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mid1reduxI love when wardrobe pieces can be worn in many ways. While I am a certified clothes horse, getting mileage out of what I have in my closet is a must. When I received this Kiyonna top in my Gwynnie Bee delivery, I thought it was a just cardigan. It has ties, and it’s modeled on Kiyonna’s and Gwynnie Bee’s websites as being tied in the front. However, I noticed little holes in the side seams. At first, I thought maybe it came unsewn a little bit and I needed to fix it with a needle and thread. I then saw that the holes were reenforced, so I knew they were there on purpose for some reason. I decided the cardi was a keeper, bought it from GB, and didn’t give the tiny holes a second thought because they aren’t very noticeable. This morning, I was browsing Kiyonna’s website knowing they offer this cardigan in pink as well with the proceeds supporting the fight against breast cancer (more on that later). I happened to read the customer comments, and found out the little holes on the side were for stringing whichever front tie you’d like through, tie in the back, and *boom* wrap top! Mind blown.

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top: Kiyonna via Gwynnie Bee/pants: Torrid (Similar)/shoes: Jessica London/necklace and earrings: Charming Charlie

The fabric is really nice and super soft, too. We’re still getting temps near 90 degrees in my neck of the woods, and it’s light enough to be comfy on days when I want to be a little bit dressy. As the seasons change, I still feel like it’ll get a lot of wear. Aside from how you tie it, it looks great on its own, over a camisole, or under a blazer. Right now, since I’m job hunting, I’m really thinking about interview attire. Fingers crossed, I’ll get to wear this top for a job interview soon!

I mentioned earlier that this top, called the Sunset Stroll Bellini, is also offered in pink on Kiyonna’s website. All October, they’re giving the proceeds from the sale of this top to a breast cancer charity. Also, if you use both of the hashtags #ShowYourPink and #KiyonnaGives on social media while posting a pic of yourself wearing something pink, they’ll donate $1. I am a Kiyonna affiliate and use redirected affiliate links, but this links directly to the Sunset Stroll Bellini in Pink, so click away for a good cause. I bought mine today, and I can’t wait to wear it!

Also, check out fellow bloggers, Rebecca of The Plus Side of Me and Hailey of Discourse of a Divine Diva, who also have posted about this awesome separate and show even more ways to wear it!

What are the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!

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DSC_0710_FotorballerinaeditreduxSo maybe I’m not quite a ballerina, but I did wear heels…in grass! That takes coordination. The colors in this outfit are my favorite I’ve worn so far in the challenge. You know how people wear neutrals and add “pops” of color? Well, I feel like I’m wearing color with pops of black and white.

DSC_0714_FotorcropThe skirt is by Kiyonna from Gwynnie Bee and it took a couple of tries to make it work. I originally closeted a 5X, and it was extremely big. This one is a 4X, and it’s still kind of big in the waist, so I could have gone even smaller. Being the size I am, I habitually just go with the largest size most retailers offer, but I should have remembered to size down from my past experiences with Kiyonna since I do order from them often for dressy occasions. My advice, they make beautiful and elegant clothes, but measure yourself and check out the sizing chart before you order since you may need a smaller size than you usually get from other brands.

DSC_0703_FotorcloseupeditreduxThe candy colors in the necklace make me happy. The yellow beads look like lemon drops!

DSC_0712_FotorlookingdownreduxThis outfit added a lot of color to my Saturday. What colors do you wear to brighten your mood? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, keep it bright!

Skirt: Kiyonna for Gwynnie Bee / Top: Lane Bryant / Necklace: Maurices (bought in store)/ Earrings: FemmeDeBloom on Etsy / Shoes: Zappos

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Try Again

June 2, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Does this dress look familiar? I’ve worn it on the blog before, as a skirt, here. Kinda blah, right? Honestly this convertible dress/skirt from Kiyonna has been sort of a problem child from the get-go. I originally ordered it a size bigger, but had to send it back. My waist is obviously much bigger than my bust, so it worked as a skirt, but as a dress, not so much. The problem didn’t completely resolve itself with the smaller size, but I was able to make it work by pinning it to my bra. I love the above outfit much more than my first go-round which goes to show some pieces of clothes deserve another chance!

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I have been in the market for a denim vest for a couple of years now, and until I came across this one from Lane Bryant, I had a tough time finding one I liked. I decided to dress up this casual outfit with gold accessories, like this fox necklace and earring set from Fossil and this vintage brooch from Femme DeBloom’s Etsy shop.

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Even my shoes are gold, and I love the bling on the heel! They’re from Jessica London.

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I took these pictures last week right before we had tons and tons of rain. There’s still stormy weather in the forecast. Looks like I gotta get more creative with taking indoor outfit picks! Thanks for stopping by!

Gather Together

February 20, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Top: Modcloth, Skirt: Kiyonna, Leggings: Avenue, Boots: Jessica London, Necklace: Origami Owl

Love this look in the Modcloth Style Gallery!