Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Beginnings

Friends! The time has come.

For the past few months, I have been working towards the creation of a new and improved site… something that can grow with me, and something that feels more reflective of who I am and where I am now. I’ve been blogging here on The Fashionography since I was a freshman in high school (haha, what!?!), and while it will forever hold a place in my heart, I was / am ready for a space that feels a little more current.

KK is one of those nicknames that I can’t remember not having, so it felt natural to orient the blog name around something more personal and straightforward. I love fashion and I love photography, but I am inspired and intrigued by so much more, too. And thus, the switch to Simply KK. Simply me, writing and sharing what inspires me most.

While fashion, inspiration, and great photos will still be a consistent and major part of this blog, I wanted to lift those aspects from the title, and give myself the freedom to share my adventures or stories or lifestyle pieces if they felt fitting. Now, I feel like I have the space to do this.

The move to a self-hosted Wordpress from blogger has not been the perfect transition, so you may notice some kinks still getting worked out over there with everything from formatting to proper links. That being said, Bloglovin’ has been switched over to Simply KK (so if you follow me there, you’ll now be following Simply KK), and the Disqus comments are have been transferred + are ready to go.

This is a farewell to The Fashionography, but not to blogging. I hope you'll take a look around Simply KK and join me over there. I'm looking forward to what's next!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Just Make It

Ok, everyone. Stop what you're doing right now and go read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

This book (which focuses on creative living beyond fear) was definitely what I needed to read and what I've been continually thinking on since I finished it. I mean, hello. How perfect is this quote, and how pertinent, especially as I ease myself back into the swing of things. Of course, what better way to share a quote about just making stuff than by just making something. Duh. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Here's Something

After spending the last three weeks absent from this space, it seemed like it was about time to pop back in for a moment. Saying yes to new adventures this summer has meant saying no to blogging (clearly, right?!), and I think it's been a good thing. I've had this blog for over seven years, and am really taking the time now to reflect on what it is I want to be creating and sharing moving forward. I had an epic long post typed out on this subject, but decided that all the feels are for a different time (note to self: don't type up post drafts when you're feeling dramatic). 

Currently, I'm focusing on creating simply for the sake of creating, not for numbers or people or my own ego. Today's post is brought to you by my most recent foray into this process. I'm literally just going with it, you guys! Definitely all about the basics this August, and you can't get any more classic than crisp whites and your favorites jeans.

Outfit pic from here, watercolor here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sleek Inspiration

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Bring on the rest of the summer events, friends! I've been gathering some some of my favorite "kind of casual but also really put together" hairdo's recently, and I'm really into these sleek options. Remember how this ceramic flat iron made my hair look last week? Yeah, that's definitely happening again for at least one of remaining summer events I'll be attending. I just don't think you can go wrong with a glossy, no-fuss hairstyle. They're classy and confident and simple, which is really all I can ask of my hair on a good day.

Monday, July 11, 2016

the grid / 4

The past couple weeks have just looked a little something like this. After a quick trip to Minnesota to visit family (what is WITH you Midwest people and your pontoons, seriously?!), I've settled into somewhat of a summer routine, which mostly means I work all morning, and hike all afternoon. I'm still trying to say yes to more new adventures, spend as much time as possible outside, and eat an absurd amount of ice cream. Priorities, amiright?SaveSave

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I did it (finally): I chopped some serious length off of my hair. I think for a moment or two there I was emotionally unstable/felt like I was missing a limb, but it seems as though that feeling has mostly passed and I'm back on track with the classic love-hate relationship with my hair. Nice! Typically, no matter what the length, I embrace the natural wave my hair has because a) it's easy, and that's really all that needs to be said, but also because b) wavy hair is just my jam right now. 

Occasionally, though, I like to switch things up for a more sleek look, especially with shorter hair because there are just not enough hours in the day for me to justify straightening long hair. If I'm going to put my arm through the workout of holding a flat iron for what feels like forever, there's one requirement: it needs to be easy. Thankfully, the ceramic flat iron I've been using from Irresistible Me is so easy and effective (and light!) that I actually enjoy the process of taming my waves.

This flat iron heats up fast, works well, and leaves my hair feeling so soft and fresh... basically the opposite of how every other hair straightener has made my hair feel. Oh, and it automatically shuts off after 30 minutes so we can just skip the whole "did I turn my flat iron off" panic. Big round of applause for that. The final thought? 10/10 would definitely recommend.