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I’m trying to savor the last of this beautiful weather wearing a few of my favorite new pieces:
a Zara striped jacket (sale item)
a Figleaf Boutique blouse
a Nordstrom swing mini
Tahari from TJ Maxx flats
Coach from TJ Maxx sunnies (sale item)
a Michael Kors duotone oversized watch
a Madewell bejeweled cuff - which is my new obsession

I’m trying to savor the last of this beautiful weather wearing a few of my favorite new pieces:

  • a Zara striped jacket (sale item)
  • a Figleaf Boutique blouse
  • a Nordstrom swing mini
  • Tahari from TJ Maxx flats
  • Coach from TJ Maxx sunnies (sale item)
  • a Michael Kors duotone oversized watch
  • a Madewell bejeweled cuff - which is my new obsession
I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect winter coat, as I’m due for a new one. This year’s obsession: leather accents, preferably on the sleeves. I’m all about the tweed and leather contrast on the faux leather moto jacket from H&M, but am hoping to splurge and go for some real leather because I plan on wearing this bad boy forever. 

{ items featured in this post: Zara  coat, $189  / Pull&Bear tall jacket, $96 / Forever 21 faux leather sleeve jacket, $42.80 / H&M short jean jacket, $50 / H&M faux moto jacket, $60 }

I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect winter coat, as I’m due for a new one. This year’s obsession: leather accents, preferably on the sleeves. I’m all about the tweed and leather contrast on the faux leather moto jacket from H&M, but am hoping to splurge and go for some real leather because I plan on wearing this bad boy forever. 


{ items featured in this post: Zara coat, $189  / Pull&Bear tall jacket, $96 / Forever 21 faux leather sleeve jacket, $42.80 / H&M short jean jacket, $50 / H&M faux moto jacket, $60 }
This outfit that I’m sharing as my first post in a long time is fitting because it summarizes how I dressed this summer: in loose fitting trousers, mixing textures and prints, and in a lot of navy. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, this whole look is comprised of items I snagged off the sale racks from Urban Outfitters, LOFT, and DSW. 
xoxo, Kristie

This outfit that I’m sharing as my first post in a long time is fitting because it summarizes how I dressed this summer: in loose fitting trousers, mixing textures and prints, and in a lot of navy. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, this whole look is comprised of items I snagged off the sale racks from Urban Outfitters, LOFT, and DSW. 

xoxo, Kristie

This gorgeous dress is, by far, the best broke girl find I have purchased to date. I purchased this brand new ABS by Allen Schwartz gown off of eBay with the Lord & Taylor tag still attached, priced at $530. I bid on it, and won it for $29. Yes, seriously. The front is identical to the dress I wore in our engagement photos, and it’s a size 8, but I will get it altered for about $20. 

Since Matt & I will be getting married in France, I will most likely wear this gown to city hall when we’re legally married in the states. In the end after alterations  I will have spent about $50 on a $530 dress. Jackpot.

Check out this eBay seller who I purchased it from, they have a ridiculous amount of items to sort through, but it’s well worth it when you score this big.

xoxo, Kristie

This gorgeous dress is, by far, the best broke girl find I have purchased to date. I purchased this brand new ABS by Allen Schwartz gown off of eBay with the Lord & Taylor tag still attached, priced at $530. I bid on it, and won it for $29. Yes, seriously. The front is identical to the dress I wore in our engagement photos, and it’s a size 8, but I will get it altered for about $20. 

Since Matt & I will be getting married in France, I will most likely wear this gown to city hall when we’re legally married in the states. In the end after alterations  I will have spent about $50 on a $530 dress. Jackpot.

Check out this eBay seller who I purchased it from, they have a ridiculous amount of items to sort through, but it’s well worth it when you score this big.

xoxo, Kristie

I’m on a printed trousers kick, and here are some of my favorite spring pieces from previous posts compiled into one “broke girl friendly” look for spring, that is, if you’re still bombarded with bipolar weather like me when a jacket is still needed every other day.
H&M jean jacket
Forever 21 bib necklace
 H&M trousers
Forever 21 cut out top
Zara studded heels

I’m on a printed trousers kick, and here are some of my favorite spring pieces from previous posts compiled into one “broke girl friendly” look for spring, that is, if you’re still bombarded with bipolar weather like me when a jacket is still needed every other day.

  1. H&M jean jacket
  2. Forever 21 bib necklace
  3. H&M trousers
  4. Forever 21 cut out top
  5. Zara studded heels
If you’re broke like me and will never, ever own this Cartier Love Bracelet, that’s okay. I stumbled across these “inspired by Carter”, (*cough* knock off) stainless steel bracelets from LaCoquetteBoutique on Etsy that I’ve deemed to be a great broke-girl-friendly alternative. What’s even more exciting is that they come with a lil’ screwdriver too. This is the closest I’ll ever get to the real thing. Happy shopping, xoxo

If you’re broke like me and will never, ever own this Cartier Love Bracelet, that’s okay. I stumbled across these “inspired by Carter”, (*cough* knock off) stainless steel bracelets from LaCoquetteBoutique on Etsy that I’ve deemed to be a great broke-girl-friendly alternative. What’s even more exciting is that they come with a lil’ screwdriver too. This is the closest I’ll ever get to the real thing. Happy shopping, xoxo

Here’s something I wore earlier this week, and here’s the breakdown:
H&M jeans (DIY studs)
a Rory Becca for Forever21 peplum blouse
a gray & gold polka dot peplum sweater from Marshalls
Forever21 sneaker wedges
If you’ve been refusing to brave the weather lately, and want a little DIY project to do, head over to eBay and order a bag of studs. I recommend studs with at least 4 prongs; they will be more secure. Here’s some inspiration, the possibilities are endless. Happy studding. xoxo.

Here’s something I wore earlier this week, and here’s the breakdown:

  • H&M jeans (DIY studs)
  • a Rory Becca for Forever21 peplum blouse
  • a gray & gold polka dot peplum sweater from Marshalls
  • Forever21 sneaker wedges

If you’ve been refusing to brave the weather lately, and want a little DIY project to do, head over to eBay and order a bag of studs. I recommend studs with at least 4 prongs; they will be more secure. Here’s some inspiration, the possibilities are endless. Happy studding. xoxo.

My current color crush is oxblood, which, I think, is simply a morbid name for burgundy…but whatever. Here’s how I’d incorporate my color crush with a neutral color scheme:

Monki white sleeveless top, $40
Mango studded tweed jacket, $48
ASOS skinny oxblood jeans, $49.25
Topshop flat studded shoes, $64
Patricia Field Snap back “Vogue” hat, $36
Happy Friday!
xoxo, Kristie
My current color crush is oxblood, which, I think, is simply a morbid name for burgundy…but whatever. Here’s how I’d incorporate my color crush with a neutral color scheme:
Happy Friday!
xoxo, Kristie
Cold weather calls for playing with rich textures. In this look’s case, I say the more the merrier. It’s got just a little bit of everything I’ve been crazy about this season. xoxo, Kristie

{ items featured in this post: H&M batik-dyed shirt / Dorothy Perkins ivory tweed skirt / J.Crew glitter ballet flat / Topshop leather croc-embossed tote }

Cold weather calls for playing with rich textures. In this look’s case, I say the more the merrier. It’s got just a little bit of everything I’ve been crazy about this season. xoxo, Kristie




{ items featured in this post: H&M batik-dyed shirt / Dorothy Perkins ivory tweed skirt / J.Crew glitter ballet flat / Topshop leather croc-embossed tote }
It is going to be a freakishly warm weekend here in Columbus, and I’m not going to complain about it. I am so sick of busting my ass all over the damn ice on the sidewalks, so I’m even more happy to watch it melt. I’m exhausted from attempting to get back in shape this week, so I’m going to take it easy and go shopping this evening. I’m currently on the hunt for a leather skirt, and here’s how I’d pair it, for casual wear, on a warm winter weekend such as this. xoxo, Kristie



{ items featured in this post: H&M sweat shirt, $6.40 / H&M jean jacket, $48 / H&M pleated leather skirt, $48 / Ballet flat shoes / BCBG Max Azria engraved jewelry / Gold jewelry / Circle sunglasses }
It is going to be a freakishly warm weekend here in Columbus, and I’m not going to complain about it. I am so sick of busting my ass all over the damn ice on the sidewalks, so I’m even more happy to watch it melt. I’m exhausted from attempting to get back in shape this week, so I’m going to take it easy and go shopping this evening. I’m currently on the hunt for a leather skirt, and here’s how I’d pair it, for casual wear, on a warm winter weekend such as this. xoxo, Kristie




{ items featured in this post: H&M sweat shirt, $6.40 / H&M jean jacket, $48 / H&M pleated leather skirt, $48 / Ballet flat shoes / BCBG Max Azria engraved jewelry / Gold jewelry / Circle sunglasses }




Today has been a pretty productive day. I took ballet class this morning, went to the gym, and did some pilates. I’m also starting to brush up on my French, and for those of you who are interested in learning a new language, duolingo.com is such an incredible and ABSOLUTELY FREE resource to take advantage of. My broke ass can’t afford Rosetta Stone, so I was pretty thrilled when I stumbled across their site. I’ll be heading out later to dinner and drinks with a friend wearing this ensemble:
Forever21 Burnt Red Open Blazer: $29.80
Marshalls Sheer Skull Button-Up: $16.00
American Apparel Skirt: $28.00
Michael Kors Suede & Leather Contrast Pumps
xoxo

Today has been a pretty productive day. I took ballet class this morning, went to the gym, and did some pilates. I’m also starting to brush up on my French, and for those of you who are interested in learning a new language, duolingo.com is such an incredible and ABSOLUTELY FREE resource to take advantage of. My broke ass can’t afford Rosetta Stone, so I was pretty thrilled when I stumbled across their site. I’ll be heading out later to dinner and drinks with a friend wearing this ensemble:

  • Forever21 Burnt Red Open Blazer: $29.80
  • Marshalls Sheer Skull Button-Up: $16.00
  • American Apparel Skirt: $28.00
  • Michael Kors Suede & Leather Contrast Pumps

xoxo

Last night we went to dinner with some friends, and here’s a look at what I wore:
Forever21 Tweed Moto Jacket: $29
Forever21 Essentials Top: $3.49
Charlotte Russe Harem Pants: $20
Tahari from TJ Maxx Flats: $40

Last night we went to dinner with some friends, and here’s a look at what I wore:

  • Forever21 Tweed Moto Jacket: $29
  • Forever21 Essentials Top: $3.49
  • Charlotte Russe Harem Pants: $20
  • Tahari from TJ Maxx Flats: $40
It’s been a lazy Saturday morning, and I’m about to get my butt to the gym for my daily workout. I’m going out to dinner with my man tonight, then going to see the Bodies Exhibit in Columbus wearing this navy + gold look that cost me about $110. Here’s the breakdown:
H&M Blazer: $34.95
Gray skinnies from TJ Maxx: $10
Forever21 Creme & Gold Knitted Sweater: $19.80
PacSun Creme & Gold Sequin Tank: $6
Steve Madden Leopard Loafers from Marshalls: $40
Follow my Instagram @kristielatham if you want to see it with me. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend xoxo

It’s been a lazy Saturday morning, and I’m about to get my butt to the gym for my daily workout. I’m going out to dinner with my man tonight, then going to see the Bodies Exhibit in Columbus wearing this navy + gold look that cost me about $110. Here’s the breakdown:

  • H&M Blazer: $34.95
  • Gray skinnies from TJ Maxx: $10
  • Forever21 Creme & Gold Knitted Sweater: $19.80
  • PacSun Creme & Gold Sequin Tank: $6
  • Steve Madden Leopard Loafers from Marshalls: $40

Follow my Instagram @kristielatham if you want to see it with me. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend xoxo

I was digging through my closet today, and found these leopard skinnies that I’ve sorely neglected this year. I purchased them from Ross in 2009 for $5… it was an exciting moment. I thought I would show them a little love today, and here’s how I paired them. (Oh, and here’s how I paired them the last time I wore them.)

I was digging through my closet today, and found these leopard skinnies that I’ve sorely neglected this year. I purchased them from Ross in 2009 for $5… it was an exciting moment. I thought I would show them a little love today, and here’s how I paired them. (Oh, and here’s how I paired them the last time I wore them.)

It’s date night, and I’m going to the movies in some leather, a gold painted sweater, and leopard loafers.

It’s date night, and I’m going to the movies in some leather, a gold painted sweater, and leopard loafers.