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Outfit of the Day: Blue Wig

First things first, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy New Year! Jordan and I were both exhausted from moving into our new apartment on New Year’s Eve, but we managed to make it all the way to the midnight champagne toast at our friends’ house party, so I’m pretty proud of us even if we were in bed by 12:15.

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Outfit of the Day: Retro Spring Style

I’m so sorry to have been on hiatus for so long! But good things are in store:  I finally bought a DSLR camera + tripod + remote. Which means I’ll no longer be using my shotty iPhone camera for outfit shots, and I won’t have to rely on anyone to take photos for me anymore. (Plus, I’m really awkward when I have pictures taken by other people, kind of like that episode of Friends when Chandler has trouble naturally smiling in photos).

My awkward factor didn’t completely dissapate in these photos, as Jordan and I were on the way to dinner, and I asked Jordan to take a few shots of my outfits. I’d say he did a damn good job for a first timer; he was so into taking pictures that he kept taking them the rest of dinner. He took some pretty unsightly photos of me eating that’ll make their place in a scrapbook one day.

We’ve finally got some Spring weather down in Charleston. I’ve been aching for this moment since I first started buying pastel dresses and sandals in January (I like to plan ahead). I went into Forever 21 after work the other day, and I swooned over this strawberry print blouse. Isn’t it just perfect for Spring? They didn’t have a small (*insert cry-face*), but the oversized fit allowed me to size up to a medium without the blouse looking completely weird. I may ask my friend Marie if she wants to go strawberry-picking again this year; now I’m getting a photo theme in mind (I’m such a dork).
I’m also a big fan of contrast in my outfits. When wearing something loose & flowing up top, I prefer to wear a tighter fit on the bottom. It really brings attention to my figure (yowsas!) and creates a balance to the ensemble.  The airiness of the shirt is a great juxtaposition to the weight of the denim below.

 Outfit Details:
Strawberry Blouse – Forever 21
Super High-Waisted Jean Shorts – eBay
Flower Crown – DIY
Platform Shoes – ModCloth
Fox Ring – Forever 21
Scallop Bag – ASOS



Every time I wear these shorts, I feel like I should be on the set of Now & Then–not to mention paired with my curly pixie cut. Retro chic, baby!
I hope everyone had a nice holiday. The kids around here are on Spring Break this week, so I have a feeling that I’ll be seeing a lot of action at work in the next few days. I’ll be sure to make time for posts though, honest!
‘Til next time, kittens.

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Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

Effortless elegance. Sex appeal. Messy hair.
Brigitte Bardot is a master of personal style. She’s a renowned fashion icon and has an innate sexuality that complements her carefree spirit. Her simple outfits paired with her quintessential up-dos popularized the casual look in the 60s and have since painted her as a timeless style icon.

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Outfit of the Day: It Was All Yellow

yellow dress chicwish
Dress – LalaMagic
Necklace – Urban Outfitters
Specator heels – Vintage
Lace Socks – Forever 21
Basket Purse – Vintage
Happy Labor Day, everyone! This is the first year since probably the age of 16 that I’ve had this day off. Isn’t that just crazy? Luckier for me, it’s absolutely gorgeous outside, so I’m just soaking it all in until I have to go back to work tomorrow.
I bought this warm-weather dress from one of my new favorite clothing sites, LalaMagic. The yellow color goes great with my skintone (I don’t own a whole lot of yellow dresses–can you believe that?!). This dress is great because of its versatility–it’s relaxed enough to wear to a picnic but also nice enough to wear to a dinner date at a four star restaurant. I’m desperately clinging to the last days of summer, so I’m wearing this lovely as much as possible before the weather changes.
I got this dress because of all of the subtle details put together that I wouldn’t find in a garment unless I made it myself.

What were some of your favorite parts of the summer?
Love, KiKi

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Outfit of the Day: Little Sailor

sailor dress outfit
I am in love with this Peter Pan collar dress from Chicwish! This dress is perfect for the transition from summer to fall, not to mention it is one of the most comfortable dresses I now own. I always feel like a little kid on Christmas whenever something finally comes in the mail from online shopping…actually, make that in general of anything appearing in my mailbox–pen-palling is a hobby of mine too, since social media contact can sometimes seem impersonal.  I have plenty of kitty cat postcards, so let me know if you’d like to join the club!

I seem to be on a shortage of neckties lately, which is a crying shame, so I rigged one from an oversized polka-dot blouse I got at the thrift store.  I’m heavily inspired by Japanese anime and manga, where the sailor style of dress is incredibly popular, especially for school uniforms. I definitely resemble a little sailor (Moon!) princess with both the cut and color of this beaut.
Dress – Chicwish
Necktie – D.I.Y.
Kitty Print Clutch – JLSnider, vintage
Heels – Modcloth
I decided to pair one of my new favorite dresses with a pair of classic heels and my purrfect little clutch I got at First Friday.  The coolest part is that this clutch was one of a set of four sizes, so I got all of them for only $10.

What are some of your inspirations?
Love, KiKi

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60s-Inspired Goldilocks

Since I got my hair cut post-graduation this past May, I’ve really gotten into the swing of 60s-style clothing (Also since watching Moonrise Kingdom, but that’s a whole other obsession that I won’t get into just yet). I’m attempting to grow my hair out, so I have been trying new styling techniques to avoid pulling out the scissors again–in this case, straightening my kinky-curly locks. According to my friends, I look pretty Twiggy-fied, so I must be doing something right 🙂

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