All About My Bag

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My handbag story:

I’m not a handbag kind of girl. I prefer to invest in some great shoes. I’m more than positive that all the cross-bodies, satchels, shoulder bags and clutches that I own are all under $25 dollars. I’ve never been one to really care about my purse because it’s where my piles and piles of hoarded receipts go and where little crumbs of chocolate are left behind. I treat my purses kind of horrible to be honest. They’re thrown all over the place so what’s the point in spending a trillion on them? Everyone on YouTube and even a few bloggers think the opposite. They’re all rockin’ their Prada and Givenchy handbags and I’m over here rolling my eyes at them. I never thought the day would come that I would actually spend more than 50 dollars on a purse but that day did come and I couldn’t not be more satisfied.

For those that know me know that this gold Liebeskind purse was MADE FOR ME! I’m pretty sure the handbag God from handbag heaven knew that I needed some sparkle in my life so he sent down this stunning thing. We should name him (or her). Ya? I’m open to suggestions. Comment below. I think I needed to do an entire blog post on this new little beauty of mine to justify the amount that I spent on it AND to show off how fancy it looks. Again, it wasn’t no price of any Prada out there but it was spend-y for just a small cross-body. I knew it was the one the second I laid my eyes on it. There was no turning back, I needed this golden goddess in my life.

Here’s my purse personality (we all have one): 1) I’m constantly on the go. 2) I lose track of everything: my phone, wallet, I.D, etc. on a daily basis 3) I love me some gold accents. So with that being said, the cross-body style is meant for a girl like me. I own more cross-body styles than I should but they fit my personality and lifestyle to the T. The bright gold color of this bag upgrades any and all of my outfits. I can now where an all black look and not feel so blah and boring. I’d like to thank Liebeskind for making this golden queen (or king) because I have finally found my purse soulmate. Wahoo.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

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CrossBody Bag

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Lounging Around

IMG_6775IMG_6792IMG_6801 IMG_6776 IMG_6793 In my previous post, we talked about work attire and rocking your 9 to 5 job while looking fabulous and put together while doing it. In this post, lets just completely forget everything that I said about looking put together. Just disregard it all because non of that matters on days where nothing really matters. (Does that make any sense?)

On those lounge around days…days where we have no appointments, no meetings, no obligations; My biggest priorities when it comes to my outfit are: Do I care if I get chocolate or hot fries stains on it? Will it still be comfortable enough when I decide to take a nap in the middle of the day? Will it be stable enough for movies, junk food, and eating out at SmashBurger? These are the questions that run though my mind when I’m deciding on what to wear  on my oh so fabulous lazy days. The bigger and baggier the better.

I crack myself up because in the end, I still choose heels. No matter what, heels win almost every single time. We have this rule at work that we can basically wear whatever we want but we always have to have at least one piece in our look that elevates the entire look. For example, I wouldn’t have been able to wear this outfit with sneakers but with heels it’s totally acceptable, approachable, and remains little fabulous. I’ve been loving my creams and grays this season. I think the two colors combined create a very chic and minimal look which is very on trend right now. Go shop my look below!

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Sweater. Pants. Denim Jacket. Heels-Zara

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Work Attire: Stripes & Button Ups

IMG_4788 IMG_4797 IMG_4799 IMG_4808 IMG_4812Work attire should LOOK like work but FEEL like a vacation. Nine to five in head to toe fabulous is what work attire should be (in my book). Say good-bye to hand-me-down grey blazers and uncomfortable pencil skirts. Dressing professional is so different nowadays. I really think corporate businesses are more accepting of personalized work attire. If this isn’t true in your case, it’s a bummer you’re boss is a stickler. As long as your outfit incorporates these four things: professionalism, sophistication, conservatism, and a sense of drive…I don’t see the problem in expressing who you are in the corporate world. Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing a woman work her little booty off all day long, 5 days a week in heels. Dressing nice is just proof that you have good taste and what boss wouldn’t appreciate that? I think people gain more respect when they take the time to really elevate their appearance. You’re colleagues will automatically feel threatened which I think in the “dog eat dog world” isn’t such a bad thing. If you wanted to step up your work game just add a sophisticated black blazer to this look and you’re golden.

Once you have a better outlook on dressing for your 9 to 5 job, you’re gonna look and feel you’re best and that just leads to more promotions, gigs, jobs, and SUCCESS! Go get ‘em ladies (and gents).

With love,

©Karissa Marie

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Top. Skirt. Leggings. Heels.

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Day To Night: The Tunic

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Day

A typical “day” outfit has to be appropriate for effortless mobility. Work, errands, meetings, shopping: It all has to be done so why not do it in an outfit that’s going to make you feel good while doing those pesky little things on your to-do list. Skinny jeans and a tunic are what I reach for on these particular days. It’s my way of saying “Look, I’ve got stuff to do. A dress is too fancy and t-shirt just won’t do, so here’s my tunic everybody, say hi.” I threw on my all time favorite fedora and my all time favorite boots and I suddenly I created my all time favorite “go to” errand runnin’ outfit. Like, watch out world, I’m on the go! Check check checkin’ off everything on my To Do list. You can’t stop me or my tunic…mmmkay?

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Okay, your long work day is over. Now it’s time to wine and dine. Or in other words…PARTY! Letting your hair down has a new meaning. Nowadays it means to pull your hair up completely out of your face. I don’t know about you but the very first thing I do when I get home from a long day is put my hair up in a bun. A bun serves as a double purpose. It reveals your beautiful face whilst being sleek and sexy for a night out on the town. WARNING! Wearing a tunic as a dress can be very tricky. Some tunics run shorter, so please, do us all and yourself a favor and don’t take that risk but other tunics, like this one, can run a little longer so it’s safe to wear as a dress. Just do a little test in the mirror before you go out. Adding a black leather jacket to ANY look automatically makes you look fierce and powerful but yet calm and collected at the same time. A win win in my book. A tunic will make your day and your night. Gotta love tunics eh?

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With love,

©Karissa Marie

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Tunic. Leather Jacket. Jeans. Fedora. Purse. Heels-Zara (Similar)

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That Edgy Thing

IMG_6676_Fotor_Collage IMG_6632IMG_6681 IMG_6633 IMG_6650IMG_6678 IMG_6662Today I decided to go for that edgy thing that people go for nowadays. Some pull it off better than others. I think I may be part of that “other” group because being all rocker chic isn’t something I think I’m good at. I do feel tough when I throw on my blacked out combat boots though. That’s the beauty of having all sorts of different styles of shoes. They bring out something in me that’s different every single day. Every shoe in my closet serves a unique purpose, a different meaning. This outfit took me back to 2013 when all I wore were my black skinny jeans and combat boots. This outfit was a normal, almost daily thing for me back then. I have blog posts to prove it. 2015 is all about creams, light grey’s and blush tones. Dressing rocker chic sends a strong message to people that you’re not one to mess with on that particular day. It sends the message that, maybe, you’re in the mood to be a little melancholy. Edgy to me is being mysterious. Who’s that girl in the fur jacket and skinny jeans? Though it may seem that my goal for this outfit was to be very avant-garde, trust me, it wasn’t my first priority. It was just non-inspiring day, the weather wasn’t on my side (dark & gloomy), and my combat boots just happened to be staring me in the face saying “Take me for a walk.” So I did. That’s all that this outfit meant and I just happened to take pictures to capture it. But really, can’t a girl like me, feminine and petite, dress edgy once in awhile and not be questioned? Fashion has all sorts of different faces: Today’s face was edgy. Surprise.

Embrace your edgy side ladies, you don’t have to have it together all day every day. Let your hair down, smudge up your eyeliner, and rock those skinny jeans. The world wants to see you a little irritable and raw once in a while. Perfection is so overrated.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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Fur Jacket-DASH Boutique (similar). Top. Skinny Jeans. Boots.

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