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Fall-ing in Love With Coats

Folks! Here in the windy streets of Chicago, the cold is ‘cozying’ it’s way into our homes and settling right under our skin. Man it’s cold! Plus it’ll get worse before it gets better. Since we have no current power to change the weather to our benefit, we need to dress our skin and bones in protective layers until the weather does us right!

I’ve been fattening my eyes with some window shopping for the fall, and I wanted to share some of my recent findings with you all! There are so many types of coats and jackets, so I hope you find one that will treat you right and keep you warm in this weather!

From the sheep to your body!

 

Trenches not gutters!

Wrap it up, Anorak!

Fur the love of warmth!

Stay warm my lovelies!!

Karissa ♥

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Thrifting in my Closet: 3 Summer Dresses – Same style, different patterns

Hello my beautiful friends! I started a series a while back where I find clothes that I love in my closet to feature instead of buying new items in an effort to curb my spending habit.

If you love shopping and clothes as much as I do, you know the struggle! O.o

Anyhoo, I dove into my closet and here’s what I found 🙂

A few years ago I went to a end of year Old Navy sale and went ham! It was such an amazing sale; a thing of dreams. p.s. Old Navy and Gap are my OG favs.

I love these simple cami dresses that I can throw on and go, so much so I bought 3 different patterns. They are a bit on the short side because I am 5’11, but with a good dose of self-confidence, i’ll rock these bad boys any day (except when it’s windy lol). Also, shout out to my strapless bra for always having my back.

I usually don’t do too much when styling them. A simple bucket bag, my pearl knobs and some sandals or keds depending on my pedicure situation.

Tropical Escape

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Flower of my Dreams

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Lavender Charging Plaid

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What are your fave summer clothing items?

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Karissa 🙂

Thrifting From My Own Closet ; From Old to New

I went shopping in my own closet again! Good option for those of us who love to shop for fun, so we can save our coin!

It’s the season for skirts and hairless legs, so I’m pumped! Here are 3 patterned pieces which I have loved and will continue to love for warm seasons to come!

Blues

Pinks

Browns

 

Kaj 🙂

Best Rompers and Jumpsuits for Frolicking in the Summer Sun

 

At the start of every warm season, I resolve to be more comfortable in my own skin. I have learnt, and am in some ways still learning, to love my body and be comfortable in my own skin.635921501148567896926053572_Summer (5)

I don’t know about you, but I am all for easy and effortless comfort. I love when I can throw on an outfit in a jiffy and look well put together with minimal effort. What’s easier than a jumpsuit or a romper? Maybe a dress, but that’s an post for a different day. 🙂

Here are a few options out there right now that you can snag to help you get dressed in a rush, or even for a special occasion, and be stylishly comfortable.

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When Victoria Beckham’s collection with target dropped, I was very excited because the line was at target, the holy place, and it also catered to the plus size community. This little orange romper number caught my eye, and I feel in love! Plus this is on sale for $24.50!

 

I love a good floral print! This Torrid button front romper is just that! It is on the expensive side at $58.90, but it is beautiful.

 

 

I am clearly loving floral, because I also love this Rainbow off shoulder romper. This showstopper is only $19.99!

 

I love anything blue because it compliments my skin tone beautifully. This off shoulder crochet Charlotte Russe romper comes in at $19.99, and is a must have.

 

Now for a standout Asos curve bandeau jumpsuit that can take you from day to night or from casual to formal depending on accessories and styling. Take this home for $40.

We all know that Old Navy has a special place in my heart, so of course I love this embroidered tencel romper which is on sale for $18 right now!

 

This baby definitely came home with me! This linen tie belt jumpsuit is easy summer living, and I love it! Plus, it’s only $19.95 at the moment.

 

Kaj loves Summer! 🙂

I’ve been shopping … New Finds

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3 weeks ago I decided to take a trip to downtown Evanston to see the sites and just have a stroll. It was the first time in a long time that I could put on a pretty dress to show off my freshly shaved legs and hit the town. Now I chose a beautiful floral print dress with a wide skirt that I could twirl in all day long. This was a bad idea.

I should have known that it wasn’t going to be a good day when I walked to the car and the wind went straight up under the dress and showed a lot more than I cared for. Did I do the smart thing and change? No, I carried on like a true soldier walking into their own demise.

I got downtown and commenced the peaceful strolling and window-shopping, but brother wind had other plans for me. Not more than 5 minutes in, I am flashing all the people around in every direction … thank God I wore a new pair of undies that day lol.

With my hands holding the dress taut around my legs, I sprinted into the Gap store nearby and frantically searched for shorts to put under this beautiful dress.

Sidenote: even though they sell up to a size 20 online, they only sell up to size 16 in store. What’s up with that? But that’s a story for another day. I digress.

With no shorts in sight, I rummaged through the dresses, and picked out a few to try on. Fortunately, I love the Gap, I love the style of their clothes and the quality, so it’s safe to say I was not mad about buying new clothes.

I found a dress; a simple midi, sleeveless denim number. Of course, I also found 2 blouses which will be worn to death this summer. I am in love, sigh. I’ve also thrown in a top I recently found from Ross because why not? Off the shoulder denim crop top with crochet detail, how could I leave it out? 🙂

 

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My knight in shining armor

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p.s. disregard my hands and poses; I don’t know why I was doing the most lol

  • kaj 🙂

Thrifting From My Own Closet

I am my best self when it’s sunny. I thrive and flourish when I can feel the sun rays and warmth. When my skin isn’t bound up in layers upon layers of clothes, my life just seems to always go right!

Do you feel the same? I know some who hate the warmth, but I grew up in a tropical climate so the sun runs through my veins.

Now that I won’t be dressed in six different layers, I actually care about my outfits and put effort into adorning my flesh. During the colder months, I wear mostly nudes, grey and black because it’s easier. Enough people won’t see my gorgeous dress or blouse under my heavy coat so why wear it; I’ll be the only one to see it. Sad 😦

In the summer and spring, I bring out my colors and patterns. I love standout pieces, whether the color or the cut of the garment. Don’t let that fool you though, I am a basics girl on a daily basis. My go to outfit is a well fitting t-shirt and jeans, but when I’m feeling a certain way, a little extra happy, I dress it up.

So, I’ve decided to go thrifting in my closet to find two to three of my favorite pieces for a little show and tell session. Enjoy the clothes, the warmth and show out.