All posts tagged: embroidery

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. …

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 …

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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Embroidered Tunic Heaven

This tunic though… I’m in embroidered tunic heaven, #hearteyes. If you read my posts, you’re probably getting sick of me obsessing over embroidered pieces lately. So, I’m sorry but I just can’t stop. Can’t stop, won’t stop. This Free People inspired embroidered tunic is no different– It’s love. AND it’s somehow both summery and appropriate for fall all at the same time. Magical I tell you… It also doesn’t hurt that the Free People version is over a $100 and this one is only $42. Kind of a no brainer, right?! If you can’t already tell, I’m a excited (maybe a little too excited). Side note– If you’re on the hunt for a comfy pair of jeans for fall, you need these. Yes, need. They are part of 7 For All Mankind’s b(air) denim collection and they’re fabulous. So soft, like unreasonably soft… I also featured them in my Blogiversary post. If you see me on the street there’s a very good chance that you’l see me reppin’ this look. Probably more often than I should. Until next time …

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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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Retro Trends

We’re all feeling nostalgic these days. Retro fashion is killing it right now. Let’s take a walk down memory lane shall we? Cat eye sunglasses from the 50’s and 60’s are everywhere lately, and the embroidery of the 70’s is making a comeback. Not to mention the 90’s are alive with chokers and colored denim in full swing. So many trends can be mashed together to create one unique outfit and I LOVE it. Keeps things interesting you know? For this look I’ve combined a few retro pieces, but I’ve also styled these new age heeled clogs from Emu Australia. Let me tell you, these have become some of my very favorite heels because… – Number one, the natural neutral colors can be paired with black or brown which makes things so nice. I’m obsessed with the three straps each in a different natural tone. – Number two, they are way easy to dress up or down– Hallelujah! – And number three, they are super comfy PLUS they’re on sale for 50% off, so now is …

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Embroidery Meets Denim

If there are two things that are hot this season, it’s embroidery and denim. I for one am stoked about embroidery coming back because I’m super drawn to the detail in pieces (give me all of the embroidery)! This dress is perfect for a swim coverup, plus it’s nice and light for summer weather. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love denim? Espadrilles are also exploding right now (I feel like they’re everywhere) which makes these denim espadrilles a double whammy. Yes, they are a total step up from your average beach shoe, but I feel like they are easy enough for a vacation shoe and elaborate enough for an everyday shoe! Not to mention these babies are on SALE! You can snag em’ for 30% off right now at Franco Sarto. Hooray for the weekend! Only one more day! xoxo, Karlee Shop my look: dress | shoes | sunglasses | tote | keychain