Karina Chronicles

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Isn’t Shen gorgeous?

Summer is officially upon us!  A few fun links to look through before you head out into the heat.

How do you deal when people disappoint you?  Can you actually opt out of aspects of someone’s personality?
When someone has behaved in an eye-rolling or tear-inducing way I say to myself:
“You’ve shown me the type of person you are and I will adjust my expectations and behavior accordingly.”
(my internal monologue is much more calm and articulate than my external dialogues.)

A great TED talk on how your body language shapes who you are and how you feel

Love it.  British retailer Debenhams bans retouching of their lingerie models.

We love this quote about the magic of ‘normal’ days.
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
― Mary Jean Irion 

Of course, our dresses are made right here in Brooklyn.  Want to support other apparel companies that are made in America? Here’s an exhaustive list.

We love these 100 bits of wisdom.

A beautiful poem about how to respond when your little girl asks if she’s pretty.

Our new favorite, hilarious Pinterest board?  My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter.  
Quinoa’s Gatsby-themed birthday party was a hit. Everybody loved the part when she ran over little Marimba with her tricycle.

Something to make for breakfast this weekend?  Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits!

We love Not Dressed As Lamb’s tips for buying and styling vintage.

Have a great weekend!

 


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