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The woman behind SZA and Kendrick Lamar’s laid back, yet edgy wardrobe just collaborated with Nike X Nordstrom to bring her street-style flare to Nike addicts everywhere! Dropping November 10th exclusively at Nordstrom.com and select Nordstrom stores, you can shop her nine piece capsule collection. The collection is brilliant. The cuts are bold and complex but the look and feel of the collection is effortless. Something the celeb stylist prides herself on. The goal was to create a collection that gives women a put together look without neglecting style or comfort. The shookbook, I mean, the lookbook is aesthetically pleasing to modern minimalist alike. From biker-shorts , bodysuits, to hoodies with a dramatic cut, it’ll be hard not to grab every piece and put it in your “I’m trying to look active and cute” side of the closet. We all have those sets of active wear that we wouldn’t mind running into someone from high school in…those certain Nike pieces we don’t mind running into our ex in…the casual yet extremely appealing cozy wear we put on Instagram and caption “Sweatpants,hair tied,chillin’ with no makeup on”. This is the look 😂! I’m not sure I’ll be working out in these but you can definitely spot me shamelessly running errands, or on Instagram posing in my new Nike fit. Looking effortlessly fly was the goal and I have to say, this collection delivered. Thanks again for reading babes!

-X,

Kristin

NikeXNordstrom Dianne Garcia collab

 

We’ve all see the Instagram ads for Shein official. Really inexpensive clothes online that get delivered quickly, but what’s the quality like 👀? Online shopping is like blind dating. The profile picture looks great, the resume (or reviews) are really shaping up and then you see it in person and you’re like, “Wait a second?….”. In a happy scenario you’ve hit the jackpot and declare your love to the world. In my case it’s been 50/50. I recently did a collab with them and I’m sharing my full review on Shein.  Some hits and misses.

 

Don’t you just want to hug me? I look like a life-size teddy bear. While this teddy coat is cute I wish it was a bit fuller with fabric. Its beautiful but the lining is thin so if the temperature drops below 65 I might be in trouble. Overall, I love it! Especially for the price! “Shawl Collar Teddy Coat” – $31

 

 

 

 

This jacket is perfect! It’s a light grey with a satin light blue lining  and I feel so expensive in it! For $28 it’s a steal! The fabric is great quality and the cut feels custom. Not to mention, if you tried to get this piece at Zara, it’d run you $70 minimum. I’d highly recommend it. No cat fishing here.

 

 

 

 

Flocking south for the winter? The $6 to $12 price mark for a trendy bathing suit is tempting but is it worth it? In my case no, and I’m so bummed. I ordered a medium in this olive number and it was way too small. I’m an A-cup so I can only imagine the struggle for women with actual cleavage. I also got this neon bikini, because hello! It’s neon. I so desperately wanted to work. Let’s just say it’s cute but definitely not water proof. There’s no lining in the top or bottom so if you’re cool with that, get it girl. If you’re uncomfortable with it do not get it! I don’t mind the top not being lined but the bottom?..No! No! No! I’m not okay with poolside bystanders seeing my print, for lack of a better term 😂. A definite miss for me!

 

Moving on to my Chanel, I mean Shein Tweed Jacket: Heart-Eyes for days! The coat is amazing quality, the lining keeps me warm and it’s the perfect length. A jacket of this quality should be well over $100 and I got it for under $30! You guys need it! Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than a high fashion look for less!

 

 

 

Is it lounge wear? Is it active wear? We don’t know but we got catfished! The material is thin, the stitching is poor and the fit is so NOT flattering. Skip it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My advice would be to read the fabric blends, look at the reviews and order a size up for coats. I’m usually a small so medium in the drape coats fit perfect and the teddy and my Chanel look-alike are a large for a more cozy fit. If you have any questions I’m here and if you decide to purchase any of the “hits” I’ll link a discount code below.
X,
Kristin

 

DISCOUNT CODE: “FD146”  for all items

 

While Mansur Gavriel is made in Italy they definitely brought the Paris vibe to New York Fashion Week. Everything in the venue had splashes of Parisian flare. The color palette, the floral arrangements , the extra bubbly champagne, pastel coated desserts, and let’s not forget the tower of Maison Laduree macaroons the size of the Chrysler Building right in the middle of the room. I haven’t been to Paris yet, but when I think of tea time in that romantic city, it would’ve looked exactly how the Mansur Gavriel show was designed. It was all so elegant,breathtaking, and picture perfect.

I finished my dessert (pinkies up) just in time for showtime! It was all tea and teddy coats once the runway began. Coats! Coats! And more coats! In every shade of pink, every hue of blue, so much variety while making minimal lovers like myself melt on the inside after each look. Wool tweed jackets are a must have this season. Everyone from Mansur Gavriel, Chanel and every designer in between have carefully cultivated jaw dropping tweed coats and I’m all for it. They’re such a staple piece in every woman’s winter closet and this year in particular, designers have really stepped up their game.  Say farewell to  traditional tweed coats and hello to intricate detail, elaborate color combos and what looks like a custom fit. Mansur Gavriel is known for its minimalist sense of style,but this season really showcased a more feminine side of the label.Delicate pastel tones played well with their staple neutral color palette I have to say, it was nicely done and so refreshing to see. What I loved most about this season was the interchangeability of the collection. Every coat, glitzy ankle boot, and finely crafted handbag could be paired a million different ways within the collection and I absolutely love when designers do that! The entire collection was cohesive and timeless . I was overly impressed with,not only the collection,but the overall aesthetic of the show. There was so much attention to detail that it was hard to not fall in love with every piece. That’s all for now babes! Off to go sell my man for a new Mansur Gavriel coat.

Full clips of the show are on my Instagram highlights.

 

Leave it to Rihanna to shut down the end of New York Fashion Week in the figurative and literal sense. The SavageXFenty runway show was out of this world! Everything from the venue, decor, and music were unlike any other fashion show I’ve seen. I felt like I was attending a concert with all the theatrics involved. Dancers, iridescent lighting, glass pyramids of lush greenery, and rock waterfalls.  It was like a naughty oasis and you didn’t know what to expect. The greenery was used as an illustration of mixing the organic and futuristic. Idolizing women’s organic natural beauty in hopes to see it idolized in the future. YES, RIHANNA! WE’RE HERE FOR IT! The lights dimmed and then BOOM! The music started pulsing through the venue. The dancers came in from each side of the stage and somehow there were models casually strutting the runway in the midst of it all. Pure magic! The show screamed women empowerment with every detail; featuring models from all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.  Rihanna was said to have full creative control when it came to designing the concept of the show. The morning of the fashion show she was in London, flew straight to New York on minimal sleep and still committed to being present during the rehearsal. Talk about a boss babe! When asked why she felt women empowerment was so important in today’s industry she said

 

“ In my opinion, women are the strongest people on earth. I mean our bodies,alone, are made to do so many different things and they’re designed in so many unique ways. I think it’s about time we celebrate that.”. -Rihanna

 

Celebrate, she did! From the runway “It Girls” Bella and Gigi Hadid. To Slick Woods, the face of Fenty Beauty, and Janina Thompson showing their baby bumps. All curves were highlighted in this show. When praised about her efforts to highlight all body types Rihanna responded saying

 

“Part of womanhood is motherhood and I think if you have the blessing to bring life into this world it should be celebrated as well. They make me so proud.”. -Rihanna.

 

Rihanna delivered variation across the board. The SavageXFenty collection, has so much variety. Nudes, neon ,lace, cut-outs, sheer fabrics, leather pasties, and boned corset tops. I mean, there’s really something to fit your every mood. So however savage or sweet you want to play it, something from the collection is bound to fit. If you’re in New York you can browse the collection yourself at her newest NYC SavageXFenty pop-up shop. Let’s have a round of applause and a standing ovation for Rihanna (pun totally intended).

 

Thanks for reading babes!

X,

K

full clips of the show can be found on my Instagram account

Can you believe it’s already day two of swim week? Someone pause the time! Last night Heidi Klum graced the cover of Ocean drive magazine for the 8th time! Not only did the bombshell awe us at the Kimpton Surfcomber hotel personally, but she also showcased her  Heidi Klum Intimates and Swim collection 😍. Who better to design a swim collection than a former Victoria’s Secret Angel? The collection consisted of vibrant colors, bold prints and flattering cuts. She had gorgeous models of all shapes and sizes and they seemed to have fit each woman perfectly. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel seems to have put all of her swimsuit knowledge to good use with this collection. Each piece had it’s own detail that differentiated each piece from the rest of the collection, which I absolutely loved. Too often we see designers get too consistent and go the safe route with each piece, but Klum had no problem with branching out a bit and giving this collection some variety. Her last collection was geared towards neutral tone lovers with gold accents. This collection has a bit more flare to it, staying on trend with neon colors and cheeky cuts.From triangle bikini tops to color blocked one pieces it looks like Heidi Klums Swim has a bit of something for everyone.

Enjoy the rest of Swim Week babes!
X-
Kristin

If you’ve caught a glimpse of a few pre-season lookbooks you’ve seen the animal prints climbing  it’s way back to popularity and right into our closets.  I’m sure when someone mentions leopard print your mind travels back in time to “Married with Children” Peggy Bundy vibes but no ma’am, no sir. Dolce& Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Versace are just a few designers to incorporate Leopard print in their pre-fall collections and the retailers are already catching the wave. Have you seen Kylie Jenner’s skin tight leopard mini dress she wore recently? A vintage piece and it’s giving me all the 90’s vibe. I don’t know about you but I’m ecstatic about all the fashion nostalgia. The 90’s era makes me so incredibly happy. The music, the fashion, cell phones with buttons 😂 it was such a time! Be on the look out for more prints, this is one trend that I’m definitely on board with.

Shop Links below to get the look. Use Code : “karmelodoll” for any Touch Doll purchase

Leopard Summer Set

Bright neon colors are making their way back into this season and I’m blindly in love! Prada’s Fall 2018 show in Milan showcased neon bright color waves and nylon textures and it’s already starting to trickle down to retails. So squint your eyes and get ready because there are going to be a lot of bright shades in your future. I’m talking neon nail polish. Neon heels. Neon bikinis. Neon dresses! The choices are endless but it’s definitely a must this season. Want to get the look? I’ll link a few bright ideas for you (pun intended). Looks like I’m going to have to boost up my tan a bit. I don’t know why but tan skin and bright neon tones are so aesthetically pleasing to me. You guys know I live and breathe neutral tones but this season I’m definitely going to brighten things up. Besides, if Prada says neon is making a comeback can we really argue? Hope you guys are loving the new website.

X,

Kristinprada neon trendPrada pre-fall 2018 Milan show

A few days ago Ye dropped his latest Desert Rat campaign in true Ye form. Full of shock value. While most designers release their pre-season collection in a more traditional form. Kanye West has taken to social media and to be honest, it’s pretty brilliant. What better way to travel news fast than Twitter? Whether you agree with Kanye’s latest projects or comments an approaching Yeezy Season is hard to ignore. I’ve never been on the Yeezy shoe wave (sorry not sorry) but I’ve always been on board with the color wave and overall Yeezy concept. Minimalism has always been my favorite and Ye delivered, but guess what baby the price tag will let you feel anything but “freeee” so I linked a few ideas of where you can get a Yeezy inspired look for less. 

Jacket- H&M

Leggings and Bandeau top: Misguided

shoes: Public Desire

 

get the yeezy look for lessPhotos were taken by: Eli Linnetz