oliver and me

Shoes: Chuck Taylors (DIY studded). Shorts: DIY cut offs. Top: American Apparel. Cardigan: Topshop. Necklace: Vintage

We’re on a roll here. More summer sun. Walked the dog (his name is Sir Oliver), laid on the grass and ate ice cream and an apple.
I LOVE this crop top from American Apparel. Feels old school in grey. I also love their neon version that I wore here from an older post. They do basics in such a non boring way (although it’s easy to just slash a T yourself really).
I got the silver ‘old coins’ necklace yesterday from a vintage shop while walking around the Lower East Side.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Omg love your hair in this post! If you don’t mind what products do you use? Also is your hair natural or relaxer?

  2. Daria says:

    this is perfect. love the necklace.

  3. caylee says:

    ahhh one last bit of summer. craving fall, but i can’t help but love your crop top and cutoffs, and my favorite thing has to be that cardigan tied around your waist! so 90s grunge perfection.

  4. clairegrenade says:

    Astoria park looks gorgeous!
    keepin’ it casual, gotta love it!

    those studded chucks are on my fall wishlist meself

  5. JC says:

    I think the only way I could pull off the cut-off tee look is with layers….but your photos are so summery. 🙂

    -Jane @ brunchatthebeach.blogspot.com

  6. WJ says:

    Gorgeous dog Karen. Love that you can dress completely casual with a tee and old sneakers yet still look like a million bucks.

  7. angie says:

    love the diy. but love the pictures even more. very cute outfit. casual sexy.

  8. nikky says:

    great photos as usual!

  9. Laura says:

    love your outfit and the dog! <3

  10. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma says:

    hello, Sir Oliver. just saw your white leather drawstring bag on twitterpic. where’d you find the beauty?

  11. KLEE says:

    your dog’s so cute!


  12. KLEE says:

    and i’ve given you a blog award, if you’re interested in it, its over at my blog 🙂


  13. Ola says:

    Great necklace

  14. b.entrance says:

    This necklace is fabulous! And I would give anything for a mr softee ice cream, I miss NYC!

  15. Anika says:

    I have that cropped tee and I have to agree with you, it’s so soft and vintage-y. Although I bought a cropped baggy tank from target (of all places!) today that has made its way straight to the top of the ‘croptop bestseller list’ 😉

  16. Nerdic.. says:

    Great photos and love the cropped top!
    X, fashion-nerdic.

  17. Nika says:

    cute photos

  18. Nika says:

    Also what is your hair regimen?

  19. Neekoh says:

    Love that necklace (and your dog’s name:D)!

  20. ED says:

    Love the gardigan and necklace!

  21. joannapple says:

    I`m in love with color of Ur nails!! and the whole outfit just catches an eye.

  22. Anonymous says:

    you look so casual and great! You’re dog is super cutie ^_^

  23. Eternally Fixated says:

    OMG we love your blog! You have such amazing style 🙂 If you have time give ours a peek ;]

  24. Karen says:

    Tom Tuttle – at a vintage shop. Then I studded it.

    Nika – usual roller set. although sometimes I get a blow out like I did in this shot. I LOVE my hair stylist who is insanely good. She finishes with a ultra wide ceramic iron.

    Eternally Fixed – love that name. Thank for finding me : )

    Anon – relaxed

  25. Ashley says:

    Hey Karen! When you stud your shoes… do the back of the studs (the prongs?) ever stab at your ankles or tear holes in your socks?

    I want to stud my boots, but the potential pain concerns me. How horrible would it be if my tombstomb read – bloody ankles, death by studs! =)

  26. Anonymous says:

    ohh last winter i got the same cardigan from topshop but my best friend and boyfriend didn’t approve saying it was gradma-ish, i exchanged it for something else and.. regreted it! now even more, it’s super cute, grrrrrrr neva gonna listen to them again :-)))

  27. Anonymous says:

    i have skin, hair and body envy!

    lovely shots

  28. Laura E. says:

    Absolutly Lovely.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Hi Karen, I love your dress style but for some reason, all the pictures arent loading..

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