Holiday Heels

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The bronze heaven gates have opened and these little angels fell from above and landed on my feet. My feet couldn’t be happier and they couldn’t not be more prepped and ready for Holiday. They will make any outfit sparkle and shine. An all black outfit could use a little bronze madness and these bad boys would make the cut.  IMG_1276

When I first pulled these heels out the UPS box, Wyatt was the first one to be like “WOW! Those are so cool.” If a guy like him thinks these shoes are amazing then that speaks volume. I can always count on Wyatt to be honest with me when it comes to what I wear but what I love about me is that I don’t let what he thinks dictate what I wear. What I love about him is that he’s always SO supportive on what I wear, how I do my hair, and whatever else. He’s the cutest and I got his approval on these shoes which is cool. Cool beans. IMG_1279

I mean, check out that subtle crackled detail. These heels are kind of perfect in every way but just one. They are slightly uncomfortable but what high heel isn’t? We have to make sacrifices sometimes and the best sacrifices are those that involve looking good… even if your feet are dying.

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With love, Karissa

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That Edgy Thing

IMG_6676_Fotor_Collage IMG_6632IMG_6681 IMG_6633 IMG_6650IMG_6678 IMG_6662Today I decided to go for that edgy thing that people go for nowadays. Some pull it off better than others. I think I may be part of that “other” group because being all rocker chic isn’t something I think I’m good at. I do feel tough when I throw on my blacked out combat boots though. That’s the beauty of having all sorts of different styles of shoes. They bring out something in me that’s different every single day. Every shoe in my closet serves a unique purpose, a different meaning. This outfit took me back to 2013 when all I wore were my black skinny jeans and combat boots. This outfit was a normal, almost daily thing for me back then. I have blog posts to prove it. 2015 is all about creams, light grey’s and blush tones. Dressing rocker chic sends a strong message to people that you’re not one to mess with on that particular day. It sends the message that, maybe, you’re in the mood to be a little melancholy. Edgy to me is being mysterious. Who’s that girl in the fur jacket and skinny jeans? Though it may seem that my goal for this outfit was to be very avant-garde, trust me, it wasn’t my first priority. It was just non-inspiring day, the weather wasn’t on my side (dark & gloomy), and my combat boots just happened to be staring me in the face saying “Take me for a walk.” So I did. That’s all that this outfit meant and I just happened to take pictures to capture it. But really, can’t a girl like me, feminine and petite, dress edgy once in awhile and not be questioned? Fashion has all sorts of different faces: Today’s face was edgy. Surprise.

Embrace your edgy side ladies, you don’t have to have it together all day every day. Let your hair down, smudge up your eyeliner, and rock those skinny jeans. The world wants to see you a little irritable and raw once in a while. Perfection is so overrated.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

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Fur Jacket-DASH Boutique (similar). Top. Skinny Jeans. Boots.

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Perfect in Plaid

IMG_5290IMG_5296IMG_5275IMG_5298 IMG_5277IMG_5302 IMG_5280 Dear Plaid,

You’re classic. You’re preppy. You are timeless. You come in all shapes and sizes. You may be complicated at times. You may be a bit too much for me to handle. Regardless of our relationship, you never fail me when I need you the most. You stole my heart, once again, when I saw you hanging so beautifully in an Anthropologie store in the form of a relaxed shirt dress. I can’t stop the urge to wear you everything single day. Thanks for all that you do.

Love,

Karissa

Okay. I’ve been staring at my computer screen all day. I think I might actually be losing my mind. I’m not lying though. This dress (with pockets) had me breathless the first time I laid my eyes on it. I knew it was gonna be a complete hit. The careless shape is so flattering and fun. It’s perfect for all shapes and sizes. It has quickly become one of my favorites in my closet. I could sleep in it. I’ve worn this shirtdress the past two date nights because it’s so effortless. It’s rare when you find a piece that does all the work for you. I think this little guy is perfect for those country girls out there. Slip this on and you will turn heads, trust me. This might a weird thing to admit but I’m always keeping an eye out for items of clothing that will grow with me. I mean literally. Grow-with-me. Something that will continue to fit me when I’m pregnant or when I get past this phase of not gaining any weight. (It’s bound to happen, I know it.) My eyes are constantly peeled for shapeless silhouettes because I just adore them so much. I really wish people would step out of their comfort zone a little and try a shirt dress like this one. They’re life changing. Being body conscious doesn’t have to be a daily thing. Give yourself a break and where something not so slimming. You will love how free you feel.

For those that are curious, I’m 5’1 and I bought this dress in XS Petite. It’s very fitted but comfortable in the arm/shoulder area and lays perfectly above the knee. I’ve been getting questions on the sizes that I buy, my height and weight. I hope this is helpful. Let me know in the comments below and I will continue to do this. If you find that you may need a different size, Anthropologie has a great return policy. Shop my look below.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

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Shirtdress . Boots . Fedora . Purse- Target- Similar

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A Romantic Look

IMG_4689IMG_4709 IMG_4694 IMG_4697 IMG_4705IMG_4707 IMG_4706 January was an incredible, record setting month for Karissamarieblog.com. Definitely the best month so far based on number of views each day and new subscribers. Not to toot my own horn or anything but we also just hit 8K on Instagram. We’re goin’ places people. We’re doing big things. Thank you all who take the time out of their day to read my little itty bitty posts. You might not know it but you make my day every single time you do. Thank you. I hope, in return, you get inspired after you’re done scrolling through my page. This month I plan to top January. I think we can do it based on the fact that I reach more and more of you every single day. You guys are doing a fabulous job sharing my page with your buddies, please continue to do that. I’m feeling very blessed that I have enough time and drive to post every other day. I hope I can continue do that as long as my schedule and creativity capacity allows it. One more time, thank you. 2015 is off to an incredible start. Yay us.

I wanted to start February with a romantic look. It is the month of love isn’t it? In almost every post leading up to Valentines Day I plan to give you inspiration on what to wear on the big special love bird day. Here’s romantic look #1. I don’t mean romantic as in sexy. Obviously, I’m covered head to toe. I mean romantic as in mysterious and glamourous. (Which is sexy enough to me.) This outfit has no rhyme or reason. I didn’t do much planning. It was one of those “go with the flow” kind of days. The cowled neckline sweater felt a little large around the waist so I decided to belt it. Cinching it in created a flattering hourglass shape which I believe created the “romance” factor. I elevated the look with some red lips, a top knot, and some statement tights. This look took me back to France. I would go back in a heart beat. All my girlfriends and I ate were banana & Nutella crepes. HEAVEN. Oh, how I wish my outfits could take me back to the places that inspired them in the first place.

The more exciting news is that this sweater has pockets…POCKETS!

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Sweater-XS ON SALE . Skirt- (Similar) . Tights– S/M. Shoes. Belt- (Similar)

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My Favorite 2014 Trend

IMG_4358IMG_4365IMG_4369 IMG_4362 IMG_4364 IMG_4368IMG_4366Can you believe that clothing stores are already prepping for Spring 2015 trends? It’s unbelievable how time just flies. I want to hop off this train because it’s just going way too fast. I know every single season has something new to bring to the table when it comes to the fashion world. Some designer somewhere in the world comes up with this brilliant trend that every single person and their mother rocks for the rest of the year. Spring time has become one of my favorite times of the year not only because of that but because of the gorgeous colors that surrounds it. Spring is the time for new beginnings. It’s the time of growth, prosperity, and pastel colors. I know pastel was a huge hit last year but I really do believe that these mash of colors never really go out of style. Heck, I rock them all year long. All you have to do is add some leggings and boots and you’re set for fall, girlfriend.

I know you’ve seen this little “skirt” before in one of my older posts. Shocking, but it’s actually a dress. I’ve only worn it layered like this because I think its so fun to overlap sweaters with dresses. Also, for the simple fact that it’s only January and I need to cover up. Combining sweaters and dresses was totally a 2014 trend for me. I’ve inspired a few of my friends and co-coworkers and they admit to me that doing this has totally reinvented their wardrobe. Look at all the possibilities ahead of you now! I dare you to try this little trend yourself!

Xoxo,

Karissa

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