My procrastination in decorating our new apartment is proving handy for a last minute backdrop. And that benefit is now serving as a reason for future procrastination…this is quite the vicious cycle and hopefully I’ll be able to post about decorating our place soon. Because, if I haven’t mentioned yet, I’m terribly in love with our new apartment.
My work’s Holiday party was at Drai’s at the W in Hollywood. It was kinda last minute, and I didn’t have a chance to find a new dress, so I pulled out this oldie from the depths of my closet’s catacombs. The bell sleeves are something divine, the silk delicious. . I had forgotten how much I love this dress. I kept trying different pieces of jewelry, and somehow, nothing looked completely right. In the end, I felt that the dress stood alone, and with the blue shoes made it’s own statement. This blazer is one of my favorites, it’s such an easy piece, one I wear both dressy and casual. The shoes I love, and luckily were passed on to me after my sister bought them and decided they were a little too snug-score!
A big THANK YOU to all my readers, I appreciate you all and I hope this season has brought you many wonderful new memories and time shared with loved ones and friends! Make sure to find me on facebook, twitter and instagram (kenziecrosley) so we can stay connected. XO!
dress, Banana Republic. shoes, Jessica Simpson. (a blue pair I love here) blazer, Literature Noir. clutch, stolen from my sister-brand unknown.
This mustard sweater was slipped off my hanger to combat a beautifully grey and rainy LA sunday. I had worn it once is San Francisco with a pair of blue denim skinny’s and realized later in pictures I had made a tragic COCO; color combination. So this time I wanted to keep the tones a bit muted by wearing a neutral tone underneath and pairing it with black. Not so loud, and for me, a better choice.
This hair situation is the result of sleeping on a braid. I tossed it a bit and drowned it in some hairspray. Clearly the answer to any morning I wake up to rain and ‘bout 30 minutes too late. (or any morning those extra minutes in bed seem more appealing than a date with a hot hair tool).
Im going to let you in on a little secret here. Half way through the day I started to feel a bit like my outfit looked like hotdog condiments. My fire hair and this cozy knit all too seriously looked like ketchup and mustard. I have decided I’m going to have my first experience with RIT, and a dye job is in for this Heinz sweater.
I picked up this steampunk clock necklace on the same trip to San Fran in a little indie record store on Haight Street. I had forgotten the designers name and through some hunting on a little lifesavor I like to call Google, have finally found her. The artist is Maria Sparks, she is genius. This is her etsy shop, right here. There it is. You’re welcome.
(here is one of her pieces I’m eyeing).
sweater, Topshop. (similar in black here) shirt, Forever21. shorts, Forever21. tights, American Apparel. shoes, Matt Bernson. bag, UO. (similar here). necklace, Maria Sparks.
horribly, this is the only really good shot that we got of my hair. i did a a top knot, with a strand of braid wrapped around it. i really loved it and will re-visit it soonish.
"I’m late! I’m late!" and late I was…
I attended Steve Madden and Aimee Song’s (writer of Song of Style) Mad Hatter Party in Santa Monica last week. Complete with a Martini Bar, a shoe sale, mad hatter’esque costumes, photobooth, makeup counter and of coarse the fabulous Aimee Song herself! It was nice to meet some LA bloggers, and I was so kindly welcomed by some very extremely talented bloggers, (of whom I read religiously) the lovely Aimee Song, Sheryl from Walk In Wonderland, and Julie from Sincerly Jules, and I left feeling SO encouraged. The party was a hit, and not to mention the Mad Tea Martini was the most delicious cocktail I’ve had in a long time.
I debated on what to wear to this event, as I couldn’t quite decide if the attire would be Mad Hatter over the top, or simply… add an extra layer of eyeliner and call it your “look”. So I shot for an inbetween “grey” area, and here’s what I got. There are some more fabulous pictures on Aimee’s blog, and I am BEYOND honored she would include me in her recap of the event. Make sure to check out her post, here.
blouse-a vintage San Fran find. dress-Express. bowtie-H&M. shoes-Steve Madden of coarse. belt-vintage. spiked ring-BCBG. green ring-was my grandmother’s. bag-vintage Dooney & Bourke.
Here is my submission for the Solestruck Free Shoe Contest, here.
If this doesn’t say “Happy Holidays” in the way that makes you wanna stuff your face with a fist full of christmas candy, a (or 2,3,4) gingerbread loaf(s) and eggnog, I dunna what does. If I win, I’m picking these lovelies.
Okay, so I seriously love a good sweater. Like, giant sweaters… as in, “excuse me love, are you wearing a tent?”. I think, they are really fabulous and can offer you so much on a cold overcast day that’s sort of like a giant Hallmark card for your body. As was such a day as above; cold, chilly and totally appropriate for this waffle knit.
I added a long chiffon blouse underneath it for an extra layer and for the added perk of a peek-a-boo collar. These jeans have totally surpassed any expectation I’ve ever had for denim, great wash-perfect fit-moveability. These are all very important factors. I absolutely abhor jeans that I can’t actually MOVE in, in case at any point throughout the day I find it necessary for a dance party or I need to run down the street to a sample sale or an awesome food truck. I wanna be able to MOVE ya’ll. These jeans are awesome. Getcha some.
I solemnly swear I have other purses, but for now I am just so obsessed with this Rebecca Minkoff. I can’t seem to part with her for even a day. Apparently we’re still in the honeymoon phase. Here I’m wearing the chain full length, normally I have it doubled up in something of a rigged up manor.
(did I mention I love a great sweater?)
sweater-ZARA. chiffon blouse-American Apparel. Denim-G-STAR. (similar here) Boots-Steve Madden. bag-Rebecca Minkoff. (similar here) watch- Michael Kors.
Its Holiday time and that means one thing, GLAM. GLAM on steroids in all its glory. I was my husband’s +one at his works Christmas Party at the Roosevelt Hotel this weekend. Complete with an open bar, shot bar, aerialists, food (bc of which could not be confirmed it was indeed gluten free, I wandered around smelling everyones delicious looking plates), dance floor, photobooth and red carpet photography entrance which I enjoyed a little too much.
I’ve been looking for that perfect Holiday dress for weeks now and I’ve known exactly what I wanted. As I ascended onto the second floor of Bloomingdales, I spotted it from the escalator. So perfect. So the one. The Lord of Fashion had WILLED this dress to be mine. This beautiful Trina Turk creation is EXACTLY what I had pictured. My first dress from her line but certainly not my last. The cut and bias of the dress is divine, and the sequins so majorly decadent . .surely what the Gods eat.
I also bought new MAC makeup. The colorist who helped me was a freaking genius and suggested the four most lovely things, which I am wearing and loving in these photos. (new products; Antiqued and Dazzlelight eyeshadow, Graphblack eyeliner and Myth lipstick.)
I spent the evening dancing with my handsome husband, and alternating rum and champagne(?). I sure love to see my man in a suit.
dress- Trina Turk. opaque tights- American Apparel. Shoes- Steve Madden. (similar here) Jewelry- Vintage. (Not Pictured but worn: my black Rebecca Minkoff bag which I turned into a clutch) -in white here
ps. do you like my candleless candlesticks? see if you can spot them. nothing screams “not quite moved in” more than naked candle holders.
The Santa Ana’s have arrived. And it has been windy ya’ll. The other night I could have sworn a tornado all the way from my lovely home state of Oklahoma had come to pay me a visit. The noises from 80+ winds sound nothing short of what I imagine a caged monster would make. It has caused quite the headache with my allergies, thank you Mother Nature.
blouse-Zara. belt- vintage Gucci. skirt-American Apparel accordion skirt. shoes-Aldo (similar here). bag-Rebecca Minkoff. watch-Michael Kors. bracelet-Fendi.
Happy Thanksgiving loves. We are in the middle of my favorite time of year, and although LA keeps turning out 80 degree days to throw me off, I am loving the cold nights, leaves, warm cups of tea and holiday decorations. We started our day with homemade gluten free cinnamon rolls and coffee during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and some football and finished it off with a gf Thanksgiving food coma followed by pumkpin pie and The Holiday.
This evening somehow turned into an impromptu shoot, and I’m glad we have our Thanksgiving photographed. Dealing with uncooperative bangs, I braided them to the side, and in the hustle of making sure things weren’t burning I forgot to throw on my vintage red belt with the gold clasp, and some other accessories. . but none the less it made it into a post.
Sidenote: Last year I found a way to make a gluten free green bean casserole, it is literally my favorite thing to eat. in. the. world. As in, I might be caught face down in the golden green deliciousness the God of Thanksgiving gifts us, trying to lick to very last bite, not to be wasted upon the dishwasher.
I am loving wearing the colors rust and carmel, it seems to be all I’m buying currently. This skirt is the perfect color of rust, btw.
Top, Sparkle and Fade. Skirt, Zara. Shoes, Steve Madden.
Sorry for the absence in posts as of late, I have been very busy in Oklahoma City, America. I am lucky enough to own a business (insert shameless plug here) Soul de Soul Dance Workshop, with my very bestest friend. On a recent trip home to hold our 5th Workshop, we had the opportunity to take some marketing pictures with the fiercely talented Shannon Foster, of thePhotojunky.
I was so glad to be able to style this shoot, my very first. Thankful for some friends at BCBG I was able to do a studio pull for all THREE looks (the 3rd is not pictured). The dresses from the runway collection are so remarkable. The couture, colors, in an Oklahoma field, with the wind…it was everything.
Here’s a BCBG Holiday dress that I’m eyeing
If your in Oklahoma and need amazing photos…thephotojunky.com