Making the Case for Flare Jeans // Sales to Shop This Week

Making the Case for Flare Jeans // Sales to Shop This Week

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As a ~petite~ gal, I always thought flare jeans were just another style I’d have to pass up. But, my mind completely changed with this pair! I think these jeans are so flattering, no matter your height. And even better, they come in short and tall sizes as well — basically the reason I can actually wear them.

I decided to pair the flares with a slightly oversized sweater — which for the life of me can’t find on Zara’s website — to give the outfit a more casual look.

In other news, I wanted to share some good sales with you all this week, so here are the sales I know of, plus some of my picks!

American Eagle — 25% off + free shipping

My favorite jeans (the high waisted jeggings) are on sale and I highly recommend. Also, the military button down I wore all fall is still in stock and on sale too!

 

Nasty Gal — 50% off everything

 

Asos — up to 70% off sale items

 

H&M — up to 70% off sale items

 

Who doesn’t love a good sale, right?

xo,

Carey

Similar Sweater | Flare Jeans | Similar BootiesWatch | Necklace | Hoops | Lipstick in “Satin Ribbon”

22 Style Tips

22 Style Tips

knit sweater and black jeans 2knit sweater and black jeans 1Hello hello! So excited for my first post of 2019, which just so happens to be my 22nd birthday. Because today is my birthday, I thought it would be fun to share 22 style tips I’ve learned over the years. Buckle up, because this is a long one…

  1. Accessories make the outfit! I’ll admit that this is sometimes a hard one for me, especially when it comes to choosing jewelry (I pretty much wear the same pieces every day). But choosing the right necklace, or even adding a belt can add a subtle touch to your outfit you didn’t know you were missing.
  2. To tuck or not to tuck. I’m a big fan of the half-tuck, but there’s almost an art to deciding when to do a full tuck, a half-tuck, or leave your top untucked. This one decision can really change up your look.
  3. Decide your outfit the night before. If you decide what you’re going to wear the next day, you cut down on your getting ready time, plus you’ll know if you need to iron/steam anything in advance!
  4. Mix high and low. You can make any outfit instantly more chic by pairing your high-end and low-end pieces together.
  5. Know when to tailor. As a petite person, there are a lot of times when clothes just don’t fit right, which is when it’s time to invest in tailoring. Just know when to buy and tailor, or skip the purchase all together.
  6.  Have a signature piece. For me this is actually a few pieces (my watch, ring, and earrings). These are little accessories that make the outfit unique to you.
  7. Mix it up! It’s easy to fall into a routine where you pair the same pieces over and over. Try mixing different items if you can (it helps to have a friend go through your closet and see what they would pair together).
  8. Don’t be afraid of new trends! I’m pretty fast to jump on new trends that I like, but this can be hard. But, if you step outside your comfort zone you might love the results!
  9. Don’t be afraid to skip new trends. On the other hand, you don’t always need to follow the crowd. If you really don’t like a trend, don’t feel pressured to jump on the band wagon.
  10. Be inspired! I’m constantly on Instagram, Pinterest, and the internet looking for new ways to be inspired. Don’t just look at people who have your exact style, look at other styles for fresh ideas.
  11. Tuck in your pockets! I always forget to do this and my mom yells at me, but having your pockets hanging inside out looks like you didn’t look at yourself in the mirror before you left.
  12. Protect your shoes. I recently messed up a pair of suede shoes and definitely regretted not spraying them with protectant before wearing them out.
  13. Know your sizing. When it comes to online shopping, not every site offers free returns, so if something doesn’t fit, you’re out of luck. You will be more successful if you know some of your measurements (bust, waist, etc.).
  14. Shop boutiques! Sometimes you want that one piece that everyone owns, but other times it’s fun to have something unique!
  15. Know when to invest. My mom always said to invest in good shoes! I usually opt for a nicer pair because I know it’ll last longer and be less likely to kill my feet.
  16. Know when to go for the cheaper option. Trends come and go faster than you think. If it seems like a trend that isn’t likely to stay around, go for a cheaper option rather than wasting money on something you’ll only wear a couple times.
  17. Start with staples. When building your wardrobe there are a few pieces that never go out of style (a white tee, a camel coat, an LBD, etc.). Start with those and then gradually add trendier pieces.
  18. Break the rules. There used to be so many fashion rules (don’t wear white after Labor Day, don’t mix black and brown) but now it’s anything goes! Don’t be afraid to wear something because of outdated “rules.”
  19. Create your “uniform.” On days you are running late and can’t think of something to wear, it’s nice to have an outfit that you can always fall back on.
  20. Don’t underestimate the power of dressing up. There’s just something about picking the perfect outfit that completely changes my mindset. If I look good, I usually feel good. It’s a great way to life your mood.
  21. If you’re uncomfortable, don’t wear it. There are so many times I like an outfit or piece of clothing in theory, but in reality I don’t feel comfortable wearing it. If it doesn’t make me feel good, I don’t wear it.
  22. Be yourself! Fashion and style is all about expressing yourself, so let your personality shine through in the way you present yourself to the world.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope these tips were useful!

xo,

Carey

Sweater | Similar Cami | Bralette | Jeans | Boots | Necklace | Similar Bag

Last Minute Holiday Outfit

Last Minute Holiday Outfit

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Sweater | Jeans | Boots | Scarf | Watch | Similar Necklace | Similar Hoops | Lipstick in “At Leisure”

Can you believe that it’s already Christmas Eve?! It happened so fast, but I’m definitely not complaining. Although with the time going by so fast, you might not have planned out what you’re wearing on Christmas just yet. That’s ok — I’ve got you covered with last minute holiday outfit ideas!

Simple, Yet Festive

I don’t know about you, but my family keeps it pretty casual on Christmas. I wear pajamas for most of the day, and then change into something to go over to my aunt or uncle’s house. A bright red sweater, jeans, and some boots are always a safe bet. To spice it up, I added a fun scarf to compliment the sweater! The best part is, this is an outfit you can wear throughout winter. Check out some more of my red sweater picks:

The Classic

If your family holds a dressier event, but you’re still in a pinch for what to wear, this is the time to break out your LBD. A tried and true little black dress may not be the most exciting outfit, but it’s a classic for a reason. Just dress yours up with some fun accessories! I’m listing some cute LBDs and sparkly earrings for inspo, because this outfit also works for NYE:

Pajamas ALLLL Day

Finally, I know there are some families that spend all day in pjs. You probably already have your go-to pair, but here are some more festive pajama sets!

That’s all for this week! What would you like to see next? Leave me a comment below!

xo,

Carey

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide No. 4

The holidays are the perfect time to purchase those beauty products you normally wanted. With gift sets and major discounts, now is the time to shop! Here are nine of my favorite beauty product picks (I want some of these myself!):

  1. As a lipstick junkie myself, I’ve been wanting a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick for awhile. I’m actually obsessed with the color shown above — Kim K — but any of the shades would make a great gift!
  2. How cute are these flamingo makeup brushes?!? This would be such a unique gift for the beauty lover in your life. Plus, what makeup guru doesn’t want more brushes?
  3. For the perfume lover in your life, a Jo Malone perfume is such a classic. The wood sage & sea salt scent is soooo good and the bottle looks so pretty on a vanity.
  4. I. Am. OBSESSED with the new Huda Beauty palette. The colors are gorgeous! I’ve heard so many great things about this palette and for the amount of colors you get, the price is pretty good!
  5. Once again, I have a lipstick addiction. I’ve wanted a Kylie lip kit for so long and just found out that they’re sold at Ulta now! This would be such a fun gift idea.
  6. I have heard really positive reviews about the Lash Food lash serum and want to try this myself. It would make a great gift since this is something that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself.
  7. I think the Drybar straightening hair brush is the greatest invention ever. It will make doing your hair so much more efficient! This is definitely a pricier gift, but a really cool idea!
  8. Do you know that person who is obsessed with highlighter? Then they definitely need a highlighting palette! I think this one is so pretty.
  9. I’ve been wanting the makeup Sigma Beauty brush cleaning pad for awhile! I’ve heard so many great things about it, making cleaning so much easier. I’m loving the holiday edition in rose gold, plus it comes with a brush!

I hope this post was helpful! What gift guide would you like to see next?

xo,

Carey

2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE NO. 3

Happy Thursday! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d share another holiday gift guide with you all! This week’s guide is for presents that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re doing a secret santa or white elephant or are on a tighter budget, here are 9 cute gifts to give this year.

  1. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE scarves. I wear them all the time in the fall/winter, even if I’m not wearing a jacket. I thought this scarf was so cute with its subtle leopard print and cozy material.
  2. How cute is this jewelry/trinket dish?! I love buying little trinkets for my dresser and this one is perfect!
  3. You really can’t go wrong with a cozy slipper (or sock!) for a gift. Not only are they (usually) cute, but they’re so useful in the winter. I know I don’t leave my bedroom without something on my feet.
  4. Candles are another great gift for the holidays, especially if they’re a seasonal scent. I love giving a candle and either a bath bomb or a sheet mask for a spa-inspired gift.
  5. What better gift is there than the necklace you can’t stop seeing in your Instagram feed? There’s a reason everyone is loving this initial necklace, because it’s so freaking cute! Get your trendsetting friend this gift this year — just make sure she doesn’t have it already!
  6. Coffee table books are a great idea for a gift, especially if your friend is interested in something particular. I thought this astrology/cocktail book from Urban Outfitters (they have so many!) was such a fun idea, and I know Anthropologie has fun coffee table books as well.
  7. This little on-the-go palette is so great! I actually have this and am almost out of the highlighter colors. Get this for your beauty-loving friend.
  8. Bath soak is another great spa-inspired gift. Like the candle, it pairs well with a bath bomb or a sheet mask, or even some chocolate!
  9. If you’re looking for a gift for a jewelry lover, these hoops are such a pretty find! TBH, they’re on my list now!

I hope this guide was helpful and inspires you to pick the perfect, budget-friendly gift this season! Let me know in the comments what other gift guides you’d like to see!

xo,

Carey

Statement Sweater for Winter

Statement Sweater for Winter

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Sweater | Skirt | Boots | Similar Bag |Lipstick in “At Leisure”

Let me just say — if you don’t own a statement sweater, get one ASAP! I bought this beauty back in August when I was in Charleston and have been waiting for when it was cold enough to share on the blog. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. And since I’ve been wearing it I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received.

There’s just something about a statement sweater. It doesn’t have to be over the top, but something that is slightly different than your typical knit piece really makes an outfit. Because the sweater is such an eye-catching piece, I kept the rest of the look simple; a black denim skirt and my go-to boots. Side note: I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to buy a black denim skirt!

Another side note: My. Lip. Color. It’s one of MAC’s limited, holiday edition colors and I’m obsessed! I recently washed and dried my favorite nude color, so I needed a new one. Instead of buying the same color I ruined, I fell in love with this metallic nude color. All of the holiday colors are gorgeous though — my mom bought the red color and I can’t wait to go home and borrow it. Make sure you get these colors before they’re discontinued.

Anyway, back to the outfit. I found my sweater left in a few sizes online, but I’m sharing some other statement sweater favorites!

xo,

Carey

Cyber Week Sales 2018

It might not be Black Friday yet, but Cyber Week is in full swing! I’ve pulled together some of the best deals for you before we hit the big day. This is the perfect time to pick up your holiday gifts, or grab something you’ve had your eye on for awhile. Happy shopping!

Nordstrom — Up to 60% Off

Nordstrom is hands down my favorite store to shop. I’m linking all the options that I think will sell out fast, including the Spanx faux leather leggings and my boots that you guys have seen me wear on repeat!

 

Nasty Gal — 60% Off Sitewide

Nasty Gal is the perfect place to shop for statement makers. Looking for a fun NYE dress? Or maybe a faux fur coat? This is the place. I’m really loving that forest green fur coat!

 

Express — 50% Off + Free Shipping

 

 

American Eagle — 40% Off + Free Shipping

The perfect place to shop for wardrobe basics. I feel like my jean collection isn’t too big so I just picked up a pair during this sale!

 

Urban Outfitters — BOGO 50% Sitewide

UO always has the cutest items for you and your home. Plus, it’s the perfect place to look for gifts for friends — secret Santa, anyone?

 

Ann Taylor — 40% Off + Free Shipping

Looking to update your work wardrobe? Well, now is the time! And, if you have a holiday work party coming up, this is a great place to pick out a dress or jumpsuit. Just make sure to use the code SHOPEARLY at checkout.

 

Levi’s — 40% Off + Free Shipping

Have you had your eye on a pair of Levi’s for awhile? I know I have! Now is the time to stock up on your favorite styles. Use code INDIGO at checkout!

 

Missguided — 50% Off Sitewide

I feel like Missguided is the anything goes online store. From cute going out clothes, to trendy day time pieces, even to PJ sets, they have it all. Plus, I’m really loving their “ugly” Christmas sweaters! Use code USEME at checkout!

 

Kendra Scott — 25% Off $100+, 30% Off $200+

Kendra Scott is probably my favorite jewelry brand, and you can easily spend $100 here. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up Christmas gifts! (Pick up something for yourself while you’re at it!)

 

J. Crew — 40% Off Sitewide

Looking for high-end, classic pieces you’ll wear for years to come? J. Crew is the place to shop. Definitely check out their coats during this sale and use the code TOGETHER.

 

Madewell — 25% Off Sitewide

Madewell is one of my favorite stores, but I can’t always justify the price. Make sure to pick up one of their sweaters (a personal fave of mine) with code DEALWITHIT at checkout!

xo,

Carey

2018 Holiday Gift Guide No. 2

Sharing my second gift guide of the season, the perfect gifts for that person who loves cuddling up at home! We all know those people — the ones that would rather wear pjs and drink coffee on the couch then go out. So this season, get that person in your life something they can cozy up to!

My absolute favorite item on this list is the Barefoot Dreams blanket. I have one of these and it is the softest blanket I own. And how cute is that leopard print?! It’s a little pricey, so be sure to watch for sales on that one! (Check it out at QVC too, you never know when they’ll offer a deal!)

Another gift I’m loving is the Diptyque candle! These are expensive candles and not something that personally I would buy for myself, just because. And that’s what makes it the perfect gift to give! It’s the frivolous item that special someone has been wanting, but is too practical to buy.

One cozy item you can’t go wrong with is a scarf. Add a touch of luxury by making it a cashmere one! This is an item you know the recipient will be using for years to come.

The last item I want to touch on from the gift guide is these UGG socks. I can just see myself prancing around my apartment in my pjs with them on. And when you’re forced to go outside — ugh — they’ll keep you nice and toasty in your boots because they’re fleece-lined. 

Anyway, happy shopping! To see these items, just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the site! Also, check out my top picks from the Abercrombie pre-Black Friday sale that’s going on!

xo,

Carey

Three Last Minute Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Three Last Minute Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

With Thanksgiving less than a week away — OMG — you’re probably starting to think about what you want to wear for the holiday. Lucky for you, I’ve come up with three last minute outfit ideas you can pull together! From a casual holiday atmosphere, to a dressier affair, these three outfits will be perfect for your Thanksgiving day needs.

Outfit 1: The Cozy Get-Together

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If your family is like mine, Thanksgiving is typically a small gathering. It’s usually just my parents, brother and his girlfriend (sometimes), and myself — although I can’t forget the pets! With that being said, it’s not a fancy occasion, so I usually wear whatever’s comfortable. And what’s comfier than a soft tee and fuzzy joggers?! It’s hard to tell since it’s a little faded now, but my tee features a subtle gray camo print that I’m in love with. I might have to go buy another, I loved it so much! I finished this outfit with my white slide sneakers, but honestly, slippers are probably going to don my feet while I stuff my face!

Outfit #2: The Casual Gathering

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While this outfit could work for a variety of Thanksgiving day gatherings, this screams Friendsgiving to me. You can’t get simpler than throwing on a shirt dress and a pair of boots, yet it looks way less effortless than it is. One color I’ve been loving for fall and the holidays is emerald green, so this dress is just perfect. Just throw on a leather jacket and you’re ready to roll! (P.S. this dress comes in a few other color combos that are equally as cute and the price is amazing).

Outfit #3: The Sophisticated Affair

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Nothing says elegance like jewel tones and a strappy pair of heels. You don’t have to go all out to dress up for Thanksgiving. A comfy sweater (I bought this last weekend and have worn it pretty much all week) paired with a black skort and heels is an easy way to stay comfy while looking pulled together. Add even more glam to the outfit with simple, gold accessories like a layered necklace! Side note — I bought these heels recently and they are by far the comfiest heels I own!

With these three outfit ideas, you can’t go wrong next week! If you liked this post, give it a share on social media and don’t forget to leave me a comment! I’d love to hear what you think about this post, plus what you’d like to see more of in terms of holiday content.

xo,

Carey

2018 Gift Guide No. 1

So excited to share my first gift guide of the 2018 holiday season! Thanks to a suggestion from my Instagram stories, I’m starting with stocking stuffers. Honestly, this can be one of the hardest categories of gifts to give. With that being said, I hope these suggestions are helpful. You can shop the products by clicking directly on the image!

Comment below with other gift guides, or holiday content, you’d like to see this season! Also, if you liked this post, give it a share on social media!

xo,

Carey