1 Year in Charlotte + New Blog Design


Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Aviate "CLT" hat (found at Ivy and Leo) | Lauren James scallop skirt c/o | Similar chambray | Wedges | Similar bag

How fun is this mural of the Charlotte skyline?

One year ago today, I made the short trip from Greensboro, NC to Charlotte to move out on my own and start my first real job. It has been quite the year, and I am so excited for many more here! I feel like I have finished my "freshman year of the real world" and I have learned so much.
Although I lived far from home for college, I feel like I wasn't really on my own until this year.
I learned how to live without any family members or roommates, work full-time, pay my own expenses, and just be fully responsible for myself.  I got back into exercising consistently since I stopped ballet at the end of college, and studied for and took the GMAT. And I think I'm finally figuring out how to balance blogging with working full-time.

Charlotte is such a great city, and I have really enjoyed my time here so far! There's a lot of fun places from restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, to museums and performing arts. There seems to always be lots of events going on around the city. And after living in Erie, PA for college, the weather is wonderful! I think it has been a great environment to learn how to live as an adult. There seems to be a lot of pride in calling Charlotte home, I think that might be because not many Charlotteans are natives. There are a lot of people like me, just from other cities in North Carolina, but I also know a lot of people from all over the country that love it here. Even though it's not much of a tourist city, I have been thinking about posting some Queen City travel guides with shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and some of my favorite places around the city.

Also, you may have noticed the blog looks a little different! What do you think of the re-design? I like to re-design at certain milestones of blogging. My first big re-design was when I changed the name to Caralina Style. The second, was right after I graduated from college and started posting more regularly. And now, after I have finished a whole year of working full-time and blogging. I really like how it turned out, and I hope you do too!

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Everyday Outfits- July

It's that time again, here are some everyday outfits I wore during July. This version has a few outfit post previews, or the same clothing but with different shoes and accessories. And in case you missed them, here are my everyday outfits from May and June!

7/11- work

7/16- church

7/17- dinner

Jumpsuit (kid's size, same print in maxi dress here) | Earrings c/o | Heels | Similar bag

  7/20- work

Dress c/o | Necklace c/o | Bag c/o | Heels

7/21- barre class

7/22- bars

Top c/o | Similar shorts | Earrings c/o | Bag | Similar wedges

7/23- coffee shop

Newer version of this dress | Similar bag | Sandals

7/25- barre class

Workout top (older print) | Leggings | Nikes (kid's sizeadult size)

7/26- work

Jumpsuit c/o | Bag | Shoes | Earrings

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Navy Jumpsuit

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Lauren Ralph Lauren jumpsuit c/o | Lauren Ralph Lauren bag c/o | Heeled sandals | Kendra Scott earrings c/o RocksBox | Stella and Dot sunglasses c/o

It's navy and it has pockets, so I kinda love this jumpsuit! I feel like it's about to become one of my new favorite summer workwear pieces. It's super comfortable, and can be styled with so many different shoe and accessory combinations. And I can't get enough of this classic structured bag, I can see myself styling it with just about anything. And they are both available at Macy's!

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Off The Shoulder Romper


Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Off the Shoulder romper c/o Blue Porter Boutique | Reversible necklace c/o Blue Porter Boutique (sold out) | Similar wedges | Similar bag

As I've said in recent posts, I have been loving anything off-the-shoulder lately! This romper from Blue Porter Boutique is so much fun. It has pockets, unlike most off-the-shoulder pieces I feel like I can still comfortably move my arms, and I haven't seen many rompers with this blousy style. Blue Porter also sent me this reversible necklace to go with it, and I think I will be wearing it with many other rompers and dresses! I love the idea of having two necklaces (white on one side and black on the other) in one piece, and the neutral colors will be so versatile for styling.

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Nordstrom Sale Picks Under $100

If you follow any other blogger besides me, you are probably completely overwhelmed by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I promise, this is my one and only post about it! I just thought I would share my picks that are all under $100 in each category. This is the first year that I actually live near a Nordstrom, so I am excited to shop in store today! So, here are some ideas of what I will be looking for when I shop this annual sale. Happy shopping!



Dark denim | Burgundy denim (I have in white, great for petites!) | Light wash denim | Medium denim (another favorite of mine) | Black denim | Ripped denim

Lace romper | Floral dress | Bell sleeve dress | Fit and flare dress | Scallop dress | Floral romper


Moto leggings | Running shorts (my favorites, I have in several colors) | Black leggings | Nikes | Stan Smith's | Top (so versatile!)

Quilted jacket | Blanket scarf | Gray coat | Vest (I have the jacket version, it's amazing) | Check scarf

Tassel clutch | Crossbody | Burgundy tote | Initial bags | Duffel

Tassel earrings | Stud earrings | Y necklace | Bow link necklace | Watch | Pendant

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