Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pigeon Toed


I often forget how pigeon toed I actually am until I am looking over pictures. The one above clearly shows off how naturally my toes love to touch. When I was younger, it was way worse on one foot, but more recently it has evened out pretty swimmingly. For many years I thought this was yet another body flaw I had to worry about, as if my tummy and tights weren't already enough. Then something strange happened. 

My boyfriend, Zachary, mentioned when looking at a photograph of my awkward leg position, "I think it's pretty cute". Wait, really? I thought this was a shortcoming, something to hide away and correct until the imperfection was gone. Then came the "ah ha!" moment. Our imperfections are a part of us. While some of them can be fixed, we cannot magically photoshop ourselves like they do so often in media. And guess what! If you find someone who loves you, it doesn't matter if one eye is larger than the other or if your arms are too hairy. It is these small details that girls and women alike fret over on a constant basis, but listen up,

IT IS OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT!! 

Having varying characteristics is what makes us interesting! Even though we are told hide our bodies and be ashamed of anything outside the mold, it is time to give up that train of thought. It is extremely unhealthy. So for once in our lives, let's enjoy our bodies and be happy for everything we have been given! 






Cardigan- Forever 21
Shirt- Target
Belt- Forever 21
Skirt- Forever 21
Tights- H&M
Boots- Bass
Camera Bag- Ona

Also, how beautiful is this camera bag from Ona? I seriously want all their bags... so much beauty and needed function in one item! 

Have a great one, 

Kaylee Nicole

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hopeful & Happy






Headband- Urban Outfitters
Cardigan- Urban Outfitters
Dress- Forever 21
Oxfords- DSW

Boy oh boy does it feel lovely to be wearing a pair of tights. I have truly missed them all summer, especially when it was extremely hot out and my legs would chafe together. The struggle is real! haha. Plus it means fall is coming! Which I have noticed around the web that every person I know is also super excited for the season change this year. 

When picking out this outfit I really wanted to look comfy, but cute at the same time. While these colors, early autumn neutrals, scream cozy to me, this dress is just a wee bit short. Which gave me something to worry about all day, even with shorts on underneath, it is not the best situation. I actually often have this problem with Forever 21 dresses, and their skirts-- forget about it! Luckily H&M normally has similar styles and similar prices but with a little added length. 

Lately I have been thinking a lot about inner happiness and how often the inner-self is forgotten. This is why, this month, I am going to work extra hard to make sure I am happy. This includes eating healthier, working out, hanging out with family more, and finding new music. What do you do to lift your spirits on a daily basis?

Kaylee Nicole
xoxo

Friday, September 5, 2014

Not So Black & White







Hat- Vintage
Cardigan- Thrifted
Dress- Madewell
Socks- Topshop
Shoes- Dr. Martens

Time is a silly thing. Truly the only thing in our lives that is a constant. No matter what happens in ones life, time is always passing, changing. Unfortunately, there never seems to be enough of it! I have recently felt like the picture of this ideal American that has so much going on that they forget to relax and enjoy life. I am ready to take a step back, if only a small one. 

Hopefully once school settles back in I can find a routine that is not quite as insane as it is now. I need to remember that it is okay to sit down with a good book for an hour or to watch an episode of QI or two (if you haven't seen this show... seriously the best). 

Yesterday was a bit more relaxing day for me as I didn't have work. I dressed up cute, prepared to take some pictures and headed over with the boyfriend to his family's marina. It is so beautiful there that is reminded me to take a breath and remember that everything will be okay. 

Also, when is the weather going to cool down?! It was burning hot these past few days. I just want to wear my Frye boots! 

Have a great weekend, 

Kaylee Nicole

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Modern Creepy

I recently became aware of DSQUARED2, which is a design house started by Dean and Dan Caten. These guys are absolutely amazing, if you haven't heard of these designers before, check out their youtube channel, they are brilliant, especially their happy video. As I was browsing through their A/W 14 line I stumbled upon a video lookbook they made for pre-fall;



I love how the video is totally spooky, which makes me excited for Halloween in October (which happens to be my favorite holiday!). I also love how the creepiness of the scenery and the twitching of the models is in complete contrast with the adorable 60's mod outfits. I am especially pining over that maroon shift dress!

Watching/viewing all the pre-fall lookbooks gets me so excited for the coming cold weather! I can't wait to drink tea, snuggle in warm blankets, and sit around the fireplace.

Happy hump day everyone!

Kaylee Nicole

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