Insta Lately #3

Or so I think!

Sooo peeps this is what’s been happening outfit wise in my life lately, not much news to catch up on except I’ve been to Laura’s school this week and it was an amazing training with lots and lots of great stuff coming our way :)

First things first….a Soft Floral approach to our everyday work load anyone?! White on florals and soft colors are a perfect match for a cool sunny day!

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Accessory wise this is pretty loaded as far as necklaces and bracelets but I went simple on the makeup (which I failed to snap it…sorry!) Everything on this pic is pretty old except for the blush silk-y shirt and the bag and shoes.

Next I have a pretty plain DVF dress with cute long tassels that I simply adore and wear multiple times with different accessories (her classic wrap dress is also a great staple!)

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I love that it’s a loose dress that I can play with shapes, belt it or not, I can wear with sandals, booties and over the knee boots. This is the type of dress that everyone should own. It looks well put together on any body type! The only newbie is the long and sheer scarf, must have to work long hours in a freezing store!!

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Sunny Side Up!

Hey hey happy Tuesday gal pals! I put this look together last week and loved the way it turned out. All the pieces in it are pretty olds except for the pretty 3 Jours that you’ve met already oh and those shoes I don’t wear very often so I guess you can say they are sorta new :)

So let’s do this:


Ralph Lauren Ruffled Button up (also like this one); Forever 21 pleated skirt (similar here); Ann Taylor cropped tweed jacket (hi-end option); Joe’s Footwear suede Strappy Pumps; Saint Laurent 6360 Sunglasses; and finally Fendi 3 Jours Croco Tail. I’m in the market to find a pretty Chanel brooch to go with my Chanel look-a-like jackets like Blair from the Atlantic-Pacific (my fave fashion blog!), if you spot one around pretty please let me know :)


Most Jewlery is Stella & Dot and J.Crew


The hair style is a of a typical “not clean Hair” day! Let your hair build some texture and use a dry shampoo, you might be surprised of what you can do with it! But please don’t let it show your hair is dirty like oily roots or stinky-ness  (I’ve seen and smelled…not cool!)


And I finish this post today after a fun photosesh (BIG BIG news I’m super excited about!!) with a sunny and gorgeous day….asking God to speak to me in ways I haven’t experienced yet. I read this message yesterday before bed and wanted to share with you:

“I will listen to what God the Lord says; He promises peace to His people…” (Psalm 85:8, NIV)“The Lord speaks in many ways. First of all, He speaks through the Word of God. But sometimes, He speaks through the encouragement of a friend, or through a song, or in the beauty of nature. Sometimes it’s a simple “knowing” deep down on the inside of you in your spirit. If you aren’t sure how God speaks to you, ask Him to teach you. Open your heart and be willing to hear His voice. As you take time be still and listen to Him, He will speak. He will reveal Himself to you and give you peace all the days of your life.” Joel Osteen Ministries


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Giorno di Fendi!

Ciao amici!! I’m in this Italiano mood today because I finally pulled my birthday gift out of the shopping bag…I’ve spotted this beautiful FENDI 3 Jours (with crocodile tail…ahhh) a couple months ago (on sale…yes it’s crazy!) and took it home with me then, only to leave it in the shopping bag until I had reason enough to open and wear it around! The reason never really came so I took it out anyway!!

I usually like to buy one nice handbag a year, sometimes I can afford it and some other times I can’t. This year however I went naughty and got two already, but hey a girl is working her booty off and needed an extra incentive if you know what I mean…hehehehe

So since I wore this beauty to church on Sunday I haven’t been able to put it down (insert surprised face!!!!).


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OOTD deets: FENDI yellow leather ’3Jours’ Crocodile Tail Convertible Tote ; Zara Boyfriend jeans; Rachel Rachel Roy half tee with embellished shoulder; Charming Charlie Scarf (gift); Tory Burch Mini Miller sandals; Tom Ford ‘Alicia’ sunnies

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Birthday Bash

Hi friends! Last time I blogged mom and her BFF were heading to town, about a month ago. These past 30 days have been incredibly busy and I’m so happy they are over! Don’t take me wrong I love to have visitors and I fully enjoyed their time here especially the fact that they helped celebrate my 36 years of life…I couldn’t be happier! Now off to talk parteeee ;)

The following pic was the only outfit pic I had a chance to take, the rest of the night was a nice and low key celebration with friends and family…I felt loved and happy…


Cecilia, Mamys, Moi and Bia

OOTD Deets:

Clover Canyon neoprene dress (on sale now @ skas.com)

Jimmy Choo Abel in color Ocean

Chanel Bubble handbag



Car ride w Hubs! I love this pic so much I made it my Facebook background :)

Besides being my fave pic I really just wanted to show off my bronz-y face. It’s Laura Mercier’s Ritual bronzer, a mate bronzer with hints of pink mixed in….the Bomb.com




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Color Splash

Happy to be alive and well here, how about you my friends?! It’s a busy summer and bout to get busier. Momma Sasá is on her way here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see her (it’s been a year and a half since I last saw my mommy!!). It’s a lot to juggle but I’m super looking forward to it.

To go along with my joyful mood nothing better than a post with lots of happy colors!!





I always get asked what lashes I wear when I do wear them, it’s Ardell wispies (great price and natural looking! Best bang for your buck!) All color by Laura Mercier, my favorite nude lip that has a hint of gray to it is LM in color Angelic. Love, love, love it!!!


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Cocoa Brown-ie !

Hey ladies and gents what’s shaking?! This beggining of summer here in the corn fields have been rather odd. Stormy and overcast days seem to be the norm lately and ever since I was sent this little treasure here I can’t stop gushing about my tan!! Yes I’ve been rocking skirts and showing off my tan legs waaaaay before anyone else at work thanks to Cocoa Brown :)

Ok, let me share some facts about why Cocoa Brown is different from other self tanners on the market (since I was suuuuper skeptical myself), here are the main features of this best selling 1 hour tan:

– Accelerating ingredients mean that this revolutionary, speedy self-tan develops into a rich Cocoa Brown colour in just 1 HOUR.
– Once rinsed off, your tan will last for between 5 and 7 days.
– Signature Tahitian Gardenia scent-NO fake tan pong!
– Moisturising and kind enough to be used on both face and body.
– Easy to apply mousse, fast-drying, non-stick and fades evenly.
– Vegetable derived DHA and No Parabens = kind to sensitive skin.
– As always Cocoa Brown tan is brown, not orange.
See for yourself ( I had no time to sunbathe yet this spring/summer. I applied Cocoa Brown in the morning around 11am, and took the pictures around 2pm):
Cocoa Brown is an Irish company and their self tanner is the number 1 selling product of its kind all over Ireland and UK, they and have won multiple awards for their range.  CB have just recently launched in the New York and Miami Rickys NYC stores and online at rickysnyc.com . I personally use the Tanning Mitt to apply myself so it goes on smooth and doesn’t stain my hands.
Other places you can find Cocoa Brown in the States are: Cloud 10 Beauty and Amazon (they all have different prices though, it’s a matter of retailer choice!)
I’m not into self tanning myself and never liked the smell of self tanners plus I was horrified with the orange color I’ve seen around. To be honest I don’t even think I have good coordination to apply stuff evenly and never thought these kind of products were for me anyway. The reason why I decided to go ahead and write this post is because I’m blown away with the results and how easy it is to apply. It doesn’t have “that” smell and you can see your color changing right when you apply the product. The color gets darker as time goes by but I love being able to see where I applied and where I’m missing! Totally fool proof if you ask me :)  The first time I used CB I applied only on my legs but after a few uses I love it so much I’m now applying all over my body including my face! Yay for no make days :D
 Billabong Bikini (Sold out – similar HERE); Persol aviators; JCrew Earrings and Cocoa Brown self tanner!
I did try to dig for a discount coupon for my readers but they don’t do this kind of promotion yet, hopefully in the future!! I certainly hope you enjoyed this post and please if you give it a go let me know your thoughts, I’m dying to know if you guys will all have the same results as mine!

Karina Signature“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT)

I loved this prayer and wanted to share with you guys:

” Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in all seasons of my life. I trust that my time is coming, and I choose to remain faithful. I submit my ways to You today and trust that You have the best plan for my life in Jesus name. Amen” Joel Osteen Ministries



Denim days are perfect for sunny spring weather, we can do a pair of tennis shoes or some floral heels depending on what you’ll be doing…    

Abercrombie jeans; H&M denim shirt; Dolce Vita floral heels; Tom Ford Iris sunnies and Kate Spade Mercer Isle Sloan

Lots of love my peeps! 



Proverbs 16:4-5New Living Translation (NLT) “4 The Lord has made everything for his own purposes,  even the wicked for a day of disaster. 5 The Lord detests the proud;  they will surely be punished.”


The Choo!

Hey gals, I finally put the Choo’s to walk! I gifted myself for Mother’s Day with a pair of patent blue leather pumps and am currently celebrating every minute of these babies, after all the first pair of Jimmy’s we never forget…or stop celebrating!



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Jimmy Choo Shoes, Helmut Lang Dress -sold out (another one I love), J.Crew clutch (old), Stella and Dot bracelet and earrings, TJMaxx thin necklaces, Tom Ford Alicia sunnies.


Laura Mercier smooth creme foundation and Nars Persia eyeshadow. (I played with the shadow at work and I’m soooo in love now it just made it’s way to my wish list!!)


 Mark 11:24  “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”Karina Signature


Gratis Haul: Laura Mercier + More!

Sooo ladies I haven’t filmed a video in a looong time and because I have been getting a lot of requests from my Brazilian girlies I decided to film one in Portuguese. If you are willing to watch it in a different language go for it, but warning: as a good Brazilian gal I talk waaaay too much so be sure to fast forward when I blab non-stop! Hehehe next video will be up next week and it’s in English :)


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Phil 2:14 NIV 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”


Mom’s Day Flow

Yesssss starting my Mother’s Day weekend having a Friday night to myself to do whatever I want!!! So for starters I got back from work and poured myself a glass of wine, made a HUGE pop corn bowl and topped off with lots of parmesan cheese and garlic tabasco while watching a “bad for the kids” Brazilian soap opera and off to blog a little….feeling good baby! Hahahahaha so now I’m still wearing this makeup look that I absolutely love and feel great wearing it and refuse to let go of it till bed time!!!! Hoping you’ll love it too…

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I’m sorry for the picture overload I just couldn’t pic a favorite, I have a humongous weakness for smoky eyes so EVERYTIME I have one on I just feel my best…hope you can get pass that and get the feeling!!!  Here’s the little black list of what I wore on my face (which are definitely my latest addictions!!!):

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

YSL Touche Eclat in Beige 60

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer in Honey mixed with the same primer

MAC bronzer in refined golden all over, including as a blush

Kiss faux lah

Laura Mercier eye primer in Wheat

Laura Mercier Fresco eyeshadow on my crease

Nars Sophia and Nars New York eye shadows all over

Nars Sophia eyeshadow on lower lash

Lancome eye pencil in Black coffee lined inside the eye, up and down

Revlon Nude lipstick

Laura Mercier Bare Naked lipgloss

Mascara is a mix of Marc Jacobs and Dior Overcurl

Now that I got the makeup look out of my system I can talk about clothes!! Hehehehe it’s funny I got MAJOR complis on my dress today, once again…this is a great buy….better yet I checked and it’s still available!


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