2015 In Review

Happy New Year's Eve! I have to say, 2015 was quite a year. I'm not quite ready for it to be over yet, maybe because with the new year I have to come to terms with being done with college. I've sort of just been thinking I'm on break as usual, and will be heading back to Mercyhurst in a few days. 
The only thing I know for sure will be happening in 2016 so far is getting my wisdom teeth out (that will just be tons of fun), and going back up to Erie in May for my official graduation ceremony. I hope I will be able to find a full time job, and of course grow this blog! 
I am so thankful for all of my readers and my own little part of the internet here. Thanks for following me through 2015, and I hope 2016 will be even better! Here is my year in review, including some things that happened in my life, and my favorite outfit post for each month. 

In January I stayed home for J Term to take an online class, and turned 21.

And this was my favorite post

In February I started second semester of junior year and experienced some of the coldest temperatures in PA I've ever seen...well felt. 

And this was my favorite post (taken in NC a week before February came actually)
In March it was still really cold, and my boyfriend visited me for St. Patrick's Day, which is the biggest holiday at my Irish Catholic college.
And this was my favorite post 

In April we still had snow on the ground, and I figured out that it was to graduate from college a semester early.

And this was my favorite post

In May I came home to NC for the summer and started interning at my home dance studio in their offices.
And this was my favorite post
In June I visited New York City for the first time, and went on several mini road trips throughout NC with my boyfriend.

And this was my favorite post
In July I continued interning and traveled to Florida with my family.
And this was my favorite post

In August I enjoyed some time at home after finishing my internship and moved back to PA for my final semester of college.
And this was my favorite post
In September I started my third internship at a dance studio in Erie.
And this was my favorite post

In October I started applying for jobs, traveled home and to Clemson for fall break.
And this was my favorite post

In November I enjoyed my last full month as a college student, and got to come home for Thanksgiving.

And this was my favorite post
In December I graduated from college, had the highest GPA for my final semester of my college career, and enjoyed the holidays with my family.
And this was my favorite post
Cheers to 2016!

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Sequin Dress for New Year's Eve

Happy almost 2016! I have a post going up tomorrow with my year in review. But in short, I thought 2015 was pretty great and I'm sad to see it go. Here's to hoping 2016 will be even better! I'll be celebrating with some of my friends from high school and I'll be wearing this fun sequin dress from Monday Dress! We're still having some nice warm temperatures (although unfortunately lots of rain) in NC so I'm not sure if I will need a jacket or not yet to go with the dress. I hope everyone has fun celebrating the new year! 

Monday Dress sequin dress c/o (on sale for only $20!) | Sam Edelman Orella heels | J. Crew blazer (old, very similar) | Ann Taylor mini tote (old color) | Kendra Scott Mariam stacked ring set c/o | Kendra Scott Taylor druzy earrings c/o | Pearl bangle c/o The Peach Box | Prada sunglasses (borrowed from Sarah c/o Ditto use code "CARALINASTYLE" for your first month free!)

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Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone chose 2 colors as the Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I love both of these colors, I feel the rose/blush color has been everywhere lately and I'm excited to see more of the Serenity color. Here are some of my favorite items in these colors for 2016!

1- J. Crew Gemma flats
2- Kiel James Patrick bow bracelet
3- Kate Spade Bee wristlet
4- Freida Rothman bangle
5- The Estelle Pastel watch
6- Essie "Pret-a-Surfer" nail color
7- Kate Spade Painterly square silk scarf
8- House of Harlow Sunburst earrings
9- Kendra Scott Harlow necklace
10- Rebecca Minkoff "Micro Lexi" bucket bag

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After Christmas Sale Roundup

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had a really nice day with my family and I'm always so sad to see the Christmas season go. But at the same time, I always look forward to the sales that come after Christmas! So here is a roundup of some of those sales, happy shopping!

60% off with code "WINTER60"

Extra 25% off sale items with code "APLENTY"

Extra 50% off sale and half off select styles

Up to 65% off

J. Crew
Extra 40% off sale items with code "SHOPNOW"

J. Crew Factory 
30% off new arrivals and extra 40% off sale items with code "SALETIME"

Jack Rogers
Up to 50% off sale

Kate Spade
Extra 25% off sale items with code "THRILL"

50% off everything with code "HOLIDAY50"

Extra 30% off sale styles with code "YOUWIN"

Up to 50% off (including Hunter boots, that never go on sale!)

Old Navy
Up to 60% off online and up to 70% off in store

Ralph Lauren
Extra 40% off sale styles

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Classic and Metallic for Christmas

It's almost Christmas! I'm so excited, I just really love Christmas traditions. I've been spending the week doing last minute shopping, wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies, and baking cookies. I planned on wearing this dress to the annual "reunion" some of my high school friends have every Christmas break since we started college. Since we are seniors and some of us have graduated already (like me), we decided to step it up for our last one and we all dressed up more than in past years, but I actually wore most of what I wore in this post from last week instead. So I think this will be my look for Christmas mass!

For Christmas Eve my brother and I deliver cookies to our neighbors and we always have a nice dinner made by my parents. My brother and I also only open the presents from each other after dinner. We have been going to Christmas Eve mass over the last few years, which we are continuing this year. Then on Christmas morning we still wake up pretty early even though my brother is in college now (he used to wake us up around 5am!), for presents and breakfast. If the weather is nice we go on a family walk around the neighborhood with the dogs, and have another nice dinner at home. It's my favorite time of year and I'm always so sad as all of the decorations get put away and I have to realize that winter has actually started. However, this year I don't think that will be much of a problem because I'm not going back up to Erie, PA with all of the lake effect snow, and it has been so nice out in NC!

Ralph Lauren button down (women's size linked, mine is from the kid's section of Marshall's) | Pink Martini dress worn as skirt (old, via Piperlime R.I.P., similarsimilar) | Kate Spade embellished tights | Sam Edelman Dea heels |  Roman Empress ring c/o The Peach Box (use code "tbp-cara_194" for 15% off your order) | Marc Jacobs bag (old, same color) | Model Co red lipstick | Essie "Twin Sweater Set" nail polish

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