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5 Tips on How to Be Confident and Stay Strong

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"Confidence. We all want it, but we don't always know how to get it." This statement is so true and I'm confident when I say all of us struggle with it from time to time. That's why I want to share with you 5 tips that help me to be confident and keep on going strong, so you can get inspired and be your most confident self as well! On this day and age where we're surrounded by social media, it's easy to fall into the trap of the comparison game. We get sad and depressed because our closets don't look like such and such, or perhaps we haven't traveled as much as someone else. Or, in my case, the fact that motherhood is not always a bliss and I feel like the worse…

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NYFW Looks & Day 4-6 Recap

Brooklyn Bridge, Karina Reske, NYFW | NYFW Looks featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

I hope you guys are not sick of NYFW looks and agenda in general. I'll condense days 5 and 6 into this post because they were low-key and rained all day! Saturday we got up at 4:30 am to be at the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise (tip from local love Andrea Pion). We met up with Katie from KVC Photography. Dress, jacket, and earrings by VICI Collection -- Marc Fisher Yohani booties (use discount code LTD-39 for 20% off your purchase when you click on the link!!) -- Free People Whythe leather band felt hat.   SHOP THIS NYFW LOOK [show_shopthepost_widget id="3276801"] For the next looks, I went with good old sweaters and jeans because that's what everyone asked for on my insta stories poll! So here we go: Wrangler stripped sweater -- Cotton On USA cropped denim (on sale now for $29) --Marc Fisher Yohani booties…

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NYFW Day 3 Recap

NYFW bollare suite| NYFW Day 3 featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries: Bollare PR agency

NYFW Day 3 was one of our busiest. Thank God the weather felt closer to fall so we could actually walk around town and not sweat buckets. First stop, the cutest corner coffee shop. The Maison Kayser USA. And since we're in NYFW we must talk looks, shall we? Shop my NYFW look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3273621"] I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this look, it was definitely one of my favorites and so simple. By making a couple of changes we can build a super cute office look as well as a party ready one too!! First stop was a 10 am an appointment at my favorite gifting suite in NYC, the Bollare PR agency my friends! They do such an amazing job every year and their gifting suite offers a generous amount of…

Karina Style Travels, Karina's LookBook

NYFW Day 2 Looks

NYFW Karina Reske | NYFW Day 2 Looks featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Day 2 of NYFW was HOT! Like literally...NYC hit 100 degrees friends and we were melting on the streets. You can only imagine the scene...not fun. BUT we managed to pull it off and survived! Haha NYFW Day 2 Recap My morning started off with a good cup of coffee and editing pics/blog posts. We shot two looks before noon in our area in Times Square. Shop this NYFW Look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3270348"] After that, we headed to our Reward Style meeting at 2pm. It was amazing and refreshing to meet up with our reps and get a game plan in action. I wore these Zara Pants that I literally found the day before. This top got SO many questions. It's available at Lesley Jane Boutique :) Shop this NYFW Look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="3270357"] A quick stop at Shake Shack…

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NYFW Day 1 Recap

NYFW day 1 recap soho | NYFW Day 1 Recap featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

We finally made it to the much anticipated New York Fashion Week! This time around guys I must say I feel so much savvier which you'd think I'd be more prepared...no, not the case. I was picking outfits yesterday literally hours before boarding the plane. Oh well, that's something to conquer next year perhaps! So here we go: NYFW Day 1 Recap Traveling in style yet in the comfiest way. We flew in with Southwest (newbie here) via Newark. When booking a NYC flight try to see where in town you're staying at and what airport makes more sense to you. If Manhattan is the final destination you should be good with any of them really :) NYFW OUTFIT DETAILS: leggings -- cotton/silk blouse -- booties -- jacket -- handbag [show_shopthepost_widget id="3266308"] 1st stop: the apartment.…

Karina's LookBook

Fall Essentials You’ll Need this Season + Labor Day Sale

BB Dakota ex-boyfriend blazer, mini cognac skirt Karina Style Diaries | Fall Essentials featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Let's talk fall essentials, shall we? I just love when the lightweight knit sweaters, blazers, dusters, felt hats and ankle booties start to arrive in stores. It's no doubt my favorite season of the year. Everyone looks great and put together nicely. Yes, I do enjoy summer a whole lot but can totally do without sweaty faces and freezy hair! So, I picked out a few trendy items this season that are easy to wear and rounded up in one post for you to start getting some fun ideas and eyeing the right stuff when shopping! My Favorite Fall Essentials Leather, pleather, vegan leather, vinyl. You pick!! These are always staples but this fall calls for a fun piece, like this BB Dakota vegan leather camel mini. The flounce on the hem allows more movement…

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Instagram Fashion Summer Roundup

Karina Style Diaires Slouchy mint oversized cardigan chic wish | Instagram Fashion Summer Roundup featured by popular Indianapolis fashion blogger, Karina Style Diaries

Happy Friday friends! It's been a hot minute since I've done an Instagram Fashion roundup and boy I hate to see all those good outfits waisted, so I'm giving them a more permanent home. That way if you happen to have missed one or two (or a dozen) you can see more pics and shop directly from here. Woot woot! Instagram Fashion Summer Roundup This look is a great transition from summer to fall, you can keep adding the duster as the night falls and keep it off during the day. Vince duster / cut off shorts / top  (similar) / sandals / sunnies / bag / belt / cross necklace / Miranda Frye necklaces [show_shopthepost_widget id="3253015"] This next look is one of my latest favorites. A statement rocker tee never gets old! Rolling…

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…


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…

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