Paper Bag Trousers: Because who has time for jeans anymore? If I ever want to spice up a simple top while still wanting to remain comfortable, I ALWAYS, hands down, no question about it, reach for my plethora of bowtie trousers. My wardrobe wouldn’t be anything without them. This lilac shade brings sunshine to my days like no other. I absolutely love how simple, yet girly this outfit is. It speaks volumes to my ultra feminine side.
I threw my dog, Finley, a birthday party and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I love him and to be honest, I really didn’t have anything better to do. He lights up my life, chews on everything I own, makes me laugh and cuddles me when I’m sad. I felt like it was the very least I could do to repay him for all he’s done for me. Trust me when I say we make him feel special every single day, from morning until night, so we went ALL OUT for his O N E year birthday: Balloons, cupcakes, Frito-Pie. Seeing him light up when we sang “Happy Birthday” and seeing him jump for joy for his new toys made the whole thing SO worth it. Our little one year old is spoiled rotten and it’s deserved because of how much joy he brings to our lives. When Wyatt and I lost our boys, we confided in Finley. He holds our secrets, our tears, our sorrows with such grace and positivity. If it weren’t for Finley, we don’t know where we would be. Honestly. Dogs just have a way of crawling unto the deepest parts of your hearts and staying there forever.
We love you Finley. (He’s sleeping on my lap as I type this.)
My PUPcake Recipe:
I got my peanut butter dog friendly cupcake recipe from Fake Ginger.
We used only the safest ingredients for our pup and we even shared it with all of his friends and they loved it too! It was the easiest thing to bake. I definitely recommend it.
All the love to your pups,
From Karissa + Finley
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This dress is the perfect errand running, chilling out, doing nothing, walking the dog and having a picnic at the park kind of dress. Anything and everything you can think of, this dress is just too good to pass up and guess what? It’s on SALE for under $40.
I usually stay away from dresses that require no bra for many many reason but the empire waist, soft gingham print and subtle pockets–> SOLD. I can always use comfortable pieces in my wardrobe without looking or feeling like a slob-ka-bob and this dress is exactly what I needed. So. In. Love. I love styling this with a plain white t-shirt underneath to add a little extra coverage if I’m feeling a little more modest.
I don’t know what it is but the older I get, the more I love bell shaped sleeves. Add that to a swing dress with a little hispanic inspired design and I’m just done. DONE. I can’t even begin to explain the beauty I felt while wearing this special dress. It’s unreal what a good dress, cute heels and your favorite color of lipstick will do to your spirit. I really needed a little pick-me-up and sometimes the best thing I can do for myself is to get up, get dressed and pretend everything’s just fine.
“Girl, you make me want to have a picnic right here, right now.”
I think wearing a dress full of red gingham has that effect on some people. Gingham in general gives me life but colored gingham? Dead. I love this pattern on summer more than I love sprinkles on ice-cream. Gingham print is all the rage right now and I just cannot get enough of it.