A couple months back I was contacted by Karen Kane and asked if I would like to do a review of their new Summer 2011 line and host a giveaway. After browsing their pieces and reading up a bit on the company, I was more than happy to say yes!
To be honest, I'm always a little weary of new-to-me brands - just because I'm very picky about how things fit my body. I was actually pretty curious about how the brand would fit, that shortly after our first emails back and forth I hopped over to my local Belk and tried on a few of their items. Much to my surprise (and joy!) the pieces fit like a glove. It make my day! (if you're a picky dresser, you know what I mean!)
Some of these items below are linked and some have yet to make it online, but can be found in stores that carry Karen Kane.
Double Layer Drape Jacket
I'm a sucker for soft, tailored jackets and this one is no exception. I love how the material feels - it is amazingly soft to touch and wear. The fit is wonderful - it hugged my shoulders and arms perfectly, but also gave room for the layers underneath. The layers in the front are fabulous too - they drape perfectly. This jacket could easily dress up a look or be worn with jeans and a t-shirt - versatile and comfortable. It's gold!
Little White Dress
This dress is perfect for summer because it's a.) white and b.) versatile. I love wearing white in the summer - it's clean, fresh, and can be worn with anything. This dress has a leaf-like lace detail laying over top of it and it's sleeveless. The material and fit were beyond comfortable - it would be no problem wearing this dress throughout the day! Being so versatile, I could have worn flats with the dress to make it even more casual or I could have thrown on a blazer and pumps to make it more dressy. Can y'all tell how much I love versatility?
Staying with the white theme - white pants are a favorite of mine. I know many don't wear white for the simple fact that they may get dirty, but I don't care - I'm slightly more cautious of where I sit and how I eat and that's that. These pants are perfect for spring and summer. They go down to my ankles, but I wanted to roll them up for a more easy-going, beach-feel kind of look. These pants are beyond comfortable - I'd even go as far as saying they feel like you're wearing pajama pants (yeah, that amazing!). The material is light, but thick and durable enough for white pants (you know what I'm talking about - we've all seen those women wearing white pants that were just too thin). They are tailored so very well - fitting perfectly through the waist and hips, and down the leg.
Lace Trim Eyelet Blouson (left)
I love these tops because they are loose and billowy, and perfect for summer time. They also give off a boho-chic feel - which I am loving! I love the easy, on-tend look of the blouson. It's perfect for a summer weekend as the material is light and airy. The pattern and cut-outs on the front of the top give a dainty and feminine feel that's simply gorgeous.
Contrast Smock Embroidered Top (right)
The embroidered top is perfect for work with trousers or the weekend with shorts. I love the embroidered detailing - it's interesting without being overbearing. Much like the Eyelet Blouson, the material is light and loose. The sleeves are a bit longer, but the lightweight material makes up for any concerns I may have to wear this during the summer!
How lovely is this top? The picture actually doesn't give the justice it deserves. The beaded detailing is simply gorgeous - so intricate and feminine. This top is made of a cotton and silk blend material - it's sheer and lightweight, and so lovely to wear. The beading gives it the perfect amount of fancy to wear all dolled up or with denim. I really wanted to wear this top with a pencil skirt - the top just deserves to be dressed up, but I didn't want to look too ridiculous sitting around the house, on the weekend, in my pencil skirt and pumps.
So there are the pieces that I was to lucky to wear and review. If you couldn't tell by each description, I adored all these pieces! They are all comfortable, flattering, well made, and versatile - the perfect combination any one piece could ever be. Now - to the giveaway!
Karen Kane is being so generous to give one lucky person a $200 Karen Kane Styling Day!! If you live within a 50 mile radius of a Karen Kane store they'll be setting you up with one of their personal stylist for the day. You'll get one-on-one consultation with someone who knows all about the brand! If you do not live within a 50 mile radius - no problem, they'll send you a giftcard to use on Karen Kane at a near-by store (Belk, Bloomingdale's, Dillard's, Nordstrom, etc.).
1. "Like" Karen Kane on Facebook,
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*This giveaway is open to US readers only and will close Monday, May 23rd at midnight CST.