New Desires

After taking time off for a much needed “me time”, I learned that I should do that more often (okay, maybe not every week) but in doing so it allows me to discover and imput new things that I probably would have never thought of, or even pictured myself wearing into my everyday life. This of course leads me to sports bras.


Now I personally have always had a great body, that obviously was before I got pregnant,  and to be super honest….I had been avoiding wearing anything that could possibly show my stomach. Even the tiniest peekaboo, I would pass on it. It never occurred to me that after being a mom I was not going to be myself again (body wise). I tried a ton of ways to lose my flabby belly skin. I even got to the point were I was willing to take pills in order to lose my fatness. And it turned out to be the greatest thing that I could have stumbled upon.


I learned that being a mom does not mean that you are restricted from wearing certain things. We (moms) are the rocks of our families, and sure we may never have some alone time ever again, but that is the beauty of motherhood. And since we always put ourselves last, in fashion we should put ourselves first! Respecting and learning to love our bodies is worth more than any  materialistic object. So go ahead and wear your favorite sports bra with your office blazer or coat! Our bodies deserve to be flaunted ❤


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Much Love, Karen ❤




Black For Fall & Summer


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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WHO WHAT WEAR Pajama Shirt


Why Culottes Are My Best Weapon


Culottes have this je ne sais quoi feel to them. I cannot explain how many times they have saved me from not knowing what to wear to pairing them with such a stylish top, thus equaling to a super chic stylish outfit. They are literally life savers (in my fashion world of course). These cute ones I was able to find at Forever 21 for such an amazing low price!



No matter how often I decide to wear them, they are the only piece of clothing I have no problem repeating. It makes me feel like if I am rocking any type of shoes or top whenever I have them on. Although they are the best, I think I need more in different colors. A girl can never have too many culottes, right? 🙂


Flower tank top / Culottes

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

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 ❤


Summer Favorite: Espadrille Sneaker

Hi everyone! I can’t explain the joy I am having right now, and that is all due to shoes! Yes I know sounds funny right, but I have been eyeing espadrille sneakers ever since the day they came out, but of course being a fashion blogger doesn’t always mean I get to keep up with the trends every time they come out. It seems ironic not to be, but in these times who isn’t on a budget?! And all of this to say that my espadrille dream came true thanks to MATTALOU!

This local boutique shop in Long Beach, CA has the most unique items you can possibly ever imagine! And their shoes, well they are love at first sight! I have found great items at affordable prices. The espadrille sneaker was no exception and I immediately had to have it. It was the perfect staple for summer. The comfiness is UNBELIEVABLE! I can literally walk for 3 hrs and not feel sore at all. The best part is that it pairs well with anything I want to wear, and its extremely stylish (of course :)).

Check out MATTALOU’S Instagram: Click Here

What do you guys think of espadrille sneakers? Would you wear them 🙂


Wearing: MATTALOU espadrille sneakers / MATTALOU pineapple clutch / MATTALOU beach hat



Much Love, Karen ❤

I choose to be French




I remember when I was little many adults would always tell us consistently to be who ever we wanted to be. Well, I decided to take that word of advice and actually put it to the test. I, being a 20 something year old decided to go out in my most ultimate french attire I could come up with (I don’t really own many striped shirts, sigh) and walk around the streets of Long Beach, Ca. Of course, you guessed it, I got so many eyes following me everywhere I turned. But I was very shocked to see an older lady that looked to be in her mid 60’s wearing a red beret which made me feel that I was not alone in this lol. So my word of advice is to try different things every once in a while, especially because life can become a routine at some point and adding some spice can defiantly get you out of that blackhole. It’s never too late to try something entirely new, even when it comes to your wardrobe.


Forever 21 beret // Tommy Hilfiger poncho // Sam Edelman knee-high boots

Much Love,

Karen ❤