Ali Khan

High on Denim

Sometimes DIY projects gone wrong can turn out not too shabby. I ran out of bleach while trying to turn these vintage Levi’s white but instead the result was this nicely faded stone wash.

Have you ever DIY’d something and though it has gone wrong but it turned out perfect?

[Photos by NR]

Top: DaMasque chambray top (similar here) | Bottom: Thrifted distressed Levi’s | Belt: Style for Less bow belt (similar here and here) | Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora | Shoes: Alexander Wang Isabeli leopard sandals (old) | Bracelets: Ali Khan beaded cord,  jade bangle | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators

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Hello lovelies, as you’re reading this, I’m probably baking in the hot & humid desert of Las Vegas (100+ degrees). Not to worry, we are armed with SPF 25 and brought plenty of Capri suns and other various juices to keep us hydrated for days. Have a fabulous weekend, stay out of trouble and talk to you soon! Kisses!

Flower Bud

There’s something about green and pink that reminds me of a flower bud. So sweet, delicate and refreshing. I love flowers, they are a reminder for us to slow down sometimes and appreciate the beauty all around us…

I heart this Kelly green skirt. It’s one of those colors I love to wear because it can easily transition from Spring to Fall, not to mention the perfect green shade is great for any skin tone. I love the silky soft satin and the over-sized bow details adds a lovely allure of sweet ladylike elegance.

Love this F21 pearl necklace but as you know the quality are not always everlasting and bummer that a few pearls came apart. I have been looking into a really nice quality (yet affordable freshwater pearl set and really love the ones from My Jewelry Box. If you have some recommendations, please do share!

[Photos by NR]

Top: Guess | Bottom: KTR bow front green pleated skirt | Shoes: Valentino Rockmance pumps | Purse: Zara mini messenger studs bag | Necklace: Forever21 faux pearls | Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here and here), Ali Khan beaded cord | Glasses: Dior cat eye sunglasses | Lipstick: Shiseido ( RS320: Fuchsia).

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Back when I was in high school some 13 years ago, I used to like to coordinate, A LOT. Yes, I was that girl sitting in front of you in the classroom with the hot pink belt matching the hot pink shoes and the hot pink bag (hey, don’t you judge me :). It was cute then but now I cringed at the thought of a matchy-matchy outfit.

I’ve strayed away from matching bright hues so color blocking was a just the perfect happening that I’m hoping will last forever and ever. Or maybe some 13 years from now, I’ll be matching shoes-belt-bag again….Ha!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by! xo

Shades of Pastel

High-waisted distressed shorts has flooded fashion magazines, websites and streetstyle this summer. My poor little overstuffed denim drawers has also took a big hit. Distressed cut off denims are really easy to DIY, but these particular pastel tie dye babies were too good to pass up when I came across them in LA.

[Photos by NR] 

Top: Forever 21 white crop tank | Bottom: Vintage Levi’s distressed pastel tie dye shorts with diy studs (similar here, here and here) | Shoes: Classiques Entier riley pumps | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff swing black shoulder bag | Necklace: Initial pendant necklace (similar here) | Bracelets: Michael Kors Rhinestone Embellished Ridged, Carolee Lux (similar here), Ali Khan beaded cord.

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Whew! T.G.I.F! This week felt like the longest week ever. Today is Friday the 13th and as much as I’ve “tried” not to be superstitious, I’m always paranoid of the little things on this day like being attacked by a black cat (yes this had happened to me), randomly walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror or just anything and everything. I cannot afford 7 years of bad luck. Are you superstitious?

Happy Friday loves, despite my superstitious mumble jumble, I hope the eve of your weekend is off to a great start! xo

P.S. If you’re in the LA area, go check out Motel on Melrose Ave. There were so many vintage cut off denims available in every size you can imagine and I mean every size ranging from $40-$70 (sorry I can’t locate the address for the life of me right now).

Below are some shots via my Instagram.

Instagram: @MsKTReed

I Dream In Colors

When I saw this skirt at H&M, I tried to resist but the vibrancy of the fuchsia color and interesting fanned-out pleats made of a random sporty material kept calling me back. Yup, I have no self control. I love the way the pleats hold its shape and the length is so ladylike. Plus it’s the perfect mate to my teal blouse (last worn here)…So here it is, hung in my room next to the many colors that are dominating my closet these days.

[Photos by NR]

Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA Emma button down silk chiffon blouse (similar here) | Bottom: H&M pleated purple skirt | Shoes: Colin Stuart ankle strap sandals | Purse: Zara mini messenger studs bag | Bracelets: Debbie Merle Agate, Carolee Lux (similar here), Ali Khan beaded cord. Sunglasses: Lumete

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Opposites may not always attract, but when it comes to color-blocking, colors on the opposite side of the spectrum can create a beautiful unity. Mixing colors is nothing new but it’s one of my favorite trend that I’ll never get tired off and will rock until I am gray and wrinkled.

What about you, are you tired of this trend yet?

The Aries Girl

The month of April has come and gone but when I put on this outfit for date night this past Saturday, I can’t help but think of an Aries Girl… Red signified confidence and strength while leopard is fun and vivacious. The spikes on the plated belt, well that’s just dangerous! Raaarrr!

I don’t really follow daily horoscopes or will let astrology foretell my future, but sometimes reading astrology profiles kind of freak me out because it can be so right on. Some of my all time favorite astrology descriptions are from Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs…Below is the Aries Girl.

“The Aries girl will open her own doors. She’ll also put on her own coat, fight her own battles, pull out her own chair, hail her taxi without any masculine help. Doing it herself is, to her, the fastest way to get it done. People will tell you an Aries woman is completely masculine, but don’t you believe them. She’s all woman underneath her flashing, forceful exterior, perhaps too much women for the average man. But, of course, a knight in shining armor isn’t an average man.

The Aries girl will help you find your lost illusions and she’ll have a fierce faith in all your dreams. You don’t have any? Borrow some of hers. She has plenty to spare. If you can turn the ram into a lamb, you’ll have a woman who is honest and passionate, loyal and exciting-though she may be a little impulsive, bossy and independent. Well, you can’t have everything, you know. If you believe in her just half as much as she believes in you, you could make some miracles together…”

Have you checked out your sign here? I’m curious to know if it’s accurate for you…

[Photos by NR]

Top: Colours Sanctuary | Bottom: Bar III body-con pencil skirt | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Filo leopard pumps | Necklace: Link chain necklace (similar here) | Bracelets: Michael Kors Rhinestone Embellished Ridged, Kate Spade beverly boulevard, Ali Khan beaded cord bracelet | Belt: ASOS spike belt | Sunglasses: Tom Ford Nikita cat eyes

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I have been looking for a pair of Louboutin leopard print pumps for over a year and could never find the perfect classic and versatile pair that’s not sold out. As soon as these Filo pumps were released, I quickly ordered them. Don’t be fool by the heel height on the NM website, it’s totally comfortable and the 1 inch platform provides added comfort. If you’re interested in the fit, it runs pretty true to size but like all new shoes it’s slightly snugged in the toes which I’m sure will stretch after a few wear. But for these babies, I’ll trot in them until my toes fall off! :)

Happy Monday lovelies and thank you for stopping by! xo