Monday, October 16, 2017

Style Crush

Style Crush





A few months ago I started watching a show on Hulu called "Younger". The show is about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be a 20-something in order to get a job in publishing. She ends up getting a job as an assistant at a fashion magazine. I love all shows fashion related, especially if the show involves a fashion magazine. 

The story line of the show kept me intrigued as well as the fashion. Then I found out that the costume designer was the iconic Patricia Fields, whose work you've also seen on Sex and the City. When I realized she was the designer it was no surprise why the character's individual styles captivated me. Season 5 doesn't air until June 2018, and I can't wait to see what everyone is wearing. Until then I will be inspired by the past seasons wardrobe.

I put together 3 looks from each of the leading characters to give you an idea of their style.


Hillary Duff as Kelsey Peters






Sutton Foster as Liza Miller





Miriam Shor at Diana Trout


Let me know whose style you resonate with most. Next week I will post storyboards of each character's style to give you inspiration and help you shop for pieces to recreate looks.

In the meantime, if you have Hulu you should watch the show!

Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!

~Chris

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Is Why You Should Be Shopping In Thrift Stores

When I was younger, I dreaded walking into thrift stores with my mom. It felt like my social life would go down the drain if my peers saw me in there.

Fast forward to today, you can't keep me out of the thrift store. Thank you mom, for giving me the thrifting bug. I must say I am a thrift store connoisseur, and you should be one too. Ok, maybe connoisseur is a strong word, but you know what I mean. Here is why I say you should be shopping at the thrift store.


1. Experiment with styles
   
     Shopping at the thrift store gives you a chance to try new pieces without spending a lot of money. I fell in love with pleated skirts by thrift shopping.



2. Supporting a good cause

    Most thrift stores serve some other purpose other than just selling clothes. Local thrift stores in my area support developmentally disabled adults, and another one recycles clothing that goes to waste. You can even donate to the stores and receive a tax credit!!

3. Find authentic ethnic clothing

    Shop at a thrift store in a culturally diverse area of town and you are sure to find some authentic pieces that people have donated.


4. Your friends won't have your clothes

     You never have to worry about going somewhere and having on the same dress as your girl. Generally there is 1 of everything at the thrift store.



5. Saving money

     You can lower your budget amount on clothing, because you'll get so many things at a lower cost.

6. Bargain prices

   Along with saving money, prices are low at the thrift store. Find the sale dates in your area, and you can leave with some dirt cheap items.

7. It's fun

    You never know what you will find at the thrift store. It kind of like a treasure hunt.





8. You can outfit the entire family

    The thrift store  is for everybody, it does not discriminate. Young, old, boy, girl, woman, man, and possibly pet too.


I would like to know if you thrift shop. If you do, tell me why. I hope these 8 things persuaded you to try out a thrift store near you soon.


Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!

~Chris

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 30, 2017

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!

Yesterday I went to Scioto Audubon park to enjoy a group of drummers and dancers who have come together for five years annually for drumming,dancing and fellowship. I took my hola hoop and got a little exercise in before I was due to attend a baby shower at one of my favorite bars. One of my favorite bartenders is expecting a little princess in the fall.I got to decorate a bib, ate really good brisket and fawned all over the mom to be. This was yesterday's look.
Dress:Merona
Vest:Vintage Thrift Find
Body chain:Candid Art Accessories 
Shoes:Alfani (old)
Sunglasses: Quay Australia 





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

Kris,

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 22, 2017

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!
  
Yesterday was a crazy busy day. It was also sooo hot and raining on and off. I started my day at the 2x2 Hip-Hop Festival. I watched free style rap, set performances, brake dancing and beat boxing battles. I also stopped by the Jazz & Rib Fest to watch my new favorite band Mistar Anderson perform with Adria Shahid. It was the last day of Columbus Restaurant Week, so I had dinner at Nada in the Arena District. I retuned to the 2x2 Hip Hop Festival for an hour and ended my night at the 2x2 after party. This was Saturday's look.


Dress: Falls Creek from Meijer
Belt:80s retro Etsy
Pearly whites with gold tooth necklace: Etsy
Gold choker: 90s retro, I was my grandma's
Shoes: Adidas
Sunglasses: D&G






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

Kris,




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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Christina)

Chris's Closet

Last Sunday, Kristin and I had a Sunday Funday at Zauber Brewing Co., and I had an excuse to get dressed up. We enjoyed beer and Poke bowls. I am in love with this skirt, I got it in Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Mini Mall, I don't remember the price, but I'm pretty sure it was under $20. I'm stuck in this crop top and skirt look right now, I don't know what I'll do when Fall gets here.




Sunglasses: Free People

Top: Express (purchased at Discount Fashion Warehouse)

Skirt: Williamsburg Mini Mall

Belt: Village Valuables, German Village

Shoes: Target



Necklace: ChristinaKristin

Bangles: Indian Vendor

Beaded bracelet: Vendor in NYC

Clutch: west elm








Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!

~Chris


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Christina)

Chris's Closet

Day

This was one of those rare occasions when I changed clothes twice in one day. If I know I will be doing something during the day and night, I  will usually wear something that is appropriate for both events. In this case my day outfit was appropriate for my night event, but I had to stop home in between festivities to wait on the goldfish I was pet sitting, and I took the opportunity to change. The romper I wore to the Tour de Fat was a bit uncomfortable, and I got tired of having to pee naked, so I decided to switch it up since I was at home anyway.





Romper: Vintage shop in Brooklyn


Belt: Village Valuables, German Village


Shoes: Coach




Night

My night outfit was cute and so comfy, adding the backpack gave me that loungy school girl feel. I was going to a listening party for the Jay-Z 4:44 album, and this look was very appropriate. The event was at a members only club, it felt very house-partyish.  I wanted to keep my boho look that I had earlier in the day, but less rocker. I kept on the same shoes, and some of the same jewelry.




Kimono: Target

Skirt: Donated to me

Crop top: Target


Backpack: Gift from South Korea






Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!

~Chris




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Christina)



A guy I know recently started practicing photography, he asked me to be his test subject and I quickly obliged. One day after work I put a look together and we met downtown, more specifically in the Short North, a trendy area of Columbus. I have to say this was the most relaxed, yet fun-filled photo shoot I've done. We walked through the streets finding cool locations to shoot, and at the end we stopped to cheers our newfound partnership.









Denim jacket turned vest: Target

Crop top: Target

Skirt: Express, but purchased at Discount Fashion Warehouse

Shoes: Coach



Photographer: Shannon Watkins



I love my photos and can't wait to shoot again!


Be Blessed! Be Free! Be Fashionable!

~Chris

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 8, 2017

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!

 Saturday I was invited to a country style wedding in a barn. It was a beautiful and creative celebration of love catered by local favorite City BBQ. The table decor was bouquets of dumdum pops, another local brand. I have never been to a wedding where you could literally watch chickens and roosters in their chicken coop. The guests were told not to dress up. The bridal party and the groom wore plaid button up shirts and denim. The girls wore red and blue bandanas around their up dos and cowboy boots on their feet. The bride wore a white gown of course with blue trim and details.

I could not imagine wearing shorts to a wedding and it was too warm for jeans, so I chose to wear a casual dress and cowboy boots. Even though I was a little over dressed in comparison to most of the other guests, the look felt appropriate. Atleast the cowboy boots were common among the guests. This was Saturday's look.

Dress: Massini from Meijer  (You read correctly, I said Meijer!!!)
Belt: Second hand shop in Lincoln Road Shops Miami
Cowboy Boots: Durango from Rocky Boot Outlet
Purse: Nine West (old)
Necklaces: Forever 21 & Second hand shop
Bracelet: Clintonville Yard Sale
Rings: Bauble Bar & Flea Market in Amish Country
Sunglasses: AJ Morgan






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

Kris,



Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy 5 Year Anniversary!!!

This month marks 5 years since we became style bloggers. We have experienced periods of consistent writing, and moments of not so consistent writing. Each year that passes, we grow more and more, and that's the point of life to continue growing, right? In this post you will read our personal thoughts on this 5 year journey as bloggers. Thank you to everyone who has visited our blog, you give us the motivation to continue writing. 


Christina



Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since we started our blog, time really flies when you are doing something you enjoy. This year we have not written as consistently, but we have been working really hard on some behind the scenes projects with our jewelry collection. Styling has always been very near to my heart, ever since I interned at Seventeen magazine. Since then we have done several editorial shoots, and are now ready to focus more on the every day woman. Please be on the lookout for upcoming projects. If I had to choose highs and lows for my blogging experience, choosing only 1 of each; A high would be sharing my personal style with readers. A low would be not using my personal style as a way to teach other women how to develop their own style.(stay tuned) This has all been a learning experience and I am happy that each year is better than the next. 


Kristin


Five years ago yesterday, I posted my first blog post. I had no idea what I was doing and honestly five years later, I am not certain I have mastered the art of blogging. However, I can say, the photos are better, we now have ads and people request write ups on products. So to say the least, I can see the growth I have made and the growth we have made as partners. While I am proud of that growth, it also is painful looking at the past posts, knowing they can be better. I have contemplated erasing everything before what I now deem as good but half the blog posts would be gone and allowing people to see our growth is so important. It is important because there are people who are just like us, starting a blog or whatever project and they need to see that things take time, and trial and error. They will see why we will probably never be satisfied with anything completely because to be satisfied sometimes  means stunted growth. I personally want to continue to grow as long as I exist. I say all of this to say, I am proud of my work as a style blogger but I look forward to all of the new challenges yet to be explored. I can't wait to look back at my recent posts in five more years. Hopefully, I will hate them just as much as I hate the stuff I posted five years ago today. 


Thank You For The Love & Support!
Christina Kristin

Monday, July 3, 2017

Chris's/Kris's Closet (Kristin) July 1, 2017

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!

Saturday I had the pleasure of joining a couple friends at the Fat Tire Presents Tour de Fat in Columbus at Express Live. Christina and I were invited by a new friend to see my new favorite local band Mistar Anderson. The experience was pretty amazing. Mistar Anderson put on a great show and I got to discover new bands that I also greatly appreciated. In between the musical performances there were side shows featuring perfomers using holla hoops, puppets and much more. There were even women stilt walkers, walking around. The concert goers wore costumes including tutus, jester hats, crowns and clown wigs. I also really appreciated the free food in the VIP section. It was all awesome. I followed this event up with a JayZ listening party at a social club that I grew up frequenting and ended the night at Rambling House, a soda bar where the band Topher & the Biscuit Brigade were playing. This was Saturday's look.



Beater Dress:Mossimo Target
Shawl Vest:Accents by Lavello Rocky Boot Outlet
Belt:Thrift store find
Necklace:A shop that closed
Braceletes: Festivals
Shoes:Circle Hautelook
Sunglasses:AJ Morgan


  



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

Kris,