10 Fun Things to Do During Quarantine

10 Fun Things to Do During Quarantine

So it’s been a minute since I’ve published a blog post. Pre-quarantine to be exact. With everything that’s going on, writing a post has been not only hard due to shooting limitations, but also difficult in terms of inspiration. Truthfully, it’s been hard to figure out what you all would even want to see on my blog considering most of us spend all day long at home.

So with that being said, I figured it would be hard to go wrong with a loungewear look and some ways to beat the quarantine slump. So let’s start with the outfit. I took the pants from a lounge set I ordered at the start of quarantine and paired it with some other neutral basics in my closet. The ultimate combo for being comfy and chic is to layer cozy knits in similar colors. To add a little something I extra I threw on my favorite bralette plus some pearl and gold accents.

I ordered this pearl initial necklace and cannot stop wearing it. It looks so good paired with other necklaces, especially more gold chains. All in all, I love the way this look turned out and the best part was that it felt like wearing pajamas all day!

So now that I shared the outfit I actually threw together on a whim, here are some ideas on how to beat the boredom that comes with staying in your house for weeks on end.

10 Quarantine Ideas

  1. Read a book. Probably my favorite thing to do ever and now I have tons of time to devote to new books! I recommend checking out Goodreads for book ideas.
  2. Binge a new show. If reading isn’t your cup of tea, a similar idea is to try out a new show. I’m currently binging Chicago PD and highly recommend. I also shared my other recommendations in this post.
  3. Take up a hobby. Hobby ideas include (but aren’t limited to): knitting, gardening, cooking, and photography. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn to do, now’s the time to start!
  4. Workout. Since I started my new job in February, I haven’t been able to workout as much as I was since I commute two hours each way. Right now I’ve started working out every day—a friend and I Facetime and do it together! We’re doing the Blogilates April calendar workouts and they are hard.
  5. Draw/paint/color. I used to paint and draw quite a bit in high school but haven’t done so in awhile. Although I’m still not painting or drawing I have whipped out my coloring book and spent a good few hours on that!
  6. Organize your closet/drawers/etc. So this might not exactly be “fun” per se, but it will definitely keep you occupied for awhile! Throw on some tunes or a good podcast and get to spring cleaning.
  7. Try a new makeup look. I actually did this the other day and it was so fun! I used to love watching YouTube makeup videos and trying to recreate them. I love experimenting with makeup and trying new techniques!
  8. Play bartender. My family is pretty much a wine family, but my mom and I have been trying to make fun cocktails on the weekends. So far we’ve made blueberry prosecco mojitos and strawberry jalapeno margaritas!
  9. DIY your closet. Have any old t-shirts or jeans? I’ve seen so many videos lately (TikTok and Instagram) of cutting, bleaching, distressing, and tie-dying their old clothes.
  10. Get dressed up and have a photo shoot. This last idea also gives you incentive to change out of your pajamas or loungewear you’ve been living in and get dolled up! I personally love dressing up so having nowhere to go to dress up for has been a bit of downer. But, you don’t actually need a reason to dress up besides making yourself feel good! I’ll definitely be doing this one soon.

So, there’s today blog post. I hope you liked my loungewear look and my ideas for surviving quarantine. If you have any other ideas, feel free to drop them in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Amazon Spring Finds

Amazon Spring Finds

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I figured it was time to create my Amazon Spring Finds post. You all loved the Fall Finds post, so how could I not? I went a tad bit overboard on this one, which I think you’ll appreciate! I got caught up in the blackhole that is Amazon and spent 3 hours searching for pieces.

Overall, I found 50 Amazon pieces that I think are so cute for spring. From rompers and dresses to cute spring tops, there’s so much! Let me know in the comments below which pieces you’re loving!

xo,

Carey

Spring Outfit Combo I’m Stealing From My Instagram Feed + Netflix Recommendations

Spring Outfit Combo I’m Stealing From My Instagram Feed + Netflix Recommendations

Instagram-Worthy Spring Outfit Combo

Gone are the days of creating mood boards out of fashion magazines. While sad, I have to say the new mood board is much more convenient. I’m talking about my saves on Instagram! I’m constantly scrolling through my feed or the explore page saving outfits I love to designated folders. And the one outfit formula I realized I’ve been loving? Flowy spring dresses with clunky sneakers!

A year ago I would never, ever have paired clunky dad sneakers with a cute dress. Maybe a pair of slip on sneakers would pass the test, but my FILAs would be a hard no. Now, I can’t get enough of the look. I’ve even seen quite a few looks adding crew socks that I think are so cool. We’ll see if I actually try to recreate though!

In other news, can you believe this dress is only $22?? It’s lightweight without being too thin and is just perfect for early spring weather. I love the combination of the balloon sleeves with the high neck—it’s the perfect amount of drama. The tiger print is also a winner for me! You know I love an animal print, so this is no exception.

If you’re not a fan of the dad sneakers—they’re not everyone’s cup of tea—this dress would also look so cute now with a pair of booties and a pair of sandals when it warms up! You could even dress it up with a pair of heels for a night out look. The options are endless.

My Top Netflix Recommendations

But enough about the outfit. I know it’s only day four of the work-from-home life (at least for me), but I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. If I’m not reading or listening to podcasts to entertain myself, you can probably find me watching my new show obsession: White Collar. I’m such a fan of crime shows, so this is perfect for me. And while this show is actually on Hulu, I thought I would share some of my Netflix recommendations (since it’s the most popular).

My TV tastes are kind of all across the board, but here they are:

  • Mindhunter
  • The Witcher
  • Criminal Minds
  • The Sinner
  • Glow Up
  • Next in Fashion
  • Derry Girls
  • Spinning Out
  • In the Dark
  • The Politician
  • Unbelievable
  • Alias Grace
  • Gossip Girl

Like I said, my taste is eclectic! From crime shows to fantasy to drama to reality competitions, it really just depends on my mood. But, I loved all of the shows on that list (shared in no particular order).

If you’re looking for movies, my list is shorter. But, I recommend:

  • Miss Americana (technically a documentary…)
  • Dumplin’
  • Murder Mystery
  • Wine Country
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Set it Up
  • The Ugly Truth

I hope this helps with the boredom! And if you need any podcast recommendations, I shared my favorites on this post. That’s all for today, leave me a comment below with your favorite show to watch on Netflix.

xo,

Carey

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Dress: Shein c/o // Sneakers: FILA // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Ring: similar // Earrings: similar // Lipstick: NYX Lip Lingerie in “Satin Ribbon”

A Dainty Detail: Headbands

A Dainty Detail: Headbands

At this point, it’s no secret that I love a good headband! We might’ve even gone past love straight to obsession. It’s crazy how you can take a regular outfit and amp it up instantly with a headband in your hair. And not only that, but you can wear them so many different ways. From placed over your part to pushed back behind your ears, options are endless.

Because I love headbands so much right now, I went ahead and rounded up 45 different headbands that are perfect for this season! I’m definitely eyeing a few myself! Whether you want a classic single colored headband or a more eye-catching bedazzled version, I picked out so many to choose from.

xo,

Carey

The Early Spring Outfit I’ll Be Wearing on Repeat

The Early Spring Outfit I’ll Be Wearing on Repeat

I don’t know about you, but I think the hardest time of year to dress for is early spring. One day it’ll be 65 degrees and sunny, but the next week you could have a snow storm. So, when the weather is changing weekly I like to go back to the basics for an early spring outfit.

There’s nothing more classic than a simple white long sleeve and a good pair of denim. Both of these items are staples in my wardrobe that I reach for multiple times a week. And the great thing about them is that they make great foundations for your early spring outfits. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wear a long sleeve tee and my jeans, but later in the week swap the jeans for a denim skirt or shorts.

The way I make my simple outfits more interesting is through accessories. I don’t know what got into me this weekend but I am on a major hat kick. I can’t stop wearing my go-to taupe hat. Add in the snakeskin booties and the interest-level kicks up.

So, in early spring you can expect to see me in nothing but neutral long sleeve tops, jeans, and a cute fedora! Basically my uniform for March-April.

xo,

Carey

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Top: Similar // Jeans: Madewell // Booties: Marc Fisher (almost sold out, similar here) // Hat: Urban Outfitters // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Earrings: Similar // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings: Loft and similar // Bracelet: Kendra Scott // Sunglasses: Amazon // Lipstick: Sephora #lipstories in “Somewhere in Spain”

February Favorites: Instagram Round Up

February Favorites: Instagram Round Up

Happy Friday friends! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for the weekend. Since we’re well on our way into March, I thought I would share your favorites looks from the gram throughout February. These are the top 6 posts that garnered the most engagement, so I’m guessing you guys love these outfits! And since it’s not quite spring weather yet, I thought you could use some inspiration to get you through the last little bit of cold weather fashion.

So, let’s keep today’s post short and sweet and jump right into the outfits. Shop the links below each photo. (P.S. If an item appeared in multiple photos, I only shared it in the one it appeared in first. For example, I only shared my bag in the first pic).

Cardigan // Top // Jeans // Boots // Bag // Sunglasses
Sweater (similar) // Jeans // Sneakers // Trench Coat (similar) // Headband
Sweatshirt // Leggings
Top // Bralette // Lipstick // Necklace (similar)
Sweater (similar) // Pants (similar) // Boots (sold out everywhere else!)
Shorts (similar) // Bralette // Boots // Necklace

So there you have last month’s top 6 outfits! Which one is your favorite?

xo,

Carey