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Spring Styles Under $30

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I love budget friendly fashion pieces that are actually so cute they look expensive! These spring styles under $30 were my last month's finds and I'd love to share them with you because they cause quite the stir when I wore them out!! First find is this jumpsuit made of a thin cotton fabric that's breathable and lightweight. I love the tie on the waist and adore the vintage floral print. The sleeveless and Capri length style makes this perfect for summer with a denim jacket for the cool breeze days! flower print tie waist jumpsuit $24 // sunnies comes in three colors // Helana knotted sandal // round rattan bag [show_shopthepost_widget id="3112077"] Next, I wore this bell sleeve mini-dress to an event in town and loved the buzz it created. Pictures don't do justice to…

Karina Style Travels, Lifestyle

Conrad Indy Blogger Brunch

Conrad Indy Blogger Brunch

Hi boys and girls, life's been busy around these parts. We're all getting into that awakening spring mood and I'm excited about revamping some rooms at the Reske Home. But first things first, a while ago I was invited by Beth Chappo from Seersucker and Saddles to be at a very exclusive brunch with other amazing women who are also Indianapolis Style Bloggers. This event was hosted by the lux downtown Conrad Indy, and we got to stay at their magnificent Collection Suites. Man-oh-man, talk about the perks of the job, and how lucky and blessed do I feel for having such amazing friends?! VERY!! I got to stay at the Surrealism Suite, located on a private floor with 900 SF, residential-style accommodations, wet bar and museum quality art. This suite is particularly inspired…

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Lulus Spring Essentials: Dresses, shorts, top and Jumpsuit.

piggy buns hair style and coral floral dress

Ladies, by now we are more than ready for the warm weather so hopefully, this post will inspire you to get some spring shopping done and pray pray pray for the sun to shine again here in the midwest!!! I've been experimenting with Lulus lately and have to say I'm impressed with their merchandise, price point, and customer service. So I'm doing a round up of my Lulus spring essentials and hope you'll join me and enjoy a look at my day wearing Lulus!! Lounging is one of my favorite things to, sadly I don't get to do much of it nowadays. But that doesn't prevent me from dreaming of those days. I used to love flipping the pages of a fashion magazine while I sipped my coffee and relaxed on the couch or…

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White Easter Dress

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Easter is literally a few days away and I'm so ready! To kick off this Holy Week I want to celebrate the resurrection of our Christ in style and in humbleness. Wearing my Sunday's best white eater dress AND having nothing but gratitude to show! I love Easter for so many reasons, colorful pastels, and sweet feelings. This is the season of the purples and lilacs, and I love it. But I do understand it might not be the best color for everyone. Also, it won't give you the same longevity as a neutral color. So I decided to style my very beloved (not to say old) LWD!! This one is at least 5 years old and I wear it EVERY spring and summer, multiple times. Now that's something fast-fashion won't give you!! Shop the…

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Celebrate Spring with a $700 Nordstrom Giveaway!!!!

Hello hello ladies and gents, happy monday! This week I decided to team up with a great group of bloggers and bring you a $700 Nordstrom gift card giveaway. I'm adding all of the bloggers involved so you can check them out and pick your favorites (this is not a requirement, just something I thought you might like!). Use the widget below to enter. Money Can Buy Lipstick | Blondes & Bagels | So Heather | Hey There, Chelsie | Tonya Michelle 26 My Blonde Life | Street Style Squad | Style Elixir | From The Family With Love | House of Loren The Sugared Lemon | Posh & Spicy | So Sarah Hunt | Glam and Posh | Laura Jane Atelier Britt + Whit | Lizzie in Lace | Bubbly Moments | Style of…

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Free People Spring Dresses

Free people counting daisies red dress

Guys I've been drooling over all the spring inspired looks on my screen, so when I found these two Free People dresses I knew I had to share them with you! So there I went with my girl Amber to venture into Indiana's lovely winter to create some inspiration of my own... I honestly (and biased) think we nailed these 2 looks, but let me tell you shooting these in a 30-degree weather is not what it seems! Hahaha that being said I have soooo much more respect for models who do photo shoots and model clothes for a living! Brrrrr About this Red Counting Daisies Off The Shoulder Dress (that also comes in yellow, navy and white). It's a full skirt, think doll dress with pockets (YES, how exciting is that!!!) and a thick linen fabric that…

Beauty Talk

Blowout for Maximum Volume

Hi, ladies! A couple of weeks ago I posted a quick hair tutorial on how I blowout and style my hair for massive volume in my Instagram stories and added to my "Highlights" only to realize not everyone has access to the Highlights ( they are stories that are permanent on the Instagram profile, meaning you can access them all the time). Thanks to all the girls who were still asking questions even after s few weeks! Because the whole tutorial was a hit I decided to give it a permanent home accessible to everyone here and on youtube! Feel free to shoot me questions if you still have some :) https://youtu.be/3bo82_JmRIc All the products I use: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3060628"] My favorite tools: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3060633"] I got a lot of positive response when I posted this on insta, if you…

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Parker Smith Jeans & Broad Ripple Hangouts

Lack of color tan hat and cult gaia bag

Did I tell you about my latest denim obsession? Parker Smith Jeans it is. And to light up our gloomy winter days, I decided to take you around the hip Broad Ripple area in Indy to show you my favorite hangout spots while wearing my favorite Parker Smith Jeans! First stop The Garden Table. They have a gorgeous location downtown but I also love this smaller, more rustic version in BR. It's just as popping with a cool crowd! If you love fresh produce, health-conscious and delish gourmet brunch foods you'll definitely love this place. Not to mention some of the best cold-pressed juices in town! I'm all for their avocado toast with topped with an egg and the Hoosier Heater juice is my all-time favorite!! All Photos Credit to Amber Bryant from Images By…

Beauty Talk

Microblading Eyebrows – Video – Before & After Photos

Microblading karina style diaries

This much-anticipated post is finally here! I got so many questions when I posted my microblading experience at the Lash & Brow Design Co on my insta stories , but I wanted to wait until I had the video feature with live content besides pictures for you to see and learn about the whole process of microblading eyebrows. As a bonus feature, I'll show you my lash lifting and tinting experience also. What's Microblading? It's a semi-permanent makeup that allows for a correction or full reconstruction of the brows by emulating the stroke of hairs. Brows look full and natural, unlike tattoos. It's important however to do your research when looking for a professional in your area. As the industry grows a lot of places start to offer these services. Make sure you have live…

Beauty Talk, Karina's Videos

How I got rid of Melasma

First and foremost if you struggle with Melasma, you know it totally sucks. I hear you! I've been testing multiple products and treatments for the past few months and I'm excited to share with you how I got rid of melasma on my face. I'm also talking about how you can prevent/minimize these stinkers from showing back up. Melasma seems to be triggered by hormonal change (pregnancy, birth control pills stress etc) it's commonly known as "pregnancy mask". I started developing mine after taking birth control pills and it sort of happened overnight (it was an awful realization!). After months or reading and trying to find videos on youtube I decided to make an appointment with my dermatologist and that's really when things started changing. Little did I know that I could've been preventing…

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