Friday, January 21, 2011

Basically minimal.









Gray DIY cropped top, Navy American Apparel skirt, Brown thrifted belt, Tawny Jeffrey Campbell Snick Wedges <3.


I've toyed with the concept of minimalism for a while now, in my mind, but now, I've made it my fashion reality.  This look basically, no pun intended lol, sums up what I feel minimalism means to me.  I of course thought of American Apparel, their basics and key pieces are so versatile that just the shape, form, and beautiful colors can create a lovely silhouette for any outfit.  I'm wearing my DIY cropped shirt and AA blue skirt.  And in addition, the point of creating this outfit as minimalistic as possible, was so that I could show you my wonderful thrift-find!!  

I found them at Crossroads in Berkeley :).  And I haven't told you lovelies yet about the Impress For Less Contest by Crossroads/Chictopia..I was one of the winners! The style-profile will be up soon on their website :).  I've kept it a secret/on the hush-side for a while now haha, but I guess I should share the great news! :)  Soo, I've used about half of my $100 gift certificate towards these epic gorgeous Jeffrey Campbell Snick Wedges.  They said "Size 8" when I saw them from afar on the shelves, but I decided to just try my luck & try them on.  Luckily, they fit!  Just like a Size 7 & I couldn't be any more happy :).

Onto more exciting news!  Found out just yesterday, I was featured on Forever 21 The Skinny Blog on a fashion face-off alongside the beautiful Dylana of Nana in Wonderland, so far I believe she's winning the round, but I don't mind, at least I'm lucky to be compared to her :p.  Check it out here!

Ooh and today, visited what's known on our campus as "Calapalooza," where you can find out about the hundreds (ok maybe i'm over exaggerating that number lol) of student organizations on campus by visiting their tables and such.  A friend and I visited the BARE magazine specifically, I can't wait to join!!  I'm going to the general meeting next week, and will def tell you all about it :), ooh and maybe take pics too! 

Also, an update -- Meeting with the Trendy Rose Team this weekend to start the planning process of the Spring Lookbook Photoshoot I'll be styling/modeling in!  Among other projects I'll help with.  I can't wait! :) & Def recommend following this website, it will keep you up-to-date on anything fashion-forward <3.

And I just want to say a big thank you to all the past and new followers, friends, and readers of Inspirafashion.  Your support is unbelievably amazing, and I'm so proud to say I get to know you a bit more each day by supporting and browsing your lovely blogs.

<3, Kathleen.
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66 comments:

Alex said...

awesome very nice look <3

alltheprettystuff.blogspot.com

Chelsea Lane said...

love your socks with your new shoes!! you have so many exciting things happening kathleen, can't wait to hear more about them all! :)

xoxo

Brittany said...

Wow, so many exciting things coming your way! You go girl, you look adorable every time :) and I voted for you!

A N G E L A said...

thanks so much for your comment! ;)

love your style!!
you look great!


xx

fashionbit

Ramona said...

So many great Things !!
Even it's simple look, but yet is very stylish and I like colour mix as well!


xo xo Ramona

S and O said...

Looks great!
I really like the skirt, purple is one of my favorite colors:D
Xoxo
Sarah

TrophyBoutique said...

Just popping over from chictopia to say hi and tell you again how much I love this outfit. Congrats on your recent success! xoLaurel

Closet Hound said...

Kathleen! I'm so excited for you and your wins - seriously. And those shoes are such a steal. Super cute.

I'm thinking about going to the BARE meeting, but I have a decal that I need to get into cuz I'm unit deficient this semester. Boo.

xo Sherrie

The Fancy Teacup said...

Adore the cropped top you made...goes so pretty with the full skirt. And those JC wedges are to die for, I'm so glad they fit!

You look perfect in the minimalistic ensemble dear!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

gorgeous crop top, can't believe it's DIYd. Congrats on everything :) love,becky

Lizelisabeth said...

Oh Kaaattth!! You're sky rocketing!!! Happy for you!! Congratz for everything!! And this look is simply amazing! I loooooooooooooove those wedges so much! I really want to fly to US just to but JC shoes. Coz shippment to my country takes a million (a bit exaggerating)! Tanks kath for supporting my little blog. You're the best!

hug and kiss kiss,
liz

La Petite Marmoset said...

Congrats Kathleen, everything seems to be falling right into place for you! Your outfit is a nice take on minimalism, and you know I love those jeffrey campbells :)

www.LaPetiteMarmoset.com

FASHION ICE said...

those socks w/those wedges really look great together!

Natalie Suarez said...

super cute! love this look!! hope schools been treating you well! :)

xoxo

natalie

Deanna said...

I'll see you at the BARE magazine meeting!
also, is trendy rose looking for models?

Isabel Spectre said...

oh my goodness, can you say PERFECT? I looove this look, SO much!! eep!! <3

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Luca said...

What an amazing outfit are you wearing!
I love the shoes!
X

Start dreaming on www.dreamingthedayawaywithluca.blogspot.com

Vicky said...

Love your skirt - the colour is lovely! And the socks and wedges together are adorable x

Reg Rodriguez said...

congrats on chictopia! :) you look amazing! you pulled of the minimalist look :)

xx
heyrocketgirl

Freya@AMileOfStyle said...

Your having a good week!
Thank you for the comment!
You looked amazing in this post, minimalism at it's best!
And the Jeffrey C wedges were amazing, I love them so much!
xo
Freya

cuteredbow said...

Minimalist and adorable !
Love the skirt and shoes !

http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

This is such a gorgeous look my lovely!

Kaushal xx

xC-Ax said...

sweet wedges!

x

theonlycollage.blogspot.com

thechyrelgomez said...

good things really happen to good people. :)

Nicoletta said...

Oh my god this outfit is so cute and you looks so good :D
-Nico-

Joll Burr said...

nice outfit and gorgeous shoes!<3

www.jollburrfashion.blogspot.com

xo, Joll

Shevah said...

I love that outfit! Looks great! Ah the Snicks are amazing! I love Jeffrey Campbell shoes.






www.shevahh.blogspot.com

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Amazing. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

Lace n Coffee said...

Wow love the ouftit, especially those shoes.

Sarah said...

I love every.single.thing about this outfit!! Congrats on the feature, your blog deserves all the love it gets! X

Burn the Blonde

Claudia said...

You look stunning!!!
love your wedges<3

great blog,
xoxo

Sunny & Star said...

wow. amazing outfit. you look great.

Carina said...

love your style, the colours look great together :)

Relevant Notes Blog said...

I love that skirt!

Dara U said...

love the socks with the clogs!

Viv said...

great look, love your lip color and your hair is gorgeous!




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Style Worthwhile said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Keep it up :)


Jacquelyn
www.styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

christie said...

amazing shoes!xx

www.christie86.blogspot.com

Hen said...

You are in my Sunday blogger inspiration!
Teenage Daydreams is the link if you want to have a look :)

kileen said...

i'm so happy to hear that so many wonderful things are coming your way, kathleen!! those shoes are amazing on you and i actually really like them with socks too!

cute and little
come join the Color Brigade!

hellodenj.com said...

those wedges are A-MAZING! definitely epic.

congrats lovely!

xo denj

Nnenna said...

Woot! Congrats on winning the contest and on your Forever 21 feature! :)

cryskay said...

love your outfit & you are gorgeous. hope you dont mind im following you. xo

Angelica Ng said...

DIY cropped shirt! Nice! Loving the easy look, and the belt is so nice.

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Samantha said...

Wow, congrats on everything! That must be so exciting for you!!

Also loving your Jeffrey Campbells!

Thanks for the blog comment, be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! :o)

-Samantha

http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

Tara said...

nice cropped tee :) this is my 1st visit ur blog ...
check my new blog post " United Kingdom " and leave ur comment.
Thankss.

www.hottalotta.blogspot.com

MeganRose. said...

you're always so sweet. i just checked out your features, how awesome for you! and, i went to f21 and voted for but i would have anyway. i loooved the black blouse! good luck with everything, gorgeous!

xx,
meganrose.

Joll Burr said...

i do follow you dear for a long time!:))) ur one of my fav!

xo, Joll

Calliforniaction. said...

you look amazing:) and i love your pretty face

Teresa said...

What a pretty look! The purple and gray go so well together!

invasionista

violetheart said...

i adore as always dear! i hope you had a good weekend :) i gave you a stylish blogger award visit my blog to receive it! :):)

kristy eléna said...

i love this outfit darling! you look wonderful. basically minimal yes, but oh so so so stylish!!!

=)


Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
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Twitter: @kristyelena

Kat said...

lovely skirt!! that last pic is sooo pretty!!! love it :)

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Cee said...

Fabulous look, sweetie! I'm a huge fan of minimalism, and you do it so well. I adore the colour and cut of your skirt. The colour you wear on your lips is fabulous, too- who makes it?
xox,
Cee
http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

thomessa said...

those are some beautiful shoes! congrats on getting featured!

Karin said...

your shoes are to die for and I think you have the shiniest hair I have ever seen, gorgeous

kellyyes said...

i love your hair and i love how you wore the cropped top! you definitely can pull it off, i find cropped tops so hard to wear but you do it perfectly

Catalina said...

Totally pulled off the socks with open toed shoes! Speaking of shoes, I've been trying to find the Jeffery Campbell wedges in black, any suggestions!?

Catalina said...

Oh & congrats on your feature! :)

http://catoure-catoure.blogspot.com/

SMASH said...

First off, congrats on the Chictopia Cross Roads win! and secondly, you belong in the .1% of the population who can pull off socks with those shoes!!!

Also, thank you so much for the nice words about how you found my blog! Coming from a stylish little miss like yourself it really means a lot :) Do I even have to say that I'm a follower now ;)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Kate said...

Amazing outfit, I love the mix of the different shapes and cutes. So jealous of your shoes!!!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

LiezyL said...

im in love with that cropped top!

Eva Teresa L said...

you have an amazing sense of style! also, you're so lucky that you live somewhere warm haha

i'm a new follower! feel free to check out my blog!

yourlbd.blogspot.com

Ray said...

Thank YOU so much for supporting my fashion endeavors. I truly appreciate it. :D

And yes! The magazines are not only distributed in the U.S. They're literally everywhere, all around the world. Yet, they're not addressing their audiences adequately. I'm glad we share a similar perspective and want for more diversity!

Thank you, again, for the support!

Maria said...

looooove your style! this outfit is awesome.. xx

www.coffeefashionmagazines.blogspot.pt

The Odd and Chic said...

LOVE this outfit. I'm your newest follower - stop by sometime! :-)

http://www.oddandchic.com

xxx