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Hat – Target, Dress – H&M old but love Alexander Wang’s Slip Dress for The Outnet, Scarf c/o Bri Seely, Bracelet – H&M, Booties – Pour La Victoire old but obsessed with these and totally getting them myself, Rings – Tiffany Kunz, Sunnies – Karen Walker Number One

Here in LA, we’re still a little confused – what season is it? We should be thankful, I know, but I really can’t wait for sweater weather, cozy season, sunny with a brisk air. Well, Sunday felt like summer again  (reason for my dress) while it should be fall (reason for my scarf). What temperature are you feeling? I promise we’ll on get on track soon and we’ll all be talking layers and boots, very, very soon. Until then, I hope you enjoy the post. I loved how the photos turned out, golden hour did me well. XO






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Grab those boyfriend jeans, a pair of booties and cute blazer – the boyfriend is back. I forgot how great they were and how much I love the boyfriend style until I received my new jeans!

A month ago, I attended the NYDJ’s  preview (I try to make it every season) and got a sneak peek of their Spring/Summer 2013 styles. Their collection ranged from floral prints, to mint jeans and amazing workwear pants, but I ended up walking away with a pair of boyfriend jeans. Today I’m wearing them with a fun tan bootie from Charles Jourdan, a polka dot blazer from Nordstrom Rack and and a top by All Saints. NYDJ is also doing some amazing tops this season that I’m loving. If you missed last year’s post, you can check it out here.

If you haven’t already, grab yourself a great pair of boyfriend jeans for the season. They’re lovely for the weekend and definitely appropriate for work paired with a heel and blazer.

Hair by Vered Salon; Accessories by Nordstrom, co/ Glamhouse  and c/o Guess; Photos by my mama


1.True Religion Boyfriend Jeans 2.AG Adriano Goldschmied – Ex-Boyfriend Crop in 8 Years Destroyed (8 Years Destroyed) – Apparel 3. Current/Elliott Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans 4. ASOS Saxby Boyfriend Jeans in Vintage Rip and Repair 5. NYDJ ‘Tanya’ Boyfriend Jeans 



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I’m sorry I haven’t been around all week, it was crazy busy with work and I am also hosting an event next Saturday in LA. It’s been taking up so much of my time, but it will well be worth it. I really can’t wait!

This post was inspired by a piece I picked up at the TopShop shopping preview at The Grove. I love the color and print of this body conscious dress. Emerald was announced as the color of the season by Pantone, so I was happy to pick up a piece to add to my wardrobe.

It is somewhat of a tight dress but it’s still conservative; long sleeve and crew neck. I definitely recommend it for all shapes and sizes – it’s a flattering piece. There are so many ways to style it but I’m always a fan of layering with vests – jean vests, fur vest, you name it. I picked up the jean vest from Loehmanns for $20 – total score since it’s Current / Elliot. My new boots were also a great purchase since it’s end of the season. I love Chloe and these are by their diffusion line, SEE by Chloe.

If you read my blog often you know I definitely do not take myself too seriously and I am really a goof! We had a little fun at the end of our shoot trying to perfect the ‘jump’ pose. HA. Sometimes you just have to be a little silly, you know?!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. I have plans to lay on the beach with friends today and bask in the sun (yay!), then an amazing wedding event for bloggers and media at the Bel Air Bay Club, Los Angeles tomorrow. My amazing brother bought me Lakers ticket, so that will be tomorrow night – I can hardly wait! I haven’t been to a Lakers game since a little girl. Follow me on Instagram at @stylewaxpoetic or comment below so we can stay in touch. I’d love to get to know you too. XO

WEARING: Dress – TopShop at The Grove similar here // Jean Vest – CURRENT/ELLIOT similar here // Booties – SEE By Chloe by HERE // Clutch c/o Benah.com // Necklace – Kelly Wearstler // Hair by Vered Salon

All images by Derek Martin Photography


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Lately, I’ve been loving The Grove. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 3 years now and I can count on two hands the amount of times I’ve been to The Grove. I went on a weekday for a lunch appointment a few weeks ago and realized how much I love it there – it was sunny, not too crowded, so many cutes stores keep you occupied. I remember thinking why don’t I go there more often? I loved wandering through the Farmers Market, reading books and shopping while sipping on a Coffee Bean. Now that TopShop opened up, there is even more of a reason to love it.

We went back at night and took a couple shots last weekend under the lights. They were even playing Frank Sinatra, which brought us right back to Christmas time. It was lovely evening.

I’m wearing a skirt I’ve had in my closet since last year, but I recently found a new love for it since I purchased my new jean jacket. It’s a dressier skirt because of the material, but can be worn more casually as I did when paired with a jean jacket and hat. If you love the skirt, you’re in luck. I found it still available and marked down to $35 dollars! More outfit details below.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and the Oscars tonight! Follow me on Twitter and let me know your thoughts on tonights show! Join me – @stylewaxpoetic. XO-SWP

WEARING:Skirt – Walter Buy HERE (Only $35 marked down) // Shoes – Italian brand from Loehmanns // Jean Jacket – CURRENT/ELLIOT Buy similar HERE // Hat – Garage Sale Buy similar HERE // Bag – Vintage Shopping Expo



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What a great year it was for photos.  I finally came out of my shell and realized it’s not as scary as I thought to set in front of the lens. Plus it’s a great way to share my personal style – seeing is so much different than explaining.  My favorite part of taking street style photos is scouting out cool locations in Los Angeles and using fashion as a art form. From pink walls, to gowns in the forrest, I can say this year was definitely a good year. Which one is your favorite?


Photography by Soul Of Photography and Style Wax Poetic





The year has come to a close and I wanted to take a moment to share some of my New Year’s resolutions for 2013. Have you thought about what you’d like to accomplish in 2013? I recently heard something on a documentary called, ‘HAPPY,’ that made me think. They said 40% of someone’s happiness has to do with the leisurely activities they do in their free time. It’s so important for us as people to constantly challenge ourselves to get out of our routine and create newness in our lives. New activities, new hobbies and find new ways to be our best selves. Following are the ways I will be striving in 2013 to be the best Kristen, so that I can only better those around me. Blessings to you all for a wonderful, joyous, 2013.

1. Get creative! The times when I am being creative are probably some of my happiest times. I am striving in 2013 to make better collages, take more creative pictures, and create more beauty through fashion for you all to enjoy.
2. More and more photos – photography is innate in me and I haven’t fully yet explored this outlet of creativity as much as I could. This year I will be taking many many more photos.
3. Dance… I used to dance in college. I plan to take it back up again. This year I’d like to explore more modern dance.
4. Give…Think outside of myself as much as possible and strive to make those close to me happier in any way that I can.
5. More Service – this is a general statement, but super important resolution. I hope to volunteer more, create more opportunities for my clients, and help our clients do even more of the amazing work that they do. See Raven + Lily and Sseko Designs to get an idea of what I’m referring to.
6. Push the fashion limits and create beauty and poetry without words, but with clothes, colors and texture. I.E., Style Wax Poetic .
7. Celebrate – the beautiful, tiny, treasures in life.
8. Practice Gratitude – working with the clients that we do, I have the opportunity to learn about some of the most beautiful cultures in the world. They have next to nothing, yet they want to give you everything, still. We are blessed. We have toilets, clothes, inner and outer beauty, family and friends. I have the opportunity to share my heart and passion with you through Style Wax Poetic. I am grateful, and we must not ever lost that feeling in 2013!
9. Meditate more – I am always my best self when I take time out of my date to mediate and pray. This can be more spiritual reasons or nonspiritual reasons. I think it can be wonderful for everyone, whatever their interests are. More inner peace for all, we all deserve it.
10. Live colorfully! I have a lot of simple colors on my wardrobe, but I love COLOR. This year, I’m going to be more BOLD with my wardrobe. Watch and see..
11. More interviews – In 2013, I plan to dive deeper and find out more behind the scenes of designers, musicians, and photographers. Yay!
12. Rebrand – I will be rebraning very very soon. This will be like a fresh new start of a relationship. From me, to you, with love.

13. Love more openly, to all and to the one who deserves it most.

13. Enjoy the fabulous, beauty, of clothes, creativity and all the things that Style Wax Poetic has brought into my life.

Live, love, enjoy and be fashionable!


There’s been a lot of buzz around Art District’s latest gem, Bestia LA, and it’s officially open last Friday after much anticipation. I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant with a couple of my fellow blogger babes, Jenny Wu from Good, Bad & Fab , and Taye Hansberry, from She Likes Stuff.  If you’re anything like me and miss the New York City vibe here in Los Angeles, a visit to Bestia DTLA will make you feel right back at home. Nestled away in the Arts District, this area is becoming one of my favorite places in Los Angeles.

Expect open an industrial feel, exposed brick, large windows that open in the patio covered in vine and an open kitchen where you can watch the married duo, chef Ori Menashe (Angelini Osteria) and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, whip up some magic.  The reviews have been nothing but fantastic and after visiting, I now see why.

Here are just a few of the amazing items on the menu..

Olives – $5 for a bowl of delicious olives.

Roasted Vegetables – beautiful presentation

Pizza Bianca – some of the best pizza around. A little taste of Napoli

Chestnut Papardelle – poached egg deliciousness on Mushroom Ragu

Squid Ink Pasta – made from the highest quality dry pasta there is. This is one of favorites and i don’t even love pasta, cooked al denti to perfection with a touch of spice.

Roasted marrow bone – I don’t eat red meat but everyone else ADORED this dish.

Dessert – anything from pastry chef Genevieve Gergis is amazing. She whipped up some coffee ice cream for us from mostly milk, not cream, and we all could not believe how amazing it was.  To give you an idea, Nancy Silverstein tried one of her cookies and was so impressed, it is now on the menu at Bread.

  Ribbed Peplum Topshop Jacket  – Buy HERE

811 mid-rise Matches skinny jeans – Buy HERE

Dorothy Perkins Statement collar necklace – Buy HERE

ASOS ARIES Studded Ankle Boots – Buy HERE

ASOS Leather Metal Plate Tote – Buy HERE

Check out more about Bestia – www.http://bestiala.com



Still loving my faux leather pants! This time I paired it with a white button down by Odylyne, a faux fur vest (channeling Rachel Zoe) and my new shoes from Sole Society. The hat was a last minute addition. I found it at a garage sale for $1! What do you think, do you like this look? XO, SWP

White Blouse – c/o Odylyne; Faux Fur Vest – Aqua from Bloomingdales; Faux Leather Pants – Loehmanns; Heels – c/o Sole Society; Purse – Rebecca Minkoff; Cuff c/o Benah