Monday, February 28, 2011

For the love of Ikea.

Gold H&M crochet sweater, Burgundy American Apparel corduroy skirt, Brown thrifted belt, Black thrifted hat, White Goodwill vinyl bag, Tawny Crossroads Aldo ankle-boots, Forever 21 rings.

During my thrift shopping, I found this burgundy American Apparel corduroy skirt at Crossroads, and looved it!  It seems whenever I go thrifting and I find an AA item, I immediately buy it lol, or at least consider it.  In addition, at Crossroads, I found these pretty Aldo buckle ankle boots!  Definitely two items I loved to add to my wardrobe.  Paired these off with my fave H&M crochet sweater & new Goodwill addition - a structured white vinyl bag with gold details in the front.
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If I could name something I really love next to fashion, it would be anything interior design.  Before, I used to always tune in to HGTV network and start watching the interior design shows like Design on a Dime or on TLC, Trading Spaces.  Occasionally, I'd love to watch on ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
But as you get my point, I LOVE to think up of ways on how to design a space and make it look not only amazing but useful and organized.  If you have not been yet, Ikea is THE place to shop for functionality and beauty for any type of piece you want to add to your living space.  Yes. As you can tell, Ikea holds a special place in my heart lol.  
Soo, I haven't been to Ikea in a while, decided this past weekend to go with the boyfriend and window-shop for some interior design inspirations and also pick up a few key items for my room.  There was one piece in particular that really caught my eye, I loved this lamp!  It was really quirky yet pretty and intriguing -- had lots of flower-like shapes made of paper material all around the light bulb.  
I even came across this one room that seriously stole my heart.  It had a huge wardrobe with sliding doors and inside had every kind of organization I would need for my clothes, accessories, and shoes.  K, random question, do any of you just love going through model-homes and admiring all the beautiful hard work that went into the interior design?  Someday when I get my future house, I hope it will look like a model home :).
In addition to this post, would like to announce the winner of the High Gloss Fashion Giveaway!  Big congrats to Emily of Redesign That, hope you enjoy your Urban Behavior sweater girl! :)
Also onto more news, I just did a whole new makeover of my blog shop where it's now moved to Tumblr. Def check it out!  I've added new items :). Shopinspirafashion.tumblr.com

Alrighty lovelies, hope you enjoyed my Ikea post!  Just thought I'd share with you something other than fashion I am passionate about.  Hope you all had an amazing weekend and your weeks are off to a great start!  PS. The vlog post is in progress, and will most likely be up instead by next weekend, sorry lovelies! (Had to do some HW and had a family party to attend).
Until then, keep inspiring beautifuls with your aamazing blogs!! :)

<3, Kathleen.
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69 comments:

freesia said...

Have to love IKEA altought i dont have a store near me looking on the stores web is just a dream!!!!
Great of fashion post but still looking beautiful!!!
Freesia

Natalie Suarez said...

super cute! i love ur shorts so much! :)

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The Fancy Teacup said...

You always find amazing thrifted finds! Adore the color palette, I especially love the wine hued skirt on you, simply beautiful.

Interior design holds a special place in my heart too...and completely enamored with Ikea of course.

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much love.

maria. said...

Your skirt and your jumper! ♥

coy colleen said...

first off, i LOVE the outfit - very '70s chic
2nd, i love your little photoshoot opp at ikea. can't believe they even furnish the closets! awesome, i haven't been there is so long this post has inspired me to make the 30 min trek over there!

Style Worthwhile said...

You always find the best items when thrifting! I should go more often. Love that sweater and bag!

I definitely love looking at items at Ikea. I always think about how I will decorate my house once I move out when I'm older haha.


<3 Jacquelyn
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Isabel Spectre said...

Gosh! you always look so good! I cant believe you found that skirt at a thrift store! amaaazingly good luck!! Ikea is the best :)

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Closet Hound said...

Your crochet top is killer, Kathleen! And gahh I share your love for Ikea. And I love Ikea food so much. After browsing through wardrobes/closets I'll never have, I drown my sorrows with some hotdogs and chips. It's actually kind of depressing now that I think about it

xo Sherrie

Dylana Suarez said...

I love Ikea, too! I could spend hours in there and just go around pretending I live there! hahaha. You look so wonderful, too! beautiful warm colors you have one!

xoxo,

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Lindsey N. said...

I could spend hours in Ikea! My boyfriend has to drag me out every time we go in there.

I love your skirt!

Lindsey Soup

Promise said...

I so want that H&M jumper and that skirt is too cute...x
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ams said...

I love your hat, you look beautiful

Alex said...

I love that skirts, but that style never suits me, so I am majorly jealous you can wear it and look stunning :) And I also love ikea although some of the furniture (ie kids section) is a bit too much for me hahah

Alex
Little Humble Fashion Abode

Marella said...

Love the whole outfit dear! You look amazing! <3

cuteredbow said...

My house is an Ikea place...! I love it too ! Your skirt is gorgeous and i love the back of your sweater !

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Miss Woody said...

waw you're so lovely !

MeganRose. said...

i love that outfit just as much that you wore it shopping at ikea! you're so adorable!!
xx,
megan

Joellen said...

I love your skirt, it looks great on you! I've been eye-ing it for a while but never got around to trying it on haha. And I LOVE the back of that sweater!

I'm also really into interior design! When I was little I'd always look at those model homes with my mom, and later helped her design our remodeled kitchen. It's so much fun! I think I can tell the similarities with fashion and interior design.

xoxo

Lina said...

I love this pullover do you know that the Ikea-man is the richest man in the world

Jasmin said...

I love your outfit, the skirt is such a gorgeous colour and with you on Ikea - it's amazing! My Dad's a property developer so I've always been crazy obsessed with interior design and architecture, I even love looking at blueprints. x

Masoom R. Minawala said...

Adorable outfit! Love love your skirt x

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Milly said...

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Joll Burr said...

haha right Ikea rocks!;D
love ur jumper and the hat!
xo, Joll

Nita -Karoliina said...

Such a great look again. Seems like you just can't go wrong :)
That skirt is so great find.

Catherine said...

beautiful outfit! love your bag & youre so pretty. xxx
ps: looove ikea too!

FASHION ICE said...

that skirt is fab, love the design and color and oh i love ikea too, i could spend hrs in there!

Sarah Terrell said...

this outfit is cute :)

"Στον δικό μου υπέροχο κόσμο...." said...

i love your skirt!!!

Diana caitilin said...

thank for your comment.
super lovely!i love this outfit. from head to toe. yes im following you now
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Dσmιηιкα said...

So lovely! :) I love your bag. ♥

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Totally thought you had somehow started thirfting at Ikea when I read the title, haha! Very cute finds, you're so good at it!

Marcy said...

I love ikea!! I just went a few weekends ago. I bought the cutest chandelier!!

Marcy,
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Mo said...

Such a great outfit. I have the same jumper and wouldn't have thought to tuck it in to a skirt - it looks fab! xx

Chelsea Lane said...

hey girly! can I just say I love how you use 'beautiful' as a noun and make it plural, calling us all 'beautifuls' ;) your trip to ikea sounds like so much fun! we will definitely have to stop there when I visit, its one of my favorite places too! I LOVE your ankle boots girl, I might have to squeeze my feet into them when we start sharing closets! ;) design on a dime was one of my favorite shows! I don't have tv anymore so I miss it :( hope your week is starting out amazing!

xoxo

Julie Iliana said...

I cannot believe those are thrift store finds! you are one lucky gal :) our thrift stores kind of suck down here, blah. and I'd looove for my house to look like a model home lol, I can't wait to have my own place and go crazy! I think I'll max out Alex's credit cards... well, our credit cards when we're married then haha. but ikea is definitely one of the places I can't go to because I buy things I don't even need! cute and affordable? always! :)

XX

abcdefghiloveyou said...

this whole outfit is beautiful I especially love the skirt and bag! :)

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Ellinor Forje said...

I love the skirt, very nice outfit. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.

Cheers.

Adventures in Fashion said...

You look so incredibly adorable here! Love the AA skirt and Aldo flats... *sigh*

Following you now!

xx
Vickie
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Emma said...

what a lovely skirt, the colour works so well with that jumper. cute bag and shoes too hun

hellodenj.com said...

oh man, everytime i go to ikea, i just wished i lived there. and really it it totally possible, since i would totally live off of cinnamon buns and swedish cookies if i could. love the colour combo in your outift!

xo danni

jamie said...

hey sweetheart! long time to talk/blog :) i love going to ikea to window shop, lol. isnt fun to play house there? so hows the semester going? when is your spring break? im going to be in crokett on my spring break and maybe i can drive to berkeley while im there? :) ive changed my school schedule or i guess i should say i dropped a class. ive decided to focus all my energy strictly on liberal studies so i dropped my accounting class. i hope all is going well dear!

kileen said...

i love the corduroy skirt and what a great find from Crossroads! and i'm always amazed at what nice things Ikea has too!

cute and little

Sere no Sekai said...

wonderful style! xoxo

Natasha said...

Love your outfit :)
& thanks for your comment! Uni work is such a drag, I can't wait til the Summer when I can have a break from it all!

xx

Ria :) said...

soooo cute, love ur outfit :)

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x

Leah said...

Great outfit, and thanks for your sweet comment. I'm so glad you have become a follower! I'm honored.

xo L.

xlittle.girl said...

You went to the Ikea in style. ^.^

TrophyBoutique said...

I love these colors on you and the detail of the sweater is awesome. Ikea! I bet you were the best-dressed one there...

Julischen said...

Lovely outfit, i really love your blog :)
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hardcouture said...

You look so cute in that fake IKEA room <3

Our banner looks great on your blog!

said...

Love love love your bag and shoes! And I've never been to IKEA, but someone told me that you have to plan to stay there all day with all the stuff to look at!

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Moniek said...

Gorgeous! I seriously love everything about your outfit!

Ramona said...

I so love that lamp as well. Firts I saw it in some coffe-house an I aske owner where she got that amazing lamp. I was so surprised tha it was from IKea. I looked for them in internet an found their catalog. I couldn't get enough. It was so amazing. I wish Ikea was somewhere near our home town!
This is fab post hun. I so love interior design as well.
You look so gorgeous! These colours looks amazing on YOu!

xoxo Ra

Jessica Hope said...

I know exactly what you mean, i am addicted to buying things for my bedroom.. It starts with nice clothes, but then you need something nice to keep your nice clothes in.. hense buying a new wardrobe!
I now have special places for accessories, racks for my shoes, a stand for my handbags!!

I love it!

Nice outfit by the way

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x

M said...

Just found your blog. Love your style. I love Ikea's wardrobes too!

M - Even Artichokes Have Hearts ♥

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

adore your roomy crochet sweater!
I can get lost in that giant IKEA store! ha!!

Maddalena said...

lovely!

Alex said...

hi
just found your blog..and you have a beautiful style!!

xx
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Black Pearls said...

I can't believe ,you found a American Apparel corduroy skirt at a thrift store!! You are sooo lucky. And I use tooo loovveee watching Trading Spaces. Seeing that show made me want to redecorate my room soo bad. And Ikea is the best!! The first time I went there I thought I was in heaven hahaha even though I got lost but I found myself back to where I needed to be.

Cute Outfit I really love it!! Have fun!
Xoxo asiahlynn

Beverley said...

IKEA! i haven't been there in ages, i love that place! i remember i used to run around IKEA with my sister picking out our dream furniture for our dream rooms... hahah loved reading this post!

La Petite Marmoset said...

I could live in IKEA... and sometimes I definitely pretend I do! I love that skirt, the color is perfect! And I really like the back of that sweater. Great find :)
La Petite Marmoset

cryskay said...

i love those boots! you always find the cutest things at thrift stores. i need to visit the thrift stores you go to! xo

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

you look SOOOO CUTE! i love your red skirt, and the seethrough shirt, and the shoes are just perfect.

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Viv said...

i'm in love with your sweater! you seriously are so beautiful!




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jamie said...

hey there pretty miss!

i got some bad news: change of plans! :( although my spring break is the last week of march, i'm only going to be in crockett on friday night until saturday afternoon! the anniversary of my fathers death is during my spring break so my family and i are planning a party to celebrate his life. i was kinda bummed out but i know you'll understand my dear! project Meeting Up With Dear Kathleen is still on!! where are you originally from if you dont mind me asking :) like what state/city?

Tonya said...

LOVE this. I love the colors together. And the skirt is so lovely. Great outfit!

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Kenza said...

LOVELY GIRL

LINDHO said...

I LOVE THIS!

you look great!

Festy said...

Amazing pics.
Have a nice day!
xoxo
Festy
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