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Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean yours has to be. The sun is always shining somewhere in the world. And if you’re such a beauty and fashion addict that you’ve not had your fill of summery styles just yet then it looks like it might be time for you to jet off to somewhere in the world where the sun is still shining. Of course, before you head off anywhere, you need to plan out your “beach look”.

Nailing beauty and fashion is something anybody can do. It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are; fashion is all about accentuating your positive features, and you need to have the confidence you do that. If you’ve no idea where to begin with packing an entire summer wardrobe for your personal break then here are some tips to help you slay on your beach vacay.

Seven Seas Mermaid Hair Beach Spray

Your hair

First of all, a beach break is a time for daring hairstyles. Warm weather means there’s no need for wooly hats to cover up your luscious locks; let that hair reign free! Above all else, you need to strive to keep your hair healthy. Remember that heat and exposure to sunshine are both changes that will have an effect on your hair. The salt in the sea water and the effect of the sun’s rays will both damage your hair, so it’s best not to do your roots or anything too crazy before your vacation (it’ll need enough care and attention afterwards).

The key to achieving a stunning yet natural summer look with regards to your actual hairstyle, of course, is to get your hair out of your face so as to catch the sun; the classic pinned-back look with some beachy waves could look perfect. And so could the classic slicked back “wet look”. You’ll be heading into the sea anyway, so you might as well start as you mean to go on, right?

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Your face

Let’s talk about the aspect of the body that gives you the most grief: your skin. Don’t worry – you’re not alone in this endless struggle. We’ve all been in that position of seeing a brand new spot pop up just before we leave the house. Of course, that’s no good when you’re about to head on a beach vacation. You want to be showing off as much of your skin as possible to get a great tan. Whilst the sun will definitely help your skin by providing vitamin D and generally giving it a healthy glow, there’s a lot you can do to keep your face and body, as a whole, looking healthy. Whilst you should definitely have fun with different makeup looks (it’s your vacation, after all), you shouldn’t go overboard if you want your face to feel fresh and really enjoy all the effects of the sunshine. Give yourself a little break from wearing makeup now and again and keep yourself well hydrated (good general advice for warm countries) so as to keep your skin healthy and blemish-free.

In terms of keeping your face looking fashionable, you could look into light summery hats to wear; it all depends on your hairstyle, of course, but hats are definitely in right now. And in terms of eyewear, you could look into discount designer sunglasses to get that sleek and stylish summer look without breaking the bank. The point is that fashion doesn’t end once you get higher than the neck; have some fun accessorizing yourself.

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Your swimwear

Speaking of accessorizing, let’s get to one of the most fun parts of preparing your look for this beach vacation: your swimwear. A good rule of thumb is to bring one bikini for every day you’ll spend at your destination. You’ll be wearing bikinis for the majority of your time anyway, given that you’ll be in such a hot climate, so you might as well take this chance to really expand on your wardrobe. You could match your bikinis with light “cover-ups” just to add a bit of variety to your outfits and to provide yourself a warmer option for the later and breezier parts of the day.

Your packing technique

As a final piece of advice, make sure you’re very organized throughout the packing process. If you want to slay on your beach vacay then you don’t want to forget any essentials and you definitely don’t want to find that all your cute outfits are crumpled or smell like an old suitcase once you get to your destination. You could throw some dryer sheets into the case so as to ensure your clothes all come out smelling like roses and your summer outfits aren’t ruined by foul odors emanating from them.

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I actually didn’t know what a la mode meant until I saw the below scene from Little Miss Sunshine:

For a very long time, fashion has been one of the broadest and largest of humanity’s creations. All over the world, from the largest cities to the smallest villages, people care about the way they dress. Of course, though, fashion is much more than just the clothing you wear. In fact, there are loads of other areas you should be considering if you want to reach the tippity top of the ladder.

Of the fashion. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that fashion doesn’t just cover clothes. It extends to just about every area of life where we have a choice.

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Your Home

To begin, it’s important to think about your home. In most places, there are some areas to live which are much more desirable than others, and it isn’t just because of their value. A place can become fashionable simply because people like the way buildings have been built or because of the local shopping in the area. This doesn’t mean that it’s easy to choose the right options for you, though, and you’ll have to move to take full advantage of this.

If you’re not prepared to move, you still have some options to help you along the way. Interior design is just like clothing, and the most popular styles and themes will change all the time, making it hard for a lot of people to stay on top. To avoid this sort of issue, using sites like Pinterest can give you a good idea of what is popular when you’re decorating. Don’t just consider the styles which are popular, though, as these might disappear very quickly; think about options which have been around for awhile, and don’t seem to be going anywhere.

Your Belongings

Getting your house in order is just one of the steps you can take towards a more fashion-oriented you. Along with this, though, a lot of people will like to think about their other possessions, too. A product like a car, for example, can easily be unfashionable, especially if it comes from the wrong manufacturer. Along with this, phones, computers, and other electronic devices can also be chosen with style in mind. It’s important to consider functionality at the same time with something like this. But, in most cases, the options available will all have the same capabilities.

Your Other Half

I got lucky in that my Kendall is keenly aware of his style, but I know that not all guys are into clothes and looking sharp as he is. (We actually got a sweet compliment from our wedding photographer about our style together.) By looking through this site and that, you will be able to gather loads of helpful resources as you’re styling your sweetie. Tip though: just because you like something doesn’t mean he will. Kendall will never wear a floral, and I just have to get over that because I don’t want to change him… I just want to shop for him!

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Your Lifestyle

Finally, it’s time to think about the way that you live your life, along with some of the areas you shouldn’t change based on fashion. In recent years, one of the biggest fashion trends to hit the world has been fitness. Nowadays, more than ever, people want to be fit and healthy. Embracing trends like this is a great way to improve your life, while also doing something for your social standing. Of course, though, you shouldn’t do things simply because they’re fashionable, and there are loads of areas you should avoid following others in.

Politics is a great example of an area like this. In the modern world, social networks and other forms of media make it very easy to keep up with the world of politics. But, unfortunately, they can also make it a lot harder to know if you’re getting the facts. Along with politics, any other major life-changing decision should never be made based on other users of the internet. If you need to get your hands on information like this, it’s best to leave it to professionals to give it to you. Blogs are a great resource, and so are businesses working in the field you’re interested in.

Hopefully, this post inspires you to start working harder on fashion in all of the areas of your life. Not a lot of people look at fashion or trends in this way. Instead, they will only consider their clothing, ignoring some of the more important parts of life. Of course, though, fashion is for those that want it, and you only have to take it as far as you want to.

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This has been a weird weekend. I’ve either been partying or in pajamas and nothing in between. Kendall is pretty badly under the weather so we’ve hunkered down and Netflixed and chilled. This included the first six episodes of American Horror Story: Cult. It’s good! 10/10 would recommend especially because this season is very Evan Peters heavy. He’s been a celebrity crush of mine since he was in Sleepover because he’s hilarious and adorable.

AHS Quote Digital Print

I have gotten really into the whole AHS franchise. Yea, it’s gory, but the characters have kind of a sweet sadness about them, even the “bad” ones. While Freak Show was my favorite season, my favorite moment was actually in Murder House between Tate (Peters) and Violet (Taissa Farmiga). He gave her a rose painted black because a normal rose just wouldn’t cut it.

So I thought it was adorable. Keeping with the Halloween theme for last week, and because we watched like 6 hours of AHS this weekend, I was inspired to do the above print. It’s now available in my shop.

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Happy Friday… the 13th! The creeper that I am on the inside is so excited that this October has a Friday the 13th. Tonight, we’re sending off Roxanne with a little goodbye bash at the Hawthorne and best wishes for her move to Chicago! Then tomorrow is my 10 year high school reunion at Town Hall. Can I just say 1. ew when did I get this old? and 2. my old self is thrilled that the reunion is walking distance from my apartment! I kind of can’t wait to see a couple of my best girls from St. Andrew’s and introduce Kendall to a few of the guys I’ve stayed in touch with.

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Lately on the The CaroLøve:

I obv had to premier the witchy print above for Friday the 13th, but don’t forget that 20% of sales from my Marie print will go to Girls on the Rise for October’s Bullying Prevention Month!

Have you heard about the Coach name change? What do you think? (I hate it.)

No plans for little lions quite yet, but I would so take parenting advice from Dave Grohl’s mom.

Sorry Kendall, but there are actual psychological reasons I can’t stop won’t stop watching the Real Housewives franchise.

If you’re looking to donate to California in the wake of the fires, Naked Wines is collecting funds to help folks now and after the flames have died. Naked Wines actually supports family vineyards always and are ramping up their efforts to keep those vineyards alive through the fires and beyond.

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I wouldn’t know this because I was an angel (JUST KIDDING) but teenagers can be a little difficult. In all seriousness, I was really close with my parents and relatively well-behaved, as were my friends. And now that I’m older I have some friend who have kids and some approaching their teen years. I feel like being a teenager now is especially difficult with the onslaught of social media everywhere telling them how to look, where to shop, and how fast to grow up.

Finding the right presents for a teenage girl can be a real hassle. In most instances, they will pretend to feel less than thrilled with anything you purchase because you’re “old and uncool.” Still, some gifts always go down well, and you’ll find some fantastic suggestions on this page.  Now is the time to consider her newfound maturity and ensure you don’t make the mistake of buying something childish for their special occasion.

Of course, you don’t have to choose any of the items mentioned in this article. They are just here to offer some inspiration and point you in the right direction.

Sweet 16 Cupcake Toppers

Buy some theater tickets

If she loves the arts, it might make sense for you to purchase some tickets to see a show at the theater. Some of the best Broadway theatre productions at the moment include:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Hamilton
  • Hello Dolly!
  • Anastasia

However, there are lots more shows you might like to consider, and nothing is wrong with choosing a production by a local theater company. Sometimes that’s easier as you don’t have to make travel arrangements.

Book a weekend city break

Taking her away for the weekend is a fantastic move if you want to treat her for her birthday. You could stay in the US or brave a trip to Europe if you have enough cash to spend and you don’t mind traveling on a plane. Some of the most popular cities for breaks in the US include:

If you want to travel further afield, you might consider some of the following locations on the European continent:

  • London
  • Berlin
  • Milan
  • Barcelona

The decision is up to you, but people who visit those places tend to have an excellent time as there are lots of sights and attractions. Just be sure to make the arrangements a couple of months in advance or at the last minute for the best prices.

Get some luxury jewelry

Lots of teenagers want to look like adults, and that’s why you’ve probably spent a lot of money on designer clothing labels during the last couple of years. While some parents don’t want their kids to wear makeup until they’re older, most people have no issues when it comes to jewelry. So, take a look online and check out some of the most popular suppliers and specialists. Maybe she would like a thick gold choker or something with a little more bling? Perhaps she would enjoy something a little more elegant like a diamond ankle bracelet? Just shop around and see what you can find! Also, if you buy from mainstream jewelry companies, be sure to search for discount deals and coupons because sometimes they help you to save a fortune on the purchase price.

Give her a makeover

By the time most girls reach the age of thirteen, they have the minds of young adults. That often means that she will start to wear makeup long before they learn how to apply it correctly. If you’ve spent many mornings lecturing your bundle of joy about the state of her eyebrows, maybe she would benefit from a professional makeover? Specialists who undertake procedures of that nature will know how to make her look as beautiful as possible. If you want to find the best experts in your local area, just:

  • Search Google
  • Ask for recommendations on social media
  • Speak to any friends who recently got married

The latter suggestion is handy because most brides-to-be will spend a long time searching for the best makeup artist in the area. So, you could save yourself a lot of time if you know someone who’s just started their married life.

Invest in a new outfit

Buying clothing for a teen girl is somewhat of a minefield, and for that reason, you should always involve her in the process. However, you don’t want to remove the element of surprise from your birthday gift. So, visit stores in your hometown or search online for the best fashion brands. Ask your loved one to pick out a few different outfits she likes so you can choose from her shortlist. Failure to do that could mean you have an unhappy teenager on your hands when the big day arrives. Some of the best-selling fashion brands at the moment include:

  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Burberry
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dolce and Gabbana

Purchase some concert tickets

Does she love one music artist more than any other? Is her bedroom covered from wall to wall in Justin Bieber posters? Then it stands to reason that your not so little girl is going to love some concert tickets. Here are some of the most significant artists and bands performing live in the US this year:

  • Pink
  • Lauren Hill
  • Lady Gaga
  • Blink 182
  • Green Day

Pay for a driving experience

One of the most critical milestones in a person’s life is when they pass their driving test and get their license. Maybe you could give her a taste of what she can expect when she starts the learning process? There are many gift packages available that feature driving experiences and most of them are not going to break the bank. The best thing about that idea is that she will get to spend time in a luxurious vehicle and benefit from the guidance of an expert. With a bit of luck, the process will encourage her to pass that test as quickly as possible when the time comes. Just be sure to:

  • Check age limits and restrictions
  • Select a vehicle she will enjoy
  • Ride in the back and try not to have a panic attack

Consider a spa day

Sometimes everyone likes to relax at a spa. Spa resorts are excellent because they help people to unwind and feel rejuvenated. So, conduct some online research until you identify the most suitable establishment in your city. Read some reviews by other customers to ensure the company offers the services you require. Some spas even offer overnight accommodation, and so it’s possible to turn the expedition into a weekend adventure if that idea appeals to you both.

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