From the desk of Lauren Palmer
When our governor invoked a statewide quarantine this past spring due to…well, you know…we deeply felt the loss of our accustomed freedoms and opportunities for socializing. In an attempt to keep citizens healthy and hospitals from exceeding capacity, the manner in which we conducted our lives became somewhat stifling, significantly impacting our emotional state. Predictably, as every aspect of life evolved to accommodate this new world, our moods were clearly reflected in our fashion selections. States of confusion as we grappled with overwhelming circumstances left us in a perpetual state of yoga pants and oversized t-shirts for Zoom call meetings where the “stop video” function is always an option.
However, as the world continued to turn in spite of worldwide chaos, both the fashion savvy and mental health professionals began promoting a truth that has been around since the beginning of time: There is a direct correlation between how you feel you look and your productivity. Remaining in pajamas all day doesn’t necessarily brighten your mood. Refraining from wearing makeup for days on end doesn’t necessarily inspire you to face the day head on. CEOs, thought leaders, stay-at-home moms, and professional women are taking a stand to continue living life with zest, fervor, and style — whether at the kitchen table or in a high-rise office building.
Our friends at Karadise Boutique have a tremendous selection of affordable, stylish fashion for every occasion, but right now we are focusing on the Karadise Survival Kit to make getting ready each day during a global pandemic a cinch! Every one of us needs a selection of these favorite fashions and products to establish a little (or a lot) of Konfidence in all you do. Hello productivity!
- Magnetic lashes
- You’ve likely heard of these on more than one occasion, but we are here to tell you the Brandy Renee Collection magnetic lashes provide instant glam. A swipe of magnetic liner and easy placement using a magnifying mirror…truly, where is the question?
***You can also watch this Magnetic Lash Tutorial that I posted on my Instagram TV showing my exact steps and little tricks I use when wearing magnetic lashes.
- Statement Earrings
- Whether you are sporting tossled waves, a ponytail, Panama Hat, or Top Knot, a gorgeous pair of statement earrings is THE EASIEST ACCESSORY to step up your look. Although Karadise Boutique has statement earrings in every shape, color, and length, these are our favorites for the versatility and pops of WOW.
***Love these sparkle rainbow earrings. They look gorgeous with any color hair.
***The Rhinestone stars are my absolutely favorite and I wear them every single day.
***And these oversized chain link earrings in gold make such a statement and can be worn dressy or casual. The matching bracelet is gorgeous too! **also someone remind me to windex my mirror!!
- Fashion Loungewear
- Okay, okay, I understand that a perk of working from home is that you get to stay in comfy cozies all day, but guess what, Karadise has precious loungewear with bright and playful patterns in shorts, pants, long sleeves, and short sleeves. Feel Konfident in the fact that your comfy cozies are the Kutest Kumfy Kozies.
How adorable is this tye-died set?? Thinking you definitely need a pair + one for your best friend!
- Go-To Denim
- Nothing says fall to me more than denim. I realize we don’t necessarily go back-to-school shopping for a new pair of jeans each fall anymore, but this season indulge in a few styles of go-to Karadise denim, KanCan. Each style varies in cut, length, wash, and color so you are sure to find the perfect style for you. Pair with a tank, a blouse, a sweatshirt…basically everything in your closet “matches” denim. Stock up.
**Here are a few of my favorite styles**
*literally wear these almost every day
**these next two styles are brand new and aren’t on the website yet, but if you stop in or call Kara, she will know which ones you want to see. Just show her this picture. 🙂
**this dark denim pair is the most comfortable, adorable, every day jean. I love to wear them cuffed.
***these black high-waisted skinny jeans have a button fly and a fun silhouette. Also love the frayed hem.
The doldrums can certainly occur regardless of your attire, but when we wake up and face the day with Konfidence, it is much easier to recognize the powerful woman within and unleash her to focus on our blessings and the day at hand.
**Konfidence – feeling of power and certitude due to a kloset full of Karadise
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