Princess Elsa Updo

Hahahaha if you don’t know who Elsa is, you most likely don’t have kids! She is the main character on the Frozen movie that had kiddos all over the world fix their eyes on the tv screen for many many hours last year and some of this. Anyway, (here I go with my little story!) Sophia was playing with my hair the other night and made a loose braid, she’s learning to braid and it actually turned out so good I tried to emulate it on this look . This is especially a great style for hair that needs to be washed. A couple sprays of dry shampoo and go for the braid ladies!
As for the look it’s just an all black, easy and sharp! Hope u enjoy :)




To make your braid event ready simply roll it up going in and pin it with a couple of bobbi pins strategically placed. I also pined my bangs for a more sophisticated feel! Flipping the collar up will also give that royal flare to your look!
Hope you enjoyed!


Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”


My Last Sephora Gratis Haul =)

Hey ladies and gents, as some of you may already know I ended up leaving Sephora, I got offered a Key Holder position at BCBG and accepted. Since it’s management I will have to be at the store a lot more therefore wouldn’t be able to carry on two jobs (plus the others on the side, hello momma Reske, fashion blogger, cleaning lady and full time cook!)

Soooo when I made this video I was still trying to figure things out, but now I know this was officially my last bag of Gratis, and I miss it dearly…not only the gratis but all my awesome, fun and loving co-workers as well! <3<3<3

Hope you enjoy this baby and let’s have some fun!

Little List:
- Tarte
Ladies Who Lash Limited Edition Picture Perfect Eye Lash Curler Set
-Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry
-Benefit Posie Balm
Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
Multi-’Face’-Eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask
-Josie Maran
100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
KP Duty® Lotion
No Reason To Hide Instant Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
-Perricone MD
Hyalo Plasma
-NUDE Skincare
Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash
-Twizzerman set
-Sephora Airbrush foundation brush #53
-Dior Highlighter Powder in Shimmer Rose
-Bobbi Brown
Skin Foundation Stick
-Yves Saint Laurent
Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18
Diorshow Mascara
Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black Honey

Have been looooving my Tinted moisturizer, Bumble and Bumble repair blow dry, Nude detox and Bobbi’s stick foundation! (As I promised the update, I’ll go into depth soon ::)))


(Timothy 1:7 NKJV) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power of love and of a sound mind.”

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Weekend X Work Looks

Running late on my looks so here’s a couple in one post! I like versatile combos so you can do weekend out and about or if you work in a creative environment you can also wear some of these ideas.

I know I’ve said this before but one of my favorite color combos besides the good old B&W is Black and Tan, or Blush, or Taupe, any neutral that flatters your skin color. It’s always a bold choice that will sure get you sweet compliments :)


J.Crew Black Silk Blouse  (30% off today site wide with the code MERRYMERRY in stores an on line!)

J.Crew Crystal necklace (Here’s an almost identical from Brina Box, a bargain!)

BCBG Max Azria Power Skirt (Spend $300 Get $100 happening now!)

Stella and Dot rings

Vince Camuto Tan Booties (Old) Similar, Splurge and Bargain

Tommy Hilfiger Puffer Vest (similar)



And back to B&W! You can never g wrong with stripes ladies, it’s a staple that’s been around since before Jackie O. even though she (in my opinion) made them a classic! 

Add a little Sass with a fun accessory (in this case I died with the sheep Clutch!) Sooooo darn cute!

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Holiday Survival Guide for Active Life Guide Magazine!

Well hello fashionistas e fashionistos, I’m writing to you today to deliver a very special announcement:

New year (almost), new life (kind of!), I guess I’m just beyond excited with the reality of having my own fashion column in a respected local magazine! YESSSS (happy face, ear to ear smile!)

It all came down to a meeting with the creators and editor in chief of the magazine, which has been around for the last 8 years, and the words: “Karina you are everything we are looking for, do you want to be our Carrie Bradshaw?!” Ahhhhh with no fear of sounding cliché I must say: They had me at Hello! Hehehehe everything else just felt right and worked itself out. The fact that I could be 100% myself and write to a public I’m used to write was the deal breaker (and feeling a little like Carrie obviously!)

Having my work recognized is priceless guys and it comes with lots of responsibilities too. So I better get to work and get ready for my next article!

Take a look online and if you want to get your own issue they are available for free at Marsh, Kroger, Earthfare Stores, Wholefoods, Health clubs and cafés on the north side of Indianapolis. I would LOVE to hear from you and if you have any suggestions for articles you’d like to see on the pages of the Active Life Guide Magazine in the fashion section let me know!

Active Life Guide: activelifeguide.com

My Article

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As always thank you so much for your continuous support in words, phone calls, text messages, emails and social media interactions. All of these mean the world to me and give me the strength to keep on moving forward against the odds!


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I saw this verse yesterday at iTown church and thought it is perfect for my current state of mind:

Galatians 6:9 NIV “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”

Lots of love my friends!



Like This? Try That!

Cheers to slow hours at work and fit sessions! You know that urge to simply try everything on and snap photos in every position possibly….yes I’m wrong, sorry!!! Hahaha but this post is happening due to just that, I really just wanted to try things on and get a feel for it, after all that’s part of the job! And since it’s holiday season here’s a couple options for you to get inspired.



This one is definitely a favorite. I love the softness and flowyness of pleats, call it a reminiscent of my elementary school years where I wore a pleated skirt everyday…and loved it! I guess I’ve always been a little girly, except during my freshman year in high school (dark, dark times…I wore my brother’s skate shorts and Nike Jordan’s to school, never brushed my hair and started smoking cigarettes…hum I’ll tell more about those days some other time, I bet mom wants to forget them!!!). Let’s say I’ve ALMOST always been a little girly ;)



And yes, this one is a bit short but so so so romantic isn’t it?! Flowy and vintag-y, I love the icy blue color and you can always pair it up with cute leggings (gray, black, nude) for the colder temps!



This last one is the fringe leather skirt, too bad the picture couldn’t catch the skirt’s movement, but it’s a stunning piece. Remember I talked about a novelty piece on my last post, this is exactly what I’m talking about. It doesn’t need to be a mini but something that is different and tells your style without “speaking”. Idk, just a cool piece to own forever!

Hope you have fun and get out of your comfort zone this holiday season!


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iTube: Everything Nice

Ok ladies I finally edited my “Get Ready With Me” video using my new, limited edition Too Faced “Everything Nice” set. So first thing first, I filmed a video opening the box, and featuring what comes in the kit along with swatches of all 20 eye shadows, now bare with me since swatches are definitely not my strength and you’ll see why! Hehehehe

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Now, I’ve used this many many times already but haven’t had any time to film. That being said, this is a beginning and hopefully I’ll be able to film a holiday look for you guys, since this is the strong point of this set! Hope you enjoy the video <3

Little black list ;)

-Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18 in BD50 Warm Honey
-Milani Wax pencil
-Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW™ Pomade in Blonde
-BareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Nude
-Too Faced Everything Nice Set (limited edition)
-Lancôme DÉFINICILS – High Definition Mascara
-Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT – Radiant Touch in color 2.0 Luminous Ivory
-Milani Lipliner in #05 Haute Pink
-MAC lipstick in Cream Cup (creamsheen finish)
-Soap & Glory Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Plumping Gloss in Baby Doll
-J.Crew necklace
-H&M fuzzy sweater


Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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The Blackest Black Friday

Hey guys, so glad to be back! Still trying to catch up on my posts and just thought of how ironic life is. About a month ago I was struggling to post anything on the blog due to working in an uniform and not having a glittering social life, let’s just say that dressing up to go grocery shopping isn’t exactly exciting! So now what I love the most about going back to styling is to be able to dress up everyday….except I have no time left to blog, so if you follow my Intagram account you know my outfits are so ahead of my blog posts….aaaaarghhh but yes I’m happy to be alive, healthy and as bubbly as ever!!!

All I want to say is be patient with me and I’ll deliver my friends, I promise you that ;)

Let’s move on annnnd go back to last week! Hehehehe when I wore my beloved feather skirt for Black Friday (which sadly loses feathers every time I wear it, but that’s another story). I’ve owned this skirt for years and years and never found the perfect piece to wear it it and who would’ve thought that a long sleeve tissue shirt would do it? It’s so simple but by far my most favorite match ever!

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So I went literal and we wore red lips! But you know me, I had to throw in a bit of spice in the all black ensemble so that’s why I wore the skirt. I think everyone should own a piece of novelty like this, weather is sequins or large beads it’s a conversation starter if nothing else and it brings you fashion sense to a whole different level.


Please pay no attention to the melting pumpkins by the door! hehehehe Hubs removed them over the weekend to make room for christmas vibes!

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Classy Panama Hat for a Classic Thanksgiving Day

Hello pals and Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’d like to start my Thanksgiving post by telling you what I’m most thankful for – grab your coffee and cozy blankie my friend, this is a long one :)

I’m thankful I found a church I can call home and I’m finally developing my relationship with the Lord and learning more and more about his principles which makes me more eager to try and live a more holy life, despite my daily mistakes and deep imperfections I’m actually trying to overcome then and be a better person, for God, for my family and for myself…I’m learning that to make a difference we have to be different and boy that’s me! My connection with Him has never been stronger and I’m so thankful for that.

I’m also thankful for my family, whom I’m also learning to accept and love them all just the way they are, after all they have to accept me too and that’s is NOT an easy thing to do :) Lately I’ve been realizing our kids are growing so fast and I’m too caught up on what I want to do “when I grow up”, the feeling that they are going to be gone in no time is creeping up on me and making me wake up to what’s really important in my life. Brian says that the most important job God gave us is to raise our kids, and for the first time in so many years this is making sense to me. It’s a process though, I’m not the mom who plays games all day and goes outside to watch the kids play but I try to join in and do things that are enjoyable to me as well. Better than getting a promotion at work and get recognition for the good work I’ve done is to have my child look up to me and say I am the best mom in the world and that they love me so!

Lastly I’m thankful for my close friends and the rest of my family, people who support me no matter what. The judgement free zone I can encounter just a phone call away, I couldn’t live without them and couldn’t possibly be happy without them in my life. Man, I’m inspired today! Hahahaha sorry to write a novel here guys, I’m just SO THANKFUL today!

Sooooo, let’s talk outfit….finally!

Starting with the star of the show, this fabulous Panama mixed Floppy hat I put on at the store just for fun and fell in love instantly… I hate to admit this happens more often than not with me! Arghhhh



I began my day like this, boots and no hat. Super casual and comfy for a busy day at work. I had brought my heels to change into but wanted to show you how the boots work as well.

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Then with the change of shoes the look went from cool to chic, or so I think!

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Silver Icing on the Cake

Hey ladies and gents, happy Tuesday first of all! I’m happy to report I got up early enough to get ready for work, get the kiddos ready, feed them breakfast and write you a post! Wooohoo, cheers to a great start (now let’s just hope it does go on live indeed!)

So without further due here’s my #ootd from Saturday night at work and hey if I was in fact going out to enjoy the night this would be a great choice for that as well!!  Silver3 Silver4


BCBG Max Azria silver jacket, this one is a couple years old but I found this at Asos and LOVE IT as well!

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Leather Sleeves

Happy Friday everyone, and let’s jump to right to our #ootd (“outfit of the day”, that’s for you hunny who asks what these things mean all the time!! Love u) shall we?! I’m writing this post on Wednesday and according to the weather channel app we will have a slightly warmer weekend (in the forties, if nothing has changed) so this outfit inspiration could come in handy :)

I saw this jacket at work the other day and it was one of those “hearts on your eyes”moments if you know what I mean! I have black blazers in a few different cuts, also have my biker leather jacket that I wore to death and still do, but I didn’t have any combination of asymmetrical cut blazer and leather sleeves…so, guess what?! I brought this beauty along with me and have been wearing a lot! I feel like it’s a great investment for winter, also a great substitute to the pricy all-leather jackets out there!

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