Look Back 2014 + New Year’s Resolutions!

Hey boys and girls what’s going on?!

I haven’t been around anywhere basically and am getting a ton of texts of my sweet peeps wondering if I’m ok. Yes, I’m super guys!!! I’m just taking a break from social media and took some vacay time from here as well. I just need to find some balance in my life and re-arrange my priorities. Things have been wonderful with my family and I and here’s a new video I filmed yesterday on a look back at 2014 an a few of my New Year’s resolutions!

Cheers my friends and have a great start of your year ;”)


Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 10.16.00 AM “If you’re not ready to be criticized for your obedience to God, you’re not ready to be used by God!” Pastor Dave (iTown)


Chanel & Shenanigans

So ever since I opened my oh-so desired Chanel little beauty I can’t help myself but wear it again and again. It just simply goes…with anything and everything!!





Then again you can give a little edge to your classic by adding a bit of menswear feel to your look! In this case I wore by loose pant that I adore and is soooo old with a leather Moto jacket that has the same loose feel. I’m loving the nude pump I got from
Nordstrom rack (major steal) and also goes with everything!
Little piece of insider info: Chanel is leaving all the Midwest stores and will soon be only available at their own flagship stores, that being said if you’ve always wanted to get a Chanel bag you should know that major retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue usually have a financing plan with no interest for up to 12 mo. so that’s a nice way to get an expensive item without feeling the pressure of having to put all that cash down at once!
Lots of love my loves and welcome 2015!! ;D #podevirquentequeeuestoufervendo Hahahaha
Isaiah 40:30-31


Happy Holidays with a Makeup and Hair Tutorial!

Hi guys, I don’t show up very often anymore but when I do I try to bring some fun ideas for you all. So here’s a makeup and hair look for the holidays along with a couple little fun outfit ideas, hope you enjoy and happiest holidays my dear friends!!

Little list:
-PIXI Highlighter Primer
-Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Golden Honey
-Real Techniques sponge
-Milani EyeBrow Kit in Blonde
-Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Nude
-Too Faced “Everything Nice” Palette
-Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
-Marc Jacobs Mascara
-Lancome Shimmer Mocha Havanna blush
-Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer (nose contour)
-Rimmel scandaleyes #5 Nude (worn as a lip pencil)
-Milani Nude Creme Lipstick
-Elizabeth Arden lipgloss and concealer duo (can’t find the name!)


OOTN Ideas, these are two dresses I absolutely love from BCBG and I thought they would make perfect looks for your NYE gatherings!

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A Holiday Perspective

Since I’ve lost track of time or when any of these outfits were worn I decided to not elaborate too much and simply post pictures you can use as an inspiration for your holiday wear!

Whether you like dresses, skirts, leather pants or jeans I’ve like them all so thank goodness I can show you little bits of lots, get ready, set, go!


This is an especially cute look for those of you who doen’t want to over do, the lace top and cropped blazer are super versatile, they’re dressy enough to be paired with skirts and/or leggings yet low key enough to be worn with jeans: BCBG “Cindee” Lace Peplum top; faux leather legging (old - similar one); Stella and Dot Fiona Bib Necklace (on sale now!); The shoes I dislike them very much and I’m not sure why I still owe them….try something more delicate!


This top, ahhhh this top….I’ve been lusting over it for a while and decided to try it on and put an edgier look together for the holidays at the store and it turned out like this: BCBG Lacie Linear Motif Sequin legging (on sale now); The top is completely sold out online but it’s still available at our store in Indy, as well as the shoes (similar here)

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Laid Back Sunday

Well hello guys, it’s been a while since I was able to be here, but I’m trying to survive the season. Lots of work, seasonal sickness and the general craziness of the holidays…BOOO

Anyway, I’m determined to have a great week despite the odds! And yesterday I started it just right by attending an awesome service at iTown church, it was an awesome eye-opener kind of service that reminded me how important it is to not worry about pleasing people but instead to focus on pleasing God. It would definitely make our lives so much easier and yet we don’t seem to want to do that…well, I’d like to try, how about you?!

**Watch the message here if you are interested!

On a fashion note (after all this is why I’m here!) I must say I’ve been living on these sneaker boots since I’ve purchased them. They are cushiony, comfy, daring and definitely not your ordinary tennis shoe :P



For my casual Sunday I wore a long sleeve long asymmetrical hem tissue shirt - BCBG Claudia Shirt ; J brand skinnies; a puffer vest that I have been also living in (smiles) and the star of the post – Steve Madden “Resolvve” sneaker boot!





Love it or hate it you can deny they are a true piece of fashion, so cheers to that!

Hope you have a fabulous week and a wonderful time with friends and family.


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“Pleasing God often means disappointing people. Becoming obsessed with what God thinks of you is the quickest way to forget what people think about you” -iTown Church (I love this!)


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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