All posts tagged: dress

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.

Slip Dress Layering

I’m sure you’ve seen it everywhere at this point, but I am LOVING the slip dress layering trend. I’ve never been a person who has felt all that comfortable in a tank (I just can’t get past the side-boob) sooo layering up is really the perfect option for me. If you’re a layering gal, you’re going to like this post 😉 Here are my top 5 reasons why you should try slip dress layering: The combinations are virtually endless. Pair your dress with solids, prints, short sleeve, long sleeve, you name it! Same dress, different layering combo! This trend transitions well from season to season. The layering doesn’t have to stop at what’s under your dress. Throw on a killer leather moto jacket for fall, or a denim jacket for spring. Bada bing bada boom. It pushes your style creativity. You’re bound to find a combo with what you already have in your closet. Have some fun with this trend. No rules allowed 😉 Have a killer dress that’s too low to wear by itself? Layer …

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 …

Pop of Red

  I’m not usually a person that is drawn to red– I never wear it. Maroons and deep burgundy I can get away with, but bright red tends to not look so hot with my skin tone. A pop of red however, now I can do that! I’m a fan of having a bright pop of color. I like my neutrals, but some sort of pop can add needed pizazz. It’s nice to have a colored purse to switch out when I get sick of my usual one. I found this baby at Urban Expressions! It’s a nice change– I like the shape 🙂 Life right now is basically recovering from the holidays. It’s like we need a vacation from the vacation– It’s exhausting! Unfortunately Jono had a sick day today (fever and a headache). I hate when he’s sick. It’s such a bummer! True story– We have this massive tall-tee like hoodie that we call “the sick hoodie”, ha. I’m not sure how it started, but we both wear it when we’re sick. It’s soooo cozy. …

The New Year (Almost)

Can you believe that it’s almost 2017?! I can’t. It seems pretty unreal… I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing lately. When you’re making big life decisions, or at the start of a new year, it tends to happen. My husband and I were talking about our childhoods, what we liked, etc. and we both recalled enjoying the cartoon, The Jetsons. As we were talking, we both wondered what time period the cartoon was attempting to emulate. I was curious, so I looked it up– It’s 2062. Only 45 more years people! Then we’ll have flying cars 😉 It may not yet be 2062, but 2017 is creepin’ up reeeal fast. You hear all of the marketing slogans for 2017 right about now. New year, new you. It’s always the same. But, it did get me thinking… What will 2017 bring? Who will I be? What will I do? What will I accomplish? Luckily, I don’t have to answer all of those questions today, ha. For right now, I can just bask in the Nordstrom …

A New Kind of Maxi

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN INSANE. Yes, insane. Crazy. Nuts. I cannot believe that Friday is tomorrow. Can’t believe it! Work has been a little bonkers, but good bonkers. Although I do feel like I’m getting sick again… I’ve had a few events this week that were BOMB. Not because of sponsors or anything like that (although the sponsors were great), but honestly because of the people that I was able to hang with. I love catching up with old friends, and cultivating new friendships. It’s so refreshing. Believe me, I LOVE my husband, but it’s nice to have some lady time. You know, when you laugh so hard that you think you might wet yourself? It’s SO needed. I know this post is short (I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I need more time, time time…), but I just wanted to share a tidbit of life right now and this new kind of maxi that I’m diggin’. And by new I mean, not plain old stretchy fabric that clings to you. I mean …

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White Lace Dress

I’ve always loved lace. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s just something about wearing a lace dress that makes you feel like a princess. Don’t you think? When I was engaged and on the hunt for a wedding dress, I knew that I wanted mine to be white lace. It ended up being a mixture off gorgeous lace and fluffy tulle. Boy did I feel like royalty! Although this midi dress may not being a wedding gown, I still feel a tinge of excitement when I put it on. It makes me feel, well… pretty. And every girl deserves to feel beautiful! Perhaps it’s the femininity of lace, or it’s detailed quality, but either way I’m always in! And this BAG! OMG. I could just die over the embroidered leather. It’s such a perfect piece for this transition into fall too. This ornate lace dress + this intricate satchel bag— It’s a magical combo. I snagged em’ both from Dezzal. If you create an account on their site, you get 20% off on your first order 😉 …

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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 …

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Comfy Maxi

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, let me tell you. Our move-in date for our new home keeps getting pushed back over and over again and it’s been quite the emotional roller coaster. Moving into a home is stressful enough but add on that it’s our very first home and that issues beyond our control keep coming to the surface which prevent us from moving in? Well, let’s just say that I’m beyond frustrated. Our situation may not be unique (I’ve heard horror stories about home buying that put our seemingly small issues to shame) but regardless, our situation is making me feel a little trapped, very anxious and… Crazy. Thankfully I have my sweet husband to fall back on (thank heaven for him). I’ve been working from home, many times in my robe (don’t judge me), but there are definitely days where I’d like to feel/look cute, but jeans are far from an option. This comfy maxi dress has saved me! While I work and prep and feel like I’m running around with my head chopped off …