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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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

Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

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Similar Top | Skort | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

OK — gimme all the skorts, please, especially if they’re plaid. How is this trend just now a thing? It’s just the right amount of nostalgia for my Catholic school days without looking childish and/or creepy (if you get my drift…).

I bought this plaid skort over the summer during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have been patiently waiting to wear it ever since. Now that the weather finally feels like fall, I feel justified in pulling this piece out of my closet.

Because the weather wasn’t too chilly, I decided to pair the skort with an old bell sleeve top. (Oddly enough it’s the same brand as the skort). Adding to that my favorite boots of the season and you have a fool-proof fall outfit! I got so many compliments on this look and it’s really so simple.

But back to the plaid skort — like I said, I bought this over the summer, so there are only a few left. But good news is it’s on major sale in select sizes! So because of the limited quantity, I thought I’d share some other plaid skorts I’m loving this season. Happy shopping!

xo,

Carey

Lilac Sweater + New Favorite Booties

Lilac Sweater + New Favorite Booties

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Sweater | Skirt | Booties | Bag | Watch | Necklace | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t get enough of lilac this fall. Usually around this time of year I gravitate towards burgundy, dark blues and greens, and other traditional fall colors. But this year, pastels are definitely stealing the show.

I bought this sweater back in July during the Nordstrom sale, and it is by far one of my favorite purchases. The sweater is so soft and light weight, but still keeps you warm. I’m definitely thinking about picking up another because it’s under $60! You really can’t beat that price. I’ve been eyeing it in black and the forest green color.

On another note, how freaking cute are these booties? I’ve had my eye on them for awhile, but even now they’re sold out in my size at Nordstrom. By a stroke of luck, I managed to find them in a 6 (my size) at Shopbop on sale. There are only a couple sizes left, but if one of those is your size I highly recommend. I’ve only worn them twice and have already received so many compliments. I won’t lie — they aren’t the comfiest shoe ever (I won’t be wearing these on days I have to trek around campus), but they’re such a flattering shoe. Bonus points: shoes that match your skin tone make your legs look longer, and as a petite gal I can use all the help I can get. Definitely my favorite booties of the season!

Anyway, that’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more next week!

P.S. What are you all dressing as for Halloween? I can’t decide if I want to go a little ~spookier~ this year or try my hand at makeup for a deer costume.

xo,

Carey