Summer Street Style

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Summer is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier about it. Summer style is my favorite because I’m not a fan of hiding behind coats. I love wearing dresses, showing off some skin, and feeling free. Colorful patterns and the sunshine are the perfect pair and never go out of style. If you took your eyes off of adorable Finley for one second and noticed my mini dress, you will find that this dress is the epitome of summer. I could see myself wearing this to brunch with a cardigan or out with girlfriends paired with a leather jacket…Or all on it’s own with some statement shoes and a peach colored backpack that I absolutely adore.

I just think: I’m young and I might as well rock a mini dress once in awhile while I can ya know? My husband approves and absolutely loves it when I show confidence in my body and in myself.

Happy Summer.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

WEARING:

DRESS. SHOES (Similar- Here. Here. Here.) BACKPACK.

(Finley isn’t for sale. Wink. Wink)

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Sunday Stripes

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Oh Target. Why do you have to be so good? Every time Wyatt and I go on a Target run I always stumble upon some great buys that are impossible to resist. I found this striped tee on our latest endeavor to Target while on the phone with my Maid of Honor. At the moment I decided on this black and white print but now that I’m thinking about it, I might have to go back and stock up on a few more. Why? Why do I need more basic tee’s added to my wardrobe? Because they’re just $6, that’s why. I spend more on a Chipotle burrito. I believe this is the “Mossimo” brand that makes up the majority of Target’s inventory. I love this brand personally. The material of this top is incredibly soft and comfy.

I wanted to rock this tee but I wanted to do so in a chic street style manner. So… I threw on my new distressed midi skirt and stopped by my local Whole Foods, bought these bouquet of roses for myself and went on with my day. I just love the contrast of the roses and my lipstick against this grey background. The striped tee neutralizes everything while bringing some pattern along with it. Not to mention that my current read, “Me Before You” matches this set up perfectly. This was all accidental by the way.

I’m just about halfway done with my book and I’m in love so far. I love fiction books based on romance and adventure. I really love that the movie for it comes out soon. My plan is to finish it before the movie premiers and watch it on it’s opening day! The book is ALWAYS better than the movie but it’s still so amazing to see the book that you’ve read for weeks come to life right before your eyes. If you’re looking for something to read and you’re a bit of a romantic, you need this book.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Book | T-Shirt | Skirt-Zara (Similar) | Shoes | Purse

Foundation | Lipstick

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Tropical Vacation Outfit

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Tropical Vacation Packing Tip: Only pack flow-y, easy breezy clothing because you won’t want to wear anything else. Just the thought of putting something constricting or form fitting while I was in Hawaii made me cringe. I felt best in my maxi dresses and loose t-shirts. The heat is the main reason you don’t have to wear anything too tight and let’s not forget about the gnarly sunburn you’ll get on your first day of your honeymoon..or was that just me?

Wyatt and I were too eager and did a little sun bathing by the ocean and got burnt our very first day of our honeymoon, I don’t have any regrets though because mine turned into a perfect golden tan just 2 days later but note to future self: you can’t ever pack enough sunscreen.

I bought this beautiful light teal colored maxi dress not just for the honeymoon but for everyday after that. I cannot get over how comfortable this dress is. I’ve always loved maxi dresses, I just don’t own enough in my closet. I’m so happy with this dress purchase because it was under $20! CRAZY! Find out where I purchased this summer staple in the links below.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Dress (SOLD OUT ONLINE/Still available in-store) Similar HERE

 FUN MAXI DRESSES |Here| Here| Here|

| Purse | Shoes |

Foundation

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On The Run

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Coffee: A recent discovery of mine that I can no longer live without.

I stayed far far away from coffee after I realized that I could no longer be functional without it. I began having horrible panic attacks if I took too much or not enough. My body became too dependent in such a short amount of time. Since I’ve been nearly 4 years sober from coffee, Wyatt decided that it might be a good idea for me dip my toes back in and try just a little bit of coffee a day. Oh, man. I’m in love. I’m no doctor but I do know a little bit of caffeine a day does wonders and it’s necessary for a girl like me to even roll out of bed. There was a while there where I couldn’t even move on my days off from work. I stayed in bed not because I wanted to but because I HAD to. My brain and my body were over exhausted and there was no way of them catching up. Over the last week, I’ve only had about 2 full cups of coffee in total and I’ve already started to notice an increase in my activity. I’m officially the girl on the run again. The day no longer has enough hours for me.

Well, it could be the coffee but I’m also pretty sure the great weather has something to do with it. I’m a summer girl. Always have and always will be. There’s something about the sunshine that brings out the very best in me. I’m excited to see where this new discovery will take me. Maybe not very far but I’m happy with the small amount of progress I’ve made. The best thing about coffee for me is that I’m sleeping better at night. Who would have thought?

Thank you coffee… just thank you.

The perfect outfit for the girl on the run like me is minimal and ultra chic. I tend to reach for my stripes and my distressed denim. Once I throw on my fashion forward mules, I am out the door.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Top (Zara)-Similar. Jeans. Mules. Sunglasses.

Foundation. Lipstick.

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Dressed To Impress

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Happy Friday!

Or maybe not so much. I’ve spent the day sick in bed so since I’m already here on my laptop watching Grey’s Anatomy, I wanted to put up a blog post. My runny nose and all wanted to say hi. So…hi.

 Typing, writing, blogging, journaling: all of these things can be the best remedy when you’re feeling down. Another way I like to stay upbeat and cheerful is by dressing up. I don’t know why it is but putting on my favorite red lipstick and sliding into a chic dress makes feel all brand new again. I don’t dress to impress others, I dress to impress myself. To remind myself that I’m good enough, I’m beautiful and I’m worth it. Sometimes that’s all a girl needs is to feel confident and good about themselves. Us women should empower each other more, rather than pick apart our imperfections. The one thing I cannot stand more than anything is negativity. Positivity and good energy is what I like to surround myself with. That and a good pair of heels.

The chic design of this dress made me feel like a winner. I wore this on a date night out with my soon to be husband and I loved being in it every second of the night. I also did not feel guilty chowing down a massive hamburger because the cut of the dress is made perfect for a full belly. I can’t wait to bring this number on my honeymoon, wherever that may be. Wyatt planned the honeymoon from start to finish and I won’t know where we are going until we get the airport. It better be warm and I better be done with this cold.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Dress. Jacket. Purse. Shoes.

Lipstick. Foundation.

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