I Yam What I Yam

WhatIYam1Since the day I broke out of school uniforms, I’ve been furiously experimenting with the possibilities of style. I’ve played all sorts of characters, tried on every costume under the sun. I’ve died my hair platinum, black, burgundy, blue (and once all four at the same time ~ no lie). I’ve used clothing as one of many mixed media in the crafting and discovery of self. Through it all, I’ve found personal style to be an incredibly powerful tool, and I’ve learned a lot about who I am and the kind of woman I want to be. WhatIYam2It’s still a work in progress ~ I’m forever evolving as life experiences continuously remold me. And clothes are far from the most important thing in life, but they do matter. A good outfit is one I can put on in the morning and then forget about the rest of the day, because it feels so seamlessly me. I like classic colors, I like tailoring that drapes, I like elegant silk separates cut to feel like pajamas. I like bodysuits under everything and loose, low-cut tops. I love a good harem pant, a smokey eye and gold jewelry. To quote Popeye, “I yam what I yam.”WhatIYam3The moral of the story? I want to look cool and feel good without thinking too much about it. I spent all those years fighting my way out of one uniform just to wrap myself up in another ~ and I couldn’t be happier.WhatIYam4Anyone else see a theme? If you’re in the mood for a parade of fashion déjà vu, click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!WhatIYam5|WEARING| Ray-Ban sunnies, John Hardy hoop earrings, necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner, Ippolita and Monica Rich Kosann, Vince blouse (similar), Calvin Klein bodysuit (similar), Chanel bag, shorts custom made in Vietnam (similar), Tibi shoes (similar) |PHOTOS| by Austin Phelps

  • http://www.eyelikefashion.com/ Eye Like Fashion

    ADORE this relaxed effortless look. And the deep V is so sexy.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

  • Tamar shalem

    So pretty! I love how comfortable suits you!

    http://www.tamarshalem.com/

    Tamar shalem,
    Shoe designer

  • http://www.linnaedesign.blogspot.com/ Linnaedesign

    I adore your photos and your outfit! So beautiful! xx

    Linnae at LinnaeDesign
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  • Luba

    No brainer ! You are black & white girl !!

    XO Luba

    Boho top, vintage denim shorts and wedges for my
    Friday look, on

    http://www.well-living-blog.com

  • Sweet Mona

    so cool!

    new look on my blog :D

    http://sweetmona.com/

  • Dominique

    You look amazing!

    xx

    http://www.dominiquecandido.com

  • Paulina Villalpando

    True! we fall into new uniforms created by ourselves, but once you find the correct uniform for you, it is great! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

    • theglamourai

      Exactly!
      XOK

  • Juliette Laura

    And what you yam is perfect, because this outfit is stunning.

    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  • http://www.shallwesasa.com/ Sasa Zoe

    yup! Love your style, babe:)

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    Well said! It does seem like you’ve hit your stride over the past year or so, and it’s great to see you are finding your style effortless, which is what we all hope for, right?

    Have a great weekend!

  • Denisa
  • http://le-gypsetaffair.blogspot.com.br/ Hanna V

    I love your style, it’s kinda laid back comfy but it’s still very chic, keep doing what you’re doing please

  • Nico

    U look so great!

    35 outfits ready for the weekend on lb-lc fashion blog

  • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

    I really like this look on you. The chanel bag is perfect.

    Check out the B.A.D blog… http://blogaboutdesign.com

  • http://Mysmallwardrobe.com/ Carelia

    That’s what I call EFFORTLESS CHIC. If you treat your style as an extension of your personality, then it should be easy to get dress in the morning and you should feel chic all day long. I love this post Kelly and you look wonderful and so very you.
    xo
    Carelia

    PRACTICAL AND EASY…latest post at:
    mysmallwardrobe.com

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    Great post! And I totally agree with your definition of a good outfit. I personally feel my best in great fitting dress in a bright color or interesting print.

    Kendra
    http:/closetconfections.com

  • ediot

    you look fantastic girl. great outfit.love it
    x

  • Angelo Aiello

    fantastic post :) waiting for you on my blog ;)

    http://www.astandsforclass.com

  • adela cechova

    I love your style! I wish you would post more outfits like you used to.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

  • Ketty

    i don’t know about others but i really think your looking amazingly beautiful in this outfit. i love the way your are.

    http://www.mbtoutletuk.org.uk/

  • http://fashionpeekaboo.com/ Anastasia Polosina

    Great style – lux and boho at the same time. And I like to your evolution of style, as some say – when you wear something, you try to express something, bring a message.

    xx

    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

  • http://www.lecitygypsy.com/ Jessie

    amazing outfit. relaxed yet stylish. i love those shorts! =)

    http://www.lecitygypsy.com/

  • MARTA

    You look stunning! Love the top and the shorts!

    http://www.MartasFashionDiary.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3286864

  • http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/ Dana

    A wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing dear Kelly! I adore you and your wonderful style.. very tasteful :)

    have a nice week
    greetings from Germany
    Dana :)
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

  • Lindsey

    Love the deep v blouse!
    http://www.shopopal.com

  • Ago Prime

    wonderful outfit!!
    http://www.agoprime.it

  • http://sweetmadameblue.blogspot.com/ Allison Weeks

    Beautiful pictures! Great outfit <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  • Lindsay Truax

    I love your custom shorts!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  • Ago Prime

    This look is amazing!! I like your photo too!!

    http://www.agoprime.it

  • alexandra shulika
  • Fashionista In The Oven

    Love IT!!! You look gorgeous!!!

    XXOO

    http://www.fashionistaintheoven.com

  • Nik

    I’m now in love!!!!!!!!!! that sjirt you are wearing…keeps hitting on me :p ρουχα σε μεγαλα μεγεθη

  • María

    Love your style, and it is a fact that you’ve found it! I feel so identified with those first words you wrote. I’ve been doing the same thing the last 2 years and I think I’m definitely and FINALLY scketching my style! And that is the most beautiful feeling of all!
    Lovely words!!
    Lots of love, xx

    http://marysreturn.blogspot.com.ar/
    http://marysreturn.blogspot.com.ar/

  • Anne

    Love the simple flat sandal. I featured a similar (and remarkably affordable) one from J.Crew in a recent look: http://definingdelphine.com/a-few-favorite-things/

    Anne
    http://www.definingdelphine.com