Spring Bohemian

IMG_5381 IMG_5386 IMG_5389 IMG_5390 IMG_5393 IMG_5399As most of you know, I’m not one to check the weather. I know should probably start at some point but as of now I’ll take the risk. Even though I’d like to think that I have complete control over the weather and can wear whatever I want, that’s simply not the truth, but I will compromise from time to time. The weather in Denver is either a hit or miss. Thank goodness our weekends are filled with sunshine and warm weather but the weekdays have been miserable. It snowed today and no one warned me! The weather may be frustrating but choosing your outfit doesn’t have to be. My heart has been dying for Spring to arrive so I can get out my brights again but the weather tells me no. I decided to take the reigns on this one and pair my favorite bright joggers with my favorite sweater. (It’s technically a poncho but whatever) Two seasons in one. Adding brights and colorful lipstick to a typical fall outfit is my favorite and bulletproof way to conquer the gloomy day blues. People think that transitioning between seasons is complicated but I find it challenging and fun. It’s the perfect time of the year to get creative with layering. Pullovers are at their peak during spring and fall because of their ability to easily transform to your needs. You’re cold? Throw a sweater on. You’re hot? Wrap the sweater around your waist for a more laid back vibe. Pullover 101 my friends. It’s the easiest trick in the book. This “poncho” is my favorite “go to” cold weather essential. The scalloped hem detail is what caught my eye from the very start. It’s one of my favorite bohemian-like pieces in my closet! Shop my outfit below.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

Sweater. Joggers-Anthropologie (similar). Shoes-Zara

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IMG_4752IMG_4766IMG_4743IMG_4759 IMG_4747 IMG_4750 IMG_4754 IMG_4774Hello my dear friends. This post is somewhat special because I wanted to share a recent discovery of mine and I think you might love it just as much as I do. If you’re interested in trying new things, love one-of-a-kind beauty products, or just simply enjoy little pick me ups… then I think this subscription service is just for you.

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What I received in my Lilee box this month:

-My Beauty Tea YUM!

-Jesse & Co Gold Necklace with the word “Curated” engraved. (I wear it everyday now.)

-Mirabella Perfecting Powder

-Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish

-“You’re a Gem” Greeting Card

-Pur Daily Moisturizer

-Manetea Tea Infuser

 

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With love,

Karissa

SHOP MY OUTFIT!

Lilee . Polka Dot Sweaters Here Here and Here . Skirt . Lipstick

 

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A Dress & Scarf In One

IMG_4416IMG_4461 IMG_4428IMG_4451 IMG_4429 IMG_4442 I absolutely love this swing dress. My obsession over cowled shaped necklines has gotten a little out of control. I think this particular detail is the epitome of what winter fashion is. It’s like a dress and scarf in one, so convenient right? The dark maroon detailing on the bottom and inside the pockets keeps things a little more interesting and feminine. You all should know by now that I am absolutely obsessed with shift shaped dresses. Some of you may think that I look like a tent but totally disagree. No bonfires or smores over here, girlfriend! Just a fun, statement, flowy dress that never goes out of style. Shift dresses are the easiest and most fashionable pieces that you will own in your closet. Heck! I haven’t worn a slim bodycon dress in years. I have to admit that this dress is oh so beautiful to look at but not so comfortable to wear. You can always count on me to be honest on here. (Ew, who likes liars.) And if I’m being honest, the fact that there’s wool in it, I couldn’t help but cringe inside a little. I dress up day in and day out but if I’m not 100% comfortable I WILL NOT WEAR IT. I might actually be allergic to wool. Is that a thing? Can people be allergic to wool? So it broke my itty bitty heart to return this beautiful thing back to Anthropologie but if I’m going to pay that kind of money, I might as well enjoy wearing it and be comfy, right? Just wanted warn any of you that were thinking about buying it. If wool doesn’t bother you, I’m jealous. Truly jealous. I’ve learned my lesson. Wool, stay far far far away from me.

Xoxo,

Karissa

Dress  . Boots . Fedora

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3 Outfits in One: Dinner to the Movies to the Couch

You’re a busy girl. You’ve got a lot of places to be. You have no time to run back home and change every single time you have somewhere to go. Here’s a quick and easy how to guide on wearing one outfit, three different ways.

Step One: Create a simple color scheme that will be easier for you to transition from outfit to outfit.

Step Two: Choose a lightweight flow-y dress; one that is easy to layer.

Step Three: Pick a layer-able sweater top that is easy to knot to add some dimension and color to your already awesome dress. If you’re going to the movies, don’t miss this step because movie theaters can get real chilly.

Step Four: (If it’s not a winter wonderland where you live, you can skip this step.) Add some sexy to your outfit and rock some leather/pleather/faux leather WHATEVER to your outfit and you are good to go!

Bonus: Bring your converse along for the ride. No one likes hurt footsies from those high heels.

I’ll walk you through my kind of Friday night. I typically have a nice dinner with my boyfriend, we take a trip to the movies, and then end the night with some good ole couch time on our laptops while watching Breaking Bad.

My Outfit: I went with a light moss colored sweater top, a minted blue and pink dotted baby doll dress and to add a bit of sexiness, I chose some leather leggings to top it all off. It’s a simple color selection but it will get the job done.

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Dinner Outfit 
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Movie Outfit
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Couch time Outfit IMG_4552IMG_4520IMG_4514Hope you all enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to subscribe and check out my YouTube Channel. Links Below!

Xoxo,

Karissa

Dress | Top | Leggings | Converse | Heels BCBG (similar)

 

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Something Beautiful

IMG_3068IMG_3059 IMG_3064 IMG_3067 IMG_3077Some days more than others I have this sudden urge to dress like a rainbow. Have you noticed that I haven’t worn an all black outfit in forever? I mean that’s so 2013. Just kidding. But really, I wore nothing but black last year. I was honestly going through a lot, more than a lot, and wearing all black seemed to be easier. I felt depressed so why not be stereotypical and where all black? I’ve done a slight 180 since last year. I love to dress and live life in color. I never want that to change. A rainbow signifies a promise, happiness, and sunshine. Not to be cheesy but I’ve made it through the eye of the storm. I’m ready for the rainbow now. With that said not every day can be unicorns and smiley faces. I will always have those dark cloudy days for as long as I live but it’s about taking that sadness and creating something beautiful out of it. I want to be remembered as sunshine… so I’m gonna dress like it.

I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving. Savor the food but also the moments with your loved ones. Take as many pictures as you can and say your “I love you’s.”

Xoxo,

Karissa

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