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How to Style: Denim Skirts

I thought I would do another mini “How to Style” post because not sure why, but I’m very into denim skirts this season. They are just as versatile as regular denim jeans or shorts but more feminine and put together I think. So I wanted to share a few ways I’d like to style them.

Outfit #1

A pretty button down top is a really easy way to dress up a denim skirt. It’s put together an feminine but the skirt says “I can still have fun” which I like. It’s a safe contrast, you know. Adding the sneakers keeps it casual too so it’s easy for a nice day outside!

Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent
Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent
Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent

Outfit # 2

This one is for those days it’s still a little chillier or even at night when it’s chilly but you need to dress up a little more than usual. A light sweater is a good option because it’ll keep you warm if you need but still nice and casual. It’s also a great idea when it’s time to transition back to fall (too soon?)

Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target
Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target
Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target

Outfit # 3

This one is definitely the most casual and easy to wear. A simple t-shirt and denim is always a good choice! This Budwesier shirt basically says “I’m fun” and the denim skirt and sneakers says “but I’m also casual”. It’s such a perfect pair. This one might be my favorite!

Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target

I hope you enjoyed this mini series! xox

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Spring Dress Guide

Spring is my favorite time of year because all the prettiest dresses come out in stores! And the weather helps also, but really the pretty clothes are what get me. I’m sharing a few of my favorite dresses for this spring today!

Outfit #1

I found this gorgeous floral dress and just about fell over. It’s so pretty and the material is so light and flowy. I highly recommend wearing nude undies under this because it’s pretty sheer, but the pattern helps to hide how sheer it is. Another favorite of mine lately is yellow and green together. I know. It’s so weird but it’s also so good.

Dress: Zara / Sandals: Forever 21 / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Target
Dress: Zara / Sandals: Forever 21 / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Target
Dress: Zara / Sandals: Forever 21 / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Target

Outfit # 2

A t-shirt dress is the ultimate spring and summer staple when it comes to dresses. They can do no wrong. I highly recommend buying t-shirt dresses in as many colors as you can because they can go from day to night with a simple change of shoes and accessories. They are also incredibly comfortably so yay for that.

Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Sneakers: Target
Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Sneakers: Target
Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Sneakers: Target

Outfit #3

Frankly, there’s not enough words to explain how I feel about this dress. It’s the most beautiful dress I think I’ve ever owned. The floral pattern is so pretty and feminine and the shape is one of my favorites. It also sold out 2 times before I got my hands on it so that says something. Again, this baby is SHEER. Wear your nude undies or another slip underneath unless you want to share your goods with the world.

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Chloe
Dress: Zara / Shoes: Chloe
Dress: Zara / Shoes: Chloe

Outfit # 4

Look at the beautiful color on this. I’m not okay. GREEN IS MY NEW THING. I also thought it was a fun layering touch to add a t-shirt underneath to make it a little bit more styled and I think it looks really cute. Add on some hoop earrings and a bunch of bracelets and it’s such a cute vacation look.

Dress: Zara / Shirt: Something Navy / Shoes: Forever 21
Dress: Zara / Shirt: Something Navy / Shoes: Forever 21
Dress: Zara / Shirt: Something Navy / Shoes: Forever 21

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Memorial Day Weekend Outfit Ideas

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Memorial Day is coming up next week (!!!) so I wanted to share a few outfit ideas with basics that pretty much everyone has in their closet. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to go out and buy a new outfit for one day, so in those cases, you just take what you have and try and make it into something new-ish.

Outfit #1

This first outfit is my favorite and probably exactly what I’ll be wearing on Memorial Day this year! Memorial Day is one of those holidays that people wear red, white and blue on, so that’s what I did here. I paired a tie up red and white top with regular old distressed straight leg jeans and some sandals. Super simple, but very cute and a little sexy.

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo

Outfit #2

This one is another red, white and blue inspired look. The red and white striped button down is something lots of people have in their closet and so are white shorts! Paired with white sneakers, or sandals or wedges this outfit is pretty much universal, and really easy and comfortable too.

Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target
Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target
Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target

Outfit #3

I’m a big fan of denim on denim these days (mostly on other people LOL) and MDW is a perfect time to try it out I think. Denim shorts and a cute tube top are pretty easy to do but throw on a denim jacket in a similar shade and all of a sudden people will be asking you for your instagram handle ’cause they think you’re a fashion influencer (probably not).

Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target

Outfit #4

This one is one of my favorites also. An off the shoulder top is such a flattering look and paired with a denim skirt its’s very feminine but still comfortable. Sticking with comfort, the sandals just tie everything together!

Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters
Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters
Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters

Outfit #5

Finally, a simple tank dress is always a good idea. I paired it with these platform heels to make it a little fancier but it would look just as great with sneakers or sandals! I added the denim jacket over top for layering purposes and in case it gets chilly at night.

Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden

I hope you enjoyed! xox

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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How to Style: Leather Shorts

After a short hiatus over the last week and a half, I’m back with a little mini “How to Style” blog post. It’s mini because there’s only 3 outfits instead of 5, because I only have 3 pairs of leather shorts. Anyway, I have been really into leather shorts now that it’s getting warmer and even with some chillier spring weather, I think they are a fun piece to style for a casual weekend look or a date night or a fun girls night out! Keep reading to see how I like to style my leather shorts.

Outfit #1

This first outfit was inspired by monochromatic looks everywhere. I went with all white/cream because it’s such a chic look for the spring. The shorts are heavy but not stiff which makes them fairly comfortable. The sweater is good for when it’s still in the mid 50s and 60s and not quite full summer weather yet!

Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Saint Laurent
Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Saint Laurent

Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Saint Laurent

Outfit #2

This next outfit is the most casual but it’s very similar to the first. I switched things up by adding this striped button down. It’s SO soft and a little bit heavier than a regular cotton button down. The shorts are such a pretty orange color and I thought they were so fun to style with the blue stripes.

Shirt: American Eagle / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Target
Shirt: American Eagle / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Target
Shirt: American Eagle / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Target

Outfit #3

This one is much more formal than the others and very cute for a date night or girls night! The shorts help make it a little bit sexy and so does the deep v neckline of the blouse, but the long sleeves keep the look a little bit more conservative. This one is definitely my favorite look of all of them!

Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: Something Navy / Bag: Gucci

Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: Something Navy / Bag: Gucci

Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: Something Navy / Bag: Gucci

I hope you enjoyed this mini “How to Style” post!

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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April 2019 Favorites

I’ll be honest, I don’t have a lot of favorites for this month but I do really like the ones that I have so I hope that counts for something.

1. New Paltz, NY

Earlier this month my boyfriend and I took a little weekend trip to New Paltz and for a small college town, I really loved it. I shared our experience in it’s own blog post, linked here. We had to best time reliving our college dreams again. We visited the campus and ate lots of good food and drank $4 rum and cokes and had ourselves a ball. It was definitely my favorite experience of the month.

2. Craft Beers

I drank a lot of craft beers this month and my body has made me fully aware of how it feels about it (not very good) but I enjoyed them nonetheless. I went to a cask ale festival earlier this month that had about 85 breweries there to sample. Needless to say, I had a great time. Now that it’s getting warmer out too, I’m really looking forward to heading back to some of my favorite breweries on long island.

3. Trousers

You may have noticed that this month I was really into trousers. I bought 3 pairs this month. They are cute and practical and can easily be dressed up for work with a button down and heels or down for a weekend brunch in a t-shirt and sandals! Highly recommend investing in at least one or two pairs for the spring and summer.

4. Zara

I rediscovered my love for Zara recently and now I want to buy all kinds of things from there. I’m definitely not into fast fashion and I will admit that not everything they sell if worth the price, but Zara is very on trend when I’m in the mood for trendy pieces. It also is moderately affordable but much better quality than Forever 21 or a similar store.

5. Santa Clarita Diet

I started watching this show back in February or March with my boyfriend and we really got into it. It’s extremely gruesome and takes some time to get used to but it’s so funny and the storyline was not predictable which I really liked. I’m not a huge Drew Barrymore fan honestly, but I do really enjoy this show! And Season 3 came out recently!

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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Spring Work Outfits

I wanted to share some spring work outfits for you guys because it’s been a while honestly! Now that I can wear jeans to work everyday, I’ve definitely had a smaller focus on work wear. But just because I don’t have to dress business casual, doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t either! So here are 5 spring work outfits for all your ladies that need to wear real clothes to work every day!

Outfit #1

I found these Something Navy Pants on Nordstrom recently and thought they were such a great piece to have in my closet. They can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a casual day out. I loved them so much I bough them in both colors! I paired it with an old sweater I got from Old Navy, but the color is so versatile that you can wear it with pretty much any neutral color! I paired it with white flats from Steve Madden to keep it really stylish and put together.

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 2

I found this dress at Zara in the fall and I think it’s a great piece to bring back for the spring! The colors and material are perfect for this time of year and the fringe is very on trend. Mine is sold out but I found this one at Zara with a similar silhouette. I paired it with these navy Steve Madden heels to bring out the navy in the dress.

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 3

I think this is my favorite outfit ever! I’ve told you time and time again how much I love pink right now and here’s the proof! Not only is this completely wearable for work, but it’s wearable outside of work also. I wore this one for Easter brunch actually! I found these pink pants at Topshop on sale (!!!) and this cardigan from Madewell! My pants are sold out but they come in a few other colors. If you still want pink, these are similar!

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 4

I’m not huge into skirts, but for the office they can be a great clothing choice. It’s a nice alternative to pants with a similar kind of freedom as a dress! I got this gray skirt at target a few years ago but here’s something similar from Zara. My sweater is Something Navy and super light weight which I love. It’s sold out now but here’s a similar option from Topshop.

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 5

Finally for casual Friday’s, let’s add in some jeans! These are my favorite jeans from American Eagle that I always wear. I’ve had them for about 5 years now! I paired them with this pretty floral button down from Something Navy. I love the pink and the purple on this, so I decided to pair them with my purple heels from Charles David. My shoes are sold out but here’s a similar pair!

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

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How to Style: Color for Spring

I’ve been telling you for weeks how I feel about all the fun bright colors for the spring. So I finally decided to share a few outfits ideas styling colorful pieces for you. I really love color blocking and mixing the colorful pieces so I tried to do that here with some of the outfits. I hope you enjoy!

Outfit # 1

I found these yellow jeans from American Eagle about a month ago and thought they were such a good piece for the spring. Keeping things really simple, I paired them with a white t-shirt but added more color with these Lavender shoes that I had shown you a few times before in my Spring Shoes post and my March Favorites. I accessorized with these earrings from Baublebar.

T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Earrings / Baublebar

T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Earrings / Baublebar

T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Earrings / Baublebar

Outfit # 2

I saw this pretty pink romper at Urban Outfitters and just about fell over because it’s so cute. First off, I love that it’s a romper and not a dress because I hate rompers but I think it makes it really wearable because it’s very short. I also love pink and red together so I paired it with these mules I got from Urban Outfitters last year. They are not available anymore, but these are similar sandals. My rainbow earrings are from Baublebar (duh) and my headband is from Urban Outfitters and sold out but it comes in a few other colors too.

Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Public Desire / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Baublebar

Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Public Desire / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Baublebar

Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Public Desire / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #3

One of my favorite outfits is all white with a pop of color so that’s exactly what I did here. I shared these wide leg jeans from American Eagle in my Early Spring Outfit Ideas and they are definitely a favorite of mine so far. I also paired these with a plain white t-shirt and this cropped army green jacket from Target last year. This one is no longer available but here’s a similar version. Finally, for shoes I went with these gorgeous purple suede heels from Charles David. These are also sold out, but here’s a similar pair!

Jacket: Target / T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Jacket: Target / T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Jacket: Target / T-Shirt: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Outfit #4

I saw this orange dress at Urban Outfitters and thought it was such an easy piece to have in my closet and I really loved the loose shape of it. I really like orange and yellow together right now, so I paired this yellow headband with it from Urban Outfitters also. On my feet, I paired my trusty platform Superga sneakers.

Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: a boutique in Buffalo, NY / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Superga

Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: a boutique in Buffalo, NY / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Superga

Dress: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: a boutique in Buffalo, NY / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Superga

Outfit # 5

For this last outfit, I found this gorgeous teal (turquoise?) sweater from Free People and fell in love and knew I had to style it! Mine is sold out but here’s a similar one from J. Crew. I paired it with this pretty floral printed top from Something Navy and my favorite Jamie Jeans from Topshop. For my shoes, I went with these yellow mules from Public Desire to tie it all together. Mine are from a few years ago but these are a similar pair from Topshop.

Cardigan: Free People / Top: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Public Desire

Cardigan: Free People / Top: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Public Desire

Cardigan: Free People / Top: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Public Desire

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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