Hot Trend Alert: Falling for Plaid

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersFirst of all, don’t forget about my amazing $75 Thanksgiving Giveaway!  Who wouldn’t love to have a little extra cash for the holidays, right? You still have time to enter.  Click here for details!

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersDSC_0015Now, on to today’s post….  I am absolutely crushing on plaid right now!  Honestly, I guess I’ve been crushing on it for awhile but more so by admiring it on other people than trying it for myself!  The thing is… I’ve never really been a plaid person…  ever.  I think the last time I really wore plaid was probably in like 7th grade.  (Does anybody remember those plaid skirts with the giant safety pins??? – Yep, that was me!)

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersAnyway , I definitely love how tartan has been reinvented.  And I am especially loving that it’s not just about the traditional reds or greens but a new mix of color combinations too.  That’s honestly what made me grab up these Zara skinny trousers!  The navy and burgundy is such a simple yet chic color combo and it’s extremely versatile.  While I chose to style this look more casually, I could easily dress up these pants for the office or for a night out!Zara Plaid Skinny Trousers

What I’m Wearing: Fire Los Angeles Denim Jacket, Victoria’s Secret Long Sleeve Tee, Zara Skinny Trousers, Enzo Angiolini Pumps, Stella McCartney Purse, Arden B. Accessories

Where Am I: Arsley Loft

Have you fallen for plaid?  What’s your favorite way to wear it?

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$75 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Well lovelies, it’s the season of giving!!! And I am excited to be partnering again with the Stylish Blog Girls from Stylishly In Love (Sophia),  Bold Subtlety (Annick), Mama Fashion Files (Aracely),Rhymes With Fashion (Alexandra), Merch Maven (Candida), and Your Stylist Karen (Karen) to host a fantastic giveaway — just in time to kick off the official holiday season!!! We will be giving away $75 cash via Paypal to one lucky reader! Woo-hoo!!!

Givaway Bloggers 2Giveaway Collage 1Now, unfortunately, WordPress.com (the site that hosts my blog) is not able to accept the tool for hosting the giveaway…. so we’ll be improvising a bit.

To enter the giveaway please click one (or all) of the the following links: Sophia, Annick, Aracely, Alexandra, Candida, and Karen.  These links will take you to the posts where you’ll be able to enter.  While there, be sure to check out their amazing blogs too!

The giveaway will run from November 22, 12 a.m. EST until November 28, 12 a.m. EST.

It would be so amazing if one of you, my lovely readers, would win so please, please, please head over to enter NOW!  I’d really love if one of you won!!

In the meantime, let me know what you do with that $75…

Good luck!!!

xo, Kenya

OOTD: The Color Blocked Sweater

J Crew Factory Color Blocked Sweater You know…  I am completely surprised that color blocking is still going strong.  Not surprised in a bad way…I love color blocking…  but we all know that fashion can be quite fickle at times.  This trend seems to be an exception though.  And I mean in a big way…  it just doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon and in fact, has been getting reinvented each season!  So at what point is it no longer a trend?  Hmmm….

J Crew Factory Color Blocked Sweater I’ll let you ponder that for a moment.  In the meantime, a color blocked sweater, blouse or top is an easy way to work this trend into your wardrobe.  In particular right now as color blocked looks are no longer focusing only on the body of a piece…  many looks now are blocking the cuffs, the collars and even the sleeves!

J Crew Factory Color Blocked Sweater I chose this sweater in fact because it was blocked on the back panel and the cuffs.  Add in the fabulous oxblood color and elbow patches…. and it was pretty much a done deal!

J Crew Factory Color Blocked Sweater What I’m Wearing: J. Crew Factory Sweater, Victoria’s Secret Boyfriend Jeans, Zara Heels, Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy, Guess Leopard Print Watch, Arden B. Accessories

Where Am I: Lakepoint Plaza

J Crew Factory Color Blocked Sweater Are you surprised that color blocking is still hot?  Love it or hate it?  And when do you think a trend becomes a classic?

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Style Remix x Style Feature x Media Collabo

Animal Print Top Shop Cropped Top So, you can probably tell from the title that today’s post is going to be a mixed medley of topics!  Thought I’d share with you an outfit style remix, my current style feature on Eve’s Addiction and my recent collaboration with the Charlotte Observer.  Enjoy!

Style Remix

Animal Print Top Shop Cropped Top If you all recall, my last post was a fabulous style challenge with some of my blogger friends featuring our interpretation of animal print . The style challenge was so much fun!  I honestly can’t wait to do the next one.  But as with everything I do…  I always overthink!  So, when I was considering the look I wanted to feature, I just couldn’t quite decide on what look would be the best.  So…. I took 2 sets of photos!  Yes 2!! Ultimately I decided on the more chic look for the challenge itself but I still wanted to share my remixed version too – which is more casual.

Animal Print Top Shop Cropped Top I think the moral of this story is that (again) animal print is so versatile and completely a new neutral!  You can rock it so many ways for so many occasions and still look great!

Zara Boyfriend Jeans and Boots

What I’m Wearing: Blanc Noir Faux Leather Jacket, Topshop Cropped Top, Zara Boyfriend Jeans, Zara Boots, Fendi Vintage Clutch

Where Am I: Southend Uptown

Style Feature

I was also super flattered to recently be asked to be featured on Eve’s Addiction blog and website as part of their series “Sparking Across America”.  I am representing NC.  Eve’s Addiction is a great online source for trendy, designer style, and personalized sterling silver jewelry.   Be sure to check out the shop and my feature!

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Media Collaboration

And finally, I also really excited to share a recent opportunity that I had to partner with the Charlotte Observer on a style article on how to incorporate the hottest fall trends into your wardrobe.  Please check out the full article here.

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Thanks loves!  Hope you enjoyed the potpourri of topics today!  Have a great rest of the week!!!

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Copy Cat Style Challenge: How Do You Rock Your Animal Print?

Copy Cat Challenge Animal Print Collage 2I am super excited to be collaborating on my first ever style challenge with some of my favorite and most fabulous blogger friends!! Each one of these ladies has such an amazing style esthetic so I knew this challenge would not only be fun but would give each of us a chance to showcase our unique fashion perspectives!!

In order (above – top then bottom, left to right), meet Alexandra from Rhymes with Fashion,  yours truly, Sophia from Stylishly in Love, Aracely from Mama Fashion Files, Annick from Bold Subtlety, and Karen from Your Stylist Karen.  Please take a moment to check out (and follow) their fabulous blogs!!  You will not be disappointed!

Topshop Animal Print Crop TopNow, for this style challenge, we decided to choose animal print as our theme.  One… because the animal print craze is still extremely hot right now but also because there are so many great ways that you can incorporate animal print into your look – regardless of your personal style!

Topshop Animal Print Crop TopOf course this isn’t the first time that you’ve seen me in animal print on the blog.  It is actually one of my favorite prints right now.  I have multiple pairs of animal print shoes, purses, tops, blazers and pants!!  The crazy thing is, in my mind, animal print has become the new neutral!  It is absolutely a perfect way to add a little edge to your look, yet, as you can see from the ladies above, it can be worn with so many different pieces and styled in so many different ways!!  You can’t ask for much better than that!

What I’m Wearing: Blanc Noir Faux Leather Jacket, Top Shop Cropped Animal Print Top, Rachel Roy Coated Jeans, Zara Heels, Urban Expressions Clutch

Where Am I: Shopton Road

So….  how do you neutralize your animal print?

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The Embellished Sweatshirt: Part Deux

Topshop Embellished Sleeve SweatshirtOk, so you guys know that I have a tendency to become obsessed at times.  And generally, once the obsession hits, I just can not get enough of whatever it is!  If I find a shoe that I love, then you best believe I’ve purchased multiple colors of it!! (I just can’t help it….  I have an addictive personality… at least I know it).

Topshop Embellished Sleeve SweatshirtAnyway, I’m that way with trends too….  once I am ON a trend…  I am ON it!!  Once I start loving boyfriend jeans, I am on a mission for every color and type of boyfriend jean there is.  And well, right now, I am all over embellished sweatshirts!  I can’t stop buying them and I can’t stop wearing them either!

Topshop Embellished Sleeve SweatshirtI grabbed up this bad boy from Topshop while in Vegas last month.  It was the contrasting textures that really caught my eye!  I love the funky and edgy vibe, which, of course, makes it pretty easy to style!  Even better…  while the embellished sweatshirt is a great alternative to a knit sweater, it can actually become the statement piece in your look!

Topshop Embellished Sleeve SweatshirtWhat I’m Wearing: Topshop Sweatshirt, J. Brand Jeans, Zara Heels, Michael Kors Belt, Zara Clutch

Where Am I: Ballantyne Village

What fall trends are you obsessed with right now?

Topshop Embellished Sleeve Sweatshirt

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