Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guest Post: Kaitlyn's Wishlist

So psyched that my amazing friend, Kaitlyn Carpenter sent over her spring wishlist. You may remember Kaitlyn from my Minneapolis trip last year (part 1, part 2 & one skirt; two ways). 

She's currently a designer for Target & her style is always inspiring, edgy & effortless. She's got the boyish chic style down. Check out her current top trends & thoughts about them:

"I love clothing pieces that have that “borrowed from the boys” appeal, especially when they have a hard edge to them. Pairing these types of items with more feminine pieces i.e. crochet, lace, florals is the best of both worlds.  

Along this line of thought, pairing a moto or utility jacket with an ethereal type dress is a great way to dress down a dress or fem-up a masculine coat (See Items 1, 2, & 4).  

Another one of my favorite wardrobe staples is the boyfriend shirt – it looks sexy and sophisticated and is incredibly versatile.  I like layering mine over dresses, skirts, and skinny bottoms and tying the shirt tails in to a cutesy little knot (See Item #3…with #2 or #6).  

Next, Colored bottoms + Mint = RAD.  A colored bottom looks fantastic paired with a classic tee (See Item # 6).  

As for accessorizing here are my go to’s: Any shoe that channels my inner rebel – think leather, studs, buckles etc.  – this takes your look to that next level. (I’m madly in love with Item # 5 – but had to settle for Steve Madden’s more wallet friendly Veniicee Platform Sandal ). 

 Lastly, lipstick is an accessory that can transform any look by adding that extra hit of color and femininity.  I’m looking for a great shade of orange or pale pink (See Item #7).  Since starting this post I couldn’t stop myself - I caved and purchased #1, Zara’s “Combined Sleeve Jacket”, stay tuned to see how I style it with my existing wardrobe!"

- Kaitlyn Carpenter

Really loving these picks & trends. Thanks,  Kaitlyn! <3. 
xx. Jillian


  1. love this!!! kaitlyn is so inspiring xoxo

  2. i can't believe she is a designer for target!! how amazing!! and loving the wish list!
    xo TJ

  3. I love your style and I love your blog. I think we should follow each other - http://amyklundt.blogspot.com/.

  4. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! New Follower via email :-)


  5. ooh I'm happy to have found you! I'm actually about to (nervously) post my very first 'what i wore' in the next few days. I'd say it's got a bit of a boyish edge.... maybe/!

    xo em

  6. Love your posts they are very interesting. I'll definitely check her out<3
    I really like your blog - would you like to follow each other?


Thanks for making my day. Keep living in love. xx.

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