Monday, April 30, 2012

Bohemian crystals.

White c/o AKIRA lace dress, Tan c/o Hobo The Original Candis bag, Light pink Sam Edelman Georgina sandals, Silver ASOS collar necklace, Rings: Crossroads, F21, silver claw ring c/o LYLIF, Bracelets: Silver ebay, vintage, friendship bracelet via miravera.

I've been inspired lately by one of my ultimate style icons, Nicole Richie -- ever since seeing her on Fashion Star, been reacquainted with her amazing style..a la boho chic meets feminine and edgy.  This lace dress from AKIRA is so beautiful, and may I say, super versatile!  It can also be worn as a cardigan..I can already tell this will be worn a lot this summer.
Thought I'd have fun with accessories -- one being my all-time favorite so far, these Sam Edelman sandals are gorgeous beyond words..the studs are my fave part of course.  Decided to play off the silver hardware with my rings and bracelets.
Last week was the last of classes for me here at Cal!  One more week then finals, then graduation!  Time seriously does fly..I can still remember graduating from high school!  These big milestones in my life are arriving faster than I thought!  But so excited to share this moment with you all, thanks loves for being here for this amazing ride.

P.S. So veryveryyy excited to announce the winners of the Disco Pony x Inspirafashion 'The Natalie' Dress and Jumper giveaway!!!  Big congrats to Eszter Karczag for winning the dress and May Vang for winning the jumper!  All your entries were amaazing, thank you so much loves for entering!  Def stay tuned for more giveaways!

P.S. x2 If you're in the Berkeley area this week, come to the FAST (Fashion and Student Trends) Fashion Show this Tuesday, 5/1 at Pauley Ballroom 7:30PM! The show will feature collections designed by and modeled by Cal students! This will be my very first FAST fashion show to attend, so hope to see you <3s there!
Have an amazing week ahead lovelies!
♥, Kathleen.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Wispy white.

Blue vintage Tommy Hilfiger jean jacket, Gray Brandy Melville knit sweater, White Brandy Melville dress, Brown vintage Coach purse, Tan Mark Report suede boots, Ivory bold ruler ring c/o Beginning Boutique, Gold HM necklace, Orange silk wrap bracelet via TINNLILY.

I've been on a search for the perfect loosely-fitted white dress for summertime, and finally found it with a visit to Brandy Melville this past weekend at Walnut Creek.  Which btw, the weather was AMAZING..90 degrees, and I looved it ;)..I think I was made to live in this kinna weather.
Well these photos however do not depict that, unfortunately in Berk Sunday there was this strange cloud hovering over the city -- which is why my jean jacket popped in the photo last min lol. But the bf and I decided anyways to explore 4th street!
Decided to go comfy casual, and color detox much? :P, sometimes you need those kind of days.  One day I wanna try make-up detox...not wearing makeup for like an entire weekend -- which is a lot for me, I practically wear makeup every day!  Also, off topic -- surprisingly these photos are from my iPhone!  I was surprised at the quality, sometimes it's cool to take blog pics with it and to not haul around my heavy Nikon on outings :).
Anyways, hope you lovelies are doing well! and had a fantastic weekend!  Keep inspiring Beautifuls!

P.S. I have a final project for my last Psychology statistics class at UC Berkeley (I'm graduating in less than a month!), and would love if you can help me complete it by taking this quick online survey: It's very relatable, about Twitter and Facebook use! Thanks lovelies a bunch if you can!

P.S.x2 The amazing Disco Pony giveaway I'm hosting on my blog ends this week: Thursday, 4/26!!  Be sure to enter to win the Natalie dress and jumper version! Enter HERE.
♥, Kathleen.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Metal remix.

Tan Forever 21 scallop lace top, Blue vintage Levis shorts, Black vintage Dooney Bourke bag, Bracelets: Rose gold watch via ebay, Red/gold c/o Nectar Clothing feather braid bracelet, Gold ASOS spike, Rose gold HM cuff, Black Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue wedges.

Decided I've missed dressing up with boho influences and getting inspired by the beautiful Nicole Richie (which btw, have you seen her on Fashion Star, just wish it was about her outfits ;P).  For this outfit I definitely had fun mixing metals (altho a fashion don't, I decided it'd be cool to mix..anyways, fashion's about experimenting and having fun!).  Rose gold is starting to become my absolute fave metal -- there's always something very luxurious about it.  Paired it off with gold essentials from ASOS and thee cutest feather charm bracelet from Nectar Clothing.  It even has a small message "Be Happy" on the end of it.

I got this blouse from Forever 21, which may I say was so gravitated toward it bc of #1 sheer, #2 scallop detail, and #3 lace..all features I love in a great top.
Happy Saturday lovelies! Hope you're enjoying the sun!
P.S. If you're in Berkeley next Saturday, definitely come join Bare Magazine in celebrating launch of issue 11!  The photoshoot I styled and was production lead for is in the magazine! Would love to see you Beautifuls there! :)
♥, Kathleen.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Floral edge.

Black/silver c/o LYLIF Clothing curb chain necklace, Grey basic tee, Bracelets: silver vintage, ivory F21, silver c/o Maya Brenner leather tie bracelet, Black purse c/o Chictopia via Mimi Boutique, Floral HM trousers, Black Zara heels.

It seems like it's been a while since I've worn very dark colors, decided to create this edgy look with these oh so beautiful trousers I got from HM.  The black accents: Mimi Boutique bag (closest thing I can afford before I get the real Celine :p) and Zara heels.  I felt perfect addition to this edgy outfit would be the LYLIF chain necklace.  If you haven't checked out LYLIF yet, they have a great collection of trendy jewelry for this spring! 
Half way to the weekend!!! This week few exciting things happened, picked up my cap & gown (cannot believe it's less than a month away!), the sun finally returned in Berk (no more thunder storms! ;p), and past weekend, I got to hang out & share laughs w/ the lovely Nat from La Vagabond Dame for brunch.  So thought I'd share a few of my instagram posts to sum up everything above ;P.
Have a lovely rest of your week Beautifuls!
P.S. Check out the sweetest blog spotter feature of Inspirafashion on CocoKouture Magazine!
♥, Kathleen.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Neon highlights.

White HM sheer blouse, Orange neon necklace via JenHoodenpyle, Purple chevron skirt c/o Beginning Boutique, Ivory vintage Chanel clutch, Bracelets: Ivory pyramid F21, Gold spike ASOS, Orange wrap bracelet via TINNLILY, ASOS suede boots.

Another obsession of mine for this Spring is definitely neon jewelry!  I am loving how they add just enough spark to an outfit -- here especially makes my stark white blouse more interesting with the gorgeous neon hand-painted necklace via JenHoodenpyle.  I decided to also continue the orange jewelry trend with TINNLILY wrap bracelet.  
This skirt is aaamazing from Beginning first caught my eye because it so reminded me of Missoni -- the zig zag chevron pattern and interesting color palette.  In addition, it has this little hint of metallic threads in it as well.
How're you lovelies doing?!  My apologies for the hiatus, seriously the bay area weather is freakin annoying me!  One day it's nice, then another day there's thunder and lightning non-stop, wth!  Well, I just hope the sun is here to stay!  Hope you had a great weekend and keep inspiring Beautifuls!

P.S. Excited to announce the Pree Brulee gift card giveaway winners! Congrats to Tiffany, Shaina, and Tina!  Thanks loves for entering!
P.S. x2 Right now I'm hosting another amazing giveaway, this time with Disco Pony!  Enter HERE to win your own "Natalie" gold sequin dress and jumper!

♥, Kathleen.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to The "Natalie" Dress: Disco Pony Giveaway!!

When I was first in contact with Zoey, super awe inspiring fashion designer and blogger, I first took notice of her amazing style -- but then to see her beyond beautiful designs come to life with her collection, Disco Pony, I was blown away.  Time passed and last summer she asked me to style in a post her gorgeous glittery number, the "Natalie" Dress, which was rightfully named after Natalie from Natalie Off Duty for her stunning beauty :).

I'm so very happy to celebrate the 1st birthday of the "Natalie" Dress!!  ..and more so, to share the festivities with you lovelies as well!  I'm teaming up with Disco Pony for this super exciting giveaway for Inspirafashion readers, get ready! ....

Two winners will receive two separate Disco Pony pieces!!
One winner will receive a custom-made Disco Pony "Natalie" Dress! Another winner will receive a custom-made jumper version!

Follow these 3 simple steps to enter:

1) Leave a comment below with your most CREATIVE response on why you should win either of these amazing pieces!  Come up with intriguing and fun answers! ;)
Leave your contact info.
In addition, state your desired size (S, M, L).

2) Be a follower of Inspirafashion on GFC.

Extra entries:
- Follow Disco Pony Blog on GFC (+1 entry)
- Follow me on Twitter, @Kathleencarla (+1 entry)
- Tweet about this giveaway with "Entered @MakeShiftModel1 Giveaway to win #DiscoPony Natalie Dress/Jumper on @Kathleencarla's blog!  Enter to win too! " (+1 entry)

This giveaway will run until April 26th, Thursday.  The two winners will be announced that week on my facebook and twitter, as well as on the Disco Pony Blog!

Thank you so much again for all your amazing support lovelies here on Inspirafashion!  Good luck, and keep inspiring Beautifuls!

♥, Kathleen.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Muted neutrals.

Ivory Guess leather jacket, Light pink Zara sheer top, Ivory c/o LuLus lace skirt, Gold wire name necklace via Isle of Agape, Brown c/o SwellMayde envelope clutch, Black Zara heels.

I am loving all muted colors too for Spring, particularly light pinks, ivory golds.  I adore this lace skirt from -- it can either be dressed up with heels or down with sneakers and a denim jacket.  Versatility is key in my wardrobe.  Accessories as well is my favorite part of an outfit -- here I decided to lay over the pretty lace Zara shirt (which btw, I am so obsessed with right now)..this gold necklace from Isle of Agape.  I love how it's so sweet and delicate!
K, lets talk about these Zara heels, they are really taking over the blogger world!  I couldn't resist though a while ago to get them..they were such a great price for something that looks so expensive!  
TGIF Beautifuls!  Have a fun Easter weekend!  I still remember when I was little, the highlight of my Easter of course was running around the park with my three little brothers trying to see who could find the most eggs.  The fun of being a kid, I miss it!

P.S. Pree Brulee giveaway post is still open, be sure to enter here to win $25 and $10 gift cards!

P.S.x2 - LuLus is giving Inspirafashion readers 15% off your entire order!  Enter INSPIRAFASHION at checkout! :) (ends 4/16).

Keep inspiring lovelies!
♥, Kathleen.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Minty fresh.

Light pink HM blazer, Mint ASOS double collar top, Lilac c/o Nectar Clothing jean shorts (DIY studs), Ivory vintage Chanel purse, Silver c/o LYLIF claw ring, Silver F21 and Crossroads rings, Silver c/o Maya Brenner leather tie bracelet, Vintage watch, Tan Steve Madden Grettta heels.

As you can probably tell, I have a case of pastel craze!  I love mixing unique colors together, it's like painting -- but with clothes! ;)  Mint, lilac, blush -- all very fave colors for this Spring.  The ASOS double collar top is my all-time fave -- reminds me so much of Louis Vuitton S/S '12 collection.  Lilac jean shorts from Nectar Clothing are such a great candy color, thought it'd be so cool to stud them just a touch with silver ones :).  Yay for DIYs!  And the absolutely aamazing silver claw ring from LYLIF adds that extra contrast of edginess to this sweet outfit.  Definitely rec to check out more amazing trendy jewelry from LYLIF!
How have you lovelies been?! I wanna apologize for the lack of posts last week, omg the weather here in the Bay Area has been insane.  Taking photos outside has been delayed mainly due to the rain.  But I am very happy the sun has come back!  Also, work and school has been quite hectic!  I cannot believe my eyes that there's just about one more month left of being a student at Cal.  It hasn't really hit me yet that I'm leaving this beautiful inspiring campus..but I know it will soon.  My ultimate plan is my very last day to go up Campanile..and just scream of happiness I'm done. OK, maybe not that extreme but I'll prob just quietly stare out into the sunset, contemplating of what exciting things lie ahead, symbolic ;).

Have a lovely week ahead Beautifuls!!  Keep inspiring!

P.S. If you haven't yet, definitely enter the Pree Brulee Giveaway I'm hosting to win a $25 or $10 gift card!

P.S. x2 - Quick cool announcement, wanted to introduce to you an amazing online shop called Silver & Plum -- they sell designer items for a competitive discounted price.  They're collection includes amazing pieces from Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, & more!  What's exciting is they're giving Inspirafashion readers Free Shipping! (Note: mailing address North America only).  Just visit their Facebook Page and mention on their wall Inspirafashion sent you! Happy Shopping loves!
♥, Kathleen.
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