You know we’re superstars

The evolution of an outfit is really interesting when you think about it. First, came the top. Then I was about to pair it with my staple (blue jeans) when I spotted these old, old pants from new york & company that are a size too big–oh wells, that gave me the idea for the belt!

Plus, wide leg pants are “in.”

Whatever that means.

I tread carefully in the wide-leg waters since I’m petite, but these worked. (Petites: generally I’d at least recommend some tightness in the thigh and the flare can brake just above the knee.)

I really should wear these dany platforms more often (seen here & here). They’re actually not that hard to walk in. It is such a particular style that it actually doesn’t go with as much as I envisioned it would (the black version is probably more versatile) but I have gotten a lot of joy out of them when I do wear them. I guess that’s what it’s all about!

Still getting used to my new haircut – we chopped off 5 or 6 inches!! That was a lot of split ends. My hair feels healthier, tangles less, and is on its merry way to growing those darned bangs out. Slowly but surely.

Also, fun fact: I used maybelline dream mousse blush (it’s like a cream/mousse) as lipstick. It was just the perfect pink I wanted on my lips, I had nothing that quite matched it, and I wanted it to look matte/natural. Try it sometime!

I’m starting to notice a trend, pattern, formula, what-have-you…Is it possible one’s personal style can be summed up in a formula? Let’s try:

( 1.2 × clean lines ) + ( sparkles ± sequins )³ + platforms + pendants + gold = Pretty Shiny Sparkly

{ wearing: forever 21 top | ny&co pants (similar) | j.crew belt | jessica simpson dany platforms | LV wallet | vintage rolex & bracelets }

For the record: HB loved this outfit. As in, speechless-loved. I couldn’t resist a, “What, no NYC streetwalker today, huh?”

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  1. 01.24.2011 / 12:00 am

    Really great. Love the whole outfit except for the shoes. Love Platforms but can't embrace the chunky ones! Hair is wonderful!

  2. 01.24.2011 / 12:10 am

    I give you credit for the haircut–I'm always too much of a wimp to cut off more than 2 inches, but your hair looks so great, I might just give it a try!

    • 01.24.2011 / 8:14 pm

      Be bold, chelsey! good luck!!

  3. 01.24.2011 / 12:13 am

    Love, love LOVE this look! I just wish Chicago were warm enough to even attempt something without 945 layers! 🙂

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:22 pm

      Soon enough, Allison, soon enough! it will eventually get warmer up there…right?? 😉

  4. 01.24.2011 / 12:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  5. 01.24.2011 / 12:49 am

    this look is great! it's like winter-friendly, but also on the verge of spring… love it!

  6. Lynn Z.
    01.24.2011 / 10:37 am

    I have to agree with HB…I love it, too! And us petite women LOVE an extra boost of height from platforms!

    Lynn Z.

  7. 01.24.2011 / 10:49 am

    Oooh, I've been lusting after those Dany platforms for ages! They look marvelous with the wide legs.

    • 01.25.2011 / 1:05 am

      Thanks Sally! I had only tried them with skinny jeans before but I rather prefer the wide leg look now that I've tried it. I say you get yourself a pair – you deserve it!

  8. 01.24.2011 / 10:55 am

    I love it too! 🙂 Such a cute outfit! And I must say I love the song in your title and now it is stuck in my head!

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:18 pm

      can you tell i had it stuck in my head while writing this post? lol

  9. 01.24.2011 / 11:00 am

    This outfit is perfection on you. Love the loose neutral items, you look effortlessly chic and so pretty. HB has good taste!

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:19 pm

      thanks alessandra! i figured i had to make good after my nyc streetwalker outfit. lol

  10. 01.24.2011 / 11:06 am

    You look gorgeous (and happy!) in these photos. I love the feeling of a fresh haircut; your hair looks amazing! I like the way you kept a classic look sparkly. I agree with you that you need to pull those shoes out more!

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:20 pm

      thanks santina – i have a problem not incorporating sparkles into my outfits. which is hard when you dress professionally every day to work in the hospital.

  11. 01.24.2011 / 11:18 am

    Dahlin, marvelous. You look so effortlessly chic. I was in F21 this weekend, and didn't see that shirt. I wish I had!

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:20 pm

      i snagged it a couple weeks ago, if that helps! it's definitely a new favorite top. i've worn it several times already!

  12. 01.24.2011 / 11:22 am

    I love this outfit, it is simple but still super stylin! I love the top and the belt for added accents!
    Growing bangs out if a TOUGH fight seriously! I feel like I am always growing my bangs out!!! HAHA Yet somehow they are never very long!


    • 01.24.2011 / 4:21 pm

      growing out my bangs has seriously become the neverending story. for reals. i've started taking a multivitamin, which, besides other benefits, may help my hair grow faster. time will tell!

    • 01.24.2011 / 4:21 pm

      thanks for the gush, lisa!! 🙂

  13. 01.24.2011 / 1:01 pm

    Great outfit. I really like winter white, especially pants. Those shoes look like they would be impossible to walk in, they are very deceiving.
    My Heart Blogged

  14. 01.24.2011 / 1:34 pm

    I need some of those shoes.

  15. 01.24.2011 / 1:42 pm

    agreed with HB =)

  16. 01.24.2011 / 1:53 pm

    This is a style WIN for sure! Beautiful job on the pairing of loose vs figure fitted items as well as the colour scheme… absolute masterpiece! And I must say those shoes are just incredible.

    -Lauren from ChickAdvisor

    • 01.24.2011 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you Lauren, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  17. 01.24.2011 / 2:02 pm

    Your shoes are the coolest! They look perfect with the wide-leg trousers. And I really like your blouse- I love that color and the little tiny gem details!

    *Claudia* x

    Molto ❤ Fashion

  18. 01.24.2011 / 2:09 pm

    ooh! Those platforms are so drool worthy and a lovely neutral colour as well -love! I am also loving those trousers, they look great. I love finding forgotten clothes, and money in my closet! Always makes my day. 😉 veronika

  19. 01.24.2011 / 2:35 pm

    I do agree with the HB; beautiful! Love the simplicity of the detailing of the pants, blouse and leopard belt together. Totally works. Look forward to checking out more of your blog!

    • 01.24.2011 / 8:15 pm

      Thanks Alyson – and thanks for visiting! I'll tell HB you agree with him. 🙂

  20. 01.24.2011 / 2:37 pm

    aww soo pretty. The softer shades really suit you 🙂

  21. Natalie
    01.24.2011 / 2:42 pm

    Growing out your bangs is such a difficult feat to accomplish! I try and try and never succeed!
    This is definitely an outfit my boyfriend would love. He is always commenting on how I should wear trousers more because their "butt-enhancing" qualities.

    Lovely as always, Kristina!

  22. 01.24.2011 / 3:15 pm

    Love this – 70's-tastic (in the best possible way). Those shoes are enviable. I'm 5'10" so there's no way I could pull them off. Super jealous of the shorter ladies some times!


    • 01.24.2011 / 8:16 pm

      I thought about commenting on the 70's nature of the outfit, but totally forgot to! Strong work picking up that vibe! HB even said I looked very 70's as well. 🙂

  23. 01.24.2011 / 4:04 pm

    I have Dany's and they are some of my fav! So comfy and they help my vertical challenges. Can't wait to see you in NYC! 🙂



    • 01.24.2011 / 8:16 pm

      We of the vertically-challenged have our methods (torturous though they may be) of attaining height. 😉

  24. 01.24.2011 / 5:05 pm

    I added you to a post on my blog. Even though you're awesome-r than that.

    • 01.24.2011 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks for the mention sarah! xoxo

  25. 01.24.2011 / 5:25 pm

    the details are just beautiful.

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:36 am

      Thank you Terri! Details are so much fun and add one's own twist to an outfit, I think.

  26. 01.24.2011 / 5:57 pm

    LOVE IT! love your pants, this outfit is perfection!

  27. 01.24.2011 / 9:37 pm

    I love this outfit! Those flares and platforms make this look so perfectly vintage. It's absolutely perfect.

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:37 am

      Thank you Amanda – it's funny but the outfit didn't feel seventies until I put on the dany platforms. funny how a shoe can transform an entire look (or in this case, time-warp)!

  28. Jacqueline
    01.24.2011 / 11:47 pm

    Hey Kristina, I absolutely love your website- especially the web design! I first saw your website after Elle posted your link on Twitter. Your "Secret Guide" inspired me to create my own website! Please check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂 Also how do I show the link of your website on the side bar of mine? I'm clearly not as advanced as you! Haha

    Ps. I may or may not have used a little sparkle for my header too!

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Jacqueline! I'm so glad you like PSS – thanks for visiting. As far as links go, you can just add me to your blog roll under the "links" tab within the wordpress dashboard.

      And of course every girl needs a little sparkle!

  29. 01.25.2011 / 1:13 am

    The perfect combination of simple and sweet, yet you look gorgeous and sophisticated. I am especially loving the color of the sweater with the little diamonds. How cute!


    Elisabeth Adele

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:39 am

      I love the color of the top too, it was the first thing I noticed when I spotted it at F21. Then, I noticed the rhinestones and I was a goner!

  30. Angie
    01.25.2011 / 8:45 am

    Wow !

    I love the look !!!

    Those platforms are amazing !!!

    How tall are they ? you look like a super model 6 feet tall !!!

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:47 am

      Haha it's so funny that you say that Angie, because I'm pretty much the opposite of tall – I'm 5'2"! It's all about the angle you hold the camera in, but more on that when I get to creating my photography series. 😉

  31. 01.25.2011 / 11:43 am

    Hi there, nice to meet you. Absolutely love everything about your outfit, natural earthy tones with sparkle and shine, can't beat it,

  32. 01.25.2011 / 11:56 am

    Love the outfit but seriously loving what a beautiful day it looks like!! 🙂

  33. 01.25.2011 / 5:20 pm

    this outfit looks AMAZING on you Kristina! and so so chic. i haven't tried the wide leg pants trend yet, but you really nailed it. and can i just say i love your LV wallet?

  34. 01.25.2011 / 6:08 pm

    What a cute outfit. I love the look of wide leg pants, but you're right, a little tighter on the thigh, then flare at the knee looks so good. Great color combo too, so clean.

  35. 01.25.2011 / 9:44 pm

    One of my favorite outfits of yours too! A good mix of feminine, classy and casual.
    And I think the haircut turned out really cute… were the bangs too much maintenance?

    • 01.26.2011 / 8:48 am

      Thank you Jess! The bangs were pretty high-maintenance, but more than anything, they tickled my forehead. It got to be too much! LOL

  36. 01.26.2011 / 5:16 am

    I love the colors in your outfit.

  37. 01.26.2011 / 11:26 pm

    I love the white pants! Already planned on picking up a wide-leg pair for spring.

  38. 01.27.2011 / 5:08 pm

    This is so pretty and classy. Those JS heels…they haunt my dreams. I love them.

  39. 01.29.2011 / 5:29 pm

    those white pants are gorgeous! actually, all of the pieces here are spectacular!

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  41. 04.06.2011 / 10:41 am

    'we are who we are'… lol – thanks, now I have that song stuck in my head! 🙂

    I love your little formula & the lipstick trick is the best! Remember when beauty mags told us to mix eyeshadow with vaseline to make lip color – yeah, that didn't really work so well for me…but it looks like mousse formula worked nicely!

    Love the new 'do!

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