Top

Hello mates! I was feeling that it has been way too long since I posted a DIY post on the blog. Therefore, today I am going to teach you how to make a really adorable watermelon top. Follow the instructions and have fun!


* When working with dye, make sure to wear gloves so your fingers do not get stained.
* Either newspaper or plastic bags can work to prevent any stains on your work surface


Step One: Once you have a solid white top to work with, take your tape and make a horizontal line for where you want the pink dye to end and the green dye to start. Watermelons are mainly pink so make sure to place that line near the top! 


Step Two: Now your dye should have directions on it, but I used one tablespoon of dye per cup of hot water. Place your tablespoon of dye into your pipette bottle. Boil or heat water in the microwave for 3 minutes and pour into pipette bottle. Make sure to give your bottle a good stir or shake before applying dye to shirt


Step Three: Once you are done applying the pink dye with your pipette bottle, remove tape and mix up your green dye the same way you did with the pink. Make sure to thoroughly coat the shirt, you don't want any blank spaces! However, I left a slight gap between the pink and green so it could fade together and look more natural.


Step Four: Once done dying, hang up your top to dry for at least three hours. Once the shirt is almost dry, place in washing machine on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry with low heat.

*If the top is dripping dye you can lay out a garbage bag flat on the ground to prevent staining the floor.


Your shirt should look something like this once out of the dryer! 


Step Five: Take your black fabric marker and draw on the seeds of the watermelon. I made mine into little tear drop shapes. 


You can either do a lot of seeds or a few, whichever you think looks better. Allow fabric marker to dry before wearing.


Step Six: Head out in your new adorable top and enjoy the last month of summer! 


This simple process can also be done of white dresses, white shorts, and white skirts! It is really simple and turns out pretty adorable. If you have any questions about this DIY, please ask here or shoot me an e-mail, I'd be glad to help! 

Have a great one, 

Kaylee Nicole 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Roses & Cream






Blouse- Free People
Pants- Anthropologie
Oxfords- DSW
Bag- Coach

The floral print on this top is so dreamy and beautiful I can hardly stand it. Not to mention how comfy and perfect for summer it is. I bought it last week, and this is already my second time wearing it. I am typically not a pant kind of gal, but I love wearing them with oversized tunic tops. This pair of cords are a great transition piece as we head towards pre-fall. 

Sorry for no posts last week, I was at the beach with half my family. I actually think I got a bit tanner! Not to mention I finished three books on my never ending to-read list. It was nice to read by the ocean everyday and feel the warm sand between my toes. Growing up near the beach had left me a bit spoiled, now whenever I am near the ocean I am in awe at the beauty and tranquility that comes with it. See, here I am wishing I was back already! 

Hope everyone had a great week & weekend in my absence. 

Kaylee Nicole

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

School Girl







Hat- H&M
Sweater- Thrifted
Dress- Modcloth
Socks- Forever 21
Oxfords- Bass

I picked up these really cute over the knee socks in maroon at Forever 21 in NYC. It was only four dollars a pair and I am now wishing I had bought them in more colors. We have been having unseasonably autumn weather over here, but it is supposed to heat back up next week. Just in time for my week at the beach! I feel like a girl ready to had back to school in this outfit, it also makes me want to sit by a window and read for hours. It is funny how outfits can inspire such moods. 

Until the warm weather is back I'll continue wearing my favorite cardigans and fall colors!

Kaylee Nicole

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Berry







Cardigan- Thrifted
Tank- Aerie
Skirt- Macy's (in New York!)
Shoes- Dr. Martens
Hair Bow- Forever 21

New York was amazing, as always, but I forgot to bring my camera. I was quite looking forward to taking outfit pictures there, but my silly brain forgets to bring things when it wakes up at five in the morning. The day was a blast though, I went shopping, to the body world exhibit (which consists of actual dead bodies), to D.C. Cupcakes (like the show on TLC), and enjoyed a yummy lunch of grilled cheese. There were so many people at Times Square, it's quite amazing. I always find myself wondering what it would be like to live there and maybe one day I will, although I am pretty set on London if I had to choose a big city. 

Anyhow, today it was suppose to rain, but there wasn't a single drop unfortunately. I love sitting on the porch and reading while the summer rains come in. It is also why I put on a cardigan, since the rain normally brings a cooler temperature. As far as the rest of the outfit goes it is pretty much a summer staple, a cute crop top, skirt, and a pair docs. These Dr. Martens were actually a gift from all the ladies that I was working with during my internship. Do they know me well or what? Plus they are the vegan ones which just elevates their awesome level. 

Instead of going out tonight, I've decided to stay in and catch up on my Pretty Little Liars episodes. Have you guys ever seen this teen drama show before? I love all the outfits the five main characters are always wearing. I think that is actually the main reason I watch it. And the fact that I need to know who A is! I am thinking they won't ever say however haha. Hope you guys have a fun and safe night! 

Kaylee Nicole