Spring Outfit Combo I’m Stealing From My Instagram Feed + Netflix Recommendations

Spring Outfit Combo I’m Stealing From My Instagram Feed + Netflix Recommendations

Instagram-Worthy Spring Outfit Combo

Gone are the days of creating mood boards out of fashion magazines. While sad, I have to say the new mood board is much more convenient. I’m talking about my saves on Instagram! I’m constantly scrolling through my feed or the explore page saving outfits I love to designated folders. And the one outfit formula I realized I’ve been loving? Flowy spring dresses with clunky sneakers!

A year ago I would never, ever have paired clunky dad sneakers with a cute dress. Maybe a pair of slip on sneakers would pass the test, but my FILAs would be a hard no. Now, I can’t get enough of the look. I’ve even seen quite a few looks adding crew socks that I think are so cool. We’ll see if I actually try to recreate though!

In other news, can you believe this dress is only $22?? It’s lightweight without being too thin and is just perfect for early spring weather. I love the combination of the balloon sleeves with the high neck—it’s the perfect amount of drama. The tiger print is also a winner for me! You know I love an animal print, so this is no exception.

If you’re not a fan of the dad sneakers—they’re not everyone’s cup of tea—this dress would also look so cute now with a pair of booties and a pair of sandals when it warms up! You could even dress it up with a pair of heels for a night out look. The options are endless.

My Top Netflix Recommendations

But enough about the outfit. I know it’s only day four of the work-from-home life (at least for me), but I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. If I’m not reading or listening to podcasts to entertain myself, you can probably find me watching my new show obsession: White Collar. I’m such a fan of crime shows, so this is perfect for me. And while this show is actually on Hulu, I thought I would share some of my Netflix recommendations (since it’s the most popular).

My TV tastes are kind of all across the board, but here they are:

  • Mindhunter
  • The Witcher
  • Criminal Minds
  • The Sinner
  • Glow Up
  • Next in Fashion
  • Derry Girls
  • Spinning Out
  • In the Dark
  • The Politician
  • Unbelievable
  • Alias Grace
  • Gossip Girl

Like I said, my taste is eclectic! From crime shows to fantasy to drama to reality competitions, it really just depends on my mood. But, I loved all of the shows on that list (shared in no particular order).

If you’re looking for movies, my list is shorter. But, I recommend:

  • Miss Americana (technically a documentary…)
  • Dumplin’
  • Murder Mystery
  • Wine Country
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Set it Up
  • The Ugly Truth

I hope this helps with the boredom! And if you need any podcast recommendations, I shared my favorites on this post. That’s all for today, leave me a comment below with your favorite show to watch on Netflix.

xo,

Carey

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Dress: Shein c/o // Sneakers: FILA // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Ring: similar // Earrings: similar // Lipstick: NYX Lip Lingerie in “Satin Ribbon”

Leopard Dress for Spring + Podcast Recommendations

Leopard Dress for Spring + Podcast Recommendations

Leopard Dress for Spring

Incorporating more lifestyle type posts was one of my goals this year, so I thought today would be a good day to start. And to start with a topic I’m quite passionate about: podcasts! But, before we get into that topic, we need to talk about this outfit. A leopard dress is a must any time of year. While I’m dreaming of spring, a lightweight dress in a leopard print is the perfect transitional piece.

I love that this long sleeve leopard dress can easily be styled in so many ways. It’s still pretty chilly in Maryland, so pairing it with knee-high boots (and a coat!) is a must. But, once the weather warms up, I think it would look so cute with sneakers and a denim jacket! The possibilities when it comes to this dress are almost endless. Whether you want to style it up or down, a leopard dress is a closet staple.

Podcast Recommendations

True Crime

  1. My Favorite Murder: If there is one podcast you’re going to listen to, make it this one! I’ve been a fan for years and it’s what actually got me into true crime in the first place. Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark drop weekly episodes covering different true crime stories. What makes it different than others though is that they are so, so funny. You wouldn’t think true crime and humor go together, but they make it work!
  2. Serial: This is actually the first ever podcast I listened to (way back in my junior year of high school). A Journalist covers the murder of a Baltimore high school student in 1999 to uncover whether or not her boyfriend at the time is actually guilty. I still can’t make up my mind!
  3. Crime Junkie: I just started listening to this podcast, but I love the short, sweet, to-the-point way host, Ashley Flowers, cover true crime stories!

Pop Culture

  1. The Morning Toast: I’m not the biggest pop culture junkie, but I do like to stay informed. The Morning Toast, hosted by sisters Claudia Oshry (Girl With No Job) and Jackie Oshry, is absolutely hilarious. Every weekday morning the sisters share the top five pop culture stories you need to hear before, as they say, you “take a bite out of your morning toast.”
  2. The Snatchelor: If you like The Morning Toast, you’ll probably also want to listen to the Snatchelor, hosted by another Oshry sister, Margo. The Snatchelor covers all things Bachelor Nation every Tuesday morning. I highly recommend if you’re watching it this season!

Miscellaneous

  1. Blogging Unscripted: If you’re looking for a podcast that covers blogging tips, tricks, and best practices, this is my go-to! Host Danielle Gervino gives the best advice, covering so much information in each episode.
  2. Lore: I have always been weirdly interested in the supernatural and Lore definitely indulges me! This podcast delves into the origins of folklore, ghost stories, and more and I find it so fascinating. Also, the host’s voice is incredibly soothing!
  3. The Last Podcast On the Left: I didn’t include this podcast in the true crime list because even though the hosts do cover a ton of true crime stories, they do so much more. Basically, any nerdy topic is game on this show! I don’t listen all the time, but certain episodes catch my eye. One of my favorites was the 4 part series the three men did on Rasputin. Warning: this podcast is FULL of guy humor.

So, there you have it: the leopard dress I’m wearing now and into spring and the 8 podcasts I rotate between! Did you like today’s post? Let me know if I should cover more lifestyle topics in the comments! And definitely comment with your podcast recommendations!

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Dress: Shein c/o // Boots: Sam Edelman // Bag: Gucci, more affordable here // Sunglasses: Amazon // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings: Loft // Necklace: Similar

P.S. Use the code thedaintydetails315 to get my leopard dress (and your entire purchase) 15% off! And check out one of last week’s outfits from the same retailer!

70+ Graduation Dress Ideas

Aaaand just like that, it’s Monday again. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I’m feeling extra grateful to have this Monday off—maybe I’ll even get in some pool time since our neighborhood pool just opened!

Anyway, the theme of this week’s blog posts is graduation. As much as I want to avoid the dreaded “G word,” it’s approaching fast. And with that in mind, I’m sure girls are still looking for graduation dresses. I just got my graduation dress in on Friday so no judgment here! And I know that my roommate still hasn’t found one yet.

Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up over 70 different options to choose from, at a few different price points. I mostly looked for white dresses since that’s what most wear, but I threw in options in other colors/prints as well. Check out my picks below! Also, if you’re not about to graduate, here is the perfect excuse to buy a new dress just because (and check out this post too)!

Under $50

 

Under $100

 

Under $200

 

I hope this post was helpful! Let me know which dress you love in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

 

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”