11.11.11

Blouse- Zara | Tunic- Target (seen here) | Pants- Victoria’s Secret | Belt- J.Crew | Shoes: Nine West | Sequin clutch- Zara | Jewelry- Michael Kors (c/o), Efva Attling (c/o) | Nails: Chanel Péridot | Lips: MAC Such Flare!

Zara Sequin Clutch & White Shirt

Happy 11-11-11!

One of the hardest style challenges for me, personally, involves picking out a Sunday morning churchgoing outfit that is both appropriate and reflects my own personal style. Sometimes it’s a hit, other times it’s a miss. But it usually involves sequins (ooh, how scandalous). I’m usually still foggy-headed since I haven’t yet had my Starbucks (speaking of, I think I’m the only person on the planet who dislikes the red holiday cups), so it’s only when I walk out the door that I notice oddities with my chosen outfit. For this one, it was realizing that I embodied the holiday song, “Silver and Gold”. More often than not, I just shrug off the would-be faux pas and roll with it. Mixed metals, I say!

P.S. – the last photo we shot on purpose to mimic the well-circulated one that was featured on Zara’s website (and which I also featured).

I’m off to New York until Saturday for a quick trip to finish out the MNG by MANGO mission with an appearance at jcpenney Herald Square. It’ll be Friday (tonight) from 6-8pm EST if you’d like to drop by!

  • http://stylifiq.blogspot.com stylifiq

    love the clutch

  • http://Www.melissamevans.wordpress.com Melissa

    Great outfit. I second that: I LUV that clutch!

  • http://melliott930.blogspot.com Marie

    Hahaha! “Silver and gold, silver and gold, everyone wishes for silllllver and gold….”

    Excellent outfit.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  • http://principessagabriella.blogspot.com Gabriella

    Cute outfit, I love that sequined clutch! Great lip color too! :)

  • http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/ marcella

    awesome clutch …

  • http://passion4artandfashion.blogspot.com/ Natella

    What a beautiful clutch!

    Kisses,
    Natella

    Passion for art and fashion

  • http://flysongbird.blogspot.com flysongbird

    i like silver and gold done right..and this outfit is so cool..love the bag!

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  • http://therealmeangirl.com christin

    love mixing metals! have a nice time in NYC :) I think the weather is going to be nice. By nice I mean not too cold or rainy ;)

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    I am so glad to hear I’m not the only one who struggles with putting together a church outfit…why is it so hard?! I have lots of dresses & skirts, but several of them are too short, so I usually go for trousers like yours too :)

  • Stacy

    Looks good! That combo works well.

  • http://theworldoftiffany.wordpress.com Tiffany

    I heart your bag. And I agree sometimes church clothes are hard for me too. It is like mmmm Michelle Obama or toned down Betsy Johnson LOL

  • http://ourfavoritestyle.blogspot.com Raquel Cañas

    I love the sequin bag! Your style is classy chic and I love it!

    Raque

    ourfavoritestyle.blogspot.com

  • Jenny

    Where is your poppy?

  • http://sweetenedstyle.blogspot.com Faith

    I love the gold nail polish!

  • http://pjandhubby.wordpress.com Pilar

    I love this outfit. So pretty. Love the pearls. Love that clutch!!

  • http://crinkleyourcloset.blogspot.com Rachel Tatem

    Cute clutch!

  • http://beautyandbandaids.com Melissa

    Love, love the look of the mixed metals! You look absolutely stunning.

  • http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com Shelley@Still Blonde after all these YEARS

    Oh! Wear this outfit to Herald Square and you will be a hit. Sophisticaton and sparkle combined. I just got back from NYC and the weather was so fab the whole time (60+ and sunny)! I swear I walked the whole city!

    Looking for a cool new place to eat? Try KittyChai in Soho (very short walk from the subway) Thai food with a prix-fixe menu! Also, Nobu on Hudson (very pricey but YUM)!

    If you get a chance, check out the new Islamic Art exhibit at the MET! Unbelievable.
    Safe travels.

  • http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com Erica

    I love my Zara clutch; your outfit looks just like what I wear to church too :)

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  • http://redandpurpleblog.blogspot.com Niki

    I really like the mixed metal colors, and the red lips just make the whole outfit even more perfect.:)

  • http://www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com Azu

    You’re looking lovely, Kristina! I instantly recognized your lovely clutch from Zara :) It goes so well with your outfit & nail polish.

    xoxo Azu

  • http://trendysocialiteblog.blogspot.com Adeea “Trendy Socialite” Rogers

    I actually do not like the S’bucks holiday cups either…so you’re not alone :)

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com Tara

    LOVE your gorgeous bag!

  • http://talktomyshoes.wordpress.com Jen

    Great matching the clutch and the belt. They compliment eachother surprisingly well.

  • http://www.motherinheels.com Courtney

    It was fun to read about you choosing what to wear to church. For me, I am always debating about what shoes to wear on Sunday morning. It seems I am continually saying to my husband, “I can’t wear THAT outfit, or THOSE shoes to church!” :-D

  • http://www.motorcitymoxie.com Monique @MotorCityMoxie

    Love the nail polish. Your outfit is great for Sunday.

  • http://gigidiaries.com Katrina

    Don’t get me wrong, you always look great but this ensemble is so CHIC, it’s not even funny! I love how you have layered everything; it looks effortless!!

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  • http://www.styleclouds.de Christina@Styleclouds

    I love that bag! It’s so sparky? And your look is perfect! xo, Christina

  • http://onthedaisies.blogspot.com Lise

    Nice pictures, i love that sequined clutch and very great lip color !

  • http:ckstayingwarm.tumblr.com Christy Kelsey

    I always feel super dumpy in work trousers but this combo is anything but!! I love your use of accessories – especially the animal print belt and red lipstick. I’m def a fan of your blog and will be checking back for more tips.

    Best – CK

  • http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com natasha

    I love anything that sparkles! :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog
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  • http://stylecusp.com Marissa

    I love this outfit, K! It’s perfect for church – I always have the same problem too. And who couldn’t love the sequin clutch. :)

    xx

  • http://www.beautyismyduty.com Reena

    I love that gold clutch! I also looove your outfit! very sleek and chic! :)

  • http://www.lelalondon.com Lela

    Obsessed with this outfit, beautiful girl!

    Besos,
    Lela
    Enter my blog competition to win Jeffrey Campbell Litas!

  • http://www.beautyinmymind.com Sophia

    Such a chic outfit! I love that clutch, it’s gorgeous! xo

  • http://glamamom.com Glamamom

    Just got this clutch too. AND in black :) Couldn’t resist. So sparkly!

  • http://www.besttrendz.com/ Lauren (BestTrendz)

    Lovely bag! Also, I think your outfit is sufficently church-fine. Trousers are always good for formal stuff :)

  • Lorraine

    Love the nail color. Not too much for us older girls! :)

  • http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com Ivana @ Style in the City

    Oh, I´m so in love with that sparkly clutch…could it be any more fabulous? :) You look amazing!

    xx Ivana

  • http://jrosestyle.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I love this look. You have managed to keep it conservative while being expressive and of course sparkly.

  • http://www.herwaisechoice.com Jen

    I know what you mean – I always want to look my best for church but it’s definitely important to not be screaming for attention or dress in an inappropriate way! I think you’ve nailed it with your put together look with bits of pizazz :) Looking lovely as usual, Kristina!
    Hope you are doing well and that you’re having fun in NY as well!
    xox
    Jen

  • http://www.styleactivist.com Erika Sheffer

    Love this church outfit – I have the same issues with this too! I have that clutch too, and haven’t put it down since I got it a few weeks ago.

    So pretty!

    Xo,
    E

  • http://www.little-miss-mama.blogspot.com Tairalyn

    Love this outfit…. was a Fan and Follower of your back some time ago – missed the Blog scene for a lil while, while I had a baby – now…. IM BACK!

    Found you again, joined BDIB and am so happy I did! Looking forward to my first assignment. Thanks for being Fabulous!

    Xo
    Tairalyn

  • http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com Vivian

    So I ordered that clutch online and finally got it and they sent me the wrong color! Called them and they sold out of the gold, again. :/
    You look so chic, I can see you going to to cocktails or the opera or something!

  • http://www.fashionistasonthego.com/ TaraCrews@ Fashionistas

    You are so pretty with what you have worn. LEt me just say that you are so simple but very elegant which is I am liking a lot.