krysta versus . drawstrings

Let’s talk drawstrings.
Ladies, let’s avoid those muffin tops this summer, give your hips some wiggle room. My current obsession with drawstring shorts started with the appeal of that perfect slouchy comfort without losing that chic appeal. One short, two looks…come on it doesn’t get better than this!
Shall we go sporty during the day? Fabulous idea! Throw on a slouchy tee – the Velvet Kim Sheer V-Neck is my go to – and slip into my Cole Haan sneakers or Dolce Vita leather loafers and viola, I give you the perfect summer romp around look.
5:00pm: Did someone say happy hour? Who, what, when, where? (Never! ask why when it comes to happy hour) I’ll be there in 15…swap out the sneaks for some ankle booties –Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Bootie – and throw on a black blazer or leather jacket and you’ll be surrounded by your people and sipping on pitchers in no time flat. Did I mention how banana’s you’ll look too?
If you’ve always wanted to try the whole “thrown together” effortless look, this will be a great starter piece! Like I always say be bold and your confidence shall follow.
krysta versus . drawstrings
My favorite drawstrings:
The Splendid Chambray Short, Slouchy jean shorts…don’t mind if I do.
Dolce Vita Macie Mojave Short in Neon. Just bought them yesterday, so yes it’s safe to say I’m obsessed.
STYLESTALKER Future Echoes Short in Faux Leather. Retro Sporty with a leather look, honestly do you need to me go on…it’s a no brainer.
Are you feeling daring? I shouldn’t even have to dare you to, but, I will…
Madewell Rachel Antonoff Printed Track Shorts (Bottom Left)
Scotch and Soda Tropical Print Silk Short (Bottom Right)
xx All in a days work, “tying” off…krystaversus.

krysta versus . april showers

April showers bring May flowers, right? Wrong! These showers bring frizzy hair, which in my experience works on no one. krysta versus . april showers
With all of this rain hitting New York City lately, I find it only appropriate to dedicate some time to rainy day attire that wont make you look gloomy. I admit that I am feeling a bit nostalgic for Kansas, thankfully that’s nothing slipping into a pair of Baldwin jeans and popping on their signature KC ball cap could’t fix. With such an amazing Kansas City Brand, Baldwin Denim, acting as the heart of this look, I felt it only right to pair them with “yellow brick road” stompers – Red Acne Booties.
To accessorize I went with my trusty and ever loyal friend, Roberto Coin Cross necklace. Rarely will you see me without it decorating my neck. Isabel Marant’s cuff is the perfect bridge to our Dorothy red boots.
Being more of a hood wear’er myself, I rather leave the hassle of an umbrella at home. Didn’t you know that New York City is where umbrella’s go to die? I have found that Aritzia’s Talula Trooper Jacket has weather’d many a storms with me and without it’s coverage I would of been left a soggy mess. Now that we have the frizz under control with my hood and KC ball cap lets turn to the man of the hour…Mickey Mouse. With M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E (You just sang the Mickey Mouse club theme song didn’t you?) by your side, “you can do things and go places, all around the world, you’ll go marching” in the rain…
I truly feel that you can go out in the world and handle any weather that comes your way. Incase you’re still feeling uneasy about facing that rain alone I give you the ever coveted Celine Luggage Tote, the perfect PIC – (Partner in Crime). Need I say more?
xx the old man that bumped his head

krysta versus . green acres

“Green Acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for me.” Let’s be a walking contradiction, shall we?
I’d first like to admit that I once stole a box of sparkle crayons. Phew, glad I got that off my chest. I hid said crayons in the front pouch of my white floral short overalls when I was of the ripe age of 4. To this day, I feel like I owe overalls my life for not tattle taling on me. So, this one’s for you my ever loyal compadre. Let’s get back to being walking contradictions…
green acres
Starting with a focus, or as I like to call it the “heart” of the outfit, is key, because without it you’d have lifeless corpse of a get up. In this case we call on the dowdy and borderline masculine pair of overalls. Let the fun begin.
I started by thinking of the most feminine things I could – diamonds, lace, heels, and red lipstick.  Yeah, that ought to show those overalls who wears the pants in this relationship – see what I did there?
Pardon my french but, “Je suis convoiter la merde hors de ce collier Roberto Cavalli.” I mean, do you blame me? Is it a Flamingo? Is it a Peacock? I don’t know, and I don’t rightfully care, it’s a bonafied eyegasm ladies and gents. The perfect piece that screams, “Don’t mess with me bro, overalls are cool!”
This Simone Rocha floral lace top is ideal for balancing out a more masculine look. It lightens up the overalls, shows a little skin, and allows men to overlook the questionable farmer action going on…well, everywhere.
I could not bring myself to settle on just one pair of pumps for this look, so you’re getting two! Zara killed it with the black and white striped pump, ideal for a more subtle vibe. But, those Manolo Blahnik’s – did I die and go to Barbie’s closet? If you’re not afraid to be bold and loud with your style PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go with a neon pump like this… you wont regret it! When in doubt, I like to always think WWBD? (What Would Barbie Do?).
I figured if we are going bold, let’s go big or go home. Thank heavens Satchel Company read my mind on the neon yellow memo.
And to finish this oh so desirable contradicting look, I leave you with the wisest of words from the one and only, Man Repeller – “Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything.”
xx “Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.”