Tag Archives: Fashion

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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Fashion: Haulin’ some Accessories!

Hola mis amigas! After finding out I’ll be going back to work on Monday (yaay), naturally I went shopping to prepare! My office environment is super casual and easy going, thank God! I bought some clothing pieces, but these accessories are too cute not to share!

The shoes are from Payless, the bag is from Ross and the knobs are from Dressbarn!

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Have you been shopping lately? What do you like to shop for? Or do you not like to shop?

Be happy and healthy my loves!

Karissa 🙂

 

Thrifting in my Own Closet: So Many Pairs of Black Shoes

Hello my beautiful friends! Today I want to share a little about my apparent obsession with black shoes. I was looking through my closet today and realized that most of my shoes are black. Now, six pairs might not be a lot for most people, but I don’t own many pairs of shoes. I guess they go with most of my clothes, so at least they’re practical.

I am the living embodiment of impulsive shopping. I may have a similar item, or I don’t need it, but if I like, it’s coming home with me. That’s part of the reason I’ve stopped shopping or even looking around online and in stores because I don’t have an income at the moment. Prevention is better than cure! I’m sure someone out there understands the struggle!


I was on the hunt for a pair of Chelsea Boots for a couple months! I even bought a men’s pair from Asos because no where else had it in my size and didn’t expect me to pay with a kidney and half my liver. I found these from Target for only $25. I loved these shoes, but they were so uncomfortable. I had to remove the soles so my feet could fit, but that may the shoe supper thin and it was still a little tight. I was so hard-headed. I wouldn’t give up on it! Plus it looked so amazing with my outfits! Being gawgus hurts, okay …

p.s. In the colder months, jeans become my second skin 🙂 


These bad boys came home with me when I started working at Target overnight. (My feet disintegrated after standing, bending and lifting continuously for 8 hours each night so I stopped working there). I bought these at Kohls for $60. They don’t provide a ton of support, but they’re comfortable for exercise and daily use.


These babies are either a year or two years old. I don’t quite remember, but they were cheap and are still comfortable. Simple black sandal with a 1 inch heel for any occasion.


I bought these the same summer I bought the pair above. They were from Payless and were probably on sale. They’re very comfortable. Not much more to say about them.


I got these shoes maybe 4 years ago from Macy’s for $20 ish dollars. They were originally 65 dollars O.o ? Sad thing is, I haven’t worn them!! I bet if I had spent more, they would be on my feet 24/7.


This is the newest addition to this little obsession I have going. They were around $15 from Payless. I love them!!! I’m currently going on interviews and these have been my go-to shoes. So beautiful and easy to walk in, but a pain to get out of when you get home. The cute factor cancels all that though; I still love them.

 

Do you have any collections happening within your closets? Let me know!

As always, be happy and healthy!!!

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! 🙂

Something New, Something Blue

So, I have a problem with buying clothes, but we won’t dwell on that right now.

Right now, we’ll have a little show and tell session. P.S. most of these things are blue 😉

 Off the Shoulder Embroidered Top

I’ve really gotten into off the shoulder trend. I found an amazing strapless bra (on sale!), and now I feel like I can take on the world! Honestly, get you a good strapless bra gurl! It’ll change your life!

This was from Ross and was only 9.99 … O.o

Lace Detail Top

I am an Old Navy girl through and through! While rummaging through the store, I found this beauty on the sale rack. I love the bright color that will just pop on my skin tone, and the beautiful lace work!

I love H&M for cheap basics. This was less than 10 bucks , and I love the material at the top.

Bell Sleeve Top

Found this gem in Kohls over the weekend. It’s not a standout top, but it’s comfortable, cool and cute for the summer!

Comfy Shoes

Got these beauts for 19.99 from Ross. These Keds are sooo comfy! I have worn them everyday since I bought them. Love!

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-Kaj 🙂

 

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

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