Current Obsession: Jackets

 I have constantly expressed my aversion to wearing jackets. They always felt constricting and covered up my outfit underneath. I had no problem handling a little cold weather when my outfit rocked. Funny how things can change, right?

Now I can’t seem to stop myself from buying jackets. They may be more fashionable than functional, but it is a step in the right direction. Jackets are my current obsession and have been the “it” item of my favorite outfits lately.


The many different styles available is what makes picking a jacket so fun. Some days you feels edgy and that is when a moto style comes in. Then there are times you want to appear feminine and a fun (faux) fur coat is just what the doctor ordered. The days when you want to be decked out in athleisure? The perfect time to rock a bomber!

There is a jacket out there for every mood. They have the power to transform an outfit instantaneously. When you want to run out the door and put minimal thought into your look, throwing on an epic jacket will do all the work for you. Notice how I am wearing the same jeans in EVERY picture? An awesome outerwear piece will let you get away with that!


Jackets make you look pulled together and hold everything in place. Strive to find one that fits close to the body, added bulk is something nobody needs. Making sure it fits correctly in the shoulder is also key. That is the biggest give away that an item is ill-fitting. I have short arms so I fully understand how difficult it can be to find a jacket that doesn’t engulf you. While fit is everything, if you are in a pinch and need to make a jacket fit better in a flash, cuff the sleeve under as oppose to over! Works like a charm.


It has been all about outerwear for me lately! I cannot stop wearing this look even with warmer weather on the horizon. Do you have a tried and true jacket? Let me know down below!



Blossom Embroidered Jacket

Embroidered Biker Jacket

Forever 21 Crushed Velvet Moto Jacket

Black Faux Fur Jacket

Metallic Moto Jacket

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Current Obsession: Heavy hardware


Hardware on clothing is my current obsession because the “tough girl” look is always appealing. You appear confident and in charge.

This is a great transitional trend to take you from winter to spring. The heavy fabrics keep you warm but the streamlined silhouettes breathe fresh air into your wardrobe. Spring doesn’t have to be all pastels and flowers. This time around go for an edgier take.


I love wearing pieces with hardware in lieu of a print. It adds interest to a garment without having a print overwhelm my small frame. Look for items that features studs, grommets or zippers. Just make sure the item offers clean lines to make you look fierce and not frightening.


Throw a nod to the punk era while still being one hundred percent you. Making a trend your own is what fashion is all about. I like to mix hardcore pieces with more feminine touches. This is where  the “hard & soft” mindset works tremendously.

Pair a cuddly sweater with a studded skirt. Wear your most delicate frock with a heavy-duty motorcycle jacket. Step into a pair of edgy shoes and strut your stuff. Any way you rock this trend you are going to ooze cool.


Break the rules, stick it to the man and wear something that makes you feel absolutely bad ass. What are your thoughts on this look? Let me know down below!


Black Faux Leather Studded Mini Skirt

boohoo Mya Leather Look Studded Panel Mini Skirt

Studded Jacket

Stud Floral Moto Jacket

Kamilla Stud Loafer

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Current Obsession: Camo

Camouflage print has been synonymous for blending in with your surroundings but wearing it nowadays will only make you stand out.


I never thought of myself as a camo kind of girl until I got a jacket in the fun print and everything changed! I couldn’t get enough and immediately bought another one (they are different enough, I promise). This pattern gives off a tough girl vibe that will inject a dose of cool into any outfit.

With such a casual vibe attached it is hard to picture camouflage dressed up, but it can be done! An oversized camo shirt worn with a bodycon dress and heels will make you look fancy without being over the top. This unconventional pairing is the ideal way to incorporate this print into your spring wardrobe.


A jacket in this trend paired with jeans and a t-shirt will make you look pulled together and as if you aren’t somebody to be messed with. To tone down the toughness look for stylized details. A bell sleeve, piping, or polished buttons are the perfect feminine finishes.

 If you aren’t sure this bold style will work for your current aesthetic look for a print that isn’t as obvious or perhaps in a color palette different from the typical green. An abstract take on fabrication is the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe right now. The “is it or isn’t it” question will interest people and make your camo piece a star.


Sometimes taking risks and incorporating new trends into your everyday style is just the excitement you need. That was definitely the case for me! Camouflage print is my current obsession. What is yours?


FOREVER 21 Camo Print Bomber Jacket

Camouflage-Print Cotton Jacket

Monoreno Camo Hilo Jacket

Camo belted utility jacket

Vintage America Carmen Embroidered Camo-Print Jacket

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CASEYKAYBLOG Turns One Year Old!


Can you believe that this blog is turning one year old? My mind is blown and my heart is so full. What a year it has been! Countless outfits and hours later we have reached a huge milestone. I have written a whopping 80 posts so far and that fact alone amazes me.

What I have learned along the way has proven to be far greater than I ever anticipated. This was just supposed be a hobby that stemmed from sheer boredom and being snowed in last January. What was created was a positive outlet and a huge part of my everyday life. Writing about and living your passion is the most rewarding thing possible (and justifies all my shopping habits). This blog is the best thing I have ever done. I have grown leaps and bounds since I started this journey and have gained a huge arsenal of skills that I never thought possible.

THANK YOU to all that have read, clicked and supported this brain child of mine along the way. This blog would not be what it is today without all of your helping hands. I want to hug each and every one of you. If anybody out there is thinking about starting a blog, I can not recommend it enough!

So CHEERS to Caseykayblog’s first birthday. I am extremely excited to see where this adventure takes us next!

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Current Obsession: Vests

I love to make the decision of who I want to be on a particular day based on my outfit. Who have I been lately? A person who loves to wear vests! Majority of my favorite outfits over the last month have featured a vest of some kind. The stylish stand outs have been faux fur & duster styles.

 Outerwear items are called “completer pieces.” They take any outfit up a notch and add just the right finishing element to make you look pulled together. I have not always been a fan of jackets, I don’t like constricting layers and never want to fully cover my outfit. This is where vests come to the rescue as the ideal layering piece. You don’t have to take them off when you go indoors but they still offer coverage, warmth and most importantly, style!



A faux fur piece will take you from casual to CHIC instantaneously. They look lovely over a cocktail dress for a night on the town or jeans and a t-shirt for a trendy day time ensemble. My collection of faux fur vests has grown astronomically this year because they are the easiest way to look luxurious without breaking the bank.

If faux fur isn’t your jam then perhaps a long vest might be. A duster vest draws the eye all the way down your frame and helps elongate you. Just make sure it fits correctly in the arm holes to ensure it looks intentionally long and not messily over sized. A duster vest that has some structure to it will pair well with a lightweight blouse. The differentiation in fabrics will create interest in an onlooker’s eye. This unique take on a blazer is the perfect way to spruce up your office wardrobe.

Vests are my current obsession, what is yours? Let me know in the comment section. Don’t forget to shop all my top picks down below!


She + Sky Ombre Fur Vest

Bow Tie Waist Longline Belted Vest

Love Republic Chiffon Duster Vest

Napa Valley Women’s Napa Valley Faux Fur Vest

QED London Furry Vest

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Current Obsession: Stylized Flats

Can’t stop wearing flat shoes lately? You are not alone! I have not bumped my head, heels are still my typical choice but I have seriously fallen for flatter styles recently. Flats are everywhere, a huge trend inspired by street wear. With so many available options, you are bound to find the perfect pair that look & fit just right.


I tend to rock flat styles that feature a pointed toe. This elongates the leg line and makes me seem a bit taller (all you petite girls out there, can I get an amen?!). This look will flatter anybody and any outfit.

When not wearing said style but still wanting to steer clear of heels I go for a shoe with an athletic vibe. Sporty details add an instant dose of coolness to any outfit. While you can wear this type of shoe with anything, dresses and sneakers have been the “it girl” outfit of the moment.


Shoes are like ice cream, you have to try all the flavors! Flats will make you look fabulous and not hurt while doing so. You have a busy life so your shoes should be easy-going and stylish.

Flat shoes are my current obsession, what is yours? Peep down below for my top choices (a couple are even on sale).


Claudia Suede Bow Mules

Leopard Print Suede Pointed Toe Flats Shoes

Mossimo Supply Co. Women’s Reese Slip On Sneakers Mossimo Supply Co.

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Must Have Trend: Slip Dresses


One piece outfits are easy and make you look like you tried a heck of a lot harder than you actually did. Dresses are my go-to. My groggy eyes can pull on any dress in the AM and instantly look pulled together for the day. The dress du jour of the moment? Slip dresses! They are luxurious looking, comfortable as can be and the easiest transition piece for day to night ensembles.


The pajama look hasn’t let up just yet and this type of dress is the girliest take on the trend.  A slip dress worn during the daytime is an excellent choice. The silky fabric feels light on the skin and allows you to flow beautifully throughout your day.

Look for longer hemlines to contrast the lingerie-esque look of this style. I paired my dress with a denim jacket for an easy combo of hard and soft. Slip dresses look perfect with low booties or sneakers for a fun juxtaposition. Strive to find design details that take your look up a notch, a tie belt at the waist will show off your lovely figure.


When worn at night, a slip dress with a moto style jacket and stilettos will up the ante every time. The same dress can appear so different depending on how you style it! A heavier jacket with lots of hardware will keep you warm and make you a knockout in a crowded bar.

This style has been my dress of choice lately. What are your thoughts on this trend? Let me know in the comment section and don’t forget to shop all my silky selections down below!



ASOS Cami Wrap Maxi Slip Dress

Only Elly Rib Slip Dress

H&M Slip-style Dress

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Must Have Trend: Cold Weather Skirts


Cold weather and skirts do not typically go hand in hand but just bear with me. Skirts are the trending bottom of the moment, learning how to incorporate them into your wardrobe no matter the weather is essential. Just because temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean your style has to!

The key to any outfit is balance and this could not be more true when wearing a skirt during winter. Pairing a skirt with specific pieces that offer more coverage will make you look pulled together and let your bottom half be the stand out.


When choosing a mini skirt, style it with long sleeves and over the knee boots to keep you proportional. Tuck in a chunky knit sweater to your waistband for a fun juxtaposition.

A longer skirt that hits at or just below the knee looks fab with low booties to keep your toes nice n’ toasty, A skirt worn with a long coat or duster vest is a delightful ensemble as well. The different length in hemlines will excite the eye.

Showing a sliver of leg is just as effective as baring it all and freezing your buns off. Before you kiss your skirts goodbye until next summer keep in mind that a well-balanced outfit, no matter the pieces, will still keep you warm if done correctly.


Keeping fabrication in mind is crucial when deciding what skirt to display. Do I think you should be running around in a flouncy floral number in the middle of December? Certainly not! Look for heavier fabrics to add style and warmth to your look. A velvet, denim, or leather piece will make you shine when walking through a winter wonderland.

I currently can’t stop wearing this trend. Skirts no longer look out-of-place when worn in winter. What do you think of this look? Crazy stylish or just plain crazy? Stay cute and cozy out there my little fashionistas!


boohoo Brooklyn Button Front Chunky Cord Mini Skirt

Topshop Moto mini denim skirt

A New Day Women’s Velvet Skirt

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Must Have Trend: Mules


Look no further than the mule if you want to elevate your shoe game . A mule (a french word) is a backless shoe that is often closed toe. These are not the shoes you remember from back in the day, a modern take on this style is where the magic resides in this 2017 trend. Mules are current again and fiercely fashionable.


My obsession with shoes is common knowledge at this point. Whenever a new shoe trend circulates I am THRILLED. Buying footwear just may be my favorite thing to do. Shoes always fit, after all. Since mules are the must have shoe of the moment, I of course had to go score some great ones. There are a ton of styles available so you are bound to find a pair that suits your unique personality. Strive to find an interesting pattern or color palette to enhance the shoe even more.

This look has some serious staying power. They started off hot in the spring and are now staples in late fall and winter outfits. Mules are the ultimate transitional shoe. Buy now and wear all year-long! You can pick an open toe for a night out or go closed for an office appropriate ensemble. There is a mule fit for any occasion. It doesn’t hurt that this style is comfortable as well,  you just slip them on and go! This look is here to save the day minus the pain.


Heels aren’t your thing? No problem, this look is just as hot in a flat. When worn this way, I recommend a pointed closed toe. This will elongate your line and keep your toes warm in cold months. You have no excuse not to try this trend out for yourself!

Hope you are ready to step into style. What are your thoughts on this trend?  I would love to know in the comment section. Make sure to shop all my top picks down below.



H&M Platform Mules

Steve Madden Skylar Open Toe Mule

Women’s Poliana Mule -Black

Cranes And Flower Embroidery Flat Mules

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Must Have Trend: Velvet

No you are not seeing things, velvet is back again as a HUGE fall and winter trend. We saw this craze emerge in a big way last year, and it is back and better than ever! It took me a while to jump on board with this style, but I am happy I finally did.

This look comes in every color and shape imaginable. You could rock velvet head to toe if you wanted to! I opted for a short sleeve wrap dress (who wouldn’t want to nail two trends in one?). The deeper color makes it perfect for a night out or a holiday dress. The length and flared sleeves give the heavier fabric a little more flounce and doesn’t weigh me down This dress is the perfect balance of hard and soft, I never want to take it off.


Strive to find colorful velvet pieces to keep your outfit interesting. This luxurious look reaches its full potential in cobalt blue or a mustard yellow. A bold color will allow you to stand out in a crowd. You want all eyes on you after all, am I right? You should have no problem finding your ideal velvet crush in stores right now, as if you needed another reason to go shopping.

If this trend makes you a bit nervous, start small. A pair of velvet shoes will score you more compliments than you will know what to do with. Shoes can make or break an outfit and velvet ones will certainly be a winner. You can rock this style no matter what your go-to footwear may be. Try a soft sneaker or a sky-high stiletto in this texture, either way you will look remarkable.


This comfy and chic as can be trend be will keep you on the nice(ly dressed) list this year. What are your thoughts on this look? Let me know in the comment section and make sure to check out all my top picks linked down below.


FOREVER 21 Crushed Velvet Wrap Dress

Gathered Sleeve Surplice Dress

boohoo Electra Velvet Wrap Detail Midi Dress

Bershka Chunky Heel Court Shoe

Steve Madden Gaze Velvet Booties

Mossimo Women’s Tommi Velvet Booties – Mossimo Supply Co.

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