Bonjour.

IMG_0872 IMG_0875 IMG_0883 IMG_0886 IMG_0911 IMG_0914I hopped on the mustard yellow train a long time ago and I don’t plan on getting off. The mustard color section in my closet continues to grow and grow. I will always fall head over heels for this beautiful color when Autumn comes around. Can we talk about this beret hat though? IN LOVE! I’ve been eyeing it at Anthropologie forever. I don’t own anything like it and I don’t know why. I’m so in love with the way it makes me feel. I like to believe I’m in France when I wear it. It’s a bummer I don’t speak french…or any foreign language for that matter. I’ve also been loving the drop waist/peplum skirt trend. It’s unique and I adore it. I hope this post inspires you to get a beret hat or even a rhinestone top because this outfit made me feel awesome and I want every one to feel this way when they get ready in the morning  and have that feeling last throughout their day. We’re all beautiful the way we are but fashion is the best way to express ourselves without having to say a single word. What does your outfit tell the world? My outfit says, “I’m happy! Bonjour!”

Xoxo,

Karissa

Top | Skirt (H&M) | Beret

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My September Dress

IMG_0753 IMG_0757 IMG_0759 IMG_0760 IMG_0813 IMG_0830 IMG_0834You’ve been following my blog a long time if you already know my love for mustard yellow. Its unreal. I love unique colors in general but when I think of September, I think of mustard yellow. That’s just the way it is. That’s why I chose this little H&M number as my official September dress. It’s so flattering on me considering I don’t have much. It adds curves where I kind of lack them. Let’s just say “I DIDNT get it from my mama.” Hi mom. I’ve always been small, that’s the way God made me, so when I find something that gives me a little somethin’ extra…put it in my shopping bag and lets go. I love a dress that can boost my confidence a little. I thought this print was unique as well, it adds that bold factor that I’m constantly searching for. Done and done. What’s your favorite September dress? How does it make you feel? Like my Facebook page (here) girlfriend, every like I get I’ll eat a carton of ice-cream…Oh wait. I do that anyways.

Happy September!

Xoxo,

Karissa

Shoes | Lipstick (Morange by M.A.C.)

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My Favorite Four Letter Word.

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L.O.V.E. is written on my TopShop midi skirt, big and bold. black and white…but thats not the only place I wish to wear it. I planned on this post being just a simple outfit of the day post but my “love” skirt got me thinking about the actual four letter word and how I want to live my life not only surrounded by that word, but constantly giving that word away. I want that random person that I walk past, who is having a bad day, to know that I love them, in the most un-awkward way of course. Everyone deserves love. I want that old friend from my hometown to know that even though we don’t talk as much… I still love her. And most of all, I not only want people to see me, but to see love when they see me. Does that make sense? I want people to know that I have a GIANT heart and if I don’t give my love to others, I will explode. I’m working on saying “I love you” more and I think we should ALL start doing that. Tomorrow isn’t promised so why not let people you care about know that you love them. ELL-OH-VEE–EEE  Say it more, do it more, and your life will be complete.

Also,  I know its almost time to put away the sandals and crop tops but I’m not ready to make that commitment. All I see are people wearing sweaters and leggings with boots and it’s driving me ca-razy! I’m trying to wear all my summer favorites before its really too late. Before you know it I’ll be wearing my dark lipstick and favorite Target booties don’t you worry. I have good news, I’m finally getting over that random cold that I got a few days ago. I’ve had nothing but hot tea, soup and lots of rest. Can’t wait to be back to normal and have my energy back. Slob-ka-bob Karissa is no fun, no fun at all.

 

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XOXO,

Karissa

Skirt (Sold Out) | Top (Zara) | Shoes (Target)

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20th Birthday

These pictures mean a lot to me. I wanted to remember where I was at in my life when I was 20. I like ice-cream. I like going to the movies with Wyatt. I put cheese on everything. Naps keep me happy and I love to dress up. Even though I’m in my twenties (wuw…thats weird to say) I will always be a kid. This little girl inside will never want to grow up. I will say though, I think I’ve been through my fair share of battles. I’d like to think of myself as one tough cookie (mmm, cookies) because after much loss, I’m still here, standing tall… ok I’m wearing heels but whatever. I know my brother is looking down on me and thinking “Atta girl.” But to tell you the truth, its still so hard. I would want more than anything in this world to celebrate my 20th birthday with my brother, but that wasn’t part of plan I guess. In spirit, I know he’s here walking with me, everyday. I hope he sees how far I’ve come. I hope he knows that even though I’m trying to move on…I will always miss him, with every step I take. Looking back on my life I wanted to remember that even though my life was dark at times I still managed to smile and eat my ice-cream. I’m proud of myself. I did it. I’m doing it. Taking it day by day. Can’t wait to see what the next twenty years bring. Lots of recovery, happiness and life, I hope.

Whatever it is YOU’RE going through, always remember to smile and eat that ice-cream. Somebody loves you. I love you.
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Before I go I want to give a huge thank you to Aspen from Aspen Groen Media for taking these uh-mazing pictures. She made my vision come to life and took all my stress away. That’s all I ever look for in a photographer and she nailed it. I have much more pictures with her coming up soon so stay tuned and while you’re at it go check out her blog Makeover with Aspen. Like her Facebook pages as well —> Photography | Blog  Thank you Aspen. (Big hug here)

Xoxo,

Karissa

P.s. My birthday was August 23rd. Where are all my virgos at? Beyonce? Mother Teresa? Ladies, we rock.

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I’m currently in bed surrounded by kleenex and medicine because go me… I’m sick. Luckily as of now its just a head cold but a pounding one at that. I ALWAYS ALWAYS get a cold when the weather is about to change so I shouldn’t be too surprised. I wish I could lay in bed all day on this lovely Sunday and blog about something quirky but I just don’t have the energy for it or the time because homegirl has to go to work. Gotta work through the pain to pay for those expensive outfits if you know what I mean. Here’s a simple, bright outfit that is tied together by a classic denim jacket. A denim jacket will never go out of style so if you’re considering buying one…JUST DO IT. You’ll never go a day without reaching for it. Trust me. Well that’s all for today my friends. Go take your vitamins so you don’t end up miserable like me.

XOXO,

Karissa

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Pants- Anthropologie | Top-Anthropologie | Jacket (similar) |