Boho by Spence Diamonds

Spence Diamonds just launched their new Boho collection and sent me several pieces to check out and unbox. I was so thrilled to partner with Spence because their company is focused on sustainability. They use artisan created diamonds in their jewelry, which are ethical and environmentally friendly. Each piece in the Boho by Spence collection focuses on 9 symbols including Earth, Fire, Water, Leaf, Lotus, Paisley, Feather, and Arrow. As someone who loves nature, I find that this collection embodies the virtues of a free spirit. Check out the entire collection here.

FTF Style

Dress: FTF The Everyday Midi
Hat: Tribe Kelley
Bag: Steve Madden
Flannel: Target
Shoes: Converse

Jacket: FTF Camille Camo Jacket
Sports Bra: FTF Nicki Camo Sports Bra
Shoes: Target
Sunnies: Nordstrom BP

I recently partnered with Fashion To Figure and loved getting to rock some of their amazing clothes. I first saw one of my fave models (Hunter McGrady) wearing mesh paneled leggings and a camo sports bra and jacket. I immediately looked up the brand and just HAD to have that exact same outfit. I also loved getting to wear some other fun styles like this midi dress and maxi dress. SO FUN. If you've got curves and want a new brand to keep up with, follow their awesome Instagram and browse through their website. LOVE them!


Brand Spotlight: Yours UK

This fall, the incredibly kind team at Yours Clothing in the UK sent over some amazing pieces for me to wear and style. I love this brand because it promotes body positivity and encourages women to be their best selves. I picked some of my favorite pieces from their collection, which are featured below.

Yours UK: Brown & Red Colour Block Woven Wrap ($44)
Forever 21: Faux Leather Leggings
Old Navy: Heels

Yours UK: Red Marl Turtleneck Long Sleeve Swing Dress ($46)
Yours UK: Black Over The Knee Suedette Platform Boots with Cleated Soles ($86)

Yours UK: Black Twill Lined Parka With Fur Trim Hood  ($104)
Jolt: Leggings
Joah Brown: T-Shirt
Madden Girl: Booties

Yours is having a MEGA sale right now (just in time for black friday!), so be sure to check them out. :)


Ariana Bohling

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Mikarose
Black 'Stella' Booties: Ariana Bohling

I graduated from college earlier this year with a degree in Social Entrepreneurship. My curriculum in school centered around business concepts that incorporated strategies to make a deeper social impact. I have always been passionate about businesses that do "good" and are intentional about how their bottom lines directly, and indirectly, influence others. I will forever be a fan of companies that consciously create products and mindfully engage in commerce. 

One day when browsing through Anthropologie's website, I stumbled upon a designer named Ariana Bohling. What first caught my attention was the aesthetic of her line of shoes. I was so intrigued with these shoes on Anthropologie's website, that I decided to research the designer further.

I discovered and loved the entire collection that Ariana had designed, but what especially drew me in was the discovery that Ariana Bohling operates under fair trade principles and employs local artisans in Peru. The jobs that Ariana Bohling creates for women in underdeveloped communities empowers these artisans to improve their quality of life. 

Ariana Bohling shoes are incredibly well-made and visually appealing, but they serve a purpose far beyond their aesthetic.

I decided to reach out to Ariana and had the chance to chat with her about her story, inspiration, and lifestyle. Here is what she had to say:

-How has fashion influenced your life? How did you become interested in creating your own line?

I started as an early entrepreneur. During the end of high school, I started hand dying and sewing garments to sell at a local clothing boutique in Portland, Oregon.  I was always interested in the handmade and vintage aesthetic.  I was a student at Pratt institute in Brooklyn where I learned to hand make garments, accessories, and footwear.  So with a background in fashion I have always been into creating items for a wearable purpose.I had a wonderful internship at Diane Von Furstenburg my final year and also worked in her boutique store so I learned the retail end of the fashion industry as well. 

As I graduated, I worked in the intimate apparel industry and moved on to design slippers, and then leather footwear.  I wanted to create something that was truly my taste and aesthetic in footwear so I decided to create a few items by hand and show them to boutique stores, which is how the line was first born.

-Did you face any setbacks throughout the process of becoming your own boss? What keeps you resilient? Do you have any favorite motivations, mantras, or self-care routines that keep you determined?

 I'm an avid yogi and ride my bicycle pretty much everywhere.  Yoga helps me relax and focus and also recharge for the next day.  Regarding any setbacks, one in particular that comes to mind is that a few months ago our website was hacked and we had to create a brand new ecommerce platform at a time when we wanted to increase our online presence and had shoes in stock to sell in the middle of the SS15 season.  In the end it was for the best, as we were forced to update and upgrade our website and it's functionality so it's a much better ecommerce site now and also the back end is much easier to manage.

-Can you elaborate on your commitment to fair trade practices and how you incorporate this into your business? How did you establish relationships with artisans in Peru?

Working with artisans in Peru came about as we were growing and looking for a place to manufacture shoes that had a handmade aesthetic.  We found that Peru had really nice leather and a background in artisanal crafts such as shoe making as well as many other arts.  We also found that making slippers out of Peru was an amazing discovery as they make adorable slippers for winter and the access to alpaca knits and shearlings is incredible.  Working with artisans and paying fair prices for their work is important to us as we believe individuals deserve the right to earn fair pay in a safe and productive environment.

-Any words of encouragement or advice to other creatives who want to develop their own companies that are socially responsible?

Always follow your instincts and get to know the people making your product.  Don't be afraid to be adventurous and get out of your comfort zone.  It takes a lot of time and energy to develop and maintain your own company so be ready for lots of challenges.


Ariana is the epitome of a "Girl Boss" and I admire her on so many levels! Featured in the images above are her "Stella" Booties in black. Be sure to shop her entire line on or discover selected styles at Anthropologie!

Use code KELSEYKINSEL10 for 10% off of the Stella in black.


Ivana Helsinki

"Love Cardigan": Ivana Helsinki
Leggings: Jolt
Wedge Sneakers: Saks Fifth Avenue
Tank: Alfani

Heart of Gold Collection  "Maarit" Jacket: Ivana Helsinki
Heels: Old Navy

One of my favorite parts about social media is its ability to connect people from all over the world. We now have the ability to form relationships and choose the origins of the products we buy--without geographic boundaries! The accessibility that we have through the internet is an incredible thing in regards to style and building a wardrobe. Any piece from any collection from any designer is within reach through the click of a button. How cool is that?!

I love getting to partner with brands and designers that I really believe in. Ivana Helsinki is a brand based in Finland that attributes its artistry and creative vision to designer Paola Ivana Suhonen. She incorporates fashion, art, and cinematic elements into this noteworthy brand.

The designs have been seen on celebrities ranging from Candace Cameron Bure to Emma Roberts.

I am drawn to the Ivana Helsinki brand for its bold prints and deep creative roots. The Heart of Gold Collection, which I'm wearing above, is full of whimsical statement pieces that are amazing additions to any wardrobe.

To learn more about the artistry of this brand and to purchase any of their pieces, head over to their website!


Living Doll LA

Living Doll LA: Almost Famous Chevron Palazzo Pants
INC International Concepts Tank
Dolce Vita Shoes

Living Doll LA: Boho Border Babe Solid Maxi Dress
Old Navy Hat

Living Doll LA: So Retro Wine Striped Drape Tunic
Denim & Supply Boots

Living Doll LA: So Retro Wine Striped Drape Tunic

Living Doll Los Angeles sent over some pieces for me to wear and I'm obsessed. Each piece is versatile and comfy--items I'll wear throughout the entire fall season. Their collection right now is inspired by the seventies, which is so whimsical and fun. Head to their website to check out their new lines. I love that they offer a wide variety of sizing and styles--something for everyone. :)

brb, gotta go channel my inner seventies chick.