EVERYDAY | STYLE

October 19, 2016

Maybe it is the gloomy morning and darker skies, but lately I have been seeking out more casual and everyday wear versus outfits that are fashion forward. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall fashion and of course all the layering and rich fabrics like fur and velvet, but once in a while, it is nice and refreshing to put on something that everyone has in their closet.

This is an outfit that I literally wore out today to run some errands (who says over the knee boots can’t be worn to run errands?). I took my homemade latte (using my favorite Nespresso machine), put it in a cup I upcycled from The Melt (I am so guilty of reusing my cups a little too often), and went out with the hubs to buy some essentials at Costco. Lucky for me the hubs carries his camera around most of the time so we pulled over to the side of Costco and shot this look. Yes, you read that right, these photos were taken against a Costco building. Not only is this a real #ootd, it is a real #sidewalkstyle shot, unplanned, and unrehearsed.

What I like about this outfit is that it is something I didn’t have to think about. The individual pieces are clothing that everyone would have some version of in their wardrobe and it is very relatable. Style isn’t always about the trendiest clothes, biggest sleeves, or slouchiest pants. Style can be basic pieces put together and pulled off with confidence and a smile (something I am working on doing more of). So the moral of this post is, whether you are debuting the latest trend or a basic tee and denim outfit, as long as you wear it with confidence and poise, you will have heads turning.

Top | VICI (sold out ) similar styles here, here, here, and here
Skirt | (old) but similar styles here, here, and here
Sunglasses | Zero UV similar styles here, here, and here
Bag | Chanel (use code KONGFIDENCE to get 5% off)
Shoes | Steve Madden similar styles here, here, here, and here

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41 comments

Brenea October 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm

I’m sold!! Loving this style combo!!! Don’t think the right amount of exclamation marks can explain how I feel about this post. Keep it up! 🙂

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dailykongfidence October 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Awww you are the sweetest and I love reading comments like this! It is exactly why I started blogging to begin with so thank you for this amazing comment!

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Sharon Wu October 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

So beautiful, Christine! Loving how you paired the denim skirt with over-the-knee boots. Hope you’re having a fantastic week so far! xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/why-its-important-to-dream-big/

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dailykongfidence October 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Thanks Sharon! It’s been a busy but good week. Hope you are having a great one too!

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Gina Diaz October 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Yes babe, you have heads turning because you look incredibly stylish! love it :)))

much love, Gina

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dailykongfidence October 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Aww you are so sweet Gina! Thank you, but I do believe a smile and confidence goes a long way!

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Raysa Garcia October 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

This is amazing! You look incredible beautiful. Great style babe.
Xx, Raysa

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dailykongfidence October 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

Thank you Raysa, I appreciate it! Have a great rest of the week babe!

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Jo October 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

This is definitely head-turning outfit! I agree with following the trend but also wear what you feel most confident and comfortable with as well. And how cool is you made home-made latte?

xo,
Jo
http://www.glamfashionbook.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Thanks Jo! I agree, confidence goes a long way in pulling off a look. I am obsessed with my Nespresso machine and use it every single day! Better than Starbucks!

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Nina Nguyen October 20, 2016 at 9:05 am

I absolutely love this look doll!
xo- Nina

http://www.ninalnguyen.com/

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Thank you Nina! Hope you are having a fab week so far!

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Theoni Argiropoulou October 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

you look gorgeous!! outfit and body goals!!
http://www.somethingvogue.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

You are too sweet Theoni! Thank you so much!

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Stephanie October 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

Girl you sure know how to make the side of a Costco building look good haha! I love this sexy look. The denim skirt + OTK boots combo is just fabulous! Certainly more chic than anything I ever wear grocery shopping (oops guilty). Love!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

You are too sweet Stephanie and funny! =) I don’t always wear OTK boots to Costco lol, just happened to do so that day. =)

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Jenn Hanft October 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I love this causal look! Who says we can’t reuse things and throw in some denim for fall? I love the OTK’s!! I haven’t gotten a chance to pull mine out of the closet yet, but I can’t wait! Looking super chic for Costco girl. That’s so funny that you shot right there! It’s also so great how effortless this was and truly street stylin’!!

And omg Nespresso machine? I’ve been dying to get my hands on one at home, but haven’t had the chance yet. I had it once getting a blow out and it’s amazing!!

XO Jenn
http://www.jennsemble.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Hi Jenn! No need to pull the OTK boots out yet bc it’s still summer here! Isn’t that crazy? It was cold for about one second, then back to summer. lol. OMG, yes, I have been using my Nespresso for about five years and I still love it!

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Jo October 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

I love that this was an impromptu shot! You look gorgeous even “off duty”! I absolutely agree with you, confidence and a smile does wonders.

xo, Jo
http://www.cutandchic.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Thanks Jo! I am actually trying to do more of these because this is how I really dress and it’s not always about wearing something for the gram. Also trying to work on smiling more hehe.

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Atsuna Matsui October 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Looking soo chic girl for just running errands! Haha I totally know what you mean when some days you want to just dress casually yet still stay chic. In fact, I definitely dress more casual than fashion forward most days in LA cause it just feels so much more comfortable as well. We don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort though.

xoxo
http://www.atsunamatsui.com

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Yes, you said it perfectly! You don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort and basics and I like that everyday clothes are relatable to everyone. I love your style and it’s chic but also realistic.

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Alyssa October 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

You look amazing!! Love the way you styled this look !!

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dailykongfidence October 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Thank you Alyssa! Have a wonderful Friday!

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Maryam October 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Love this look and those boots are fantastic!

xo, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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Kool2 October 21, 2016 at 12:37 am

Cool one!

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Thomas Falkenstedt October 21, 2016 at 4:23 am

See, that’s what I love about you, Christine! Even when not planned, your outfit is amazing and leaning against Costco has never looked so glamourous, haha. 🙂
xoxo
Thomas

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Jessi Malay October 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Loving denim skirts for Fall…you styled this look perfectly!! <3

XO, Jessi
http://www.mywhitet.com/alica-olivia/

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dailykongfidence October 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Thanks babe, you are the queen of skirts and shorts and need your legs!

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Linh Dao October 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

I love your effortless look on this! Super chic love! You make everything look great anyway!

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dailykongfidence October 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm

You’re so sweet Linh, thank you!

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Monique October 22, 2016 at 4:49 am

Hi lovely, well you can certainly wear everything, you just look amazing girl ♥♥ love the overknees!

Happy Weekend,
Monique xx

MOD – by Monique

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dailykongfidence October 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Thank you Monique! I am just glad I can finally start wearing the OTK boots again!

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Michelle Sun October 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Girl, you are too cool doing this spontaneous shoot outside of Costco, LOL! For me, I always want to feel and be prepared before a shoot or else I get all nervous and not as confident! 🙁 It’s so inspiring and encouraging to see how you can showcase adorable outfits just about anywhere at any time 😉 Love love love your OTK boots and I need me a good pair!!!

– Michelle Sun
@missmisschelle
http://www.missmisschelle.com

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dailykongfidence October 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Haha, I’ve actually been experimenting with mixing in literally everyday OOTD and some planned out shoots. I like being able to relate to my followers and showing them what I wear on a daily basis too because that’s why I started to being with…to share my style. Yes, OTK boots are a must have and these are by Steve Madden and so affordable and adjustable around the thighs. Check into them!

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diana October 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

love your chic outfits!

http://www.queenhorsfall.com

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Darlene October 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm

I super love how you styled this look and wow at that Chanel bag!
Thenewgirl.me

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Thanks Darlene you are so sweet!

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Sarah-Allegra October 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm

I’m so in love with this stunning look! What a great denim skirt, love its distressed details! And those boots and your Chanel! You look fab, Christine!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence October 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Sarah-Allegra, you are always so sweet. As you can see, I am obsessed with this Chanel bag!

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Lloyd Lim November 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

Awesome look! Great to see real life style and it’s still amazing.

– Lloyd

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