Back to the Basics (numéro deux)

DSC_0975 (2)My first post ever on Style Sound was Back to the Basics. I’ve been so disconnected from fashion and posting lately that I decided it was time to get back to the roots that started this awesome partnership I have with Haley. Fashion goes in waves and circles, it goes from trend to trend with so many ups and downs;  but there is always the  constant you can go back to that never fails, the LBD that beats out any crop top. Don’t get me wrong, we all know Haley and I love a good crop top (case in point: here, here and here… or even check out the minor midriff I’m showing in this post), but a good pair of denim jeans and a classic white button up will never seize to prevail. The best part about the basics is you can accessorize or adjust them slightly to wear in different/fashion forward ways to bring some life into them without having to spend half your  monthly budget on new clothing. After you make the initial investment all you need is some minor cash to add some seasonal flavor.
DSC_0955 (2)Gap button up and jeans | H&M hat | gifted necklace and bracelets | Espadrilles borrowed from my sister | thrifted Coach saddle bag

It may be nearing peak fall, but on this beautiful sunny 75 degree day I couldn’t bring myself to pull in any fall colors. I kept my basic high-waisted jeans feeling effortless with a tied white button up, accessorizing with fresh neutrals and a chunky Indian necklace.

DSC_0964 (2)Did I mention my VINTAGE COACH SADDLE BAG FIND? Sorry for the ALL CAPS but that is how excited I am!!! I have been searching for 5 years for a used one in both good condition and worth the price and I found this gently used baby at my local Ballard Buffalo Exchange. It’s the perfect size to take me from a day at work to a night out for drinks with friends. This basic leather bag is sure to keep coming back in posts for the years ahead…
DSC_0958 (2)The next time you go shopping and want to buy  three different trendy tops I challenge you to take a step back and invest in a good solid basic. I promise you, even though the choice may feel boring at the time, it will take you places you may not have thought possible.

Have a fabulous weekend!

xo,

Karrin

 

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Black and White

DSC_0233.jpgTarget sweater, skirt and tights | borrowed belt | H&M hat | Crown Vintage heels

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DSC_0221.jpgI love everything about this outfit. Mostly because everything about it is not what it seems. The tight turtle neck, black tights, and long skirt may seem restricting, however the entire time I was taking pictures I felt like I was in my pajamas….but yet I  was wearing an outfit that looked simple, chic and put together. I’ve never been the person to wear black with minimal accessories, but recently I can’t help but feel my best when I draw back on the loud colors and flare. Maybe it’s just a phase, but I’m glad I can be comfortable but at the same time look semi-chic while doing it 🙂

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

xo,

Karrin

Mellow Yellow

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Next jacket and gloves | H&M top and boots | Gap belt | Ruche skirt | Vintage scarf 

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If you can’t tell by the color of my skirt, I’m ready to dive head first into warmer weather. What I love most about the the first transition days into my spring wardrobe is the opportunity to incorporate bright, bold colors that I had otherwise forgotten about. The mixing of florals on top came natural to me as a way to balance out the bright skirt…. which is how pattern mixing I think should always feel. It should never feel forced. You try it out and it either works or it doesn’t. On this particular cold winter day it felt completely effortless.

These pictures were taken this past weekend right before a lovely brunch with new blogger friends Amber and Elaine from Bloody Best and Monika from Caravan of Style. We tested out The Southern’s Bloody Mary menu.., and I must say, I was impressed. The bacon bourbon bloody went perfectly with my fried chicken and biscuit entree… although I have to say I regretted not wearing my favorite stretchy leggings.

Have a great weekend!

xo,
Karrin

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