Lilly Pulitzer for Pottery Barn Picks

Shower curtain | Hand towels | Flamingo lamp | Pineapple lamp | Palm leaves | Whale cooler | Floral pillows | Tassel beach towel | Gold pillow | Storage baskets | Leaf hooks | Gold mirror

Happy first day of spring! Have you heard the news? The Lilly Pulitzer collaboration with Pottery BarnPB Teen, and Pottery Barn Kids is back for spring! This collection first launched last year, and some of the fun and colorful pieces have been brought back. But there are also so many fun new ones! There are plenty of gorgeous furniture pieces, but most of my favorites could be added to an existing room. These pieces really make me wish I had more space in my apartment to buy some of them, but I could easily make room for a tassel beach towel, fun pillow covers, or the flamingo lamp! Which are your favorites?

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Red Dress and Tassel Scarf

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

J. Crew Factory dress | Johnny Was scarf | Lauren Ralph Lauren bag c/o | Similar heels | Becca Beauty lipstick c/o Influenster

 One of my favorite parts about spring is that I start wearing dresses more often! I wear skirts pretty often in the winter with tights or boots, but I wear dresses on most days when it is warmer. So here is a dress for the transition time, to ease into dress season! This ponte dress is so comfortable and has been perfect for work, but I think would also be great to dress down with a fun jacket and mules or sneakers. On a more beauty-related note, I have also been loving this lipstick from Becca Beauty, the "flame" shade is a great muted red that I think is perfect for the end of winter!

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Navy Sweater and Loafer Mules

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

J. Crew Factory sweater | Madewell scarf | Madewell "Roadtripper" jeans | J. Crew loafer mules | Similar trench | Loren Hope studs | Similar bag

Navy and pink, I'm sure no one is surprised...I've been wearing this sweater non-stop lately, I bought the light pink version last year from the retail J. Crew store, but I am loving the new colors that J. Crew Factory did this year! I found it on major sale during January along with these loafer mules for under $20 each! I also recently bought my first pair of Madewell jeans and I cannot believe it has taken me this long! I sized down a little from what I usually wear and I think they are a perfect fit. Plus if you bring in an old pair of jeans (any brand), they use the denim to insulate Habitat for Humanity homes and give you a $20 off coupon on a new pair!

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30 Gingham Pieces for Spring

First row: midi dress | multi-colored dress | black jumpsuit | bow-back jumpsuit | high-neck jumpsuit
Second row: puff-sleeve top | yellow top | pleated skirt | pink pants | ruffle swimsuit | gray dress
Third row: ruffle dress | green dress | pink trench | wrap dress | red dress
Fourth row: ruffle skirt | red headband | blue bag | bow headband | button-down shirt
Fifth row: blue flats | pink and green heels | black slides | red sneakers
Sixth row: beige dress | red off-the-shoulder dress | romper | navy bow top | red swimsuit

If you have read here for awhile you know I'm a big fan of gingham. If not, I've styled just a few posts featuring it, including: this short sleeve dress, these work pants, this drawstring skirt, this sundress, this flute sleeve dress, this bell sleeve top, these espadrille wedges, and this tailgate dress! Some people say it reminds them of a tablecloth, I say it's a fun and versatile print! I don't pattern mix too often, but if I do, it is usually with gingham. I have seen it everywhere for the last few seasons, and I'm so glad it is back again for spring this year.  So I thought I would round up some fun pieces to build some spring outfits this year!

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Velvet Wrap Skirt

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

BB Dakota velvet wrap skirt | Similar silk top | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | Brahmin Lane bag | Sam Edelman booties | Becca Beauty lipstick (color "flame") c/o Influenster

I had to get one last dressy winter look on the blog with this velvet skirt! I found it marked way down at a recent Girl Tribe Co. warehouse sale and have worn it a few times styled like this or with a black sweater and riding boots. I always find it a little tough to dress up during the winter but after the holidays where its no longer acceptable to wear tons of sequins...so this skirt has brought a few options. You also may recognize this top, I first styled it two years ago but still wear it pretty often!
PS the 6th anniversary of Caralina Style was at the end of February! I normally dedicate a whole post to it, but it completely slipped my mind this year. So I would just like to thank you whether you have been following along for years or just recently found my little corner of the internet!

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Fitness Friday XIII

Welcome back to Fitness Friday! My monthly breakdown of my workout schedule, new foods and healthy habits I'm trying to get into, and activewear picks. This February edition marks a whole year, and I have so much fun putting this post together each month! Also, I did not mean to have 3 fitness posts in a row, I have just had several outfit shoots rained out lately...anyway I have tried a few fun new classes this month. But also have had to cancel quite several classes due to catching the flu this week. I am hoping it doesn't keep me from moving for too long, and can't wait to get back! And in case you missed them, here are the Fitness Friday posts from January and last December!

Week of 2/3-2/9
XHAUST (HIIT) at Jamie Scott Fitness (free class week)
Power 45 (barre) at Flywheel Sports
DropSound (silent disco style) Yoga with SweatNET (free)
C2 (hot yoga) at CorePower Yoga
Air Core at AIR Aerial Fitness
treadPower at treadHappy

Week of 2/10-2/16
CoreFormer (pilates) at Core 704 (free opening week)
Hot yoga at VIBE5 Yoga and Fitness
Air Flow (aerial yoga) at AIR
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
Barre at AIR

Week of 2/17-2/23
Method 45 (cycling) at Flywheel Sports (free with SweatNET)
Yoga Sculpt at CorePower Yoga
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
Reform at Pure Barre
Barre at AIR

Week of 2/24-today
Hot yoga at VIBE5
...and then I got the flu!
I was supposed to go to but had to cancel:
Open Ballet at Charlotte Ballet
Ballet Fit Theory at Fit Atelier
SweatNET event at Core 704
Barre at AIR

I ended up with 17 workouts since my last post, which is pretty good for getting the flu at the end, right? I tried three new classes and two studios: treadPower at treadHappy which is a group running studio somewhat new to Charlotte. The class went back and forth between a treadmill and on the floor with weights. They have several types of classes, including a few that are just running. I have never liked running but really enjoyed the class! The way it was broken up, I was only running for a few minutes at a time, which I think is just what I needed. I also went to the new location of Core 704 for a Coreformer class, which is their version of a pilates reformer. It was pretty tough and my abs were sore for days, but I will definitely be back! I also have been to plenty of classes at CorePower Yoga before, but usually only for the C2 or C1, which are just hot yoga with a short core section. However, they have opened up a lot more classes on ClassPass lately so I finally got to try their signature Yoga Sculpt! It is definitely my new favorite of their classes, I was expecting hot yoga with some weight work. But it was a little more than I was expecting, there was even a cardio section. And as always, I got a few free workouts in with my SweatNET membership around Charlotte! They have so many fun events coming up, so if you're in Charlotte and aren't a member yet, you can join here!

  1. If you missed Wednesday's post, I talked all about nutrition coaching! Head over there for details on macro counting and how that has been affecting my diet.
  2. Separate the nutrition coaching, I took on the Sugar Free February challenge, which went pretty well! Although one way I went around it was making these coconut sugar brownies for Valentine's Day. They still have most of the ingredients of regular brownies but refined sugar is replaced with coconut sugar, and it also a flourless recipe. I really liked them, and thought they only tasted a little different from a classic brownie regular!
  3. Going off of macro counting, I have made this sweet potato wedge recipe every week to get my carbs in! It is very simple to make, and saves fairly well if you make a big batch at the beginning of the week.

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