Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gone Fishin'

I saw this fishtail hem skirt at TJ Maxx at the beginning of the fall, but at $39.99 that seemed a bit steep for a skirt for which I had no occasion in mind.  But when I found the same skirt on the clearance rack for $15, I thought I could find an occasion.  Turns out it is extremely versatile.  It can obviously be dressed up with some pumps and pearls, or I can dress it down with some rugged boots...
Shirt: $6 MJR
Skirt: $15 TJ Maxx
Boots: $18 Marti and Liz

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Coat weather

Finally it is cold enough to wear the new camel cost I picked up at Marshall's for 30 bucks.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Style Diary: Turquoise Pants

I am a bit obsessed with bright pants these days, so when I saw these turquoise ones at the thrift store, I had to snatch them up! 
My Look:
Necklace:   $10 Private Gallery Destin
Sweater: $19 Kohls
Pants $6 City Thrift (Victorias Secret brand)
Shoes $15 Loft (black wedges since you can't see them)

Do you have any crazy pants?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Black Friday and a great link...

My husband's work schedule put a little kink in my black friday shopping plans.  I attempted one store with the kiddos in tow.  We walked in, and then we walked out.  No way could I brave the crowds with those crazies.  So my solution, drop them off with the in-laws and do some shopping out by them. 

My first stop was at a fun little boutique on the Collierville square called Paisley

With some advice from my sister-in-law, I brought out some coats for an awesome coat drive they are having.  For every coat that you bring in, you get a 20 dollar gift card to the store.  I ended up only picking up one cute little top (picture coming soon), but while I was there I got to know the precious owner, Ashley.  She shared her own style blog with me and told me about a neat series that she has been doing about drug store makeup finds.  I wanted to share it with you all because I know how many of you love bargain beauty finds! 

After my stop at Paisley, I made my way to Ross, and got a lot of toys and stocking stuffers.  Ross is great for stuff like that! 

What about you, did you brave the Black Friday madness>

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Style Diary: Camo Pants

Occasion: Church
Jacket: $35 Mistletoe Marketplace
Striped Tank: $9.99 Burlington
Camoflage Pants: $9 on clearance at Old Navy
Necklace: $16.99 Ebay

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rainy day style

It has been yucky and rainy here in Memphis. I found these cure socks at Target for $2.50 and thought they would spruce up my old rain boots. If you are at Target check them out! There are tons of colors and patterns!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Some time away...

Sorry that it has been a few days since my last post. I was able to get away on a short beach trip with some of my girlfriends. There wasn't much fashion going on since I was in my sweats for almost 3 days straight, but I did get time to paint my nails.

I chose this fun turquoise color...

You know how I feel about turquoise...

Hope to get back at it this week with some good posts. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Coolest scarf tying video ever!

Just found this on Wendy's Lookbook youtube channel and it is amazing! My faves are the Modern one loop, the celebrity and the waterfall. What about you?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New phone!

I am so excited about my new iPhone 4s. With the camera and mobile blogging, I hope it will be easier to snap and share outfit pics and bargains around town. Here is a little if I worked Wwednesday inspiration.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kelly B Gift Cards

Looking for a gift for a fashionably frustrated female in your life?  How about a Kelly B Style gift certificate?  Give them the gift of a wardrobe consultation or some personal shopping, or both. 
Want me to give your loved ones a hint for you?  Email me their email address and I will send them the info.

Let me help you make wise decisions about how you spend your Christmas gift money!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thrifty Style

Last week, I met up with my lovely friend Ashleigh for a little thrift store styling session.  We headed to City Thrift on Summer and White Station.

City Thrift is HUGE, clean and well organized.  I love going there to hunt for bargains!

 Here was our shopping cart as we headed to the dressing room...
We were only there for less than 2 hours and look at all the looks we created...

So fun!   Have you been to City Thrift?  Found any good stuff? 
Thanks to Ashleigh for being such a great model! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration Week: Day 5 Fur Vest

My inspiration pin for today...

My Look: Fur Vest- Marshalls, Plaid shirt- Cato, Flared jeans- Gap, Clogs- Target, Belt- Crazy Beautiful

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pinterest Week Day 4: Black and Brown

Click here for the Elegantees GIVEAWAY!  Today is the last day!

My Inspiration Pin...

My Look:  Scarf: gift, Black tunic: Sears, Leggings: TJ Maxx, Brown Boots: Charlotte Russe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration Week Day 3: Super Comfy!

Don't forget about the Elegantees giveway!  Check it out, it is a great cause!

My inspiration for today:  So cute and comfortable!  I always love any look that included yoga pants...

My Look:
Green Sweater: JCP
Long Tank: Ross
Yoga Pants: Gap
Clogs: Target

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pinterest Inspiration Week: Day 2

Click here to go to my Elegantees giveaway!

My pinterest inspired look...

My Look:
Cobalt Sweater: $9 Gap Outlet
Black necklace: Vintage from my grandmother
Polka dot skirt and Rust tights: $6 and $5 from Target
Black wedges: $20 Loft

Today's inspiration pin...

Want to see some more great looks with colored tights...

Everybody, Everywear: Colored Tights

Monday, November 7, 2011

Elegantees Giveaway!

I am super excited to be doing a giving away for Elegantees, a luxury tee shirt company whose mission is to fight sex trafficking! One reader will win a 10 dollar giftcard to Elegantees, and everyone can use the code kelly15 to get 15% off your purchase when you enter.
To enter the giveaway visit the Elegantees website and check out the great tees.  Pick your favorite and come back here and leave a comment with your email address and which top is your fave.  The winner will be selected randomly on Thursday, Nov 10th. (The coupon code expires November 30th).Good luck!  You can be entered a second time by writing about Elegantees on the Kelly B Style facebook page.
(if you are having a hard time leaving a comment, you can just leave the comment on my FB page, or send me an email.)

A bit more about Elegantees..

Katie Behnke is the founder of Elegantees. She is in New York City and works in the fashion industry. Her passion for Elegantees is to grow the brand into a lucrative company and to use the dividends to fight sex trafficking. Katie's conviction is business must be used for good. When she started Elegantees in 2010, Katie was reflecting about how heart-broken she felt when she learned of sex trafficking in a class while she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. So, Katie made a covenant that the financial success of Elegantees will be used to fight trafficking and injustice. Elegantees is a small business today, but is saving up to get closer to our first project --- To go to Nepal and set up sustainable sewing employment for women rescued from sex trafficking.

Pinterest Inspiration Week, Day 1

You all know my love for Pinterest!  So, I thought it would be really fun to do a week of outfit posts that are inspired by some of my favorite pins on Pinterest. 

Here is Day #1

My Look: Camel wrap cardigan, $35 H&M
Lace Tank: $15 Nordstrom Rack
Black Mini skirt: $15 Old Navy
Skinny snakeskin belt: $6 (for a set of 3) Dots
Check back later today for a really great giveaway!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Need Your Help!

I need your help!
I know that you all are tired of seeing my old face on this blog everyday!  I would love to get some of you to help me with some upcoming posts.  I am specifically looking for…
1.  Someone pregnant
2.  Someone transitioning after pregnancy
3.  Someone willing to go with me to a thrift store for some styling
4.  someone willing to go with me to a discount store for some styling

If you live in the Memphis area, and if you are interested in being a little “experiment” for me and willing to have your picture on my blog, send me an email (Kelly bourland at yahoo dot com) and we can talk about the details.   There will be no cost involved for you, unless you want to buy some of the clothes we find.

Also, I am drawing the name for the enclosure cards today, check out Libbylu Designs for details...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reader Question: Short Tops

Here is a recent question from a reader...

“I have trouble with low rise pants. It seems my shirts are never long enough, and I'm constantly checking to see if my stomach showing. I know with a t shirt and jeans I can layer another t shirt or cami, but with work clothes it's harder. I wore a sweater set with black pants the other day and the sweater set barely skimmed the top of the pants. Any advice?”

My first advice would be to wear pants with a higher rise.  I personally HATE low-rise pants and jeans (I am extremely high-waisted, so they just don’t work on me).  I try to choose mid-rise or higher pants.  If you don’t want to invest in a bunch of new pants, I still think that it is ok to have a longer cami sticking out under your work blouses.  Maybe even one with a lacy trim on it.  You could also tuck the cami in, so that if you lift up your arms, your tummy is covered.    My second advice would be to wear longer tops.  Switch out the short bottom sweater of your set for a silk blouse or a button down that would give you more coverage.    

Hope this helps!  Keep those questions coming…

Style Diary: Memphis in Memphis

Recently, I got to have a date night with my husband to see the musical Memphis.  It is a wonderful show, if you get a chance to see it, GO!  I was also excited to wear this fun Kensie tunic that I found at Ross a long time ago on clearance for $11.99.  I paired it with my black leggings and these fun new wedges I got at the Nine West outlet at the beach for $29.99.