Saturday, January 6, 2018

Monochromatic In Blue

Coat: eBay, Dress: Elliat, Shoes: Mary Katrantzou (old) via Saks, Bag: Dolce & Gabbana, Earrings: Kendra Scott
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

As the new year greets us, we begin to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. 2017 was a great year. Sure, there are always highs and lows, but I'm happy with the direction that A Keene Sense of Style has been going in. I hope to have the chance to work with more amazing brands, create more exciting content and collaborate with more talented photographers and influencers in 2018! As always. Thank you so much for following my blog, whether it be here or on Instagram, all of the love doesn't go unnoticed. With that, I thought I'd share one of my favorite looks and shoots of 2017. 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sassy Meets Preppy

Hat: Sears, Sweater Dress: Free People via Nordstrom, Bag: Free People, Coat: Free People, Shirt: J Crew, Boots: BP via Nordstrom (similar)
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

There are few trends sassier than over the knee boots. Sure, they can be toned down in a more subtle hue, but in a fiery shade of red, they just about scream "not afraid to take fashion risks." I'd say that's partially true. While I do love to take risks occasionally with my outfits I also feel that the best outfits are balanced. Since I knew these boots were going to be sassy and sexy, I styled the top half of my outfit in a more toned down, preppy, girl-next-door sort of way. And this was the perfect color combination for the holiday season.

Happy New Year! 

I just know 2018 is going to be a good one.
Xoxo -E

Monday, December 25, 2017

Tailored Trousers

Top: Topshop (similar here and here), Jacket: eBay (similar), Pants: Topshop (similar here and here), Bag: Furla, Shoes: J Crew
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

This might come as a surprise but I'm a fan of business attire. Yeah, you read that right.  I love when I can incorporate a gorgeous pair of a pink cigarette pants into a polished and professional outfit. First off, cigarette pants are something that every girl should have in their closet. Whether it’s a pair that’s black, olive, pink, brown, whatever you prefer, you’ve got to have it! Trust me, they’re perfect for a day on the job, a cocktail date, or dinner with friends. On days where I have errands to run or meetings to attend, I like to dress to impress. I was planning a million outfits the minute I got my hands on these pink pants. I paired them with a white polka dot top, a faux fur jacket, a white mini bag and chic cap toed heels.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ruffles & Corsets & Florals, Oh My

Dress: Bebe, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar here and here), Belt: Forever 21 (similar here and here), Bag: Chanel
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

Lately, I've been feeling a little girlier than usual and I know that I've said it many times before, but what I love most about fashion is how easily I can express myself with an outfit. One of my favorite things to do is get dressed up, get glam, and pick any outfit I want from my closet. Now that the holidays are here I get even more excited to dress up. So, for today's outfit, I went with a beautiful floral print dress. You guys, not only is it floral print, but it also has a ruffle detail on the bottom and if you know me, you know I'm a sucker for ruffles. Floral print is always fun, whether its spring, summer or even winter (in SoCal anyways). When I first tried on this dress, it fit a little loose, so I thought to myself, what can I do to make it a little more form fitting, but still keep it sleek and chic? A wide corset belt did just the trick and it added a sexy/edgy vibe. 

What are some of your favorite accessories to add to your outfits?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simon G. Sparkles

Dress: Macduggal, Bag: Gucco, Ring: Simon G., Earrings: Simon G., Bracelet: Simon G.
In Collaboration With Simon G.
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

Sure, slipping into the perfect cocktail dress is bound to give you a sparkle in your eye, but can anything really sparkle as bright as a diamond? Simon G. 's jewelry is as elegant, timeless and feminine as it is sparkly and, it's the perfect addition to all of my favorite party looks of the season. When I spotted this gown with it's plunging back, I knew that I wanted to style it with glamorous jewelry that would add visual interest without competing. I added a pendent necklace to my back for a little je ne sais quoi, classic diamond studs, a head turning tennis bracelet and a gorgeous cocktail ring. This look was perfect for my fianc├ęs annual holiday party and it made me feel like the bell of the ball.

Are you heading to any fun parties this holiday season? Do you love statement jewelry as much as I do?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xoxo -E