Gotta Love Paper Bag Trousers

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.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

S H O P  M Y  L O O K

Top. Trousers. Heels. Foundation. Lipstick– “Kinda Sexy”

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|| Fluttered ||

Fluttered sleeves, fluttered hearts.

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.

Ya know?

©Karissa Marie

S H O P  M Y  L O O K 

Dress. Heels. Purse. Lipstick. Foundation

my current favorite swing dresses for summer

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A Blue Summer

A blue summer it is.

I have a lot of very special pieces in my wardrobe that I will cherish for so many different reasons and pieces that I will never get rid of and some I may even hold onto just to pass down to my daughters someday. This jumpsuit is one of those really special pieces to me. It is beautifully made and carefully stitched to perfection. The price tag is something I wouldn’t normally consider, and trust me I got it during a promotion but I just knew it would be a piece in my wardrobe that I would just love until the end of time. You can see it for yourself that it’s stunningly sweet with just a hint of sexy with the open back. I got endless amounts of “I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!” when I wore this the other day. It makes a girl feel good and that’s just worth it to me.

Not to mention I especially love the color blue nowadays. I like to the think I’m representing my love to my little boys. Silly, but it’s the truth.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

S H O P  M Y  L O O K 

Romper. Hat.

Foundation. Lipstick “Kinda Sexy”

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Ice Ice Baby

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Ok NYC, you proved your point. You are hands down the coldest city I’ve ever been in and it’s only December. I am truly terrified of what January and February are capable of after experiencing this piercing temperature. You know kind of cold that you can feel in your bones? Ya, that.

The secret to layering in this impossible weather is to layer underneath your outfit. You would never know that I have my favorite thick & cozy leggings underneath these patchwork jeans as well as two long sleeved turtleneck tops underneath this velvet chartreuse jacket. I don’t want to take away from my outfit so adding warmth underneath it all is a must!

Stay warm my friends!

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Jacket. Denim. Clutch. Shoes. Beanie

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T H A N K F U L

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My husband. My Finley. My family back home in New Mexico. My marriage. My friends. My health. My faith. I have so many things to be thankful for, regardless of the struggles I’ve faced. I love this time of the year because we’re reminded on what really matters in this life. It’s about love and its about laughter. Wyatt and I have made a lot of sacrifices since moving to NYC and I’ve learned that it’s not the material things that matter. It’s our family that brings me that unimaginable love and satisfaction. It’s Finley sleeping on my chest. It’s walks with Wyatt in Central Park. Those little things are what make my life worth living. I’m so grateful, unexplainably grateful, for my life.

I’m also thankful for each one my readers, for encouraging me, supporting me and loving me. You guys are the best. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends. I hope you enjoy every moment of it. Wyatt and I will be attending Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning and then spending the rest of the day munching and napping- just the two of us…and Finley.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Top. Boots. Shorts. Foundation

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