Little Summer Black Dress // Under $35

Look no further. I have found the perfect little black dress for the hot summer months. One that’s perfect for special occasions while also still being comfortable enough to go to the grocery store in. This lace A-Line dress under $35 is the best of both worlds. I never thought I would love a more basic yet elegant black dress before. It’s quality reminds me of something that J.Crew, Tory Burch or Kate Spade would design but a fourth of the cost! I felt like I really scored with this one, not to mention how beautiful I feel in it. In the end, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

With love,

©Karissa Marie

S H O P   M Y  O U T F I T

Dress. Heels. Backpack. Fedora.


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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


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

Foundation | Lipstick

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Need a Pick Me Up?

IMG_0409_Fotor_CollageIMG_0363 IMG_0367 IMG_0369 IMG_0379 IMG_0402 IMG_0403 IMG_0411From the peachy blush down to my Zara high heels, I am 100% a girly girl. I enjoy dressing up in extreme feminine pieces from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, I have a few tom boy pieces in my closet as well, but the first day of September called for this white long skirt and grey tank from Anthropologie. I wasn’t going to argue.

This skirt never fails me by the way. Every time I wear it, I feel so pretty. No shame in that either. Need a pick me up? Put on a pair of shoes, earrings, favorite white tee, skinny jeans that make your behind look like J.LO’s…WHATEVER YOU NEED, to remind yourself that you are beautiful. Because girlfriend, you are. Never doubt that. But also know that you’re  a 10 in those sweat pants and your hair in ponytail. I got your back even when you’re eyebrows aren’t done.

Tip of the Day: Love yourself & Dress Up.


Karissa Marie

Skirt (similar)| Tank (similar) |Shoes (ZARA)|Belt (Anthropologie)|

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