Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Christina) Halloween 2014

Chris's Closet

I am Christina, the hot pink of ChristinaKristin. Welcome to my closet!

Last weekend, I celebrated Halloween by going to a costume party  at The Boat House at Confluence Park, in Columbus, Ohio. This venue has such an amazing view, it sits near the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers overlooking the downtown Columbus skyline. Needless to say this was a grown-up affair, and the guests were so creative with their costumes. They actually put the fun in Halloween for me. I snapped a pic with a couple of my favorite costumes.

Guess who I decided to dress up as? Janelle Monae! With my natural hair, brown skin and petite frame, I knew I could pull it off. I was in character so well that people did a double take, even asking if I was in costume. Janelle's uniform is so easy, I think anyone could pull it off. Take a look at what I put together.

My inspiration.

This is what I came up with. I actually recreated her look a few years ago, but my hair was not long enough for the pompadour. I was pretty excited that I had no problems with my hair this time.

Blazer: White House Black Market: Donated to me.
Tuxedo Shirt: H&M, $24.95
Black Pants: H&M, $24.95
Bow Tie: My own
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack, Valentino Red Oxfords, originally: $398, paid $50
Earrings: H&M, white pearl studs $2.95

Me and Mr. Brown

Myself, along with Notorious BIG and Faith Evans.

Halloween 2014 was pretty fun! How was yours?


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) November 2, 2014

Kris's Closet

In this blog post you will get a glimpse of pieces in my closet, learn where I found them
 and where I wore them.  
My name is Kristin. Welcome to my closet!

Sunday I spent the day exploring Southern Ohio. I spent the most time in two cities that I had not visted previously, Bainbridge and Portsmouth, Ohio. In Bainbridge I ran into The Trading Post Antiques where I stacked up on cookbooks and cookie cutters for the coming holiday season. Then I had lunch at a local greasy spoon called Docs Bainbridge Restaurant. The broasted chicken was delicious. Portsmouth was a city lined with antique shops. Unfortunately, only two shops were opened on Sunday. One was called 'Ghosts in the Attic'; a huge antique shop with floors of antiques, vintage clothing and jewelry items.  I definitely plan to return to do a 'Style Adventure' piece.  Before I headed back to Columbus, I stopped at The Portsmouth Brewing Company. At the Brewery I had some appetizers and a beer flight of the house made brew. I also got a history lesson.  The building started out as a brewery in the 1800s and tried to survive selling non-alcoholic beer during Prohibition. Then the building housed a few other kinds of operations before it returned to being a brewery in the late 90s. The family who brought the building back to it's roots has been running it ever since. It is a cool place to hang out. I am not a beer expert but really enjoyed the 'Red Bird Ale'.

My look was casual and great for car travel. The weather was also a little chilly so I layered my Grace Jones tee over a button up and added a shawl cardigan with fringe detail on top. My pants were soft and comfortable. They are a light weight corduroy. The look is almost completely available. Find the details to get the look below.
Grace Jones Strange` tee: Accidental Genius Clothing
Button Up:Fred David(birthday gift from my sister last week) 
Tassel Shawl Cardigan: Vince Camuto Fringe Hem Open Front Cardigan 
Hounds-tooth pants:KUT from the Kloth 'Diana' Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants 
Handbag: Michael Kors North/South Hamilton 
Oxfords:Christin Michaels (Old) 
Sunglasses:Quay Gold Zig 
Earrings:found at Rowe in the Short North 
Bracelets: ChristinaKristin Heavy Metal Nut & Bolt Cuff, Heavy Metal Bicycle Chain & Vintage Gold Chain

Until next time,
Be blessed! Be free! Be fashionable!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) October 30, 2014

Kris's Closet

In this blog post you will get a glimpse of pieces in my closet, learn where I found them
 and where I wore them.  
My name is Kristin. Welcome to my closet!

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Thursday was my birthday. I spent most of the day with my mom. Then early in the evening, I went to a Grand Opening for Sidecar Global Catering with Christina. It is a new venture connected to one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. The food was insanely good. There were three tables of finger foods and desserts. We filled our plates with mac&cheese, lettuce wraps, candied bacon and several variations of the deviled egg. The event space was simple yet beautiful. We had a great time there. We finished the evening at Sidebar, next door to the event. We had a cocktail and went home. After all it was a weekday so I couldn't be out too late. 

My look was 60s Mod inspired. It was a little chilly outside so I layered a dress over a tie blouse. The over the knee boots were a perfect finish to my 60s look. I threw on my cape-coat and gloves for extra weather protection.

Dress: Style & Co (old)
Blouse: Rafaella (Vintage) Thrift store purchase
Cape Coat:  LAUREN by Ralph Lauren
Belt: White House Black Market (old)
Purse: Michael Kors North/South Hamilton
Boots: Guess (old)
Sunglasses: Fantas Eyes 'Bigeas'
Ring: Vendor at Macy's Music Festival

Until next time,
Be blessed! Be free! Be fashionable!
Christina & I getting ready to go out!
Photos from the Sidecar Global Catering Event