Classy with a side of "Kaelah"

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Today Mike and I ventured around town and picked up some butternut squash to make squash fries (via Elle!) I'll be sure to take a photo and post them if they turn out as yummy as we hope! We slept in a bit as we stayed up really late for us on a weeknight (2am). My best friend (and Elle's beau!), Bryan, came over last night for drinks and epic conversation about 2012, parallel universes, and transversing through space and time. The quality of conversation when he's around is mind blowing! I love it! Mike was quick to make mention that he's never once gotten in such a crazy deep conversation before. I look forward to it every time we hang out.

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This outfit was something I just threw together this morning. The dress has only been worn once, and the cardigan is an old favorite. Decided it needed some loving. The honeybee pin was a lucky Etsy find and I was wondering where it had buzzed off to! I bared my insanely white legs for the first time this season! The bottom of my legs and the tops of my feet are totally different colors. Thinking I need to remedy that soon! I painted my nails a different color today... Minx Muffs by Essie. It's such a gorgeous grey-based brown. Almost "espresso-y" if you will. I kept the outfit classy, but made it ultra casual by throwing my hair in a messy high bun. Hence the "Classy with a side of 'Kaelah'". Long hair seems like too much of a hassle right now! The wall behind me is actually our hallway in the building! The natural light and the reds of the brick make my heart flutter every time.

I've become quite obsessed with lipstick as of late. I have acquired more of a collection than I care to admit. Today I opted for a pink pout that I normally steer clear of. I'm using L'oreal's Perennial Pink with Perpetual Peach layered over it. I love the look of it. 

I've also decided to do a fun color palette for the outfit's I post, a la Color Collective. That blog has quickly become one of my very favorite so here's to paying homage! It's quickly become a household name for designers and bloggers, so here's my little CC love! xo


Charlotte Russe dress
Target cardigan
Etsy honeybee brooch
Target flats


PS; To everyone asking about how I manage such flawless curls or bright red color: Maybe you're tardy to the party (I love referencing RHoA's Kim Zolciak any chance I get! 'Spesh since she's the ~*queen of fake hair haha), but they're wigs! You can find credits to some pretty rad shops and my actual red-hair-how-to in my FAQ at the top of the blog. :)

48 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous!
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  2. This outfit is adorable! The perfect lady-like outfit. I love your brooch. You look so beautiful!

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  3. Aaaawwwwwwww I looove the broche <3

    You look really great :)


    Mel

    http://mel-lifesalabyrinth.blogspot.com/

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  4. loving the colour palette! it adds a nice twist in this post.

    xo

    www.theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  5. You are so freaking pretty!! Your outfit is also amazing as usual!! :)
    I also like how you added the color palette at the end! I hope you keep that little addition to your outfit posts (I have a thing for colors lol).

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  6. This outfit is so perfectly you, my dearest. And though I normally love the way your lips look naturally, that pink pout you have going on, absolutely gorgeous! I never really thought of mixing lip colors to get something new, but I may have to try now. But first, to build up my lipstick collection, since right now it consists of two lip stains and a lipstick.

    I think I may try out that color palette thing! I have seen it on a couple blogs and I kind of adore it! Maybe with parallelograms instead of circles!

    Divergent Musings

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  7. I never even noticed the FAQ at the top! I am so embarrassed. >_<;;

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  8. Wow, you look so gorgeous! I love how you mixed two lip colors together, I love how it looks. I have that cardigan in indigo! I wish I would have gotten more colors, like yours. I think your messy bun is adorable, mine always looks "too" messy, haha. Anyways the butternut squash fries sound delish! And I cannot wait to see your post about them if you decide to do it!

    - Meanz (Koi Story)

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  9. you look gorgeous lady! love the bee in the middle too!

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  10. You always look & dress so cute! love that bee pin!

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  11. Oh my gosh I love it! Every thing about it! You look amazing! Might just be my very favorite outfit post :)

    Hah... and I might just have to pick up some lipstick at Target later!

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  12. I love your outfit today!! Don't worry about your white legs, I have super white legs as well.

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  13. love love love the pin! i have such a love for birds and insect accessories!

    xo.anna marie

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  14. omg! i love this outfit! so jealous! :)

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  15. you are so gorgeous! i just stumbled across your blog the other day. i'm having so much fun reading your posts! love your style!

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  16. You look lovely! I love your color choices and the honey bee pin, SO cute!
    xo Shannon

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  17. This is one of my favourite outfits of yours, it's very cute! Love the cardigan and the lippy x

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  18. Love the color combination. Good work.

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  19. great oufit and your dark hair! so cute. the color combination is glorious.
    i love brown nail polish like that.

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  20. Your hair, make up, outfit is perfection! Love this. Oh and the natural light is stunning!

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  21. Your hair, make up, outfit is perfection! Love this. Oh and the natural light is stunning!

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  22. You are too cute lady! I'm in lipstick overdrive too. Spring is always such a fun time to experiment with makeup.

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  23. Kaelah, you've totally inspired me to start wearing more dresses. You are so gorgeous!<3

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  24. wuuurk it girl!!!!!1
    This is by far one of the best outfits I seen you in today!

    You looks fab!


    xo

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  25. You look gorgeous, K! And oh my gosh I love how you included a colour palette; I just started doing the same thing using these adorable water colour brushes I found. Must be the designers in us ;)

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  26. that honeybee pin is SO cute! and this has got to be my most favorite outfit post that you have put up to date...LOVE your outfit!

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  27. This is a really great skirt! I love the length and the form. The cardigan is just adorable too :D

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  28. That nail colour is so nice! Love the outfit :)

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  29. I hope they turned out yummy! They sound absolutely delicious! Also, had to let you know - you look gorgeous! I just love your cardi!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  30. I really love this outfit, my favorite. the colors mesh perfectly

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  31. Gorgeous as always, Kaelah dear. Your waist is sooooo tiny! Love the brick wall behind you and the color of that cardigan. I wish I was into lipstick, but I'm still getting there. My 3 other sisters are in love with lipstick, but I guess you can call me the tomboy out of the group. Hope you're enjoying this southern summer. :)

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  32. I think this is one of my favorite outfits I've seen you in thus far!

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  33. I love this outfit!!! The colors are perfect together, I love the shirt and the bee!!!

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  34. So sophisticated! Love it, lady!

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  35. woah! my boyfriend and I were planning on eloping September, 2012. Haha.
    We've currently taken a step back from that intention for the moment, but just in case we do end up warming out cold feet our intended date was to be the 11th, 17th or 21st September.
    Just sayin' so we don't double up :3
    lol.

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  36. cute outfit! and i agree deep conversations with Bryan are pretty fun! let me know how your squash fries turn out

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  37. ooh, loving the fullness of this skirt, SO adorable! And I love all of the pretty details in this outfit. And the natural light & brick, eeee, jealous what a perfect place for pics. xx veronika

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  38. The colours of our outift are so lovely, they match your hair so well! :-)

    Dayner x
    http://www.mozzypop.com

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  39. I love the idea of pinning the pin right to the 'belt' of the dress. It really breaks up the black band!

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  40. You look beautiful!! I really love your outfit. That pin is just darling. <3

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  41. I am in love with this outfit! :3
    You look lovely! xx

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  42. That is such a cute outfit! And you are much braver than me. I haven't dared bare my legs yet here in the mitten, despite some warm days.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB