Minimal + Comfy Spring Look

Hello sweet friends! I’m featuring this minimal outfit TWICE on my blog because its just that good and I didn’t mention these pieces enough in the previous post. I also figured I would accessorize slightly to bring the look together. I really cannot get enough of these jeans, flared to perfection at the bottom, paired with this off the shoulder knitted top. L O V E! I’ve really been loving minimal attire paired with nude colored accessories. I’ve just really been needing to feel simple yet beautiful and this outfit did exactly that. I also felt good and surprisingly confident about showing off my mom curves for the first time since delivering. I can thank these jeans for that. I really needed an extra boost of “DAMN GIRL.”

I mean, don’t we all?

Love you guys!

©Karissa Marie

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8 White Summer Pieces To Buy

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Hello friends! Welcome to my color series where I show you my favorite pieces in a particular color. This week is obviously W H I T E: A trend that is currently unstoppable. There’s something so classic and feminine about the color white that brings a breathe of fresh air anywhere you go. It’s a color that I feel instantly beautiful in. Everything pictured above I have been eyeing in all of my favorite shops for awhile. I wanted to give you options in prices as well.

Go get your white out on girl!

I hope you enjoy!

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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My #1 Drugstore Foundation

I’ve tried nearly every drugstore foundation there is. From Maybelline to Loreal to every brand in between. Most drugstore foundations are really stepping up their game, coming in very close in comparison to certain high end brands recently. After too much trial and error, I really think certain high end foundations aren’t worth the $$$ nowadays. I’ve tried my fair share. (I still like Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer though.) I wanted to try out a drugstore foundation after getting sick of being let down by costly high end foundations. I went to the drugstore, completely blind in what to choose. I had heard some of my favorite YouTubers mention this Wet N’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation and figured I can’t lose too much BECAUSE IT’S ONLY $5!  I got home, tried it and

F E L L  I N   L O V E! 

I’m no beauty expert but I know what I like on my face. I need a long lasting, light coverage for a day to day basis foundation but need it to also be buildable to full coverage for photo shoots and special occasions. I have oily skin so I do need a matte to semi-matte finish. This foundation checked all my boxes and made my skin look flawless with zero to none cakey-ness. I’m so impressed guys. Wet N’ Wild really killed it with this one. I really think, no matter your skin type or coverage preference you should at least TRY this foundation. I mean it’s ONLY five dollars. I’m so happy I did.

The biggest tip and trick I’ve learned from the Beauty Guru’s of Youtube is “baking” my foundation. I think it’s the only reason my makeup lasts so long throughout the day. It’s a step I will NEVER take out of my makeup routine…even when I’m 80 years old.

What’s YOUR favorite drugstore foundation?

With love,

Karissa Marie

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Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

My Flared Jeans

Nude Shoes

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Starting New

Hello my dear readers. They say after you experience a traumatic loss you should try and get back to your normal routine. So here I am. Blogging is my safe place. I feel at home here, typing to you. There’s no way I can ever fully recover after losing my two boys but the very best thing I can do for myself is to get up, get dressed and do the little things that make my soul feel at ease. I don’t know where this strength within me came from. I like to think that my Asa and Armie are the reason behind it all. They’re here with me, pushing me along and I owe my life to them and the love they give me. Each step I take, no matter where this life takes me, no matter how happy I may seem in my Instagram posts… I’m thinking of them.

So here I am. I’m starting new. I saw darkness like I never saw it before. I felt pain and heartache I can’t even begin to speak of but I’m here now: Broken and patched up as best as I know how.

Thank you for your prayers. I feel them all.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Top. Jeans. Bench. NEW! Drugstore Foundation

A Layering Game

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Styling your wardrobe in a climate like New York City during winter time is nothing but a layering game. Sometimes there’s no choice left but throw on this and throw on that just so you can stay warm. I miss my southwestern winters because the dry weather made life a little more simple. Here in NYC the weather is consistently wet, windy and cold which just forces me to leave me behind my fashionista logic and instead grab my warmest leggings and pullover sweater along with my sociably forbidden UGG boots. That’s my life right now. On top of being pregnant and battling my morning sickness, the very last thing on my mind is looking cute for the world. I decided to photograph my outfit on the one occasion I decided to dress up and look like a girl. Go me. I was also hiding my little baby bump with this gorgeous swing dress. Warning: The dress runs ridiculously wide, so much so that I had to take it in significantly on sides. I would honestly go a size or two down.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Dress. Jeans. Faux Fur Jacket. Necklace. Hat

Foundation. Lipstick “Ruby Woo”

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