Paint Me Pretty

IMG_2431 IMG_2438 IMG_2440 IMG_2450 IMG_2452IMG_2447My top reminds me of an artist taking it’s canvas by storm. It reminds me of a love affair between the paintbrush and the neon paint. I love the chaos in this blouse. It’s so beautiful. I’ve been trying harder to buy more color because neutrals never seem to let me down. I think it’s safe to say that I bought a top that’s more than just colorful. I definitely needed it in my closet. It will totally outshine most of the things that I own. Being colorful isn’t such a bad thing people. I would like to let you guys in on who has been my fashion inspiration lately. I recently caved in and bought Netflix. Big mistake. BIG MISTAKE. I haven’t left my bed in days because all I’ve been watching is “The Carrie Diaries.” It’s the prequel to “Sex and The City” and oh my gosh… I’m in love. I thought older Carrie Bradshaw was my idol but I think younger Carrie Bradshaw has my heart. Her style is just impeccable. It’s bright, innocent, put together, and totally 80’s chic. I never thought I would like 80’s fashion until I started watching this show. It’s not just the typical 80’s kind of fashion…IT’S SO MUCH MORE. I truly truly truly cannot get over it. The costume designer for the show needs to become my best friend, like pronto. I wish I was the younger Carrie Bradshaw. She works for a fashion magazine for crying out loud. I strive to be her. If you haven’t watched it, I suggest you should. Put on your favorite pair of hoop earrings, a tutu skirt, leg warmers and get started. You will be addicted in no time. Anyways, young Carrie Bradshaw kind of inspired this bright neon outfit. I hope I didn’t let her down.

Xoxo,

Karissa

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Top- (New) Anthropologie- I can’t find it online. :( | Skirt- Similar | Shoes- Zara | Clutch- Target |

Be Bold, Bejeweled

IMG_1709 IMG_1719 IMG_1726 IMG_1734Being bold and brave when choosing your outfit of the day can be hard. What will people think of you? My answer to that question is I really don’t give a hoot. I’ve said this before but I dress based on my mood not on other peoples opinion of me. If I’m wearing a t-shirt and jeans that just means I’d much rather be sitting at home on the couch curled up with my hot cheetos. If I’m wearing a maxi skirt, I’m in the mood to be extra girly…lets go shopping. If I’m wearing sweats, back away and I mean far far away because I’m about to have a mental breakdown. But If I’m dressed like I am in this post, I’m ready to take on the world. Nothing says world denomination like some black leather pants and a neoprene boxy top.

I don’t feel like dressing up or doing anything actually when the weather is dark and cloudy. I get extremely lethargic when I go long periods without seeing the sun. I don’t know if I’m the only one but my happy/optimistic mood decreases when winter time approaches. If I could control the weather I would keep it 70 degrees and the sun shining all year around. But that’s not the case. I get extremely worried when this time of year rolls around because I see more sad days than I do happy days. I should seriously consider moving to California. Let’s take a day like today for example. It’s cold and rainy, I see no sign of life outside.. ok that’s dramatic but it’s icky and I’m not a fan. I haven’t left my bed all day because of it. Netflix might have been a factor to that too but whatever. Bad weather keeps me inside all day.

Silver lining: I have more time to style some future outfits, read some books, and blog. Gosh…working for a fashion magazine sounds so good right now. Anywhere hiring? Vogue? Marie Claire? I’m kidding…no I’m not.

Xoxo,

Karissa

Top | Pants |

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Movie Date Night Outfits

IMG_2367 IMG_2372 IMG_2377 IMG_2381 IMG_2407IMG_2388IMG_2395Nothing is better than seeing a movie with your partner in crime. It’s Wyatt and I’s absolutely favorite thing to do on a Friday Night. We sometimes get dressed up, go out to a nice restaurant, and watch a good flick. We decided on “Fury” because it was the only movie we wouldn’t be late to. We are ALWAYS running to late to movies. I don’t know how we manage to do it every single time but we do. Fury was actually really good. I’ll watch anything that Shia LaBeouf is in. He’s my number one forever.

Our outfits: No matter the agenda, on date night we have to be comfortable. High waisted pants and a crop top for me and a baseball 3/4 sleeve tee for Wyatt. Getting ready for date night is a huge part of date night. And it’s probably one of my favorite parts too. I’ve tried so hard to get Wyatt out of his comfort zone and to wear other things but it’s NOT happening. If he’s comfortable in jeans and tee (more like workout clothes) every single day, than I’ll just have to deal with it. One of the hardest things for a fashion blogger is to dress her boyfriend. They like what they like and there’s no changing that. Trust me, I’ve tried.  I have to pick my battles with this one.

Xoxo,

Karissa

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His: | Top | Jeans |

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You Are My Sunshine

IMG_2268 IMG_2274 IMG_2282 IMG_2311 IMG_2320 IMG_2322 IMG_2324 IMG_2330“… my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey.” The best possible thing for me to do when I’m feeling down is to dress like I’m sunshine. I went a straight week feeling sorry for myself. I wore the same t-shirt and leggings for a good five days. I was feeling insecure, down, and unworthy. WHY.WHY.WHY do I do that to myself? I know I can’t be the only one. Sometimes being a slob, watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. re-runs, and eating endless amounts of chocolate is all a girl really needs. After I was done being annoying, I decided to brush myself off, tell myself that I’m enough, put on these pants, and WA-LA… I was born again. I need my sad days. But the best way to get over those sad days is put on some bright yellow pants. Seriously, who needs medication when these bad boys did the trick.

At my job, I see way too many insecure women. It breaks my heart. I just want to scream at them as say “ARE YOU SERIOUS! YOU ARE BREATHTAKING!” I know we all have those insecurities. I have plenty. But we can’t let those small, insignificant details define us. Never let them break you. I’m just 20. I still have a lot of growing up to do and a lot of things about myself that I just need to accept. Before you begin to feel sorry for yourself, run to your closet, snuggle with your favorite item of clothing (your sunshine) and be thankful. Life is a WAY too short to not feel beautiful every singe day.

 

Xoxo,

Karissa

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Blazer (similar) | Pants | Shoes-Zara

Overalls Over All, Baby

IMG_1559 IMG_1560 IMG_1584 IMG_1585 IMG_1589 IMG_1592 IMG_1608-2Overalls have always been my favorite item of clothing but good ones can be hard to find. Figuring out a good outfit can be harder. I think the easiest way to rock some overalls this fall is a sweater (or cropped sweater like mine) and combat boots. Don’t forget to accessorize. To some of you, overalls might be a bold choice, but I swear they are so fun. If you’re the type that is always worried about how other people see you, thats not the way to live sweetheart. It’s all about how YOU see you and how YOU feel. You cannot hold yourself back from wearing an amazing outfit just because you think others will judge you.  I made that decision a long time ago and I’ve never looked back. When you think about it, life is too short to wear a t-shirt and jeans. Have some fun with your outfits. People will appreciate that you let your personality shine through. Trust me.

I just realized I’m wearing a nude lip. Oh my gosh. That never happens. You guys know I’m stuck on the wine colored lipstick at the moment. It’s weird seeing me in a normal lip color. BEFORE YOU GO, check out a more girly take on this cropped sweater that I styled  –> here.

Xoxo,

Karissa

| Overalls (similar)| Sweater | Boots |

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