Recently, as I was going through my own wardrobe, I realized that I had absolutely no cooler weather clothing that actually fit me. You see, I spent the better part of 2 years pregnant, and before that I was a much larger size than I am now. So all I had in the closet were maternity clothes and outfits that drape on me in an odd, tent-like manner since I am around 50lbs lighter now that we have all of the baby-making out of the way. I STILL need to get a coat, since the one I have is a whopping 5 sizes too big! I found that out the hard way yesterday when we went to our first outdoor family gathering of the year. Imagine how weird it felt to be wearing a jacket you could swim in all day long? Awkward, to say the least!
Anyway, I have been actively looking for great fall clothing so I can update my wardrobe. I just turned 30, so I love styles that are cute, modern, and trendy, all while remaining classy and beautiful. After all, I am a Mom, and want to remain presentable without sacrificing style and comfort. Does that mean I am going to revert to "Mom Jeans" and other fashion no-no's many of us recall our own mother's wearing? Not at all! Moms can be stylish, fresh, and gorgeous, and you don't even have to sacrifice comfort. There are some fabulous clothing choices out there that are flattering, beautiful, and ridiculously comfortable. You just have to know where to look.
That's why I was so excited when I discovered Karen Kane. If you haven't heard of this designer, you will. Karen Kane is taking the fashion world by storm with timeless, sophisticated designs that are still flirty and fashion-forward. While trends have changed since Karen launched her first collection, her approach and personal philosophy toward fashion has never wavered. She designs with ease, luxury, and longevity in mind. Her inspiration comes from that which is closest to her soul – the California Coast she has long called her home, the city streets she and her co-workers navigates each day, and of course, her family. When asked about the qualities that define Karen, many of her colleagues and contemporaries quickly point out two things: her professional drive and personal sense of humility. This could be seen as early as high school when she won an award in for “Outstanding Tailoring” from the State of California. That award would be the first of many more – the prestigious FIDM Peacock Award for excellence in design upon graduation, two annual “Best Modern Wear Line” Dallas Fashion Awards, a nomination for the Fashion Industry Guild’s “California Designer of the Year.” In 2000, her husband Lonnie also received an award of his own for “CEO of the Year” from Apparel Magazine (known at the time as Bobbin.)
You can check out these and other must-have pieces from Karen Kane on their website. Their clothing can also be found on Amazon as well as at Nordstrom's!
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***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***