Kansas City Fashion Week - AAC Style

Kansas City Fashion Week - AAC Style

For the past few years I have attended KCFW as a volunteer. Helping out with behind the scenes work + selling tickets + taking out trash... Anything to be a part of the experience. This season I did a complete 180. KCFW hosted their second pop up market at Union Station + AAC was there.

Getting to experience KCFW as a vendor this year made the all the fashion magic even more amazing. Chatting with all the women who attended the show + models who were about to walk + designers from all nights + coordinators + blogger / influencers + you name it. What a special place to be. Connecting w other in the fashion space, who appreciated the collection I had so intentionally curated, consistently reminded my why I started AAC. 

Seeing all these incredible women, feel good + chase their dreams in AAC filled my heart. Every girl I talked to was trying to achieve something different w their look. Some needed event wear, others needed to spice up a work wardrobe. No matter what, we all had fun mixing + matching styles. 

⚡️Shop these looks + more on aubreysatticco.com ⚡️

 

September 23, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
Living on Main - Home Inspo

Living on Main - Home Inspo

Decorating a new place can be intimidating + stressful. From when I started college, two years ago, I have moved into four different places. From dorm to student apartment to lofted apartment, I have tried it. This semester though, I finally nailed it.
I moved into a v legit apartment downtown KC. It is a fun two bedroom that I share with my best friend. She lives in the upstairs lofted portion + I live in the room on the main level.
From the beginning we agreed on neutral colors. Greys, whites, light colors. This made it easy for us to shop. We didn't let this restrict this and deviated it for pieces that are really us, but it helped us to keep an overall theme. We have an more abstract mantle / wall because we like to keep things fun around here.
Most of the items we have are things we previously had at other apartments, thrifted / repurposed items, decor from Target / Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, etc. For this move I did invest in a bunch of pillows to spice up the couch. Our place cam furnished and the couch's back had awful pillows. We were able to totally transform the living space with under $100 of TJ Maxx Pillows. Such a simple way to make a space fit your personal style.
I have really loved playing with texture + pattern throughout our space. It made neutral colors more interesting. Since the rug has a busy pattern, I chose to keep the pillows subtle.
We really enjoy hosting and with an open kitchen / living room it allows people to mingle all over our space. A thin island + smaller bar stools make the small kitchen appear larger. The lined rug also created a longer effect.
We have loved creating a space that really feels like us + where we are comfortable. More than anything, we filled the space with the decor, things AND PEOPLE we love.
August 21, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
Aubrey’s Top 5 Favorites

Aubrey’s Top 5 Favorites

Every Aubrey’s Attic Company piece that shows up is my favorite. When I buy for AAC I am SO intentional + aim to pick the most unique / bold / fun to style + quality items. Hours + hours a day go into curating a bad ass collection for Y O U. Currently I’ve been crushing a little extra on a few items.
O N E
Anyyyy + all things sets. Literal heart eyes. Not old are sets chic + trendy, they make getting ready in the morning 10000x easier. Add your favorite cami and you’re gucci. 
T W O
Lately I have been wearing L O T S of minimal necklaces. This AAC trio allows for so much versatility. Wear as a stack or solo. It’s so fun to mix + match.
T H R E E
This I don’t even have the words for. Classic + timeless + sophisticated + crisp. The best of the AAC best. It has this realll great stretch that hugs you in all the right places. I’ve worn mine for a night out + day date. So magic. 
 F O U R
My favorite favorite favorite sunnies. Oversized + box fit. Alllll the designer vibes. From running errands to a photo shoot, I A L W A Y S have these on me. They have the best sun protection + aren’t like your typical sunnies.
F I V E
Last + definitely not least, a staple black bodysuit. I didn’t realize I needed one until this arrived. Classic, elevated basic that you can rewear BUT added touches that make it special. 
August 18, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
Five Looks For Sorority Recruitment: Courtney Collins Collab

Five Looks For Sorority Recruitment: Courtney Collins Collab

WOW, did this summer fly by or WHAT?!
And now it's that time of year again-- back to school for most, but back to SORORITY recruitment for some! Here are a few outfits if you're going through formal recruitment soon, or need some inspo to style a T-Shirt for a back-to-school event!
**This post is a collab with Aubrey's Attic Co!**
Be sure to check out her website for even more outfit ideas and amazing pieces!
First up, I have on our Recruitment T-Shirt that says "Empowered Women Empower Women." 
(How AMAZING is that?!) 
Because of its total #GirlBoss vibes, I wanted to pair it with some animal print.
Depending if your school's recruitment is indoor or outdoor, you might want to consider how your outfit does with that! I have on these leopard pants for a cooler setting, and then this leopard skirt for a warmer setting. I also styled these cute paper bag shorts and this fun ascot to show some personality in the outfit!
For a more formal recruitment outfit or back-to-school event, this black jumpsuit or swing dress is your best friend! These two pieces are so versatile for any occasion.
But, remember: The best outfit for recruitment or back to school season is one that shows your style. Don't be afraid to try out new trends this year, or even stick with the same as the year before. Whatever you wear-- wear it with your personal style!
What are you most excited for during this back to school season? 
Let me know in the comments!
xo,
court 
August 12, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
AAC X Kendra Scott

AAC X Kendra Scott

ALL PIECES WILL LAUNCH AT KENDRA SCOTT ON THE PLAZA, WEDNESDAY 6-8PM. 
Girls supporting girls is the name of the game + working with other women run companies is my all time favorite. Kendra Scott's new fall line is a dream + pairs m a g i c a l l y with the new Aubrey's Attic Company collection. 
When looking for new jewelry I always stick to the same criteria. Gold, dainty necklaces + bracelets + rings. I like to stick to basics. Earrings are where I love to make a statement but typically can't wear anything too heavy. 
I went to pick up my picks at Kendra Scott on the Plaza, they had a few larger earrings and I told them I couldn't wear them. Well my life was changed when they brought out these game changing ear stickers aka lobe wonders. My ripped ear was no long ripped. Highly recommend if your ear is damaged + you can't wear heavy pieces. 
https://www.kendrascott.com/gifts/to-give/top-rated/842177111314.html
These made it possible for me to style the latest Aubrey's Attic Co dress with Kendra Scott's new statement earrings. The look was classy + fun. A perfect dress for sorority formals, date night out, weddings, all your next level occasions.
The simplistic black lace is easy to pair with any color / pattern. As you know I stick to gold, so an oversized statement earring + bracelet from Kendra Scott completed the look for me. And of course, I added my favorite leopard slides. 
My next look included a new hoop. I loved the way it paired with my layered bracelets + lace cami. This look is an easy transition throughout the day. Throw on a blazer / jacket for work + wear solo for dinner with friends. 
I added the new Magic In The Hampton's Jacket to the look. It's a dreamy corduroy + polka dot material that's too good to be true. I added my stackable rings that I swear are never coming off. 
From class to travel day to movie night, this new Aubrey's Attic Co jacket is ready to roll. Oversized in the most rad way. Not chunky, but not tight. The pocket details + buttons are so intentional. This not so average jacket is a must have. 
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Another look to love: Dreams Will Come True Dress.
Oversized lace is a bold move for the AAC dream chaser. Hot + sleek. For this look I added a necklace + bracelet set. 
I haven't worn anything besides chokers + charm necklaces, since forever. Although this did take me out of my comfort zone, I love the bold touch. Perfect mini dress for the fashion obsessed girl.
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See something you love? Shop all these Aubrey's Attic Co X Kendra Scott looks at Kendra Scott on the Plaza, Wednesday August 7th from 6-8pm. 
August 04, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
AAC Originals

AAC Originals

It has been my goal since opening Aubrey's Attic Company in 2017 to create a exclusive line of vintage inspired pieces. 
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AND THEY ARE FINALLY HERE

Magic 50/50 blend Gildan sweatshirt that works for everyone. 

Sweatshirt | Skirt | Shoes

Authentic + edgy + traditional. 

Whether you are comfy casual + grungy chic + boho girly, the AAC Original Sweatshirt will fit your look. A classic piece you will wear forever. 

Sweatshirt | Shorts | Handbag

Preorder one for you + your gang at aubreysatticco.com.

July 09, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
Summer Love List

Summer Love List

Finding joy in the simple things  / lifechangers + everything in between. 

Waking up + going for a run (sometimes) + listening to a life changing audiobook

Photoshoots for AAC, weekly + changing in back allies + editing photos. 

Grabbing a Big Q, White Tea at Quiktrip. Crushed ice always.

Plans + schedules + marking things in my agenda. 

Pants with bow tie waists + cropped tees + sneakers. 

Learning how to cook + figuring out the kitchen. 

Traveling out of that city + state + country | anywhere. 

Laughing at funny tweets + sharing them w all my friends. 

Trying new coffee shops + studying w my gf's. 

Long car rides w Wilma to get ice cream + work.

Designing AAC exclusive tees, even ones for guys. 

Inspirational quotes on my Pinterest boards + bedroom walls to make me feel better | motivated. 

Garage, dirty mirror selfies + having my own space to work. 

Being an aunt to Sully Mae + watching her grow / learn. 

Going downtown to swim with my besties + laying in the sun + a good tanning oil

Stocking the racks at Array / popping up under a tent + seeing all my efforts for AAC's collection displayed.

Inspiring women through AAC + building relationships with others. 

 

June 28, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
CLOTHES THAT GO WHEREVER YOU DO

CLOTHES THAT GO WHEREVER YOU DO

AAC's collections are curated with the everyday girl in mind. From yoga class to taking on your dream job, AAC has the perfect pieces for you.
One of Aubrey's Attic Co's most versatile pieces is the, But Make It Fashion Tee. I love to style it with the AAC Last Hurrah Denim Shorts for a day on the go. Both basics allow for fun accessories, so I typically add an extra from aubreysatticco.com. 
For a more casual evening, like tonight, when I just head out to play tennis with friends, the same tee transitions. Comfy + chic was fun to tackle. Distressed leggings added the perfect amount of grunge to the But Make It Fashion Tee
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When I need to dress up a little bit more to meet with customers and stock retail locations, I love to do a fun button up. Salmon Sea Hi Low has been an Aubrey's Attic Co favorite for weeks. 
The functional buttons work perfectly when tucking into high waisted shorts, like the AAC All Day Vaca Denim Shorts. This duo is simple yet reflects effort. To add additional flare, I clipped my hair back with the new Magic in the Hamptons Barrette
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I have been on a job hunt the past week + the Grunge Queen top has been perfect. Paired with solid black jeans + platforms, a fun summer outfit is pulled together. It's simple + professional + shows effort without being over the top. The Gunge Queen top comes in cool grey (above) + a multi black color as well. A wardrobe staple that is necessary in every young professionals wardrobe. 
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One of my favorite stand alone dresses is the Big Dreams Wrap Dress. I have worn it to interviews + fraternity chapter + graduation + everywhere. 
For an even classier look, I layered the I Want More Barrette in my hair. This dress has the top of a blazer but the fun look of a wrap dress. Perfect for the girl with many roles to fulfill throughout the day. 
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AAC is intentional with all pieces, so the busy girl on the go can easily dress for every occasion. Shop these looks and more on aubreysatticco.com where you will always get fast + free shipping. 
 
June 19, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
London Recap - What I Wore

London Recap - What I Wore

I spent a week studying abroad in London + managed to only bring a carry on suitcase. Maximizing my wardrobe + rewearing was key. I packed an abundance of neutrals, primarily black. This made planning a thousand times easier because I was not wasting time trying to max colors / patterns.
 
My travel day was very basic. A black tee + leggings + denim jacket. I ended up wearing the denim jacket daily. The Everyday Girl Leggings from Aubrey's Attic Company are lightweight + easy to pack. My sneakers are Naturalizers + were amazing for the 10+ miles we walked daily. 
The first fun outfit I put together was chic + simple, which is what I aimed for most of the trip. I found it easier to accessorize than plan bold outfits the whole week. 
Later in the day we went on a tour so I continued with the black tee + leggings + sneakers + jacket but added an Aubrey's Attic Company ascot. The AAC Dancing Queen Ascot was the perfect subtle touch. 
Allll the neutrals as we took a boat tour to Greenwich. I added the AAC Sky Inspired Necklace which was the perfect touch.
 
This outfit was one of my favorites. Classy + business casual with a flare. The Aubrey's Attic Company Boss Babe Blazer is magically oversized, yet easy to pack. I accessorized with a dainty choker from AAC, linked here
Beach day to Brighton, best day + outfit. Soft + lightweight, the You Got It Top from Aubrey's Attic Co was an easy choice. 
I also layered this top with a blazer for a business visit when I needed to be more professional. It is so easy to justify a purchase / packing decision when it can be worn multiple ways. 
Back to my black on black w a pop. I packed the I Mean It Blazer + Shorts but it was never warm enough for the entire set. I improvised and paired it w dress pants + flats to a business tour.
Limiting packing to one carry on was a challenge, but manageable with lots of neutrals and reworn basics. All Aubrey's Attic Company pieces are linked + available online at aubreysatticco.com. 
June 04, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin
Decorating Small Spaces - Low Budget Style

Decorating Small Spaces - Low Budget Style

Homegoods + World Market + Target + TJ Maxx + Pinterest + anything DIY, will be your BEST FRIENDS. Decorating a small space isn’t instant, it requires time + effort. Don’t be afraid to wait for sale, make it yourself or ask people around you for things they don’t want.

Before moving into my first place, I spent a lot of time figuring out me. I’m still working on it but I really love neutrals. Find what you love + center your space around that. The most central piece in my apartment in the couch. It’s visible right when you walk in + is where most people gather. It came w the place + is horribly hideous. Since I want people to come in + feel at home, I made the couch as comfy as possible. The base is covered w a fluffy comforter and topped w a quilt. The quilt was handmade by Wilma + I so we were able to make the couch really diverse. Of course I love a good pillow so I filed them high. When company is over, people can grab pillows and cushion the floor / sit on the couch / or the comfy rug. It allows diverse options.

The living space was super important to me so I was most intentional about it. The ladder rack is typically covered in blankets for company (laundry day). The rug also makes the place more cozy. With WHITE walls, it is hard to make the place homey. Gallery walls have been my best friend and add more of me to the place. It is easy to come up w a compilation of very cheap items + put them together. Micheals / TJ Maxx / Hobby Lobby are always having sales on simple pieces. I am always growing my collection.

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The wood piece is the most expensive decor I have. It is from an art auction ar Urban Christian Academy. The kids sell their art to raise money + add another grade to their school. This piece was made by the sweetest girl, she found the wood (trash) in her yard and gave it a scarf to make it beautiful.

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Typically I stick to super simple, neutral pieces. I tie pinks in occasionally.

Ballin’ on a budget w the TV. Watch through Roku when I take the time to.

Containers are E V E R Y T H I N G in a small space. It keeps items put together + organized. All of these are from HomeGoods and were under $30. They make the space way more organized but keeps things easily accessible. The basket on the fridge is for all my snacks, with limited cabinet space I needed somewhere to store my goodies. I also have a similar one on the counter top. Just like the utensil holder, it keeps my place minimal + chic.

I have never had room between the ceiling + cabinets but I love that it offered another place to decored. Again, clustering a few inexpensive, subtle pieces, came together and made a statement. Hannah got me the Focus Darling to remind me to take a breath.

Other than the microwave, the Magic Bullet is the most used appliance in the kitchen. I love smoothies + making slushies with it. It was my biggest kitchen splurge. The tray was $3 from Michael’s party section and the jar is just a simple mason jar. When friends are over I love to offer them fun drinks, in cute cups and topped off with a signature paper straw. Love this lil drink bar.

The table is my least favorite piece in the apartment. It came furnished and w that came the table. I try to spice it up w coasters + flowers courtesy of Wilma. The curtains are a super fun look + I love knotting them to let the light in. The multi color poms are just an accent for Easter and the gold banner is still up from my best friends surprise party — proof that pieces don’t have to be expensive to look amazing.

Now onto my fave place, my room. Decor is super personal and nothing over the top. My favorite wall is the post it note wall, I write encouraging notes + goals + whatever and read then everyday.

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The necklace holder is an upcycled rake and is the most amazing jewelry hanger. It keeps everything organized so well + was very inexpensive.

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One of the most important furnishings in my room is the shoe rack. I got two are Target + just stacked them. In a tight space, items that max use are essential. Photos are an easy way to keep the room personal + brighten up stressful days <3

 

My bed is 100% my favorite place to chill. So comfy + homey. The bedspread was less then $100 at HomeGoods and pillows are from all over the place. My weighted blanket was an investment, but has helped me tremendously.

A chic place that fits you doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Collection is key. Buy over a period of time. Finding the right pieces won’t happen in one day. Shop sales and upcycle items with potential.

June 03, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin