- Sweater - thrifted
- Skirt - thrifted & diy (see below)
- Scarf & tights - Old Navy
- Booties - Payless
- Socks - Steve Madden
- Earrings - c/o Sahara Jewelry, via etsy
- Rings - Forever21
- Nails - diy caviar manicure
DIY Fishtail Skirt
Recreate the look with Kym's DIY Fishtail Skirt tutorial:
How would you describe your style?
This question is always a toughie because I don't define my style by any one category. It's a rather eclectic mix that can be defined as relaxed, undone, and effortlessly chic, with a bit of whimsey thrown in for good measure.
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
Right now I'm mildly obsessed with my light denim chambray button up shirt. It's so versatile that I can usually figure out a way to work it into just about any outfit. Suffice it to say that I probably wear it more times between washings than is hygienically acceptable. I might even give it an update soon by adding some metal studs & large rhinestones to the collar!
Who are your style icons?
I have a pretty major girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. Her style is impeccable, from her clothing to her hair to her makeup; even right down to her beautiful singing voice. I totally want to be her.
Do you have any favourite designers?
This is going to sound crazy coming from a style blogger, but I actually don't pay much attention to designers (#shameful). I'm just not down with $8,000 dresses; it all seems a bit excessive to me.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?
Francesca's Collections and Anthropologie always seem to have shops filled with irresistible dresses, and I love to look for trendy pieces at Forever21. When I want to feel really cool, I shop at Urban Outfitters. Also on the favorite list: Target, Old Navy, & Gap for affordable wardrobe staples, with the occasional fun piece thrown in - all at great prices.
Do you make or customise your outfits?
I've tried my hand at sewing, but after a rocky 10 year relationship with my sewing machine, I have finally accepted that I'll have to leave the creation of clothing to the pros. Instead, I customize my outfits by adding pieces that reflect my personality, be it a scarf I knitted myself, a pair of handmade earrings, or even on the laziest of days - a simple swipe of bright lipstick.
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
My best piece of advice is to incorporate a little something unexpected into your outfits. Maybe your sweater has elbow patches; maybe you throw a cargo vest over a dainty lace dress to toughen it up a bit; maybe you mix flannel with sequins; or maybe you wear some patterned tights underneath your shorts...you get the idea. Try to do something slightly outside of the norm. To really personalize your outfit, add little bits of you into it. Do you love vintage? Add a cluster of vintage brooches to your jacket or sweater. Do you love bright colors? Throw on some purple tights or add a bold, yellow handbag to an otherwise neutral outfit. Any little detail that would cause someone to go, "hmm, that's interesting," is basically the goal.