Month: September 2016

The Perfect Office & How to Achieve it

If there’s one space in your home that inspires you, it should be your office. It is where you work, after all… Where you formulate and perfect all of your killer #girlboss ideas! I’ve spent the last two months curating items for my office that inspire me and it’s finally finished! I’m a little like Goldilocks… Different pieces of furniture have come and gone until I felt that it was juuust right! And who knows, maybe I’ll make a few tweaks here and there (I probably will), but the important part is that the space feels like mine. After all of my decorating, I have a few tips on how to create an inspiring, uplifting, and positive space for yourself: 1. Be Bold. Decide what you want as a focal point in your space and build from there. I chose this killer Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper from Lavender Fields as my starting point and went from there. Every decor and furniture piece was carefully chosen after that as not to clash with the pretty pineapples. …

Lace & Leather

Lace and leather– The irresistible combo. It’s really difficult to go wrong with a classic lace dress and I always love a leather jacket. The only sad part is, where I reside, I can’t wear it for much longer. Now that September is at its end, I start to get really excited about the holiday season. Fall is basically nonexistent, you can now see snow on the mountain tops. Although it is a little sad because it means that it’s about to get ridiculously cold, it also means that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner– Yippee! If you can squeeze a little more sun out of the year wherever you live, this dress is great for fall. It’s so easy to glam up a bit, like I did with my leather jacket, and at the same time, detailed enough to stand in its own. I hope that you’re enjoying the season while it lasts! xoxo, Karlee Shop:  

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Cat Eyes (Meow)

Every day this week feels like it should have been Friday. Some weeks, I just don’t sleep. I lay in bed all night with my eyes closed trying my best to catch some Zs. Didn’t really happen for me this week. Ugh.  BUT I do have some really fun/cool stuff in the works for you, so get ready! First thing on my mind– Sunglasses. Here are my top 3 reasons why sunglasses are a must have accessory, and not just for summer. No makeup, no problem. Throw on some mirror sunglasses to cover up those under eye bags. We all do it! No one will ever know how tired you really are… Shield the sun, duh. Obviously if the sun is shining bright, you’ll need some killer sunnies to avoid the squint. Visors just aren’t a good look these days. Ain’t nobody got time for that. They’re the icing on the cake. Sunglasses can make you look a lot more put together than you actually are (that’s why I love them). There’s something about a …

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Conquering the Sniffles

It’s been a rough few days as my husband and I have both been sick. Bleh. It tends to happen as the seasons change, so we just have to roll with it! Although we’ve been in our new house almost 2 months now, any sort of cold/flu remedy supplies seem to have been lost in the move. So, we knew that we needed to make that dreaded “sick trip” to the grocery store and stock up on supplies. I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve never been a person that buys tissues. I’ve purchased those little mini packs at the dollar store to keep in my purse or car, those come in handy, but never for the house. I now feel like I’ve been living like a barbarian. When I told my husband that we were headed to Sam’s Club to pick up a jumbo box of Puff’s Plus Lotion tissues, he was unreasonably excited. But then I used them on my raw little snot nose and decided that his excitement was totally reasonable. …

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Marvelous Metallic

  Although by the end of summer I’m really ready for it to be over, I always get nervous as it ends. Fall is my very favorite season, but in Utah you’re lucky if it lasts a few weeks. I get anxious about summer ending because it means that winter is right around the corner. A girl has got to get the most out of the time that she has left with the sun! As summer turns into fall, my shoe choices immediately gravitate toward booties. This year however, I’m trying to ease into them a little more. Sadly Birkenstock season is over, but I still want my toes to enjoy the last bit of warmth that the year has left for me. I’m currently loving these from Isola. They’ve been a wonderful transition shoe going into fall. The peep toe is darling and the metallic perforated leather is stunning! They’re a great buy because not only can you wear them now, but you can keep them for next spring and summer. They are classic …

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3 Easy Ways to Stay Motivated

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#NourishWhatsNext #CollectiveBias Confession time– I get hangry (angry-hungry). There’s really no better way to describe it… I get discouraged, exhausted, etc., but the one thing that I don’t do is quit (although at times it may be tempting).  We all have the struggles of the daily grind, each experience unique. Although we may all have different battles to conquer, I believe there are at least a few constants. So, here’s my most simple advice on how to stay energized and motivated throughout your day: Walk around. If you have a job where you’re at a desk for a long time, get up and move. Stretch, take a stroll, whatever you need to do to get your blood flowing. Don’t let that bum get numb 😉 Build relationships. Talk to your coworkers and get to know them! Help each other, build each other up. You can’t #girlboss alone! And for crying out loud, eat! It’s amazing to me how many people forget to …

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5 Reasons Leopard Flats are a Must-Have for Every Wardrobe

It’s been a real busy week! I’ve been working and running errands like crazy, I feel like I haven’t had a second to sit down and relax. Anybody feel me? It’s weeks such as these where you’ll find me in sneakers or flats only! My fave is definitely a leopard flat– It’s a must. If you don’t have some sort of rendition in your closet, you need to hop on this train, girl! And I’ll tell you why– 1. They never go out of style. A leopard print shoe is timeless. Sure, there will always be a “new style”, but when it comes to leopard, the constants are the same. A leopard flat now and a leopard flat in a few years probably won’t look much different. 2. You can wear them as a neutral. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again– Treat leopard print as a neutral! It can be combined with literally any color and looks good with a variety of different prints, so I always utilize that. 3. They are multi-season friendly. Leopard …

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Furbish Studio Kitchen

I looove decorating, always have! I enjoy making a space feel like home. Taking the time to beautify a space, honestly makes me happier. When you are inspired by the rooms within your home, you’re much more likely to have a positive attitude— That’s my theory anyway. Luckily, to help me beautify my home, I stumbled upon an amazing and beautifully curated online hub for super affordable home decor items (I love finding those online gems!). Furbish Studio has some truly gorgeous items that I’m sure you’ll love just as much as I do. The kitchen is one space that if not decorated, can look really sterile. I’ve been really in to making our kitchen feel more homey and the items that I got from Furbish Studio helped make that process super easy! One of the most important things that I’ve tried to remember in decorating our home is that I want every space to feel warm and inviting. I chose these delicate blue geo bowls, the plates that I originally found are sold out, but these ones are super pretty, and …

Lulu & Georgia Overhaul

It’s been so invigorating for me over the last month to get to decorate our new home. I’ve always loved home decor (the entire process in decorating, really) so it’s honestly been a dream come true. Jono and I both feel very fortunate. We agree on most design choices, so he’s pretty much let me have the run of things, which has been so fun for me! Although you can see a warm, feminine touch throughout the various spaces of our home, I have tried to keep most spaces a little more gender neutral. I didn’t want Jono to feel like he was living in my home. It needs to feel like our home, because it is! With that being said, my office has been my opportunity to create a super feminine, bright, girly space. Bring on the pink! I knew that Lulu & Georgia would have the perfect decorative items for the space, so my office overhaul has been the perfect excuse to snag some pieces that I’d been eyeing for a while. Utilizing decorative …

The Perfect White Purse

I remember the first real purse that I got– I was ecstatic. The feel of the leather, the stitching, even the smell. A quality bag can make all of the difference. There’s just something about the perfect purse that makes you feel good, fabulous even. It can complete an outfit in a way that no other accessory can. The right purse can make you feel invincible! Identifying the “perfect purse” often means identifying the right brand. Over the last year, Sorial has become one of my favorites! You can even find the brand at Nordstrom Rack and Bloomingdale’s! Trust me, they’re solid! Sorial is definitely worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for a new purse, handbag, crossbody, clutch, etc. The quality is awesome and the brand is super reasonably priced. You can see how I styled one of their adorable backpacks here. AND if you’re a shop, Sorial will be at Coterie at the Javits Center in NYC September 18th – 20th! If you’re attending as a shop, you need to stop by their booth! This white crossbody dream bag …