Thursday, September 27, 2012

Black & White



Top: INC, Belt: ASOS, Skirt: ASOS (dress worn as skirt), Earrings: Forever 21, Watch: Kessaris Quartz, Bracelet: Gifted, Shoes: c/o Fredericks, Bag: Prada

I stuck with a basic black and white color scheme for creating today's look. They are my go-to colors for when I'm getting dressed in a bit of a hurry.

I hope your week is going great so far, thanks for reading!  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Little Red Jacket




Jacket: Vintage, Shirt: Charles Nolan, Shorts: Joe's Jeans, Watch: Michael Kors, Scarf: Vintage Bracelets: J Crew, Forever 21 & Gifted, Earrings: H&M, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Prada

Someone once asked me what my most prized wardrobe possession was. I started racking my brain and I thought about my favorite handbags and shoes. Then I thought to myself if I were to somehow lose everything I own what would I miss the most? My answer? All of the beautiful vintage items that I have accumulated over the years. They are valuable to me because they are irreplaceable and unique. Each vintage treasure tells a beautiful story of a life previously lived. Sure I  really love the other stuff too, but I could buy it again if I had to. Long story short, I adore this little red vintage jacket.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Feminine Edge




Silk Top: Ellen Ashley, Skirt: Vintage (thrifted), Bag: Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Gifted & J Crew, Sunglasses: Burberry, Earrings: H&M, Shoes: Steve Madden 

I'm so excited that it is finally officially fall!  But with the weather we have been having in Los Angeles you would never really know it.  I have been obsessed with the leather pencil skirt trend ever since I saw the oh-so-chic Erin Kaplan of Elle Magazine Teen Vogue wearing it like two years ago. The fact that leather has this edgy feel while pencil skirts are uuber feminine makes it the perfect juxtaposition -- love. I decided to go even more feminine-chic by pairing it with a cream silk camisole so I could try to beat the heat.

I hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend. Happy Monday! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mix & Match



Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Target, Earrings: Vintage, Clutch: Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Charles David, Necklace & Ring: Forever 21

I'm a little addicted to print mixing lately, you'll have to forgive me. Am I the only one who loves this trend? I'd love to hear some of your favorite prints to mix.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This & That






Jacket: Zara, Shirt: c/o Michael Stars, Necklace: London Flea Market, Sunglasses: Burberry, Earrings: H&M, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Assorted  J Crew, Forever 21, & Gifted, Shoes: c/o Frederick's

I have been desperately missing all of my coats and blazers so today I decided was the day to break out one of my favorite little tweed beauties. What I love most about this jacket is not only does it have tweed, but it also has a fabulous faux leather trim. I decided to pair it with a faux leather mini for a bit of and edgier look. I am so ready for jacket and scarf season!

I will be announcing the winner of the Charles David shoes giveaway today so be sure to check back!

Congrats to @CatnHeels! You are the winner of the Charles David giveaway! E-mail me EKeenestyle@yahoo.com to redeem your fabulous new pumps! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Xo- Elizabeth 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lime on Lime





Blazer: Vintage (thrifted), Shirt: 2 Bebe, Skirt: Top Shop, Scarf: Vintage, Earrings: Forever 21, Bracelets: J Crew, Forever 21 & Gifted, Watch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Charles David, Bag: Prada

This pretty lime-green, tweed, pleated, skirt is one of those items that you plan an outfit around. I bought it while I was in London and I must say it is a new favorite. Actually my boyfriend picked it out! He held it up from across the store and said "this skirt is so you". He was definitely right.

Thanks so much for reading! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thirty Minutes With Three Dots Contest

A big thank you to everyone who voted for me in the 30 Minutes with Three Dots contest I was the winner! They are a really great brand and I'm so excited to work with them in the future. To see the looks I styled and a behind the scenes video, click here. I couldn't have done it without your continued support. Thank you so much for reading!

Xo Elizabeth 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Afternoon Leopard





Top: c/o Frederick's, Jeans: Lublu, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Assorted gifted, Watch: Kessaris Quartz, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Shoes: Gucci

There's nothing like wearing a flowy, off the shoulder, leopard top to make a gal feel instantly fun and flirty! I paired it with white jeans (yes after Labor Day!) my go-to sleek black pumps, and a pretty red bag for a little pop of color.

How would you wear this pretty leopard top? 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blocked




Blouse: Calvin Klein, Skirt: Zara, Bag: Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: H&M, Shoes: Gucci

I love jazzing up my work look. A day at the office doesn't always have to mean black slacks. I paired a pretty printed top with a color blocked skirt. 

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Colors & a Giveaway





Shirt: Ann Taylor, Pants: H&M, Earrings: H&M, Necklace: Venice Beach Vendor, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Burberry, Bag: Prada, Shoes: Charles David c/o

It's so hard to go back to work after a really long and really lovely vacation. I was in in Europe for the past twelve days and today is my first day back to reality, also known as work. I wore a pretty silk blouse and printed pants. I'm loving all of the printed pants looks for fall. They can instantly make an otherwise basic outfit really pop.

Speaking of fall, I can't believe it's finally here. These pretty suede pumps are the newest part of my fall shoe obsession collection and I just love them! I have partnered with Charles David shoes and I'm so excited to be able to give a pair away to one lucky reader! All you have to do is follow the simple steps below to enter and you too  could have these chic oh-so-perfect-for-fall pumps...

1.) Follow A Keene Sense of Style on Google Friend Connect here
2.) Follow Charles David on Twitter here
3.) Follow @EKeeneStyle on Twitter here
4.) Then tweet this post (by clicking the Twitter sign below or copy and paste the link) and tell me how you would style them! 

Be sure to check back on September 19th to see if you won! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Wonders of Paris























Outfit 1: Dress: Zara, Sweater : Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Vintage, Bag: Talbots, Bracelet: Lenora Dame, Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Outfit 2: Dress: (worn as skirt) ASOS, Sweater: J crew, Necklace: Chico's, Earrings: H&M, Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shoes: Sperry Top Sider
Outfit 3: Blazer: H&M, Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Jeans: Fashion of Echo, Earrings: J Crew, Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Shoes: Sperry Top Sider


Having now seen Paris, I can understand why so many people say it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  But its not just because it houses an extraordinary collection of art in the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay and the countless other museums within its borders.  Or because it has the gorgeous Seine river winding through it, stunning architecture at every turn, and cuisine delicious enough to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. It is, instead, because Paris has all of the these things in one densely-populated area causing any visitor to have immediate sensory overload. We spent our days in Paris walking 7-8 hours a day, touring every nook and cranny of the city -- from the gothic splendor of Notre Dame, to the awe-inspiring mass of the Eiffel Tower, to the shops along bustling Champs Elysee ending at the Arc De Triomphe, to the Sacre-Coeur basilica at top of Montmartre, to the charming neighborhoods of the Saint Germain des Pres and the Marais. Needless to say, my feet were completely blistered and covered with band-aids, but it was worth all the pain. At least the hours of non-stop touring made me feel much better about the carb-laden food I indulged in, including endless baguettes and other types of French bread, all types of cheese, foie gras, wine and desserts, just to name a few. In France, it is not uncommon to have multiple dessert courses after a three or five-course meal -- a pre-dessert, two main dessert courses, and then yet another post dessert sweet. No, I am not kidding. Yes, I ate every bit of each course. I'm not proud of myself, but it had to be done. My boyfriend, Frank, was a wonderful tour guide keeping our schedule jam packed full of sight-seeing, eating, drinking and laughing every day. He is very lovely.

That's all from Paris. I am now in the Dordogne Valley in the south of France, exploring the wonderful chateaus hilltowns, villages and wineries of the area. Feel free to follow the rest of my adventure on Twitter and Instagram (username: elizabethkeene) as I continue to explore all that this beautiful country has to offer.