The Culotte Trend

IMG_8491 IMG_8495 IMG_8510 IMG_8496 IMG_8507 IMG_8500What are culottes?

Culottes (•Coo-Lah-Tss•) are garments that hang like a skirt but are actually pants (A divided skirt). This trend has been unstoppable this year and it was the one trend that I never really felt like embracing. I knew if I bought a pair of culottes I would be stepping out my comfort zone and I would probably never wear them. So, I went a bought an affordable pair at Forever21 to get my toes a little wet before just diving in and my first thoughts were “I feel naked” and then those thoughts turned into, “Oh my gosh, I am in love, where can I buy more?” Every single store has displayed their own versions of this wide leg trend so finding a pair shouldn’t be too hard. I really recommend you fashion dare devils to go into a store and try on a pair because they don’t seem like much on the hanger but when you put them on you realize that they’re so fashion forward while being beyond comfortable at the same time. As you can see in this post, I went for a monochromatic look, which is always the safest way to go when trying out new things. Culottes are pretty simple to style. I would tuck in a simple white button up and add bold accessories and throw on a cropped blazer for an extra bonus. I’m currently on the hunt for more culottes to add to my wardrobe. I’ve linked a few of my favorites down below. Be bold, be brave and try out this fabulous trend.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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Top. Bow-Tie. Culottes.

FAVORITE CULOTTES HERE, HERE, AND HERE

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The Ice Cream Shop

IMG_8528 IMG_8550 IMG_8535 IMG_8544 IMG_8558 IMG_8537 IMG_8543Why is this post going up later than normal you ask? Because I didn’t sleep for a straight week (Not exaggerating) and now that I’m finally able to sleep again I’m taking full advantage and I slept nearly 12 hours last night. Ahh. There is nothing better than getting a good nights sleep. Okay back to the post. I’m a huge sucker for co-ordinates. I love the look of them. They might just be the easiest, chicest thing that anyone can pull off. I’m always on the hunt for some good co-ordinate outfits but can never really find the right pair. Since I’m still on this Indigo kick, I didn’t hesitate purchasing this denim outfit from Urban Outfitters. Not only does it scream summer but it also screams “Take me to the ice cream shop!” So that’s what I did. I really think co-ordinate outfits are prefect for nearly every occasion but even more so for vacations! Easy to pack and easy to pull off. In other news, I’m almost to 11K on Instagram…Go follow me! Here.

 

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©Karissa Marie

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Top-UO. Bottoms. Shoes. Bag.

Fun co-ordinate outfits- Here. Here. and Here.

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Eye-Catching

DSC_0054copy DSC_0055copy DSC_0045copy DSC_0050copy DSC_0059copy DSC_0057copy DSC_0071_2copy DSC_0052copyThis might be the weirdest clothing item that I own but at the same time might be one of my favorites. This eye printed dress is Zara Summer ’14. It sold out so fast I didn’t even get the chance to put it in my cart, then Zara restocked it and my dreams came true. I may not express my love for bold, weird patterns enough on this page but I’m obsessed with all things high fashion. If you know me, you know that Mira Duma is my fashion icon. Her style is unpredictable and always unique. I think I fell in love with the way she always rocks her big bulky silhouettes. She’s very petite like me and I just love the contradiction in her style. I’ve never looked up to anyone as much as I do Mira. This post was definitely inspired by her love and my love for neoprene.

These pictures were taken back in August, by the lovely Aspen from Aspen Groen Media, right before I chopped off my hair. To my surprise, my hair is ALMOST back to this length. I think it’s all the high buns I’ve been rocking lately and putting less and less heat on my hair. Woo.

Thanks again Aspen for these awesome photos! Check out Aspen’s blog here and photography page here.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Dress-Zara. Shoes-Asos

 

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Hampton’s Inspired

IMG_8459 IMG_8476 IMG_8469 IMG_8481 IMG_8466 IMG_8478 IMG_8460When I think of the Hampton’s I immediately picture people running around in Ralph Lauren. Button ups, crisp collars, blazers, sailor stripes and all things J.Crew inspired. Although I have never personally been to that part of the East Coast I definitely think I depicted the Hamptonites’ everyday street style quite perfectly. The second my sailor shorts went on I wanted to catch a flight straight to The Hampton’s because I knew I would fit in. Even though my own personal style isn’t exactly “yacht chic” or “beach ready”, I do love dressing like it from time to time. A put together outfit like this gives the impression that I have it all together. That may be very far from the truth but (sometimes) you have to fake it till you make it. I hope I did the East Coast natives proud and I can’t wait to visit someday and see what all the hoopla is about.

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©Karissa Marie

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Top. Shorts-Zara. Blazer-Zara. Shoes-Zara

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Fashion Blogger On A Break

IMG_8375 IMG_8390 IMG_8383 IMG_8391 IMG_8382 IMG_8373 IMG_8384Here’s a typical Friday night outfit for me. It’s minimal, edgy and sleek. I normally attempt a simple yet striking look like this when Wyatt and I want to have a nice dinner and movie date but lately it seems like I’m stuck in my sweats. I don’t know what my deal is because I’m not someone who lives in loungewear. I think it’s normal to not want to get up, dressed, put makeup on every single day but it’s definitely got my spirits a little down because I’m usually someone who looks like I have it all together (on the outside at least.). I do have a lot, and I mean LOT, going on in my personal life that is making me more and more exhausted so I should just take this time to focus on my insides rather than my appearance. I really think this should just be a reminder to everyone to really focus on your inner health just as much as you focus on your outer beauty. AM I RIGHT LADIES? Whatever junk and bad energy you have going on inside will definitely reflect in your appearance. My mom has always said that looking good and feeling confident on the outside starts with being healthy on the inside. One thing that really makes me feel amazing and also makes my skin glow is coconut water. I’m absolutely loving it. I drink at least one bottle a day to keep me hydrated. That was just a little fitness and health tip that will probably never happen again here on my blog. I’m not someone you should copy your diet after. I eat nothing but bad food mixed with a salad and coconut water here and there. Ha!

I really shouldn’t take these days of sweat pants and hair in bun for granted. Those are the days where I get more stuff done around the house but more importantly, I feel more relaxed and I finally have the time and ability to really focus on my mind, body and spirit.

Let’s just say I’m not a fashion blogger 24/7, I’m also a girl that loves to live in her black leggings and no bra. I need a break too.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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Top. Jacket. Skirt. Shoes-BCBG.

P.S. If you don’t follow me on social media than you probably don’t know how ecstatic I am about having a small feature in Marie Claire magazine. Yes. Marie Claire! I was just browsing through the pages late at night and I saw my name at the bottom corner of the page towards to beginning of the book and just FREAKED OUT. My name and my picture are in a fashion magazine. Never thought I would say that. Now I’m just waiting for the day Marie Claire hires me. Wouldn’t that be nice? Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 5.06.48 PM