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Outfit of the Day: That Introvert Life Featuring Lazy Oaf

I came to a realization recently that my blog is seriously lacking a diverse color palette, and that’s truly a shame because I LOVE bold, bright colors despite the monochromatic vibes my site puts out.  When I saw this bright pink “Introvert” smock-fit sailor dress on Lazy Oaf‘s site, I realized that there has never been a piece of clothing that speaks more deeply to who I am as a person (that INFJ life, tho). Read More

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Winter Wishlist 2012

Winter Wishlist



I have to admit, dressing for the winter is not my forte, and I’ve never really been a person to adhere to fashion rules.  It’s warm about 80% of the year in Charleston, so I have close to no cold weather clothes and have to resort to layering in my short sleeves and cardis (meh). I’m hoping to change that tactic in the coming months–while on a strict loan repayment schedule, of course! My first big investment will be a jacket; the one I have is more than four years old and has seen far better days. I think the gingham blue double-breasted coat from OASAP will bring me many happy wears.

White is one of my favorite colors in winter, because it reminds me of the snow I’m missing out on, and it complements my freckled skin tone. I also prefer to have a lot of color in my wardrobe specifically for those depressing, dark winter months. I read a study once that said wearing bright colors positively affects mood, so I don them as much as possible. (Plus, black washes me out usually.)

Christmas tree stands started appearing ALL over town today, and I instantaneously felt a twinge of excitement for the coming season. It’s time for Vanilla Chai Soy Lattes and X-mas light exhibits. I’d better get started on stitching up some gifts for friends and family before I run out of time. Only 28 more days!

What are you looking forward to this winter?

Love, KiKi



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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