Ross Fall Trend Hunter Challenge: Black and White

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NOTD: Essie Midnight Cami

notdessiemidnightcami1I don’t remember the last time I did a nail of the day post, but I’m excited to share this one with you! I get so excited at the beginning of any new season because it means fresh new colors to play with! You wont find me wearing any pastels or neon colors come fall. Everything is dark. Speaking of dark, I’m obsessed with my current nail color. My brother’s girlfriend Robyn gave me this color awhile back and I don’t know why I never wore it! It’s such a dark blue that’s it’s almost black and I love that. It’s the perfect shade for fall! Here’s my basic, run-of-the-mill mani routine.
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the kwb

Recapping the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards

Well, everyone, the wait is finally over! This past Thursday I had the privilege of attending the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards put together by the oh so wonderful Alive Magazine I adore so much. The awards were also the official kick-off to Saint Louis Fashion Week. I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. I feel like it was just last week I was at spring fashion week. My, how time flies! The party took place at one of the hottest spots in St. Louis — Three-Sixty and was hosted by the lovely Christia DeShields of Moda Christia. I was lucky enough to share the amazing evening with my wonderful boyfriend and a surprise arrival from some friends to lend their much appreciated support! We enjoyed some tasty mixed drinks and appetizers as we mingled with fellow fashion bloggers, designers, and friends.

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Let me state yet again just how honored I am to be in the company of some truly talented local bloggers. I started this blog off on a whim for a class project and never in a million years thought I’d be where I am today. But what’s truly amazing is how inspiring these women are, and after Thursday night, I am more eager than ever to take this little  blog to the next level. I am so thankful for the support of our ever growing local blogger community and I’m so happy to have these ladies to turn to. Congratulations to all who won — so deserving! For a full list winners, go here. Oh, yeah, and I walked away with People’s Choice for Best Use of Photography. I was thrilled to receive this award because my photography is the one thing I’ve really worked hardest on in this last year and a half I’ve had this blog. It’s good to know my hard work is paying off and getting recognized. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the support and voting you all did. I had no idea the amount of love I had surrounding my little fashion blog and it truly warms my heart.

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How do we like my look from the evening? It’s definitely new for me, but I surprisingly loved the leather on me. The detail and the black color blocking really made fall in love with the dress. It was classic, edgy, and very flattering. As for the shoes, well, I had those picked out before I even bought the dress…big shocker there, huh? I find it so refreshing seeing all of the different styles at these fashion events because everyone is so unique and I take inspiration from everyone.

Leather detail dress: eci New York (similar style, same brand)

Strappy heels: Prabal Gurung for Target

Black handbag: Kenneth Cole Reaction

Spiked bracelet: GroopDealz

Again, thank you all so much! To purchase tickets to other STLFW events/shows, click here. Have a great day!

the kwb

Ross Fall Trend Hunter Challenge

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Next week is the kick-off to Ross’ Fall Trend Hunter challenge with me and four other AMAZING bloggers. I had no idea the company I was in until today, and let me just say, I was blown away! I’m with some super well-established bloggers that I’ve been following for awhile and I’m honored to be included in the bunch. Check out Ross’ Facebook page all next week for our fall trend finds and voting for your favorite trend-hunting blogger is next Friday! I would so appreciate your help! Don’t forget to check in here, too, for all of the fall trend OOTD’s next week. Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

the kwb

Guest OOTD: Breaking Out the Boots

As I said, today’s post is going to be of my lovely best friend Arijana. On Monday I mentioned how we’re stuck  not quite knowing what season it is yet. Thus, the sweater and boots with shorts! Brilliant!

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DSCN2253sunnies: Ray Bans + sweater: Forever 21 + shorts: Forever 21 + boots: Steve Madden

Have a great hump day, everyone!

the kwb