Month: April 2017

Sunday Walks

Jono and I decided to take a little stroll by the river on Sunday and it was SO refreshing. It’s hard to get out sometimes because once we both get home from work we’re pretty exhausted. We took this last Sunday as an opportunity to get out of the house and do something other than watch Netflix… We’ve since made it a goal to do more outdoorsy stuff this summer. There are some really great hikes and other outdoor activities in Utah, but we don’t always take advantage like we should. We’ve planned do some camping, definitely more local hikes, and go to Yellowstone this summer (I’ve never been!). We both really enjoy the outdoors, it’s just a matter of making the time to actually go, you know? With work and everything else that we have going on, I feel like our days start filling up so quickly! I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m becoming much more conscious about my skin, and the products that I use. I’ve noticed that my body …

Citrus + Stripes

Are you ready to be a water goddess this summer? Release your inner Ariel and find that faaaab swimsuit! To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with swimsuit shopping. There are a lot of styles that I love, but that don’t look quite right with my proportions… It can be difficult to find a suit that has the right coverage without looking like a grandma. No disrespect to grandmas still rockin’ swimsuits. I applaud you! Anyway, I’ve found that this suit from Albion is a returning favorite style. I actually have this same style in a different print from last year… Yes. I love it that much! I really like high waisted bottoms (IF they are the right cut) because they can be super flattering. If they’re the wrong cut, it can be a mess. Another reason why I love Albion– The fit of their items is stellar. My best advice would be to make sure that your swimsuit is right for you! Here are a few of my favorites from Albion in other …

Periwinkle Blue

I love the colors of spring. Whether soft and subtle, or bright and energetic, spring is a fun time of year to mix things up. For me, having more pieces in my wardrobe that flow easy and have a looser fit work the best for the sunny seasons. I just get too hoot and sweaty if I have tight fit clothing come spring and summer. That’s why I love this periwinkle blue dress from Ruthie Grace. The dress doesn’t have much structure, so it’s really breezy, nice and loose. The color is also perfect for spring and I feel like it really looks great on any skin tone. I’ve paired the dress here with a simple moto jacket and some white leather mules. It would also look great with some metallic sandals and a denim jacket. It’s so basic that it’s so easy to style! What are your favorite colors for spring? I’d love to see how you style them 🙂 I hope that you had a fabulous weekend! Definitely check out Ruthie Grace for some …

Say YES to clogs

Oh how I love me some leather clogs… Let me tell you why— First, they’re actually way comfy. I was kinda nervous, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised! It’s safe to say these babies from Seaside Soles will serve me well this spring. Second, they’re casual enough to wear on an everyday basis, but cool enough to wear on the weekend too. Woohoo! And third, well these Free People clogs bring the funk back into your life. So come on, join in! Partake in keeping the 70’s alive! It’s a flash from the past, but with a twist! I’ve paired them here with a light pink bandana and my cord pinafore dress to keep the retro vibes alive. I know I’ll be enjoying my clog-filled bohemian spring! Check out my other look with Seaside Soles here 🙂 Have a great rest of your week! xoxo, Karlee Shop: Clogs (exact)     Thanks to Seaside Soles for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

All Gray Everything

It’s been a stressful week at work, so I’m glad that it’s almost the weekend! I’m also pumped that it finally stopped raining so that I can bring out all of my suede + leather faves… I love a leather bucket bag because it’s perfect both functionally and for style. This one from Dagne & Dover has really great compartments inside which is seriously a luxury. All of their bags are really function, designed specifically for girls on the go. I love this one because of the fun geometric pattern on the lower half. It’s a nice special touch! As for this gray suede piece of heaven, it’s from ILY Couture– One of my favorite boutiques. They have really cute graphics all of the time. I own this pullover and these comfy joggers. I’d been eyeing this jacket for a while, so when I saw that ILY had it I knew I needed to get one for myself. I just love the silhouette. It’s such a better shape AND quality than any other suede jackets …

Seasonal Stripes & Metallics

It’s been an exhausting day people. It’s like the never ending Tuesday… But I’ve been excited to talk about a few spring trends that are super easy to accomplish👌🏼 When thinking of spring trends, light pastels and florals always come to mind– That’s a given. But this season, I’m especially loving the all things stripes trend and all of the metallic options. Statement stripes, banker stripes, seaside stripes… You name it, it’s happening. And metallics? They’re everywhere! Metallic skirts, tops and shoes (my personal fave). I’ve put together a very casual toned down version of any sort of lavish trend. I wanted to showcase a super easy Saturday look with stripes + metallics that’s totally doable! I went a little nautical by adding in the red ascot. These baby scarves… I can’t get enough! I also have to mention that these heels are super comfy. Definitely easy to walk in for extended periods of time (if you need to). And I treat gold as a neutral, so it’s hard to find something that they don’t go with! …

5 Ways to Achieve a Dreamy (and affordable) Guest Bedroom

Having trouble putting together your guest bedroom? Fear not! I have 5 tips to ensure your guest bed is killer! 1. It should be a peaceful space. Neutrals are great for guest bedrooms because they’re naturally calming. Veer away from overwhelming colors as not to give your guests a headache. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have color, just use colors as accents, not your main source. Simple curtains and duvet covers are not only great solid pieces, but they’re generally less expensive than ornately detailed pieces.     2. Keep things cozy. Give your guest some blankets. Even if they don’t end up using them, as a guest it’s nice to feel like you have what you need and avoid any awkwardness in asking. Try a blanket basket. It’s cute annnd functional.     3. Try mixing a few different styles of decor. When you utilize more than one style, your guests are more likely to feel at home. When your guest room is too modern it can feel cold and uninviting. If it’s …

Suede Meets Sandals

The weather has been a little up and down lately and I’m sick of it at this point. Anybody feel me? I feel like every time I look out the window like yeeeah it’s going to be sunny and warm today, I step outside and it’s COLD. Bleh. We’ve had a few actual warm days, but the weather has mostly been a tease. But that won’t stop me from wearing sandals! My hope is that by wearing them, I’ll send all the good warm weather vibes my way. Right?! 😉 Lately my sandals of choice are these blue suede beauties from Sofft. They are incredibly comfy. Heaven knows I’ll be wearing them way too often this season! I even have two similar styles from last summer (yes, I love them that much). They’re great because they pair well with athleisure and a girl has got to have her leggings! I just can’t even wait for summer. I daydream of being poolside somewhere tropical… Anyway, definitely check out the Mira Sandal from Sofft. The quality honestly can’t be …