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Karina Style Travels, Lifestyle

Our Wonderful Staycation at the Conrad Indianapolis and How to Plan Yours!

Conrad Indianapolis pop suite featured by popular life and style blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Our anniversary was literally a month after I got my cancer diagnosis. We usually like to take a quick trip, hubs and I. Nothing fancy we just want to spend time together and enjoy each other's company. This year, however, I had a ton of doctor's appointments and surgery to schedule so we decided on a staycation. And can I tell you: WE LOVED IT!!!! So I'm here today to give you staycation ideas and how you can plan yours - Jump to the end of this post for a special discount from our friends at the Conrad Indianapolis. We partnered with two local gems to bring you this post: the ever so chic and contemporary Conrad Indianapolis and the delicious and classic The Capital Grille Indianapolis. I want to take you guys on a…

Lifestyle

The Ultimate Weekend in Chicago

chicago navy pier | The Ultimate Weekend in Chicago featured by popular Indianapolis travel blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Ah, the windy city! The most amazing place in the Midwest to have a quick girls trip. The Ultimate weekend in Chicago doesn't have to be overdone or too full of plans, take it easy and follow along if you want to hit the right spots and see what the city has to offer. From the best views, parks, restaurants, and hotels, Chicago truly has it all for all taste and budgets. I think of it as an understated, clean and chilled version of NYC. Have you been? I've rounded up in this post the places I went to and loved, with my buddy boo Kathleen Post from the Lemon Blonde the weekend before the fourth of July. We were invited by The Gettys Group to spend a couple of summer nights at one of…

Beauty Talk, Karina's Videos

Flesh Makeup Review

Flesh foundation review - Flesh Makeup Review featured by popular Indianapolis beauty blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Happy Monday friends! This past weekend I received a package filled with Flesh Makeup products and I was so intrigued by its name (hehe) and packaging I decided to try it right away. Flesh is Revlon's prestige brand that is available exclusively at Ulta Beauty. Shop the Flesh Makeup video: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3217751"] Firm Flesh Thick stick Foundation (lol!!): Besides the interesting - to say the least - product name I have to say I'm quite impressed by the foundation coverage and wear. Pros: It provides a seamless full coverage without the heaviness of such. I love the feel of it and how I didn't even need concealer to hide my melasma, that's full on during summer. It's easy to apply and the color range is amazing, I found two or three that match me perfectly depending…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The EPIC Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The EPIC Nordstrom Anniversary Sale featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

The happiest sale of the year is now on for cardholders: THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE!! If you're not a cardholder click here to open one and shop the best sale of the year now! What's special about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? It's all brand new fall merchandise 40% off for a limited time to kick off fall shopping!! My biggest tip to shop is: go ahead and buy what you want, everything flies out of the shelves. You can always try them on at home and return what doesn't work out (hopefully you'll do it in a nice time frame!) I also suggest you invest in the statement pieces first - aka stuff that doesn't typically go on sale until later in the season. NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE - MY FAVORITES: Here are my favorite coats: [show_ms_widget…

Karina's Videos, Lifestyle

Breast Cancer Journey – Part 1

Hi guys! This topic might scare some of you but I'm hoping curiosity will lead you to watch/read this post today. I decided to share my breast cancer journey with you for many different reasons. First and foremost I want this to be a guide, a resource or just a companion and a mood lifter for you to use if you or someone you love is going through breast cancer. I also want to tell you the steps and what to expect when you do get this diagnosis. Lastly and most important I want to share with you what helps me to go through this with my best smile on! What will you see in the video: I'm talking about how I discovered my lumps. Where I went to get them checked, tips on…

Lifestyle

The Wonderful Kroger Symphony on the Prairie + 6 Pack Tix Giveaway!

Kroger Symphony on the prairie featured by popular Indianapolis blogger, Karina Style Diaries

KROGER SYMPHONY ON THE PRAIRIE: A FAMILY SUMMER FAVORITE Indiana summers are not complete without a Kroger Symphony on the Prairie outdoor concert. If you're not familiar with it, the Symphony on the Prairie is the best value in central Indiana for outdoor live music and entertainment! Every June we wait in excitement to see what dates our favorites are coming to town. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays with many other musical guests including covers of The Beatles (a family favorite here), Queen, Michael Jackson, Abba along with many other names, all played at the Conner Prairie Amphitheater. Ok, what's so good about this? Well, besides the fact that the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie is the best family-friendly event, we can bring our own food and drinks (alcoholic beverages included) or we can purchase concessions on site -…

Karina's LookBook

Hammitt Handbags

Hammitt Handbags Karina Reske - Hammitt Handbags featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries - Hammitt Handbags featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

A unique clutch was designed and created by Stephanie Hammitt to attend a local gathering with friends in Southern California. That led to friends begging her for more. Hammitt Handbags was created. With a passion for craftsmanship, customer excellence and community Hammitt LA has managed to stand out in the crowd while listening to their muses and spreading the style and quality of their handbags from their favorite local retailers all the way from the South Bay to NYC. I'm excited to partner with Hammitt to show you two of my favorite bags and how I style them differently while showcasing their unique style. Meet the Tony Crossbody Bag: bag // dress (option 1 - option 2) // wedges // sunnies // watch // bracelet  SHOP THE HAMMITT HANDBAGS LOOK: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3185593"] The new addition to the Hammitt…

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Asos Occasion Wear

asos occasion wear fringe dress - Asos Occasion Wear featured by popular Indianapolis style blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Happy wedding season my friends! We're just a few days away from my (and pretty much everyone I know) anniversary. What better time than this to shop for dresses?! I partnered with Asos Occasion Wear to bring you a wide variety of pieces to be worn during this party season and throughout the year as well. I picked two fringe dresses since they make such a big statement (ya'll know I'm a bit loud!!). Be the best guest dressed guest! fringe dress - black  // strappy heels // bag (similar) // sunnies // earrings Shop the Asos Occasion Wear Picture [show_shopthepost_widget id="3177412"] These next pics were just too fun to skip! We had dinner at The Kirby in Saugatuck, MI - Post coming up soon - and went to the Dunes Resort afterward. It was THE PERFECT DRESS…

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Summer Graphic Tees + Life Update

sassy queen boutique summer graphic tees - Summer Graphic Tees + Life Update featured by popular Indianapolis style blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Hey boys and gals, it's been a hot minute but I'm here. Alive, positive (with a couple of struggles here and there) and working on the healthy side of things. Initially, this post was supposed to be about the cutest summer graphic tees from Sassy Queen Boutique. But as life has it's surprising ways, it turns out I'll be going to more deep subjects. First things first, summer graphic tees are a great canvas to any outfit and a way of making a statement or show off your personality in a cute way! Sassy Queen Boutique has a great selection of fun and entertaining phrases for all tastes and interests. Their differential, however, is that you can select the color of fabric, the color of letters, the shape (muscle tee, crew neck, etc) and so many…

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VICI Collection Summer Dresses

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I've recently partnered with VICI Collection on Instagram to feature a few summer dresses, but I LOVED these outfits so so much I thought it'd be a shame to not share them here on the blog as well. I'd love to know if you agree with me :) This cotton maxi dress is a show stopper (like is it just me who thinks that?!) I love that it comes with a loose belt so I can tie the waist and make it fitted. You have the option of tieing to the back as well for less bulk. It has a deep v-neck in front and back. The ruffle detail on the sleeve as well as on the hem make it that much more girly but still so chic. basilica cotton maxi white dress // marena faux suede heels…

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