Friday, May 17, 2013

Louise&Co. Feature + Styling

Today is a very special feature of my friend Kate Block and her shop, Louise&Co.  Kate's shop offers custom studded shorts as well as men and women's vintage clothing! Kate is such a sweet and talented lady. I was so impressed with her selection at the Columbus Spring Flea. She was by far my favorite vendor! I love going from booth to booth searching for treasures. I left the flea with an adorable pair of Lousie&Co. shorts and a yummy buckeye cupcake from the mobile cupcakery. 
The day was quite a success!

I see a tremendous future for Louise&Co, Her custom cut off shorts are a must-have! Check out her Etsy store and like the facebook page to get the latest scoop!

Get to know a little more about Kate and her fabulous shorts! 
CD: Where did you get the idea for Louise&Co. and how did you start your shop?
KB: I wanted to get involved in the online business world, as well as having a creative outlet, which turned into me creating handmade jewelry for my Etsy shop. Soon I realized making jewelry wasn't for me. So I went back to the drawing board and tried to think of things I enjoyed doing that could evolve into an Etsy business. I have always enjoyed thrifting and this love and ability to give vintage clothing a new purpose is what created Louise&Co. in October 2011. The name Louise&Co. came from my middle name, Louise, and hopes that one day I may be big enough for the company(or "Co.").
CD: What do you hope for the future of Louise&Co.?
KB: I feel like there is a lot in store for Louise&Co. There's so much growing that can be done and I work towards improving my shop everyday. I'm really excited because I have been talking with local boutiques and getting involved with craft shows. I think there is a lot of potential in those areas and I'm looking forward to seeing that play out. Eventually it would be my dream to have Louise&Co. become a brick and mortar store. A girl can dream! 
CD: You have so many amazing shorts, what's your favorite pair that you've created?
KB: It's hard to decide which pair is my favorite, since each pair is truly unique. However, this pair is a pair of mine that I have been eyeing for myself! ha!
CD: How do you style your shorts?
KB: I think these cut off shorts are so versatile because they can be dressed up or dressed down. They are definitely a staple piece for the summer wardrobe. For a casual look, I like to style them with vintage T-shirts from my shop and combat boots to give the outfit a truly unique vibe! To dress up, pair them with a nice button down blouse and a simple sandal strap heel and you are good to go. And the best part is they can transition to colder months with a pair of tights, a shirt and parka- then you are good to go!
I decided to style my pair of Louise&Co. shorts with a crochet top, oxford flats and a flower for my hair. I thought a vintage pin-up girl vibe would be perfect for the cut offs!

Christina xxoo
Wearing: Top- Urban Outfitters/ Headband- Claire's/ Shorts- Louise&Co./ Shoes- Forever 21


  1. Lovely shorts :)!!

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  2. I liked the colour of this short.Very nice.

  3. Great post :) and keep up the good work :)) you have an amazing talent :)

  4. her stall looks amazing! love how youve styled the shorts too xx

  5. short is so good
    maybe we can follow each other? just let me know

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE your shorts!


  7. All of your friend's shorts are so pretty! I think it is awesome that she started her own business. Oh, and I love how you styled your pair of shorts! :)


  8. these shorts are so cute! love your blog :)



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