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What To Wear for New Year’s Eve 2019

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and like every blogger on the planet, I’ve decided to share a few outfit ideas for you. Personally, I love my New Year’s Eve outfits to be covered in sequins, fully glitz and glam so that’s what I’m showing you today because I have to be true to myself. Two of these pieces are old and two are new, because realistically, we keep our old holiday clothing around and I don’t want anyone to think they have to go out and buy something new every year. I want to create a safe space for you to feel like it’s okay to recycle your old outfits and make them feel new again! Keep on reading to see what I put together.

Outfit 1:

Last year I featured this sequin cami from Zara with a pair of faux leather pants. This year, for a similar but more casual look, I decided to pair it with some plain black jeans and sock boots and this easy moto jacket. This look is a very subtle way of saying, “I’m ready for you 2020!” Mine is plain black, but Zara has them this year in a few other colors like silver and pink, and gold. You could also switch out the sequin cami for a velvet one for a more subtle look!

Jacket: Nasty Gal / Top: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Top: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Top: Zara / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit 2:

Last year, I paired this sequin blazer with a pair of shorts and loved it but I decided I don’t want to freeze to death this year so I’m pairing it with my favorite black cami from Express and some leather pants. This way the blazer is the main focus of the outfit as it should be! My blazer is old from Something Navy, but here is a very similar one from Zara and at a much lower price point too!

Blazer & Shoes: Something Navy / Top: Express / Pants: Topshop
Blazer & Shoes: Something Navy / Top: Express / Pants: Topshop
Blazer & Shoes: Something Navy / Top: Express / Pants: Topshop

Outfit 3:

I found this pretty green fringe dress at Zara recently and thought it was such a fun color. I personally love to play with color, especially for something so over the top like New Year’s Eve so I decided to pair it with these burgundy leather boots from Zara. My exact boots are sold out but Zara has them in stock in a few other colors too, linked here. I threw my moto jacket over top again for warmth and the look is very fun and complete!

Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress & Shoes: Zara
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress & Shoes: Zara
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress & Shoes: Zara

Outfit 4:

Last but not least, this gorgeous sequin mini dress from Zara. This is the apple of my eye and I think I’m going to be wearing this pretty lady for my New Year’s Eve plans! The sleeves run a little tight, but overall I love the fit of this. Plus it’s lined so the sequins are not too itchy either! I truly love a good multi-color sequin dress and I think this one really hit the nail on the head! I decided to keep the rest of the look really simple by just adding plain black sock boots, but I also think it would look amazing with silver strappy sandals!

Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress: Zara / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress: Zara / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Dress: Zara / Shoes: Something Navy

Finally, another big thank you to our friend Eric Dulmovits for his awesome work shooting these photos. I was so happy to work with him again on these photos because they come out so good every time! If you are in the Long Island area and looking for a photographer, please reach out to him! Send him an email for bookings at eric.dulmovits@gmail.com and check out his Instagram @ecdulmo to see more of his work!

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Four Affordable and Festive Holiday Outfits

Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I wanted to share a few holiday friendly outfits with you guys. They range from casual to more dressy looks to fit any occasion you might have this holiday season! Earlier this week I shared a few holiday makeup looks that would be perfect to pair with these also. For these, I really only kept Christmas/holiday parties in mind, and I’ll do a separate post with New Years Eve outfits. So keep on reading to see what I came up with!

Outfit 1:

I have had this sparkly striped top for quite a few years now and it usually always makes an appearance for me right around the holidays. Of course mine is old, but luckily during this time of year, tops like this are not hard to find with retailers like Zara around! I kept this simple but just doing black pants on the bottom and some black booties.

Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit 2:

For this one, I was really trying to do something that was comfortable, but looked cute and could be dressed up if we needed to. I found these satin overalls from Target and thought they would be a perfect casual holiday look. I paired a thick sweater under for warmth, but you can wear a lighter turtleneck or t-shirt for something less cozy looking. Hey, you can even throw on a crop top if you’re up for it! They would all look super cute paired under this little one piece.

Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit 3:

This is my favorite outfit of all time. I saw this pretty pleated skirt at Target and just about fell over. It is absolutely perfect for holiday party season! I paired it with this pretty white sweater and boots, but you can really do so much with this skirt. You can wear a bright cami and throw a moto jacket over for a more grungey-meets-feminine look or a plain turtle neck to give you a little bit more shape. I can’t wait to keep wearing this skirt for the rest of the season and into the spring too! It’s linked here for you and also comes in red!

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara
Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara
Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara

Outfit 4:

This is my best shot at dressy, but not too sexy holiday party look. I think jumpsuits are great because they are just dang comfy and you don’t have to worry too much about it being too short to sit down. This one is a stretchy material so it’s also great for eating all the appetizers and cookies, linked here to shop. I went for a more grunge look by putting the moto jacket over, but I think it would be so cute to just put a turtleneck underneath to dress it down!

Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy

Finally, another big thank you to my friend Eric Dulmovits for his awesome work shooting these photos. I was so happy to work with him again on these photos because they come out so good every time! If you are in the Long Island area and looking for a photographer, please reach out to him! Send him an email for bookings at eric.dulmovits@gmail.com and check out his Instagram @ecdulmo to see more of his work!

This post contains affiliate links for Target.com and I may be paid a commission for any purchases made via the links above.

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

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Four Cute Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t it a little soon to be planning Thanksgiving outfits?” The answer is no, because I’m light years behind all the other bloggers by doing this TWO WEEKS before Thanksgiving. Anyway, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays so I’m excited that it’s almost here. I truly cannot believe that we are getting into the full swing of the holidays now and 2019 is almost over. It really feels like yesterday that I was celebrating Christmas with my family at home and now it’s around the corner, but I digress. To get you in the holiday spirit I’m sharing 4 super cute and super easy outfits to wear for Thanksgiving dinner.

Outfit 1:

I shared this leopard dress last week in my going out outfits post and now I’m sharing it again for Thanksgiving because ~ versatility ~ is key. This time though, I threw a cozy sweater from American Eagle over top and belted it at the waist for some added shape. I also paired it with these gorgeous leather OTK boots from Steve Madden. I found these boots at an outlet in Sunrise, FL and have literally never seen them since but they are the best over the knee leather boots I can find and I wish could share the link with you. However, this outfit would look super cute, if not cuter, with knee high leather boots like these Sam Edelman ones that I have my eye on.

Sweater: American Eagle / Dress: Zara / Boots: Steve Madden
Sweater: American Eagle / Dress: Zara / Boots: Steve Madden
Sweater: American Eagle / Dress: Zara / Boots: Steve Madden

Outfit 2:

I love this pretty sweater dress and I wish it was still available. I got it from Mink Pink via Revolve about 2 years ago and never appreciated it until this past year! It’s so warm and cozy so it’s great to wear with knee high boots to essentially keep you completely covered up! Here’s a similar sweater dress for you, linked here. I decided to belt it for some added shape and wear my favorite Zara boots for some color. This is definitely one of my favorite outfits!

Dress: Mink Pink / Boots: Zara
Dress: Mink Pink / Boots: Zara
Dress: Mink Pink / Boots: Zara

Outfit 3:

For this one I wanted to be super comfy, yet still put together and for me that means cozy pants and a big comfy sweater. I have shown these Abercrombie belted pants a bunch of times because you know I love them so much! As for this sweater, I think it speaks for itself. I saw it and knew I had to have it and I was hitting the check out button before my mind even knew what was happening. Okay, not really but I do love this because the colors are so pretty together. They make this sweater more neutral because you can wear it with SO many different colors and it will still look like it “goes together”. The sweater is linked here for you and comes in tons of colors.

Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Abercrombie / Shoes: Gucci
Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Abercrombie / Shoes: Gucci
Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Abercrombie / Shoes: Gucci

Outfit 4:

Last but not least, this one is a little more business casual but I think it’s still really cute. I like the idea of wearing trousers instead of jeans sometimes because it dresses it up, but a sweater keeps it casual still. These are the same target pants that I raved about earlier this season and I feel the same way about them now. The sweater is also a recent purchase and I love the color! Perfect for fall and it goes with just about everything I own, because you know I love brown everything. Sweater is linked here for you!

Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: American Eagle / Pants: Target / Shoes: Something Navy

Finally, another big thank you to our friend Eric Dulmovits for his awesome work shooting these photos. He was such a big help and I am so happy with how these photos came out. He does great work (obviously) and was so quick to get these back to us. I’m thankful to have such a talented friend! If you are in the Long Island area and looking for a photographer, please reach out to him! Send him an email for bookings at eric.dulmovits@gmail.com and check out his Instagram @ecdulmo to see more of his work!

In the comments below, let me know what your Thanksgiving plans are!

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

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My Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Outfit Ideas 2019

Labor Day is quickly approaching so I wanted to drop by and share a few last minute outfit ideas for you! These are all super simple and basic so that you can easily find these in stores. Everything that is still available is linked for you. I hope you enjoy! xx

Outfit #1

I got this super cute tropical print romper a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. It’s beyond comfortable, super easy to throw on, and a great transition piece for summer to fall. It’s by the brand superdown at Revolve, so it’s also affordable. I paired it with this jacket from Free People that I got a few years ago and some white sneakers from Superga that I got at Nordstrom.

Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga
Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga
Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga

Outfit #2

I wanted to brighten things up a bit so I decided to pair these yellow trousers from Something Navy with a red and white striped button up top from American Eagle. I tied up the top for an added detail, and so I didn’t look like I just came from the office! Again, I paired it with the same white sneakers from Superga.

Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga
Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga
Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga

Outfit #3

To keep things as similar as possible, I decided to do regular jean shorts and a body suit because everyone owns these items. These shorts are some of my favorites denim mom shorts from Topshop, but I got them at Nordstrom also. The bodysuit is from forever 21 from a few years ago but this one is similar. They have tons of bodysuits for less than $20! Again, same sneakers from Superga!

Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga
Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga
Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga

The blog post includes affiliate links from Nordstrom.com

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Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Today, I wanted to share some outfit ideas for the upcoming fourth of July holiday. I say this every blog post, but I really can’t believe it’s going to be July so soon. I feel like it was just January yesterday. Unbelievable. Anyway, keep reading for a few easy holiday outfits!

Outfit #1

This first one is super easy, and every girly. I love this cute polka dot off-the-shoulder top because it’s 1) festive and 2) super easy and comfortable to wear. I paired it with a denim skirt, but it would look cute paired with shorts/jeans or even linen pants or a cute tennis skirt! SO many options, which is why this top is such a great choice even after the holidays.

Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target
Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target
Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target

Outfit #2

This one is just as festive but a little bit more casual. This pretty navy tops is one of my favorites to go out for drinks in during the spring and summer and I thought it would be great for a really chilled out holiday weekend. I paired it with these flared cropped white jeans, but again it’s so versatile that you can really wear it with anything.

Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

This pretty red dress is another favorite of mine! It’s such light material, so even though it’s a maxi, it’ll still keep you cool. It also makes a great cover up if you have plans to head to the pool or beach!

Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #4

This one is my favorite because it’s all white and I love a good tube top. This is definitely along the lines of what I would be wearing for my fourth of July party. Paired with a few red accents, it’s very festive. It’s also great to transition from day to night!

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar

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My Go-To Vacation Outfits

Today, I’m sharing a few of my go-to vacation outfits because, well, I’m on vacation right now and probably wearing one of these. Keep reading to see what I would normally wear for vacation!

Outfit #1

For a big day of exploring and roaming around, you can bet that I’m probably wearing shorts and a t-shirt for it. This is a staple in my everyday life, so of course it’s a staple on vacation! I also like to use a mini backpack for vacation to carry all my items around with me. Throw on some comfy sneakers, and we’re good to go!

Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar
Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar
Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar

Outfit #2

For a nicer evening out, I would probably wear some jeans and a pretty top. I went with this one that I got on sale last summer and some white jeans with these wooden platform heels. It’s cute, it’s simple and it’s comfortable especially if you’re in a city where you walk everywhere.

Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #3

This is an absolute favorite for exploring also. There’s nothing better than throwing on a maxi dress and walking around a new and beautiful city. I paired it with sandals, but you can always throw on sneakers instead. Bring a denim jacket for if it gets chilly in the evening.

Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar
Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar
Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #4

This cute romper is another alternative for a day of exploring into a nice dinner at night. It’s comfortable (except when using the bathroom) and it’s easy to throw on, but still nice enough that you can wear it for a nice dinner too! It’s also fun for if you plan on going somewhere that’s “instagrammable” such as the Pink Palace in Greece or the Color Factory in New York City.

Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #5

This one is a great mix of casual for the day, but still comfy and put together for night time. The trousers are really light and breathable so you’re not sweating your butt off, and the simple tank top keeps it really casual. The sneakers also tone down the look, but you can always add some nice sandals if you need to dress it up a bit more.

Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar

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New Year’s Eve 2018 Outfits

Now that New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and 2018 is almost over, I decided to share a few outfits for all the holidays parties you probably got invited. New Year’s outfits are something that I try not splurge on too much because frankly, you can only wear sequins so many times a year. So here’s some really easy New Year’s outfits for you!

Outfit #1

I obviously had to start with a sequin blazer because I’m not going to NOT be festive AF. I got this blazer from the November Launch of Something Navy at Nordstrom which is currently my favorite brand, as you might have noticed. I paired it with some leather shorts from Zara because there’s no rules during New Year’s. A simple black body suit and some black ankle boots pull the whole look together. Don’t forget to wear a coat over top!

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Blazer: Something Navy (Nordstrom) / Bodysuit: American Apparel / Shorts: Zara / Boots: Steve Madden

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Outfit #2

Again with the sequins because it’s New Year’s Eve and you knew it was coming. I got this pretty sequin cami at Zara and paired it with leather leggings from Topshop and leather jacket over top. It’s pretty simple and easy but very cute and comfortable. Pair with black heels to keep it very classic but you can always switch them out for leopard or red!

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Jacket: Nasty Gal / Top: Zara / Leggings: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

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Outfit #3

I wore these glittery pants from H&M for New Year’s last year and they were such a hit that I had to bring them back again this year! This one is a little bit cozier then the others for those of you who don’t want to wear a sexy little outfit for the holidays. I paired them with a chunky red turtle neck from H&M and some white ankle boots from Steve Madden and my favorite camel coat over top.

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Sweater: H&M / Pants: H&M / Boots: Steve Madden

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Outfit #4

I didn’t want to have all sparkly outfits because honestly, not everyone likes to be the center of attention! So for outfit #4, I went with a burgundy sweater dress and my favorite burgundy leather boots from Zara. However, I love sparkle so I added on some bling with these beautiful dangley earrings and topped it off with my camel coat. I am absolutely obsessed with monochromatic burgundy right now!

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Coat: Something Navy (Nordstrom) / Dress: Target /  Boots: Zara / Earrings: Something Navy (Nordstrom)

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Outfit #5

One more for the ladies who don’t need any sequins or glitter in their life. I took this leopard button down and kept it a little more casual by pairing it with my favorite distressed mom jeans from Topshop. I added my Gucci belt to keep it looking a little bit luxe and added some white heels from Steve Madden. Again, the camel coat on top because it’s a major staple in my wardrobe!

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Top: XLE / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

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I hope you enjoyed these fun and easy New Year’s looks!

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