Friday, August 30, 2013

Perfectly Pink


Jacket: Via Ebay, Shirt: Charlotte Russe c/o, Jeans: Charlotte Russe c/o, Earrings: Vintage, Necklace: Wild Butterfly Boutique c/o, Bag: Thrifted, Bracelets: Capwell & Co., Ring: Cache, Shoes: Charlotte Russe c/o,

A fun and flirty look for a lovely Friday morning. I paired a pink blouse with a matching pink jacket for a tone on tone look and added in olive high-waisted jeans and brown pumps to put a casual chic spin on things. I love the gold buttons on the jeans, the jacket, and the blouse  so I knew that they would all pair nicely together. I'm so excited for the long weekend ahead and I'm definitely going to make sure I spend some time at the beach to catch a few more rays before summer sneaks off.

What are your long weekend plans?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Checkers & Cubes

Blazer: BCBG Max Azria (similar here), Top & Shorts: Via Ebay, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Capwell & Co. c/o, Ring: Wildbutterfly Boutique c/o, Sunnies: Burberry, Bag: Prada, Shoes: Steve Madden

Sometimes a simple black and white look is just what a gal needs to get through a busy day in the city. I paired checkered shorts with a black and white printed top for a fun look with mixed prints. The pajama dressing trend has been huge lately and I would say that this is my dressed up version of it.

I hope you are having a great week so far! Thanks for stopping by!
Xo -Elizebeth

Monday, August 26, 2013

Style Challenge: New York Fashion Week


Jacket: Vintage, Dress: BCBG Max Azria, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: IN Pink & Capewell & Co., Sunnies: Charlotte Russe c/o, Bag: Vintage Gucci, Shoes: Charles David

It's Monday and I'm so excited to be sharing with you another great Fashion Challenge. I've partnered with 7 of my favorite So Cal bloggers to bring you New York Fashion Week inspired outfit posts. You may remember our other challenges here for Coachella and here for Maxi Skirts. These are a fun way for us to share new blogs with you and to challenge ourselves to get a little more creative with our fashion choices. I decided to pair a ladylike lace dress with a vintage vest to put a fun spin on it. Last season when I attended the shows at Fashion week I wore mainly vintage pieces with a few trendy brands mixed in. I think it's a great way to ensure that you're wearing something totally unique and statement making.

Be sure to check out how KierLauraMelaneeJoann Jamie & Melissa, and Kimberly styled their NYFW looks!
Have a great Monday! 
Xo -Elizabeth

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stand Tall

Vest: Elizabeth & James, Shirt: Style Lately c/o, Pants: H&M, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Capwell & Co., c/o, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: via Nordstrom Rack, Shoes: Guess, Bag: Urban Expressions

Happy Sunday!
Today, I paired pretty printed pants with a graphic tank and threw in a black vest to add balance and structure. I love the message on this tank "we will stand tall" so simple and yet so inspiring. It must be quite obvious by now, that I'm definitely a girl who loves prints. Sure, some days I'll put on head to toe black for a chic and easy look, but most of the time I love wearing vibrant colors and prints. So much so that recently I had to pull clothes for a commercial shoot (seen here) and I wasn't allowed to wear any stripes, bold prints, or bright colors (typical when filming). I looked in my closet and had to bypass all of my favorite things. It's funny how we become so set in our personal style. So I think it's important to make a point to push yourself just a little out of your comfort zone.

On another note, I love it so much that you all stop by to visit my blog on such a regular basis, and that you take the time to leave wonderful thoughts and comments. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and I would absolutely love if you could take a moment to subcribe. That just means entering your e-mail address in the box in the upper right corner. I really appreciate your support.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Scarves With Charlotte Russe

Look 1: Top: Lush Brand, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Necklace: Tiffany & Co., Earrings: H&M, Bracelet: Charlotte Russe, Scarf: Charlotte Russe c/o, Shoes: Charles David
Look 2: Crop Top: Charlotte Russe, Skort: Zara, Earrings: Tacori c/o, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe & ASOS, Watch: Michael Kors, Scarf: Charlotte Russe c/o, Shoes: Shoemint, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Covet Fashion c/o

Scarves aren't just for keeping your neck warm in the winter. Light weight summer scarves are perfect for adding a pop of color or print to any outfit. Today, I styled two casual looks and accessorized them with chic Charlotte Russe infinity scarves both priced under $12! In the first look, I paired distressed denim with a silky blue blouse and pointed toe pumps and topped it off with a chevron print scarf. While in the second look, I paired a black and white striped crop top with a high waisted skort, a mint colored bag, and an Ikat print scarf. Also, if it's too hot to wear  around your neck you can always just tie it around the handle your favorite bag.

Scarves can be worn a multitude of ways. How do you like to style yours?

Thank you so much for visiting!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pinks & Prints

Top: Wallis Fashion (on sale) c/o, Jeans: Life In Progress via Forever 21, Earrings: H&M, Watch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Charles David c/o via Frederick's, Bag: Valeria Smith

Today I went for a casual look pairing pretty pink denim with a black and white printed blouse.  I dressed up this laid back look by adding in a structured bag and patent leather pumps.

If you are in the Los Angeles area this Saturday don't miss the BeautyCon event taking place at Siren Studios.  It will be a day filled with beauty tips and tricks, DIY's and fun shopping events. I hope to see you there!

I hope you're having a great week so far! Thanks so much for reading.
Xo -Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Patterned


Blazer: BCBG Max Azria, Pants: Charlotte Russe c/o (similar here), Sunnies: Charlotte Russe c/o, Earrings: H&M, Bag: Via Ebay, Necklace: Via Fairfax Flea Market, Shoes: Steve Madden

Happy Tuesday everyone! For today's look I paired bold printed pants with a royal blue blazer and strappy black sandals. To tone down the pattern of the pants I stuck with solid colors up top and did a little color blocking.

I'm currently blogging from Las Vegas at the MAGIC Trade Show. It's been busy days of meetings and running around for Melanee, Joann and I but we've managed to sneak in a little fun here and there. Be sure to follow along on Twitter & Instagram to see what I've been up to at MAGIC!

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Beaches & Bows

Top: Necessary Cothing c/o, Skirt: Charlotte Russe c/o, Bag: Charlotte Russe c/o,  Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe, Necklaces: Veronica M boutique & My Monogram Necklace c/o, Shoes: Charlotte Russe c/o, Ring: Cache
Photos by Ryan

I had the loveliest time hanging out and snapping photos in Manhattan Beach with my dear friend Ryan Chua. But a day beachside can definitely wreak havoc on a girl's hair. There's just something about the salt water air. Oh well, I guess the sweeping ocean views make up for it. 

You can see more great photos on his blog here

I hope you have a great weekend. 
Xo -Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Graphics

Sweater: Liz Claiborne (on sale here) via JC Penney, Skirt: Guess (similar here), Belt: Vintage, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe & ASOS, Bag: Forever 21 (available here), Earrings: Forever 21 (similar), Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Three hundred seventy-seven blog posts later and I am so thrilled that what started as a little creative outlet has turned into not only my fashion diary, but a place for others to come and find inspiration. My goal in starting this blog was to do just that and I'm so thrilled to be able to say that I accomplished it. Every time that I read an e-mail or a comment saying that someone feels inspired by me I get this warm and fuzzy feeling and I can't help but smile. It's so exciting to be able to share your passion with others and even more exciting when that passion turns into a career. For the past year and a half I have scurried home on my lunch break to set up my tripod and shoot my daily outfit photos. Today, I am excited to announce that I am a full time fashion blogger and stylist and unfortunately, there with be no more lunch break photo shoots. 


I know I mention it after almost every post, but I really am so happy that you all take the time to visit my fashion blog and I am thrilled to have come this far.

Also, congratulations to S
tarleisha Gingrigh! You are the winner of The Limited gift card giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered and to The Limited for partnering with me on this great giveaway!

Xo -Elizabeth  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vintage Floral

Top & Skirt: ASOS, Pearls: J Crew, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe c/o & ASOS, Ring: Cache, Sunnies: Charlotte Russe (similar here) c/o, Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Charlotte Russe c/o

If you have been reading A Keene Sense of Style for a while then you already know that I go weak in the knees for matchy matchy separates. This floral skirt set made my heart do back flips. Between it's soft floral pattern and midriff baring shape, I was in fashion heaven. Not to mention the fact that it made me feel extra ladylike all day. I topped it off with pearls, pointed toe wedges, and cat eye sunnies.

Also, tomorrow I will be announcing the winner of my $50 gift card giveaway to The Limited! So be sure to enter here!

Happy Tuesday & thanks for stopping by!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Asymmetrical

Blazer: Sugarlips c/o, Dress: Windsor Store c/o, Necklace: Tiffany & Co., Sunnies: Charlotte Russe c/o, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe & BCBG Max Azria c/o, Bag: Prada, Shoes: Bebe (similar here)

When I first spotted this  asymmetrical dress I just knew that it would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe. The graphic print is bold but the fact that it's in black and white makes it chic and versatile. I decided to pair it with a black and white blazer for an extra pop of visual interest and to give it more of a tailored look. Next time, I plan to layer a black crew neck sweater over the top portion to wear it as a skirt.

How would you wear this asymmetrical dress?

Thanks so much for reading!
Xo -Elizabeth