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A fashion blog about weekend style

 

Filtering by Tag: Kentucky Gypsy

Miss Sicily

Jessica Wagner

The Hourglass 

Ciao babes!! 

I love when an outfit comes together and channels a classic style icon. 

There are a number of women I draw inspiration from for their vintage movie star timeless appeal - Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and for this post - Italian bombshell- Sophia Loren


Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.
— Sophia Loren

I love my Mediterranean heritage (my dad is 100% Italian.) Who doesn't love good food, good wine, and good family?! I like to think I possess some of the traits Italian women are often associated with: Passion. Zest. Swinging hips and pouty lips. (A love affair with food.) Full of spunk, down for fun.

Being petite, I sometimes struggle when putting together a look that shows off a womanly shape. The hourglass figure is sexy and gorgeous to be sure, but to put it bluntly, after kids I shrunk a bit up top and have little in the way of hips. Pretty much I am shaped like a little boy, straight up and down. I don't mind appearing “younger” than I am, but sometimes I want to be seen as a sexy grown woman. Ya know, bring on the spice, while keeping it classy. This is why I love creating curves, and find the feminine silhouette the most romantic

Creating an hourglass shape can be achieved with the right types of clothing and strategic placement of a belt or “cinch” at the smallest point of the waist. 

Take Miss Loren for example. I think there is something so sexy about brown eyes, dark hair and a voluptuous shape. Spicy and mysterious. Confident. Beautiful inside and out. (One of my favorite movies of hers is "House Boat."  If you haven't seen it, it's a must! 


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
— Sophia Loren

When I saw this look styled by one of my favorite petite fashion bloggers, I ran to the store to see if I could find the same skirt. A cinched waist is a sure-fire way to create a femme shape, and the structure of this midi skirt is everything. Keeping is simple, paired with a white ribbed tank and of course, a statement hat. 

Corsets have been appearing on the fashion scene since last spring (as seen here) and I love that this one is in a classic color for fall. It will look just as chic styled with a think knit cable sweater and low, pointed boots. 


I’d rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.
— Sophia Loren

Walking around the Cleveland museum grounds, taking in the fresh air and art, I felt transported to the Italian Rivera. I’ve been calling this my “Sophia Loren skirt” and like magic, it seemed to transport me to another time and place.

Until the day I can visit the small fishing towns and stylish resort areas of Italy, I can dress to imagine walking around the with whispering rugged cliffs, turquoise coves and white washed sea side towns.

Outfit Details:
Top: H&M Ribbed Tank Skirt: H&M (Sold out, similar here) Shoes: J Crew Hat: Madewell Communitie Necklace: Kentucky Gypsy Glasses: Pac Sun Clear Aviators Bag: Reusable Shopper Lips: MAC Lady Danger 

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What style icons do you draw inspiration from? Do you have a favorite item that can transport you to another time and place? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

To Market, To Market

Jessica Wagner

The Shirtdress

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Yeassss to breezy dressing for the long weekend!

I found this lightweight shirtdress dress back in the spring and have been styling it non-stop all summer. Local boutique Ragazza carries one of my favorite blogger brands -Cupcakes and Cashmere – you have to check out the darling pieces from her collection in their store!

It’s been the perfect piece to slip into for warm summer days spent walking around the farmer’s market or exploring the tiny shops around the peninsula. Bergman’s Orchards is up by the lake house and we pull off the side of the road to have a gander almost every weekend! They have the absolute sweetest peaches (as seen here) and the freshest selections of yummy fruits and veggies.

I stocked up on my produce and maybe snuck a bite into a peach or two before we left the grounds!! 

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If you are looking for fall/summer transitional pieces, a cotton fabric button down shirtdress is always a comfortable choice. I like this one for the nautical faded stripes and slender tie that defines the waist. If you want to layer it up, try a pair of camel boots and a denim jacket.

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You guys know I am a huge proponent of “the third piece” so slide on some shades and pop a sunhat on your head and your ready for meandering walks, a bite to eat, or a 5-o’ clock “somewhere” drink!

Also, did you notice my jewelry? These earrings are by Kentucky Gypsy, the new jewelry collection I am currently obsessed with! (You can read more about the collection here.)

I hope you all enjoy the long holiday weekend! Now, home again, home again, jiggety-jig.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Ragazza / Cupcakes and Cashmere Stelle Dress (on sale now!) Shoes: Madewell (Old, similar here) Bag: Old, similar here, also like this one Hat: Anthropologie (old, similar here) Earrings: Kentucky Gypsy Nova Chandelier Necklace: Kentucky Gypsy Sydney Choker Shopper: Cotton Reusable Grocer 

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***This weekend remember to appreciate the small things my loves. I have had the people of Huston on my heart, and it’s been a reminder that everything we have is given to us and can so easily be taken away. I know I will be taking some extra time while I am with my family to let my loved ones they are SO loved and attempt to keep my mind in a state of thankfulness. As always I appreciate you following along! Cheers!

Kentucky Gypsy

Jessica Wagner

Jewelry For The Free Spirited

Hey guys! Just dropping in the share some snaps from our latest editorial shoot with Kentucky Gypsy

I’m super excited to tell you a little bit about her color-filled jewelry and accessories line. (Available to shop on Etsy.) 

Without further ado, here are my favorite pieces from her gorgeous collection (plus, check out this dainty Sydney Choker necklace, as seen in this post here.) 

Handcrafted for the free-spirit
— Kentucky Gypsy

I'm wearing the Monroe Bolo in sky blue and bronze Monroe Earrings

Don’t you just love it all already? From charming bolos and chokers, to whimsical earrings and necklaces, these pieces will elevate your look from bland to wildly visionary. You can follow Miss Gypsy herself on her blog here, and keep up with her latest designs over on instagram. 

I love the care and imagination put into every piece. From fine chains, to exquisite statement pieces with lost of character. I mean - these gold guns!! Talk about a conversation piece! (Not to mention all the possible “gun show” jokes to be made…. did ya get your tickets?!)

We took a late afternoon a couple weeks ago to explore up at the lake and found ourselves on a dreamy, rolling prairie. It felt like we had been transported to some open-range ranch in Montana, and the photos turned out super cool! (If you don’t mind seeing me in my "everyday" glasses!)

I recently found out my left eye has been rejecting to my contacts. (Ugh.) It’s basically attacking them and I have been deemed to wear my glasses for the next month. Exclusively. So, wanting to clear things up as fast a possible I have been rockin’ my spectacles non-stop. I don’t really mind my glasses, I just hate not being able the wear my favorite oversize shades! Maybe it’s time for this old gal to consider Lasik? Anyone else have an experience like this?

Anyways, the last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of special projects and collaborations coming together, and I can’t wait to share more with you! In the meantime, stay stylish my fellow free-spirits and gypsy babes!!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Forever 21 Embroidered Maxi Hat: Lack of Color The Valley Glasses: Gant Rugger Necklace: Kentucky Gypsy Earrings: Kentucky Gypsy

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A special thank you to Kentucky Gypsy for collaborating on this post!