February 18, 2013

I Love Being a Girl

I love being a girl.

So much, that I've never gone to work a day in my life without doing my hair and makeup.

Like, ever. Is that weird? Well, regardless...

Knowing this about me, you can imagine my horror when after getting back from my trip last week I still didn't have my luggage! The luggage with all of my prized possessions that make me look normal? Yeah... still 2,000 miles away. American Airlines told me it would be waiting for me in Salt Lake, and it indeed was not. Then they said it would be delivered to me at 10:30 AM the next morning... I waited and waited, still nothing.

So... I did the unthinkable. I forced myself to go to work without my beloved foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, mousse, hairspray, teased crown and tamed frizz. I completely roughed it, and it was not pretty - in fact, I would categorize it as one of the most embarrassing days of my life. I felt like such a fraud, like, "Oh, hiiii - SURPRISE! I'm not who you thought I was! ;)"

I got home from work peeved and frustrated with the day's shame written all over my face, and guess what? My baggage still had not been delivered! I called once again and was told it was waiting at the airport. Thank goodness I only live 15 minutes away or I wouldn't have run over there so fast.

The next morning, finally reunited with my things after a weeklong hiatus, I was determined to look pretty - after all, it was Valentine's Day, and I had a brand new red flared cotton skirt from Seven Blooms, an organic women's clothing line that I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with. It inspired the whole look - the belt, tights, striped shirt, black bow, pearl studs, and red lip.


Skirt >> c/o SEVEN BLOOMS (use code "KV2013" for 10% off!)
Top, Belt, Tights, Bow >> FOREVER21  Shoes >> PAYLESS  Pearl Earrings >> JARED JEWELERS
Lipstick >> COVERGIRL - 290 Burn BrĂ»lure

I was glowing with confidence as I walked through the building - ready to look people in the eye, smile, and redeem myself from the humiliation of the day before. I think it did the trick - I got so many compliments as I twirled around the office in my feminine attire. Maybe it was over-the-top for a day in the office, but sometimes a girl's just gotta be a girl, ya know? :)

Seven Blooms has so many fun and feminine pieces in their shop, and not only are they giving 10% off your order with code "KV2013" as well as offering a BOGO deal on these necklaces when you mention KV at checkout, but she's also offering one lucky KV reader... wait for it...


Did you catch that? THREE SURPRISE ITEMS! That's a huge value, especially since her unique pieces normally start around $35 and go up from there. It's quality AND quantity - who could ask for more? Enter via Rafflecopter below (open to US/Canada residents only) and quick, because it ends Wednesday at midnight! Good luck!

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit! I don't think I started falling in love with being a girl until I was at the end of high school / beginning of adult life. I still will rough it a bit-- sometimes you just have to with two kids in tow-- but I love being able to primp and polish and feel alternately edgy, sweet, sassy, and sexy all depending on my mood.

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  2. this is great and you are so pretty

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  3. I adore photo number three and what a cute outfit on you. Rock it girl!


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    Bonnie Rose
    The Compass Rose

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  4. I really like Halter Cotton Bridesmaid Dress with Sweetheart Neckline and Pockets, Spring Summer Garden Party Dress
    P.s I have no ideal how to redo a pic for instgram?

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    1. Hi Ruby! The way I do it is on my phone - I press and hold the picture I want to share until options pop up, choose "Share," and then you can post it on Instagram from there. Hope that helps!

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  5. I really don't know how I can choose a favorite. I'm a plus size, but on my way to changing that :) anyway I would have to say that when I LOVE this dress the most <3 I will definitely be keeping an eye on this shop as I lose weight. It's a great motivation to want to fit into those gorgeos clothes! I could possibly slip into an XL
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109812280/organic-womens-green-lace-dress-with?

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  6. you're so pretty! I loved your valentine's look!

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  7. You look gorgeous! And getting your luggage delayed is so annoying! I'm glad it came eventually!! :)

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  8. I love the full flared skirt! (The same one you're wearing in the post.) I think I would choose it in blue.

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  9. you are too funny, but I am sorry about your luggage! I would be freaking out!

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  10. I completely agree! I sit in my own house wearing makeup, it just makes me feel better, you know? I'm so sorry for your traveling from hell experience...glad that is over! And you look ADORABLE in your photos, you are my winged eyeliner mentor:)

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  11. I've never gone out without makeup either! Downside of being totally blonde - you can't tell I have eyelashes or eyebrows without it! Glad it came in safe and sound though!

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  12. Hi! New follower! Glad you made it home safe... MAAAAjor bummer about the luggage. I have a hard time staying calm in stuff like that... hate feeling ooc... and would w/o my stuff... with me!
    Girl you walk that walk of shame w/ your head held high... I'm sure you are just as beautiful as an 80's model w/ frizzy hair and yesterday's makeup!!! :)

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  13. Love the lemon flared skirt!

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  14. Sounds like it was quite the trip!

    I love this jacket http://www.etsy.com/listing/100557123/sale-50-off-beige-jacket-blazer-with? and this dress http://www.etsy.com/listing/109813026/womens-lace-dress-in-navy-blue-and-dark?

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  15. I love the Jersey Infinity Wrap!

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  16. I love this dress! http://www.etsy.com/listing/82559286/customizable-cotton-bridesmaid-dress?

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  17. You look gorgeous! Can tell by the pics that the beauty is there without the help of makeup too (I'm a makeup artist) you don't need it ;)

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  18. i wish i'd never had a day at work w/o makeup or my hair done but too often sleep takes priority for me...ha!

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  19. I have that same red skirt from Seven Blooms and It is my favorite piece in my wardrobe. It's so versatile! I love everything in the shop and hopefully can win a few more pieces to add to my collection!

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  20. Ah I would die without my makeup and hair stuff, so I can definitely relate to you! Oh and I love the ruffled jacket blazer, so cute!

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  21. I would love the Teeshirt Dress (blue) or the beaded necklace! I completely understand about your makeup loss for work.. I would have had a horrible day, too! Even though I am sure you looked beautiful either way xoxox

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  22. I love the yellow or red skirt!

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  23. you look super amazing! i also never go anywhere without makeup and love being a girl too!
    i am in love with the ruffled jacket blazer
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  24. Glad you got your stuff back!
    I love this hoodie a lot:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70804257/sale-30-off-black-organic-cotton-womens?

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  25. Girl, you are the prettiest. I'm sure you looked just fine at work. ;]

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  26. Very cute Kristen! Love the whole outfit!!!

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  27. Glad to hear you got your things back. Your pictures are so cute. You are darling. I love that outfit and your makeup. Clean and cute. :)

    www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  28. Spring is in the air...therefore, I love this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109285204/sale-30-off-lemon-flared-flare-womens?

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  29. I love the Lemon flared skirt! Adorable!

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  30. I love a good unique jacket and the diagonal zippered black jacket is awesome!

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  31. I love the Organic Convertible Long Trench Coat Jacket in Eco Friendly Bamboo Cotton Fleece

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  32. I love the skirt you are wearing and the fitted ruffles jacket. So cute!

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  33. I love their wrap dresses (the sleeveless and the ones with sleeves)!

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  34. LOVE the wrap dresses. You look fabulous!!!!

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  35. Kristen, you look SO GOOD! A true woman... very Marilyn-esque :) I love your beautiful face/hair/body! My fave :)

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  36. I love your outfit! You look like a pin-up girl :) I like the Organic Bamboo Jersey wrap... looks so comfy!

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  37. This one is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109813026/womens-lace-dress-in-navy-blue-and-dark?

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  38. Being a girl is the best... are you kidding me, what would I do without lipstick and glitter?

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  39. New follower from the big giveaway! My favorite item is the green sweater! Hope you'll follow me too. :)

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  40. CUTE picture's :) I'm sure people already forgot about the day you went sans make-up.

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  41. You are fabulous!! p.s. I love being a girl too! :)

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  42. Loving this dress! http://www.etsy.com/listing/109813026/womens-lace-dress-in-navy-blue-and-dark?

    Great giveaway :)

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  43. I love the: Strapless Dress with Woven Striped Top
    Beautiful items in that shop!!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  44. I love everything from Seven Blooms, I've worked with Regina in the past during my fashion week!! you look so gorgeous chick! xoxo

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  45. I love so much from Seven Blooms and I just ordered the red skirt you are wearing in the pics. I similiar shoes and and a similiar shirt so I am totally going to copy your outfit. It is super cute!

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  46. The lemon flared cotten skirt from Seven Blooms makes me happy. Thanks for sharing their shop info!

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  47. SUCH an awesome give-away!
    I love the Lemon Flared Flare Skirt! So cute! Yellow is such a fun colour! :D

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  48. I love the Organic Convertible Long Trench Coat Jacket in Eco Friendly Bamboo Cotton Fleece-- It's so adorable.

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  49. Can we just pause for a second to discuss how much I LOVE your fashiony posts?! I just adore your poses. They're not normal fashion poses and they're cute!
    I just <3 you!

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  50. I LOVE the red or yellow Juliette skirt!

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  51. I actually really like going to work without makeup. But then again I only wear linear, mascara and sometimes blush. :)

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  52. I really like the Modern Layered Cowgirl Western Country Skirt with Ruffles in Dark Brown and Black Cotton...LONG name haha!

    Thanks KV!!

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  53. I've seen some fresh faced pics of you compliments of IG and I think you are absolutely gorgeous with or WITHOUT makeup!

    Red lipstick looks great on you!

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  54. Your hair is SO cute. Your style is so stinkin cute, I would wear everything you own!

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  55. I am glad you got everything back and good thing you live so close to the airport - you are right, that skirt is super cute!

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    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. P.S. I really like Casual Jersey Dress in Organic Fabric with Floral Print Trim and Belt

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  56. You are seriously adorable Kristen! I feel the same way about getting ready and looking cute, but I'm just too lazy! I guess it's a good thing that I can work in my pajamas now ;) But seriously, you are gorgeous and I'm jealous. So jealous! xoxo

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  57. I love being a girl too - I don't think I've been out of the house without at least lipstick for the past 15 years!

    Lovely outfit!!

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