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As all those who follow me on Instagram know, the Kansas City Fashion Week Spring 2013 event just happened this past week! I was lucky enough to invited to the pre-party event at The Garment District, not only to attend, but to style a couple of models for a runway show too. I’ve never actually styled anyone else but myself before, so it was a really neat experience.




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Above are the two looks I styled on my beautiful models Olga and Isabella! As you can tell, I love patterns and bright, fun colors!


I had so much fun hanging out with The Fashion Column, Kimberlyloc, and Pretty, Polished, Perfect and many other bloggers!  :)

The day before the event, I was so happy to receive a pretty little package from Popbasic, which included the black + white polka dot shirt (as well as two pretty necklaces) I’m wearing underneath the sweater.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Popbasic before, they are a company based in SF that puts out a three-piece micro collection of fashion and accessories with both basic and trend items each month.  You get to see the items before deciding if you want them to be shipped to your door so it’s not like one of those surprise boxes and there isn’t any subscription required either.  I am seriously in LOVE w/ my new top and word on the street is that the next collection may entail an emerald colored maxi skirt – which I think I need in my closet.  :)


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Blouse c/o Popbasic | Sweater: Old Navy | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Nine West | Coat: LOFT | Necklace: Target | Purse: Charming Charlie

Thank you Erin for taking these pictures for me, I love the way they turned out and the fact that they aren’t in front of my house!  ;)  I’ll be linking up to Because Shanna Said So, The Pleated Poppy and Style Elixir with this post!

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34 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Jennifer
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

  2. Victoria
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    I love the models you styled – the colors are bright and fun! I like how you paired the shirt and necklace from Popbasic with that cute sweater! So pretty, Sandy! It looks like you had a great time! Wonderful photos from Erin too :)


  3. kelsey
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    this is the cutest post! adore your outfit
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  4. Carly
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Whoa awesome! You look adorable, and I need to check out Popbasic ASAP!


  5. Jackie
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    I love what you’ve put together here! And those shoes are just amazing!!

  6. sarah
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Ahhhh!!!! This look is soooo adorable!! I always love a good pattern mix :) Love it to pieces!

    sarah <3

  7. Ana
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    Love your outfit! Love the pattern play.

  8. Danielle
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    Looks like you had so much fun at the event — so sad I missed it! I’ve been a little absent from blog reading lately but am catching up on your all your outfits Sandy!! Love the polka dots in this one and I hope you’ll participate in my Six Piece Remix challenge that launched today! I’d love to see a friendly face!!

  9. Anna
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    oh my goodness, that sweater is beyond stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I’m sharing my surprise gift from Lauren Conrad on my blog today as well as a giveaway. I’d love if you’d swing by. xo


  10. Cee
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Congratulations on your first ever styling experience, Sandy! I’ve only ever styled friends, but I always find it so much fun to put together looks for other people… especially when the result is seeing them look and feel great! Speaking of looking great, I am just loving your outfit. The mix of prints on your polkadot blouse and printed sweater is just perfect and your bright pink heels add such a fun pop of colour :)

  11. Alissa
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Those are super cute outfits, I would be so nervous styling outfits for an event like that! Also, you look super cute and I love your print mixing!

  12. susan
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I love the polka dot shirt AND the heart print sweater. Very cute.
    Photos are beautiful for sure! xo

  13. Catherine
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Oh my gosh, that is so exciting!! I think you did a great job styling those models – I would love to own both those outfits!

  14. Kristina
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Cute sweater, and I love your shoes!!


    Kristina does the Internets

  15. annie
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    That is SO awesome that you got to style models for the event! Love your sweater with that polka dot blouse…so cute Sandy :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. Rachel
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    You looked super cute! Love your heels and sweater :)

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  17. Amy Shaughnessy
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Love the way you styled them! They look great. What a fun experience. I am loving your outfit too!

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  18. citrusrefreshingfashion
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    this is gorgeous and ur event looks like it was a blast :)

    XO meghan

  19. Inge
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I love this outfit! I got this same exact sweater for my best friend for Christmas and since then I’ve been wishing I’d gotten one for myself too! I love how you dressed it up with the layering, necklace, and super cute shoes!

  20. Anngelik
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    Lovely pictures! I love that sweater!


  21. nancy @ adore to adorn
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    great looking event!! You look awesome too!

  22. Kelly
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, I love all of the great shoes!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  23. Evani
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    That is so cool you got to style models. They look great, as to be expected. You are such a fashionista Sandy, I’m so happy I get to be inspired from you and your blog!

  24. Kathleen
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Cool pictures and i love all those outfits! Your heels are fabulous and that color is gorgeous!

  25. Lisa - respect the shoes
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    You look fun and chic in your outfit – and I adore that bag!

  26. Brittany
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    What a great opportunity! And you look so stunning :)

  27. Redheaded Daybook
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    I am so jealous! This raelly looks like a ton of fun!! And your outfit is freaking adorable!!!! I really really love that sweater! Super cute.

    Happy Wednesday

    Redheaded Daybook

  28. cate @ wild ruffle
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    So fun! KC is one of my fave cities (I went to Mizzou and have friends there), but I haven’t made it to their fashion week!

  29. miriam
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    fun styling!
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! xoxo,miriam

  30. Kaitlin
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    I love your blog! I just found it today, and you have so much great stuff. I’ll definitely be your newest follower!


  31. Bethany
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    That sweater is too cute for words! And I’ve been dying to find a pair of heels like that for ages – but I have no idea what that little half-wedge thing is called! Love!!!

  32. Karen
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    That looks like such a fun event. I am sure you had a lovely time. I love the outfit. Perfectly girly but perfectly casual at the same time.

  33. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    You look so cute! Love the pattern sweater, with sweet lil pearls and polka dot blouse! And that coat, cut so well!

  34. Mo
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Love the pairing of the blouse and sweater! cute outfit.

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