How to Transition to Spring

How to Transition to Spring

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Topshop Top, Pacsun Jeans (similar), Tory Burch Sandals, Michael Kors Bag (similar)

A little late to the game today, but better late than never, am I right? So lately here in North Carolina the weather has been all over the place. One day it’s in the 70s the next in the 50s. It feels like spring has already begun. So, due to the weird weather patterns, I thought talking about transitioning to spring would be a good blog post.

  1. My number one tip is to mix styles. In my outfit I still have my trusty skinny jeans, but I added my new sandals. The top has long sleeves, but it’s a cold shoulder top. This is the time when you can mix and match some winter and spring pieces.
  2. Another tip is to bring a lightweight jacket. Although not pictured, I added my thin, brown leather jacket just in case it gets chilly (plus I’m perpetually cold).
  3. Switch up your makeup! Here I’m wearing a bold pink lip color that I generally don’t wear in the winter.
  4. My last tip is to start integrating traditionally spring colors and patterns. This light blue (periwinkle?) is not something that I would usually pull out for winter. The pastel color screams spring to me. Try bringing pastels and floral patterns back in to your wardrobe as you begin transitioning.

Hope these tips were helpful! I know I for one cannot wait for spring. I’ve been loving the 70 degree weather, even if it has been cloudy. Comment below with your own tips for transitioning for spring! Until next week…

xo,

Carey

 

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

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Topshop Coat, Zara Top (similar), Forever21 Jeans (similar), Steve Madden Mules (similar), Bag from Italy (similar)

Welcome back! Today I’m sharing with you my outfit I wore yesterday for Valentine’s Day (but really I just happened to wear this, it was a coincidence that I chose pink).

Anyway, while I was in Italy, I couldn’t help but admire the fashion. Italian women are just so stylish! One trend I kept seeing over and over was wide leg pants paired with platform heels. I knew that I would need to recreate this outfit when I got back. I chose my trusty denim culottes that I shared on the blog last spring and are still a fave of mine. Of course, I had to pair these jeans with my go-to block heel mules. I’ve worn them so many times on the blog now, but I’m still in love with them!

For the top I grabbed this pink ruffly blouse I found at Zara during Winter Break. I am a huge fan of blush pink in general, but blush pink plus a fun ruffle detail? I was sold. Zara is my favorite store to find somewhat different than normal tops!

I finished my look with my usual camel colored peacoat and my new purse I bought in Italy. I can’t believe how cheap leather is in Florence! Because this outfit was inspired by Italian fashion, I had to throw my new Italian bag into the mix.

Thanks for reading, stayed tuned for next week!

xo,

Carey

Furry Mules

Furry Mules

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Forever21 Jacket (similar), Lush Top (similar), Zara Skirt (similar), Zara Shoes (similar), Michael Kors Bag

Happy Wednesday everyone! I know I said that I was really leaning towards Tuesday as my new posting, and I still am, but this week has been kind of hectic so I had to shoot these photos yesterday. But, that actually ended up working in my favor because the weather was in the low 70s. It was such a nice day, but so weird for February. I’m not used to the crazy North Carolina weather mood swings.

Anyway, this look is featuring some of the purchases I made on my recent trip to Italy. Italy has a state mandated sale season starting January 5 – mid February, so I was in heaven! I hit up Zara (of course) and got some cute finds that were so cheap. This first is the skirt I’m wearing. It reminds me of an old-fashioned couch pattern and material, but for some reason I really love it! Embroidery has been big this past season, so maybe that’s why I was so drawn to it. Although it’s sold out in the U.S., the Topshop version I linked above might actually be even cuter! It’s definitely on my list too.

I also bought those super cute furry mule slides that I have been wearing nonstop since I got back (you may have seen from my insta). They’re so comfy and easy to throw on as I’m heading to class.

This look also features my new suede MK bag that my parents got me for my bday (thanks Mom and Dad!). I’m so in love with this bag and I had been craving it for awhile. I also just really wanted to get a brown bag since I don’t have one, unless you count the giant tote I use for class. Anyway, I think this bag was a nice touch for the outfit and helped elevate the look.

That’s all for this week, but stay tuned for more!

xo,

Carey

February Edit

February Edit
Hello all and welcome back! I think I’m going to switch my usual posting day from Monday to either Tuesday or Wednesday. But anyway, since today is the first day of February I thought I’d start off the month with some items I’m currently craving and talk about my fave trends for winter and spring.
  1. Topshop dress. How cute is this dress?! I don’t know why but I love the moth print. What I really love about this dress though is the sleeves. Statement sleeves have been HUGE this winter, and I don’t see them going away in the spring. I also love that although the print is kind of out there, the muted gray color keeps it from being over the top. And if you really like this dress, you can find the shirt version here.
  2. Topshop top. Topshop is killing the game right now. Again, more statement sleeves, but unlike what we saw over the summer, the sleeves are more streamlined than bulky for winter and spring. I also really like the subtle pleat of the shirt, which is another big trend right now.
  3. Asos shoes. Get ready to start seeing a TON of “v-neck” shoes. This pair is also great because it combines the white shoe trend and the revival of the slingback. I’ve always hated slingback shoes (they reminded me of elementary school), but the trend has been slowly growing on me.
  4. Lulus skirt. I mentioned before that pleats are so big right now, especially pleated skirts. I love the pleated midi skirts in a blush tone. I can already imagine pairing it with a cute cami and one of the pairs of shoes above. I also really like pleated mini skirts too, especially this one and this one.
  5. Louise et cie flats. I am sooo obsessed with these flats. I really love all mules (flat, heeled, it doesn’t matter) so automatically these are a win. But I also really love the mauve/rosy color and the cool twist detail. It takes the flats from okay to WOW.
  6. Zara flats. Obviously I’m kinda into flats right now… These are nice because they still have a bit of heel, which gives it a untraditional loafer-type feel. Like the Louise et cie flats, these also have a cool twisty-bow detail that makes them anything but boring.

Hope you liked this post and stay tuned for the next one! I’m really leaning towards Tuesdays as my posting day based on my schedule for this semester. Also just a little update on my life: I didn’t mention this but I turned 20 in January (got to spend my birthday in Italy!), and I just joined a sorority (AOII) which I’m pretty excited about. Until next time!

xo,

Carey