Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Breaking In My Born Boots







Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


If my Born boots could talk, they would tell me to tussle my hair, take some risks, and live on the edge a little bit.  And when I wear them, I can't help but feel a little bit of rock and roll too!

What I love most about these boots are that they give the appearance of having been worn for years and they FEEL LIKE they have been worn for years too!  They are edgy, chic, and as comfortable as they come!

As a busy Mom of two, comfortable weekend wear is a MUST and although many times I gravitate towards high heel boots, they just aren't practical when running around with our kiddos.  I will be breaking in my Born boots a ton this Fall and I feel confident in saying that I will look stylish and chic yet totally practical when wearing these boots when out and about with my family.  Plus because they are so comfortable, I know that I will be able to wear them all day without any aches and pains.

Hand selecting my new Born boots from Dillard's was a breeze and they arrived on my doorstep in no time!

If you aren't familiar with Born boots, you have got to check them out online!  You can follow along with Born on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram & with Dillard's to see new Born styles on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter simply by searching handle @Dillards.  Share your Born style on social media and be sure to use hashtag #FallForBorn!

How do you dress for comfort on the weekends?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

A special thank you to Born, Dillard's, and Collectively for collaborating on today's post.  All opinions expressed about Born boots and my shopping experience with Dillard's are 100% my own.  Collaborations like these that make KBStyled possible.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stepping into Fall with Jenni Kayne










Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

D'Orsay Flat C/O || Mid Equestrian Boot C/O || Top C/O || Denim 

**Discount code KBSJK20 is available for 20% off of the flats & boots

When the extended forecast says that it will be close to 90 all week long, it's hard to believe that the first day of Fall is this week!  Regardless of warmer temps, I definitely have Fall fever...who else is with me?!  We've had a wonderful summer but I am excited for the temps to cool off...it has been so hot and humid here lately.

Part of the reason I am so excited for Fall is so I can put my open toe shoes away and start wearing flats and boots!  Won't it be nice to not have to worry about whether or not your toe nail polish has chipped before putting on a pair of shoes?!  As much as I LOVE getting pedicures, I am going to enjoy not having to check my toe nails when getting dressed...a chip here or there won't hurt when I'm wearing my new Jenni Kayne "D'Orsay Flats" or "Mid Equestrian Boots".

The "D'Orsay Flats" are one of Jenni Kayne's signature styles and they are handcrafted in Italy with gorgeous Italian leather.  This classic flat will get a lot of wear this Fall season.  And I'm head over heels for these stunning "Mid Equestrian Boots".  I love that this equestrian boot fits just above the ankle with a very subtle heel.  Again, the leather is beautiful and soooo soft.  I'm excited to break these boots in and see how they soften even more over time.  

Jenni Kayne's shoes are certainly an investment piece, however the investment is worth knowing that you will have a pair of amazing flats and/or boots for YEARS to come.  They are classic, chic, and comfortable!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great start to your week!

Thank you to Jenni Kayne for partnering on today's post.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  It's partnerships like these that make KBStyled possible!

Friday, September 16, 2016

JTV Jewelry Fall Must Haves

This post was sponsored by JTV.com. I was paid for this post and received JTV jewelry pieces as compensation.



  



  1. Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

  2. I don't know about you all but I am starting to get really excited for Fall!  The subtle change from season to season is so wonderful and Fall is by far my favorite season.  This Fall season is going to be even more memorable because we are now in our new home and we are are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in October!  Wow...writing that out made it hit home even more...10 years!!!

  3. As we move into those Fall months we all begin to think about adding new pieces to our wardrobe...from sweaters, to boots, to new accessories including new jewelry pieces.  I recently had the opportunity to update my jewelry box with some beautiful pieces from JTV.com that are perfect for Fall.

    I picked 3 JTV.com pieces that can be worn dressed up for all of the fun festivities that Fall brings (dinners, holidays, events, etc) and that can be dressed down with jeans and a sweater.

    This diamond sterling silver bangle is the perfect bangle to wear to a special event but it is also perfect for everyday wear, layering with other bangles, a watch, etc.  It really is gorgeous standing on its own too!

    These gorgeous Genevieve's Cercle De La Vie Dangle earrings from JTV.com's vintage collection are statement stunners and can you believe that they are under $30?!  They are absolutely STUNNING in person.  I will be wearing these dressed up and dressed down this Fall season.  Every lady should have a pair of statement earrings in their wardrobe and the yellow stone reminds me of the beautiful colors of Fall!

    And how adorable is this set of 3 adjustable bracelets?!  I love these worn together and worn as individual bracelets as well.  The triad of colors adds such visual interest and the diamond simulate sparkles and shines!  Again, these are such fun pieces to add to your wardrobe to update your Fall looks and can easily be worn every day or dress up for an evening out!

    I encourage you all to check out JTV.com's Fall pieces!  They are gorgeous, affordable, and perfect for updating your Fall wardrobe!

    Which piece is your favorite?!

    As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

    These affiliate links are not associate with JTV.com.  My blog may contain links to other websites.  I am not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites.  When you click on a link, your information may be collected by those websites so I encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New York Fashion Week Fall '16 - Day #1 Recap






Photography by Meghan Jaline Photographie

Attending New York Fashion Week this year was such an amazing experience!  I've always wanted to go and I knew that this year would be perfect timing for me to attend for my very first time.  And what a memorable first time it was.  I'm excited to share more with you all about my experience as a recap my trip within a few blog posts.

For my first full day, I wore this navy blue Topshop romper (so sorry friends, navy is sold out but there are a few sizing options in blush still available) with simple neutral accessories like these Steve Madden heels and this Gigi New York bag.  I chose a simple with clean lines because it was blazing hot and very humid and I knew that I wanted to be as comfortable as possible.

Early Thursday morning we (me and Meghan, our Photographer) left the hotel and took the subway over to 5th and Broadway to capture shots of this first look before I headed off to a day filled with meetings and shows.  We shot near the Flat Iron building and we spotted Howard Stern walking to the subway.  You never know who you may see walking around New York!

Shortly after, I headed to my first appointment, which was a meeting with Bauble Bar! #eeeekkkk The Bauble Bar team invited me to visit their showroom at their home office...the team was absolutely wonderful and the showroom was just beautiful.  This was such a surreal moment for me because I never thought I would visit Bauble Bar's headquarters.  What a dream come true!  Many of you know how much I love accessories and I have always LOVED Bauble Bar's pieces (I have my own little collection) so visiting their office and trying on their pieces was definitely a highlight of my trip!  I came home with this statement choker and these gorgeous floral statement earrings!

After meeting with the Bauble Bar team, I had some time before my next appointment so I walk over to the Empire State Building and went up to the 86th Observatory!  Although I have visited the city many times, I have never visited the Empire State Building.  This was a sight to see!!!  I am so glad that I took the time to visit because I felt like I was able to see the city in a way that I've never seen in before...literally, from the 86th floor!  Piece of advice, wear comfy clothes and comfy shoes...I was not and I did a lot of walking so my feet were soooo sore!

Next up, I was off to my first runway show at Pier 59...Fashion Palette which showcased Australian swim and resortwear.  The Aussie line showcased everything from swimwear to blinged-out separates in blush-toned hues!  I was able to sit front row at this runway show so as you can imagine I got a close up a look at the pieces.  This was a great first show experience and I truly enjoyed seeing pieces from various Australian designers!

After this show, I hustled back to the hotel to freshen up and change outfits for my evening show and event.  It was the perfect little break that I needed...let's be honest, my feet were hurting so I need to kick them up for a hot second before heading back out.  I learned quickly that getting around the city (to and from meetings/shows) is not an easy thing to do.  Everything is so spread out!  I also realized that it was expected, by fashion week standard, that I change several times a day so guess what, that's what I did.  Most days I only changed twice but I know many who changed way more than that!  Don't take this as a complaint but boy, it was tiring!

I headed back to Pier 59 that evening for Fashion Palette's Ready-To-Wear runway show.  Again this show included showcases from various Australian designers.  These designers knocked it out of the park...everything was STUNNING!  The dresses from designer Con Ilio blew me away (see some of the pics below)...how gorgeous are these gowns?!  I also fell head over heels for CRISTAHLEA'S structured brocade pieces with Swarovski embellishments.  Con Ilio & CHRISTAHLEA's attention to detail was impeccable.







Immediately following this show I made my way over to an event hosted by People StyleWatch and Kendall of StyledSnapshots at Nautica.  This event was smaller and more intimate and it was so nice to meet Kendall and also several other Bloggers who were in attendance.  Of course by this time I had not eaten any lunch or dinner so I was STARVING!  It's amazing how you forget about food when you are on the go, go go!

That evening I went to dinner with a handful of Bloggers at Beauty and Essex!  This restaurant was soooooo much fun and I can't wait to go back the next time that I am in the city.  You walk through a pawn shop into this chic New York city spot.  They serve champagne in the ladies room!  That was the first time I have ever walked out of a bathroom stall, washed my hands, turned the corner to find a bar/bartender serving champagne!  It was AWESOME!  The vibe was amazing and the food was fantastic.  They played the best hip hop music too and the place was packed.  If you are making a trip to NY any time soon, you MUST add Beauty and Essex to your list...I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.

By the end of day #1 I was sooooo exhausted!  I got back to the hotel, set my alarm, and prepared for an early Friday morning wake up call.  I'm pretty sure I fell asleep the minute I laid my head on my pillow.  The next day started with a meeting at Charming Charlie and I can't wait to share more about my second day!

I know this post was much longer than normal and I hope I didn't bore you all but I was just so excited to share my first New York Fashion Week experience with all of my supporters!  Let me know if you have any questions...I'd be happy to answer them!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Vanity Fair Fitting Experience And First Impressions









Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

Did you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the incorrect bra size?!  Apparently, I was one of those women #sigh.  I was recently invited to have a personalized bra fitting as part of Vanity Fair's Ambassador program and that is when the fit expert shared with me that I should actually be wearing a 34D instead of a 34C bra.  No wonder sometimes my cup runneth over...literally!

It was an ah-ha moment!  Although I was a bit surprised at the fit recommendation, the expert took her time explaining to me how a bra should truly fit and how it should feel.  As a Mom of two, my body has changed over the years and I've needed to make adjustments to my undergarments along the way.  I think many of us have experienced changes like this from time to time.  But what's important is that we are all wearing bras that fit well, that feel amazing, and that look great on (weather covered or uncovered).

Vanity Fair lingerie has been around for nearly 100 years and has maintained an unwavering focus on providing women with feminine and beautiful lingerie that offers support, lift, and elegance.  The bras are not just beautiful but they are also functional and practical for everyday wear.

At my fitting, I tried on several different styles and ended up selecting my two favorite, which are the "Comfort x 3" bra and the "Body Caress" bra.  These two particular styles fit me the best...they are amazing!

The "Comfort x 3" speaks for itself...it is beyond comfortable!   It has a no-poke underwire, stay in place straps, and smooth soft-covered clasps for all day comfort.  This particular style is available in sizes 36-38B and 34-40 C/D/DD.  I love wearing this bra because it stays in place and it doesn't dig into my sides...it is also so comfortable that I don't even notice that I have a bra on.

The "Body Caress" bra is supper soft and comfortable as well.  The contour cups offer extra support and shape and this bra looks great under everything.  I don't know about you, but I don't like for my bras to be noticeable under my clothes and this particular style gives a smooth seamless appearance.  It also has a no-poke wire and 2-way convertible straps.  This bra is also available in 36-38B and 34-40 C/D/DD.

I encourage you to take Vanity Fair's 3 step fit test (on their website) to ensure you are wearing the correct size bra!  If you decide to try their bras, let me know what you think!  I've had such a positive experience with their bras and I am certain that you will as well.

And you've got to check out Vanity Fair's "I'm Your Bra" clip too!  It is too cute and the references in the video are sooooo true!  I love the end when she says #girlfriends!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

This post was in partnership with Vanity Fair lingerie, however all opinions are 100% my own.  It's partnerships like these that make KBStyled possible.  Thank you Vanity Fair!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ARMY GREEN UTILITY JACKET + PATCHWORK DENIM







Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson

JACKET C/O || TEE C/O || DENIM C/O (CHECK YOUR LOCAL OLD NAVY STORE...I'VE LINKED SIMILAR HERE) || BOOTS


I was so excited to be able to shoot this look right outside of our home...we are getting settled in nicely and soaking in all of the newness!  I'll be sharing more peeks into our home very soon as I have some fun projects coming up.  So stay tuned!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a couple of hot trends right now...utility jackets and patchwork denim!  Utility jackets can be worn all Fall/Winter long...pair it with a tee like I've done for early Fall wear or wear it over your favorite sweaters in the Winter months.  However you choose to wear it, a utility jacket is a versatile piece that truly goes with everything.  The one I'm wearing is from Old Navy and it is under $50!

Patchwork denim is also on trend right now!  I was on the hunt for the perfect pair and I was lucky enough to find these at Old Navy as well.  These are a boyfriend fit and I just love the darker denim patchwork detail!  I will say that I had to have a sales associate help me locate my size because there were very few pairs left.  I tried to find these online for you all but did not have any luck.  So check with your local Old Navy store!  I've also found a similar pair HERE!

Staying on trend does not require spending a lot of money.  I recommend picking a few pieces each season that you know you will get a lot of wear out of!  You can never go wrong with jackets and jeans!

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Payless Smart Fit Kids Western Boots







Photography by Madi Floury Henderson



I didn't think our kiddos could love a pair of shoes anymore than they love their Kangaroos from Payless but its safe to say that the LOVE LOVE LOVE their Smart Fit western boots, also from Payless!  I get it...who wouldn't want to wear these cute little boots all of the time?!

All Smart Fit shoes are built with "Tried and True Technology", plenty of wiggle room for their toes, easy on and off, and a padded insole.  These boots are well made and they are currently on sale for under $30! 

The design is so cute and I love the duotone colors with the stitching accent.  I told Addison that she could wear hers every day once the weather cools down a bit.  She wakes up every single morning asking me if it is cool enough to wear her cowgirl boots yet!  I'd say she is pretty excited to FINALLY be able to wear them.

I've been so impressed with the few pairs of shoes that we've picked up from Payless lately.  They are great quality at an even better price!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a WONDERFUL Friday!