Wednesday Wants [Part One]

I was scrolling through my Bloglovin‘ feed as I often do several times a day and was inspired to start a new series on the blog. Each Wednesday I’d like to share my ‘wants’ at the moment. Some may be realistic, while others can be complete dream pieces. It’s going to be a fun way for me to show you all what I’m drooling over and hopefully you’ll partake and share some of yours with me, too! This week’s list is very spring-inspired. I’m super bummed that the St. Louis weather decided to go arctic on us again, so I’m living vicariously through these beautiful items!


1. Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ Oval Statement Earrings | 2. John Lewis Dip Dye Scarf | 3. Sam Edelman Brayden d’Orsay Flats | 4. TOPSHOP Apricot Scallop Hem Shorts | 5. Kate Spade Scallop Pocket iPhone case | 6. Dooney & Bourke Kingston Hobo [I spy this beauty on my local blogger friend Jacqueline’s blog! I’ve been eyeing it for weeks and weeks — love!]

I’m adoring these sunny pops of colors, springy neutrals and the fun scallops! Have a great Wednesday, loves!



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!



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

Have a great hump day, everyone!

the kwb

Styling Ideas: Printed Shorts

Printed Shorts
Yep, I love my printed shorts. Stripes, polka dots, anchors, sail boats…you name it, I own it. I hit my 40th pair of shorts last week! Wait, I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. You’ll be seeing a lot of OOTDs with all my prints throughout the summer — get excited! :)
printedshorts2DSCN1717How do you feel about printed shorts? Let me know!
the kwb


OOTD: Leopard Edition


I find that there are several staples to every lady’s closet. For the longest time I would have never considered leopard print to be a staple, ever. Little did I know just how amazing and classy leopard print is. I think some people shy away from it because they think it can be too bold or tacky, but as you’ll see in this post, all of my outfits are very much put together and quite tame. I use it to tie a lot of my outfits together and it’s honestly my most versatile item (along with my leopard pumps) in my whole wardrobe. Here are some ways I’ve styled the leopard print belt! Continue reading

End of Summer Sales

Can you all believe it’s already August? This summer just flew by. Classes start back up in just two short weeks, so I thought it might be a good idea to hit up some sales and pick up some basics that I can transition into my fall attire. I snagged quite a few key staple items for my wardrobe from the Gap and Old Navy outlet. So, this post will kind of serve as a haul post. I made sure to pick up items that can be worn multiple different ways and can be utilized in the fall and winter months, as well — no strapless tops or white linen pants here. Here we go!

I loved these ruffled tanks! The bright pink and navy polka dots look adorable as-is, but will also look great to dress up a plain cardigan or denim jacket.

Bought for: $5.99

Okay, so I love navy and white… a lot. These two t-shirts are super simple and comfy. I can dress em up and I can dress em down — you get it.

Originally: $12.95

An American flag hoodie! I died.

Bought for: $8.99 (can I get a high five for that deal?!)

I know what you’re thinking, “Floral shorts for fall? Nice try, Kels.” Okay, okay, buuut, they were an awesome deal and I can get a solid two more months out of these before I have to pack them away for next summer.

These are a modest cut with a 3.5″ inseam for those of you wondering where they might hit on your thigh.

Bought for: $13.50 each

My argument from above is still valid, and these shorts are solid.. These also are a modest length with a good 3.5″-4″ inseam. No pulling down on your shorts with these cuties. Oh, and can we talk about how pretty the colors are? L.O.V.E.

Bought for: $11.99 each

I’m obsessed with jeans. To the point where I take inventory of them. It’s pretty bad. Anyway, even with my gazillion pairs of jeans, I did not own a pair of flared jeans. I feel like such an adult now. These jeans fit like a glove and are amazingly slimming.

Style: Premium Flare – dark wash

Bought for: $11.97 (double high five?!)

Every girl needs a lighter wash pair of bootcut jeans, too. They’re so comfy.

They were the same price as the flare jeans.

Of course I bought shoes, too. These cute peep toe beauties were just $9.95!

Well, that was my shopping trip. Be on the lookout for many OOTD’s with these finds. Have a great day!