Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday {guest blogger-Kourtney}

You don't want to see what I have been wearing lately.
Trust me.
So I asked my friend Kourtney if she would take over my What I Wore Wednesday post this week.
She is not only one of the cutest and sweetest people I know, but she always has the coolest clothes. I love her unique, effortless vintage style and I know you will too!
Enjoy!

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Hi everyone! I'm Kourtney.
I'm currently a college student in Los Angeles, studying Fine Art & History. I work as a stylist and am ultimately pursuing a career involving fashion design in the future. My love for history directly influenced my love of vintage fashion, and has resulted in a great amount of thrifting experience over the years. Here's a peek at my outfits from the week. Enjoy!

Is she not the cutest thing you have ever seen?!


Sunday.
Dress- vintage
Jacket - Target
Socks - J.Crew
Clutch - vintage
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Target
Necklace - unknown
Watch - Ann Klein.

Monday.


Top - J.Crew
Pants - Anthro
Necklace - vintage
Shoes - Jeremy Campbell
Eyeglasses - Moscot.

Tuesday.


Dress - vintage
Blouse - vintage
Shoes - vintage
Necklace - J.Crew
Sunglasses - vintage.

Wednesday.


Sweater - Target
Pants - J.Crew
Head wrap - 99 Cent Store.

Thursday.


Blouse - Zara
Shorts - vintage
Belt - vintage
Shoes - Eilatan
Bag - vintage
Wallet - Urban Outfitters.

Friday.


Dress - H&M.

Saturday.


Top - J.Crew
Pants - Zara.
Shoes and necklace- vintage

Thanks Kourtney for sharing your fun outfits with us!
Since Kourtney is the queen of thrifting I also asked her to share a couple thrifting tips with us.
Enjoy!

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Practical tips for thrifting/scavenging...

1) Do not forfeit quality - It is often tempting for me to overlook quality in a piece, especially when it is something especially cute/desirable. This is never a good idea and not a way of adding sophistication to your wardrobe. Quality thrift store finds should not make you look like a ragamuffin (as my mom calls it).

2) Use your imagination - When I'm looking through the racks, I often find it helpful to imagine the piece integrated into an outfit I already have. It is definitely worth trying on if you already own things that would go well with it.

3) Stick to your own style - I say this, not in order to discourage taking chances. I just want to remind women that trends come and go, but your own style should be founded on things much more personal than fads. Try to reflect who you are, your interests, passions, heritage, influences, etc. Those are what I find to be inspire the most satisfying ensembles.

4) It's okay to not find anything - Do not be discouraged if you don't leave with an entirely new wardrobe. Unlike other shopping experiences, thrifting doesn't have to be about the ending result. Just enjoy your time, laugh at the eighties jumpsuit and marvel at the intricate wedding dress. More than not, thrifting evokes good feelings and memories from our own lifetime and before our time.

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Great tips!
If you love Kourtney's fun style as much as I do be sure to check out her blog and leave her some comment love.

*Photo's taken by Kourtney's friend Chelsea Almater :)

9 comments:

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Um, aaaaamazing! Kourtney, how inspiring and beautiful your outfits are! Lovely in every way!

Nicole Feliciano said...

SO pretty--that vintage necklace in coral is the show stopper. Love it all. I played along too:

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/mom-style/

Heather said...

wow! All these pictures look like the came directly from a magazine. Great style and such a pretty girl!!

Aubree said...

These are great outfits! I LOVE the necklaces!!

Mandy said...

You are so adorable! I want your style!

Stacy said...

She's got style!

DaenelT said...

Love Love Love and the tips at the end are fabulous.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

She is so brave & daring with her looks! & she pulls them off perfectly! Love that you still posted even though it wasn't what you were wearing this week!

Katie said...

Wow, so pretty!