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A Goodbye to a Good Friend

I was on the verge of tears this week when was sitting at work, realized one of my favorite shoes was feeling sort of weird, looked down, and realized there was a giant hole in the toe. The kind of hole that means these shoes are 100% not Pacific NW safe unless you want your feet to be prunes before you make it to the car from your front door. The kind of hole that cannot easily be repaired. The kind of hole that means it’s time to say goodbye to a good friend.

I got these shoes for Christmas this last December (they’re not even a whole year old yet!) and they quickly became a staple to my wardrobe. They go with almost every outfit ever and, in honor of the loss of my beloved Lucky Brand (too expensive to immediately replace) shoes, I thought a photographic retrospective of the life of these shoes was in order. So, without further adieu, here are some of the outfits these shoes perfected.

I’m seriously going to miss these shoes! But at least they were loved.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Happy (yet mournful) Sunday!

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The Many Faces of A Fashion Blogger

This outfit was the outfit where I realized I have officially become a fashion blogger. “Why,” You may be asking, “is this outfit so much more magnificent than any other outfit?” Because I layered cardigans. Oh yes, I have entered the big leagues oh epic layering that only fabulous fashion bloggers and J. Crew Models attempt. And with big league clothing comes big league faces….I hope you’re ready for the many faces of a fashion blogger.

The smug, I’m a legit fashion blogger look.

The really intense like my outfit darn it look.

The photobombing yourself look.

Shirt:J Crew//Patterned Sweater:Target//Cream Sweater:Old Navy//Skirt:Romy//Tights:H&M//Shoes:Target//Purse:Sorial via TJMaxx

And the normal fashion blogger look.

Oh yes, I think I have finally arrived as a fashion blogger (next stop: add some chambray and start working toward J. Crew model…I totes got this) 😛

A Day in the Life

Oh boy, yesterday was quite the busy day (as are most days in the life of a full time worker and student, I’ve found) and in the chaos of everything I realized, I very rarely show you how many outfits I actually wear in a day. So I thought it might be fun to show what a day in my life looks like via the clothes I wear. Be prepared to see the good, the mediocre, and the not so pretty because I’m bringing it all. You’ve been warned.

Outfit #1: Work

Gotta get my Blue Steel on for this one! This is quite the usual Kels business casual look. I love wearing layers to work because perhaps all my coworkers are polar bears and I didn’t notice (admittedly unlikely because polar bears are SO CUTE, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt) but our office is constantly freezing. I’ve been super excited to wear this sweater in particular but, for whatever reason, I couldn’t figure out how to wear it until this morning. I don’t know what clicked but suddenly it made so much sense to wear it to the office over this super comfy H&M shirt. Moment of business casual genius perhaps?

Sweater:Ross//Shirt:H&M//Pants:Gap//Shoes: Target

Despite the fact that I’ve been having a hard time figuring out how to wear green shoes (I mean seriously, there’s some magic that goes into wearing colorful shoes that I’m not 100% sure I possess…maybe I should talk Marci into giving me color lessons), I was digging the pop of color this morning with my otherwise rather 50 shades of gray outfit. (Now get your minds out of the gutter! This is me we’re talking about…and I was at the office…and it’s me…)

Outfit #2: School

Because I’ve been SUPER busy and stressed with all the epic life changes going on in the last couple months, I’ve really been making a point to wear clothes I adore to class which is why I was delighted to pull out the jellyfish sweatshirt this morning! This gem, which I’m pretty sure was part of my first blog post ever, usually results in a smile being instantly plastered on my face when it makes its way out of my closet so it was an obvious choice for my quick change after work before I headed out to classes.

Sweatshirt:Farmers Market//Jeans:Gap//Shoes:Target

I also love getting to wear jeans so I have started making sure I pack a pair for class in the mornings before I make my way to the office. Theres something about it that just changes my mind set into that of a studious student. Maybe it’s because I wore jeans almost everyday to classes for the last 5 years so there is a sense of familiarity but it just feels so right slipping into them.

Outfit #3: (Only Because I Like You) Blogging

And this, my friends, is how I looked while I typed up this very post. Oh yes, my face has been scrubbed (though I did take off the ring of mascara I usually ignore around my eyes, just for you), hair is in a messy bun, sweat pants on, and a tshirt from a school activity. Yes, I dress exceedingly relaxed when I’m at home (though, don’t most people?). There’s just something so wonderful and relaxing about throwing on the sweat pants and pulling back your hair at the end of a long day.

Shirt:Sexual Awareness Center//Sweats:Pink by Victoria Secret//Earrings:Kohls

In case you were wondering…I ditched the green shoes for this look.

There you have it, a day in the life of Kels via the clothing on my back and the shoes (or lack there of) on my feet. And yes, you did just witness the posting baggy sweat pants on a fashion blog…that did just happen.

Kels is Traveling Back in Time, Too! (Also Known as: What Happens When Marce and Kels Get Together)

Oh yes I am because I just so happened to be Marci’s date to this event. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last year, it’s that when the two of us are together epic amounts of pictures are taken. Some very silly pictures are taken.

Some unintentionally serious ones are taken.

Dress:Gap (thrifted)//Sweater:Romy//Shoes:Lucky Brand//Clutch:Old Navy

And some blogingly perfect ones are taken.

Yes, when we get together we take lots of pictures. And this is why I miss us getting together as much as we used to be able to but it’s always nice to take a little time travel trip down memory lane and look at all the good times we’ve had. It’s also nice to know we’ll meet up again, take even more ridiculous  slightly vain pictures of ourselves, catch up like we’ve been apart for two days not two weeks, and enjoy some good coffee (spoiler alert, there may be a post just about this in the works). That’s the beauty of good friends, everything can change but when you’re reunited it’s all the same again.

Stripes: That Business Casual Thing

Hey guys, good news! I think I’m starting to get the hang of this whole “business casual” thing. Whew boy, just when I was afraid I’d never fit into this new, big girl world I’m navigating, I’ve finally started feeling comfortable in my slacks and nice shirts. But trust me, this transition has been full of weird feelings about clothing and fashion.

It felt (ok, ok, still feels) like when I started fashion blogging: a sense of uncertainty, not really knowing what went together or how to make a “look”, not having much to work with, and still feeling out the rules. Yeah, fashion is a definitely a journey and this has been the maiden voyage of my fancy pants ship of business casual.

I did finally invest in some new work clothes so I have some exciting outfit posts planned for the near future! Get excited, folks, things are about to get epic up in here. Having more clothes to choose from definitely makes me feel much more confident in my outfit choices and I am really beginning to not only appreciate the art of accessorizing but also realizing just how much I need to work on my fear of wearing necklaces. I’m not sure what it is but I am horribly uncomfortable wearing any jewelry, especially necklaces. I’m for sure going to be working on this in the near future because who doesn’t love a well accessorized, professional lady?

Blazer:Charlotte Ruse//Top:TjMaxx//Pants:Gap//Shoes:Lucky Brand

Have I mentioned that working so much is exhausting? Ho.ly.cow. So I’m sorry if I’m rambling or not making sense to well rested brains, mine is on a planet of it’s own right now…I suppose you’re just getting some greater insight into the inner workings of my crazy mind. Yeah, it’s like a party up in here-a weird party filled with 2 parts wonderland, 3 parts business casual, and 1 part totally awesome. And there I go again with my rambles…

Anyone else feel like fashion is a crazy journey or share my fear of necklaces? What about imaging a puddle of awesome floating around in their brain (yeah, that’s probably just me)?