Carey’s 9 Favorite Things

Carey’s 9 Favorite Things

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Today I turned 23 and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. It’s my first birthday out of college and the only thing I can think is “no one likes you when you’re 23” (look up the blink-182 song if you’re confused). But, in honor of another year passed I thought I would share 9 things about me and 9 of my favorite things—the items I reach for weekly if not daily!

But first, quick chat about my outfit. I absolutely adore sweater dresses, but for some reason I find it so hard to find good ones. This is a great one. If you’re petite I think this hits at the perfect length (I’m wearing an xs), the turtleneck is cute but not stifling, and the quality is amazing! Paired with my new knee-high black boots and it’s an easy, but put together outfit. I definitely think a cute headband would be a great way to accessorize and dress it up some more! But now, on to my 9 things.

9 Things About Me

  1. I graduated in May from Elon University.
  2. I was in a sorority there (Alpha Omicron Pi!).
  3. I’m obsessed with all things French, especially Parisian.
  4. I studied abroad in London for four months and now it’s one of my absolute favorite places.
  5. I love to dance (I danced from kindergarten through senior year of high school).
  6. My favorite hobby (aside from blogging) is reading (one of my majors in college was English literature).
  7. My favorite color is pink, although I hardly wear it.
  8. I’m a complete jetsetter—I’ve been to Europe 5 times and visited more cities and I hardly ever get home sick. Even when studying abroad, I cried on the plane home.
  9. My two biggest passions are writing and fashion—which is what made The Dainty Details a reality!

9 Favorite Things

These are the items that have either been given to me or I’ve bought for myself that I fall back on year after year. Caveat: the Gucci bag and Madewell jeans are new to me this year, but they are classics that I know I’ll love for years to come.

  1. Spanx leggings
  2. Gucci bag
  3. MAC Creme D’Nude lipstick
  4. Michael Kors smart watch
  5. Barefoot Dreams blanket
  6. Madewell jeans
  7. Tory Burch sandals
  8. Josie Maran argan oil
  9. Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet perfume

So there you have it! Nine of my favorite things and nine tidbits about me. Tell me something about you in the comments below!



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Sweater Dress: Topshop // Boots: Sam Edelman // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Earrings: similar // Watch: Michael Kors // Lipstick: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Exposed

21 Things About Me

21 Things About Me
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You probably weren’t expecting a post today, but I thought it would be fun to include a little getting to know me post since I turn 21 today! Keep reading for some random tidbits about me:

  1. I live in Baltimore, MD but go to school at Elon University in North Carolina.
  2. I’m majoring in strategic communication (public relations) and English literature.
  3. I LOOOVE to read. I read books on my phone and I read all the time to the point where my friends will yell at me if I’m reading while we’re out.
  4. I can’t live without my green tea lemonade from Starbucks. It’s literally the best drink ever!
  5. My favorite color is pink, but I don’t wear it that often.
  6. I want to move to a big city when I graduate. I’ve always loved Paris and New York, but after spending a semester in London, the city has my heart.
  7. I’m only 5 feet tall. You can probably tell I’m short in pictures, but my height usually surprises people.
  8. I’ve always loved fashion and dressing up, but growing up I was a bit tomboyish (that happens when your best friend is a boy).
  9. Even though I’m loving London right now, I’ve always been obsessed with Paris and all things French.
  10. On that note… I really want a french bulldog. I’ve always been a big dog kind of person, but ever since I read a book about an old woman with french bulldogs I’ve wanted one of my own.
  11. I’m in Alpha Omicron Pi at my university.
  12. I have a pretty big sweet tooth, especially when it comes to chocolate.
  13. I took dance lessons in ballet, tap, and jazz for 13 years. I actually really wished it was something I kept up in college because I miss dancing so much.
  14. In high school my senior superlative was “least changed.” (I actually tied for that with another girl, I guess we look the same as we did in middle school?)
  15. I went to an all girls high school and made some of my best friends there.
  16. The school ring from my high school never leaves my finger. If I’m not wearing it, it ruins my whole day.
  17. I hate driving. If I could be chauffeured every day I would take it in a heart beat!
  18. I’m obsessed with lipstick! I have anywhere from 3-10 lip products in my purse at all times!
  19. I get asked if I’m Italian a lot because of my darker features, but I actually have Greek ancestry on my mom’s side of the family.
  20. I wear Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet perfume almost every day. I’ve been calling it my “signature scent” since I was 17. I’m starting to get bored of it though and have been looking for a new scent.
  21. My dream is to travel. I’ve visited a few countries in Europe (plus Canada) and can’t wait to add more to my list!

Thanks for reading!