Upper East Side Stripes

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Connecting. Networking. Meeting new people. That’s been the agenda for the past week. You’d be surprised what a new city, a new change of pace and fresh start will do. (Along with many, many MANY hiccups of course.) It’s like I have absolutely nothing left to lose and that’s both terrifying and quite satisfying.

I had a meeting on the Upper East Side and I decided to bring out my stripes because you really can’t ever go wrong with stripes. Sometimes when meeting new people, I never want to overdue my outfitting. I like to keep things minimal and fresh. I opted for this Zara dress that I’ve had my eye on for forever. It’s surprisingly breathable. Shoot, it had to be because of this New York summer.

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing

Dress (Similar HERE and HERE) Shoes. Lipstick. Foundation

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Same Girl, Different Zip Code

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It hasn’t really hit me that I now live in New York. I think for so many years I gave up on this dream. I’m so happy I never did. It’s not like NYC is it for me. It’s not like I’ll ever stop reaching for the stars. NO WAY. I’ve just conquered a huge accomplishment for myself but I’m not just going to sit back and let this be it. I’m keeping all of my dreams alive and pursuing more and more each day. I’m facing all of my fears left and right and if I can do it, you can do it. Never give up and stop doubting yourself-It’s wasted time. Work hard, be a good friend, love your family and things will fall into place for you. A little faith in yourself will go a long way.

About the look: I’m feeling like fall in the middle of this completely overwhelming summer heat. I cannot wait until our weather becomes more manageable because I’m melting. I’m looking forward to fall colors, romantic florals and sweater weather. 

With Love,

©Karissa Marie

Wearing:

Top. Skirt. Shoes (Similar). Lipstick. Foundation.

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Rainbow Sunshine Flower Dust

IMG_8750IMG_8759IMG_8761IMG_8749IMG_8743IMG_8753IMG_8747IMG_8768I could not, for the life of me, come up with a title for this post so I decided to just go with something overly obnoxious. What’s the point in being subtle anymore. I want to catch my readers attention and I hope I achieved that. HA! Okay ladies, its officially that time of the year for summer shorts. I will admit, I’d much rather wear a dress over shorts but I found the comfiest salmon colored pair that go with literally everything. I just had to purchase them because of the tie-waisted detail. We all know I love a knot. I’m very tempted to buy them in olive and black as well. I already know they will be my summer “go to” shorts. This phrase is so overused but it’s so true: You can really dress them up AND dress them down. In today’s post I wanted to show you how easy it is to elevate a pair of casual shorts. Simply add a colorful, powerful top and statement heels. Bad-a-bing.

It feels so invigorating to be a splash of color amongst a world of black and white. As we were taking pictures, I took a look around me and noticed everyone wearing no color. Again, wear what you’re comfortable with but never be afraid to step out of that box. It’s feels amazing to embrace all the colors in the rainbow. I felt like a ray of sunshine in the center of downtown Denver.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

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