Winter Lookbook 2014 With Special Guest Kathrine Mills



I had the pleasure of working closely with none other than Seventeen Magazine’s new beauty smartie! Her name is Kathrine Mills, one of the two girls who make up the beautiful YouTube power duo The M Studio. Kathrine and I put together 3 different winter outfits each for you, so enjoy!

1. Indie Winter

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Kathrine went for a really sweet indie floral look with a free flowing dress and a cropped olive anorak layered over a light black sweater. She used varying textures to keep the outfit from looking too one-dimensional, and thus beautifully exemplifies the ability to wear a spring piece in the winter.

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I went all black for this look, a trend I just can’t seem to shake just yet this year. Again, to keep the look from being too one-dimensional, I mixed up textures and patterns. This gorgeous sweater was a Christmas gift from my best friend (thanks Madison), and I thought the pattern worked really well with bold gold accents, such as my gold plated waist belt.

2. Family Function

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Kathrine’s second look screams all kinds of chic. She paired some suede/pleather combination leggings (from Zara, mind you) with a basic tank, an airy pink blazer, and a vintage gold waist belt. You can’t forget about the  shoes though–these pointed gold toe ballet flats are perfect for fancy family functions and the like. She tied the look together with all classic gold accessories.

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Well, there’s always that one weird family member, right? Somebody has to fulfill that requirement, and I guess I’m the girl for the job. For warmth, I have sheer tights on underneath my American Apparel riding pants. The color of these pants reminds me of a really nice, warm drink, perfect for fall and winter. Also, AA never fails to sell products that magically suck in the tummy, so that’s another perk for when I’m feasting on my holiday dinner. I went with  my TUK creepers to keep things weird and paired the pants with a basic button down and a smartly cut green blazer with elbow patches in the same burnt sienna as the pants.

3. The Freaky ’14

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Kathrine’s last look is my favorite. She went for a mostly black-and-white color scheme, with a pop of color in her flannel shirt which she wrapped around her waist (apparently you can do that and still look good. I think she’s magic.) The word “GEEK” adorns her front and without any sort of crazy font or any subtext, it still looks totally sarcastic and cheeky. Again. Magic. Her black ripped jeans and lightweight moto jacket are killer, too.

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Since I tapped into my inner Californian and decided to opt for a pair of shorts in the middle of winter, I had to make some Tennessean improvisations and break out the tights, thigh-high socks, and just a whole lot of layering in general. The shorts and army shirt are both thrifted and DIY items. I layered my trusty burgundy moto jacket over the set to coincide with the color of my tee shirt, and went with my Dr. Martens to finish off the look with the perfect stomping boots. A menacing silver knuckle ring and reflective sunnies complete the look.

That’s all for today’s post! Please check out my friend Kathrine’s YouTube Channel The M Studio, and check out these same looks in motion in the video we made together here. Like and comment on the video, and subscribe to Kathrine’s channel, and see her two page spread in Seventeen Magazine! I’m always drawing beauty inspiration from her, and she’s a really sweet girl. Check her out!

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