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Karina dress spring 2017 and giveaway

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Wearing: tassel earrings in ivory / YSL lipstick / spring 2017 dress c/o Karina (Made in the USA!!) / Shore Projects watch (blue sold out, also love this one) / Kendra Scott ring / Mansur Gavriel Tote / LondonTown Dolly Mix nail polish (9-free) c/o / Valentino Tango pumps

Karina’s spring 2017 collection is here! I am so excited. You may remember the last time I wore a Karina dress, online here. I love that dress, and will still be able to wear it this spring. BUT, isn’t it nice to have something from the brand new season!!

This classic, feminine, and perfect dress by Karina for spring is exactly what my closet needed. My former LBD (Little Black Dress) wore out, so I was hoping to find a new one for spring 2017. I was thrilled when Karina offered me a dress from their new spring collection. Although not a true LBD, this dress fits perfectly into the LBD mold. It will be my go-to for all my last minute occasions, as well as planned events! Love!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our winter weather has just started to change. We normally start to have spring days in February. So, this past weekend, when there was a break in the rain, the 60-degree weather we had Sunday morning felt like spring! I was lucky enough to be able to wear this dress in the morning before heading home to watch the Super Bowl. I lucked out because that afternoon the temperature dropped, and the rain started! Whew!

It was fun to wear a spring outfit-at least for a couple of hours over the weekend. This dress is so comfortable, and it is great quality. I know I will get a lot of wear out of it this upcoming spring season.

Karina has a fabulous collection of spring dresses in addition to this one. Definitely check out the whole line! You will fall in love; just like I did! Plus, who doesn’t love something made in the USA!!! Love that!

Since I love Karina dresses so much, I am thrilled to say that I have partnered with Karina to host a giveaway! Karina will award one lucky winner a beautiful new Karina dress! Whoo-hoo!! You will get to choose your dress! Isn’t that amazing! Please note: by entering this Giveaway, you will be signing up for Karina’s mailing list. Don’t worry, they aren’t spammy at all, and you will love their emails!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. USA residents only. 18 and older only please. No purchase necessary.

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You can find this dress and more from Karina’s spring 2017 collection online here.

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Denim on denim spring 2017

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / lipstick c/o L’Oreal / Topshop denim top / Chloe bag / Christian Louboutin nail polish / Gap jeans (sold out, similar pair here) / Valentino pumps

One of the big trends off the New York Fashion Week runways is denim. Denim for spring 2017 is a hot trend this year. We are seeing denim in dark, medium, and light washes. The American fabric, originally inspired from sailcloth made in Genoa, Italy, is being found on every type of clothing and accessory piece you can think of for spring 2017. This is the fabric of the season!

Since I am already a huge denim fan, I have had my eyes wide open when shopping for spring 2017. When I spotted this top by TopShop, I knew it had to be mine! I love the funky buckle details, and shirred hemlines. It is a classic top, reminiscent of 1960s silhouettes. This makes it modest yet eye-catching. Love that!

I love how it looks when I wear it with black skinny jeans. As the weather gets warmer, it will be cute to pair it with a pencil skirt.

What are your thoughts on the denim trend for spring 2017?

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Handbag gift ideas holidays 2016

 

From top left: Chloe Drew (hot IT bag) / black mini bag / metallic camera style bag / Pierce Bag (current IT bag) / black tote (under $50!!) / blue tote bag (hot designer under $200!!) / black and gold studded tote / drawstring bucket bag (classic IT bag)

Christmas shopping is here! In order to ease the pain of holiday shopping, and in order to avoid the crazy crowds at the stores, I have assembled the perfect handbag gift ideas for the handbag fan on your Christmas shopping list. Welcome to my handbag gift guide 2016!

Handbags make great holiday gifts. Who wouldn’t love a purse for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any holiday this season? I know I would love to see a handbag under the Christmas tree this year!! (if my hubby is reading this-anything Gucci will do-especially this one) 😉

When gifting a handbag this holiday season, you don’t want to buy something which is too avant-garde or “out there.” It is best to err on the conservative side when giving the gift of a handbag. I would recommend picking something which is classic, and easy to wear on a daily basis.

I scoured the web for the perfect classic, and wearable handbags, which are not only on trend, they will make perfect gifts! Love it!

My absolute favorite handbag gift ideas are featured above in the shoppable picture. If you like something, feel free to click on it and you will be taken to a shop where you can buy it! Or, if nothing tickles your fancy above, I have curated plenty of fabulous handbags for the gift giving season into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them! The handbag fan you are shopping for sure will!

Happy shopping, and have a great holiday season!