Under $25 Romper Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend

Under $25 Romper Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend

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Is there anything better than hearing it’s under $25?! I don’t think so! Lately, I’ve been jumping on the Amazon fashion trend and I’ll admit, I’ve bought quite a few duds. As someone who is 5’0 it’s hard for me to find clothes, especially dresses, that fit right. Once I figured out how to shop for my size on Amazon, I feel like things have gotten a lot better!

But anyway, I picked up this navy blue romper (it’s darker in person) for only $22.99 and on prime! It was the perfect piece last weekend to wear out to dinner with friends. I dressed it up a bit with one of my all-time favorite pair of wedges and a pair of light pink earrings! I definitely think you can add a pop of color to this romper to make it stand out.

This romper was so easy to pop on for a night out and I think would be so cute for Memorial Day weekend! The fabric is really lightweight and I love that the tie-front is adjustable. It also comes in a few other colors if navy blue isn’t your thing.

So that’s it for this week—short and sweet. Hope everyone is having a great week and happy Friday eve!

xo,

Carey

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Romper | Wedges | Bag | Similar Earrings | Lipstick in “Somewhere in Spain”

P.S. my wedges are on MAJOR sale, but almost completely sold out. The newer version of them are also really cute!

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Accessories

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Accessories

I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING all of the fun accessory trends this spring. From bags, to jewelry, to hair accessories, there is so much going on and I am living for it! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Because today I’m sharing four of the top trends that I can’t scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing.

PVC (Clear) Bags

I don’t know why this became a trend—I mean, showing people what’s inside your bag??—yet I still think it’s so chic. Also, now you have a good reason to clean all of the extra junk out of your bag. I love that there are so many different styles of bags that are still incorporating this trend. So if you’re a small, crossbody bag lover like myself, or a large tote lover (like my mom!), there is a PVC bag for you!

 

Pearl Clips

I haven’t actually jumped on board this trend yet, but you can bet your booty I am ordering some soon. Who doesn’t love a trend you can incorporate with $8 and an Amazon Prime account? I can’t wait to start rocking pearl clips into the summer. I’m only sharing a few options (they all start to look the same after awhile), but you can definitely price shop on Amazon and Etsy for the best deals!

 

Woven/Basket Bags

I know, I know, this isn’t a new trend. But I am happy to say that it is back again this season. I could not get enough of my basket bag last summer (I actually used mine so much it broke and had to buy a new one), so here’s to bringing the trend back this spring. I love that like the PVC bag trend there are so many different styles to choose from.

 

Puka Shell Jewelry

Confession time: I absolutely hated this trend when I first started seeing it. All I could think about was the tacky jewelry I used to buy at the beach in middle school. But, my opinion changed when I got the cutest little gold puka shell bracelet. Since then, I have been so on board. This trend really comes down to the pieces you choose; stay away from anything that looks like you could have bought it at a random tourist trap 10 years ago, and opt for dainty, gold (or silver) pieces.

 

Which trends will you be rocking this spring? Are there any you love that I left out? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Similar Dress | PVC Bag | Shoes | Watch | Bracelet| Hoops | Lipstick in “Somewhere in Spain”

The Cutest Graduation Gift Idea

The Cutest Graduation Gift Idea

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When it comes to jewelry, by now you all probably know that I like pieces that are delicate and dainty, and if they’re gold? Even better. I recently found this online jewelry company, Sincerely Silver, that is the ultimate destination for personalized pieces! I can’t think of anything better than jewelry that is personalized. From name and initial necklaces to handwriting bracelets, there are so many options.

As a little graduation gift to myself, I picked out a GPS coordinates bracelet. In a sentimental mood, I added the GPS coordinates for Elon University. Obviously, I went with gold, but I like that the company offers silver and rose gold options as well—everyone has a metal preference! And the best part is that you can choose your size. I hardly ever wear bracelets because my wrists are so small and they just fall off. But I went with the smallest size and could I adjust it to fit my wrist (I probably could have even gone with the next size up). In my opinion, there is nothing more perfect than personalized jewelry.

Of course, before I go, I have to get into my outfit details as well. I bought this Storets skirt in the summer and it’s still one of my favorites. This exact skirt is gone now, but there is an almost identical version online. I wanted this look to be feminine and flirty to highlight the delicate bracelet, so I added a puff sleeve top and my favorite wedges.

That’s all for today, I hope you liked it! And who else understands my obsession with personalized jewelry? I have so many initial necklaces it’s ridiculous! P.S. You can get 15% off your purchase from Sincerely Silver with code SINCERELY15.

xo,

Carey

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Top c/o | Skirt | Wedges | Bracelet c/o | Watch | Lipstick in “Somewhere in Spain”

Last Minute Easter Outfit Idea

Last Minute Easter Outfit Idea

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Honestly, Easter isn’t the biggest holiday with my family (I’m not even going home, just staying at school), so thinking about my outfit is never a top priority. Of course, the week before I’m always scrambling to come up with something. So, for those of you in my shoes, I hope this post helps.

When I think of Easter outfits, pastels always come to mind. I went digging through my closet to find this adorable ruffle skirt that I bought over the summer (I somehow managed to find the exact skirt for you) and never actually wore. With the rainbow of pastels and the ruffle hem, it embodies everything Easter and spring. To keep it simple, I paired the skirt with an item I’m sure everyone has in their closet: a white cami/tank.

This outfit could be pretty casual, but to dress it up a bit I layered on the gold jewelry and added my go-to wedges. To top off the look, I decided to go with a different bag than my usual one. I thought the little blue purse matched so well with the skirt and really added to the Easter/spring vibe.

So there you have it, an Easter outfit I pulled together last minute with items from my closet. If you’re still looking for a dress though, check out my blog post featuring spring event dresses. A lot of them are from Revolve, which has two-day shipping so you can get your dress ASAP!

xo,

Carey

Top | Skirt | Wedges | Similar Bag | Watch | Necklace | Hoops | Lipstick in Creme D’nude

My Last Sorority Formal + Spring Event Dresses

My Last Sorority Formal + Spring Event Dresses

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I can’t believe last Friday night I attended my last formal ever for my sorority. Graduation is starting to feel real with every “last” I’m encountering. But, without getting too sentimental, it’s nice to look back on my time in Alpha Omicron Pi at Elon University. From the fun opportunities I’ve received to the great friends I’ve made, it’s all been a blast.

But enough with the mushy stuff—this is a fashion blog so I need to get to the fashion part. I literally cannot say enough good things about the dress I wore. From the color, to the fit, to the silhouette, I’m absolutely in love. So in love in fact, I’m considering purchasing the same dress in white for graduation. I received so many compliments on this dress too (and who doesn’t love a compliment?). Seriously though, you know you’ve found a winner when you lose track of how many people say they love your dress.

I have to say though, finding this dress took me awhile (and shoutout to my roommate for convincing me to get it in this color). And because I had a lot of trouble finding a dress for formal, I thought others might be in the same boat. Whether you’re looking for a dress for formal, graduation, a wedding, a shower, etc., I’ve rounded up some great options for a formal event. The best part? They’re all under $200!

What event do you have coming up this spring? Comment below!

xo,

Carey

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Dress | Wedges | Watch | Similar Bracelet | Similar Necklace | Lipstick in “Satin Ribbon”

New Orleans Travel Guide + The Perfect Travel Outfit

New Orleans Travel Guide + The Perfect Travel Outfit

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I can’t believe spring break is over and I’m back at school *sigh*. But while I’m no longer living it up in New Orleans, I thought I could pretend I’m there a little longer with this travel guide. But before I get into the nitty gritty about what to do, where to stay, etc. I wanted to share this look I wore to the airport on my flight back.

I woke up at 4:45 am to get to the airport in time, so comfort was key that morning. And I don’t know about you, but I’m always so cold on flights. So, with that being said, of course I packed the comfiest joggers I have ever worn. My mom actually found these and liked them so much she went back to buy herself another pair and pick up a pair for me. They literally feel like pajamas. I kept the look simple and neutral with a white bralette and cami. I paired it off with my denim jacket (again I get cold) and the shoes you’re all probably tired of seeing me wear—I really need to find something as comfortable and versatile as these.

All around, it was the perfect outfit to travel: comfy, cute, and versatile. And now that the outfit is out of the way, let’s get into my travel guide!

Where to Stay

I went with my roommate, her mom, and her mom’s friend and we stayed at the Homewood Suites on Rampart Street. We all really liked this location because it was close enough to everything in the French Quarter without being in the middle (i.e. no noise!).

If you’re looking for something fancier, Hotel Monteleone seems like a great choice. We went in to see the carousel bar and stayed to walk around and look at the opulent decor. It’s right in the French Quarter and literary greats like Truman Capote, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway have all patronized the hotel. There’s even some rumor of some hauntings if you’re interested in that!

Another cool hotel we saw was the Cornstalk Fence Hotel. It’s a boutique, luxury hotel, and while we didn’t actually go inside like we did with Hotel Monteleone, it’s gorgeous from the outside. Like Hotel Monteleone, it has some famous guests as well as haunting rumors.

Where to Eat

Dinner—we really only had a “real” dinner twice (we filled up during the day on lunch/snacks!), but we did enjoy two restaurants.

  • Nola Cantina: they had fantastic tacos and margaritas
  • Emeril’s NOLA: we all enjoyed our dinner, but the service was subpar

Brunch—we went to brunch twice at the same place (different locations though) because we loved it soooo much. If you’re in the French Quarter or uptown NOLA definitely check out Toast.

Sweets—with all the walking we did, we justified our sweet tooth. Definitely check out these two places!

  • Cafe du Monde: I don’t think you can say you went to New Orleans if you don’t go here. All I can say is beignets are amazing. 
  • Sucre: if you like macarons the ones at Sucre are so good! They also have gelato, desserts, plus a restaurant for dinner or brunch.

What to Do

  • Tours: my roommate and I booked both a ghost and a vampire tour through Haunted History Tours and we LOVED them! Next time I go to New Orleans, I want to check out the company’s cemetery tour and the haunted pub crawl. The tour guides obviously love what they do, and if you’re interested in history and the macabre like I am, they’re so knowledgeable. Definitely my favorite part of the trip. We also went on a city tour throughout all of New Orleans which is a good idea if you want to get a bigger picture of the city aside from the French Quarter.
  • Ferry ride: although we ended up not going on the jazz cruise, we took the Algiers Point Ferry on a sunny day and walked around Algiers Point. It’s a cute neighborhood that’s fun for looking at houses. Plus the ferry was only $2 each!
  • Walk around: honestly, one of the best things to do is grab a drink (you can walk around with them!) and stroll through the French Quarter. We ended up finding the cutest mask shop on Royal Street, plus a vampire boutique that resulted in us getting invited to a vampire speakeasy! Such a fun experience.
  • Shop on Magazine Street: if you’re a shopper—and if you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are—Magazine Street is the place to be. There are so many cute boutiques and when you get tired of shopping you can stop at Sucre’s other location on this street.
  • Visit the Garden District: while shopping on Magazine Street, definitely make time to go sight-seeing in the Garden District. The houses are absolutely gorgeous and you might even spot a celebrity!
  • Listen to live jazz on Frenchmen Street: my roommate and I went to Frenchmen Street our last night to get dinner and listen to live jazz. The band that was playing was so talented and the vibe was just really fun. We didn’t make it to a jazz club, but I hear they’re great too!
  • Jazz concert at Preservation Hall: Jenna (my roommate) and I are so upset that we didn’t make it to a jazz concert. The one we were planning to go to was cancelled and we couldn’t make the later one because we had a tour booked. But the reviews say this is possibly the most fun part of anyone’s trip to NOLA, so I am planning to go in the future.
  • City Park: if you want to get away from the French Quarter/city life, check out City Park! It has everything—mini golf, an amusement park, bike riding, boating, restaurants, an art museum, a botanical garden, and more! We went mini golfing and then had lunch in the museum’s cafe where we had the best salad I think I’ve ever had. You could spend multiple days at City Park alone.

So there you have it, my complete New Orleans travel guide. If you liked this post, let me know in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out my London travel guide here.

xo,

Carey

Cami | Joggers | Similar Jacket | Shoes | Watch | Similar Bag | Lipstick in “Satin Ribbon”