NYC & What I Wore…

October 27, 2011 at 7:17 AM 13 comments

We had a fabulous time in NYC and Chicago, but it is good to be back home.  I definitely feel silly writing this post on “what I wore” but I actually documented everything and I only had a small carry on for the week.  Graham insisted that I not over pack this trip and I was up for the challenge.  So here’s how I mixed and matched it.

For the record, obviously I’m in no way a fashion blogger.  I can name so many friends that have jaw dropping, out of this world fashion sense…and some even have fabulous blogs (read them – they’ll change your life) Katie & Regan (Cardigans and Couture) and Elisabeth (Mission: Closet).  I’m putting myself out there with this post but I figure why not.

What I wore…

Thursday night dinner –

Striped cape: H&M, black dress: Mary Meyer, black leggings: Forever 21, boots: Tory Burch, earrings: awesome gift from MIL, Ring: Cost Plus World Market

Friday out shopping –

Cape: Eel and Ermine, necklace: Talbots, black top: H&M, black leggings: Forever 21, boots: Tory Burch, ring: Cost Plus World Market

Friday night out…

Shorts: Top Shop, Tank: Gap, Jacket: , Shoes: Bettye Mueller

Saturday to the daytime wedding portion…

Dress: Eel and Ermine, faux fur shawl: Karen Millen, cuff off the street of NYC

Saturday nighttime wedding reception…

Dress – Castle Starr, shoes Bettye Muller (I also ended up adding maroon tights that matched my shoes) jewelry off the street.

Here you can see it with the tights…

BTW, I convinced Lauren that she had to have that camel coat from Ted Baker – doesn’t she look fab in it?!!

Sunday walking around town:

Shorts: Top Shop, Shoes: Tory Burch, Tights: Spanx in maroon, Top: H&M, Cape: Eel and Ermine, Necklace: Talbots

Monday shopping for clients

Leggings: Forever 21, Dress: Mary Meyer, White top: Splendid, Purple Vest: Laurie B.  boots: Tory Burch

Monday night dinner in Chicago

Leggings: Forever 21, Top: H&M, Striped Cape: H&M, Boots: Tory Burch, Earings off the street of NYC

Tuesday client meeting, shopping in Chicago

Jeans: J.Crew, alligator Belt: Thrifted, gingham button down: Madewell, metallic suede jacket: D2K

And there you have it.  What I wore last week.  I won’t be doing this type of a post again; I just thought I’d give it a little spin while I traveled with a small duffel bag for a week (shown below).  BTW, the majority of what I wear either comes from cheap stores (ahem H&M), consignment stores (Goodbyes in SF or Second Time Around in Chicago) or small businesses – (Mary Meyer, Eel and Ermine)

The bag is an absolute love of mine.  It was a gift given to my dad from Corde Valle, a golf club he belonged to.  About a year after he passed, I found it dusty and forgotten in the garage.  I brought it home (after asking mom if I could keep it), dusted it off and use it all the time.  Although he is always on my mind and in my heart, it is nice to have a physical piece that belonged to my dad.

Now, I think we’re all thinking the same thing – get home and wash your clothes!  Don’t worry, I’m on top of it.  Leggings and shoes are taking a breather from the rotation.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  October 27, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Kate, your outfits are sooooo cute!!!! Love them!!!! Every one of them. I’m so jealous that you can wear those shorts and make them look so darling. I could not pull them off. And seeing that picture of you and Lauren pretty much made my week. I kind of died. Love your blog and you! XOXO

  • 2. Jaclyn  |  October 27, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Darling! I love, love the wedding night dress! So glad I got to see you and Graham.. miss you both so much. I will start planning a trip to San Fran very soon!<3

  • 3. regan  |  October 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    Kate you look fantastic in all of your outfits. You are a total fashionista and don’t give yourself enough credit! Well done!

  • 4. dmm  |  October 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    kate, you ARE a fashionista!. . . so glad you shared your travel togs w/ us. my fav is the castle star dress you wore for the night time reception; and the maroon tights added just the right vibe; and love the bettye muller shoes. oh. my. loved seeing all the outfits, promise you’ll do it again!

  • 5. Katy  |  October 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Great work Kate! You took that challenge and owned it. Tons of mix and match, but if you hadn’t have pointed it out, I would have thought each outfit was new! LOVE the fur cape for daytime wedding. Will be borrowing!

  • 6. Allie  |  October 27, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Thouroughly impressed Kate! I on the other hand, came home with TWO tumi suitcases. My sequined hat is off to you cousin! Well done…

  • 7. julie  |  October 27, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Thoroughly enjoyed this! Love love LOVE your style – think I might run out to H&M to find a cape.

  • 8. Beatrice  |  October 27, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing all of those beautiful clothes (I went out and bought some tights after your fashion show). I feel as though I have been on an extended weekend with just a little black bag and seven gorgeous outfits endlessly coming out of nowhere like the sorcerer and his apprentice!

  • 9. Vendredi Heureux! « Courcy Inspired Design  |  October 28, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    […] out this great post at KC Interiors about what Kate wore on a recent trip to NYC. You will love Kate’s style as much as I […]

  • 10. Jani  |  October 28, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Love all of your outfits! You were definitely NYC chic! 🙂


  • 11. The Vintique Object  |  October 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    That cape is so fun! You are totally adorable AND stylish. (Can I get lessons?)

    Looks like you had such a fun time in NYC — I need a shot of kelly green somewhere in my life after seeing the great shots of that store.

  • 12. Elisabeth  |  November 1, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    I LOVE all of these looks. Please fashion blog a little more often. And I have that same poncho-sweater thing from h&M! xo

  • 13. Blue Hydrangea  |  November 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    OMG, so cute!! And your striped cape is my favorite!!


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