Making A Statement with E’s Closet

esclosetThese are a few of my favorite statement necklaces on E’s Closet! I love all the color and big beautiful textures! I will definitely be paining a lot of statement necklaces with everything this season. Check out my favorites along with many many other stunning options at E’s.

layered teardrop necklace // Bahama mama necklace // turquoise jewel necklace // red stone necklace

Be sure to use my coupon code “thekwb” when you checkout :)

Happy shopping, ladies!

the kwb

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St. Louis Fashion Blog Award Nominees Announced

STLFBA-Nominees

I’m thrilled to announce that I am nominated for several St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards! As a fairly new blogger and full-time student, I am truly honored to be recognized for my blog. I’ve gotten this far thanks to all of you and now I’m asking all of you to help once again in voting for me starting TODAY.

Here are the categories that I have been nominated for, in case you were wondering:

Best Fashion Blog + Best Budget Blog + Best Personal Style + Best Use of Photography + Best Brand Collaborations

Again, voting begins today at 9:00 am and runs through September 13, 2013. You can cast your vote here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

the kwb

Back-To-School Must-Haves

Back-To-School
If you’re like me, school starts in exactly one week. Some of you have probably already been in school a week or two. If that’s the case, I’m sorry for the delayed post! I’m about to embark on my senior year of college! I can’t even believe it, but after three years, I know what you need to have a successful semester/year in college. None of these are too far off the beaten path, but they’re definitely my favorites when shopping for back to school.
  • first things first, an agenda! My favorite is none other than the large Lilly Pulitzer agenda. Some people can survive by typing what they need to do on their laptops or phones, or even worse, taking mental notes — yikes! I’m the kinda girl that must write things down. I like to be on top of everything and crossing things off my to-do list.
  • A five-subject notebook. Most college students only take a max of 15 credit hours, or 5 classes. Hence the five-subject notebook. After three years it’s all I’ve ever needed. And it helps if it’s pink.
  • Next, some kind of backpack or tote. My freshman year I bounced between a huge Jansport backpack and a Victoria’s Secret PINK tote. The Jansport was way too big and the tote hurt my shoulder and wasn’t practical. Then I received my Vera Bradley backpack for Christmas and it was the perfect match! Not only was the print bright and cheerful, but it was also the perfect size. Not too small and not too big.
  • In the same vain, is the Vera ID holder and/or the Vera cell/ID holder. Of course they don’t have to be Vera, but, hey, they’re pretty. Your ID and cell should always always be easily accessible.
  • Must. Have. Umbrella. End of story. You never know when it’s going to start pouring right as you’re walking to your next class. Make sure to purchase a small one that will fit right into your backpack or tote.
  • You should always carry a tumbler or water bottle. No need to waste plastic and you have to stay hydrated because you never know just how long you might be on campus.
  • Sticky notes are a girl’s best friend. Along with my agenda, I like to write things I must get done that day on sticky notes and place them on the outside of my agenda or on my laptop where I know I can’t miss it.
  • An array of pretty highlighters is also a must. I love color coordinating with my notes and my class to-do lists in my agenda. It makes your life a whole lot easier, I promise you. Oh, and pens, too. I never opt for pencils unless you unfortunately have to take a math class…I’m sorry.
  • Not a must-have, but a nice item to own — rain boots. They come in handy and can be pretty darn cute for all day wear.
  • Last, but not least, some kind of pencil pouch. Not necessary, but if you’re an organization freak like me, you’ll respect it.

That’s it folks! Good luck and have a great upcoming school year :)

the kwb

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OOTD: Strappy Bow Pumps and Drinks

rossshoesTa da! The reveal of what I purchased with my Ross gift card! I stopped by the new Maplewood Ross the weekend it opened and these beauties were the first thing I saw when I walked in and I had to snag them! Just $22, ladies! That’s what I’m talking about. And what better way to break them in then a girl’s night of sushi and cocktails? I’m in love…what perfect shoes.rossshoesIMG_2030 rossshoesIMG_2041 rossshoesrossshoesIMG_2055 IMG_2061 rosshoesblouse: Lands End // nautical shorts: Old Navy (similar)  // ankle strap bow pumps: Ross // watch: Michael Kors // crystal spiked bracelet: Groopdealz // chunky chain bracelet: Nordstrom // monogrammed clutch: Marley Lilly

I loved the whole nautical feel I had going on. Hey, only a few more weeks of summer, so I thought it was appropriate. Have a great day and here’s to great deals and fabulous shoes!

the kwb

OOTD: SLAM and Wish Trees

I sure hope you all enjoy my little photo journals as much as I do creating them. Like I said, I’ve really grown attached to my camera this summer and capturing memories using more than my little iPhone. St. Louis is home and yet there’s still so much I haven’t done. Like having brunch at Rooster downtown with Mike. Definitely a great atmosphere and amazing food. Mike opted for a vegetarian slinger and I got my trusty french toast — delish.ootdslamootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreedividerWe also made sure to stop by the new expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Mike was super excited to see this piece by Chuck Close, one of his favorite artists. It was amazing. I was most excited for the Yoko Ono Wish Tree exhibit. It’s the neatest idea and so heartwarming to read other’s wishes.ootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreedividerThen there was obligatory outfit of the day shots on Art Hill…I have the best boyfriend.ootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreeootdslamwishtreesunnies: Urban Outfitters // top: J. Crew // pants: Old Navy // Sandals: Tommy HilfigerootdslamwishtreeHere’s to finding true love and city adventures! the kwb