Friday, May 31, 2013

Easy Embellishments

Sweater: J Crew (on sale for 50% off here), Shirt: Custom Men's (cut off sleeves), Skirt: Jigsaw London c/o, Earrings: J Crew (also loving this pair), Bracelets: Charlotte Russe & Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors (similar here), Shoes: Prada, Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar here) Lipstick: Mac "Russian Red", Nails: OPI "Bubble Bath" 

Tops with embellishments are so wonderful because it's like having accessories already built in. When I picked up this pretty little sweater on sale at J Crew I just knew that I would be able to get a ton of wears out of it. I layered a crisp white button down shirt underneath it for a little contrasting collar fun. Then I added a grey pleated skirt, silver accessories, and blue suede shoes. Easy embellishments for a lovely Friday!

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks so much for reading!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stripes & Spikes

Blazer: Sugarlips c/o (also loving this option), Tee: J Crew (similar here), Skirt: Thrifted (similar here), Necklace: Natasha via TJ Maxx, Earrings: H&M, Bracelets: Charming Charlie, Charlotte Russe & Forever 21, Ring: Cache, Sunnies: Burberry, Bag: Betsey Johnson, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Today I went for a simple black and white look and added a touch of neon. I paired my pleated (vintage cheerleader) skirt (also seen here) with a simple striped tee, a black cropped jacket, and a chic statement necklace. I picked this pretty necklace up this weekend at TJ Maxx and I've been obsessing over it ever since. You'll definitely be seeing more of this little guy.

Also, I'm excited to share with you a fun styling project that I recently had the opportunity to be a apart of. 

I styled (and kind of modeled) on a shoot for Sonia Hou Jewelry Ft. clothing by Stella & Jamie. It was so much fun to work with such a talented and creative team. I'll be sure to post the final pictures soon but in the meantime you can take a peek at photographer, Rich Jhong's blog here

I hope you are having a great week! 

Xo -Elizabeth 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tie Dye Peplum Dress

Dress: London Times c/o (also loving these peplum dresses here & here), Blazer: Forever 21 (similar here) Ring: Forever 21 (similar here), Necklaces: Nina Shoes c/o & Gifted, Earrings: H&M, Shoes: Sole Society c/o (in other colors here & here) Bag: Sole Society "Elsie" c/o, Nails: OPI "Bubble Bath", Lipstick: Napoleon Perdis "Devine Goddess Eros" c/o

This tie dye peplum dress has the perfect mix of flirty and fun while still being chic and tailored. It's just right for a summer soirée; whether it be a wedding, or just a night on the town. I decided to pair it with blue suede pumps, sparkly statement necklaces, and a cocktail ring. I look forward to layering a sweater over top and wearing it as a skirt in the colder months.

How would you style this tie dye peplum dress?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Day To Night Kaftan

Top: Skinny Bikini Swimwear Kaftan also seen here (worn as top) similar options here & here, Tube top: Via Nordstrom Rack (similar on sale here), Skirt: BCBG Max Azria (on sale here in black) Earrings: Forever 21, Bracelets: Cache & Charlotte Russe, Bag: Street Level via Veronica M Boutique, Ring: Cache, Shoes: Christian Louboutin (another option here)

For today's look I wanted to take my Skinny Bikini kaftan from a day at the beach to a night on the town. I tucked the flowing material in to a structured bandage skirt before topping it all off with gold accessories, a black clutch, and patent leather t-strap pumps. I  just love finding new ways to wear things.

Congratulations to 
Renee Briller! You are the winner of the 2b "Rip N Repair" denim giveaway! A big thank you to everyone who entered and to 2b Stores for partnering with me on this amazing giveaway!

I hope you've had a great holiday weekend!
Thanks so much for reading.

Xo -Elizabeth

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beach Chic

Bikini: Everything But Water, Kaftan: Skinny Bikini Swimwear c/o (similar options here & here), Earrings: Amrita Singh, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe

I hope you're having a great weekend! Today was the perfect day for lounging at the beach. It was sunny and warm without being scorching hot. I couldn't wait to wear my new cover up by Skinny Bikini Swimwear. When I first put it on at home, all I could think was this is almost too chic to wear to the beach! The high quality materials, and intricate bead work make it the perfect statement piece for layering over your favorite bikini.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I'll take this pretty little kaftan cover up from a day at the beach, to a look that is perfect for a night out on the town.

Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! The winner will be announced tomorrow so be sure to check back.

Xo -Elizabeth

Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring Prints

Denim Jacket: AG Jeans c/o, Shirt: Old Navy (old), Shorts: ASOS (also loving them in black & white here), Clutch: Vintage, Bracelets: ASOS & Charlotte Russe, Earrings: H&M, Shoes: Shoemint "Elizabeth", Sunnies: Chloe c/o Ditto

Today I wanted to play with colors and patterns so I mixed my pink and red striped shorts with a multicolored plaid button down. I paired this look with a denim jacket and nude accessories to bring it all together. I suppose this is kind of red white and blue ish so it's perfect for Memorial Day! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this long weekend. I'll be staying local, but sometimes just hanging around and doing nothing is my absolute favorite. Do you have any fun weekend plans?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win the perfect distressed denim for summer! Just click here and follow the 3 easy steps.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great long weekend.
Xo -Elizabeth 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Light Leather

 Jacket: Forever 21 (also loving this blue option), Skirt: Forever 21 (old), Top: via Fashion of Echo Boutique, Necklace: Outrage Fashion, Earrings: Tacori c/o, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe, Watch: Miachel Kors, Bag: Sole Society "Elsie" c/o, Shoes: Steve Madden

A light (faux) leather jacket, a crop-top, and a pretty striped skirt. Today, I borrowed from a fall inspired color palette sticking with forest green, black, and a pop of white for contrast. This is what I call easy summer dressing. I'm so happy that the long holiday weekend is only a day away!

Be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Thanks so much for reading!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2b "Rip N Repair" Denim 3 Ways + A Giveaway!

Photos by: Lola Lee
Outfit 1: Coat: Euro Chic Boutique, Dress: (worn as top): via fashion of Echo Boutique, Belt: Vintage, Jeans: 2b stores, Shoes: Charlotte Russe c/o, Bag: Michael Kors, Bracelets: In Pink c/o, & Charlotte Russe, Earrings: H&M
Outfit 2: Jacket: Zara, Shirt: Forever 21, Necklaces: Forever 21 & Nina Shoes c/o, Bracelets: Gifted & Forever 21, Jeans: 2b stores c/o, Sunnies: Prada, Shoes: Bebe, Earrings: H&M, Bag: Sole Society c/o
Outfit 3: Top: J Crew Outlet similar (here), Vest: Vintage, Necklace: Sonia Hou Jewelry c/o, Bag: Vintage, Bracelets: Charlotte Russe, Earrings: H&M, Jeans: 2b Stores, Shoes: B Brian Atwood (on sale here)

I'm so excited to have partnered with 2b Stores to bring you an awesome giveaway! They will be giving away a pair of their chic "Rip N Repair" jeans to one lucky A Keene Sense of Style reader! Entering is easy, all you have to do is:

Must be a follower of A Keene Sense of Style via Google Friend Connect to Enter

1. Like 2b stores & A Keene Sense of Style on Facebook here & here
2. Follow @EKeeneStyle & @2Bstores on twitter.

3. Enter your name and e-mail info here.

Thanks so much for entering! Be sure to check back on May 28th to see if you are the winner.

Happy Wednesday!
Xo -Elizabeth 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: via Hi Fashion Boutique (also loving this printed option), Blazer: BCBG Max Azria (loving this option), Earrings: H&M, Necklace: Via Fairfax Flea Market (similar here), Cuffs: Gifted similar here, Bracelets; Charlotte Russe & Cache, Bag: Vintage, Belt: Via Hi Fashion Boutique, Shoes: Charles David "Sway Pumps", Lipstick: Lancome "Wannabe", Nails: OPI "Bubble Bath"

I'm a big fan of wide leg trousers (recently seen here) because they are know for slimming and elongating the body. So when I spotted this wide-leg, printed jumpsuit at a little boutique, I just had to snatch it up. I decided to pair it with a green belt, my favorite gold chain link necklace, and a structured black blazer. This look could take you straight from a day at the office to happy hour.

Also, I'll be announcing a fun giveaway really soon! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xo -Elizabeth