James Perse

The Basics


I’m a big fan of prints and colors but sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. My basics go-to items usually consist of jeans, tank, blazer, a hat for those low maintenance days and flats to run around in. Also, I always like to bring along a pair of heels just in case we end up going somewhere in the evening. Trust me, this’ll prevent you from buying unnecessary new shoes every time.  :)



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Top:  Theory Katharine long blazer, James Perse tank | Bottom: Joe’s Jeans high water distressed denims | Shoes: Zara chain link heels | Bag: Louis Vuitton Trevi PM | Hat: H&M fedora

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Now on to something way more exciting! I wanted to thank everyone for entering this giveaway. It’s such an awesome feeling to see how many of you love my pieces and I appreciate all the love & support from the bottom of my heart! If you didn’t win this contest, don’t worry, I’ll have another one very soon and will keep you posted either via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

The winner of my Valentine’s Day Giveaway is Melissa Myers (entry #150)! Congratulations love. Please look out for my email today!

Which item do you think I should giveaway next time?

xo, KTR

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Fuzzy Feelings

[Photos by NR]

Top: James Perse black tank, Free People crop vegan leather jacket | Bottom: H&M fuzzy white skirt | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps | Necklace: link chain necklace (similar here, here and here) | Glasses: Dior cat eye sun glasses | Belt: Asos spikes belt

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I have been looking for a furry white skirt for a while and when my girl Sab from Rouge Spark saw this at H&M, she quickly picked it up for me anticipating it will sell out (thanks babe!!) and I think it did because I haven’t seen it in stores since. Love the feminine fuzzy flare of this skirt, not quite fur, not quite fringe. Just perfect.

P.S. I noticed some has mentioned that the belt doesn’t fit or it’s out of stock in your size. You can still get it and use a leather hole punch pliers from Michaels to create holes so it will fit snug to your waist, then trim off excess leather :)

Happy Monday lovers!


Perhaps I just have a weakness for dangerous studs delicately wrapped around my ankles and down the back of my heels because when I saw these babies, there were no such thing as “no K, you don’t need this.”

These Valentino studded ankle strap sandals from the Fall 2012 Rockstud collection features pyramid studs, red leather, double adjustable blush ankle straps and a strip of smaller studs down the back of the heel. That little sucker behind my ears who frequently tries to discourage me from buying certain things was quickly shut down. No regrets here! :)

Made this pencil skirt with my favorite bow details from the left over materials from this pleated (faux) leather skirt, but I probably won’t be making another one of these for a while. Sewing with faux leather, pleather, or vinyl can be pretty tricky and time consuming and if you’re not careful you can rip the material on top and sometimes it can take hours to complete the project…I was pretty happy with the results but my back wasn’t. lol

[Photos by NR]

Top: James Perse black tank | Bottom: DIY (faux) leather pencil skirt with over-sized bow details | Shoes: Valentino stud red sandals with ankle straps | Glasses: Tom Ford Nikita cat eye | Necklace: Dogeared heart pendant

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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

Day at the San Jose Flea Market

The friendship bracelets stand

Wore an amazingly comfortable James Perse cotton racerback maxi (that obviously need a little trimming) and my Juicy Couture fedora who always come to the rescue for those bad hair days!

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Dress: James Perse maxi cotton dress (sold here, here and here)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Black Shoulder Bag
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandals
Hat: Juicy Couture Perforated Fedora / Glasses: Gucci
Bracelets: spikes from Ebay, friendship bracelets from Flea Market / DIY wrap bracelets

About a month ago I was on the hunt for more friendship bracelets and decided to check out the San Jose flea market. My little brother (who’s now a New Yorker) came to visit and was conveniently dragged along for the ride. I’m sure he was super thrilled!

I can’t believe I have been living in CA for half of my life but I have never been to a flea market. “What the heck is a flea market and do they sell fleas?” That was a questions I used to ask when I was little… Flea market was a term used for street markets that sold mainly secondhand merchandise, which would be the type of items that might be infested with fleas. The first few flea markets were in Paris in 1922 and they were called marché aux puces which translates to ‘market with fleas’.

Of course that has changed over the years and we know/hope flea markets no longer sell items infested with fleas. Actually everything we saw seems new and they have everything from furniture to car parts to under garments to haircuts to food. You name it, they got it. It was pretty cool, but I think we enjoyed the snacks the most. My favorite was the mangos with chilli powder and fresh coconut that the nice man behind the food stand chopped up for us.

We did had a bit of a snafu with a furniture vendor (well, it was actually a bit of a nightmare) and my only advice to you is: if you ever decide to purchase furniture from a flea market (or any place in general), check your items carefully when it arrived at your home. I didn’t and I got the wrong item, the wrong brand and wrong color (lol). Oh well, problem eventually was solved and now we’re all happy with our purchase from a store. :)

Readers: What’s your best and worst flea market experience?

Somewhere Out There

“If you’re dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” -Matthias Schmelz

[Photos by NR]
Skirt: BCBGeneration Tie Closure Wrap Skirt from BCBG
Top: James Perse
Jacket: BCBGeneration Cropped Jacket from BCBG
Shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA suede booties
Marc by Marc Jacobs Over-sized Satchel (smaller size here)
Glasses: Christian Dior
Necklace: Chain Necklace from Nordstrom

When you can’t decide if you want to put on a short or long skirt, this asymmetrical hi-low wrap skirt from BCBGeneration gives you the best of both worlds. I think they have an amazing flair that both accentuates legs yet still has that traditional long flowy skirt effect…just try not to wear it on a windy day like I did.