Kansas City Fashion Week

In honor of all things Pretty, Polished, and Perfect,  I’ve decided create awards for this season’s Kansas City Fashion Week: PPPxKCFW Fashion Awards (golden trophies coming soon.)  I didn’t get a chance to attend every show, so these are the winners based on the Thursday and Saturday night shows: KCFW Jewelry/Accessories Category: Georgina Herrera (this […]

Cocoon Dress

I don’t know about you, but I love these see-and-be-seen events – don’t you hate wearing a great outfit and nobody that’s going to appreciate it gets to see it?  Save it up for KCFW, snap a pic on the red carpet (step-and-repeat, but without the step and sometimes even without the repeat lol!) and […]

Red Dress // 5 Ways

When friend and blog reader Anna (okay so she’s also my best friend – wink) sent me a link to this Erin Fetherston chiffon dress, I knew my budget was in trouble.  I’d just started researching beauty trends, florals are huge this spring (I feel like that’s always a duh! spring florals!) and with KCFW […]

Red + Lavender // KCFW

What goes better with a red dress than a nude lip and dark eye (two of Ulta’s top spring beauty trends)?!  Red and lavender, that’s what.  It’s an unusual color combination, but in the right hues, it really works!  I am in love with this Erin Fetherston Chiffon dress, and I cannot lie: I love, […]


I made it back from Spring Break just in time to catch the final runway show for KCFW Fall/Winter 2015.  There were a few designers I was disappointed I missed from earlier in the week, but there were a few designers I was glad to be catching this season: Architexture: Definitely true to their aesthetic, […]


The Litte Black Dress (that’s worth every cent) It’s KCFW this week, and there is nothing I love more than a dresscode (the only time I’m willing to be overlook being told what to do lol!)  In other news, after seeing the pictures I’m thinking I need to let the hem out on this one……..time […]

How to Wear Giraffe Print

When  I was at Saks Off 5th, Kat mentioned DVF and I was all over that.  I passed up the coveted wrap dress they had in store, and went for this trendier drop-waisted dress in a fabulous (but not over-the-top) giraffe print.  DVF has a way of using prints and colors that are universally both […]

KCFW Designer Review: Saturday, October 5

Saturday’s show focused on details.  Amazing details.  I think the designer’s with the greatest skill in craftsmanship (flawless seams and fit!!) were saved for the last evening of shows.  While the entire looks were amazing, it was the details that really won me over that night.  Be sure to check out the full collection photos […]

KCFW Designer Reviews: Friday October 4

It’s day 2 of KCFW at the beautiful Union Station, and the fun is just beginning.  Photos of each collection in their entirety can be found on the Pretty, Polished, Perfect Facebook page.  Just a gentle reminder: all photos are copyrighted and permission to use must be granted. Bridget Julia Couture:  How do I word […]

Kansas City Fashion Week Reviews: Thursday

This past Thursday kicked off a long weekend of amazing local designers.  Kansas City Fashion Week chose a beautiful venue (the historically and recently renovated Union Station,) and selected several new designers as well as several comeback kids.  All images from the show can be found on the Pretty, Polished, Perfect Facebook page.Andrea Marie Long […]

Social KC: KCFW Spring 2013, Red Carpet

With a packed house, the atmosphere was full of excitement and anticipation.  After pictures on a Red Carpet concrete floor, mingling with fellow bloggers and media friends (new and old) the show started with the sassy models of Courtney Perry’s House of Cochon: Followed by another jewelry designer, Tracy McClain of Trajet Jewelry, whose stunning […]

KCFW: Parties + Runways, Feb. 27 – March 3

It’s that time of year again!  An exhausting (in the best way possible) week full of parties, planning, people watching, photographing, oohing and ahhing and general mayhem (lol!)   Don’t forget to join me and many of my fellow KC bloggers as we style models for the KCFW Kick-off party at the Garment District Boutique […]

KCFW: Blogger Preview

This past Saturday, my fellow bloggers and I were invited to the ultra-glam Hotel Phillips for a sneak peak into a few of the Kansas City Fashion Week‘s designers’ sketchbooks.  It seemed a rare treat indeed; I had thought that a designers’ sketchbook was a bit more like a closely-guarded diary, and I felt honored […]

KCFW Student Designers and The Emmy Goes To…..

Best Dressed Emmy’s goes to Alison Williams in a green (the most stunning shade of the evening, in my opinion) peplum and origami-esque Oscar de la Renta.  What dress(es) made your Best Dressed list? Photos Courtesy of MSN WonderWall Honorable mentions: Heidi Klum wins best color (Alexandre Vauthier), Tina Fey is on trend with oxblood, and […]

Dreaming of the Red Carpet

How many of you love to see the amazing gowns worn by artists and actresses for awards shows? How many of you secretly fantasize about your own opportunity to rock a ball-gown?? Dress: Adrianna Papell  photos courtesy of Megan of Chasing Davies (thanks Meggy!) Do it I say, do it!  There are several reasons I […]