Pants on Repeat

IMG_4470IMG_4466IMG_4478 IMG_4468 IMG_4480 IMG_4471 Are my embroidered pants elephants? Turtles? Rhinos? We may never know. Regardless of what animal print they are, I adore them. They polish up every comfortable outfit oh so effortlessly. I throw these bad boys on every chance I get simply because I got them for a killer deal at Anthropologie.com. My obsession with unique pairs of pants are out of this world. I find the possibilities of pants endless while tops bore the heck out of me. Every single sweater, blouse, crop top, t-shirt looks the same to me nowadays. Pants expand my wardrobe far beyond words. Thank God to whoever invented pants because they changed my life…well technically, everyones lives but whatever. I have these pants on repeat and I’m totally okay with that. Another recent repeat offender is this cable knit sweater. I don’t know what in the world I did with my life before it. My boyfriend bought this chunky sweater for me for Christmas and it has been one of my favorite gifts from him so far. I have to stop the urge to wear it every single day. What’s so special about it you ask? IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING. It’s comfortable. It’s basic. It’s warm but cool. It’s the perfect sweater. I think everyone needs a cable knit sweater like this in their closets. Finding different ways to wear it will be a breeze. I like to layer to add dimension. I chose a gold tee to match the gold elephants? turtles? rhinos? whatever. You get the point!

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Sweater . Pants ON SALE . Shoes (Similar) . Tee .

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The Thing About Fashion Bloggers…

IMG_5174IMG_5180IMG_5188IMG_5181 IMG_5176 IMG_5183 IMG_5185 IMG_5189Creating a title for this outfit post was nearly impossible. I feel like I incorporated so many of my personalities within one single outfit. It’s girly, comfortable, warm, chic, athletic, tomboy, minimal, artistic, and just…me. That’s the thing about fashion bloggers or just fashion lovers in general…we’re a little bit of everything. We don’t stay in one little tiny box. We step out of our comfort zone every single day. We love everything and anything. Fashion is all about being open to the possibilities. It’s about making a girly outfit more tomboy. It’s about throwing on some sneakers when you’re wearing a $1oo fleece sweater. It’s about taking your favorite boyfriend jeans and pairing them with your favorite lipstick. If you can’t tell already, I really enjoy outfits that have a little contradiction within them. Fashion lovers love taking risks. We’re always trying to find new ways to make an outfit more “us” and more unique. We’re innovators. Walking out the door with just a t-shirt and jeans is not a simple task. We’re always searching for our lipstick, our clutch, our heels and our magazine for the road. We’re constantly looking for new ways to reinvent ourselves and our wardrobe. I love fashion. I love who I am since it entered into my life.

Another great thing about fashion is that sometimes outfits bring out the best in you and they take you to some amazing places to meet some amazing people. I met two lovely fashion bloggers in this outfit and I could not be more grateful that they entered my life. Even if it was just a short Starbucks meet up, meeting Christine from MoxieFashionBlog.com and Alena from ModaPrints.com was one of the best little things to happen to me so far this year. It’s amazing to see bloggers uplifting bloggers. THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. We are just doing what we love and there’s no shame in supporting one another. It was a beautiful thing to experience with such beautiful ladies. Christine & Alena, so happy I met you. You guys are so much fun. Check out their blogs! They are so talented and really know how make an outfit unique.

With love,

© Karissa

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Sweater . Boyfriend Jeans . Sneakers (similar) . Clutch- Target.

Fun pink clutches here. here. and here.

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I already adore these two.

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Meet Lilee

IMG_4752IMG_4766IMG_4743IMG_4759 IMG_4747 IMG_4750 IMG_4754 IMG_4774Hello my dear friends. This post is somewhat special because I wanted to share a recent discovery of mine and I think you might love it just as much as I do. If you’re interested in trying new things, love one-of-a-kind beauty products, or just simply enjoy little pick me ups… then I think this subscription service is just for you.

Meet Lilee.

Lilee isn’t the typical subscription service. Like the websites states, Lilee knows what she likes and she only likes the best. She’s picked out fabulous beauty and lifestyle products to share with you every month. There’s no better way to discover your next must-have lipstick, scarf, bauble or bling than to become a Lilee subscriber! Simply pick your plan and prepare for $120+ worth of gorgeous goodies every month!  There’s really nothing better than getting a little surprise in your mailbox to brighten up your day. Sometimes you forget to treat yourself so let Lilee do all the work for you. Sign up to receive a Lilee box every month. You have a choice between a monthly plan, 4-month plan, or a 12 month plan. For more information visit their charming website | here. |

What I received in my Lilee box this month:

-My Beauty Tea YUM!

-Jesse & Co Gold Necklace with the word “Curated” engraved. (I wear it everyday now.)

-Mirabella Perfecting Powder

-Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish

-“You’re a Gem” Greeting Card

-Pur Daily Moisturizer

-Manetea Tea Infuser

 

I love Lilee and I think you will too.

Sign up HERE.

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With love,

Karissa

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Lilee . Polka Dot Sweaters Here Here and Here . Skirt . Lipstick

 

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Pretty In Pilcro // Instagram Giveaway

IMG_5075 IMG_5064 IMG_5071 IMG_5077IMG_5068 IMG_5079IMG_5060When it comes to jeans, I struggle. I know we all have that in common when discovering the perfect pair of jeans. We’re all so different and unique in our own ways and we need a jean that not only fits our curves or lack of curves (in my case) but a pair of jeans that will allow our personality to shine through. A quality pair of jeans that remains comfortable, stylish and flattering. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? Yeesh. Shopping for pants has never been my favorite until I found Pilcro, an Anthropologie exclusive. Pilcro has the highest quality denim. Pilcro pieces are refined, sophisticated and affordable. Pilcro also offers Petite which I take full advantage of considering I have the body of a 12 year old boy. I could not be more thankful for the petite options that Anthropologie offers. My favorite jean at the moment is the relaxed/boyfriend fit. They add a little tomboy to every girly outfit which creates my favorite ensemble. The newest addition to my Pilcro collection are these “Carpenter” jeans. The paint splatter creates an artistic vibe which I love. I feel like I’m capable of creating something beautiful every single time I wear them. 

Here’s your chance to win your very own Pilcro jeans. Anthropologie is having an Instagram giveaway RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is Instagram your favorite Pilcro brand pants – jeans, cords, trousers or chinos- and tag it with the hashtag #PrettyInPilcro and #Anthropologie. The winning snap will receive 3 new Pilcro pairs + $500 dollars worth of clothing to go to them, while 10 runner ups will each receive a Pilcro pair of their choosing! This contest ends January 30th so get to “gramming” my friends. Good luck!

(Open to US  & Canada residents only)

With Love,

Karissa

Pilcro Jeans . Top . Hat. Heels- Zara (similar)

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My Favorite 2014 Trend

IMG_4358IMG_4365IMG_4369 IMG_4362 IMG_4364 IMG_4368IMG_4366Can you believe that clothing stores are already prepping for Spring 2015 trends? It’s unbelievable how time just flies. I want to hop off this train because it’s just going way too fast. I know every single season has something new to bring to the table when it comes to the fashion world. Some designer somewhere in the world comes up with this brilliant trend that every single person and their mother rocks for the rest of the year. Spring time has become one of my favorite times of the year not only because of that but because of the gorgeous colors that surrounds it. Spring is the time for new beginnings. It’s the time of growth, prosperity, and pastel colors. I know pastel was a huge hit last year but I really do believe that these mash of colors never really go out of style. Heck, I rock them all year long. All you have to do is add some leggings and boots and you’re set for fall, girlfriend.

I know you’ve seen this little “skirt” before in one of my older posts. Shocking, but it’s actually a dress. I’ve only worn it layered like this because I think its so fun to overlap sweaters with dresses. Also, for the simple fact that it’s only January and I need to cover up. Combining sweaters and dresses was totally a 2014 trend for me. I’ve inspired a few of my friends and co-coworkers and they admit to me that doing this has totally reinvented their wardrobe. Look at all the possibilities ahead of you now! I dare you to try this little trend yourself!

Xoxo,

Karissa

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