Santa Monica Girl

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Wyatt and I recently booked a much needed trip to Los Angeles where we got to visit our future wedding venue, dip our toes into the ocean and eat lots of delicious seafood. I got about a week of vacation time at the last minute so I begged and begged Wyatt to go to California. His initial response was no but I didn’t take no for an answer. He finally agreed to go when I mentioned how important it is for our sanity to step away from our everyday work lives and focus on us. It was, no joke, one of my favorite trips ever. We made every single moment memorable. That’s why I love doing life with him.

When I was a California girl for just a few days, I made sure to wear what all of favorite California bloggers were wearing: Camel colored pieces and denim midi-skirts. These key items are all the rage right now, and in my opinion, will never go out of style.

I can’t wait to go back in April to marry the man of my dreams!

With love,

Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Top. Skirt. Clutch. Shoes.

Makeup:

Foundation. Lipstick

 

Conversationalist Button-down

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This top is a conversation starter, that’s for sure. I’ve loved on this button-down for the past month-making sure that I wear it a thousand times before it goes out of season. The funny thing is, I don’t ski or snowboard one bit, but I love the print. Since I let go of statement prints a long time ago, I’m hesitant when I purchase anything too wild or “young” but this top is perfect for me. It’s subtle enough, it’s unique enough and most importantly- it’s comfy enough. I love layering it underneath solid sweatshirts or dresses or just with my favorite pair of jeans. “That skier shirt” will go down as my all-time favorite holiday piece.

Xoxo,

Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Top. Jeans. Faux Fur. Shoes.

Makeup:

Foundation. Lipstick.

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Checking In

IMG_1771 IMG_1776 IMG_1807 IMG_1813 IMG_1815Hello there my dear friends.

I thought I would just check in since I’ve been away from all social media for awhile. I miss you all. How’s everything? Is life treating you good? My life is chaos since I started planning our perfect wedding. Let me tell you, there is not enough hours in a day to get everything done. How am I supposed to have a healthy sleep schedule when planning this destination wedding? That’s right, I don’t even sleep. And the only time I’m on my phone is if I’m contacting the lady from our venue or talking to my mom about wedding details. Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook don’t exist to me anymore for the time being because this wedding needs all of me right now. The stress of it all is really getting to me but I know it will all be worth it in the end. I have the best Maid of Honor that’s supporting me from all angles and the best Fiancé that reminds me of what this wedding is all about.

Anyways, I hope all is well and  I just wanted to let you all know that, yes, I am alive.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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Wearing: Tunic. Fur Collar (Similar). Shoes. (Similar)

Makeup Look: Foundation. Lipstick

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Cozy Days

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Merry Christmas Eve my friends. What a wonderful year it has been and I hope all of you can say the same. Wyatt and I have had a blast decorating our tree and making home feel so festive and warm. From hitting up Target and going Christmas tree shopping, we made each moment such an adventure. I’m so happy and blessed to share this life with him and create traditions of our own. One way I’ve been staying cozy this holiday season is with this single color co-ordinate outfit. I picked up this casual outfit at Zara, my all time favorite place, and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been so in love with browns lately. I’ve added more brown in my wardrobe in the past month than in my entire life. I’ve been really inspired by the way Kanye and his fashion line can make neutrals looks so good.

That’s all for now. I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas with loved ones. Guard your heart and do whatever you need to do to stay positive and happy because there’s a lot of unneeded hate in this world and a lot of negative people in our ears. All we can do is pray for those that don’t know the meaning of love and humility.

God Bless!

With love,

©Karissa Marie

WEARING:

Top. (similarBottoms. Faux Fur.

Similar Cozy Co-ordinate outfits HERE. HERE. HERE.

MAKEUP:

Foundation. Lipstick.

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Holiday Party 2015

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Holiday parties are the perfect excuse to go all out with all things tulle, glitter, sequins and bright red lipstick. This year I wanted to make a statement with this soft pink organza skirt and keep the rest on top simple and comfortable. I wore this to my work Holiday party and felt like a million bucks. I recommend every girl to own a organza skirt, no matter the color or length, you will feel amazing. And feeling good is all that matters right?

Also, I’m warning you guys that I did not plan on wearing this fur collar in the next 3-5 posts but I am. I cannot help it. It dresses up every single outfit. It has BY FAR been my favorite purchase this year. I’m sad to let this accessory go when the warm weather comes back around. Good thing I live in Colorado where it feels like winter 10 months out of the year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Top. Fur Collar. (Similar) Skirt. (Similar)

Makeup Look:

Foundation. Lipstick.

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