04-23-2014

Born Free & ShopBop!

Today’s the day SHOPBOP, VOGUE and 22 top designers join forces with Born Free on a mission to end Mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth. This more than cool collab is finally available for us to shop!
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Besides being a great cause to help, you’ll go crazy to know some of the hottest names that are participating…think PRADA, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch, amongst others for a fraction of their runway labels! Another adorable part of this collection is the momma and baby girl styles.

Here are some of my picks:

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Born Free – Chloè

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Born Free – Chloè for Baby girl 2T-4T and 6S

Shop for a good cause at ShopBop.com

Beijos,

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04-21-2014

Indy Star meets Fountain Square

What an amazing weekend this was! Easter combined with the Cover of the living section of The Indianapolis Star…couldn’t have been more perfect!!! When I found out our “Blogger Feature” would be out in The Star on  Easter Sunday it made me feel extra blessed and happy.

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Imagine my face when I saw this!!!! I did the happy dance in my kitchen for about 5 minutes, including jumps in between and called the kids: Look guys mommy is in the paper! Sophia goes: Hahaha what’s that picture on the side??? (the drink local coffee one…like they looked at my picture for a second and a half before moving on) Well at least hubs and my friends were happy for me!

If you haven’t checked the whole article written by Leslie Bailey and photographed by Michelle Pemberton and Matt Kryger featuring my fellow super talented and hard working bloggers CLICK HERE for the online version.

After photos and interview with Michelle and Leslie a couple weeks ago, I met my friend Maria  (who’s one of my biggest supporter and avid follower) for lunch. Maria shares my passion for fashion and is always giving me suggestions on what she thinks would be cool to feature on the blog. She suggested we did a photo shoot at the Fountain Square to add to this post. Turns out the pics look so great I want to post them all! LOL

FS8We started slow around the corner with my trench coat on…

FS6FS2FS7Next thing you know I was up on the wall and posing for the camera! It doesn’t take much for me to get out of my shell :)

Outfit deets: Chasing Fireflies feather skirt; Ralph Lauren oxford shirt; Target sweater; Rebecca Minkoff mini-mac and SJP shoe collection the Maud Sandal.  Gryphon-New York Trench coat; also carried all my stuff in my Kate Spade big mommy bag!

This next picture is one of the signs from Fountain Square that is known around town, love it if you ask me!

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I absolutely love downtown Indy and it’s surrounding areas, and am hoping to be able to explore more of it and perhaps entice everyone to come over and enjoy the city! The Fountain Square is located at about a mile and a half from Downtown Indy.

Click HERE for a bit of history on the early days of the Fountain Square up till today.

…Much of the development was fueled by a large number of German immigrants settling in the area. German and German-American merchants helped to establish much of the character in this neighborhood. (discoverfountainsquare.com)

FS4FS10A stroll on the Cultural Trail which connects 6 cultural districts. Public art projects, parks, beautiful landscapes are some of the attractions of the trail.

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04-18-2014

Easter Bunny Goodies

Good Friday is here and it’s a beautiful day. This Easter especially is one we want to be together, reflect, and be grateful. So many things happening here at the Reske’s household, lots of changes and trying to break bad habits. I feel like this time is a great time for us to renew ourselves and try to be better people, whether is a better parent, better student, better worker or just improve whatever is bugging us overall. My family and I are striving to do just that in many ways and we know it’s a long journey but we’re up for the challenge!

That being said let’s talk pretty things ;)

This little outfit is not exactly an Easter one but the necklace can be!

Easter3The Elodie Necklace is one of the newbies I got this week and am dying to wear around town, also they come in a little Stella & Dot box and can be a a nice Easter gift. If you ask me I’ll say they’re just as sweet as chocolate :)))

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On my face I wore Benefit Hello Flawless foundation mixed with Benefit HIghbeam (for a bit of a glow) and Dior eyeshadow palette in #734 Grege.

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H&M blouse; Zara jeans, Cole Haan heels, J.Crew belt; Kate Spade bag and Stella and Dot Necklace.

Here’s a couple pics of the beautiful necklace and earrings that pair up beautifully with a white dress. What a lovely outfit that will be….hints, hints!

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04-16-2014

iTube: Macy’s Vlog

Hey peeps how’s it going?! Mr. YouTube finally uploaded my little vlog here and I’m ready to share it with you all.

This is just a video version of my blog post from Monday. I love videos because it feels like you’re right there, but they take time and patience ( lots of patience) to be made and that’s why I don’t have a ton of them. That being said let’s just watch it shall we?! It’s not real long so no popcorn needed gals :0 hahaha enjoy.

Happiest Wine Wednesday and I’ll see you at the Stella and Dot trunk show tonight :)

Beijos,

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04-15-2014

Soft Mint for a special day!

I’m seriously in love with all the pastels coming about full speed this season, yes they have been trying to make an appearance for a while but this time around they’re really here.

Let’s talk outfit, shall we?! Yes, we shall.

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I bought this mint dress I believe a couple years ago and loved it, but only now I’m feeling it to the max. So many looks to create with that canvas….for the show I decided I needed to add a “Karina” touch, as the dress by itself is a bit boring, or even expected, you know what I mean?! So there I went browsing in my closet and guess what, that same white sweater I’ve talked about so much lately jumped at me and boom it turned out great, different, unexpected, and trendy. Trend Alert: White sweater is a MUST HAVE!

Mint4Tip: to change the look of your plain dress wear a sweater, chambray shirt, or even a vest and belt it to pull it all together.

BCBG mint dress; Target white sweater; not sure the belt is J.Crew or Target; SJP collection shoes; Kate Spade bag.

Mint1I was gifted by Frank with an Estée Lauder beauty bag, with lots of their fab products! Can’t wait to try them all :) Thanks Frank!

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04-14-2014

Macy’s Spring Fashion Show

Hello guys, I hope lots of you are checking this post out today.

On Saturday, I hosted Macy’s Spring Fashion Show and needless to say I was a bit nervous (just a bit…hahahaha! Lying.) but I managed to pull it off and it was an amazing experience. Hopefully the first of lots more to come. I loved meeting some of you at the event, and thanks for all the nice messages of those who couldn’t make it there!

Here’s a collective of all the great looks styled by Danielle Smith, the CEO of Fresh Fettle Fashion Events and Creative Consulting.  Also the trend setting On-Air Fashion Contributor for Fox 59 Morning News in Indianapolis.

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Meet the Models:

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September in a Jessica Simpson Floral Dress

Erica

Erica in Free People lace dress

Ayanna

Ayanna in Layered Betsey Johnson flower Neckalaces

Stephanie

Stephanie in a floral Tunic and white shorts

The show was a success. The looks were right on target, wearable, affordable, and beautifully put together. Lots of inspiration for day, night, beach and even work. I must emphasize the professionalism of everyone working at this event. Awesome music, hors d’oeuvre, and people. Thank you for making this rookie feel so welcomed.

Here’s a couple shots of the show models along with me before and after the show.

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And finally a few shots of some of my dearest friends and avid supporters who made it to the show (I failed to take pictures with all of them but I’m so thankful you guys came, even late it made me so happy!).

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I can’t finish this post without sending a big thanks to Traci King. She found me, and believed I could do a great job even though I’ve never done this before. Your words meant a lot to me and gave me lots of confidence.  Thank you Traci, I hope to work with you again very soon.

So guys, this would be a gigantic post if I added the outfit pics and the vlog, instead they will be uploaded throughout this week, come back tomorrow for more :)

Beijos,

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04-11-2014

Tux – The Cat!

For those of you who don’t know me, we got a cat! Kids were begging for a pet and as much as we love dogs, we decided a cat would be the best way to start the trend and teach the kids some responsibilities! Now, you might be wondering what the hell does a cat has to do with fashion?! Well darlings ask Jason Wu who designed the cutest little tee for Target a couple years back….

Tux1 Tux2 Then Later I come to find out that my all time fashion designer icon, yes that’s him Mr. Karl Lagerfeld is a cat lover himself and is the proud owner of Choupette Lagerfeld, a furry girl who has her own wikipedia page (man, oh man!)

CHOUPETTE-570She’s active on social media and had her debut on Karl’s twitter a couple years ago, look at that proud daddy! Hehehehe

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And here’s Tux having his debut on my Instagram account! I wanted to pay him a little homage today as I picked him up from surgery this morning (he got declawed)  and he’s having a tough time sleeping by the sun….poor fella :) I’d like his life myself!!!

So tell me, are you a pet lover?! One of those who sport your furry friend on your t-shirt?! Or is it just me who’s coo coo?? Hahahaha don’t answer :))))

Beijos,

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04-09-2014

OOTD-OOTN: P & B Sandwich!

That is Pink & Black. I know black is a thing of the past, at least for now when we are all getting lots of color out of our closets trying to leave the winter blues behind, but as a black lover myself nothing screams chic and sophisticated as well as black, right?! Yes, in my book of rules that is in fact right :) LOL

Ok, so this look I put together in a gloomy, rainy morning and I ended up loving every minute of it.

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TIPS:

  • Use black, white or nude as a canvas and add a pop of your favorite hue. It’s always a hit!
  • Play with accessories but try to stick with metals, if you add stones in the game they will end up fighting with your pop of color (unless they are clear in color), while metals will compliment it.
  • I love heels, always have but if I’m feeling like a flat kind of day I would wear a pair of fitted cropped pants instead of the skirt, think Audrey Hepburn style. Equally chic and lovely.

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Stella and Dot bracelets (all); Forever 21 thin stacking rings; tick rings find similar HERE; J.Crew iPhone case; Starbucks coffee cup, Essie Nail polish in Romper Room.

P&B7H&M Paris collection angora shirt; Forever 21 pleated skirt; Brave wrapping leather belt; Stella and Dot necklace; J.Crew fuchsia wool blazer; I.N.C suede heels; Tom Ford sunnies.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and the look as much as I did enjoy putting it all together! Happy Wednesday :)

Beijos,

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04-07-2014

The Fun Suit

Who doesn’t like a fun suit?! I mean, if you have to wear one, might as well make is as fun as possible, right?! While for some of us it’s not possible to wear shorts or bermudas suits (alright I understand) we can all have fun accessorizing and being creative in that sense. So here’s an idea to give your suit day a little lift :)

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 Express bermuda suit; Ralph Lauren ruffle shirt (look for deals at the factory store, this is a staple piece and it’s always available); JCrew nude belt; Shoe Stock silver oxfords (they seem to be everywhere now!); Stella and Dot Isadora necklace and bracelets; Essie nail polish in borrowed and blue.

+Invest in statement necklaces, bold rings, bracelets and/or earrings. Keep them to either/or if you work in an office environment. Also a colorful skinny belt goes long ways to make the everyday suit a bit more fun. That is also true for the shoes! And most importantly, have fun!!!

What are your thoughts on the fun suit??

Beijos,

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04-06-2014

Sunday OOTD

So in my attempt to catch up with my outfit posts I’ll be posting a series of them, it’s funny how some weeks I have time to blog but don’t go anywhere to dress up for, so no posts and other weeks I have so much going on, lots of dressing ups but no time to blog…..I guess that’s how it goes huh??

Ok, here’s last Sunday Church outfit.

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One of the things I LOVE about my church is that you can be yourself, meaning if you are Rock & Roll you’re welcomed to come along with your tattoos, body piercings, throw in some colorful punk hair and come to worship Jesus! I love that, and I love that I can go in dressed like me, no wonders of whether this or that is appropriate. I guess it would b weird to go in with no clothes on, but other than that, you’re game :)

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So I jumped in the Oxford Spring Trend and paired my oxford shirt with a cute pair of boyfriend jeans. I love the cold blues mixed with camel, being camel one of my all time colors to go to! Reminds me of luxurious leather…hello Mr. Vuitton!!!

Oxford1Ralph Lauren  Oxford shirt ; Zara boyfriend pants; Ann Taylor camel leather belt; Nine West camel pumps; Louis Vuitton small speedy; Stella and Dot Lucia bracelet, Banana Republic silk scarf; KHELF leather jacket; Tom Ford sunnies and Essie “Borrowed & Blue” Nail Polish.

I’ll make sure and pull off more looks with this spring’s little darling, the oxford shirt! **Stay tunned for today’s church look (I’m feeling those fuchsia heels! Yeah babeee)**

Beijos,

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