04-28-2016

Miranda Frye Jewelry

Going back to amazing partnerships, this is one I’m cheerishing to this day!! I have purchased Miranda Frye jewelry before because I LOVE her style. MF pieces are dainty, delicate, modern and without a doubt they make a statement. Simple and chic, pretty much translates everything I really love as far as aesthetics and style. That being said I don’t have to explain how thrilled I was when I received a package with some more pieces…I’m telling you girls it just makes me want MORE….honey please don’t read this – or just place an order for Mother’s Day, will you?! (Yes!!!)

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I have to say this is one of my favorite pics! My tan is at it’s peak making the jewelry stand out even more ♥

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Miranda Frye: Titan Navette Hoop Earrings; Edge Cuff; Vapor Midi Ring (I also wear it in my pinky); Dash Ring; Grace Ring (my personal favorite!).

All the clothing info you’ll find it at this post

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This shows anothe look with the same pieces but more relaxed, it just shows how the jewelry can really mix and match with any style!

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04-26-2016

Miami Series: Key Biscayne – The Ritz Carlton

Katie, a friend who used to work with me says The Ritz Carlton is LIFE and the rest is just the rest…I guess I couldn’t have found better words to describe the ultimate luxury of TRC hotels. I first heard of the chain back in the 90’s when dad along with mom won a trip to the US along with a group for best sales performers of the year through 3M Brazil (where he retired from). Well guess what? 3M put them all at the TRC in different states and boy they came back home with every little token imaginable, we had Ritz Carlton mini soaps, shampoos, body creams and shower caps for months…silly? Well not when you have not seen anything like it! Years later we visited TRC in Beaver Creek, CO – to this day the most amazing one I’ve come across.

So Desi suggested we spend the day in Key Biscayne and have lunch at The Ritz Carlton and both Maria and I jumped at it – YES PLEASE! Then again lunch and drinks cost a small fortune but hey it was a treat. Private beach, no need to carry chairs and umbrellas and the view….the people….the ice cream is prettier and even the air smells rich, if you know what I mean! Hehehehe. We took long walks and relaxed before hitting the bar and having amazing fish tacos and $20 dollar margaritas (yikes! They were pretty good though!!). At the end of the day we stopped at the café before heading home. I seriously wish I had taken more pics, everything was dreamy! A room there cost anywhere from $400 a night to $4k, I’m guessing they have packages for drinks and snacks also available.

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And there we went….playing chic!

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This view alone was priceless! I found this hat at the local Burlington (same as TJMaxx, Marshalls, etc). I thought it was very Chanel 🙂

Inessa color blocket tunic – BCBG Max Azria; Tory Burch Miller patent leather sandal; Givenchy 58MM square sunnies.

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I know it’s tacky to take my LV neverfull to the beach but it was either that or nothing. I had no room for a beack bag in my suitcase. Either way I want to say it was a great choice, the bag is enourmous and fits everything you can think of: extra set of clothes, beach towel, extra flip flops, makeup bag (just a few basics), phone, camera, etc.

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Lunch time yummies!! Some things are worth the splurge, this is one of them 🙂

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04-21-2016

Sole of Brasil

In a blogger’s life you have to make choices everyday. Those choices can be something like spending time with family and friends or write a “quick” post, clean the house and cook or write a blog post, watch your favorite show or write a blog post, or even when to put yourself together and beg your peeps to take pics for a post. Other times you must make more important choices such as whether to pick up products to feature (partner with companies) or not. My blogging road has been a long one with a few awesome successes and some epic failures and guess what, I’m still trying to figure out my identity! Now a days I’m busy with my full time job and thanks to maturity and faith I’ve set my priorities to where I’m comfortable with my choices and am not afraid to say no and take a breather!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it takes time, lots of time in my case for the right partnerships to come along, so don’t sell your soul in order to “make it”, stick to your beliefs and be true to yourself because eventually the right people will find you! Lately I have been feeling very fortunate about the companies I’m working with and this here is one I’m celebrating since I opened their box!!! Let me tell you a little bit about Sole of Brasil (and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with them too even before you check out their shoes!!).

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The beginning: “Over a decade ago, our love of Brazilian shoes and all things Brazil began. We knew that we had to share these beauties with women who appreciate on-trend designs and high-quality materials at a smart price point. We proudly and exclusively feature products that have been produced in Brazil…In the South of Brazil, miles away from the bustling, well-known cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, a long, rich history of leather shoe making thrives. For generations, Brazilian designers and artisans have perfected the art of beautifully crafted women’s shoes. While many in the shoe industry have ditched this sentiment for a faster, cheaper product, we choose to walk the line… very stylishly we might add..Our products have been delicately produced, expertly imported and are personally shipped to each customer. Now don’t you feel special! ” – Sole of Brasil – just a quick note to tie up with my intro: SB works with designers and smaller companies (not mass producing or using sweat shops – a big problem in today’s fast fashion), we share the same faith values (huge bonus!!) and they have a cause!!! YES I told you, the right people will come along!!! Sole Of Brasil supports women:

“THE CAUSE – WALK FREE

Every woman deserves to WALK FREE from human trafficking and abuse. With every purchase, we make a donation to the Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Program to house and rehabilitate women who have been rescued from traffickers. It’s the only program of its kind in California and we are proud to support their work. Visit http://www.dreamcenter.org/our-outreaches/human-trafficking/ for more information.”

Doesn’t get any better than this!! They are based in L.A. and every purchase comes with a little package of Sugarfina gummy bears, just another sweet touch!

Now off to my favorite pair…

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Sole of Brasil – Malia by Jorge Bischoff; Miranda Frye Rings, bangle and earrings; Miu Miu noir sunnies; BCBG Max Azria White lace boho top – similar (on sale!); Rag and Bone cut offs; Risseto Ombré leather clutch.

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04-20-2016

Miami Series: South Pointe Park

Next in line for our Miami visit is South Pointe Park, a place right across Fisher Island (a very exclusive private island with condos). After a day in SB we headed there to eat the famous cobb salad and have some wine, what happened however was that we weren’t expecting it to be happy hour  on a Friday night…the place was crowded!! The good part though is that it was crowded with beautiful people so we got ourselves a corner table, had dinner and our wine and people watched for a couple hours!

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I’m in love with this Forever 21 cropped top, super cute, trendy and easy on the pocket!! – Option 1; Option2; Option 3; Givenchy Sunnies; Miranda Frye Jewelry and Rag and Bone cut offs.

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Laughs, good wine and good food…better than this only if we got a table outside, overlooking the water with that Mediterranean vibe!

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Travel Tip: Try to stop by the area at lunch time, it’s a beautiful view with a low key vibe aka hipster hang out! But if you are trying to meet people you might want to go for a happy hour! We were coming from the beach so totally underdressed…Lunch at the bar (outside) has cheaper options and a nicer view! Tip #2

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04-13-2016

Miami Series: South Beach

You simply can’t go to Miami and not make a pit stop at the famous white sand/turquoise waters of South Miami Beach. Back in the day this used to be a very exclusive and popular amongst VIP’s destination. Sad to say, not anymore but the beauty of the place remains intact and the art deco buildings surrounding the area takes you right back to somewhere in the 60’s….very cool if you ask me.

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Like my very well traveled friend Desi asks: Does this resemble Cannes anyone?! I’d like to say YES even though I’ve never been, looking at the film festivals pictures this scenario is exactly what I think of  when I think of the French Riviera or Côte d’azur …. thoughts?!

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Ombré Ocean – checked!

Travel Tips: 

-Prepare to park a few blocks from the beach and plan ahead to take chairs, umbrella and coolers as they don’t provide any of these at the beach. Unless of course you stay in one of the amazing beach front hotels. Another option is to rent a beach bed/umbrella for the “bargain” of $100 for the whole day which allows you to order drinks from the hotel tent but NO use of their exclusive bathrooms…yes girlfriend you read it right – must pee in the water – sorry! Alcohol drinking is forbidden in the beach but then again this is Miami and you’d be amazed at what you see….I’ll leave it at that ;D and you didn’t hear it from me!!

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04-04-2016

Give a Girl the Right Shoes…

…and she can conquer the world! (Marylin knew best).

I’ve heard on the radio this week that if you want to make a good first impression you should wear red, others believe wearing red keeps evil spirits and jealousy away; whatever belief you choose I say GO for it!!!! It’s sure to get good attention and get conversation starting. I myself ended up having an amazing week and am not sure it was my newest pair of shoes (HUGE HUGE HIT) or simply the fact that it is red 🙂

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03-31-2016

PÜR Cosmetics – #GlowTogether

Hey guys, I’m super excited to introduce to you the latest strobbing palettes and bronzer from PUR cosmetics! The best thing is yet to come: a portion of the proceeds of these babies go to Action Against Hunger, an organization that fights hunger and provides drinking water and sanitation around the world to those in need!!

Here’s a first impressions video along with application and results, hope you like it!!! And if you want to share the fight against hunger start by sharing the video with your makeup lover friends who might be interested in buying the product…thanks for all the support always!!

Best wishes of an amazing week!!

Beijos,

Karina Signature

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03-29-2016

Foundation Collection : My Likes & Dislikes

Here’s what i Love and don’t love in my foundation wardrobe!

All names are in the video! Hope you enjoy this video and found it informative, if so please take the time to subscribe to my channel: Karina Style Diaries so you won’t miss any videos 🙂

As always thanks for the support and many blessings for an awesome week!!

Beijos,

Karina Signature

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03-28-2016

Dragon and Ruffles

Every now and then I come across a piece of clothing I own for many many years and get the urge to wear it (most times I don’t look at it twice). This dress for instance was bought 16 years ago in Florianópolis, Brazil. I used to live there part-time while working as a flight attendant and I loved to be able to see what stores across the nation had in stock. If you travel just out of state you can definitely see that the selection offered in the same store you go to in your home state is different, and since I’m a lover of different to be able to travel for a living was the ultimate shopping experience!

When I do end up wearing the piece it always feels like an Oh-La-La moment because even though ruffles are SUPER in right now, there’s nothing like this in stores….a dress made of sweatshirt flannel fabric that is fashion forward yet super duper comfy!! So I’m linking the ones I like that are available for purchase if you’re interested but then for the crafty ladies, this is suuuper easy to make at home….try it!!

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I picked up this little Valentino number at work, it went perfectly with the look and was just freshly put out on the shelf!! I’m also LOVING my new rings from Miranda Frye jewelry!! Read More

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03-24-2016

Casual Chic Sweats

Hello mes Mais…long time no see! I’ve been a busy bee and apparently am working on my rhyming skills!!

So in case you’ve been missing out on the fun head on to my Instagram, (@karinastylediaries) I try to be more present and uploading there! Am currently working on focusing on one social media scene while juggling 507 other things I have going on in my life – and I love it- well kinda!!

Now there’s been a lot of talk about the good old spring arrival and I’m slowly getting in the mood to take my colorful things out of the closet…now now don’t get to excited since this palette is really neutral I thought my good old yellow Fendi would make the whole look pop! Plus it’s an easy way to make a casual look instantly chic. Thoughts??

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Sweat pants; feather shirt (on sale $15); flats (similar); bag (similar), sunnies

Wishing you all a bright and sunny week!

Beijos,

 

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