Black For Fall & Summer

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Although fall has already arrived, I still can’t help but to slowly transition out of the summer phase. The weather has not been much of a help either, and yet I usually take for granted the summer nights and days. While I already want to get fall started, I know ill have those mixed feelings of being stuck between hot and cold. So….here is my mixture combined into one. And of course you can never go wrong with black right?

A touch of oxfords and scarfs make the final result look great for both summer and fall.

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WEARING:

WHO WHAT WEAR Pajama Shirt

 

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Target Does It Again

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Color has been hitting me hard lately. It has given me an uplift in a way that is helping me see life in a more exquisite way. Sure, what do I know about life, but Ill tell you that I know far enough to say that each minute spent with your loved ones is far more important than whatever you’re stressing about right now. And yes, bills are important but there is more to life than bills. Anyway, enough about that, lets take a moment to admire the beauty of this colorful striped skirt.

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Target sure did do it again! I mean I just sit and stare at my skirt when I feel like I lack inspiration in my life, and boy does it give me life. I just knew I had to have it the second I bumped into it. It’s also great because you can pair it with whatever your heart desires. I used to see life pitch dark two years ago, but ever since then Ive learned that a little color never hurts.

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Much Love, Karen ❤

WEARING: On Sale!!!

TARGET SKIRT

 

Turning Dresses into Shirts

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Monday calls for a new wardrobe check. My closet has not been getting any updates recently so a girls gotta so what a girls gotta do lol. That means getting super creative, which is the beauty of fashion. Certain dresses that are not so lengthy are a big plus in my book because it means they can double as tank tops. And with the hot weather staying until September, finding ways to reuse my clothes is on my list. Adding high heels is the glam finishing touch.

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Much Love, Karen ❤

The Modern Gladiator

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Im not trying to be all feminist here and say that women are better than men, but women do deserve a ton of credit when it comes to fighting. Being a mom, I can see everything my mom and my grandma and all moms and non moms out there have had to go through, and yet still little to no credit is given to them.

Women are the rock of all families. When everything else seems to be falling apart, there we are, going to the rescue. But why not go to the rescue for ourselves?

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While putting together this outfit I stopped and realized that although those gladiator days are over, we still have our battles to fight. And what better way to fight them than by looking stylish? I believe we all deserve to feel at our best, even when we are at our worst.

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Dress up today, tomorrow, and the day after that because you are the modern gladiator ready to fight your problems one stylish outfit at a time 🙂

Much love, Karen ❤

 Sandals , Ross skirt , Faux leather bag

My Experience In South Lake Tahoe

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The past week was a pretty hectic week, mostly for me since I struggle with wardrobe problems and trying to plan lol, and at the same time it was an exciting adrenaline! My husband and I had been wanting to go somewhere not too far out from California to end the summer, and the first thing on our minds was Lake Tahoe.

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Both my husband and I have never been to Lake Tahoe and we found it really fascinating (those instagram pictures really sold us!) how beautiful and serene it looks up there.

The road trip was definitely a long one ( 9 hours 😀 ) but since we had great company with us, we were not bored one single minute 🙂

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As soon as we touched down, we decided to go to our hotel and take a much needed nap. After wards we decided to just spend the rest of the evening walking around town and look for some nice souvenirs.  Everything was going very well…as far as we saw.

The next day we got up bright and early to go on our way towards Incline Village to see the famous Sand Harbor beach. Im telling you those pictures on Instagram really look dreamy …(sigh).

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When we arrived we noticed the beach was closed due to a high amount of people wanting to get in. So we waited until it reopened. While we waited we decided to go for some snacks. Let me tell you that there is no customer service at all! The people over there talk to one as they please, and the are definitely not polite. Once the park reopened, we decided to head on back. Along the way we thought we had seen the entrance, and we went in. To our surprise, when we pulled over we were not greeted well by a lady who happened to work there. It took us by surprise the way she was speaking (which was in a very rude way!) that we felt very unwelcome and unwanted.

We decided to let it go and just enjoy our time at the beach.Let me just say that the water is so amazing and beautiful! I loved the way it changes colors from light to light aqua blue. Its definitely worth visiting.  While on the beach, we noticed plenty of people starring at us. It was a very strange feeling, but again we payed no attention to it. Then when we least expected it, a thunderstorm came along. We were forced to exit. The sad part is that I was only able to capture a few images of the beauty of Sand Harbor.

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When returning to our hotel, we saw a nice Thai restaurant and of course we decided to pull over. We made our way in and were greeted in a welcoming way. The only issue was that once we were seated, the people next to us decided that they did not want to be near us. And the ones surrounding us just starred. It was a very uncomfortable situation that we experienced but we were so glad to finally be heading home the next day.

Don’t get me wrong, Lake Tahoe is extremely beautiful. The nature is so welcoming and the weather as well, but the people are not so much.

It was indeed a very great experience for all of us, and with this we learned that we are not going back any time soon and that “home sweet home” will forever be our Long Beach, California.

I still don’t understand why we can’t all treat each other with respect?

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Have you ever been to South Lake Tahoe? If so, was your experience the same? I would love to know 🙂

White Jeans Done Right

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Wearing: MATTALOU shoes, MATTALOU suede bag / 3 piece choker set, LEVIS jeans, FOREVER 21 top

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High rise jeans have been revolutionary this year. I did not understand the concept of this trend, but after finding these white levis on sale at Ross, I immediately understood how all the gals fall in love with the high waist.

If you’re like me, having a child can really change how your body once used to be and high waist jeans are that helping hand when you want to cover up that belly. The other thing is the color. White and black colors do so much for our bodies without us realizing it! Since its summer, white is the way to go, and it not only keeps your legs cool but it helps pop any color tank or blouse you have on, while accentuating your curves.

Do you guys agree or disagree?

Much Love, Karen ❤

Leaf Print Dress: Two Ways

LOOK 1: Summer/Casual Day Look 

White Tee (FOREVER21) , Slip On Dress (SHEINSIDE) , Sneaker Espadrille (MATTALOU)

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Summer is in full swing and being comfy while having a bit of breeze, thats what matters the most in this heat. Style of course comes in second. I have been obsessed with the leaf print dress (so much I need help!) and of course I needed to create a day to night look for this gorgeous slip on dress.

Hats, espadrille sneakers, and cute accessories compliment this leaf print dress so well, you will instantly be looking so stylish everyone will wonder if you are a model (literally, Im a witness to it lol). Its such a nice versatile dress that you can’t go wrong with! Im wearing a small and the price is just below $20! Its a must steal/have which will make all your friends jelly!

I hope you like the two ways I styled this dress and of course, happy friday!

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LOOK 2: Date/Party Night Look

Slip On Dress (SHEINSIDE) , Heels (LOLA SHOETIQUE) , Sunglasses (ZEROUV)

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Much Love, Karen ❤