2013

Yada yada Prada

Lately, I’ve been indulging my inner girly girl; sometimes it feels so wonderful to just give in to your feminine side. Taking cues from the Chiquita Banana lady, Carmen Miranda and Prada’s s/s 2011 collection, I assembled a spicier take on the feminine aesthetic. With my ruffled skirt, big hoops and an intricate embroidered crop top (yes, a blatant Prada knock-off) I felt like doing the samba in the street–which you’ll see below, I basically did.

Taking inspiration from another culture can really transform your mood. Taking cues from the Brazilian Bombshell herself, I felt ultra-feminine, confident and colorful all day long in this look (a la South America 1943). I was compelled to twirl down the street on an evening walk with Aren and even worked up the courage to climb around on an abandoned construction site.Kaley Collage

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_MG_9023Summer travel’s pricey, so let your wardrobe be your passport. Think of iconic aesthetics and trends from different countries from different eras.  The more obvious the connection, the stronger your statement. Be sure to not over-do it, though, to avoid looking costume-y.

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