Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

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Top | Skirt | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

Hello and welcome back! I’d like to briefly apologize for my hiatus, but my laptop crashed last week and I was having other crises. But I’m back and can’t wait to share another fall fave of mine: colored corduroy! Corduroy has been coming around in the fall season for the past few years, but it’s never been this good!

What I’m loving about this skirt is the unexpected color; when I think fall colors, teal definitely doesn’t come to mind. Something about the teal mixed with the O-ring also gives me serious 70s vibes (another trend I’m loving).

I decided to pair this skirt with a simple long sleeve tee for a laidback look, so I could let the skirt and boots do all the talking! I’ve mentioned these boots on the blog before, but how cute do they look on?! I can’t wait to pair them with sweaters and jeans!

But back to colored corduroy. This trend is everywhere. From skirts like mine, to pants and jackets you can’t go wrong. I’m dying to get my hands on a pair of corduroy flares, preferably in navy blue! Shop below some of my favorite corduroy picks!

xo,

Carey

Color Combo for Fall: Lilac and Brown

Color Combo for Fall: Lilac and Brown

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Jacket | Camisole | Skirt | Shoes | Bag | Watch | Bracelet (similar) | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

Once again I’m back with creative ways to dress for fall when you live in warmer states. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m dealing with 80 degree weather in October! It is officially fall, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it in North Carolina.

But anyway, one of the ways I’m dressing for fall is by wearing fall tones. And the color combination I can’t get enough of is lilac and brown! By pairing these two colors together, they some how make the other seem even deeper. Also, aside from pairing it with brown, I’m just loving lilac in general for fall! I’ve never been a big fan of purple, but this color stole my heart.

You know what else stole my heart? This jacket/cardigan I recently bought from Nordstrom. It is soooo soft and lightweight. It looks like a jacket, but the flimsiness makes me feel like it falls in the cardigan category. It’s such a great piece to layer now on chillier nights. And of course, the whole outfit had to be topped off with my favorite summer-to-fall trend: leopard shoes! These flats are actually sold out, but you can sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock!

That’s all for this week, leave me a comment below with your favorite fall color combos!

xo,

Carey

 

What’s In My Makeup Bag

Welcome back! Sorry for the brief sabbatical, but I had a family emergency that caused a delay in posting. But anyway, I thought I’d share some of my favorite products in my makeup bag. I generally use these products every day!

First up is my tinted SPF. This summer I started to really read up on skincare I should be doing in my 20s. I obviously knew SPF was a must, but I was only using a foundation that had SPF15 in it. I realized that I needed a separate SPF product so I can really protect my skin. The best part is that I feel like I no longer have to use foundation with this product. For the most part my skin is pretty clear so a little tint just evens everything out and I’m ready to go!

Of course, I do like to use my concealer for any blemished and my under eye circles. I like this one because I feel like it’s slightly brightening, making it perfect for under my eyes. And to round out my face products, I like the tarte Pro-Glow To-Go palette for highlighting and bronzing!

I’ve probably said it before, but eyebrows are SOOO important! They literally frame your entire face and can make or break your look. I just bought this eyebrow pencil from Benefit and so far I’m loving it! For eyeshadow, lately I’ve been reverting back to my Naked Smoky palette. I am so sad Urban Decay decided to discontinue it because it’s one of my go-tos. I would definitely get it before it’s completely gone!

And finally, mascara. I’ve mentioned before, but I’ve been using a lash booster before my mascara and it makes all the difference! My lashes looks so much longer and fuller when I use it.

That’s all for this week! Also, hover over the images for direct product links!

xo,

Carey

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

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Similar Leather Jacket | Tee | Denim Skirt | Booties | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I feel like a broken record, but can it please be fall yet? Waiting (im)patiently… With that being said, my only option is to dress in fall-esque outfits. Basically, wearing cooler clothes that could also be worn mid fall. And to help you out, I came up with three different ways to get your faux-fall on!

1. MOTO JACKET + DENIM SKIRT + BOOTIES

One of the easiest faux-fall looks you can throw on is a moto jacket, denim skirt, and booties combo. It’s essentially my summer uniform, just with a jacket and swapping sandals for booties. You can keep it classic like I did with a black leather jacket and booties, or you can go all out. I’m a big fan of fun ankle boots (just saw these earlier tonight and I’m in LOVE)

2. TEE + STRAIGHT LEG JEANS + LEOPARD SLIDES

I recently saw a version of this outfit come across my insta feed and I can’t wait to recreate it for myself. I’m especially loving a band tee paired with the straight leg jeans and leopard slides. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even swap those slides for a pair of heels to wear this look straight to happy hour.

3. FLORAL MAXI DRESS + SANDALS

Dark florals have such a dreamy vibe this fall. From ruffled maxis, to long sleeved ones, it’s hard to go wrong. This look keeps you covered up, but still cool. Adding sandals keeps this look unrestricted.

What are you wearing while the temps are still high? Are you aiming for a faux-fall look, or are you sticking to your summer separates? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

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Leather Shorts | Graphic Tee | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch

It’s officially September and I’m ready for fall. Crisp air, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin everything. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite feel like fall. So, we need to get a bit creative. Which brings me to these leather shorts!

Everything about these shorts called to me as soon as I saw them in stores. The color, the material the fit, I love it all. And it’s those details that make them the perfect transition piece for fall.

The color. Burnt orange screams autumn to me. It’s not quite a Halloween orange that’s garish to look at. Instead, this color reminds me of falling leaves.

The material. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love leather. I own leather skirts, shorts, jackets, boots, and even a leather dress. But, it’s definitely not a fabric to be worn year round and that’s why I love leather shorts. I wouldn’t wear them in the dead of summer, but at the end of summer, leather shorts are perfect to start moving us towards fall.

The fit. Not to say the style of these shorts is limited to fall, but I do like a nice belted waist at autumn. Even better, the shorts are almost a paper bag-waist fit, which I’m a huge fan of.

Keeping this look summer appropriate, I had to add a graphic tee. I actually grabbed this shirt just so I had something to try on with the shorts in the dressing room, and fell in love with the pairing. It’s also hard to tell in the photos, but the glasses on the girl are actually little appliqués on the shirt!

Anyway, I hope you like this look! Leave a comment below telling me what you want to see next!

xo,

Carey

Photos by Nadia Crevecouer Photography

Two-Piece Set // Summer Isn’t Over Yet

Two-Piece Set // Summer Isn’t Over Yet

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Two-Piece Set | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

With August coming to an end, I know we’re all itching for fall. Fall clothes, fall weather, fall treats… (Anyone else ready for that pumpkin spice latte?). Well I don’t about you, but now that I’m back to school in North Carolina, it is HOT. I walked to class in 95℉ today and felt like I was melting. So with that being said, here’s a nice summer look for everyone who is dressing for reality, instead of their fall fantasy.

I bought this two-piece set earlier this summer and couldn’t be more in love. I wore it to happy hour with a friend and then also to dinner with my parents. It’s such a cute look, without being over the top. And that price point? This lil number definitely won’t break the bank at only $23! While you’re ordering, pick up a few extras too!

Throwing in a few extras is actually how I ended up with the lemon bag I paired with this look. It’s such a fun addition for summer, plus I love light blue and yellow (I actually wore that color combo to my senior prom!).

I dressed this look up a bit with my wedges for a finishing touch, but it looks equally cute with sandals. When I wore it for happy hour, I paired the outfit with my Tory Burch sandals.

Anyway, that’s all for this week. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

Photos by Nadia Crevecoeur Photography

A Dainty Detail: Leopard Print Shoes

I’m back again to start your Monday off with another post from my A Dainty Detail series. Today it’s all about leopard print shoes. It’s no secret how much I love the leopard-print espadrille slides I’ve been wearing since spring. And I’m happy to say that the obsession is following us into fall! I actually just ordered a pair of fall-appropriate leopard print slides that I can’t wait to share. But, until then, check out some other leopard print shoes I’m loving!

Comment below with your favorite pair!

xo,

Carey

Fall Mood Board // ’70s Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! With summer almost over, I can’t help but start thinking of fall. More specifically, what I’m going to wear this fall. The trend I’m loving for the upcoming season is a vintage, ’70s vibe. Corduroy, plaid, and bright colors are what it’s all about. And, of course, denim.

The three colors that are going to be huge this season are mustard yellow, lavender, and a bright green. Like I said, bright colors are taking over. Usually I stick with a neutral palette, but I’m excited to spice things up. I’m especially in love with lavender for fall (I already own two lavender colored tops!).

Another trend I’m excited to see more of is leopard print! I’ve had an obsession lately, and it looks like it will carry over to this season. From shoes, skirts, or belts, you really can’t go wrong!

Anyway, I hope this mood board inspires you for fall like it does me! And to shop the items above, just hover over the images!

xo,

Carey

Black Cami + Rose Gold Birkenstocks

Black Cami + Rose Gold Birkenstocks

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Cami | Skirt | Bag | Birkenstocks | Sunglasses | Watch | Similar necklaces (here & here) | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

If you’ve seen my Instagram lately, you’re probably sick of seeing this camisole, but what can I say? I’m in love. My black cami is, without a doubt, my favorite purchase of the summer. You know how much I love my white camisole, and I’m feeling the same about this one. There really isn’t a time when you can’t wear this piece. I love it for summer as a top on its own, but when fall and winter come around, this black cami will look so cute under cardigans.

In an entirely predictable move I, of course, paired my black cami with a denim skirt (another great purchase this summer). This outfit is what I chose to wear for a day trip to Charleston. I wanted something cute, but comfortable while walking in the heat. So obvi I had to add my new rose gold Birkenstocks. (They’re called copper officially but get real — rose gold all the way). Birkenstocks are definitely a polarizing sandal, but personally I love them. I bought my first pair my freshman year of college and they’re still one of my all time favorite shoes. So this summer I had to switch it up and add a pair of rose gold ones to my wardrobe. I think the color definitely makes them more appealing to those that aren’t quite onboard the Birkenstock train just yet. You just can’t go wrong with a metallic sandal this summer — sooo trendy.

Since I was already rocking the hippy-dippy vibe with the Birkenstocks my hexagonal green sunnies were a no-brainer. For $10 at Free People, these sunglasses were a major steal. And surprisingly they go with a lot. Anyway, that’s all for this week. Leave a comment below letting me know what kind of content you’d like to see next!

xo,

Carey

Striped Tee and Booties

Striped Tee and Booties

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Striped Tee | Denim Shorts |Booties | Bag | Sunnies | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

Happy Friday! Not only has the weekend arrived, but the Nordstrom Sale is open to the public today! And what better time to get your shop on than the weekend? In honor of the sale opening today, I thought I’d share this look featuring some of my purchases during early access.

I cannot tell you how happy I am over this striped tee. A striped tee is something I’ve wanted for awhile and either a.) couldn’t find or b.) didn’t like the options I saw. It’s such a go-to basic that works well with a variety of outfits. I love this one because it’s so soft and light.

Another Nordstrom sale purchase is these black booties. I destroyed my black booties while in London and then over this past winter, so these were a must for me with the sale. I actually didn’t like the booties when I saw them, but my mom convinced me to try them on and I’m in love! The cut outs on the side look so good and the pointed toe really elongates your legs.

What are you shopping for at the Nordstrom sale? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey