Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

colored corduroy 7colored corduroy 2colored corduroy 3colored corduroy 8colored corduroy 5colored corduroy 1colored corduroy 6colored corduroy 4colored corduroy 10

Top | Skirt | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

Hello and welcome back! I’d like to briefly apologize for my hiatus, but my laptop crashed last week and I was having other crises. But I’m back and can’t wait to share another fall fave of mine: colored corduroy! Corduroy has been coming around in the fall season for the past few years, but it’s never been this good!

What I’m loving about this skirt is the unexpected color; when I think fall colors, teal definitely doesn’t come to mind. Something about the teal mixed with the O-ring also gives me serious 70s vibes (another trend I’m loving).

I decided to pair this skirt with a simple long sleeve tee for a laidback look, so I could let the skirt and boots do all the talking! I’ve mentioned these boots on the blog before, but how cute do they look on?! I can’t wait to pair them with sweaters and jeans!

But back to colored corduroy. This trend is everywhere. From skirts like mine, to pants and jackets you can’t go wrong. I’m dying to get my hands on a pair of corduroy flares, preferably in navy blue! Shop below some of my favorite corduroy picks!

xo,

Carey

Color Combo for Fall: Lilac and Brown

Color Combo for Fall: Lilac and Brown

fall color combo 5fall color combo 6fall color combo 3fall color combo 4fall color combo 8fall color combo 2

Jacket | Camisole | Skirt | Shoes | Bag | Watch | Bracelet (similar) | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

Once again I’m back with creative ways to dress for fall when you live in warmer states. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m dealing with 80 degree weather in October! It is officially fall, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it in North Carolina.

But anyway, one of the ways I’m dressing for fall is by wearing fall tones. And the color combination I can’t get enough of is lilac and brown! By pairing these two colors together, they some how make the other seem even deeper. Also, aside from pairing it with brown, I’m just loving lilac in general for fall! I’ve never been a big fan of purple, but this color stole my heart.

You know what else stole my heart? This jacket/cardigan I recently bought from Nordstrom. It is soooo soft and lightweight. It looks like a jacket, but the flimsiness makes me feel like it falls in the cardigan category. It’s such a great piece to layer now on chillier nights. And of course, the whole outfit had to be topped off with my favorite summer-to-fall trend: leopard shoes! These flats are actually sold out, but you can sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock!

That’s all for this week, leave me a comment below with your favorite fall color combos!

xo,

Carey

 

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

leather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather bootiesleather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather bootiesleather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather bootiesleather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather bootiesleather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather bootiesleather moto jacket, denim skirt, leather booties

Similar Leather Jacket | Tee | Denim Skirt | Booties | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I feel like a broken record, but can it please be fall yet? Waiting (im)patiently… With that being said, my only option is to dress in fall-esque outfits. Basically, wearing cooler clothes that could also be worn mid fall. And to help you out, I came up with three different ways to get your faux-fall on!

1. MOTO JACKET + DENIM SKIRT + BOOTIES

One of the easiest faux-fall looks you can throw on is a moto jacket, denim skirt, and booties combo. It’s essentially my summer uniform, just with a jacket and swapping sandals for booties. You can keep it classic like I did with a black leather jacket and booties, or you can go all out. I’m a big fan of fun ankle boots (just saw these earlier tonight and I’m in LOVE)

2. TEE + STRAIGHT LEG JEANS + LEOPARD SLIDES

I recently saw a version of this outfit come across my insta feed and I can’t wait to recreate it for myself. I’m especially loving a band tee paired with the straight leg jeans and leopard slides. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even swap those slides for a pair of heels to wear this look straight to happy hour.

3. FLORAL MAXI DRESS + SANDALS

Dark florals have such a dreamy vibe this fall. From ruffled maxis, to long sleeved ones, it’s hard to go wrong. This look keeps you covered up, but still cool. Adding sandals keeps this look unrestricted.

What are you wearing while the temps are still high? Are you aiming for a faux-fall look, or are you sticking to your summer separates? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

SHOP THE POST

A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

orange leather shorts 4orange leather shorts 3orange leather shorts 6orange leather shorts 2orange leather shorts 1

Leather Shorts | Graphic Tee | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch

It’s officially September and I’m ready for fall. Crisp air, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin everything. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite feel like fall. So, we need to get a bit creative. Which brings me to these leather shorts!

Everything about these shorts called to me as soon as I saw them in stores. The color, the material the fit, I love it all. And it’s those details that make them the perfect transition piece for fall.

The color. Burnt orange screams autumn to me. It’s not quite a Halloween orange that’s garish to look at. Instead, this color reminds me of falling leaves.

The material. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love leather. I own leather skirts, shorts, jackets, boots, and even a leather dress. But, it’s definitely not a fabric to be worn year round and that’s why I love leather shorts. I wouldn’t wear them in the dead of summer, but at the end of summer, leather shorts are perfect to start moving us towards fall.

The fit. Not to say the style of these shorts is limited to fall, but I do like a nice belted waist at autumn. Even better, the shorts are almost a paper bag-waist fit, which I’m a huge fan of.

Keeping this look summer appropriate, I had to add a graphic tee. I actually grabbed this shirt just so I had something to try on with the shorts in the dressing room, and fell in love with the pairing. It’s also hard to tell in the photos, but the glasses on the girl are actually little appliqués on the shirt!

Anyway, I hope you like this look! Leave a comment below telling me what you want to see next!

xo,

Carey

Photos by Nadia Crevecouer Photography

Two-Piece Set // Summer Isn’t Over Yet

Two-Piece Set // Summer Isn’t Over Yet

two-piece set with lemon pursetwo-piece set with lemon pursetwo-piece set with lemon pursetwo-piece set with lemon purse

two-piece set with lemon pursetwo-piece set with lemon pursetwo-piece set with lemon purse

Two-Piece Set | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

With August coming to an end, I know we’re all itching for fall. Fall clothes, fall weather, fall treats… (Anyone else ready for that pumpkin spice latte?). Well I don’t about you, but now that I’m back to school in North Carolina, it is HOT. I walked to class in 95℉ today and felt like I was melting. So with that being said, here’s a nice summer look for everyone who is dressing for reality, instead of their fall fantasy.

I bought this two-piece set earlier this summer and couldn’t be more in love. I wore it to happy hour with a friend and then also to dinner with my parents. It’s such a cute look, without being over the top. And that price point? This lil number definitely won’t break the bank at only $23! While you’re ordering, pick up a few extras too!

Throwing in a few extras is actually how I ended up with the lemon bag I paired with this look. It’s such a fun addition for summer, plus I love light blue and yellow (I actually wore that color combo to my senior prom!).

I dressed this look up a bit with my wedges for a finishing touch, but it looks equally cute with sandals. When I wore it for happy hour, I paired the outfit with my Tory Burch sandals.

Anyway, that’s all for this week. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

Photos by Nadia Crevecoeur Photography

Black Cami + Rose Gold Birkenstocks

Black Cami + Rose Gold Birkenstocks

black cami + rose gold birkenstocksblack cami + rose gold birkenstocks 8black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 11black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 9black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 5black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 6black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 2black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 4black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 7black cami + rose gold birkenstocks 10

Cami | Skirt | Bag | Birkenstocks | Sunglasses | Watch | Similar necklaces (here & here) | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

If you’ve seen my Instagram lately, you’re probably sick of seeing this camisole, but what can I say? I’m in love. My black cami is, without a doubt, my favorite purchase of the summer. You know how much I love my white camisole, and I’m feeling the same about this one. There really isn’t a time when you can’t wear this piece. I love it for summer as a top on its own, but when fall and winter come around, this black cami will look so cute under cardigans.

In an entirely predictable move I, of course, paired my black cami with a denim skirt (another great purchase this summer). This outfit is what I chose to wear for a day trip to Charleston. I wanted something cute, but comfortable while walking in the heat. So obvi I had to add my new rose gold Birkenstocks. (They’re called copper officially but get real — rose gold all the way). Birkenstocks are definitely a polarizing sandal, but personally I love them. I bought my first pair my freshman year of college and they’re still one of my all time favorite shoes. So this summer I had to switch it up and add a pair of rose gold ones to my wardrobe. I think the color definitely makes them more appealing to those that aren’t quite onboard the Birkenstock train just yet. You just can’t go wrong with a metallic sandal this summer — sooo trendy.

Since I was already rocking the hippy-dippy vibe with the Birkenstocks my hexagonal green sunnies were a no-brainer. For $10 at Free People, these sunglasses were a major steal. And surprisingly they go with a lot. Anyway, that’s all for this week. Leave a comment below letting me know what kind of content you’d like to see next!

xo,

Carey

Striped Tee and Booties

Striped Tee and Booties

Striped Tee and Booties 3Striped Tee and Booties 8Striped Tee and Booties 5Striped Tee and BootiesStriped Tee and Booties 4

Striped Tee | Denim Shorts |Booties | Bag | Sunnies | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

Happy Friday! Not only has the weekend arrived, but the Nordstrom Sale is open to the public today! And what better time to get your shop on than the weekend? In honor of the sale opening today, I thought I’d share this look featuring some of my purchases during early access.

I cannot tell you how happy I am over this striped tee. A striped tee is something I’ve wanted for awhile and either a.) couldn’t find or b.) didn’t like the options I saw. It’s such a go-to basic that works well with a variety of outfits. I love this one because it’s so soft and light.

Another Nordstrom sale purchase is these black booties. I destroyed my black booties while in London and then over this past winter, so these were a must for me with the sale. I actually didn’t like the booties when I saw them, but my mom convinced me to try them on and I’m in love! The cut outs on the side look so good and the pointed toe really elongates your legs.

What are you shopping for at the Nordstrom sale? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

Leopard: “It” Print of Summer

Leopard: “It” Print of Summer

Leopard- It Print of the SeasonLeopard- It Print of the Season 6Leopard- It Print of the Season 8Leopard- It Print of the Season 4Leopard- It Print of the Season 9Leopard- It Print of the Season 3Leopard- It Print of the Season 5Leopard- It Print of the Season 7

Bodysuit | Skirt | Sandals | Bag | Sunnies | Watch

It’s summer time and I have a case of leopard fever!! Between my go-to leopard slides and this skirt, I can’t get enough of the print. Move aside florals because this is most definitely the “it” print of the season.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen this skirt last week when I wore it to work. That’s one great thing about it — it’s so versatile. This skirt is from Topshop and it’s a little longer than most of their mini skirts, which makes it perfect to wear to work. Warning: I always size up in bottoms for Topshop, and while I don’t think I should have stayed with my normal size, the skirt is a little loose.

I wanted to keep this look casual for a fun Sunday brunch with my friends in downtown Baltimore. I added my fave new bodysuit from Free People. The style is so cute and like the skirt it can be worn for different occasions (I wore it out on a Saturday night, NOT work!). It also comes in a bunch of colors and I really want to get it in white too. Also from Free People are these cute 60s-inspired hexagonal sunglasses with a green tint. I’m all about fun sunglasses, especially in the summer, and couldn’t pass these up — especially when they were on sale for $10!.

Finally, I finished the look with my Tory Burch sandals; Fells Point in Baltimore is covered in cobblestones so wedges were out. And my basket bag topped off the look.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

xo,

Carey

P.S. I have a poll going on Insta stories, but would like some feedback here as well. What type of content would you like to see more of on the blog? More casual outfits? Or do you want to see some dressier looks? Let me know in the comments!

SaveSave

Smocked Top + White Shorts // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Smocked Top + White Shorts // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Smocked Top + White Shorts 2Smocked Top + White ShortsSmocked Top + White Shorts 8Smocked Top + White Shorts 7Smocked Top + White Shorts 3Smocked Top + White Shorts 11Smocked Top + White Shorts 9Smocked Top + White Shorts 5Smocked Top + White Shorts 4Smocked Top + White Shorts 6

Top | Shorts | Wedges | Bag | Watch | Similar Sunglasses | Bracelet | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

Hello again! I’m back this week with another smocked top. Can you tell I love them?  Because I do. Whoever decided these needed to make a come back is a G-E-N-I-U-S! They’re such a fun look for summer, and come in so many different colors/patterns. I’m really loving the tie strap detail on this top that was only $11

I paired the top with my favorite new white shorts. I have almost the exact same pair from last year in yellow, and when I saw that Leith came out with a similar pair this summer in white I knew I needed to have them. I sized up to a small last summer in the yellow shorts, so I assumed I needed to in these as well, but I think I could’ve stayed with the extra small. The small size is a little looser than I would like, but they’re still cute!

I also added my new favorite wedges. I am obsessed with this pair! I think they’re the perfect summer wedge and they come in a few different colors. I actually originally wanted them in a cognac color, but they were sold out in my size so I went with gray instead. (Ironically, as soon as they came in the mail, Nordstrom restocked the cognac version). Anyway, about this sale…

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

What is it? Every year Nordstrom offers customers brand new fall items at majorly discounted prices. These aren’t the bottom of the barrel, nobody wanted them so let’s put them on sale pieces. No; these pieces are put on sale first, and then revert back to regular prices.

When is it? Early access opens for Nordstrom cardholders on July 12 and goes through July 19. Then, on July 20, the sale opens for everyone and lasts until August 5. While I’m not currently a cardholder, I’m definitely thinking about. Especially since you don’t have to get a credit card — you can open a debit card instead. And bonus, you get double the points for every purchase.

What should I buy? The anniversary sale is the perfect time to stock up on fall staples before they go back to full price. Jeans, sweaters, boots, accessories… They’re all great! I’m personally hoping that the BlankNYC suede jacket goes on sale again this year (and that I can get it before it sells out!).

What will you be shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

SaveSave

Summer Staples: Smocked Tops and Denim Minis

Summer Staples: Smocked Tops and Denim Minis

Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 3Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 10Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 2Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 7Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 5

Summer Staples- Smocked Tops and Denim Minis 11

Top | Denim Skirt | Bag | Wedges | Similar Sunnies | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

The 00’s are back and better than ever, and this season they are fueling my summer staples. Think back to smocked babydoll dresses and floral tops. And yes — those cover ups literally every girl wore to the beach. Like most trends, this style is having a resurgence and I. Cannot. Get. ENOUGH. I’ve already bought four smocked tops (*yikes*).

Keeping with the early 2000s theme, denim minis are a must. And while that aren’t a new trend this season, they definitely add a retro vibe. This is an outfit I’d like to imagine mid-2000s Britney would have worn. But aside from pairing with smocked tops, denim minis make the perfect summer staples — I don’t know what I’d do without them.

Of course my look wouldn’t be complete without a great pair of shoes. Naturally, I wore my new favorite wedges. I love the height on these shoes — it gives me a little oomph, without making it impossible to walk. I also added my basket bag because, well, it’s summer. Because the look has a lot going, I kept my jewelry simple, my only statement piece being my watch.

I hope you liked this post. Tell me what you want to see more of in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

P.S. My top is sold out in the orange color, but I linked the exact one in other colors!

SaveSave

SaveSave