Psst…It’s Here.

Today I am beyond proud, excited, and honored to share my very own website with you. This has been a dream in development for a very long time, and to finally have it be a reality makes me smile uncontrollably. I hope that each of you enjoys my work; I have striven for an artistic and fun approach to both my styling portfolio and my own items I have placed for sale. And with that in mind, as a thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my site today, all items in my shop will be tax free, just for you.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped me to get here. I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of each of you!

And now, with no further ado…

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Go and see for yourself! kalinaneely.com is officially LIVE!

K

Something New, From Me to You!

Hello all! With the weather cooling off, I have been feeling that autumn motivation rising. Upcoming holidays, pumpkin flavored everything, and of course my favorite bundled up fashion has got my mind turning. That being said, I have been working on a little project that I am allllmost ready to share with you. I am SO excited to announce that in the very near future I will be launching my very own website, complete with my styling portfolio and a vintage/thrift shop of hand-selected pieces. I will of course be keeping everyone updated on when the official launch will be. Stay tuned for more info and some fun and fashion-filled blog posts until then! And just for reading, here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come 🙂

kalina neely styling

Much love,

K

Katie Kendall: Redefining the Role of Country Sweetheart

I still remember the first time I heard Katie Kendall sing. It was at the Listening Room, here in Nashville, TN. Katie was performing some of the songs off her soon-to-be-released self-titled album Ready or Not. We luckily managed to get a table right up front; it’s a good thing we got there early because the venue filled up quickly! After a few sound checks and introductions, Katie launched right into her first song. My jaw literally dropped; Katie’s powerful voice carried the catchy melodies throughout the entire room. Heartfelt messages were portrayed beautifully through her incredible songwriting and singing abilities. I have known Katie for a while before I ever heard her sing; she has always been so humble about her voice, never once leading on that she was so talented. All the more surprise for me! After the show, I ran up to give her the biggest hug and congratulate her. Again I was met with the modest, sweet attitude. As compliments were showered on her, Katie simply smiled graciously and blushed. It is so refreshing to see such talent blended with such a humble and beautiful attitude in this industry. I will definitely be making a reservation to see Katie’s next live performance, and so should you! This girl puts on a show you won’t want to miss.

I had the absolute privilege of styling Katie for her next album, Ready or Not. We went for a feminine touch with vintage themes, drawing from the classics like Jackie O. I am so proud with the end result: an elegant, gorgeous spread of photos that truly represent Katie as an artist who catches your eye (and heart!). A special thanks to the talented photographers Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr who made this incredible photo shoot a reality. It was such an honor to work with everyone!

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

Photography by Ford Fairchild and Alex Barr

I will also be styling Katie for her album release party, scheduled for November 23rd at the Listening Room here in Nashville. For more details, visit her site at katiekendallmusic.com. A southern sweetheart through and through, come and see the lady who is redefining what it means to be a country girl right here in the heart of Music City.

K

The Geometric Clutch: Step Up Your Style With These Bold Statement Handbags

What girl doesn’t love a good clutch? Perfect for a night out or a fancy occasion, the right handheld accessory adds that exact touch your outfit needs to look immaculate. But with this season, there’s a new twist: geometric designs bring something unexpected to the fashion table. A perfect blend of class and edge, these clutches will have your friends oohing and aahing. Level up your style and grab yourself one of these clutches for a marvelous addition to your favorite “out on the town” look. Here are a few of my stylist picks, just for you!

Rian Paneled ClutchRian Paneled Clutch, $42 and cashback offers

Satin Geometric ClutchSatin Geometric Clutch, $58 and cashback offers

J Furmani ClutchJ Furmani Hardcase Clutch, $47,95 and cashback offers

What’s not to love about this awesome trend? And with all picks under $60, you can keep your wardrobe and your wallet right on point. Happy shopping!

K

All Ears

There is a new accessory trend that has everyone’s ears ringing…literally. Ear cuffs are the hottest way to spruce up your wardrobe for fall. Pull your hair up in a pony or high bun and show off your new bling. Here are a few of my favorites!

Faux Pearl Stud Ear Cuff

Go girly with pearls! Simple and elegant, this cuff is perfect for day wear. Buy it here!

Jacquie Aiche Pave Medium Leaf Ear Cuff

A beautiful cuff with a bohemian vibe. Perfect for evening wear or a formal night out. Buy it here!

leith ribcage ear cuff

Get edgy with this ribcage cuff. Pair it with some leather leggings and voila, you’ve got the perfect nineties grunge look. Buy it here!

Leith Snake Coil Ear Cuff and Stud

Fun and playful, this snake cuff is great for a night out with on the town. Buy it here!

How much are you loving this trend? Comment and share your favorites and how you would wear them!

K

Rad out with Plaid

Summer, get out of here…we are ready for fall! As the weather starts cooling back off again, a certain trend is heating back up. Plaid is back and better than ever, and I’ve got you covered on the best plaid pieces out there.

How do you wear your plaid?

Let’s avoid going too farmer with this look; instead, pair your plaid with leather for a nineties grunge feel. Nothing screams fashion sense more than a loose plaid top paired with a leather legging or skirt.

Joe's Button Downforever21 faux leather zip leggingBuy it here

 

Try out a plaid pant! A slouchy pant paired with a heel and a light button-up creates a feminine, chic vibe.

wayf piped plaid pantscarlos santana claret studded high ankle strap heelsforever21 high-low button up blouseBuy it here

 

Do you have a bold sense of style? Try mixing a plaid jacket with printed tee for a funky, edgy twist to your everyday look.

orvis block pattern embroidered crewneck teemichael kors plaid tweed jacketBuy it here

 

With this go-to plaid guide, you are now officially ready for fall to begin! Stock up on this classic and versatile pattern so you can rock out in this cool new season.

 

K

Trending Now: Ankle Strap Heels

The ankle strap is here to stay ladies, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This trend has been embraced by fashion bloggers, magazines, celebs…you name it. And another reason to love? The strap makes legs not only appear thinner but longer, and we all can appreciate that! Put your best foot forward (literally) in these stylish new shoes. Here are some of my shopping consultant picks for you and where to find them:

le chateau heelLe Chateau Leather Ankle Strap Kitten Heel

express heelExpress Double Piped Ankle Strap Heel

yves saint laurent heelsYves Saint Laurent Black Leather Ankle Strap Heel

 

Pair these sexy shoes with some tailored shorts for a professional chic look, or cuff your boyfriend jeans over the ankle strap for a more laid back street style.

Have some more ideas for how to wear this trend? Comment and share!

K