You Can’t Sit With Us

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Meet Alena, she’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. This girl brings out something inside of me that I normally keep hidden from most people. I only know of three other people that can do that. My boyfriend, my late brother, and my friend Hannah. Her spirit is so contagious. She’s uplifting and I really need someone like that in my life right now. Her sense of style is so vibrant just like her personality. Our journey together is already off to a fabulous start. Our unique styles sync really well together. She’s her own person and so am I. We’re original. No copy-cats over here. I just enjoy her company. Take a look at her one-of-a-kind style on her blog at ModaPrints.com. Picking which photos to share with you all was the hardest thing to do. We had so many incredible shots taken in downtown Denver. I have nothing else to say so I’ll let our pictures do all the talking.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

My Outfit: Sweater. Overalls. Belt. Heels-BCBG (Similar)

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Today’s Outfit & Being Kylie Jenner for a Day

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I hope everyone had an awesome and safe Halloween weekend. I was Kylie Jenner for a day and it wasn’t as fabulous as I hoped it would be. I only wish I was actually Kylie Jenner for a day. That girl has no worries. My sad bank account would have loved to be Kylie Jenner’s bank account as well. I went home, removed my pounds of makeup, and went back to my boring normal life as a girl with two jobs and a bucket list that has more empty boxes than it does with checks through them. I’m not complaining, I enjoy being me but it was definitely a reality check. Dressing up as a 16 year old millionaire puts things in perspective for you. It was kind of depressing. “What am I doing with my life” is a question that I ask myself all too much along with, “When will my dreams come true?” “When will I be happy again?” At the end of the day I’m glad that I am me and no one else. I just wish I had more in my bank account but don’t we all. I’m not gonna lie, I had a fun time playing dress up and wearing makeup and clothes that I normally wouldn’t wear but my question to all of you is…If you could choose who you wanted to be in this life…would you pick you?

If your answer is no than you should do something about that. I think instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself (some days that’s me) you should be creating that kind of  life for yourself. I know I say this a lot but give yourself a little more credit. Chase those dreams even if they seem galaxies away. I would MUCH rather work my booty off and build character than have it all handed to me. It’s the journey, not the destination, that makes us who we are.

Xoxo,

Karissa

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Top | Jeans | Shoes | Striped Top

The beauty of jumpsuits.

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Before you go judging my shoes. My brother had shoes like these, without the heel obviously. Every time I wear them I feel him walking with me. He’s present with me all the time but I guess it was just an excuse to buy another pair of shoes. He would approve, I know he would. Back to the outfit. I felt like a very fashionable janitor. Haha. I’m just being honest. Though this jumpsuit might be better suited for someone taller than 5’5″, I still enjoyed wearing it. There’s no way I would turn down a jumpsuit, no way. I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn’t wearing pajamas. It was THAT comfortable. There’s something about the suede-like material that makes go “ooo” “ahh.” So soft. I went for a more Top Gun kind of look with this jumpsuit, or that’s what I was told anyways, but you can dress this up with a red lip and black strappy heels if you would prefer. That’s the beauty of jumpsuits, they never let you down.

Jumpsuit | Shoes | Purse | Lipstick- Morange by MAC

Xoxo,

Karissa

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Chartreuse & Tulle

IMG_1008 IMG_1012 IMG_1015 IMG_1027 IMG_1037 IMG_1043-2Hey guess what? You know that neon vomite green color, otherwise known as chartreuse? Well, it’s my favorite color of all time. I’ve said this before but unique colors are my favorite. I get all sorts of happy when I see this color. Weird? Ya…a little. I know I wear this skirt all the time but thats because it goes with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. There’s not one thing that can look bad when its paired with this tulle skirt. I wish I could tell you all wear to buy one but I got this years ago at a lovely boutique in Durango, CO. I’ve never looked back. It’s one of those pieces that I will never ever get rid of, even if you paid me. It’s too stunning and I’ve made way too many memories in it. When I’m in any sort of doubt, I run to this little guy. He has my back that’s for sure. Also, I’ve been very impressed with the H&M Fall Collection this year. I’ve bought more from them this year than ever before. It’s still not my absolute favorite place to shop but they do have great pieces that aren’t too expensive if you’re on a budget like me. This top, for example, is under $50 AND I get loads of compliments when I wear it. Not too mention it’s real cozy. That’s an A+ in my book.

Xoxo,

Karissa

Top |Leggings | Lipstick “Faint For Fuchsia” By Maybelline

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Magazines & Converse

IMG_1238IMG_1240IMG_1256 IMG_1250IMG_1258 IMG_1279 IMG_1280Easily the two things that I can’t live without most days. My magazine and my pair of converse shoes. It’s funny because they both seem completely opposite from one another but that’s just me. I’m a little bit of everything. I get most of my inspiration from fashion magazines. That’s the main reason I’d love to work for one some day. I find some sort of idea on every page. Whether it’s fashion, makeup, hair or even life tips, you can find it all in one small book. Magazines are sacred. It takes a lot for me to throw one away because it’s like throwing away diamonds. Too much beauty in one small thing. Look at me, I’m such a fashion blogger. Whatever, I like what I like okay? I couldn’t imagine a life without em. There’s something magical when I throw on my pair of dirty converse after wearing my Zara heels all day and hopping on the couch and reading a magazine. It’s my happy place for sure. It’s my way of saying “DO NOT DISTURB,” I’m in my own little world.

XOXO,

Karissa

Top | Jeans | Lipstick “Divine Wine” by Maybelline

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