White Midi Dress

It's hot... like seriously hot in Oklahoma. We have officially hit the triple digits and it doesn't look like we will be getting a break anytime soon. Trying to stay stylish doesn't seem like it should be a priority when all you are worrying about is staying cool! 

White is always chic, especially in the summer! It also helps that it keeps you cool even in the dead of Summer. I love this dress with nude accessories and simple jewelry for a nice event. I've also dressed it down with flat sandals. It would also look great with a bright heel to add a pop of color. The versatility of this dress is one of the reasons I'm packing it for my upcoming trip to Italy and Croatia!

 I have found several other great white dresses. This dress has a similar top and waist detail. I love the button detail on this maxi dress. The lace detail on this dress makes it unique!

Kara Krittenbrink

Chambray All Day

Many items in my wardrobe have very specific instances I can wear them. They are only appropriate for certain events or times of year. To counter these types of pieces, I like to have other items that add versatility to my wardrobe, the chambray dress is one of these pieces!

Think of the chambray dress as the more casual version of the little black dress. It is all about how you style it. For a date night you can add heels, jewelry and a clutch. Wedges and tassel earrings are all you need for brunch or a shower. You can even wear a chambray dress with causal tennis shoes or flats for a more casual work. Because of its versatility, a chambray dress will be the first thing I pack for my upcoming trip to Europe. 

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Finding the perfect chambray dress may seem a little daunting with all the choices out there. It may take you trying on a few different styles before you find one that fits right and is your style but it is worth the work!

Do you have a chambray dress that you love to wear?

Kara Krittenbrink

Mask Time

Since the first time I wore make up, my mom made sure I had a skincare routine. It started very simple with a gentle cleanser and basic moisturizer with spf but it got me used to having a routine. As I've gotten older I've changed up my cleansers and creams and added a few steps. 
As an adult, masks have become my favorite part of my skincare routine. I like to try out new ones and see how they can enhance my skin. With a little trial and error I've come up with a few that I can always count on. Which one I use depends on what my skin needs in the moment. 

This mask plumps up your skin and gives a jolt of moisture. I like to use this mask before a nice event or any time I want my makeup to look especially good. My face is always smoother and glowy after.

This is the latest mask for me to add to my favorite list! This mask goes on and as it dries it tingles. The sensation takes a bit to get used to but I actually grew to enjoy it. This mask first and foremost is a great exfoliator. It removes dead skin cells and impurities and combats dullness and dryness. Unlike many other exfoliating masks, this one also moisturizes. I've never had as great results after using a mask one time than I did with this one. The only downside is the application, it is a bit messy. Taking off this mask is a bit of work but the results are worth the trouble!

Anytime my skin seems a bit extra clogged or needs some clarifying, I turn to this mask. This mask deep cleans and brightens your skin. As a preventative measure I will use this one when I am PMSing to help prevent any breakouts.

What are your favorite masks? I'm always open to trying a new one!
Kara Krittenbrink

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If you follow any other fashion blog you have probably seen a post about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It has everyone excited because it is unlike most other sales in the fact that the items on sale are things for the upcoming season so they are just coming out. It is a great time to get a head start on purchasing some items you need for the Fall or Winter. There are also plenty of items you can wear now. Last year I did a post (here) on some tips for shopping the sale since it can be a bit overwhelming.

If you have a Nordstrom debit or credit card you can shop the sale now. Otherwise you can start shopping on July 21st!

Since there isn't a Nordstrom in Oklahoma, I had to shop online. I am eagerly awaiting for my items to come in and I will report back on all of them once I have them. For now I've put together my favorite items below, some of them I've ordered and others are on my wishlist!

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A few years ago I bought a Tory Burch purse similar to this one. It is the best crossbody I own because it converts from a crossbody to a shoulder strap. I still use my purse all the time, especially when I travel. 

This off the shoulder top is the perfect going out or date night top. Style it now with your favorite jean shorts and wedges and when it cools off I love it with dark distressed denim and pumps!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to stock up on dresses. I bought this denim dress in hopes that it will be great to pack for an upcoming trip. I can't wait to wear this lace dress to one of my best friend's rehearsal dinner. This stretch midi dress is a wardrobe staple, depending on the styling it will work for both work and play. 

If you are in need of any jackets or coats, this sale is the time to buy one. There are several great leather jackets in the sale and I have my eye on this one. 

Have you found any great items from the sale?
Kara Krittenbrink