Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Finds Under $50

Ruffle sleeve dress | Chevron necklace | Crystal earrings | Velvet pumps | Metallic sneakers | Reversible tote | Lace top | Striped dress | Ruffle hem dress | Flannel shirt

I'm starting a new series on the blog for 2017, I'll be sharing some "Finds Under $50" once a month! For January, I have a more general list of items, but maybe as the year goes on I will break it down into different categories like jewelry under $50, bags under $50, etc. I think these posts will be similar to the "Items I'm Loving" section of my old Weekly Update posts, but all in this price point. Another change coming to blog for this year is a different series of posts for Fridays. I don't quite know what it will be yet though. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in future posts!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Blue Pants

Banana Republic pants c/o | Similar velvet top here and here | J. Crew blazer | Similar Kate Spade bag | Sam Edelman "Hazel" pumps | Ray Ban "Erika" sunglasses

I’m sharing another look with Banana Republic today with these blue dress pants they have sent to me. I always try to incorporate some color into my work looks and this gorgeous shade of blue is just perfect for that. And of course since it’s one of my outfits, I just had to pair it with a little bit (or a lot) of navy! I’m wearing the petite version of these pants and I think they are just the right length for me, however I will say they are a little wide. It may be hard to tell from the photos, but I am also adding some texture by wearing a velvet top also from Banana Republic, I found during my After Christmas shopping with these pants. I may end up also wearing these pants with a white textured button down, or a lighter jacket as I transition some of my wardrobe to spring.

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Friday, January 6, 2017


Madewell shimmer pleated skirt | Sole Society Violette booties | Coach saddle bag c/o | Loren Hope earrings (older style) | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free)

On Sunday, I will be 23 years old! I actually wore this skirt for New Year's Eve but planned on wearing it again for some birthday celebrations. However my birthday (and my dad's, that is tomorrow) has a bit of a different tone this year. I won't go into detail, but I have been spending the last few days up in upstate New York for a family funeral. So I will be celebrating next weekend instead. And although I wasn't brought there for a happy reason, it's still very good to see a lot of my extended family that I don't get to see very often.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale 2017

It's that time of year again, tomorrow morning is the beginning of another Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! These sales are truly the best way to get Lilly Pulitzer pieces for great prices. If you have never shopped one of their sales before, I suggest you check out their FAQ with some shopping tips. These sales are always items from the last few seasons, and a lot of their pieces are done in classic styles, that just the print or the colors change for each season. So here are some of my favorite pieces currently available in the Resort collection I have from past seasons.

Kelly Pants

Elsa Top

Sophie Dress

Dusk Top

Printed Scarf

And some other current styles I love:

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Gray Wrap Top

Banana Republic faux wrap top c/o | J. Crew "Lookout" jeans | Sam Edelman "Orella" pumps | Coach saddle bag c/o | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free)

I'm sharing something a little bit different today with this faux wrap top Banana Republic has sent to me. I think it's really great for a look that is in between casual and dressy with denim and heels. I would also pair it with a skirt, tights, and either a pair of dressier heels or ankle boots for a dressier look. I would also dress it down with a baseball cap and either sneakers or ankle boots. I think I will be wearing it a lot for work with dress pants as well. I have been trying to break out of just buying button down shirts, sweaters, or long sleeve tees, and this top does just that! From a few of my recent outfits, it also looks like gray, burgundy, and navy has also become my go-to color combination this winter!

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