All posts tagged: denim

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. …

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 …

The Learning Curve

In college, as an education major, my professors instilled in us the idea of being a life long learner. Be willing to adapt, willing to mold, and willing take on challenges. In education, this seems obvious, but I apply that concept, or I at least try to, in all aspects of life.  Because I am undergoing a new position at work (which I’m suuuper stoked about), I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of becoming a life long learner. I’m learning SO many new things– Fascinating new concepts and ideas that up until this point I haven’t been familiar with, and I’m also able to apply knowledge that I’ve attained from other jobs that I’ve held or experiences that I’ve had. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It not only pushes me to be creative and innovative, but it’s also extremely rewarding. Making progress in something, whether it be school, work, home life, is so gratifying to me and helps me find a purpose.  I know this post is short, but I just wanted to …

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Easy Dress & Leather Heels

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. I love that quote. I love the depth of it. Think about it– You step into your own shoes every day, right? You may step into heels or sneakers or sandals, but they’re yours and you go about your day in them. How you live your life in your shoes is your choice and yours alone. You can waive to a stranger on the street, or give a nice compliment. You can open the door for a person in need, or simply smile. Many times it can be easier to ignore the world around you and only focus on what’s happening in your life, in your shoes. But what about everybody else? What about living life in their shoes? When you think about conquering the world you may think about big things, end-game dreams, which is great, we all do it. But I guess lately, I just want to conquer my day. Did I accomplish the tasks that I wanted to? Did I come …

Newage Backpack

Story time. Over the past few months, I have been yearning for a Michael Kors backpack. I could just imagine myself strolling through town with an adorable vegan leather pouch strapped to my back. I kept seeing them over and over again (it’s like they were haunting me). But, unfortunately, I don’t have an extra $378 lying around. Woof. Maybe next year. But then, oh and this is the best part, something miraculous happened. I found Sorial (praising hands emoji)! This is the treasure. ‘X’ marks the spot. I have found the gold, people! And this is why: Amazing thing number one, I don’t need a baller status cash flow because my Sorial backpack cost less than HALF the price of my previously coveted Michael Kors and I like it even better. Amazing thing number two, you can use code KARLEE30 for an extra 30% off of your order from Sorial. Say whaaaa? Yeah, it’s fabulous. They offer everything from tiny fringe clutches, big, fabulous vegan leather totes, to my favorite, fancy, I am your BFF backpacks. So, really …

Sweater Weather

Oh, Vegas how fabulously warm you are. It was so nice to actually feel the sun for a change. It’s been way too long since I’ve been able to walk around in a t-shirt. Plus, with all of the hustle and bustle of the convention, I definitely got my exercise, which I totally need to do more often. But, that’s a whole other topic… Yes, Vegas was great and sunny, but now it’s back to sweater weather here in Utah. Although I am SO ready for spring, I can handle it being cold for a bit longer only because I get to enjoy layering up. If you’re like me, you feel like layering basically saves your life when you step outside because you feel as if the cold air might actually stop your heart this time. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but honestly, it’s so cold! Cozy cardigans save me and I love a layered look, so there’s that too. Sadly, this comfy plaid cardigan is all sold out, but Paige Avenue (such a cute little shop) …