Fall Look Book

Fall Look Book

Hi everyone, welcome back! I’m not sure if I’ve shared this yet or not, but my upcoming fall semester will be spent studying abroad in LONDON! While I’m not ready for summer to be over, I can’t wait until I’m in London either and that has me thinking about fall clothes. So, I thought I’d share with you some items that are inspiring my fall wardrobe:

  1. Steve Madden Slides. Good news — slides are back and better than ever. And thank god for that, because they are the comfiest shoes. I tried on these Steve Madden slides at Nordstrom and they are definitely on my list! They’re so cute on and look like the Gucci slides at a fraction of the cost.
  2. Topshop Booties. If you happened to see any of the SS17 fashion shows then you had to have noticed a trend: white booties! Personally, I am a huuuge fan of this trend and as soon as I found a pair online (these topshop booties) I had to have them. Watch out for them on the blog soon!
  3. Wayf Blouse. This blouse is part of the Nordstrom sale (which ends Aug. 6th) and it is absolutely gorgeous. If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you know that I love button downs. I really love this version because the silky material looks so luxe, especially in that slate color.
  4. Topshop Blazer Dress. For the longest time, I’ve loved the look of blazer dresses. I think maybe because it is a dress that covers a lot, but still seems somewhat scandalous. Whatever the reason, it’s a look I love, but have never owned. Hopefully this Topshop dress makes its way into my closet soon.
  5. Topshop Corset Dress. Slowly, but surely, the corset trend is emerging. I have to admit, I instantly hated this trend. I thought corsets looked tacky and just gross. But, my mind was changed when I saw a pic of Kendall Jenner wearing a corset dress (or maybe just a corset over a dress?) in all white. While I’m still not a total advocate of this trend, I have to say that the combination of the corset (an edgy, sexy vibe) mixed with a delicate white just does it for me. Somehow this combination creates something entirely feminine and wearable.
  6. Topshop Kimono. Another trend I’ve never really gotten on board with is kimonos. However, I’m being swayed to the dark side with the newest take on kimonos — a sturdier, silky, mid-maxi length version. The sturdier material, as opposed to a light gauzy version you see in the summer, makes the look so much more luxurious. And the yellow color of the one above is perfect for late summer transitioning to fall.
  7. Lulus Skirt. Again if you’ve been following along, it’s no secret that I’m a skirt kind of gal. You’ve probably seen my denim skirts 5 million times on Instagram. I’m loving this skirt because of the fun grommet detail (in gold too!) that takes a simple black skirt from boring to something more.

That’s it for this week! And on a side note, this post was in no way sponsored by Topshop, I’m just really loving a lot of the brand’s clothes right now!

xo,

Carey

What to Wear on July 4th

What to Wear on July 4th
For those of you with 4th of July plans (unlike me), the hardest part is dressing for the event. You want to look patriotic, but still cute. So in preparation for the upcoming holiday, I decided to curate a few lovely pieces that are sure to work for any July 4th event!
  1. Urban Outfitters dress. (Check out my recent blog post ft. this dress!)
  2. SheIn dress.
  3. Madewell top.
  4. Lulu’s dress.
  5. Lulu’s dress.
  6. TopShop cami.
  7. Willow & Clay dress.
  8. Asos dress.
  9. Lulu’s dress.

For more 4th of July outfit inspo, check out Lulu’s.com. They have a whole section dedicated to July 4th fashion. That’s all for this week, stay tuned for more content next week!

xo,

Carey

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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

Instagram Round Up

Instagram Round Up

Romper // Sandals // Bag (similar)

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Top // Sweater (similar) // Jeans

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Top (similar) // Shorts (similar) // Jacket (similar)

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Top (similar) // Skirt (similar) // Sandals (similar)

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 Top // Pants (similar) // Sandals

So today I have for you all an instagram round up, featuring all of the outfits I’ve posted recently. I actually had an outfit shoot planned, but it’s been raining all week, so I’ve had to postpone the post for next week. Stay tuned!

While you’re here, I want to share a few things currently on my wishlist:

J. O. A. Flower Print Cold Shoulder Flare Dress
Pink J. Crew Tie-Waist Shorts
Jeffrey Campbell Rayos Sandals

The insta round up is a new addition to my usual blog posts, so if you liked it and want to see more like this, comment below! Also feel free to share what’s on your wishlist in the comments too!

xo,

Carey

Spring Shopping on a Budget

Spring Outfits
  1. Nordstrom Dress + Asos Sandals + Forever21 Necklace = $64.40
  2. Shein Blouse + Forever21 Jeans + Forever21 Mules + Nordstrom Hoops = $64.80
  3. Shein Blouse + H&M Skirt + Asos Espadrilles = $62.49

Happy Wednesday everyone! I was recently inspired to try to create outfits on a budget. As a college student myself, I don’t always have extra cash to spend. However, spring is almost here and who doesn’t like to update their wardrobe every season? For this reason, I challenged myself to create three outfits all under $65.

Going in to this little challenge, I automatically started cataloguing all of my go-to fast fashion stores. Places like Forever21, Asos, Shein, etc. These stores always have  on-trend items for less, but sometimes it just takes a little while to find what you’re looking for. The key is to have a specific trend in mind, such as ruffles, off the shoulder tops, or denim skirts.

Although it took a little bit of work, I was able to create three different outfits in my price limit. The great thing about any of these pieces is that they can be worn in many different ways.

I hope you liked this post and feel free to comment below with any of your favorite buying-on-a-budget stores!

xo,

Carey

February Edit

February Edit
Hello all and welcome back! I think I’m going to switch my usual posting day from Monday to either Tuesday or Wednesday. But anyway, since today is the first day of February I thought I’d start off the month with some items I’m currently craving and talk about my fave trends for winter and spring.
  1. Topshop dress. How cute is this dress?! I don’t know why but I love the moth print. What I really love about this dress though is the sleeves. Statement sleeves have been HUGE this winter, and I don’t see them going away in the spring. I also love that although the print is kind of out there, the muted gray color keeps it from being over the top. And if you really like this dress, you can find the shirt version here.
  2. Topshop top. Topshop is killing the game right now. Again, more statement sleeves, but unlike what we saw over the summer, the sleeves are more streamlined than bulky for winter and spring. I also really like the subtle pleat of the shirt, which is another big trend right now.
  3. Asos shoes. Get ready to start seeing a TON of “v-neck” shoes. This pair is also great because it combines the white shoe trend and the revival of the slingback. I’ve always hated slingback shoes (they reminded me of elementary school), but the trend has been slowly growing on me.
  4. Lulus skirt. I mentioned before that pleats are so big right now, especially pleated skirts. I love the pleated midi skirts in a blush tone. I can already imagine pairing it with a cute cami and one of the pairs of shoes above. I also really like pleated mini skirts too, especially this one and this one.
  5. Louise et cie flats. I am sooo obsessed with these flats. I really love all mules (flat, heeled, it doesn’t matter) so automatically these are a win. But I also really love the mauve/rosy color and the cool twist detail. It takes the flats from okay to WOW.
  6. Zara flats. Obviously I’m kinda into flats right now… These are nice because they still have a bit of heel, which gives it a untraditional loafer-type feel. Like the Louise et cie flats, these also have a cool twisty-bow detail that makes them anything but boring.

Hope you liked this post and stay tuned for the next one! I’m really leaning towards Tuesdays as my posting day based on my schedule for this semester. Also just a little update on my life: I didn’t mention this but I turned 20 in January (got to spend my birthday in Italy!), and I just joined a sorority (AOII) which I’m pretty excited about. Until next time!

xo,

Carey