Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 6- Warm linen curtains and the Sea

Sunday:) I used to not enjoy Sunday's because it meant that tomorrow is Monday. But today has been such a wonderful day. I woke up to the sun... went for a run to the warf and came back and realized i felt so.... Blessed.

For today i wanted to indulge in the mundane, and the little things. The beauty of this picture is the enjoyment in just watching the sea, and i can feel the warm wind.

White= bold. it is a life statement, like here i am and i love it:)

Let me know what you think? Have and inspiring picture and want to see how i dress? comment and i will!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 5- Sunny Santa Barbara

Today was sunny! Woke up to blue skies and my nature side of me longed to become one with it all... yes i am a bit of a literalistic in that i saw the blooming colors of this tunic and its washing of the body is warmth and growth.

Growth, a good word for me right now:)

Enjoy the floral. Even in winter. Sometimes we need to be reminded that the cycles of winter do go to a warm bountiful place. Why not show the world with a funky story of style.

SILHOUETTE TIP: Tunics are fun because they are great for cold weather. I am a HUGE fan of deep indigo jeans with a wide bell. They are super flattering on everyone! They show off whatever the best feature of your leg is and they go with anything.

As someone who likes to dress up with what the world is, A good pair of classy jeans are a good investment and are like blank canvas! They can go whatever way you want them to:)

only inspiration... not labels....:) let me know what you think!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 4- Two Year Old Kaila goes to Grad School

So for my graduate School i had a really hard time finding an outfit! Does this ever happen to you? This happens to me when i am going:
To a job interview
On a date
Design Meetings and Presentations

What gives? I think its because in all those things i really want to show "me" and who i am. The problem is i start thinking about wearing the entire kitchen sink because we have soooooo many things that makes us into the lovely amazing unique people we are. So lucky me after going through my closet i saw this picture of me when i was little. I love the dark contrast with the figure of me in the middle, and that my little self added a touch of color to a very even white pallet. Also i look so happy! And usually that is who i want people to see.

So i started with a grey scale balance of tailored pieces ( two layers of leggings cuz new york is COLD!) and then dug out my black white and turquoise cowboy boots for fun. I got them at a vintage store in new york city for 15 bucks!

And you know what? Sunday came and i had 17 interviews, and most of the school heads told me "love your boots! you from California?" or "those are an amazing find and such a fun choice"

Style inspiration from my two year old self:)

Day 3- Like a Rolling Stone

Hey Everyone! Sorry for lagging on the past few days! I was in New York City for Graduate interviews for Costume Design! Very exciting:)
SO for my day of traveling across America i was listening to some Good Old Classic Rock and Roll. OF COURSE the Stones came up. What i love about this image is the relaxed comfortability that the guys have with eachother. The all are a little different but they make an amazing ensemble. My focus goes to Mick with the Rolling Stone's Tongue which is of course red. So for traveling purposes i mixed and matched and gave myself a strong red to remind myself:

I know its only Rock and Roll but i Like it! Upbeat and ready i had a crazy day but i kept my Stones confidence (even when i lost my red hat at the airport!)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 2- Carey Grant Traveling

Still raining in Santa Barbara, which means it i have to stay in my rainboots and layers! Woke up this morning with visions of To Catch a Thief....which changed to visions of Carey Grant since weather is a TAD bit more torrential... Since today is going to be one of those days of "back and forth" traveling from school and meetings i realized i wanted to stay composed, graceful and charming. Much like this photo of Cary Grant! Traveling through rain and wind Cary Grant style:)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 1: A French Harbor

I live in Santa Barbara, which is usually quite sunny and gorgeous. The water is falling from the sky! I am also reading Melville for my English Class. There is something to be said for sailing through the rain. It truly is a navigating feat when your school was built with no worries to flooding. Also the French appreciate so much! To appreciate the rain i remembered some of my French cohorts and their inspiring outlooks of life such as 2 hour lunches and the appreciation of all that is aesthetic:) Even Santa Barbara Rain!