summer heat

Dress: Forever 21 <-- bought last year. Shoes: Chuck Taylors (DIY studded). Shades: Ray Ban. White leather bag: Buffalo Exchange. Silver nail pendant: Courtesy of Fashionology. Large hammer ring: Fashionology. Turquoise bracelet: Gift. African bracelet: African shop in Union Square

On Monday, Michael and I ended up getting our feet wet in the sea at Long Beach. First time for me this summer (sad – I know). The original plan was to just eat lobster and go home!
The dress got soaked from the waist down but dried in seconds from the heat (I swear it seemed like it was).
Summer is here.
How’s everyone’s summer so far? I need to find a concert to go to before everything’s sold out. I’m so late and have a stack of Time Out’s to highlight for stuff to try. I’m starting to panic.
ps. Did you see the size of that lobster I posted on my twitter from Monday? Still can’t get over the size.


  1. madwears says:

    i love this studded converse *-* and the dress is amazing! i wish here in brazil were summer too! haha :*

  2. Steph says:

    Okay but WHY is the lady in the first picture looking at you like that?!?! cute dress.

  3. Anonymous says:

    the lady is just jealous haha. love the dress/the necklace/the ring/your hair! 🙂

  4. Mia Delessi says:

    Hi Karen, you look fantastic. I love your studded sneakers

  5. FashionHippieLoves says:

    your dress is amazing!
    And really adore the combination with chucks


  6. Roya says:

    So in love with the studded converse. Considering doing this to mine…

  7. Sarah Dee says:

    you look fabulous!! love the ring


  8. Injury Lawyer says:

    love your floral dress really pretty

  9. bravegrrl says:

    what a lovely dress 🙂

  10. Niika says:

    i love how u paired the dress with the converse..looks great

  11. Ms-gg says:

    lol@ that lady!!! She a star now lol

  12. lauren baluyo says:

    You make studded converses look unbelievably sexy!

    Well done, pretty lady!

    Please come visit my blog when you get a minute.

    xx Lauren

  13. Gon says:

    You look lovely, love your converse! Up until now my vacations have been pretty sweet thanks!

    Dimogonda blog

  14. Fashion Butter says:

    So pretty. One of my favorite looks.

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  16. SheWearSheShares says:

    love that you chose converses with this printed dress, and love even more you’re not afraid to get a little wet all glammed up!

  17. Camilla says:

    Lovely dress 🙂

  18. hezron says:

    it’s look like the old Woman that passed by got angry with your outfit and she said!.. “gosh she overcome my beauty” LOL..

  19. Flybynight says:

    Hi karen u look amazing, i love how everything compliments each other. By the way i see alot of people love when you wear your hair curly asking how to achieve it,Why dont u make a youtube video on it (like ur smokey eye makeup/belts/bag ones) that way when they ask u, u can direct them straight to your you tube video, instead of having to keep repeating your self.(just a suggestion hun!!)

  20. Maria says:

    How’s that lady’s face in the first photo, classic.

  21. jamie-lee says:

    that’s the thing about summer, it seems to be over as soon as it has begun! it’s the middle of winter here, and i’m trying to make sure i won’t miss out on shows for the internatinal film festival

  22. Tima says:

    LOVE it!!! Looks like you had a great time!!