Fashion

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

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

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Fashion

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

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

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Fashion

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

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

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Fashion

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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Fashion

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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Fashion

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

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

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Weekend Getaway: Wine Touring

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I took a little staycation out east to Riverhead, NY on Long Island. We visited a really great vineyard and brewery, ate some pretty delicious food and had a really wonderful weekend!

First things first, we stayed at the Hotel Indigo East End which was a nice hotel! The public space (lobby, restaurant, etc.) were so nice and looked like they had recently been renovated. Being that I work with hotels literally everyday at my job and travel often for pleasure, I have very high standards for my hotels. I will say I wasn’t thrilled with the hotel room, but it served its purpose. I also wasn’t thrilled with the service, but we didn’t spend much time there anyway so it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. One thing that I did like was that they offered a complimentary shuttle to and from the vineyards and breweries nearby!

Karen’s Outfit – Sweater: Something Navy / Jacket: Free People / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden
Andrew’s Outfit – Shirt: Express / Jacket: RVCA / Pants: Lucky Brand / Shoes: Bass

Our first stop was the Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard which I mentioned in my previous post (March 2019 Favorites). I loved the atmosphere here and I think it was just a perfect day to sit outside, drinking wine with my wonderful boyfriend and people/dog watching. I also really loved the Pink Satin Rose! I would have liked to buy a bottle of it, and I honestly don’t know why I didn’t!

Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard
Sunglasses: Quay Australia (Style: Playa)

After that, we headed over to the Moustache Brewing Company which we picked mainly for the name. However, we were also pleasantly surprised by the beers they had and the great atmosphere! Luckily, we were able to try all 8 of their beers because there were 2 of us and we each got a flight of 4 beers (2 x 4 = 8 in case you missed that math). Some of our favorites included a blueberry and ginger beer (that had 10% alcohol content), as well as both of their ciders!

After that, we went back to the hotel and headed over to Bistro 72 for dinner. The restaurant was CROWDED so it was definitely our mistake for not making a reservation! Again, because it was crowded, the service was not the best but I have ultra high standards. However, the food was absolutely delicious and definitely worth the wait! I got the Maple Bourbon Salmon which was so yummy, I highly recommend. Andrew got a burger that was cooked perfectly and the fries were nice and crispy! We also got bourbon wings which were very flavorful.

Overall, I would say it was such a great experience! We had such a wonderful weekend exploring another part of Long Island that we don’t get to go to very often. Staycations have been such a nice way for us to spend some extra time together without going too far or spending too much money!

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

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