Looks for Less: Velvet

$100 Topshop velvet skirt vs. $58 Asos velvet skirt
$188 Citizens of Humanity velvet pants vs. $40 H&M velvet pants
$1,990 Saint Laurent velvet bag vs. $275 Rebecca Minkoff velvet bag
$449 Club Monaco velvet booties vs. $50 Modcloth velvet booties

It has been a while since I have done a looks for less post, and they are some of my favorite to make! I usually make these for very neutral items, but I thought I would try it with a trend this time. I personally always look for trendy items on the more affordable side, so here are some things I have been admiring in velvet this fall.

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Weekly Update 10/28

  • I mentioned this in Wednesday's post already, but I am so excited my best friend from college is visiting this weekend!
  • Also, I went to another barre class earlier this week. I haven't been involved in ballet in about a year and a half now, and I have finally found a workout that I enjoy!

On Caralina Style:

Anthropologie- extra 40% off sale items
Ann Taylor- 40% off full-price pants with code "PANTS40"
Banana Republic- 40% off select styles
Gap- 35% off with code "GREAT"
J. Crew- 30% off outerwear and extra 30% off sale styles
J. Crew Factory- up to 60% off
Kate Spade- up to 75% off
Loft- 50% off select styles, sweaters, and sale styles
Old Navy- up to 40% off

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Instagram Roundup

It's been awhile since I've done an Instagram roundup, so here are some of my latest snaps. Follow along if you aren't already, @cara_194!

My best friend from college is coming to visit, and my bar cart is ready!

I spent last Sunday with some fellow Charlotte bloggers at Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill near Fort Mill, SC. We couldn't actually pick any apples because they had been cleared out at the beginning of the season, but we still had a lot of fun! We enjoyed apple cinnamon donuts, walked around the orchard, and found this field of sunflowers.

At the opera in uptown Charlotte last week.
 Opera Carolina offers a Tweet Seats program, so a group of influencers were seated where we could live post the opera while it happened. As the holder of an Arts Management degree, I thought it was a great idea and I loved being a part of it!

One thing I do like about fall is brining out pieces in burgundy and red shades!

Dressing for fall by just layering some slightly darker colors than I usually wear

Possibly my favorite corner of my apartment

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Bows on Bows

H&M bow top | Very similar skirt | Similar striped heels | Vera Bradley Georgia wallet c/o | Kendra Scott Addie earrings c/o | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free!)

I've been dressing for fall in Charlotte with outfits very similar to this one lately. It has just recently started to cool down, so items that come in fall colors but are still light have been just perfect. I've worn the pieces of this look to work on repeat lately. This top goes well with a few of my skirts and solid pants, and these heels go with a lot more than I thought they would! I found them for just $5 back around Labor Day at H&M and I have been pleasantly surprised in the quality.

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Weekly Update (a little late) 10/23

  • I have started going to Pure Barre classes, and I am obsessed! I never really liked working out, but these classes are just what I need because they are based on some of the things I did in dance classes for so many years.
  • Today I'm going apple picking with some fellow Charlotte bloggers. It doesn't really feel like fall here yet, but we're going with it!

On Caralina Style:

7 For All Mankind- 30% off sitewide
Ann Taylor- 50% off almost everything with code "OCTOBER50"
Banana Republic- 40% off and extra 50% off sale items
Gap- up to 60% off
J. Crew- 30% off with $200+ purchase, 25% off with $125+ purchase with code "SHOPMORE"
J. Crew Factory- 40-60% off select styles
Madewell- extra 30% off sale items with code "EXTRASALE"
Old Navy- up to 50% off site/store wide
Topshop- up to 70% off

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Football Friday Part 3

Similar dress here, here, and here | Very similar ankle boots here and here | Similar necklace | Ray Ban Erika sunglasses

Today is the last of 3 tailgate looks for football season with a group of 10 other bloggers. This has been such a fun little linkup, I have gotten some serious tailgate inspiration from these girls!
For this last post I went with Clemson's secondary color, purple with orange accessories. I would not normally wear these colors together, but I will for my family's school, and the tigers. Sorry none of these products are current (the dress is from Shoptiques last year and the necklace is from a little boutique 2 years ago), but I think I found some similar alternatives!

Don't forget to check out the orange looks from the other bloggers below!

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Chambray Romper

Gap chambray romper | Sam Edelman pumps | Brahmin wristlet c/o | Kendra Scott Elisa necklace c/o Rocksbox | Kendra Scott Addie earrings c/o | Prada sunglasses (rented) c/o Ditto (use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free!)

I'm sorry I didn't post all last week! I really don't have an excuse for the absence, I just haven't had time to shoot any outfits and couldn't think of any other ideas. I think last week was the first week in probably 2 years I didn't get a single post up. But now I'm hoping to be back at 3 to 4 posts per week!
On to the outfit, I wore this to a Belk shoe shopping event for Sam Edelman last week. Sam himself was there, it was really nice to meet him. If you have ever bought a pair of Sam Edelman shoes, you have probably seen his signature before on the inside of the shoe. He was signing shoes at the event, which was pretty cool to watch! This chambray romper from Gap is so comfy and has been perfect for transitioning to fall.

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