Thursday, August 28, 2014

L.A. Cool

Hey Lovess! 
Happy Thursday! I feel like it has been forever since I last posted anything (It's only been 4 days Karina) haha I guess you can say I'm having "blogger withdrawals." Anywho, it has definitely been a long time since I have posted an 'Outfit of the Day' so alas here I am with one! :D My blogging schedule is a little off but no worries because it will definitely go back to normal. I was a bit busy this week and I decided to give the videos a break for this week as well. I have so many #ootd that I NEED to get them out! :) again, *blogger probz. I also started my second job today (I work at a school too) so it's definitely back to school and work for me! 

I particularly loved this outfit because I just felt so damn cool in it. I'm not too sure if it was the almost black lipstick, the gladiator sandals, or the (p)leather shorts! Either way I got "L.A. cool" vibes from it! When I saw this jersey shirt I automatically wanted it because let me be honest, I love the jersey trend AND it has my favorite color (red) in it! SCORE! I went for a laid back vibe and paired it with the (p)leather shorts. Since it is still scorching hot outside I added my gladiator sandals. The super high bun plus the dark lipstick tied the whole thing together! 





















Top, Shorts, Sandals, Purse: H&M | Lipstick: Cyber by MAC

So let me know what you think, Is this something you would wear? Leave a comment below, I'd love to interact with you! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog to never miss a post! Or follow me on Bloglovin' and Instagram

Love Always, 
Karina

Monday, August 25, 2014

Motivation Monday!

Hey Lovess!
Happy Monday! While some are already back in school, some have one more week left! I know it is probably a drag getting back into the swing of things but remember that there is a reason for all of it! I wanted to remind those that are going to school to remember to focus on what is important! Here I wanted to share with you two "quotes" that really had me thinking: 



Often times we look to others for validation on how we're doing in whatever it is that we're pursuing. DON'T DO THAT! Never worry about how everyone else is doing because you will only hurt yourself. I want you to know that whatever it is that is meant for you is meant for you ONLY. Try and develop the tunnel vision focus and look at only what you want to create and build for yourself. WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF. For the most part, we always see people and think to ourselves "They're doing so much better than I" - NOT TRUE. Everyone is on a different path than you so don't compare yourself. We all do things differently and we all have different timing. The more you think about everyone else, the less you focus on the things that can make you so much better! Be so FOCUSED on yourself that you forget to notice everything else. That is the kind of drive that is going to get you where you want to be. 

You don't have to worry about people taking what you have. You are a unique person with a unique story and life created especially for you. No two people are going to get the same experiences in life, they will always be different. Just remember to be great at what you do! Do your best and give it all you got. There are certain characteristics about you that people LOVE! And that is what makes you different from the rest. No one can outshine you at what you do, so DO YOU WELL! 
"You are the only one who is the expert of you." 
What you bring into your life is all due to your thinking and feelings. So remember to always think positive. Focus on what you want, not what you don't want. You will attract what you think about most. We live in a world where people judge and criticize us, try to ignore it! When you put yourself out there you take the chance of people critiquing your every move, FORGET THEM! You are on your own path to greatness! You have to build that type of confidence where you forget to even remember what people are thinking and saying about you. Be so confident in yourself that you forget the naysayers. No one will steal what is yours. What is meant to be for you will always be just for you, just wait on it. 

HAPPY MONDAY! 

love always, 
Karina



Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Skirt Style Lookbook - Video!

Hey Lovess! 
Happy Wednesday! I have another video for you all to see! I decided to create a lookbook! Since it is still hot and sunny I didn't want to start back to school just yet! ;) No need for me to dread people of what is to come! haha so I decided to keep it cool and stick to the section of skirts. This one is 4 different types of skirts and how I style them! I am starting to get used to the whole editing and filming and I'm really liking it! So I hope you enjoy this little lookbook of mine and be sure to check back for next week's video! :D Give me some suggestions of what you'd like to see as well!


Let me know what you think, and if there is something you would wear? Leave a comment below, I'd love to interact with you! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog and channel to never miss a post! Or follow me on Bloglovin' and Instagram

Love Always, 
Karina

Monday, August 18, 2014

Motivation Monday!

Hey Lovess! 
Happy Monday to you all! I feel like everywhere I go I see "Back to School" signs. Being that Summer is my favorite season I am a bit sad! But that just means we have to enjoy these last few weeks as much as possible right?! So today I wanted to elaborate on the simple saying: 


This saying, this little phrase can bring so much greatness into your life! Thank you comes hand in hand with gratitude. It has a lot to do with being grateful. These two beautiful words are supposed to be said far more than what we usually do. Being a believer of the law of attraction I have learned that saying THANK YOU to everything and anything has brought me so much more into my life and has made me realize the impact it has on my life. You honestly never know how much meaning the words THANK YOU can bring to someones day, especially when you mean it! We have to be grateful for everyone we come across throughout our day and be grateful for the service or whatever it is that they provide us with. The more positive vibes you put out, the more you will attract into your life! I have tested this theory as well. 

I work in retail so on busy days such as Saturdays I always make sure to strike up conversations with customers. Whether it be asking them how their day is going or telling them thank you for telling me to have a nice day as well. A simple compliment or nice saying can really turns anyone's day around. I realized that the more I asked people how they were doing, or how their day was going and just simply being nice to them, customers started asking me how my day was going! Even before I asked them. It was then I realized the law of attraction was working and my vibration was certainly positive! 

So be sure to be thankful for EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING! Be thankful and grateful you woke up today, be thankful for your parents, the food you ate, your lovely readers of your blog ;), your true friends who have been there for you through everything, those who accept you as you are and love you anyway, all the great moments you've had in your life, the life you are blessed with, the cashiers who ring you up at a store, the people who work on building homes, the electricians, the plumbers, and everything in between! Now do you realize that we have so much to be thankful for? If it wasn't for certain people we wouldn't have certain things. And I'm telling you that the more you say thank you, the greatness will return to you. Be a person of gratitude and it will shine upon your life and make your day brighter! Try out this attitude and I guarantee you it will make your days greater! 

HAPPY MONDAY! 

love always,
Karina 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Affair

Hey Lovess! 
Happy Friday! Woo! It feels good for me to be blogging again! haha well I know I haven't even been gone that long but it's been awhile since Tuesday! :/ Blogger problems! Anyway, I had gotten an eye infection these past couple of days so I really didn't feel like doing anything! But I am doing so much better; hence why I am here with a new post! :D 

The meaning behind my title has a lot to do with my outfit! I realized that this outfit is such a Summer outfit and I am NOT ready to part ways just yet. Although I do live in California so I probably won't be styling Fall outfits anytime soon! I am a total California girl and I admit, I LOVE SUMMER! So I guess you can say that I totally have something going on with the season of Summer! It will always be my first love! ;) 

This top is definitely the main focus in today's outfit! I love love the color of it, just beautiful and bright! This is the tiered cami from East and Lo and it is just gorgeous! It is so perfect for Summer - airy and light. I especially loved the detailed straps and how they had some tribal design on it, so perfect! You definitely have to check out their site, such cute clothes! Tell them Karina sent ya! 

I decided to pair the top with my cupcake (p)leather skirt from H&M! I was going to leave it flowing out but instead I liked the way it looked tucked in. I wore my tribal print flatforms that I recently got from DSW for some more print! This look is actually one of the looks that is going to be in my next YouTube video so be sure to keep on the lookout for that! ;) 




















Top: East and Lo | Skirt: H&M | Shoes: DSW | Purse: Forever 21 (old) 

So let me know what you think, Is this something you would wear? Leave a comment below, I'd love to interact with you! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog to never miss a post! Or follow me on Bloglovin' and Instagram

Love Always, 
Karina

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekend Recap: My Interview with Lucy Hale!


Hey Lovess! 

This weekend I was giving the amazing opportunity to interview Lucy Hale and talk to her about her new collection with Hollister! Now let me just start off by saying I LOVE PRETTY LITTLE LIARS so when this came about I was in awe! To have the opportunity to talk to one of the Pretty Little Liars like nothing?! MAJOR!! I'm not going to lie, I was definitely nervous and scared..what do I say?! What questions should I ask?! But nonetheless I did it anyway and I gave it my best!  BWR Public Relations reached out to me and let me know about the meet and greet Lucy was having at Century City Mall in Los Angeles. So I applied right away and luckily was approved for Media Coverage! :D 

This collection was Hollister's first celebrity collaboration and it includes soft dresses, leggings, skirts, and tops; inspired by the So Cal vibe! A lot of her items were floral and reminded me of the boho chic look which I love!! The first installment was released August 8 and the second installment of the collection will be released August 29! Be sure to go to your nearest Hollister and check it out! You don't want to miss these cute pieces! 








These pictures are provided by: (Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Hollister)

Lucy was able to meet 500 fans at her meet and greet at Hollister on Saturday! Yes, 500 fans lined up outside and waited for this beautiful soul! It was definitely an awesome day! Because I was part of "media" I got to have a one-on-one chat with Lucy and ask her about her new line. I brought along my friend/photographer Madaline to film and shoot the whole thing! She did a great job of editing the whole thing and voila! It is now live on my Youtube channel for you to see the whole thing. Lucy is definitely super nice and down to earth! She is so much more beautiful in person and I am soo happy I got to meet her! She was easy to talk to, even though I was still nervous! Either way, I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity and want to give a big thank you to BWR Public Relations for reaching out to me. This was the biggest event of my blogger career thus far! THANK YOU! 


I decided to wear something similar to the look that Lucy's collection represented. So yes, I went for florals, cowboy boots (Lucy is from Tennessee) and accessories! Lucy even complimented me on my romper and my necklace, fan girl moment! 


Our nervous faces! 
















going over my questions! 
Lucy being interviewed by Teen Beat.




Pictures after our interview! 




Feeling great after the interview! Here's my outfit!
Romper: Marshalls | Kimono: H&M | Booties: Marshalls, Steven Madden | Purse: H&M 
AND also a big CONGRATULATIONS to Lucy Hale for winning Choice TV Actress: Drama at the Teen Choice Awards this past Sunday! And CONGRATS to the rest of the cast for winning other awards and for winning Choice TV Show: Drama! I'm telling you it's a GREAT SHOW! :D



I know that I spoke really low (because I was nervous) but now I know what to work on for next time. Experiencing new things is always good because it gives me the chance to see what worked and what didn't; It shows me what I need to get better at! But cut me break, I LOVE LUCY HALE! haha and PLL is my #1 show! 


Hope you enjoy the video and pictures! 


Love Always, 
Karina