Diane von Furstenberg





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Top: James Perse | Bottoms: American Apparel Easy jeans | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Bag: Diane von Furstenberg leopard bag | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators | Earrings: Aqua (similar here and here) | Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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As much as I love to make a statement with loud colors and bold prints, sometimes less is more. I like pairing fitted basics usually in a dark shade like these slim fitting high waisted jeans with a cohesive basic black tank and a pair of simple heels…but how do you make a simple outfit stand out? The trick is with key accessories like a fun printed bag or a pop of color from your heels or jewelry. With the right accessories, I think being minimal makes just as big of a statement as an extravagant outfit. :)


Strawberry ShirtCake






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Top: WF Strawberries tank | Bottoms: H&M tulip skirt (similar here and here) | Shoes: Schutz Shoes Inova | Bag: Diane von Furstenberg leopard bag | Glasses: Miu Miu square catwalk | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good print, but this summer, it’s not stripes, polka dots or leopard that has me swooning, it’s fruit prints! Ok, I’m totally bullsh*ting because I love all of those prints above, but there’s something so much sweeter about fruit prints that can add a fun squeeze of whimsy zest to any basic look! So you see, fruits are not just for eating but they are also great for wearing as well! :)

Here are some of my favorites! What do you think about fruit prints?


1) ASOS 2) Alice + Olivia  3) Modcloth 4) NastyGal  5) Chicnova  6) Isolda

Pop of Leopard






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Top: Bar III lace crop top (similar here), Aqua white blazer | Bottoms: Forever 21 lace cut out shorts (similar here) | Bag: Diane Von Furstenberg leopard bag | Shoes: Classiques Entier cap top pumps | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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The beauty of leopard print is that they can elevate any ensemble from simple to chic and any pairing seems to work well with this universally flattering trend. Not to mention, leopard always makes me feel a little extra confident. That’s probably why I can’t seem to get enough of this print. I don’t really have any rules when it comes to style and self expression, but I prefer to wear one leopard print at a time. Which means, it’s either a pair of shoes, a dress, skirt, top, a bag, well you get the idea.

Speaking of bags, I have been searching for the perfect leopard print bag forever and this DVF beauty is just that. Well, she does have some minor drawbacks, such as she’s not very structured (which I preferred) and the flaps would periodically pop off the hinge, but overall I’m pretty happy with the size, shape, style and the print is just so beautiful. I guess this is when you have to decide if the pros outweigh the cons right? :)

The Beauty of Kow


When I first saw the fabric of this skirt, I was immediately drawn to the velvety soft black splatter spots on the whitest of whites polyester and decided to give in and turned it into another one of my obsessions: those puffy pleated skirts. But I had conflicting feelings on whether the prints were splattered ink or well, cow spots, so I took it to my friends via Instagram for help. I must admit, the names Moo-Cow, Moo-Moo, Cow-wow Pow and Got Milk were pretty hilarious and quite catchy. As though I need to trade in my high heels for cowboy boots and stand next to a haystack….Inkblots and black clouds were also some my favorites but someone mentioned Kow and I love the “K,” so Kow Skirt is it! Thank you for helping me guys! :)



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Top: DVF | Skirt: KTRcollection ink blots skirt | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps | Glasses: Dior cat eye

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Now for the exciting announcement! The winner of my One Year Anniversary Skirt Giveaway is: Clarissa J. I’ll send you an email to get all deets soon. Congrats!!!

Thanks so much everyone for participating in my giveaway. I love having the opportunity to interact with you, read your comments/feedback and knowing that you like what I’ve created so far. I hope to have more of these giveaways in the future and include the new things I’m working on. Have a safe and wonderful Friday and weekend coming up! New Year’s Eve is just right around the corner. I’m a spoiled California weather kinda gal bracing the NYC cold right now. Hopefully I’ll make it through new year without losing my toes or ears. Happy weekend! :)

xo, KTR



“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” -John Lennon

[Photos by NR]
Top: Diane von Furstenberg green blouse (similar here)
Shorts: Zara white high-waisted shorts
Shoes: Zara
Purse: Louis Vuitton Trevi PM
Glasses: Tom Ford
Bracelets: Kate Spade beverly boulevard, friendship from Forever21, spikes from Ebay
Necklace: semi-DIY (came from a dress)

One of my summer’s wardrobe essential has got to be a pair of white high-waisted shorts. But I find it difficult to find a pair of white shorts that’s perfect. It’s usually too thin and everyone can see your pink neon panties (what? isn’t everything neon these days?) or it’s riding up your who-who whenever you move. That’s definitely annoying! So I was pretty delighted to find these Zara shorts to be just the right fit and have just the right amount of material.

With the proper fit and material, white shorts can be comfy, chic, and best of all, it’ll never go out of style…Paired your shorts with a loose cropped tank for day and eased into night with a silky blouse or dark blazer. In addition to its longevity, the versatility of white shorts definitely gives it another good reason why owning a pair is a must.

Ladies: What’s your verdict on white shorts?