Styling a White Blazer

Styling a White Blazer

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Blazer // Shirt // Shorts (similar) // Sandals // Bracelets // Watch (similar) // Bag (similar)

I’ve always been a big fan of blazer, ever since I started Lauren Conrad’s fashion advice in middle school. She made a case for them saying that blazers are timeless, classic, and chic. I convinced my mom that she just had to buy me this rosy-pink blazer from Nordstrom (it’s actually still hanging in my closet).

Lauren Conrad was right—blazers are always a classic option and aren’t going out of style any time soon. Lately though, I’ve been obsessing over white blazers. Instead of a regular black blazer, there’s something so fresh about a white one.

When I tried on this white blazer in Zara, I had to have it. It’s the perfect piece to throw on and elevate any look. I wear a white t-shirt with denim shorts all the time, but adding the blazer completely changed the look.

Blazers are an essential part of any wardrobe. They’re perfect for work/internships, or over your simplest outfits. I love that I can wear mine now with a t-shirt and shorts, or a summer dress, and then again in the fall with blouses and jeans.

I personally love the oversized, slouchy fit of the blazer I’m wearing, but I’m sharing a few more versions of the white blazer here, here, and here.

As always, see you next week with more content!

xo,

Carey

Your T-Shirt Dress, Updated

Your T-Shirt Dress, Updated

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Dress // Sandals // Bag (similar) // Watch (similar) // Bracelets

I’m a big fan of t-shirt dresses. They’re comfy, yet stylish – perfect for those days when you want to look like you tried without actually trying. Like I said, big fan.

But sometimes, t-shirt dresses get monotonous. I mean, it gets to the point where you say to yourself, “yeah, that’s cute, but it looks like one I have at home.” This is where your updated version comes in.

Browsing through Francesca’s at the mall with my friend, I spotted this satin version. Right away, my interest was piqued. I picked it up in black first, but when my friend pointed out that it came in a pale pink? I was completely sold. I needed to own this dress.

This dress was the answer to my prayers – still comfy and cute, but also standing out from the rest of the boring cotton t-shirt dresses. While I still love the cotton versions, there is just something about a satin, pink t-shirt dress that feels whimsical. (Also, this dress comes in black, navy, and a gorgeous silver color as well).

On another note, I’ve been wearing these gray sandals nonstop since I got them. They are so easy to slip on and they go with almost everything. They’re completely sold out on Topshop’s website, so head over to Nordstrom and get them before they’re gone!

Hope everyone has a warm and sunny rest of the week (it’s been raining and gloomy where I am)! See you next Wednesday 🙂

xo,

Carey

How To Wear Yellow This Season

How To Wear Yellow This Season

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Top (similar) // Shorts (similar) // Sandals // Sunglasses // Bag (similar) // Lipstick in “Juliette”

Good morning readers! My sophomore year of college is finally over and I’m looking forward to a nice three-month break (aside from the online class I’m taking). And after the summer is over, I’ll be heading to LONDON to study abroad for the fall semester! If anyone has some suggestions on places to see/things to do/places to eat, let me know!

Today’s outfit post is one I actually just bought on Monday. Unfortunately the top and shorts aren’t on Nordstrom’s website yet, but as soon as they are, I will update this the links. But for your reference, the top is J.O.A. and the shorts are Leith, two brands you can never go wrong with.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet, but I am looooving everything yellow for the spring. A lot of times people shy away from wearing yellow, but I promise it is completely wearable. If you’re just testing the color out, I suggest going with a mustard yellow like my shorts – it’s less harsh than a sunshine yellow.

I’m also in love with retro sunglasses. Think 60s style icons when you’re shopping for your next pair. The pair I got from Nordstrom are great because they’re so on trend, but only cost $12. BP at Nordstrom has a ton of trendy, but affordable pairs you have to check out.

To finish off the look, I decided to take last summer’s navy blue Kate Spade bag out of storage. I think the blue really popped next to the yellow shorts and added to this summery look. I also added my new platform sandals from Topshop that I also bought on Monday. Shoes that are comfy, but still still give me a height boost are the holy grail, and this pair is them. I wore them all day and not once did my feet hurt.

Thanks for reading and come back next week for more content!

xo,

Carey

 

 

Summer Mood Board

Summer Mood Board
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today’s post is a short one since I’m finishing up the end of the school year and have been crazy busy with projects and exams.
I wanted to share with you all my summer mood board (see more on my Pinterest board). This summer, I’m finding inspiration from 60s retro glam and the Italian Riviera. As you can see, the color scheme is white, yellow, and pale pink and ruffles are key!
Shop this post:
  1. For Love & Lemons Top and Skirt.
  2. Asos Sandals.
  3. SheIn Dress.
  4. Moon River Romper.
  5. J.O.A. Romper.
  6. Urban Outfitters Sunglasses.
  7. Asos Hat.
  8. Steve Madden Sandals.

Like I said, keeping it short this week. Come back next week for more content!

xo,

Carey

How to Take Your Outfit From Day to Night

How to Take Your Outfit From Day to Night
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Day: Top // Shorts // Jacket (similar) // Sandals // Bag (similar) // Watch (similar) // Bracelets
Night: Heels // Clutch (similar) // Necklace (similar) // Hoops (similar)

So it’s one of those days… The kind where you’re so busy and can’t take a moment for yourself, let alone change your outfit for every different event. Well good news, today I’m making day to night dressing simpler with a few easy tips. The pictures above  show something I might wear to class, and then spruce to go out later on. Follow along for key elements to pulling off this day to night switch!

  1. Ditch the jacket. I usually wear a sweater or light jacket when I got to class, mainly because I’m always cold, but also to keep my look easy breezy during the day. Taking your jacket off can show off cool sleeves, or in my case some dainty straps.
  2. Swap your bag. I’m a big fan of cross body bags, but they’re a little too functional, when for a night time look you want something a little more fun. I swapped out my go-to Rebecca Minkoff bag for a fun, vintage clutch courtesy of my grandma.
  3. Upgrade your shoes. While sandals are perfect for running around during the day, night time calls for something a little higher. Toss those sandals in your bag and slip on a cute pair of heels, and you’re ready to go!
  4. Change up your jewelry. This element can really make or break your night time look. While I’m a HUUGE fan of my Michael Kors watch, as many of my followers may have noticed, I think night time calls for daintier pieces. I took off my watch, moved one of my bracelets to the other wrist, added a delicate choker, and swapped my studs for hoops. These are small changes, but can really add to your outfit. I obviously opt for gold pieces, and you can find some great ones at AUrate New York. I’m personally loving all of their earrings!

Now that you’ve mastered these four tips, watch how easy it is to take your outfit from day to night!

xo,

Carey

Thank you to AUrate for partnering on this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by Cody Miller