Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sweater Weather

I am sooo excited about this cardigan! 
Not only is it a southwestern print, but it is long and cozy.  (Find it HERE)
When I find anything that fits long on my 5'10" frame I get super stoked...I was actually able to size down on this sweater/cardi!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

For The Love of Southwest!

Oh hey, y'all!
It only took me a couple months to create a new blog post...

You know how it is.... you go on a summer vacation then mini vacation after mini vacation, then you go to Great American Beer Festival one weekend and when you return your clothes no longer fit.  Yeah... this is what happened to me.  I decided no one wants to see my try to fit into my clothes so I waited for life to settle down and started eating extremely healthy to lose all of my vacation/beer weight... and ta-da, clothes fit again!!! YAY!

I have always loved American Eagle, but I am even more in love with them at the moment because they have soooo much Southwest going on right now!  I picked up this vest a month or so ago when they were having a big sale and I am IN LOVE!!

Vest-American Eagle (HERE)/Purse-Express (HERE)

Thanks for reading,

Monday, September 28, 2015

Le Tote

Since I've been in the mood to try new things (Stitchfix, ect.) I decided to give Le Tote a try.  
If you have never heard or Le Tote, it is pretty much Netflix for clothes...they send you 5 items and you wear them as much as you want, when done...just mail them back!  You have the option of being surprised by your tote or you can pick the items you want sent.  I grabbed the $25 a month summer promotion price to give it a try.  You can try it at $25 (reg $50) by signing up with my link HERE. If you end up liking the clothes you can always keep it as well! Enjoy!

Top from Le Tote

 Striped Dress and necklace from Le Tote
 Blue top from Le Tote

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Stitch Fix

I've been seeing Stitch Fix everywhere and decided to give it a go.

I used 4/5 pieces from my first box to create these outfits below.  Unfortunately, the jeans I received were way too short for my 5'10" legs so they are not pictured. 

Look #1- Maxi Dress (and bracelet)

I really love this dress and it is something I probably would not have picked out for myself. When I first tried it on, I was not a fan but the more I paired with it the more I realized how gorgeous and versatile it really is!  I didn't keep it, hat it been the start of Summer I may have considered it but we are already into Fall here!

Look #2- Sheer Striped Top

Overall, cute top.  A tad small around my hips though!

Look #3- Poncho

My favorite piece in the box!  Unfortunately, the price was not right (and I have a black and white sweater wrap that is similar).

Overall, I really did like what I received in my box but unfortunately, the prices were not in my spending range!  However, I did keep the bracelet :)

Which piece is your favorite?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Happiness Boutique

Today's post is all about the statement necklace...

I was recently sent this GORGEOUS necklace from Happiness Boutique based out of Berlin, Germany.  

When I received this necklace in the mail, I was in complete is perfect!  Beautiful colors, extremely well made, great quality. 

Happiness Boutique offers FREE shipping and has an awesome rewards program where you can earn free jewelry and clothing!  Check it out!!

Find my lovely statement necklace HERE

Contrast with stripes.
 Dressing up an oversize sweater.
 Keeping things bright.

Day out.

Night out!

Which look is your favorite?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Casual Sunday

Here I have 3 sightly different casual looks to share with you!

I love these shorts, my husband has been making fun of me whenever he sees me wearing them...laughing and saying "Kristine's wearing Jorts!"   Oh well, I get over it quickly.

Top- Urban Outfitters (similar)/Shorts-American Eagle (HERE)/ Purse-Santa Fe (similar)/
Sandals-Sam Edelman (similar)

Look #2- Drop the purse add a flannel around the waist
Flannel-American Eagle (HERE)
Look 3- switch to converse

Which look is your favorite?

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I'm still trying to "Summer" even though Fall is closing in fast.  
It is extremely difficult not to be wearing jackets and Fall layers right now. Fall is my favorite season to dress for and I am fortunate enough to live in a place that never really gets "hot". I find myself throwing on a flannel and jacket more often then I probably should during the summer months. 

 Top-Gap (similar) /Jeans-Gap (old)(similar)/ Sandals-American Eagle (old)(similar

My favorite detail of this top...
Necklace-Baublebar (similar)

 Thanks for reading,

Monday, August 3, 2015

Shades of Turquoise

I wore this outfit for a girls day in Santa Fe with my bestie this weekend. 
When you live in New Mexico, turquoise is a's practically everywhere you look.  I decided to mix different shades of turquoise all into one outfit between my necklace, rings and earrings.  I have always LOVED turquoise on red which is why I chose this red striped top to pair it with. 

Blazer-Old Navy (similar)/ Top-Gap (similar)/ Jeans-American Eagle (similar)
Shoes-Sam Edelman (similar)/ Necklace-Forever21 (similar)/ Rings-Santa Fe Plaza

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sparkle Chambray

This post is titled "Sparkle Chambray" due to my white tank under the chambray being covered in sequins...unfortunately, this detail does not show up on (my) camera. 
I felt this was a fun, casual outfit with a little flair with the sequin tank!

Chambray-American Eagle (similar)/ Tank-JCrew (similar)/Jeans-American Eagle (similar)
Bag-American Eagle (similar)/ Shoes- Old Navy (similar)

Not a big fan of having to wear glasses...(allergy season, booo)


Monday, July 27, 2015


If you follow my Instagram feed (kruttles) then you know I have been all over the place lately.

I've always been a National Park junky...I LOVE the outdoors!  Hiking, camping, backpacking, are some of my favorite things to do.

We recently took a trip out West, hitting up Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Francisco, the coastal road up to Redwood Forest. It was a blast!  Even though I do not have any great outfits to share with you from my trip due to the fact that we were doing some heavy hiking and camping on and off, I would like to share a few pictures from our adventure! Enjoy!

Grand Canyon

This was on an off-trail hike our ranger friend took us on...
 Yosemite Valley
 Sunset from Glacier Point, Yosemite

 San Fransico, CA

 Coastal Hwy, 1

 Glass Beach, Ft Bragg, CA
Tons of little pieces of sea glass all over the beach!  

 Gold Bluff Beach Campground, Redwoods
I highly recommend this campground to anyone visiting Northern California.  Very secluded and right on the beach. 

 Fern Canyon, Redwoods
Filming location from Jurassic Park 2

 BACK to Yosemite
(Mist Trail)

Hope you enjoy my pictures!