Something Old, Something New

Party with a Purpose

Hey guys, so happy to be back on the blog posting an actual outfit.  I enjoy my other types of post, but I know a lot my readers love to see quirky and fun ways I curate outfits.  So babes I am here to deliver ;)  However, if you know me then you know I hate to waste a good look, and there has to be a reason to get me dressed up and in makeup.   This past weekend was one of those rare occasions.  I was invited to a friend's graduation reception, and it was lovely but there will be more about her later.

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So about a year ago one of my fashion tutors told me that my sense of style would change drastically as soon as it was no longer dependent upon my previous career.  I didn't believe her at first, but now I am a believer.  My style is so casual and relaxed now with just the tiniest bit of "extra-ness"...(things use to get really over the top and glam back in the day).  But I truly believe that this change is solely based on my lifestyle, and new career choice.   Business casual is in the dim lit past, and boy am I grateful.  There is just never a reason for me to be in a suit, shift dress or a moderate height heel....LIFE IS GOOD.

 outfit deets - shirt: H&M ( here ,  here ); earrings: H&M ( here ,  here ); trousers: Mossimo via Target ( here ,  here ); shoes: Stan Smith Adidas ( here )  ; tote bag: Boy by Boy ( here )

outfit deets - shirt: H&M (here, here); earrings: H&M (here, here); trousers: Mossimo via Target (here, here); shoes: Stan Smith Adidas (here)  ; tote bag: Boy by Boy (here)

So heading to this event, which started earlier in the afternoon, I definitely didn't want to do too much outfit wise.  Ultimately, I am wearing a pair of tuxedo inspired chinos and a t-shirt, but a fancy t-shirt.  I considered wearing a high heel sandal, but opted to slip on my Stans because Stans are life. lol.  Comfort is key, always.

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The event was a reception welcoming my friend Kris Keys back home, as well as an opportunity for all of her family and friends to offer congratulations for her graduating from the London College of Fashion.  She is a very talented watercolor illustrator, and fashion designer.  Or you can just say she's one of the most talented and humble humans ever.  I encourage you all to head over to her website and check out her designs, as well as portraits at www.bykriskeys.com

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