Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Industrial Garden


Do you ever feel that your personal style can't be classified into one category?  This is certainly true for me - I tend to fluctuate between being drawn towards classic tailored styles and flowy, slightly bohemian pieces.  As John Fairchild (former publisher of Women's Wear Daily) said: "Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma."  In other words, what really matters is staying true to what works for you (& what you love) and not worrying about whether or not you fit into a specific mold.




What I'm wearing:
H&M tee, Allen B skirt (here), Forever 21 belt, BCBG sandals, Candies jacket (similar here or here), Dockers aviators, Bracelets: Banana Republic, Target & Forever 21

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Natali said...

Heels and this gorgeous skirt are perfect choice for Spring outfit!

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG this must be one of my favorite looks from you ever! looking gorgeous!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Styleclouds said...

What can I say - I LOVE this outfit! The skirt is beautiful and you matched it perfectly with the jacket. Gorgeous! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Sascha - Coffee and Heels said...

LOVE this look and the contrast of the jacket with the skirt!

Kenzi said...

I love this outfit! Especially the hi-low skirt. Definitely one of my favorite trends this year although I havent found one yet.

I'm the same way on fluctuating my style. I really think it all comes down to my mood. Then there's all of the hypothetical things I would wear if I had somewhere to wear them to. Living in a small town, you wear a skirt and everyone asks "well, what are you so dressed up for?"

easy petite looks said...

this looks so comfy, i love it. i think i'll try a high low skirt, but keep it above the calf or something. hmmmm. and your colors you have going on are perfect. this is a happy outfit, lol
amber Easy Petite Looks

My Dressy Ways said...

I LOVE this! That skirt is beautiful and I love how you added the tough utilitarian jacket to balance the floral skirt, it's perfect!

I have multiple personalities with my style too. I dress the part and the mood! If I'm running errands - it's all about comfort, if I'm at work it's trendy but business casual. I wear anything from classic to trendy, preppy to chic. That's the fun to dressing up!

E. said...

Those BCBG sandals would go with everything!

Annie said...

Totally agree with that style mantra. And you look SO pretty - love that floral skirt, especially with the military jacket :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Tiffany* said...

LOVE this outfit! You look amazing and that photo with you walking away and the skirt blowing in the wind = perfection! And you said you couldn't master that blowing in the wind photo! Love the high/low skirt with the urban feel. You seriously can master and wear any style! And I completely agree with you- stay true to what works for you and what you love.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Anonymous said...

Great outfit - could you tell me where I can find the BCBG sandals? I've been looking for a pair just like this and can't find anything I like that's reasonably priced.

Thanks!
Corinne

highfashion4less said...

that skirt was made for you! xo

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i totally agree...that is one of the hardest questions to answer when people ask how i would describe my style. i will try (almost) anything although i tend to always go back to a boho vibe. i think. love this skirt on you.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Anonymous said...

Love the skirt and it's only $25.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Love this, it's totally something I would do...

And I can never generalize my style...ever..it's all over the place

Dee {Strings and Buttons} said...

Girl! That skirt is stunning on you! You've just convinced me high low skirts can look good! And totally feeling you on the style. It just depends on the mood, day, weather etc. x

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Such a gorgeous skirt.

Julye said...

you look gorgeous - love your outfit !!

Kimberly said...

Hi Corinne, regarding your question about the sandals...I found these at my BCBG outlet about a year ago. Not sure of the style name, but you could check online (maybe eBay) and see if you get lucky?

Emily said...

I love this look. The skirt is gorgeous and I love the jacket with it!!
Creamy

JustPatience said...

I love the floral high low skirt. Perfect Spring/Summer add. These pics are all beautiful.

Celina said...

Love this look!!!! Great every day stylish and comfortable chic style.
XX
Celina
www.StyleByCelina.com

Fashion By Alicia said...

That skirt is absolutely gorgeous. Love this look!

Rachel said...

I love that you use JC Penny items in your outfit posts- I always feel like they are so underrated.

angie said...

It might not be your usual style but you pulled this outfit nicely.

silvergirl said...

love the floral, flowy, mullet skirt
gave you a little shout out today on the blog
hope your day is great
brett

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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Berty Morales said...

What a fabulous look! Your skirt is just sick! Love it :)

Cathy said...

Love how you paired a floral, feminine high-low skirt with a more rugged, utilitarian style jacket! Great look! I agree with changing up your look...keeping fashion fun and expecting the unexpected are two of my style mantras :)

@Cathy_Showan
http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

rdelayo said...

Hi! I just found your blog today and love it and love your style! I'm a new, hooked follower. I read a bunch of your posts today and wonder if you recall approximately how much you paid for the necklace you are wearing on Periwinkled on 2/17/12? Trying to track one down. Many thanks!!!

Kimberly said...

Hi rdelayo - thanks for your sweet comment & for following along with my site! I'm glad to have you as a new reader!! :) As for the necklace you're referring to, I found that on sale at my local J. Crew Factory Outlet - I think it was around $30 (marked down). There's a few on eBay here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-J-Crew-Pluma-Pendant-Gorgeous-Deco-Inspired-Necklace-Sold-Out-/251030507567?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7295902f

@Glam__Slam said...

I love the high/low skirt and those BCBG heels are awesome!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The hemline of that skirt is simply awesome...and I love that jacket, I would love one just like it!

Marisa said...

This floral is divine!! Love that you paired it with a military inspired jacket. Great combo, that I would not have thought of!

I am a new follower. You should check out my budget blog if you get the chance! : )
http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

-Marisa

Giovanna said...

Loving your high-low skirt and heels! Totally love the quote! So true!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Maja said...

I really love your style and your blog. I appreciate that everything is affordable. This "mullet" skirt looks fabulous!
Greetings from Ottawa!

Maja
(http://clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca/)

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit! Very refreshing! This Makes me want to get this skirt. What size did you get? Also, how tall are you? I am 5'11 and hopefully the skirt will be long enough for me.
Thanks,
Janice :)

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit! Very refreshing! This Makes me want to get this skirt. What size did you get? Also, how tall are you? I am 5'11 and hopefully the skirt will be long enough for me.
Thanks,
Janice :)

Taylor Morgan said...

Very gorgeous outfit! :)

xoxo,
taylor

taylormorgandesign.blogpsot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

You look amazing Kim! The skirt looks fantastic and I love it it's flowing behind you in one of the photos!

Kimberly said...

Hi Janice, I got a size small, but easily could have gone up to a medium because of the elastic waist skirt. It's the perfect length for me in the back (if I'm wearing heels) and I'm 5'8. Hope that helps! :)

dreaming en francais said...

You look beautiful!! Love how you paired the feminine floral skirt with a tougher looking jacket. Perfection! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

Really Petite said...

I have no words- just gorgeous. Love the skirt on you and you look super tall :)

Nnenna said...

I have such trouble trying to describe my personal style because it varies from day to day! You are simply gorgeous in this floral high-low skirt! :)

Amy Marie said...

I love this look! So effortlessly put together!

Heather said...

LOVE this outfit! Great pairing of pieces. And I think I have that exact jacket! :)

2 Girls, 2 Cities said...

I love that you took a JCPenney skirt and made it look like a million bucks! So pretty.

Jennie

Britt+Whit said...

love the high-low skirt! sooo cute!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Chioma said...

Loving that high low skirt and jacket! I would totally wear that! I agree with you, i dont think my style fits neatly into one category. I gravitate to styles that fit my mood and flatter me :) great style!

Chioma
Chocolattesbox.blogspot.com

styleonthecouch.com said...

Perfectly put :-)

www.styleonthecouch.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

legs for days! I love the combo of the utility jacket and girly skirt! I just stumbled upon your blog and am in love, can't wait to read more
xx

The Key To Chic said...

I have that skirt, too! I adore the way you've styled it! So my style!

Kristian said...

What a fun skirt!

Kristian said...

What a fun skirt!

Anonymous said...

Great look! What is your pedi polish?

Kimberly said...

Hi there - the polish on my toes is Orly Passion Fruit! :)

Erica said...

Love love love this outfit!

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