Friday, June 11, 2010

{Series} I Love your Style: Kate Arends from wit + delight

The fabulous Kate Arends from wit + delight is sharing her style secrets with us today!! Kate is a graphic designer {check her fabulous work here} working in Minneapolis. I personally believe Kate has a fabulous sense of style..... there is an uniqueness to it that I love but without sacrificing chicness and looks! She is stylish, elegant, fresh and sexy all n the same look...!! That's why I invited her to the series, to find out how she does it!!

Thank you Kate so much for your contribution to the series!! You are such a doll and I am super excited to have met you!! Wish you the very best in your wedding!! You are going to be one fabulous bride!!



Hello everyone! I was thrilled when Sasha asked me to be a part of this series. I'm super flattered to be considered worthy of sharing my personal style with you all, on this gorgeous blog. I've never really thought about how I would define my personal style until now, and I had a lot of fun with this! Hope you enjoy.


For me, one's style starts with being comfortable in your own skin. Confidence and a genuine smile can work wonders for whatever you are wearing. I've tried my best to keep this in mind as my tastes evolve over time. I ultimately choose to surround myself with things that make me feel happy (and pretty). But seriously, who doesn't?

I would describe my style as chic, simple, and a little quirky. Right now, I gravitate towards neutral palettes with an added pop of color here or there. I like mixing classic pieces with modern trends. Playing around with juxtapositions, whether it be in fashion, interiors, or graphics, is exciting to me.

Sometimes breaking a few design rules can add a little bit of personality to an outfit or room. Playing with traditional classics to reinterpret them is intriguing to me. I like to paint ornate frames black or white, change up the way I wear belts and scarves, pile on a few necklaces, alter my pant cuffs, and mix patterns and textures. It's also an inexpensive way to freshen up your closet staples.

While I try (to at least consider) most trends, I have a weakness for impeccable tailoring, thoughtful finishings and embellishments, and clean, structured lines. I also think functionality is beautiful. Most of my favorite products are beautiful because they are an elegantly designed solution to a problem or need.

There are 3 trends that have stuck with me since my teenage years. For one, I like shoes that bump me up from 5'6" to 5'10". You taller ladies have an excellent view up there! Secondly, I like all things feminine. A bit of lace trim or tasteful bow makes me swoon. Finally, everything French make me melt.

Thanks for reading! It was so fun to document my current musings.

Thanks for having me, Sasha!

xo,

Kate


Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the series! To read previous posts from the series go here!!

Hope you have a stylish Friday!

{Images: 1. via dress, design, decor | 2 + 6 jcrew | 3: via blackeiffel | 4 + 11 + 12 via {this is glamorous} | 5 + 13 + 14 via from the right bank | 7. via cup of jo | 8. via shiny squirrel | 9 +12 via clairevivre | 10. frieda maria | 15. bra by stella mccartney via polyvore 16. via happenstance 17. shoes by lanvin}

16 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

what a cute post - loved it!

*kiss kiss*
Happy Weekend
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Taylor Sterling said...

I love all this inspiration! I want watches and chunky jewelry and I love the Lanvin ballet flats!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a lovely post! I'm excited to visit her blog. She has wonderful taste :)

dulci said...

So cute - love her style!

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

Deliciously Organized said...

I loved reading about your style. I agree that confidence and a genuine smile can make a big difference in what your wearing!

Andrea said...

She has great style and I really enjoyed reading about her. Im definitely going ot check out her blog!
Have a great weekend and thanks for the comment! :)

Happenstance said...

Awesome, awesome collage! Kate truly is talented and has such a great eye. Happy to know your blog now too:)

Full House said...

Wow I was smiling and nodding to everything Kate had to say. What a great collection of photos and I can tell Kate has great style.

Have a great weekend Sasha!

Beauty Is Diverse said...

Very nice inspirations.

define1lady said...

Very Chic inspirations. Have a gorgeous weekend, Daaaahhhling! XOXO

Her name was Lola said...

I love her style + your style! Now how about that? Cheers.

Sarah Klassen said...

Love her blog + style! Great feature :)

v [ hobovogue ] said...

great photos and inspiring too... love it :)

<33

[v] hobovogue

Daniella said...

Great addition to the series! And gorgeous collection of pics... thanks for the link love too :)... Plus, I totally agree with the "French makes me melt" part!

Audrey said...

I love Kate's style as well. Her blog is one of the few that I am able to read at work, so I soak everything up like bread in soup. She's a great representation of the trends that everyone is loving right now!

Kate @ {wit + delight} said...

thanks for having me sasha!! i had SO much fun putting this together. love this series!

you're a doll.

xx

k

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