Creating The Perfect Wardrobe According To Your Lifestyle

The purpose of my Instagram account is to share affordable outfits for the everyday woman.  I am a firm believer that the way you dress communicates your mood, profession, and outlook on life.

Although I have my favorite designer brands, I believe that anyone can look fabulous at any price-point.  If you follow my page, then you already know I shop everywhere!  Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies while I adore the beauty of visual displays at Saks Fifth Avenue.

One shopping tip that I always give is that fashionistas should create a wardrobe according to their lifestyle.  For example, a stay at home mom should have a variety of classic pieces while the workout diva could select on-trend Athleisure.

Some of my personal outfits are shared based on civic meetings, church service attendance, mom events, clients meetings, etc. Remember, when working with a personal stylist, it’s important to create the best lookbook or closet cleanout according to your individual interests.  For this to be done, you must discuss your weekly activities!

If you have style questions, feel free to email me at or schedule a Personal Style Session.


Blouse: New York & Company


Dress: Amazon


Blouse: Ann Taylor


Kimono: Amazon


Dress: Who What Wear Collection from Target

Diner En Blanc Exclusive Event: Guide To The Official Dress Code

Diner En Blanc Birmingham is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019.  Everyone’s excited about attending the event!  But, there’s one common question, “Kim, what should I wear?”

Featured Photo from Pinterest

One of the rules is that participants must wear all-white attire (not cream) and accessories.  This rule applies to both men and women. Items that are prohibited include T-shirts, colorful sports shoes, baseball caps, gym shorts.

To help guests prepare and plan their outfit choices, take a look at the three options below:

Lace Tailored Jumpsuit – ASOS
Eyelet Dress – Amazon
Off The Shoulder Crepe Dress – Macy’s


Local Retailers With All-White Attire:
  1. Saks Fifth Avenue
  2. Ann Taylor
  3. White House Black Market

Ladies, it’s suggested that you wear comfortable shoes while transporting items to the official location.  Also, Le Diner En Blanc attendee’s must participate whether it’s rain or shine.

Don’t forget to pack your chic umbrella or raincoat!

About Diner en Blanc International 

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more infophotos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit  


About the Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc – Birmingham 

As the city’s only Destination Management Company (DMC), Destination Birmingham is the destination liaison for meeting planners and special event clients. We are logistic gurus and our passion is showcasing Greater Birmingham. We specialize in event production, meeting management, and tours. Our expertise is logistic solutions, venue selection, and itinerary planning. We apply our creativity to your vision and engage our community connections to produce a memorable event.

Clothing Rental Programs: Save Time and Money

I shared this post on Kimberly West Styling Facebook page.  But, it’s such a game-changing piece of advice that I want to post it here on the blog!

Did you know that instead of purchasing new clothing you can rent high-quality pieces?

Some of your favorite brands allow renting options with a reasonable monthly fee and the process is simple:

1. Signup

2. Browse and select styles.

3. Return the items with a pre-paid envelope.

If you love those items, you have the option to keep them with a discounted price!

Below are clothing rental companies:

Infinite Style – Ann Taylor

NY&C Closet – New York & Company

American Eagle Style Drop –

Trunk Club – Nordstrom

Rent The Runway

Additional plus-size rental programs:

Stitch Fix

Gwynnie Bee


Plvsh Style


I strongly encourage clothing rental services for busy women, last-minute social events, or even to save money!  How often do we wear a dress on multiple occasions?  Also, do we really want an unorganized closet filled with miscellaneous pieces?

Eliminate the hassle of never having anything to wear by subscribing to one of the programs on this list.

Let us know what you think about clothing rental programs in the comment box.  Give us your opinion!

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Valentine’s Day Pieces From Loft: Pleated Sleeve Top, Statement Earrings, and Faux Fur Zip Pouch

The holiday season sparkle outfits have left us but it’s time to start looking ahead.  The Loft has some fashionable pieces curated just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Personally, this is one of my favorite retailers because of the store’s diverse style and affordable prices.  There’s something for everyone at The Loft!

This year’s Valentine’s Day items range from heart stud earrings to velvet heel block pumps.  The Loft also has great coupons so be sure to sign-up.  If you don’t have time to shop in-store visit their online shop.  It’s well-organized to meet the needs of any avid digital customer.

My picks for Valentine’s Day are below; I will feature a style photo on Instagram and Twitter!

Make Velvet A Key Staple In Your Holiday Wardrobe With Ann Taylor

‘Tis the season of soirees. So whether you’re going out for cocktails, attending the office party or lounging with friends and family, pick the must-have trend seen everywhere from the street to the runway that’s just as cozy as it is chic: velvet. 

Ann Taylor’s winter collection offers a modern velvet take on classic clothes, accessories, shoes featuring trends such as jeweled tones, bow details, and elegant yet relaxed silhouettes.

Deck yourself in head to toe velvet (that pantsuit!) or add the final touch with a clutch or shoes for a look that will turn heads at any festive outing.



Give The Gift of Ann Taylor and Infinite Style This Winter

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s hard to not think about all of the upcoming holidays this winter, and with holidays, come gifts. Ann Taylor is here to help anyone and everyone shop for the woman in their life.

Buying a gift for someone can be tricky sometimes, you don’t always know their taste and what they do, or don’t already have. Ann Taylor has a variety of pieces that are bound to fit into everyone’s winter wardrobe. Consider these looks for a gift guide, or even a gift to yourself this holiday season!

And for those friends who have a new style every day, you may want to consider giving the gift of Infinite Style! For a flat monthly rate, subscribers can receive as many items as they would like to rent, 3 at a time, with an option to purchase the items they love and up loving at a special price.


Clothing Rental Just Got So Much Easier With Ann Taylor

Usually, when we hear the word ‘rent’, cars or apartments come to mind. We are becoming a society that shares products by renting, and the latest thing we are renting? Clothes!

With the seasons changing, we are in a quicker need to revamp our wardrobe to adjust to the new chill in the air. Many things such as being a mom, or having a full-time job can make it hard to get to the store. Ann Taylor is here to make shopping from workwear to weekend easier.

Ann Taylor was one of the first to start a clothing rental program.  With the  Infinite Style Program, you are able to rent clothes and have them delivered to your door. When you are ready, return the items, while shipping is free both ways! When you’ve decided on another outfit, do the same thing all over again. For a flat monthly rate, you can receive as many items as you’d like to rent, 3 at a time, with the option to purchase items you love at a special price. The options are endless!

We know that trends quickly go in, then out of style. With this new subscription program from Ann Taylor you will be able to catch them as soon as they’re there, then ship them right back when they’re over. Infinite Style also makes for a great gift for your friend who is into sweaters one week, and animal prints the next.

Making A Statement In The Workplace With Ann Taylor

Dressing for work, while remaining comfortable and true to your own style can be difficult. Typical looks tend to lack color and boldness, especially when the weather starts to become cooler. And even though it is not quite cold outside yet, that does not mean our offices can’t get chilly too!

To change this common theme, add some statement sweaters to your office wardrobe. You will not only be comfortable but will also be dressed for the part. Whether you like to stick with neutrals or this season’s statement animal print, Ann Taylor has something for you.

Add Winter Pieces from Ann Taylor: Chic Holiday #GiftGuide

Though it is only September, we can’t help but start to think about the upcoming holiday season. And with the holiday season, it is obvious what comes to mind: gifts! Ann Taylor is here to help anyone and everyone shop for the woman in their life.

Buying a gift for something can be tricky sometimes, you don’t always know they taste and what they do or don’t already have. Ann Taylor has a variety of winter pieces that are bound to fit into everyone’s winter wardrobe. Consider these looks for a gift guide, or even a gift to yourself this holiday season!

Keeping Comfortably Warm In The Fall With Ann Taylor

Everyone is all too familiar with those fall days where it is cold in the morning, but by the afternoon it is so hot out! Sweatshirts and long-sleeved shirts seem like a good idea until it gets way too warm for them. The solution? A light fall jacket that is easy to just take off when the weather takes a warmer turn. Ann Taylor has some great options for these type of days.

While the jacket will keep you warm, it is also an opportunity to style your normal day-to-day look. Ann Taylor provides many different styles and colors, as opposed to your typical army green fall jacket. You can go along with a light trench coat, or more sporty with a cream colored moto jacket.