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Last Wednesday, Bubbles & Bloggers had one of our coolest meetups yet. We headed down to Ivy City to Republic Restoratives to enjoy our custom Fresh In The District cocktails, learn about how Fresh Wave works, snack on some delicious treats from Homeshed Kitchens, and leave with the cutest Scout gift bags. While I’d certainly heard of Scout, I didn’t know much about the other brands an d it’s always fun discovering new places and products with my favorite ladies.

Republic Restoratives is woman-founded, “community funded and community driven,” making it the perfect place for a gathering of community minded women to get together. The space itself is really awesome- Dani and I were brainstorming future events while we were still there. Our Fresh In The District was delicious and made just for us! I’m not sure if they’re keeping it around as a permanent item on their menu, but I would recommend if you can get down there to try it!

Fresh Wave is a new-to-me company, but many of the ladies at the event had heard of them and love their products. I’m huge on candles, fragrance, and freshness in my home, but the difference between some of the scents that I use and Fresh Wave is that their products are all-natural. No harsh chemicals. No heavy perfumes. No toxic ingredients. While it was brought up that this is great for pets and kids, let’s be real- natural is better for everyone! I’m currently using the odor removing gel that came in my gift bag and I love the scent!

Thank you to Republic Restoratives, Fresh Wave, Homeshed Kitchens, and Scout for a wonderful night out, and of course to Dani for planning!

Dani with the Fresh Wave gals

We like to have themes for our meetups which makes for awesome pictures in semi-coordinating outfits, and our theme was green. Weirdly enough, I don’t actually own a whole lot of green, so I went for greenery instead with my tropical dress from Old Navy. I love love love the pattern on the dress but the dang thing shrank in the wash, making it a cute tunic.

Photos by Dani

Outfit details:

Sleeveless Cutout-Back Shift Dress for Women: Old Navy||York Necklace: Stella & Dot||Similar sandals here||Similar cardigans here||Similar bracelet here

Tropical print dresses:

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TGIF

I can’t believe June is halfway gone- where has this entire year been going!? Kendall will be home within 48 hours and I cannot wait until we are back in our little routine! Speaking of- so sorry my TGIFs have naht been happening. I’m the craziest I think I have ever been at work and my energy is zapped. I’ll try to be better because I love sharing links with you!

June 2017 Calendar Printable

This week on The CaroLøve

Happy Father’s Day to all the papas out there! I’ll be going home to see mine on Sunday, but next year, I’m hoping that Brunch on the Baselines happens again because I would LOVE to take Daddy D! Thanks to Angelica for sharing!

Didya hear the news?!? Bubbles & Bloggers is now on Twitter! Check us out and connect with us there! We’ll be sharing member posts + fun updates!

If you’ve been following me since Little Bitty City One, you may remember that I had a couple of roommates and a catmate who I absolutely adored. Meghann is now taking in fosters and you can follow their adventures on kittersofgeorgetown!

Sophie of Rosé Media weighed in on First Lady Melania Trump’s Instagram- why it’s so bad and how to avoid the same mistakes.

On a serious note, you may have already heard about the local woman who was bitten by a snake in her own home. Christie is actually my manager for my yoga studio job, and not that anyone deserves to be bitten by a snake in their own home, but she really didn’t. Please keep her in your thoughts as she recovers.

Have a wonderful weekend! Have fun and make good choices!

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Health is a weird and strange thing – even when we are in a great spell of health, we can still get struck down by illness. However, if we live a healthy lifestyle, we will give ourselves and our bodies the best chance of bouncing back. We need to be healthy so that we get the most out of our lives. Whether that’s eating well and sticking to a healthy diet, or exercising – ideally both, we should try our best to be healthy and live a rewarding and healthy lifestyle to give us the best shot of living a great life!

However, as we said – being healthy can’t save you from every issue. Walking down the street might bring pains. Even accidentally bopping your nose can cause a bunch of issues. Sometimes, this can lead to surgery to repair busted ligaments in an ankle, or even a wonky nose thanks to an accident! Surgery is almost, almost a natural part of modern life and is a way for us to fix issues to try and enjoy a more comfortable life. Certainly, serious surgery can be unavoidable as it might be something that saves a life, but most surgeries are for purposes of comfort to fix issues that could lead to debilitation later in life. Whether your surgery is needed according to experts, whether it’s there for cosmetic reasons, – whatever the reason – surgery is something that you need to prepare for. Unfortunately, you can’t just lie around and wait for it.

Doctor Office Decor

Regardless of the surgery you need, you have to prepare. Firstly. you’ll have a consultation where your needs will be examined, and options will be presented to you – some of these options might be outside of surgery, and you should ideally opt for the choices that you can enact yourself to help your body before you need surgery – or to avoid it. Surgery is stressful. Sometimes, surgery can’t be achieved due to health issues, and you will be notified of this at a consultation. These might be health issues that you can modify – like weight. You’ll need to act on this so you can ensure surgery is an option.

Surgery is something with options as well – don’t pigeonhole yourself. If you feel like your consultation didn’t achieve what you want – get a second opinion before you return to give the go-ahead to surgery. If your second consultation ends up the same as your first, you’ll have a definite answer as to your options.

We must remember that surgery is a stressful process for the body. You are placed under heavy anesthetic and put to sleep, and then go under the knife. It’s not natural, and you are not suited to it. If you can avoid surgery, try to do so – but this is not always possible. Sometimes we need it to solve little niggles – but as said, you need to get ready – surgery isn’t done for fun! However, if you can prepare yourself well, your surgery might not even be that stressful!

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When you’re into fashion, summer really is the perfect time to have fun with your look. You don’t have to worry about wrapping up in layers to keep warm and dry, so no throwing on a big coat and boots with every outfit you put together. Instead, you have far more flexibility/ Plus Summer clothing tends to be more colorful and bold than anything you can find over the autumn and winter, so fantastic for really making a statement. There are certain accessories and trends that have trickled down from the runway and into our favorite stores, if you want to get on board here are a few things to try this summer!

Frasier Sterling Party Like It’s 1999 Silver Choker Necklace

Chokers

Chokers have been on trend for some time now, and aren’t set to go anywhere just yet. While big statement jewelry chokers are popular (and can look fantastic on a night out) when it’s warm in the daytime you could go with something lighter and more comfortable. Even bootlace style tie chokers can bring something to an outfit but won’t feel like it’s weighing you down. Other jewelry trends include asymmetrical earrings– something to try if you’re feeling really brave! And bold pendant necklaces. These are a great way to perk up any plain looking summer outfit.

Eye Catching Belts

Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga accessorized their outfits on the runway with old, eye-catching belts- so expect to see similar kinds of styles hitting the stores this summer. Again it’s another easy way to perk up a simple outfit. Denim shorts, a tank top and sandals make a simple summer outfit- a statement belt could really bring it to life. If you keep everything else quite simple and go for one bold piece it brings personality without being overkill.

Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized sunnies continue to stay on trend in 2017- great news since they’re a flattering and easy to wear style giving you instant glamor. Plus larger sunglasses protect the eye area better meaning fewer UV rays to damage the delicate skin around the eyes. Be sure to try on a wide selection of sunglasses to find a pair that really suits your face size and shape. Aviators are a classic and are a style you can wear time and time again if you want something that makes less of a statement.

Knee High Athletic Socks

Knee high socks look super cute, the perfect addition to a pair of shorts. They’re ideal if you’re not too keen on your legs since they covered them up- and they also protect them too if you’re going on hikes or playing sports (or if it gets a bit chillier one day). All in all, they are a fun way to accessorize an outfit and can be practical in some cases too. Some designers have even showcased them with wedges and sandals, but if you’re not quite on board with this trend, you can play it safer with a pair of sneakers.

What trends and accessories are you most excited to try out this summer?

 

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Getting to dress up in a theme is one of my favorite things to do, and the 4th of July is one of the best holidays for that. In DC, it’s already heating up and I’m trying to figure out how to wear as little as possible while still representing that red, white, and blue. I’m especially excited that I get to celebrate with my army guy since he’ll have returned to me. (EEK! He’ll be home Friday/ Saturday and I CANNOT WAIT!)

While his outfit is probably consisting of either this shirt or these shorts I picked up for him the last time he was away, I haven’t figured mine out. I kind of want to wear this dress or this one, but I can’t find either. I’m starting to think there’s a troll in my closet eating my clothes- either that or there’s a purple bin I haven’t touched since I moved in. REGARDLESS- what is this patriotic princess to do?

If you’re trying to figure out an insta-worthy outfit on a budget, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces under $50 to help get you started. I can’t wait to see all that red, white, and blue!

the carolove 4th of july outfits under 50

Floral Cat Ear Headband||Grayson Threads Women’s Red, Wine, & Blue Americana Tank Gray||FOREVER 21+ American Flag Print Sneakers

Relaxed Americana Graphic Tank for Women||Be Bop Juniors’ Bandana-Print V-Hem Dress||POPTIMISM! Women’s Popsicle Print Jelly Tote Handbag – Blue

Distressed American Flag USA Star Design Womens Fashion Shorts||American Flag Classic Horn Rimmed Patriotic Sunglasses||Ayliss Women’s Sexy Cut out back Bohemian Casual Loose Romper Playsuit

Jack by BB Dakota Tavon Printed Chambray Snap Front Dress||INC International Concepts Women’s Gallena Popsicle® Collection Flat Sandals, Only at Macy’s||Bardot Floral Print Pom Pom Trim Dress

 

 

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