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Brasil….meu Brasil brasileiro….

Listening to axe music, looking through pictures and brainstorming for a post I found myself feeling extremely homesick today, but in a good way. I'm so proud of my heritage and couldn't be happier to see that Macy's has brought a piece of Brazil to it's stores here in America!Such happy colors, places, and people fit in perfectly with the new season. Let's celebrate spring with the joyful spirit of the Brazilians ;)I used to not be a fan of Indy car racing (only liked Formula One because our dear Ayrton Senna) but couldn't help myself but falling in love with this very American race after the Brazilian sweethearts Tony and Helio started to make history on the tracks! Gotta love these guys ;) Viva o Brasil!!!!!Beijos,

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Mother’s Day Goodies

Yesterday I took my old shoes to the shoe repair at the mall and to my disappointment I found out they can't be repaired :( oh well that's life, I got a looooot of wear out of those!But my trip wasn't a total waste of time since I found my mother's day gift (yes, I do the shopping and just tell hubby that's his gift for me - not romantic but very practical!! haha) Now I just wanted to share my goodies with you, I'm addicted to Pinterest (thanks to my dear friend Isabela!) and have been seeing so many hot accessories for spring that I made a point of getting only costume jewelry. I'm in love!!!Earrings Rachel Rachel Roy 40.00 Equestrian style silver bracelet Vince Camuto 45.00 Toggle chain gold bracelet Ralph Lauren…

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LookBook: The Neon Shirt!

So, who thinks neon and lace are enemies?! Well, here goes a girly yet edgy neon plus lace look that I'm wearing at work today ;)Blouse BCBG MaxAzria, skirt Urban Outfitters, oxford peep toe Ann Taylor, belt Hollister.

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Hats Off: Pix!

Last Thursday I attended the Fashion Art Society Hats Off luncheon and couldn't be happier to be surrounded by all of those stylish ladies, who happen to be fashion enthusiasts just like moi!!!I'm thrilled to say that I took advantage of being there to become a member (something I've been planning to do for a looooong time!) and the advantages are endless such as; exclusive exhibition previews, private tours and free admission to lectures and special events besides helping support an organization that explores art, design and the natural environment for our community! For more information on becoming a member and helping support fashion and art in our great Indianapolis go to: imamuseum.orgPhillys, Rosane Zelmanovitz, Maria Horner and Neelu SondhiColombian beauty Lila Margarita and preppy girl Madison HanulakPetra Slinkard, and some of the award…

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Hats Off @ the Indianapolis Museum of Art!

  Today Indianapolis fashion (and hat!) lovers will all meet at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for a special luncheon to celebrate the second anniversary of IMA's Fashion Art Society. The occasion calls for a presentation of hats from hat collector Linda McMurray, an exclusive preview of IMA latest exhibition: An American Legacy; Norell, Blass, Halston and Sprouce. And view exciting acquisitions by Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier!!!!! As if this is not enough action, the event is topped off with a fancy luncheon for the stylish Indy ladies to talk fashion and mingle ;)Pictures from the event to come...  Beijos,Karina

Trend Book

Top 12 Trends for Spring 2012

 Here’s a refresher of the list of trends to get you ready for the season. What to buy, what to keep and perhaps what to toss… This list is meant to show you what the trends are and a sample of what they look like.1. Bold printsJill Stuart, Giles and Marc by Marc Jacobs2. Pastel PaletteRalph Lauren3. Dropped WaistChloe4. Cropped TopsDolce & Gabbana, Versace and Missoni5. Light-weight pleatsErdem, Prada and Aquilano e Rimondi6. Rounded ShouldersFrom left top: Vanessa Bruno, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Jil Sander, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent 7. Large-scale lace -gowns and minis-  Louis Vuitton, Erdem, Preen, Oscar de la Renta8.  Casual looking pleated trousers, menswear still going strong...Gucci Spring 2012 9. Summer Suits - shorts & blazer combo10. Exposed ShouldersTemperley London, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Carlos Miele11. Voluminous drapped pencil skirtsMarc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Danielle…

Beauty Talk

Beauty S.O.S: The Red Lip

Now it's the time to transition from the nude lip and the smoky eye to a more springish look; the bright colored lip and the natural looking eye - I say natural looking because you know there's a lot of goodies we use to "look" natural :) but that's talk for another time.Today I'm focusing on the red lip, I know it can be intimidating but only until you find your perfect shade. Invest some time on a consultation from a make up artist who will help you achieve your perfect self!!Do you need reasons why to wear a bright lipstick? Here we go: 1. It instantly turns your outfit into a chic ensemble. Its' like the perfect accessory, think of a pair of jeans with a cardi and flats...now think of it with bright…

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Put it Together: Nautical Look

This is my version of a nautical look! This look never goes out of style and spring is the perfect time to be sporting yours ;) Further down there are some cool ideas I want to show you of how a nautical look can be casual or dressy, depending on your taste and budget. Get creative!!!Nautical Looks by karinastylediaries featuring Miu Miu sandalsPaul Smith dress$405 - paulsmith.co.ukDress$92 - topshop.comRed Or Dead blazer£19 - bankfashion.co.ukRalph Lauren Blue Label blazer£499 - farfetch.comMiu Miu sandals$695 - miumiu.comPendant$700 - macys.comJ Crew belt$30 - jcrew.comCacharel belt$93 - asos.comKORS MICHAEL KORS Cinnabar Peep Toe Cork Wedges$265 - stylebop.com

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Couture with Biker Jacket

Good thing about my job is that I can come in wearing a piece of couture and people will find it fabulous rather than insane!! Ok, this Jean Paul Gaultier yellow plasticky dress was a gift from a special friend (Kiki) and I thought it was a good opportunity to wear since I went to a Midwest Fashion Week event that day.Photo Credit: Blair (Blaircontrare @ Instagram)Dress: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target, Leather jacket: Bebe, Chain bracelet: Target, Shoes: ZigiSohoBeijo,

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