Alexis Bittar cuff

BDay Dress










-Photos by NR-

Dress: KTRcollection BDay dress | Outerwear: Express Long sweater cardigan (similar here) | Shoes: Ivanka Trump nude pumps | Bag: NaTasha Box clutch | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators | Bracelet: Alexis Bittar cuff

* * *

I have been looking high and low for a little bday (04.04.14) dress. Something a little sexy, but classy, yet still kind of sassy.

…and it was difficult to find the one that I envisioned in my head with the perfect details, color and fit. Luckily I kind of know my way around the sewing machine and so here she is, this little Bday dress. Since the back was quite exposed, I kept the front very plain and simple (not shown) and the length of the dress long. Rules of thumb for me is to expose only one body part at a time, well if you’re not counting my arms… :)

P.S. I’m debating if I should add this to my shop at KTRCOLLECTION. Let me know if you want me to add, and in what color.

* * *

UPDATE: This dress has been added to KTRCOLLECTION and is available now for Preorder with discount code BDAY15 for 15% OFF. The dress I am wearing in this post is a dark gray but I have decided to keep it classic and create the same dress in black for sale…You can see new photos HERE.

xo, K

Castello di Amorosa













– Photos by NR –

Dress: June + Hudson pale pink chiffon dress | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bracelet: Alexis Bittar cuff  | Necklace:

* * *

I have heard about “the castle” in Napa Valley for a few years now, but haven’t had the chance to visit. Over this past weekend, Nate and I decided to take some time out from our crazy schedules to unwind, relax, do a little wine tasting and of course witness this amazing throwback into medieval times that California has to offer.

Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love), authentically styled as a 13th-century Tuscan castle is 121,000 square foot, has 107 rooms, 5 defensive towers complete with enchanting hallways, intricate caves, torture chambers, secret passageways and more than 170 containers of handmade antique bricks and tiles brought over from Europe. The 14-year process of constructing the Castello was truly a labor of love!

Sadly I was too scared to visit the dark tunnels so we just did our yummy wine tasting, took photos , played dressed up in my vintage-inspired June + Hudson dress (and changed right after into something much more wine-sipping appropriate) and left to our next vineyards. We definitely have to take a full tour the next time we come back to visit!

* * *

A quick note about this dress in case you’re interested:

The top part is attached and is see-thru so I wore nude sticky cups. On the model (see link above), I  personally thought it looked 3 size too large but if you get your normal size it should fit. Mine was an XS and the length was perfect with heels. If you’re about 5’4, you can wear flats and the dress will hit right on the ground…for once, a maxi dress without the need for alterations! :)

xo, K