Month: April 2016

Getting Summer Ready

Okay so let’s talk summer, yeah? It’s coming and it’ll be here before you know it! It’s time to jump in and start planning (I’m a total planner). I always have a to-do list for the changing season and summer is always my favorite. So, here it is (so far): -READ. I have a growing pile of books that I need to get to. Summer is the perfect season to make, not find (because who really can) the time.  -Find creative alternatives to ordinary things. This year I am using Mexican blankets for beach towels annnd I’m pretty excited about it.  -Make fresh, yummy food. And refreshing drinks. Summer is my favorite meal time because everything is so lush and delicious. -Last, but not least (it’s actually probably the most important)… Protect my SKIN. I’ve taken a personal oath for this one. I won’t be young forever, so I am really trying to make an effort to take better care of my skin. The pool is great, it’s fantastic, fabulous, all of the above, but …

Sale Alert: My Spring Sale Picks

Sale Alert!! Whoop, whoop!! Can you tell I’m excited?! Every spring Mindy Mae’s Market has a HUGE spring sale where items are discounted 20% to 75% off. Yeah, that’s massive savings! Woohoo! Personally, I love a spring sale event (and let’s be real, any sale event) and this one is fab-u-lous. Honestly, it’s amazing. Basically everything is on sale. I’ve featured just a few of my favorite MMM looks that you can get for a way discounted price starting NOW and ending Wednesday the 27th. top | skirt | clutch | shoes top | jeans | shoes dress | sandals tee | jacket hoodie dress | clutch | shoes hoodie | jeans | shoes tee | skirt | shoes | bag (similar here, here, & here) Have fun shopping! And don’t wait! This sale is highly anticipated and items go way fast. Like seriously, if you want something you can’t think twice because if you do, it’ll be gone. So, hurry on over to Mindy Mae’s Market! xoxo, Karlee  

Sandals & Sweats

Boy has it been a long week. It’s been one of those ultra exhausting weeks where 7:00 pm hits you’re ready for bed. Like, as soon as dinner is over, it’s snoozin’ time. And the headaches. The kind where your brain seems to literally thump on your forehead and your eyes burn so bad you feel as if they may actually fall out of your face. Basically I’ve been zombie-fied. Bleh. Needless to say, I’m ready for the weekend. As for this look (and I know that you’ve been wondering), yes it’s another athleisure outfit people. I won’t deny it, I love athleisure. Give me a socially acceptable way to wear sweats all of the time and I’m in. I wear sweats a lot… Probably too often, but now I’m not an outcast. I can call it athleisure and get away with it, and you can too! Sweats all day every day! Sweats for everyone! Gosh, can you tell I’m exhausted? Anyway… Sneakers are always a safe choice when sporting your sweatpants, but you pair them with athletic sandals and …

7 Jeans & Ballerina Flats

Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum Ting ting Pressure! Pushing down on me Pressing down on you… Yes, those are the intro lyrics to Under Pressure by Queen.  Not to be confused with Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby. The dum dums are obviously the introductory guitar strums. I’m talented, I know… But seriously, pressure is what I am feeling right now. We are trying to purchase our very first home and well, it’s a little overwhelming. Houses go so fast! And it’s scary! When I was a kid I had nightmares about monsters under the bed, now I have nightmares that I’ll never find a house. Stressed. Yep, I’m a little stressed. Whether I’m looking for a house, or a new killer piece for my closet, I’ve been really trying to focus on quality over quantity. I want a good house with good bones and a great use of space. I also want fabulous quality jeans and shoes that’ll last me until my dying day (well, almost). I’d rather …

7 For All Mankind

There are two things that I am willing to splurge on: Shoes and Denim. Investing in those two necessary categories, in my opinion, will help your wardrobe flourish. Why? Well, comfy, I don’t fall apart because I’m awesome, shoes and a good quality go-to pair of jeans, number one, make a girl reeeeal happy, and number two, they are essential! You must have shoes and you must have jeans. End of story. So, if you’re looking for the sisterhood of the traveling pants, girl, these are it! Except for I totally wouldn’t share these jeans because I love them way too much… But, what I mean is, they will withstand the test of time as far as quality goes, not to mention classiness. These 7 For All Mankind jeans are without a doubt the softest, comfiest, most like my dream come true, jeans that I have EVER had. Ever. They go on like butter. No joke, the first time I wore them, I made my husband rub my leg like a hundred times to remind him of …

Layered & Athletic

Athleisure is my jam. I love the feeling of looking cute and “sporty”, while wearing literally the most comfortable clothes. This skirt that I’m wearing? Consider is sweats. And obviously I’m wearing a pullover and sneakers, so… Yeah. So comfy. Another thing that I love, that adds some dimension to your outfit: Layers. I’m a sucker for layers. I dig the way they look, yes, but I am also pretty much always cold. Like, always. So, it doesn’t hurt to have a little added insulation if ya know what I mean. And I’ve found the perfect layering tool: Half Tees! They are uh-maze-ing. They’re the solution to non-bulky layering–finally! You guuuys. I love them so much! If you’re looking for more info, I’ve blogged about their fabulousness here too. But this time I’ve got a coupon code, yay! Starting April 13th (tomorrow) until April 19th, use code madamandrews20 for 20% off of your order from Half Tees. So, layer it up ladies! You’ll be lookin’ gooood! xoxo, Karlee   Shop my look: half tee | skirt …

Bikini Lab

The swimming season is upon us, well kind of. It’s not crazy hot (yet), but it will be, and I for one am a planner. I plan all of my summer meal goals on Pinterest. My seasonal activities, my hair changes and yes, I plan my swimsuit purchases way before they happen. I’ve had these ones planned for a while. I can appreciate a good ol’ neon swimsuit ( ya feel?) and I love Bikini Lab’s unique, bright prints. It makes for a super fun swimsuit. And your swimsuit should be fun! Not only are they lively colors and great quality, but they are also super reasonably priced. Woot, woot! I love a steal of a deal! Bikini Lab doesn’t have en e-commerce website of their own, but don’t fret ladies! You can purchase one of these bad boys from a few places: Asos Nordstrom Dillard’s Bikini Lab has me stoked for summer! Although I’m currently landlocked in Utah, I plan to test these babies out on some actual beaches this summer. Anyone want to join?! xoxo, Karlee Shop …

Half Tees: My New Fave

I love layering. Always have, probably always will. If you’re with me, you too can appreciate the dimension that layering adds to an outfit. It somehow makes you look a little more put together, like you really planned things out. I just got my very first, of two, Half Tees and I am obsessed. Not only does it add that needed variant texture, but I am also a person who is literally always cold, so it keeps me nice and toasty (hallelujah!). Another amazing thing about them is that it’s only half a shirt, (woohoo!) so you don’t get that nasty bulkiness that you often have to deal with when layering. You can kiss your hulking, bunching fabric goodbye! So, if you’re a layering gal like me, Half Tees are something that you may want to check out. xoxo, Karlee Shop my look: half tee | dress | button up | shoes | watch | bracelet(s)

Spring Sandals

I am a person who deeply appreciates light jacket/sandal weather. Like, a lot. All day. Count me in. Thankfully it’s time for spring sandals–woohoo! After a cold winter, the sun has finally shown itself (and let’s be honest, it’s about time). We even ate outside today WITHOUT WINTER BOOTS! Believe me that is something to cheer about. This spring look is super easy and perfect for an intro into the new season. And uh, these Gee WaWa sandals. Whoa. They are SO comfy. Pillows for your feet, I’m tellin’ ya. Also, I’ve been experimenting a lot with my makeup routine (eeek), but I have goals people! I reeeally want to start blogging more about beauty. I’m no expert, but I am definitely learning! If you’re like me and you’re not one hundred percent sure what to put on your face, no worries–we will learn together! So, stay tuned for that. It’ll be fun. We can be beauty exploration BFFs. xoxo, Karlee Shop my look: jacket | gingham | jeans (similar here & here) | top | sandals | …

The Mykonos Dress

Gold strappy booties are my jam. Really anything gold (I’m the queen of gold bangle bracelets). This dress? Also a goodie. I’m always a fan of cute and comfy. Always. But really, who isn’t? Nutella and strawberries on waffles, also my jam. True story, the last time that I went to Vegas, our hotel had mini travel sized Nutella packets and fresh strawberries. So, you bet your bottom dollar that’s what I ate for breakfast every morning. No waffles though. I’m pretty jealous of everyone that gets to see Adele in concert. I feel like we could be great pals. Coconut sticky rice gelato is delicious (you should try it) and sneakers are also my BFF/all I want these days. So, there you have it folks! Some of my random thoughts + a perfect spring look! xoxo, Karlee Shop my look: dress | booties | sunglasses