Author: madamandrews

Clarins Body Fit

Helloooo San Fransisco! Jono and I are just enjoying a little weekend getaway. And the view from our hotel is BOMB. But, let’s talk fitness for a second. It has been one of my goals this year to become more firm. I’m tired of being squishy. I’m not trying to lose inches or anything, I just want to feel… Harder. More toned. It’s not too much to ask for (or so I thought) so I figure it’s a good goal. I’ve discovered that I’m pretty weak #embarrassing. Meh, oh well. I’m working on it! Anyway… While on my new mission to get fit, I discovered this really great product called Body Fit by Clarins and it’s kind of genius. A product that helps reduce cellulite? Like, whaaaaa? I didn’t even know that was a thing! All of the product reviews that I read were amazing, sooo I decided to try it. I’ll admit, even after reading all of the raving reviews I was still a little skeptical, but I’m starting to see a difference! My …

The Perfect Spring Shoe

Real talk– the Free People Royale is one of spring’s “it” shoes and one of my personal favorites. The design is so perfect for warm weather, which we’re all hoping is headed our way soon. These beauties have been sold out basically everywhere, but I’ve found them for you! Seaside Soles has them available in this rich cognac color, and they also have them available in black. There are a lot of copycat versions out there, but I’ll be the first to tell you that they aren’t the same as the real thing. Personally, I would much rather splurge on a nice pair of shoes than pay for something that I know will fall apart after one season. Nothing peeves me more than unreliable, uncomfortable, give you blisters kind of shoes– They’re the worst! I will forever love this fabulous pair of shoes! The leather is so rich and the sole molds to your foot as if it were made just for you! Seaside Soles also has other great styles– Totally check them out. You can find …

Mix N’ Match Style

Sometimes I just like to incorporate more than one trend into my look. Yes, I may get over zealous at times, (lots of wardrobe changes until I find the right combo) but mixing and matching is fun! I’ve listed three of my favorite trends to combine right now– Let me know what you think! The Ascot. Bandanas & silky ascot scarves are coming back for spring. It’s time to ditch your thick knit scarf and get something lighter for the sunnier days that lie ahead. Embroidery (duh). You’re probably sick of me talking about my embroidery obsession at this point… I just can’t help myself! It adds such beautiful detail! A new spin on an old classic. Remember enamel pins from your younger years? Well, they’re coming back and they’re as cool as ever. You also need to check out these killer knotted sandals from Maude. I’d size up though. Mine are a tad snug! I want to see your mix n’ match style! Don’t be afraid to branch out and sport different colors and patterns. …

How To Dress Up Your Hoodie

Athleisure, in all its forms, has entrenched itself into current fashion trends and it isn’t going anywhere soon. It has become a part of everyday women’s fashion, so embrace it! Work it girrrl. So yes, we love our hoodies and our leggings. We dote over sneakers and baseball hats have become our new BFF. Sooo what about dressing these pieces up? Can it be done? Of course it can! With an anything goes attitude, you’ll be dressing up your leisure clothes in no time. How? Well, here are the 4 steps to a killer look: 1. Add a sophisticated statement piece. For this look, I decided to go with a leopard clutch, but I could have easily paired the hoodie with a rad leather jacket for the same effect. 2. Dress your feet. Your shoes say it all! Pair your sweatshirt with some killer mules or even a pair of heels to add an extra touch of poise. 3. What’s on the bottom? I decided to go with some distressed skinnies and a western belt, but …

Loungewear In Town

Loungewear is my life right now. I can’t deny it. For Christmas I just asked for sweatshirts and for my birthday… Well, Jono got me leggings and sneakers– It’s exactly what I wanted!  The need for comfort has superseded all else… What else is new? HA!  I’ve pretty much decorated every inch of our house at this point… I’ll be posting more home oriented blog posts soon and I’m super stoked about. So stay tuned! This dress/tunic situation is sooo comfy. I think I might need to snag it in grey too! I’m trying to grow out my bangs right now (I think) so I’ve been wearing a lot of baseball hats, like this one. Plus, it works great for greasy hair days 😉 I really like geometric earrings lately, so I picked these up at Maude too.  Wishing you a wonderful and worry free President’s Day! These sneakers are on a President’s Day mega sale right now (hooray!). You can shop them (and the rest of my look) below! xoxo, Karlee     Thanks to Maude …

How to Make Your Half Bath Look Like A Million Bucks

As you already know, I’ve been decorating like a literal mad woman these days. Look out home stores, I’m coming for you! This week I’ve joined forces with the amazing Lemon and their wallpaper supplier Photowall to bring you the best looking half bathroom in all the land, and tips on how to do it yourself! 1. Pizazz-Up Your Walls A small half bath is the absolute perfect place to experiment with bold patterns and colors– Let your freak flag fly! Because it’s a small space, it can be a delicate balance between energizing your room with killer designs and overwhelming your guests with too much eye candy. Be careful not to overdo it with too many accessories. 2. More Foot Room Open things up a little bit, show your guests that you have a floor! Large, bulky cabinet sinks can be appealing for storage purposes, but a more petite choice like a pedestal sink adds much more floor space. When it comes to half baths, the need to not feel trapped, aka opening up some …

Sweater Weather– Always

Turtleneck sweaters are one of my staples right now– They’re just too comfy to pass up! Lauryn from Lauryncakes and I decided to sport our comfy sweaters together for a super easy, everyday look. You know that’s my jam 😉 I’ve literally worn this very outfit way too many times the last month #noshame. Turtleneck sweaters really seem to be everywhere right now. The more the merrier! If I could, I’d own one in every color. The oversized kind, which are my fave, are just so easy to throw on. And I love anything that I can easily pair with jeans and feel good about it. So, you want to stay warm this winter? Get yourself a turtleneck sweater– They are the beeeeest. I’ve linked some options below that I either own, or would like to own. And deets from mine and Lauryn’s looks!     Hope you had a great Monday! xoxo, Karlee

Sleek Design

So Jono and I finally went and signed up for a gym pass– It’s been a long time coming. Snow boarding this season has made me realize that my body doesn’t bounce back quite as quickly as it used to, ha. One of my 2017 goals is to get in shape, so wish me luck! They offer yoga and circuit training at my work as well… It’s a goal of time to take advantage of it! Let’s hope I can drag my butt out of bed and get there in the morning… On another note, I can’t believe it’s almost February! That means I’m almost 25… A quarter of a century! Jono totally thought that I was turning 24 and I was convinced that I was turning 26, ha. It’s hard for me to keep track now, I can’t imagine how it’ll be when I get older! About this look– This bag from Hieleven has been attached to my hip– Literally. It’s such a fun size and I love the sleek, modern design. It’s been a …

5 Denim Trends You Need To Know for 2017

It’s denim’s time to shine– There’s no denying that. The denim trends of 2016 are carrying over to the new year in fresh ways and I’m stoked about it. Although I’m a fan of almost every denim trend right now, I’ve joined forces with the lovely Lauryn from lauryncakes.com to show you the denim dress + overall trend in action. Personally, I love the layering aspect. There are so many different ways to style these denim pieces, but we went pretty casual with it. Our looks are both so easy to throw on for an everyday fashionista look (without a lot of effort) 😉 What about the other 4? You know the trends, we saw all kinds of distressed denim in 2016, no surprise there. Flares made a comeback and two toned denim made quite a splash as well. The embroidery trend has been one of my absolute faves and of course the denim dress/overall trend has also stolen my heart! So here they are, the fabulous 5: 1.Distressed denim– It’s probably safe to say that …

That Tunic Thing

My hubby and I have been binge watching the OC… I feel like I’m in high school again, ha. Seth Coen aka Adam Brody was my celebrity crush growing up. It’s funny because he’s now become Jono’s favorite character too. Great minds think alike 😉 It’s basically a teenage soap opera, but I have no shame! I remember watching it real time (I had one of those teeny TVs with a built in VHS player in my room) #oldschool. Every week I would sit on the phone with my friend, who was also fully entrenched in the show, during the entirety of that week’s episode. We would oooo and ahhh and share our thoughts during the commercials. Ahhh what a show! Watching it again now brings back so many silly memories! Anyway, I’m still a sucker for embroidery– No news there.  It dominated my 2016, and I think it’ll do the same for 2017. I just can’t get enough! Another 2016 trend that’s here to stay? Tassels. See my other look with Urban Expressions bags here, here …