2 in 1

Linen mix cardigan: Uniqlo. Skort/Shorts: Necessary Clothing on Broadway. Australian hat: Vintage.  Sandals: Report Signature (more comfortable than I initially thought).  Fringe bag: Gypsy Nation Vintage.  Shades: Ray Ban. Starfish ring: Random NY shop (similar star ring here). Double ring with chain on my right hand: MHT
Ok so I ventured into the joining of two clothes into one territory. In this case – the skort (skirt and shorts combined).  Never thought I would but anything crochet or lace esq acts like magnets to me. 
To keep warm the evening that I was going out here, I layered the skort (what a bizarre word to write and even worse to verbalize) with an oversized light linen mix cardi (worn back to front).  Before we got in the car I was checking out deleting some of these pictures and Michael took that pic of me with the camera.  We use a Nikon D90 – in this case it’s with a 24-70 lens – and as heavy as a mother …..
ps. I’ll slow down a bit on posting this hat/lennon shades combo. 
pps. Speaking of cameras, I’ve been getting into street style photography and will start posting what I’ve shot starting from next week! Don’t be alarmed if I approach and ask if I can take your pic 🙂


  1. Michelle at Chellbellz says:

    Haha I remember skorts growing up my mother made me wear them all the time, except it was a frugly demin skirt in the front and shorts in the back. I could never imagine wearing them again, but now they look so much better then when I was growing up in the 80/90’s. I like the frill on the skort. I never thought of wearing a sweater like that, would have had me fooled if you didn’t show a picture if the back. Yay to street style photos!

  2. Julie Khuu says:

    Karen that’s awesome! With your unwavering eye for talent I’m sure there’s loads of style on your streets! Cant wait to see what you come up with…love your skirt!!! (totally man repelling though, my bf hates em hahhaha)

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  3. Francheska says:

    This outfit is pure perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!x

  4. Lindsey N. says:

    Oh, my. I love the backward cardigan! Also love the the skort. I remember skorts from gradeschool-they were always so bulky! Hopefully this one isn’t like that!

    The Whimsy Factory

  5. The Queen of Hearts says:

    I saw you shooting a punk rock kid on St. Marks like two days ago outside of Search and Destroy. I remember when there were large groups of those kids, trolling the blocks. I’m glad you were able to find and shoot at least one.


  6. Think Twice Style says:

    I love this so much! The backwards cardi is genius! And I love it with the lace skorts and platforms!

  7. dani says:

    I loooove this look! Everything you’re wearing is so versatile in a non-obvious way! Plus, your accessories are so on the mark! 🙂

    <3 The Daily Dani

  8. Lily says:

    Love the skort !! So cute on you. And your camera is amazing ! Cant wait to see the new shots.


  9. thehautepursuit says:

    ur hair looks amazing here karen!!! i wish my hair would do more than just be straight 🙁 oh well. u always want what you cannot have!
    oh. pssst. i’m moving to nyc next year. so i will be close to you and we can finally sit down and hang out!! wooooo

  10. Style-Pursuit says:

    Skort is probably the weirdest of words I’ve ever learnt… :o)
    But anyway, this one looks absolutely fantastic on you!


  11. Francesca Felix says:

    ok your cardigan looks fantastic that way. I dont know if thats how its made but if not, you definitely pulled this tricky look off! love everything about this fantastic outfit

  12. ASH says:

    great outfit! I got those shorts on ebay a while back, only paid like 15dollars for them – bargain!

  13. eloiselabetise says:

    LOVE your lace shorts, your fringed bag and your starfish ring! xxx


  14. Megan Abigail Chandler says:

    I can’t wait because I love street style … and that skort is freakin adorable

  15. Celestial BeautyFly says:

    LOL this reminds me of a rap group “CrissCross” from when i was younger they used to wear their clothes backwards. but anyway ur skirt is lovely

  16. Camilla says:

    those shorts are so cute 🙂 I love the colours here, the shoes look so much like the prada’s x

    x Camilla


  17. lindsey says:

    that skirt is gorgeous! love the entire ensemble!

  18. Melanie Alexandra says:

    Skorts remind me of my childhood. Oh, school uniforms. A thing of the pass that I actually kind of miss!

    Such a beautiful outfit! I love the skort so much. It has really great detailing!

    Can’t wait to see your street style posts! I bet they’ll be great.


  19. Dawson says:

    that lace skort is so cute. I love it.

  20. Karen says:

    Style P – i know such a stupid word. Just like jeggings actually although this is worse.

    Kaye – they haunted me for a bit under my ‘current obssession’ section – I knew I’d cave. Get em!! (they are on sale).

    ASH – steal!! I didn’t pay too much more myself but you def did better.

    thehautepursuit – of course I wish mine would just be bone straight like yours!! grass greener for sure. ps. NY? oh yeah…..