Paper Bag Waist Shorts

Paper Bag Waist Shorts
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Hello from New Orleans! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I flew into NOLA on Tuesday to spend the week with my friend who goes to school here. I knew it was going to be extremely hot and humid, so I made sure to pack lightweight clothes for the trip.

How cute is the paper bag waist on these shorts? They’re actually a gift from my mom from a cute boutique in Disney called American Threads. I’m not sure if they have any other locations, but I checked out their clothes online and it’s all so cute! Anyway, I’m a big fan of the paper bag waist silhouette — it’s such a flattering look.

I paired the shorts with some of my go-tos: my white cami and my Tory Burch sandals. If you’ve followed me for awhile then you know how often I wear that white camisole. It’s probably the best purchase I’ve made in terms of cost/wear. Unfortunately, Topshop isn’t selling it anymore, but they have a new camisole that might be even cuter! I’m in love with the scalloped edges and it’s definitely on my list.

Aside from the shorts, my favorite part of this outfit is my necklace! I just got it from Free  People and have been wearing it non-stop. I loved the gold with blue-ish/green stones, but it comes in a few other colors too! I’m really into the layered necklace look, but I’m lazy and that’s why I love this one — it looks like I layered necklaces together but it’s just one necklace.

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xo,

Carey

The November Edit

November Edit

 

 Nastygal Skirt, Free People Scarf, Steve Madden Boots, BaubleBar Earrings, UGG Clogs, Lulu’s Jacket, H&M Sweater

I realize that it’s technically not November yet, but we’re only a day away so why not? As we move into November, I think tall boots, warm sweaters, and lots of layers. Unfortunately for me, it’s not actually cold here in North Carolina. Yesterday was almost 80 degrees. But, I  can dream can’t I? Above are just some items I’ve seen lately that’ve caught me eye online.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing red leather skirts everywhere. I think this is such a fun fall trend that could easily transfer to winter. Right now I’d pair it with a pair of booties, but as it gets colder I’d switch the booties out for over-the-knee boots like that gorgeous pair above, or wear it with tights.

Along with the Steve Madden boots, I also included these clogs by UGG. I recently saw a girl on campus wearing clogs and thought they looked so cute. Coincidently, I later saw another blogger featuring a pair of clogs on her site too. I’m predicting that clogs are about to make a big come-back soon. Just imagine how cute they’d look with an a-line skirt or paired with some killer flare jeans. Although I love that the UGG clogs have shearling lining (who needs socks when your feet are surrounded by fur?) this pair from asos is really similar and less than a third of the price.

Scarves are definitely a fave accessory of mine. As someone who’s always cold, I love being able to throw on a chic scarf for some extra warmth. The scarf above is from Free People and the reason I love it is because it reminds me of this other cream scarf I have, which is sadly dying a slow death (I’ll probably still wear it though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). Everyone needs a good neutral scarf, and this one just looks so comfy! I definitely need to go see it in person and find out if it’s as soft as it looks!

As a little girl I was obsessed with dangly earrings. It might have something to do with not being allowed to wear them at Catholic school  (it was horrible, in elementary school we could only wear studs, obviously just one piercing, and if we wore a necklace it had to be religious in some way). I figure the oppression I faced in school made me go crazy outside of it. Funnily enough, when I moved onto middle and high school, I really only ever wore my diamond studs (two piercings now though haha). Now, in college I’m beginning to branch out again. I still mostly wear my studs, but I did jump on the ear jacket trend and now the hoop trend. I’m still not going to go crazy with the dangly earrings like my 9-year-old self, but I actually really love this pair from BaubleBar. They are a little crazy, but I think the muted colors tone it down. I would definitely set my go-to studs aside a few times for these lovelies.

Last season we saw the fur revival, mainly in fur vests. I have to say that fur is still one of my favorite fall/winter trends. I jumped on board last year with the obvious vest choice, as well as a long stole. There’s just something so luxe about fur and the trend is here to stay. I recently saw the above jacket when browsing lulus.com and thought it was just so cute. I also saw this burgundy version from Forever21 and this extra fuzzy one from asos.

The final item on my edit is a cable knit sweater. I love the oversized grandpa sweater look.  I think that when done right, the effect is incredibly chic. I also really like that this sweater has a turtleneck. For the longest time I absolutely hated turtlenecks, but now I’ve done a complete 360 and am in love! If I do get this sweater, I’ll definitely buy a bigger size than normal to achieve the oversized look. I also recommend buying one from the mens department for the same effect.

That’s all I have for this week, if you enjoyed please give me a follow and don’t be afraid to comment below!

xo,

Carey