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A look into my closet picks and how to mix and match your clothes to create trendy, classic and fashion forward looks!

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The Hampton Social (last chance to enter H&T giveaway!!)

I was really looking forward to write this post as this place is sooooo worth a whole post of its own! Thanks to Andrea who pushed for a visit there we were able to come together and not only shoot at The Hampton Social but have lunch and drinks there too!! Courtesy of the lovely ladies of Holly & Tanager. The place's atmosphere is very nautical and feels right out of a Ralph Lauren ad. "The Hampton Social, found in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL, first opened its doors in August 2015. The lifestyle concept - owned, operated and designed by restaurateur Brad Parker - is a restaurant hotspot that evokes East Coast living in every aspect." - THS websiteย located at River North 353 Hubbard St. Sunset Beach (el jimador tequila, peloton…

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Holly & Tanager + Giveaway!!

Happy Monday ladies and gents! As some of you know and followed along in my insta stories Bella and took a trip to Chicago to shoot Holly & Tanager's campaign with none less than Andrea Pion from A Slice O'Pi. I'll be throwing a post on our trip together as mommy and daughter because we had an amazing amount of quality time (despite picture-taking!). But for now I want to gush about H&T handbags and the soot we did in Chi-town! For the giveaway ENTER HERE. Now go on and enjoy the many looks + views from the pro and the Windy City! First stop Buckingham Fountain. Here's a bit about H&T's story: "Holly & Tanager was created to solve an important problem โ€“ how to carry all your things at once. Many of…

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Scallops & Ruffles

Back from Chitown and getting back in the blogging groove! We got soooo many beautiful shots I can't wait to share with you guys!! And despite the wind we manage toย shoot this one shoulder frill dress that's been hanging in my closet for waaaay too long! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2695534"] I have to admit the hem was too long for my height so I had to knot the skirt and pull a little creativity to make this baby work! I'll be shortening the dress so I can wear more often because these ruffles and scallops definitely have my heart! Like I mentioned on instagram this shot was done with the iphone 7 and my oh my!!! There's definitely some killing photos that can be done with this little machine, must have for the avid photographers/bloggers! Also,…

Beauty Talk, Karina's LookBook

Summer Basics + Beauty Tricks!

I've been all about the basics lately, very different than the girl who left fashion school 7 years ago...thank goodness for matured style! Anyway, I wore two looks this past week that made me so happy, hahaha I know I'm cheesy but what can say, some things never really do mature!! So if you're also into the basics that you can dress up or down you'll love these! Scroll all the way down for a summer beauty trick bonus video ๐Ÿ’‹ [show_shopthepost_widget id="2680290"] Note, my beloved Nixon watch has been restocked! Note 2: At work I replaced thisย ripped white denin for white pants without the rips and sans hat! Next is my favorite white pleated blouse that's no longer available (bummer) but I did find a few similar styles. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2680323"] I also replaced…

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Overalls

And who swore a few seasons ago that would never ever ever put on a pair of overalls?! Humm, I'm going to be LOLing seeing some of my friends swallowing their pride and giving in to the cutest piece of the season. I must confess I was not the biggest fan of overalls either BUT as I've learned a long time ago, never say never...because I said to many times and had to swallow them all up too. Ha!! A once exclusive farm kid staple has spread across the country and lots of designers have come out with the most charming styles. Put them together w your favorite softย tee or dress down your fancy tops. I chose the latest for the sakes of this post! This season's overalls are meant to be a bit…

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Black Out feat. Shirtdress + Jumpsuit

I thought this title would correspond to the latest in my life but to be honest I'm more positive than ever! If you've been following up the latest news on my dad's condition you know things haven't been easy but lots and lots of good things are happening in this heartbreaking moment. I am a firm believer that looking at life as the glass half full makes all the difference and I hope you can see that on my posts too! That being said let's jump into today's spring version of the LBD by MakeMeChicย ! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2670455"] A shirtdress is such a versatile piece that can be worn with leggings and even ripped jeans for a more edgy look. With a simple slip-on shoe and statement necklace for a more casual one and even…

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Take your Denim to a Girly level with OTS and OS Blouses!

Indiana offers very few days of a nice and moderate temps. One that is comfortable to stand outside that is. That's why I'm taking advantage of this time of the year to rock my jeansย and cute/girly blouses!! ย Pretty soon we'll be a hot mess in shorts, bathing suits and flip flops...just you wait and see. Meanwhile shall we cherish this moment?? [show_shopthepost_widget id="2654436"] Tilt Necklace, Kara Earrings and Dash Ringย all Miranda Frye Jewelryย . I have a discount coupon for you too! "KARINA" and get 10% off + free US shipping! This watch has been such a hit and I totally understand why! It comes in rose gold with a black or white face and silver also with a white or black face. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2654446"] And what better time to start our spring/summer shoe shopping??…

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Le Mรฉridien Indianapolis

There are many beautiful hotels but this iconic boutique hotel exceeded all of our expectations. In the heart of Downtown Indy lays this gem of a place with tons of history behind the building. Let me start by saying I'm still in awe after our incredible stay at the Le Meridien Indianapolis. If you are not familiar with the Le Meridien brand, it was founded in Paris in 1972 and joined the Starwood portfolio in 2005. I can tell you it carries that European understated and contemporary luxury in every room you set foot in. They are known for their award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture featuring an espresso machine in every room and check in area. (bonus points for that!!) A bit of history: Le Meridien Indy debuted in 2014 after a major…

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Aubry Lane Handbags – Style & Technology = Modern Woman

When we think of style we rarely think of safety after all what does one thing has to do with the other? Well they can go together very well and help us in ways we didn't even know we needed. I'd love to introduce you guys to Aubry Lane the newest handbag company located in our very own Indianapolis! Cheers for local love โ™ฅ๏ธŽ "Aubry Lane is inspired by womenโ€™s intrepid pursuit of personal style. ย Our handbags are designed to empower women as they make their mark on the world. Whether she is at home, at work, or at play, the elegant design of an Aubry Lane handbag transcends any social confines placed on the modern-day woman." AB Now what does safety has to do with gorgeous handbags again? ย Let me give a couple…

Karina's LookBook

Insta Roundup + Side Braid for short bangs Tutorial!

Hi friends, so happy to finally be on the roll again. Hope you're happy to see me after a crazy week here in the Reske home :) I've gathered a few looks that only made to instagram and put them all in here so I can say they have been blogged!! And since we didn't have a beauty post this week I thought I'd combine a hair tutorial with the looks, hope you enjoy !! Find this exact blazer at Tobi : Jaymes Blush Blazer [show_shopthepost_widget id="2607336"] [show_shopthepost_widget id="2607358"] [show_shopthepost_widget id="2607350"] [show_shopthepost_widget id="2607356"] Find these exact slides at Sole Of Brasil: Happy by Carranoย - get 25% + free shipping using code "coachella17" [show_shopthepost_widget id="2607382"] Sweety Fantasy Lace Bodycon Dress currently on sale for $30 See more styles atย  Tobi.com [show_shopthepost_widget id="2610640"] And since it…