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DIY: Tassel Sandals

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I’m a little late to the tassel shoe game (ok, very late), but better late than never…? I have been eyeing a few tassel fringe sandals for some time now, but wasn’t compelled enough to splurge on such a trendy style. The next best alternative was to DIY them, of course! I found some old sandals in my closet that I hardly wear and decided it’s time to refurbish and put them to good use! This DIY was so fun and really quite easy to customize. I forgot how therapeutic it was to DIY little things like this. :)

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Wata’melon

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Dress: KTRcollection *Made to Order * Watermelon tier halter dress | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman nudist sandals | Bag: Chloe Dr0ew bag (grey) | Glasses: Dior | Necklace

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This summer I’m all about these darling pillowcase-style tier dresses that’s loose fitting and easy to wear so I can just it slip on and go-go-go-go! Can be purchase via made-to-order on www.ktrcollection.com || xx, ktr

Into the Blue

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Dress: KTRcollection ” Made To Order ” Off the Shoulder maxi dress | Shoes: Calvin Klein nude wedge | Bag: Sole Society Kianna bag | Glasses: Prada sunglasses

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I wore this dress that I made in the city (SF) yesterday running errands and exploring a few new venues with N for fabric, deserts and dinner. I have to say, I’m a little obsessed with off-the-shoulder everything right now. Sure, I love a plunging open back and sometimes I don’t mind showing a little cleavage or midriff…but what I’m obsessed with the most at the moment is the clavicle. There’s just something really sexy in an old-school glamour kind of way with off-the-shoulder looks. Although there are a variety of off-the-shoulder styles, the one I’m drawn to the most is the easy breezy, flowy looks. It’s perfect for running around when the weather heats up and when I just want to slip something on and be on the go. Oh, and not to mention they are so flattering to a variety of body types. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and cheers to a new productive and fabulous week! xx, K

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Introducing KTRSWIM

While growing up, I have always poked my nose in some kind of hobby/business venture… From my grape juice & fresh fruit stand (because all the kids were doing lemonade and I wanted grape!), to friendship bracelets, to shoe laces that matches your top (lol, don’t ask), to handmade lingerie (Glamgerie™ )… and then KTRcollection happened. I was tired of seeing over-priced skirts & dresses and not seeing enough prints or colors that I love. So I started making them at home and posted them on my style blog KTRstyle in 2012. I guess you can say with all of my previous hobbies, I started making swimsuit also out of my own agony for not being able to find certain looks that I love.

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Swimsuits: KTRSWIM by KTRcollection  | Bodychain: Monee Elizabeth | Photos by NLReed | Location: St. John, USVI

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…Even though I’m not much of a swimmer, I love the beach and maybe that’s why swimsuits has always been an obsession of mine. I particularly love styles that are a reminiscent of the 1940s & 50s, so when I started working on KTRSWIM early last year, I wanted to create something that has a vintage feel to it. I love the modesty of the one piece and the versatility of the high waist bottoms, but I also wanted something that’s fresh, playful, edgy, and a little sassy yet classy. I’m a firm believer that a one piece and high waist swimsuit is just as sexy as any string bikinis. It’s leaving a little mystery that’s kind of sexy to me. Plus, since I’m usually stuffing my face after laying out, what better way is there to cinch the hell out of my stomach than a lycra swimsuit?! :)

I hope you love this line as much as I do! You can choose from size S, M, L but for a more accurate fit, there’s an option for you to enter your exact bust, waist and hips measurements. I totally recommend making sure you get measured before placing your order because each piece will be hand made, one by one to fit each customer’s size and color request. Therefore, all pieces will take 2-4 weeks to complete depending on current volume of orders. Also, Prints tend to sell out quickly and may not be relisted, but I’ll be adding more prints in the coming weeks with updates via my Instagram. If you have any suggestions/feedback, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

XOXO, KTR

 

 

 

Chameleon Soul

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Top and Skirt: DIY | Shoes: Zara metallic sandals | Glasses: Jimmy Choo cateyes | Bag: Valentino red lock bag

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Channeling my inner pin-up girl with this look a few days ago for a celebratory dinner. I wanted to wear a body hugging red stripes skirt that’s long (most I found were knee length) so I made this skirt; and decided to do a little print mixing with my diy polka dots halter top.

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