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Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

5 Tips on How to Be Confident and Stay Strong

| 5 Tips on How to Be Confident and Stay Strong featured by popular Indianapolis life and style blogger, Karina Style Diaries

"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…

Karina Style Travels, Lifestyle

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

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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

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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…

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…


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 -…


Babbleboxx: HER Health Month

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I'm so excited to partner with Babbleboxx for HER Health Month this May. If you've been following my little journey here for a while you might know I care a lot about healthy eating and exercise habits but I do have my "falling off the wagon" phases. This box was an incentive to put me back on track while joining the Faster Way to Fat Loss program recommended by my fellow blogger and mama of three Beth Chappo! This Babbleboxx came with several products related to a healthy lifestyle, and I'm so eager to unveil all of these goodies one by one for you, my friends!!! BABBLEBOXX: HER HEALTH MONTH BOX REVIEW 1. Zenni UV Blue Blockers. The more I read about the damage blue light from computers and other devices (smart-phones, i-pads) the…


Mother’s Day Brunch at The Capital Grille

Karina Style Diaries Mother's Day outfit

This past Sunday myself and a beautiful group of Indy girl bosses were treated to a preview of the Mother's Day brunch menu at The Capital Grille in downtown Indy. Needless to say it was feast! Everything from the cutest mimosas to the delicious and gorgeously curated dishes was perfect. From the fun company to the courteous and refined staff, I know any mom will be delighted to experience this special brunch. Hint hint, if you're a dad and reading this!! I chose this lavender lace ChicWish dress to wear to the occasion because it's girly and feminine, and it has Sunday brunch written all over it!!! The shoes are SJP Shoes from the very first collection, read this post to watch the vlog from years ago when I bought the Maud Sandal and met…

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…

Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

Parker Smith Jeans & Broad Ripple Hangouts

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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…

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Ironworks Hotel Indy Preview

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Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) IRONWORKS HOTEL INDY REVIEW Let me just tell you how beautiful the Ironworks Hotel Indy looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic…

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