Ruffles and Slippers

Ruffles and Slippers

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Ruffle Top // Denim Skirt (similar) // Smoking Slippers // Wristlet (similar) // Lipstick

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening. It’s been impossible to scroll through my insta feed without at least one mention of it. With that being said, I headed on over to my local Nordstrom store to check out what was left. Unfortunately, not much, seeing as I’m not a cardholder so I didn’t get early access.

What I did walk away with was my pink ruffled top. I had actually seen this top on a few other bloggers in white with black polka dots, but they were sold out of it in my size.Then I saw it in the blush version that I’m wearing, as well as a pretty charcoal color. I was torn between the two, but ended up with the blush version. What I love about this top is that while it will definitely work for fall, it’s really lightweight and wearable in the summer, even though it’s long sleeved. I actually wore it to work before restyling with my white mini skirt and felt completely comfortable despite the 90 degree weather.

Speaking of this white denim skirt, while it’s not part of the sale, I did buy it on sale from Topshop recently. However, it is no longer available at either Topshop or Nordstrom, but I linked to a similar white Topshop denim skirt that’s also super cute, with a reasonable price point. I do recommend sizing up if you order it — I had to return my skirt originally because it was too tight. I had actually heard that advice before about Topshop denim and obvi ignored it, which I ended up regretting.

But back to the sale. My mom and I went to Nordstrom together to see what was what, and headed to our favorite department: shoes. We both ended up with a pair of these smoking slipper type shoes (mine in the embroidered velvet and hers in a tan leather). We originally thought that they were part of the sale (they def look like fall shoes), but apparently they aren’t… However, the price point is still on par with similar shoes that are part of the sale, so there is that.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the blog or not, but at the end of August I’m headed to London to study abroad for my fall semester. I am so excited, but I’ve been thinking a lot about what shoes to bring. I want to be stylish, yet comfortable while walking around when there, so these smoking slippers/loafer type shoes are absolutely perfect. I literally bought these on Sunday and have worn them every day since, they’re so comfortable. I am OBSESSED!

Last but not least, I added a wristlet to my ensemble. If you saw last week’s blog post, the photos were taken while my parents and I took a day trip to St. Michaels. While there, my mom and I saw these adorable wristlets in a little boutique and had to have them. Mine as you can see is in white, and my mom got one in a light gray. They’re perfect for holding your cash/cards, your phone, and a lipstick.

Thanks for stopping by and if you liked this post (or the blog in general) please give me a follow or share on social media!

xo,

Carey

P.S. my lipstick is Sephora Collection and despite how cheap it is, it is the longest lasting lipstick I own. Even after eating it stays mostly on. HIGHLY recommend.

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Trending: Embroidery

Trending: Embroidery

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Zara Top, Express Shorts (similar), Birkenstocks, Rebecca Minkoff Bag (similar),
Kendra Scott Bracelets, Michael Kors Watch (similar)

Spring break is officially over, but today I wanted to share one of my outfits that I wore in Arizona. I actually just bought this top right before I left, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Something about the embroidered print just screamed “Arizona” to me. I also fell completely in love with the balloon sleeves. They are definitely my favorite part of the shirt.

Although the embroidered trend isn’t a new one, it is clearly here to stay. I’m loving this trend on tops like mine, but shorts as well! If you want to hop on this trend, check out this top, this dress, and these shorts.

To keep the look casual and comfy for a day of shopping, I paired my top with my go-to denim shorts and my birks. Some people absolutely hate Birkenstocks, but I can’t stress enough how much I love mine. I think they’re cute in an ironic, throw-back sort of way, and they are hands down the comfiest shoes I own. Although I love my neutral pair, I really love the rose gold version!

Hope you liked this post, and don’t forget to give me a follow! See you next week!

xo,

Carey

On Trend With Zaful

On Trend With Zaful

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Zaful Jacket c/o, Topshop shirt, forever21 skirt (shop similar), Adidas shoes

Today I want to share with you an outfit featuring my new bomber jacket. Bomber jackets are so in right now, and I wanted to join the trend. I really love this particular version because it features another great trend, embroidery. I love the delicate bird and flower embroidery on this jacket. It’s definitely a statement piece, which makes where I got it great. Zaful.com features so many on trend items that are completely affordable (those with a college budget take note!). If you check out zaful’s instagram, it’s full of on trend outfit inspo from their products. I actually have another item, this bell sleeve sweater, coming from zaful in the mail soon!

What I really love about bomber jackets is that they’re so great for fall. Everyone’s ready to break out the chunky sweaters and turtlenecks, but at least where I’m from it’s not actually that cold. Bomber jackets are nice because I can wear it comfortably with the sleeves pulled up now, but it will keep me warm at night when it’s chilly too.

I also really love how versatile bomber jackets are. Usually when you think bomber jacket, an edgier, sporty outfit comes  to mind. I like that I was able to pair mine with a button down skirt to create a look that still is somewhat sporty and edgy, but also feminine too. I think the delicate embroidery helps achieve that look. But really, there are so many color and pattern options out right now with bomber jackets, they’ve really become a staple for any wardrobe style.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and keep coming back every Monday for more content!

xo,

Carey

 

Thank you to zaful.com for partnering on this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.