Thursday, July 30, 2015

Neon Fluted Skirt

I rarely ever wear black in the summer, I usually only wear it in the fall/winter in sweaters and coats. With the exception of the wedges I'm also wearing in this post, they were marked down to $8 two summers ago and I'm still wearing them now. But I do really love this style of top, they're comfortable and so great for hot summer days! And I also love neon colors, so the black is sometimes necessary to go with such bright colors!

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Top: J. Crew Factory, Skirt: J. Crew Factory, Shoes: Target (old, similar), Bag: Julie Brown Designs (old, very similar), Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Necklaces: Fornash, borrowed, thanks Mom! (old, similar), Gorjana c/o RocksBox (use code "caralinastylexoxo" for your first month free!), Bracelets: Kendra Scott c/o, J. Crew (sold out, similar), Rings: Loft
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What's In My Beach Bag

I'm in Florida at the beach this week, so I thought it would be fun to share what's in my beach bag!
P.S. my bed is rarely made, I might have done it just for these photos...

So this bag has been on the blog before. I got it for Christmas from C Wonder this past year. They are unfortunately no longer in business, but according to recent news, it's looking like they might be getting another chance
Anyway, I usually use this bag at school for my books, laptop, etc., I love the navy color, and one of the reasons I loved C Wonder so much is they had gold "C"s on just about everything. So it was already monogrammed for me, and anyone else whose name starts with C! 
This bag is no longer available, but this one from Longchamp is quite similar, unfortunately about double the price of what this bag was though :/

I usually wear obviously, a swimsuit on the beach. I got this J. Crew bikini top
and bottom (along another set) for some great deals recently! I like to wear cheaper sunglasses like this pair from Loft, so I don't worry about them getting in the sand or potentially lost in the water like I would with an expensive pair. 
I wear my hair up and with a hat like this one from Vineyard Vines mot of the time I'm on the beach. And Jack Rogers jelly sandals are my favorite for beach and pool, I don't like to get my regular Navajo sandals wet or in the sand, but these are great for that (I also have them in pink and green!). This style of jelly Navajos are no longer available but the jelly Gerogicas are available in several colors. I also really like to wear spirit jerseys as cover ups. This one is from my school bookstore, but Spirit Football Jersey has tons of them!

I also of course bring a beach towel and lots of sunscreen. I take acne medication that makes my skin more sensitive to the sun, so I love the highest SPF I can find. I know, apparently there's no difference above 35 or something, but I guess the higher number makes me feel better. I worked at a water park the summer before I started college and never got burnt because I always used this Neutrogena SPF 70+ spray, and face sunscreen
So I trust those products, and I also like this Supergoop face sunscreen that is more for everyday use, for other vacation events not on the sand, it has a lower SPF number of 30. Also since I started taking my acne medication my skin gets really dry after I spend a lot of time in the sun. So, I like lotions that are simple and natural like this one I got in my Birchbox awhile ago. And since I don't spend much time in the sun at home, I use Jergen's Natural Glow to get a little color before I go!

Anyone else spending some time at the beach for the last few weeks of summer?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Ok, But First Coffee

Today I'm dressing up a fun gold printed tee. I basically always have a latte in hand in the morning at work or going to class during the school year so I thought this one was appropriate! But of course I got a raspberry iced latte right before I took the photos :)









Shirt: c/o Epic Tees (use code EPIC10 for 10% off your order!), Skirt: c/o eShakti, Necklace: Cara Accessories via Rue La La (similar), Bag: Ann Taylor (sold out, similar), Shoes: Jack Rogers (older version), Sunglasses: Anthropologie (old, similar, similar), Bracelets: Loren Hope c/o RocksBox (use code "caralinastylexoxo" your first month free!), Alex and Ani, Earrings: Perry Street c/o RocksBox (similar)
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kelly Green Dress + A Giveaway!

In case you haven't noticed, I've been really liking green this summer. As seen in this post, and this post, and obviously this current post! This dress from Joy Luxe online boutique is such a lovely green color and it's so nice to wear for just about anything you might have going on this summer. I plan on bringing it with me to the beach, and I know I will be most likely wearing it to a football game when I get back to school. Green is one of my school colors! And  I've teamed up with Joy Luxe to give away a $20 gift card to 1 lucky reader!









Dress: c/o Joy Luxe, Shoes: Target (old, similar), Necklaces: Monogram, Gorjana (on sale!) c/o RocksBox (use code "caralianstylexoxo" for your first month free!), Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott , Bracelets: Loren Hope c/o RocksBox, Alex and Ani, Bag: Kensie (old, similar, similar), Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blogger Bloopers Part 2

I think it's time for another round of Blogger Bloopers. I did my first (of probably many) of these posts back in May and I've built up quite a few ridiculous photos since then. I love seeing other blogger's blooper photos! What's a good outfit post without a few bloopers along the way? So here are some more of mine! 

From this post

From this post



From this post

For both of these, I think I was looking down for the real photo and looked up without moving my head much to see if it was taken or not. Maybe?

From this post


I was having photos taken as I was walking back, and as I turned around this happened

From this post

From this post
It was windy...

Shoe down! Also a result of walking back and then turning around


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Monday, July 20, 2015

White and Navy

I know this dress has been on just about every blog lately, but I love it! It's comfy and casual, I've worn it to work at my internship, for a day of shopping, and on a day trip with my boyfriend (as seen in this Instagram post). I'm pretty sure that every time I've worn it I've gotten compliments on it from random people, it's so light and perfect for hot summer days like we have been having lately. It is definitely coming with me to the beach next week too!











Dress: Light In The Box c/o (only $18!), Belt: Lilly Pulitzer (old, similar) Bag: C Wonder (no longer in business, similar), Sunglasses: Ray Ban (on sale!), Necklaces: Kendra Scott, Gorjana c/o RocksBox, Earrings: Gorjana c/o RocksBox, Bracelets: Loft (sold out, similar), J. Crew (sold out, similar), Kendra Scott c/o RocksBox, Rings: Loft, Shoes: Jack Rogers

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