Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Inspiration All Around

Jacket: Paul & Joe, Dress: Hemant & Nandita (similar), Bag: Bebe, Earrings: Free People (similar), Shoes: Valentino (similar here and here), Sunglasses: ASOS (similar)
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva

Sometimes finding outfit inspiration seems like a never ending battle. I can’t begin to explain how many times I’ve stared into my closet, completely clueless about what to wear. I’m serious! I spend hours rummaging through only to feel like I have absolutely nothing to wear.

When this happens to me, there's a little trick I like to do so that I can picture an outfit in my mind. I like to take a step back, and think of something or someone that has been giving me inspiration. Lately, it's been bougainvillea. The vibrant colors on these flowers are absolutely breathtaking and the way the wind makes them dance has always reminded me of a sheer chiffon dress. So, I think to myself, 'what in my closet reminds me of these beauties?' And what do you know, I remember this gorgeous ruffled dress. It's floral, chiffon, and has bright colors that instantly make me smile. I decided to pair this beauty with a pastel colored coat, studded pumps and these cute mirrored sunnies for a little more pink.

Finding inspiration for an outfit isn't always an easy task, but try to think about the small things in life that bring a smile to your face. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate it into your day to day outfits! 

What inspires you? I'd love to know!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xoxo-E

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Pore Perfect

(Dress worn as) Top: Michael Costello x Revolve, Skirt: ASOS, Earrings: Free People, Shoes: Mary Kratzanou (old), Product: Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

This post is sponsored by Olay, but all opinions are my own.

It's time that I finally spill the beans on my latest beauty secret! I've been using Olay's Luminous Whip for the past two weeks and it's quickly become something that I just can't leave home without. I'm usually pretty set in my ways when it comes to my makeup routine and since I have oily skin, applying creams before putting my makeup on is big no no, or at least it used to be. Olay Luminous Whip moisturizes and brightens while minimizing the appearance of pores and since it goes from cream to liquid on contact, it absorbs instantly and doesn't leave behind a greasy finish. What I'm left with is smooth and supple skin and a poreless matte finish - perfect for wearing under any makeup look! I don't know about you, but I love products that are a one-stop-shop. Why apply a moisturizer and a makeup primer when I can get all of the same results in one!? My skincare routine thanks me and yours will too.

I'd love to hear about your fave beauty products in the comments section. Have you tried Olay's Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer? If so, you can share your results using the #feelthewhip! I would love to hear how it's worked for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Xoxo -E

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Girly Girl

Hair Bow: Free People, Dress: Storets, Bag: Dolce & Gabbana, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Earrings: Free People
Photos By: Jonny Villanueva 

The combination of tulle, pearls and a pink bow is undeniably girly. When it comes to dressing up, I always like to focus on one thing that will make my outfit pop, sometimes it can be a a pair of cute heels or a great blazer, and sometimes it can be a fabulous accessory. That's what I love about fashion, you don't always need your clothing to be the one that's making the statement. Accessories work great too! I planned my whole outfit around this pretty bow and I'm sure that that I did because all day I just wanted to twirl in the sun. 

What are some of your favorite accessories?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo-E

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. 

Xoxo-E

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