CANDY GIRL at the record store

“I always tell the girls never take it seriously.
If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt.
If you never get hurt, you always have fun.
And if you ever get lonely,
you can just go to the record store and visit your friends.” 
– Penny Lane @ Almost Famous



What I wore: Karen Walker x UNIQLO “KW2” toddler’s top (yes, toddler tops can be adult crop tops #oops #sorryimnotsorry), Karen Walker Super Duper sunglasses, American Apparel high-waisted shorts, Joie leather slip-on oxfords, vintage leather cross-body bag from my mom’s closet

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RECORDS, RECORDS AND RECORDS!




xx,
Huckleberry Kim

Jumpsuit Extremist

Most of the people I know are jumpsuit extremists.  They’re either lovers or haters.  Wearers or glarers.  There are few in-betweeners.
It’s quite apparent, I’d say, that I’m a jumpsuit-wearing & loving extremist.  Please see below…
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I came upon this denim boiler suit months ago and fell in love.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t had as much time out on the scene as it deserves.  Though, I somehow had the gall to rock it to work one fine autumn day and was dropped-knowledge upon that I was glaringly representing Canada.  (For “Canadian Tuxedo” reference, please see following image of Justin & Britney).


In my real-world defense, I did not go as Canadian Tuxedo denim’d out as good ol’ JT and Britney with accessories.  Rather, I opted for a simple yet solid platform pump, my trusty topknot and sunnies – and to top it all off, a custom, handmade chevron rubber band bracelet 😉

What do you think of jumpsuits in general (or especially full denim ones)?

Similar pink platform sandals: from Again&AgainCharlotte OlympiaMarniSaint Laurent

Denim jumpsuits: from Joe’sPaigeTibi6397

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xx,
Huckleberry Kim 

Maison de Coco Chanel

What’s on your holiday wishlist?  Many of us are empathetic to the feeling of coveting beautiful creations from the house of Chanel [or whatever designer, gadget, fancy car, zero calorie pizza, etc your heart might desire].  This holiday, while spending some time with the little tots, I decided to be a bit indulgent and combine my loves for sweets, crafting & Chanel with my favorite kids by creating the below:
[Gingerbread] House of Coco Chanel
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My little cousins construction crewmembers were so creative – young boys and girls ranging from 2 to 13 years old; they visualized, planned & executed the [red vines] runway surrounded by [jelly belly] lights as a team [that has never before worked in the fashion industry]  😉  It was such a blast and definitely a group friendly activity worth trying out!
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Some Lovely Vintage Chanel

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What I Wore:
Chanel bag, Zara boots, Karen Walker sunglassesASOS dress, Kate Spade tights, Zara boys bomber jacket, Grandma’s ring

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Happy Holidays!
xo,
Huckleberry Kim

Huckleberry Kim Holiday Wishlist [dans les rêves]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED:
Cartier Dumont Santos Watch – classic, chic, lovely
Church’s Merthyr Ankle Boots – everyday, huckleberry, boom
Fendi Silvana Green Croco – feminine, understated, color-pop
Red Valentino Embroidered Silk Dress – sweet, pretty, playful
Marc Jacobs Fur Collar Cashmere Sweater – cozy, multifunctional, back-buttons
You’re welcome =^u^=
Huckleberry Kim
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Huckleberry Birthday Reflections

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celebrated had a birthday over the weekend.  It was a rough one.  When you hit the age where they stop writing songs about you… oh maybe I’m not ready to talk about this yet; though I’d love to hear some advice, suggestions, warnings, experiences and stories. Remember, I’m a realist – not interested in marshmallows, unless they’re for s’mores.

Gratefully yours,

HK

 

Huckleberry Rides: Oh Golly, Raleigh!

Tom & I have been looking for a nice pair of new bicycles for a while, as it has been a goal of ours to cruise around the city and attempt to be at least moderately active amidst our busy work schedules. He is a bike guy, and I am not to say the least – so I put all of my trust and faith in his research and selection of the right kind of bike for me (because honestly, I had no clue about the materials, components, etc).  My only requests were: can we find ones that are at once easy to ride AND cute?!

So he found her: the gem, savior and advocate for the moderate activity I aspire to have (e.g. the following 15-minute break taken to ride around the Financial District when I’m spending a sunny Sunday in front of excel sheets at the office)

My (new-to-me) mint-condition 1971 Raleigh Superbe! With all of its original components, down to the perfectly-aged chocolately-brown Brooks saddle, oh golly was she easy to ride AND cute.

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What I’m actually wearing:
Theory Jade Tubular Tank
Citizen of Humanity High Waisted Jeans (similar)
old J.Crew suede ballet flats
Brixton hat
Vintage belt (similar)

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CATCH YA LATER!

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Shifty Lil Wild Cat

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I love cats & shift dresses! Here’s an ode to both!

I’m not one for playing with prints very often, but it’s so easy to find this classic J.Crew Wild Cat print shift dress (sold out) super fun and effortless to wear.  I paired the dress with Christian Louboutin red suede declic pumps (sold out) and simple accessories.

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xx, Huckleberry Kim

Mexico September 2013

Tom, Trigger & I just got back from 10 days in the Yucatan – a much needed break from everyday/work/hustle/grind-life. Check out some photo-highlights below.  Swimming in the wild with whale sharks was undoubtedly one of the top 3 coolest things we both have ever done in our lives – I’d highly recommend it!

xx, Huckleberry Kim

 

The awesome eco-friendly beachfront bungalow we stayed at in Tulum!IMG_1241_small

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Snorkeling in Cancun!

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Snorkeling in Tulum!

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Taking trigger for a walk around the Fairmont Mayakoba – a resort we stayed at in Playa del Carmen on an awesome nature reserve.

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Tom enjoying a refreshing Caribbean cocktail at the Fairmont.

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Really yummy lobster quesadillas!

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During our awesome swim out in the Caribbean Sea – off of Isla de Mujeres – with wild whale sharks, we ended up getting visited by a school of 15 playful manta rays!

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Tom managed to get this rad shot of me right before I grabbed onto the dorsal fin of this whale shark and held on until I got in some trouble (;IMG_1649_small

 

Great shot Tom got of a whale shark swimming away when I couldn’t keep up

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mi perro es muy bonita! Walking around downtown Cozumel (:

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CANNOT WAIT FOR ANOTHER VACATION!

Coral Floral Reiss Piece

I’m a sucker for everything Reiss, and this is one of my favorite dresses of theirs of all time.  It entered my life as a MOH dress for my bestie Cat’s wedding and always makes me feel ladylike and lovely when I zip it up. Doesn’t it remind you of a flipped over coral colored peony? 🙂

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Reiss dress (sold out) worn with the ol’ patent leather nude Manolo BB’s.

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xx, Huckleberry Kim