Shadow Play

Photography by Cindy Lu

Black Nasty Gal Faux Leather Jacket | Black quilted Zara skirt via Poshmark | Grey c/o Fevrie crop top | Black gifted Freda Salvador booties | Black metallic Madison West bag

I’m super excited about this post because I got to collaborate with one of my great friends and amazing fellow fashion blogger, Joan from A Cup of Joan. If you haven’t heard of her blog yet, I definitely recommend to check it out — she has such a refreshing new twist on fashion, sharing with the world (and inspiring) how to style all clothing items cruelty-free.

We decided to style this Nasty Gal faux leather jacket in two different ways. I styled mine with edginess meets feminine with this quilted Zara skirt I recently scored on Poshmark (love finding great finds on there!)  And to top it off, I paired the outfit with this insanely beautiful bag from Madison West Bags — I love how it can turn into different colors in different lighting, it has this metallic sheen and gleams with flecks of glitter.

xo,

Kathleen

The Dock of the Bay

Photography by Quang Le

Olive green Urban Outfitters parka | Black c/o French Connection pants | Black Freda Salvador flats | Black Urban Outfitters bag

The location of these pics goes perfectly with that one song that reminds of of 96.5, and now it is forever stuck in my head… “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay..”

For this outfit, I wanted to keep it simple and comfy for the weekend exploring the Berkeley Marina. Flats are essential and these Freda Salvador ones are so pretty with the stud details and cut-outs..who said you had to sacrifice style for comfort? Best of both worlds.

xo,

Kathleen

#HowWeWear: Workout-Inspired Style

Photography by Quang Le

Black c/o Obey top | Black Blank NYC moto pants (legging version here) | Black Urban Outfitters bag (similar one here) | Olive Urban Outfitters parka | Black Nike Rosche Run sneakers

If I had only one go-to color in my wardrobe I always gravitate toward, it would definitely be Black. As the saying goes “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.” These moto pants are everything, I honestly think I have a new obsession with vegan leather.. this phase of going through different types of clothing happens to me quite often, and sadly as a result, it hurts my wallet :(..but its worth it/always fun ;).

Here I styled a casual and sporty outfit, that coincides with a fun fitness theme for a Blogger Style Challenge link-up with my fellow lovely Poshmark gals. Check out more of how we wear this sporty trend (and each of these ladies’ amazing blogs!) below.





xo,

Kathleen

Casetify x Inspirafashion: $40 Voucher Custom Case Giveaway!

So excited to share with you guys that I’m teaming up with Casetify to bring you a fun giveaway as an appreciation for Inspirafashion readers!

Casetify is an online site where you can make custom cases for cell phones and tablets. What’s pretty amazing too is the site allows users to create their own designs and share with others. I was so in love with this one by Monika Strigel, it has a simple yet classy design with the gold details. Check out more of their amazing dreamy designs and collections here.

..And now you can enter to win one of your very own Casetify cases as well! Enter this giveaway by signing up with entries in the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run until Friday, 2/20, 12:00am (PT). Open to all worldwide. The giveaway winner will be picked at random and announced by Monday, 2/23.

Good luck lovelies!

xo,

Kathleen

White Matter

Photography by Quang Le

White c/o Fevrie knit crop top | Black c/o French Connection jeans | Black Urban Outfitters leather bag | Black Nike Roshe Run sneakers

Slowly but surely I find myself gravitating toward the more simple and minimal silhouettes and outfits. My style feels so comfortable and right styling my looks around the minimal concept of fashion. It took me ages to figure it out haha, but that’s what fashion is about, finding your way through it all and knowing what style portrays your personality best.

Off topic and exciting, Fevrie is giving Inspirafashion readers an exclusive 25% discount code off their site, valid up until 2/28. Enter “kathleencarla” at checkout. Happy shopping lovelies!

xo,

Kathleen

Fresh Start: Chictopia Connect x Inspirafashion

Photography by Quang Le

Black Aritzia trench coat | Black/white Brandy Melville crop top | Olive c/o Charlotte Russe high-waisted pants | Black Urban Outfitters bag | Black Zara booties via Poshmark

I’ve teamed up with Chictopia Connect to bring you this fun blog post. Chictopia Connect is a great website where sponsors can use as a tool to find bloggers who they can collaborate with, in addition it’s a place vice versa where bloggers can go to reach sponsors. I can personally attest that working with this platform has helped so much and is very useful in terms of blogging and connecting with sponsors.

For this post I collaborated with them to share something new I’d like to do for the new year. Recently I moved to San Jose and haven’t really ventured out. I decided to visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose with my boyfriend. Not only did the exhibits within the museum blow me away, but also the outside area, which had such beautiful architecture and landscapes. If you guys haven’t been, I’d definitely recommend! It was a great fresh start to do something fun for the new year :).

xo,

Kathleen

Olive you a lot

Photography by Joan La

Dark grey Zara maxi cardigan | Black Brandy Melville crop top | Army green c/o Missguided faux leather skirt | Brown Zara mini crossbody purse | Black Calvin Klein over the knee high boots

I think my wardrobe is slowly growing with a mix of different trends this Winter season — one being maxi cardigans, lots of olive colors (this Missguided faux leather skirt is perf), and now having TWO over the knee boots. Lets just say too, Zara’s sale made me do it.

xo,

Kathleen