from wedges to warrior

Sandals: Random NY shop on Broadway in Soho. Toes: Turquoise & Caicos by Essie (Thx twitter followers for suggesting this mint shade!! Join in on my fashion twitter ramblings here)
Quick shots showing the other shoes I wore for this look.
Same outfit, just slightly different. I liked the idea of wrapping the ties over fabric so they stood out more and add some interest to the pants. If the ties were longer I’d have wrapped them even higher up the leg.


Winner of the UME Armor giveaway

The winner is G. Congratulations!

So many had sick outfit ideas and I narrowed it down to 3 of you for AGES. Her answer:

I would wear it under a cream see through top, something flowy and airy, and very elegant and feminine to contrast with the strength of the chains. Definitely pair it with a pair of light colored structured shorts and some nicely worn vintage boots. Can`t forget my hat


Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. Kb says:

    Can you tell me where the shoe shop was near? I love the style!

  2. Emm says:

    love how you’ve been leaving your hair natural lately =)
    from spindizzyfall

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry, sometimes your look is too much mix and match, headache…not effortless, but …. wrong mixed! Esp the leopard Wang bag didn’t match with the whole boho/hippie theme. Plus sweatpants??? “confused”. No offense tho. :)) don’t take it personal. It’s just an opinion.

  4. goodbyestockholm says:

    the beaded cardigan is an amazing thrift find. wow!

  5. Taxicab says:

    I love how you’re wearing sweatpants, especially the shoe straps over the pants. Your style is really laid back and fun. Great blog, I’ll definitely keep checking back.

  6. inked says:

    WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?!?!!? ahaha I just had to say it! those pants, shoes, and the whole shabang. I would wear this outfit off your back.

    the winner is lucky!

  7. Jesspastry says:


  8. Li says:

    Love the outfit with the shoes! Also love what the winner wrote for how she would wear the armor chains – very creative!

  9. Maggie ☮ says:

    those straps look like they would make it extremely difficult to walk in …I love how you style the herem pants!

  10. Glamour Bbey. says:

    Fabulous! Love the sandals!

    Great weekend girl!

  11. Wini says:


  12. Camilla says:

    I do love this very very much.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Karen, you have one of the best blogs dedicated to personal fashion and styling, but this combination is just ridiculous. The pants look as if they once belonged to an old oversized man. Albeit this is the style of the pants, they do not coordinate with your small feminine frame at all. It looks like something eclectic and contrite that went awfully wrong.

  14. Malena says:

    It’s even better tahn last time! Awesome:)

  15. Tugba says:

    Wowww love the outfit.. so casual but so chic.

  16. Alma says:

    Like always great!:D

  17. Corie says:

    I love your look…I just started following you and have enjoyed every single outfit. I can’t wait until I get to NY in July so that I can go to all of the stores you shop at.

  18. Emma Rose says:

    I love your cardigan and the more delicate shoes with more casual pants

  19. moded'amour says:

    Love this outfit, amazing pants!!

  20. Signe says:

    That bag is perfection!

  21. Eva says:

    Im a girl from the cold north of Sweden who have LOTS of pleasure and inspiration in your fantastic blog. Your taste is excuisite!!! And I would like to comment on your hair cause its soooo PRETTY when its curly! Ive allways wanted curly hair and when I was a kid I used to put a perm in it but my hair is nordic which means light and thin and it falls off when i put chemicals in it. Im jealous of your hair!!! Just wanted to say!

    Have a fantastic day!!!
    Eva from Sweden

  22. Melinda says:

    what a gorgeous outfit and LOVE the blog!

  23. Melody says:

    Adorable! You are too cute for words girl, too cute. I really love the harems, I might get me some next time I drop into H&M.

  24. Nemerae says:

    Wooow, I love your necklace!!
    The bag&the cardi are also gorgeous 🙂

  25. electric feel says:

    such a comfy outfit!
    i love it!

  26. The Style Strutter says:

    Perfection!! Really love this look!

  27. jessie says:

    absolutely love that 2nd shot.

  28. SheWearSheShares says:

    love the Ume I must go out and get one..

  29. beingdena says:

    girl you have the most amazing style. love it and your blog.

    Dena x