We all have that item in our closet that stand out above the rest. For me it’s my collection of floral kimonos. I recently added another one to my collection from Ted Baker that also doubles as a scarf. While shopping with my boyfriend in Honolulu, we stopped into the Ted Baker store at Ala Moana Center to look at some warm weather shirts for him. Of course I strayed over to the women’s section and spotted this gorgeous scarf kimono. It was the print that drew me in…butterflies, birds, and flowers in gorgeous blues, and purples. Yes please! Although I walked away from it initially, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I came back and bought it. Now it is proudly displayed in my closet, hanging were I can see it every day. The mirrored print is so beautiful it’s like a work of art! For kimonos I like to pair them with comfortable jeans like these vintage wide legs, and a simple white cotton tank for comfort. I added some abalone jewelry from House of Harlow and my fabulous Loeffler Randall slides, which are getting a lot more wear now that the sun is out. See my other kimono blog post here. xo Kelsey


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Ok I know. I have a bit of an obsession with everything remotely feminine. I. Love. Ruffles. Can’t get enough of them! So when I saw this blouse on a fellow fashion blogger, I hunted it down and bought it pronto! This top is not for the faint of heart for many reasons…it takes a bit of skill with an iron or steamer, and it doesn’t pair with a jacket. So I saved it for the warmth of spring and summer months. It can easily be dressed down with denim, but I opted for these very comfortable gold lame pants from Anthropologie. These pants are going to be perfect for traveling because they are comfortable, light, and packable. No worries on wrinkling, these pants keep their shape! To dress down the pants I will most likely pair them with a white crop top and low heels or flats. The pants will also be a perfect transition into fall fashion and can be worn with a chunky cream sweater. I’ll leave the crazy ruffle top at home for my trip to Germany & Prague this summer, but the pants are coming with me! xo Kelsey


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When you can’t find something you want (or can’t afford it), why not just make it yourself? I few months back I came across a gorgeous fashion editorial of Jennifer Aniston wearing a pair of track pants that had pearls down the stripe of the pants. Genius! Now where can I buy those? Knowing that the pants probably were out of my budget (they were), I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a similar pair myself. It’s not at all hard to sew on a bunch of pearls to pants, so I found a cheap pair of track pants at Forever21 and hunted down the perfect pearl beads on Etsy. Once the beads arrived, I strategically placed each bead about 4 inches apart and hand-sewed them onto the stripe of the pants. The whole project probably took me about a 1/2 hour. For the blouse I found an adorable off-shoulder blouse online and also searched Etsy for the perfect rose embroidery patches. A lot of these are the type of patches can be ironed onto cotton fabric, but I opted to hand sew these roses on myself. The blouse did take a bit more time because I had to pin down the roses to keep them secure while I sewed. During this sewing project I binged-watched Stranger Things, so I recommend some form of entertainment while you sew because it can be time consuming, but also very therapeutic. I didn’t plan for the pants and blouse to go together, but magically they do and I love this outfit! I added my Saint Laurent heart bag and spiked Louboutins for the finishing touch! xo Kelsey


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Everyone has a favorite decade of the past for different nostalgic reasons, but I have many favorite decades of the past century in relation to fashion, one of them being the 1970s! The early 1970s started with a strong influence from the Hippie culture. And LOTS. OF. BROWN. (and orange…ick!) Let’s just leave the orange and brown in the 70s where it belongs! As most people are aware, the bell bottom is the quintessential iconic clothing item from the 1970s. It faded out in the early 80s (hello mom jeans and peg legs!), but found it’s way back in the alternative culture of the 1990s, only to fade out once again in the mid 2000s (insert skinny jeans here). In the last few seasons we have been seeing a return to the wide-leg, bell bottom style, although with a higher rise which gives it a much more 1970s authenticity than the comeback of the 90s which included a much lower rise…butt cracks and thongs were seen everywhere! I have a vivid early 2000s memory of girls sitting in the living room of my sorority and seeing a litany of ass-cracks. With denim and pant trends literally on the rise (as in a higher rise THANK GOD), I am finding it less difficult to track down high-rise bell bottoms that are more flattering for us gals with shapely bums. I paired the bell bottoms from Showmeyourmumu.com with a frilly crop top from Asos.com. For accessories I added my Jimmy Choo round sunglasses, my Gucci Marmont beige belt, and my Gucci Dionysus chain bag. But no bell bottoms would be complete without platform shoes! The shoes are strappy espadrille wedges from Splendid and are very comfortable and walk-able. I love shoes with a wide base of support because you can actually walk in them! Hope you enjoyed my blast from the past style updated for 2017. xo Kelsey

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I admit it. I love any type of feminine fashion; lace, floral prints, pastels, satin, ribbons, bows, sparkles, and yes, ruffles. I never would have thought mixing a very ruffly top with an equally ruffly pair of pants would not be completely overkill, but this look works. The striped pattern of the top and the plain solid white of the pants with silver accessories definitely goes together beautifully. The top can also be worn more casually with a pair of beat-up vintage jeans and casual slides. The pants can be paired with a patterned blouse or slogan tee. Of course I had to add my favorite spring boots to the mix from topshop along with my vintage silver clutch. xo Kelsey

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