Tuesday, February 12, 2008

On Rocky Blogging

I am sorry for the very extended hiatus. It's been rocky getting my new place and getting settled. I hope to continue blogging, but I realize that my sporadic (at best) posting is a major turn off to most people. If you're still checking my blog thank you, and I hope to begin posting with more regularity soon.

Ciao,

kimberly k.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

All the glitter

Very Prive Pumps by Christian Louboutin $960 at Net-A-Porter

It's been what, 10 days? Far too long, 10 days is a decade in fashion time and I am just wasting away while the styles fly by. So while you're leading your fast paced lives revel in the glory of these Louboutin's and maybe - just maybe - take away some of the glitter and the glamour that they possess.


Ciao, ciao,

kimberly k.

Monday, January 7, 2008

This message just in!

Hello my readers,

I told you I would return to the blogosphere on Monday and so here I am. Unfortunately it is from the touch screen of my iphone. I am working on getting internet set up in my new apartment, but have not yet prevailed. If I can manage to find a free network around here I will write something (finally!!). However until I get the sweet sweet net set up here, I will be restricted to short post plodded out to you on this tiny keyboard. I want to talk a little bit about detoxing; how to do it and the different approches. So stay tuned, I will return. (eventually).

Ciao,

kk

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hiatus

I will resume blogging on Monday, I have been in the process of moving to my new apartmentsnd have had no time. :(

Will be back soon!

Ciao,

K

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's My Birthday!


Image by Pinkcakebox

Well, technically it begins in an hour and a half, but I am celebrating early with some mango sorbet.

Tomorrow I will post pictures and write a post on how to have a fabulous, fashionable, birthday. I mean the whole birthday experience, not just a party. After having had many uneventful birthdays I think I have learned a thing or two that might be helpful for having a great celabratory day.

Tomorrow, pictures! Yay!

Until then, ciao ciao

kimberly k.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's been so long that I feel a warm fuzzy nostalgia for my neglected blogging.

Oh. My. God. I have sat down at least a thousand times to write a post, but every time I write something I save it and then I can't bring myself to finish it. It's not you lovlies, I hate the fact that I've been a fickle fashion lover, but sweethearts, I really do adore you.

So let's talk about something easy, something quick, something totally fulfilling. Like that not-so-non-fat latte I was caught drinking the other day.

Let's talk about accessories.

Now I have never been the kind of girl who thinks that accessories make or break an outfit. I have heard the argument before; that your accessories make your outfit and your outfit is basic, simple, but breathtaking when you work your accessories around it. I am more of the bold, bright and sassy clothing, screw accessories type of gal. But hey, that's just me.

I realize it's important to have the right jewelry, the right scarves, the right bags and shoes and sunglasses. For what is a dress without a killer pair of shoes?

So here are a couple of covetable accessories, like these opera length Carolina Amato gloves. If only I could one them in three different colors. I am falling in love with them waaaay too much for my health. I would have them in gunmetal, olive green, yellow, blue and purple.





I am also a huge fan of Pucci scarves. Like this one. Swoon.

Generally I follow Coco's advice about taking one thing off before leaving the house. I am a big fan of minimal accessories, bold clothes and a great pair of shoes.

Sorry for the delayed posts lovelies. I haven't even had a chance to talk about vintage clothing some more and Kori's great Etsy vintage clothing stores even though it's been like, a week since she posted them.

Ciao, ciao

kimberly k.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Vintage! How to "make it work" as Tim Gunn would say.


So I know I've been away for a while. I'm sure it's devastating to all of my avid readers, but c'est la vie. I am back now though and ready to talk some serious fashion! Lately I've been getting into a serious vintage trend. Vintage clothing not only has a history and a past that comes with it, but when you buy it you're also recycling. I find though, because they can be so costume-y, vintage clothes often allude people. I can understand why you wouldn't want to look like you just stepped out of black and white movie (if that isn't your thing); so how can you make vintage clothes work for you without sacrificing your oh-so-modern style aesthetic?

First and foremost a good tailor will make your life so much easier. While it's part of what makes vintage clothing, well vintage, the most dating thing about old clothes is the old cut of the clothes. If you can get a tailor to alter your clothing to be a little more modern (drop the shoulder pads, tighten here or there, etc) you will look substantialy updated in an older piece of clothing.

Secondly vintage accessories are always, I repeat, always en vogue. I wear old jewelry and vintage slips with much of my newer clothing. The vintage slips are particularly charming. You can wear them to bed, stick them under a dress with the lacy hem peeking out, or just wear them as a dress with a cardigan.

Some vintage items are easier to pull off than others, dresses, hats and gloves are easier than for instance, pants (unless they are impeccably tailored). Blouses and pants and your "everyday" stuff is a lot harder, in my opinion, to pull off than some of the more extravagant evening attire. I think it's because everyone is used to the modern day jean and t-shirt that vintage pants and suit pieces look like something out of your grandmothers wardrobe; not in a good way either. To refer back to my original point, if you buy vintage suits, jackets, pants or blouses and you have a great tailor these things will look amazing on you.


(Wouldn't you love to have an entire closet that looked like that? I would.)

Depending on where you get your clothes vintage clothing can be heinously expensive or relatively cheap. There is an amazing vintage clothing store in my town call Off Broadway, but I doubt I will find anything in there under a hundred dollars. One of my favorite vintage clothing stores is from Leibemarlene Vintage. Her ebay store is amazing and it's full of covetable things. My only warning is this: sometimes vintage clothes fit differently than you would expect, so if you buy something without trying it on realize that you run the risk of giving it to your little sister or your best friend.

I rarely buy clothing online if I don't know how it's going to fit and vintage clothing is particularly tricky. Luckily if you do decide to buy something from Leibemarlene Vintage she gives you all the measurements to help you out.

Well lovlies, that's all I have for now. Go out there, into the world and try on all those beautiful vintage clothes!



Ciao, ciao

kimberly k.