Friday, August 26, 2016

Weekly Update 8/26

  • I'm going to be spending tomorrow with some fellow Charlotte bloggers, so that will be a lot of fun!
  • I went to a preview event of the Southern Women's Show that is in town this weekend. If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out!
  • I also shot a few workwear outfits, so there are lots of wear-to-work outfits coming soon to Caralina Style.

On Caralina Style:

Asos- extra 10% off the up to 70% off sale with code "MOREPLEASE"
Anthropologie- extra 25% off sale items and free shipping
Ann Taylor- 40% off and extra 40% off sale items with code "SHOP40"
Banana Republic- up to 50% off and extra 40% off sale items
Benefit Cosmetics- up to 50% off
Gap- 40% off with code "STYLE"
J. Crew- 25% off work styles and extra 30% off sale styles
J. Crew Factory- up to 50% off everything
J McLaughlin- extra 40% off sale styles
Nordstrom- summer clearance up to 40% off
Madewell- get a $25 gift card with a purchase of $125+
Loft- 50% off regular priced and sale styles
Old Navy- 40% off everything

Items I'm Loving:

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Seersucker and Lace Romper

Dress Forum seersucker lace romper (similar here, here, and here) | Happiness Boutique earrings c/o | Similar heeled sandals | Similar Kate Spade clutch (borrowed from Sarah) | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free!)

Ok, I promise this is my last post about The Blog Societies conference and my trip to Charleston. I found this romper at a boutique in Pawley's Island and I just love the combination of seersucker and lace. The only thing that would make it even more perfect for me is if it was in a fun color! I wore this look out for drinks in Charleston and I plan on also wearing it out in Charlotte sometime before fall rolls around. I'm also wearing these fun earrings from Happiness Boutique that I think are the perfect pop of color!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Apartment Snaps

My apartment is still a bit of a work in progress. I don't have anything on the walls, my coffee table is acting as a TV stand until I find one, my closet still needs some storage, and the place could use some more details. I have been sharing a few sneak peeks on Instagram, so I thought I would share those and a few more small areas in this post. I can't wait to do a few posts of the full place once it is all decorated!

Similar linked: tea kettle and mug from TJ Maxx, utensil holder from Ikea

Lucite @ from TJ Maxx, striped tumbler c/o Swoozie's, old lamp and nightstand

Bottle opener from PopSugar Must Have box, champagne glasses from Marshall's, stemless glasses from Tuesday Morning, curtains from HomeGoods

Curtains from HomeGoods, table from Amazon (unfinished, stained by my mom)

Both pieces from World Market

Similar linked: bath rug from HomeGoods

Curtains from HomeGoods, couch from World Market (on sale!), rug from Overstock

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekly Update 8/19

  • I had the best time at Craft City Social Club of the Sheraton Charlotte hotel last weekend! I spent the day there with Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training, Dana of Seersucker Sass, Amy of Pastel N Pink, and Chloe of A Queen City Girl. The Craft City staff were the best hosts for the day, the cabana was so pretty, the service couldn't have been better, and the food and drinks were both so good!
  • I also went to a Kendra Scott ColorBar event on Wednesday with Morgan of How 2 Wear It (go check out her beautiful new blog design!) that benefited the local Make-A-Wish chapter.  I'm still adjusting to working full time and it was such a nice way to get out during the week!

On Caralina Style:

I'm prefacing my normal list to say that the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is happening this Monday! Yay!!!! Check out the shopping FAQ here, and my posts from last year with extra tips here and here.
Ann Taylor- extra 40% off sale items
Anthropologie- extra 25% off sale items
Banana Republic- up to 40% off tees, tops, and sweaters and extra 40% off sale items
Gap- 40% off with code "STYLE"
J. Crew- 25% off select styles and extra 30% off sale items with code "REFRESH"
J. Crew Factory- 50% off shirts, and extra 40% off clearance items with code "EXTRA40"
Loft- buy one get one half off for tops and sweaters, and extra 50% off sale items
Macy's- extra 20% off with code "SUPER"
Madewell- 25% off with code "YESPLEASE"
Moon and Lola- 30% off 14K gold jewelry (including monograms!)
Neiman Marcus Last Call- extra 40-60% off
Old Navy- 30% off and free shipping on denim with code "FREESHIP"

Items I'm Loving:

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

End of Summer Workwear

If your blog feed is full of fall outfits and dark colors, I'm here to remind you, it is still summer!
Fall is actually my second least favorite season, so I don't like to blog about it until I have to. I started working my first full-time job on August 1st, so when it comes to outfits, I have only been thinking about how to dress for the office when it is 90+ degrees outside.
So, I have basically been wearing some version of the above 4 outfits for the last few weeks. Most of these pieces are on sale, and the full price items are great investment pieces!

Printed button down | Solid dress | Statement necklace | Navy flats

Bow blouse | Gingham skirt | Monogram ring | Nude pumps

Printed shift dress | Structured jacket | Gold cuff | Pointed-toe flats

Solid oxford | Polka dot pants | Statement earrings | Suede pumps

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Teal Romper

ASTR romper (on sale!) | Kendra Scott abalone necklace c/o Rocksbox | Tory Burch bag (borrowed from Sarah) | Loren Hope earrings | Similar lace-up wedges (also on sale!)

Here is yet another look I wore at The Blog Societies conference in Charleston. In case you missed it, here is a recap of that weekend. I wore this to dinner with a group of bloggers at Fleet Landing. I also wore this romper when I was at the beach in Pawley's Island. This romper is so comfy and I know I say I love the color of just about everything I wear, but I especially love this teal color!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekly Update 8/12

  • Sorry I skipped this post last week, I'm still adjusting to working full time!
  • I'll be having a pretty busy weekend seeing my family and going to a blogger event

On Caralina Style:

Ann Taylor- extra 50% off sale items
Asos- final clearance, up to 50% off
Banana Republic- 30% off regular priced items and extra 40% off sale items
Bloomingdale's- $25 off of $100-249 purchase, $50 off of $200-$499 purchase, $125 off of $200+ purchase
Gap- 40% off with code "FALL"
J. Crew- 20% off wear-now styles and extra 40% off sale items
J. Crew Factory- 40% off new arrivals
Loft- 40% off everything
Macy's- take an extra 25% off your purchase of $75+ with code "FOCUS"
Madewell- extra 30% off sale items
Old Navy- 30% off and extra 25% off sale items with code "ENJOY"

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

TBS Conference Recap

As you have probably seen from all of my recent blog and social posts, I spent last weekend in Charleston for The Blog Societies conference! It was so much fun, I learned a lot of useful information, and it was amazing to meet with so many brands and other bloggers. 

The conference started with a welcome party Thursday night hosted by Vera Bradley. But, since I had just moved to Charlotte the weekend before and started my first full time job that Monday, I worked all day and did not arrive until after the party had ended. I met up with my roommates for the weekend: Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training, Sarah of Stylish Sassy and Classy, and Morgan of How 2 Wear It, and we headed straight to dinner and drinks in the hotel. We stayed at the Belmond Charleston Place which was where most of the conference activities were held, and we all really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is beautiful, the staff was very nice, and the location is fantastic! It so easy to walk to some great shopping, restaurants, and Charleston landmarks like Rainbow Row and the city market.

The conference started with speakers in the Rivieria theater across the street from the Belmond. We heard from representatives of White Oak Creative, Reward Style, Instyle Magazine, and a magazine editor.  I really enjoyed all of their presentations, I think I learned a lot from each one of them!

Then we had lunch at the Charleston Grill in the Belmond, clearly I only really cared about those desserts!

After lunch we headed upstairs for the Networking Suite. It was such a great experience to have representatives from so many fantastic brands in the same room. Along with meeting brand reps and exchanging business cards, there were lots of different activities set up around the room. Physicians Formula had a photobooth (as shown above), Wayfair had a table styling challenge, we got to pick out charms, tassels, and other embellishments for jewelry with Moon and Lola, L'Oreal had a hair braiding station, and more! The brands were also very generous, and we all left with more goody bags than we knew what to do with!

After the networking, we took some outfit photos on King Street (bloggers gonna blog) and met up with some more bloggers for dinner at Fleet Landing.  We all really liked the food there, and they have some great views of the water!

On Saturday we had breakfast in the hotel hosted by one of my favorite jewelry brands, Kendra Scott. What a better way to start the day than by looking at pretty jewelry? 
Then we headed upstairs for the workshops, we were split up into smaller groups for each one. The workshops I was placed in were about pricing blog content, using for Instagram, and photography for bloggers. There were also other workshops about accounting for your blog, SEO for Wordpress, and using Reward Style. 

The workshops were followed by lunch hosted by Cosmedix. The tables were arranged in alphabetical order, which I think allowed me to meet some fellow bloggers I may not have been able to meet at other times throughout the conference. I loved the food, and how pretty was the table?

As soon as lunch wrapped up, we headed out to the streets of the historic district for outfit photos. As you saw in Monday's post, we stopped by The Rise coffee bar for some caffeine before our first shoot. We also went down to Rainbow Row, and explored some of the streets around The Belmond. 

We didn't think far enough ahead for a dinner reservation on Saturday, so we ended up getting pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Which was still good, there are just some great local Charleston restaurants that we could have gone to if we thought about it earlier. Anyway, we made up for it later when we went out with some other bloggers for drinks at Rarebit, Cocktail Club, and Republic. 

On Sunday there weren't any conference activities so we had a slow morning packing everything up. We did some photos in our hotel room for a post on Morgan's blog, got lunch at King Street Grill, did a little shopping, and headed back home.

It was such a crazy week moving, adjusting to working full time, and going on this trip. But it was so much fun, and I can't wait to go back next year! A big thanks to The Blog Societies for such a great conference!

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