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Sixty Seconds of Style - October 12th, 2014

Oct 12, 2014 -- 8:20pm

Fall Accessories w/ Kim Appelt

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The weather is finally starting to change. I’m finally starting the transition out of my summer wardrobe. I find that in the fall I go from wearing all my bright colours, to leaning toward my neutrals more and my blacks. Sometimes I even end up wearing a bit of a “uniform”. One way that is so easy to change up a look, is in your accessories. Adding a scarf to an all black outfit, or a hat to go with your staple leather jacket can change the entire ensemble. I also tend to stay away from my big purses and go for little ones in the fall as I’m not trying to pack everything in there incase I head to the beach! It makes life so much simpler! Here are a few of my favourite fall accessories…

 

Hats 

I love a felt hat in the fall, especially in these deep colours.

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

Bags

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

 

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Available here

 

Sunglasses

Sunglasses in the fall are for classics, not for the latest popular trend. Stick to an all black frame too.

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

Scarves 

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

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Available here

 

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Sixty Seconds of Style - October 5th, 2014

Oct 05, 2014 -- 8:20pm
 
Fall Transition w/ Kim Appelt
www.stylebykimxo.com 
 
 
Graphic Tank

 

 

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Fall is all about cosy knits and new boots. One of my “go-to’s” in the fall is shorts (specifically my leather shorts) and boots or a dress and boots.

Tank is by Daydreamer

Leather shorts by Tylie Malibu similar herehere and here.

Boots by Anine Bing

Sunnies “New York” by Anine Bing 

Purse by Onna Ehrlich

Sixty Seconds of Style - September 28th, 2014

Sep 28, 2014 -- 8:20pm
Fall Fashion for the Mini's w/ Kim Appelt
www.stylebykimxo.com 
 
 
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I often get asked what is hot for kids. This is so variable based on parents obviously, time and interest but in my experience even if mom doesn’t like dressing herself she quite often will get into decking out her kids.  Really everything that is trending for adults is also trending for kids.  For simplicity I will list a few of the kid trends and my favourite pieces from each.

 

 

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For the mini “hipster”  Mini Boden.

 

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For the “prepster” from  Tommy Hilfiger.

 

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Ralph Lauren shirt dress for girls.

 

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Buffalo Plaid one from the Gap.

Plaid: Plaid is hot for fall for everyone, and how can you not love it for you little mini’s?

 

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Animal print super cute girls pullover sweatshirt by Candy Hearts Kids.

 

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Skinny Jeans from Old Navy.

 

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Pools side memories in this fun kids bikini from Billabong.

 

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Add a little roar with these socks from Happy Feet.

 

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These Chucks from Converse.

Animal Print: Obviously huge for kids and tonnes of fun.

 

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Super Soft Skull Tee’s from Nununu at Kitson.

 

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Get this Bite Sweatshirt from Munster brand here at Kitson.

 

Monsters & Skulls: Always and forever a boy Favourite.

 

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Converse: Always in style for boys and girls.

 

Kids Dr. Martins

 

Dr. Martins…that’s right, they are back.

 

Hunter Rainboots

 

 

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Hunter Rainboots, as stylish as they are warm and dry.

 

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Yosi Samara for the win for the little girls.  Most comfortable flat ever.

 

 

 

 

New Balance Shoe

 

 

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New Balance for boys and girls, comfort and edgy LA style all in one.

 

Top Shoes trending right now : Converse, Dr. Martins, Van’s, Birks, Yosi Samara and New Balance.

 

Online Shopping for kidsKitson Kids, Nordstrom and for those of you looking for a little more designer gear for your little darling Childs Play  and AlexandAlexa are tough on the budget but fantastic.

Online Magazines for Cool ParentsBoombaloo,  Parents & Cool Mom Picks.

Happy Shopping!

Kim xo

Sixty Seconds of Style - August 31st, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 -- 8:20pm

"Sixty Seconds of Style" - EVERY Sunday Night at 8:15pm with Kim Appelt

Tonight we talked about "Labor Day Sales"

For more fashion tips, visit www.stylebykimxo.com

 

While you’re enjoying the last weekend of summer, hopefully beachside with cocktail in hand, you should also be scanning through the best Labor Day sales online. There are tons of sales out there and it can be daunting to know how to spend your money and get the best bang for your buck. Here is a list of the sales and the top fall items to look for.

Best Jeans

 

Jbrand Skinnies

 

 

The JBrand 915 Super Skinny Legging Jeans on sale here.

 

Rag and Bone Jeans

 

Rag & Bone The Skinny Jeans on sale here.

 

Citizens of Humanity

 

Citizens of Humanity Racer Skinny Jeans on sale here. Check out all Shopbop’s denim on sale here, Revolve Clothing denim here and Nordstrom sale here.

 

 

Best Ankle Boots: Fall requires a pair of ankle boots, here are a few of my favourites on sale.

 

Riley Suede Boot

 

The Riley Suede Bootie by Hudson on sale at Revolve.

 

Splendid Beige Bootie

 

The Splendid Roland Suede Bootie at Shopbop.

 

Alexander Wang Booties

 

The Alexander Wang Stretchy Mesh Ankle Boots at Saks.  Check out all of the booties on sale at Nordstrom’s here.

 

Best Fall Blazers:

 

White Blazer

 

 

Elizabeth and James Relaxed Jamie Blazer at Shopbop.

 

Shoulder Jacket

 

In love with this Shoulder Jacket by Each x Other.

 

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Admittedly I am not a huge Rachel Zoe clothing fan, but I really like this particular Rachel Zoe
Charlie Snow Leopard Jacket, and it’s on sale at Saks…so why not! Other great blazer and leather coat sales on at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Best Sale Purses:

 

Halston Heritage Purse

 

 

 

Get this Halston Heritage Structured Leather Tote for a steal of a deal.  It’s great as a work bag.

 

Leopard Clutch

 

 

This Leopard Sabbath Clutch by Cleobella pretty awesome and on sale for a good deal.  Check out all the other purses on sale here and here.

Make-Up Artist CHRISSPY

Aug 24, 2014 -- 10:15pm

On tonight's show, I sat down with talented make-up artist Chrisspy at the IPSY Studios in Santa Monica.

She has nearly 1 MILLION followers on Instagram: CHRISSPY

IPSY is the world's fastest growing and most passionate beauty community. The community is centered around their award-winning monthly Glam Bag, a beauty sampling service, which is shipped to over a half million subscribers in the US and Canada www.ipsy.com 

Who is Chrisspy?

"Christina is the second-youngest of four children, raised on non-sugar cereals and 2% milk, in a home chock full of bluster and strong opinion. Displaying a penchant for the artistic from an early age, in order to make her voice heard, she learned to be concise, bold, and avant-garde. After working for MAC cosmetics in San Francisco, she moved to Los Angeles, earned a bachelor's degree from UCLA, and began posting pictures online to showcase her make-up techniques under the name, Chrisspy. She hopes to curry favor and influence friends. . . . but more importantly, she hopes to empower women with the tools to look their best!"

 

Sixty Seconds of Style - August 24th, 2014

Aug 24, 2014 -- 8:20pm

"Sixty Seconds of Style" - EVERY Sunday Night at 8:15pm with Kim Appelt

Tonight we talked about "wearing white after Labor Day"

For more fashion tips, visit www.stylebykimxo.com

 

Always a big question as we get close to Labor day is ”Can you wear white after Labor Day?”  

The answer is yes and no.  A bit of history for you, this “no white after Labor day” started in the 1800′s.  

The wives of the super-rich ruled high society with an iron fist after the Civil War.

As more people became millionaires, it was difficult to tell the difference between old money,

and those who only had “vulgar” new money.  By the 1880s, in order to tell who was acceptable and who wasn’t,

the women who were already “in” felt it necessary to create dozens of fashion rules that everyone in the know had to follow.

That way, if a woman showed up at an event in white, but it was after labor day, the other women would know not to give her the time of day.

Since many of you have invested in quality white pieces over the summer and would like to still get some use of of them coming into fall I have listed a few ways that you can keep them in rotation.

 

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1. A white blazer: If you’re planning on wearing one in the fall, pair it with a black or grey tank or turtleneck and dark skinny jeans, instead of the loose camisole and shorts you’ve been wearing it with all summer. This makes it more season-appropriate. Shop my favourites herehere and here. I found this Rag and Bone one on sale here.

 

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2. A white belt: “This accessory mixed in with neutral-colored bottoms and a colorful top offers up a colorblocking effect, which is a very stylish move. You can throw on a black blazer to make it a bit more fall. Find my favorite’s here and here.

 

 

 

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3. White or cream tops: “They’re seasonless—always in style.” Some of my favourites for fall herehereand here.

 

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4. White pants: “These can read the wrong season unless they’re in a fall fabric. You wouldn’t want to wear a white silk pant in the winter, however you could pair a white denim pant with a suede shoe or black pump and that’s totally acceptable.” My favourite white jeans for fall: herehere and here.

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