Friday, June 24, 2016

Weekly Update 6/24


Life:
  • I had so much fun in Charlotte last weekend, Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training did a post about her housewarming party that I went to and did a little of the planning beforehand.
  • We also shot some outfits together with her photographer, I'm so excited to share them in Monday's post!
  • And this weekend I have no plans. It is supposed to rain a lot, so I'll probably just work on some GMAT prep, which I really need to do more often.

On Caralina Style:

Sales:
  • Ann Taylor- 50% off everything with code "SUNNY50"
  • Anthropologie- up to 50% off sale
  • Banana Republic- extra 50% off sale items
  • J. Crew- extra 40% off sale items and extra 50% off final sale items
  • J. Crew Factory- 40-60% off and extra 40% off clearance with code "EXTRA40"
  • Kate Spade- extra 30% off sale items with code "SUNSHINE"
  • Loft- 50% off dresses, shorts, and tees, extra 40% off sale items
  • Madewell- extra 30% off with code "EXTRA30"
  • Moon and Lola- 30% off 4th of July sale
  • Old Navy- extra 40% off clearance with code "JACKPOT"
  • Ralph Lauren- extra 25% off select sale styles with code "SUM25"
  • Shopbop- extra 25% off sale items with code "25EXTRA"
  • Sloane Ranger- 25% off select prints with code "HELLOSUMMER"
  • Tory Burch- extra 30% off sale styles with code "EXTRA30"

Items I'm Loving:



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nightly Skincare Routine


I've been trying to do more beauty related posts lately, so I thought I would share my nightly skincare routine! These are just the products before I go to sleep, cleanser, makeup remover, detox mask, lip treatment, and acne treatment. If you have oily or acne prone skin like I do, I hope some of these products may be able to help your skin like they have helped mine.


1. Kiehl's Ultra Facial oil-free cleanser
I love this cleanser, I've mentioned it before in my makeup/skincare favorites post earlier in the spring. It's very simple, and feels like it's really cleaning my skin. However, it's really important to avoid your eyes when using it, and use a separate eye makeup remover. I tried to use it as an all-in-one sort of product the first time, and it really burns the eyes. So with that being said, it is the first product I use on my skin at night.


2. Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover
This is just a nice product that will easily remove your eye makeup. I tend to wear a lot of mascara that is hard to get off with some makeup removers, but this one brings it right off. And it's oil-free so I know it won't cause any breakouts. I apply it right after I use the cleanser I mentioned above.


3. Colleen Rothschild detox face mask (c/o)
I've been getting lots of samples of face masks lately from Birchbox, so I have tried quite a few over the last few months. But this one is definitely my favorite! It has charcoal in it, that sort of makes you look like a statue while it is on your face, but it makes my skin feel so nice and soft. I use this about 2 or 3 times a week after cleanser and makeup remover. And you can get this face mask, or any other regular priced Colleen Rothschild product 20% off with code "CARA20" for the next week!


4. Epiduo topical acne gel (prescription)
I'm not sure what I would do without Epiduo. I've been using it for the last few years, you can read more about it and other acne-friendly skincare in this post. It is always the last thing on my skin, moisturizer can go over it, but I usually only moisturize in the morning before makeup.


5. Ever skin anti-aging lip treatment (c/o Stella and Dot)
I have been using this for the last few months, and I think it really makes a difference on my lips. They used to be really dry most of the time, and they are much more moisturized since I started using this. I notice a difference when I wear lipsticks that aren't very hydrating. It may be a coincidence because I started using it as it got warmer and my skin usually becomes less dry, but I really love this product! I use it after I have washed my face and taken all of my makeup off, before I put my Epiduo gel on.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pastel Shirtdress


There were snow-cones for sale at the park we shot these photos, Sarah and I couldn't resist!













Modcloth "At a Blocks For Words" Dress, also available on Shoptiques (both on sale!)| Manic Trout Bette Parfait Triage necklace c/o | Loren Hope Sophia studs | Similar Kate Spade bag | Jack Rogers wedges | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free!) | Ciate "Strawberry Milkshake" nail polish

I have been wanting a shirtdress since last summer, but never found one I really loved available in my size. I saw this one on the Modcloth site a few months ago and thought about buying it, but the reviews weren't that great about how it fit. When it went on sale during Memorial Day weekend I decided to just go for it and see if the reviews were wrong. Well, they were! I think it fits perfectly, the fabric is really light, it's fully lined, and how fun are these pastel colors?
I'm also convinced this necklace that was sent to me from Manic Trout was made to go with this dress. It also comes in pink with orange, clear with blush, and two different shades of purple!





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Monday, June 20, 2016

National Wear Your Lilly Day 2016














Lilly Pulitzer peplum top (old, similar, similar, another Lilly peplum) | Articles of Society "Sarah" white jeans | J. Crew Factory gingham espadrille wedges | Headbands of Hope metallic headband c/o | Similar wicker bag | Similar monogram necklace | Anjolee earrings c/o | Stella and Dot sunglasses c/o

Happy first day of summer, and for Lilly Pulitzer lovers, National Wear Your Lilly Day! This year, instead of getting a new dress like I have the last two summers, I'm re-styling an old favorite. I got this top from one of the online sales, that are now called the After Party Sale, back in January of 2013. I think it was a summer 2012 style. I love this top, the peplum is so fun and I love how the print is colorful, but also has a lot of navy in it. It sort of got pushed to the back of my closet, so I thought this would be a great reason to bring it back out, and finally get it on the blog. Also if you want to celebrate National Wear Your Lilly Day by buying some Lilly, they are offering gifts with purchase!

I'm also wearing a headband from Headbands of Hope. Headbands were sort of my thing in high school, I wore one just about every day. If you have been reading Caralina Style since the beginning, you know that they were one of the first companies I ever worked with on the blog, in this post. Headbands of Hope was started by NC State alumna Jessica Ekstrom, while she was still in school. During an internship with Make-A-Wish, she noticed that many of the young girls going through chemotherapy treatments really enjoyed wearing headbands after they had lost their hair. So, for every headband or hair accessory that is bought, one is given to a child with cancer. And since last year, they have donated to every children's hospital in the United States!





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Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekly Update 6/17


Life:
  • I had so much fun exploring the Blowing Rock area with Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training last weekend. And this weekend I'm headed to Charlotte to see her again, and some other blogger friends!

On Caralina Style:

Sales:
  • Anthropologie- Extra 25% off sale items
  • Ann Taylor- 40% off with code "SHOP40"
  • Asos- up to 70% off sale
  • Banana Republic-up to 40% off 
  • Bloomingdales- 25-60% off sunglasses
  • Gap- 40% off dresses, tops and shorts, 30% off everything else with code "MORESUN"
  • J. Crew- 40% off summer picks and extra 40% off sale items with code "SUMMER"
  • J. Crew Factory- 40% off new arrivals
  • Kate Spade- $149 "Cobble Hill Toddy" bags (normally $378!)
  • Loft- 40% off new arrivals and 50% off sale styles with code "SWEET" 
  • Madewell- 25% off select dresses, sandals, and bags with code "UNIFORM"
  • Modcloth- up to 40% off sale
  • Old Navy- 30% off clearance with code "JACKPOT"
  • Topshop- up to 50% off sale 

Items I'm Loving:


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

4th of July Outfit Ideas


Outfit 1:
One | Two | Three | Four

Outfit 2:
Five | Six | Seven | Eight

Outfit 3:
Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen

Outfit 4:
 Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Seventeen | Eighteen

Red, white, and blue is one of my favorite color combinations. I've mentioned a few times before that I wear it all year long. So, I always think planning outfits for the 4th of July is always so much fun! Here are a few outfit ideas for any activity to celebrate America's Independence Day.



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Starfish Tunic Dress










All For Color Prescott Lane Tunic Dress c/o | Similar Michael Kors sandals (mine are from the kid's section of Marshall's) | Forever 21 bag c/o Concord Mills Mall | Kris Nations state pendant | Kendra Scott Elle earrings | Stella and Dot Parker sunglasses c/o

How fun is this tunic dress from All For Color? I can't wait to wear it on my family beach trip next month! I love the colors and the cute nautical starfish print. I think I've mentioned this a few times before, but a soft and sort of loose dress is one of my favorite things to wear. In my opinion, nothing is more comfortable. You also don't have to match two pieces to make an outfit, and it still looks put together. However for fellow short girls, this one is a little long. I have mine hemmed a few inches, it was a bit of an awkward length falling right at the top of my knees, and I'm 5'2" for reference. It's available in 5 other fun prints, which I have linked below!




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