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Although technically Sarah‘s engagement party wasn’t a holiday party, it was a party during the holiday season so close enough, right?

Dani and I totally Lucy and Ethel-ed it the whole day. We met up for pics in the chilly morning, ran a couple errands in Georgetown, got a bite to eat, and off we went. One might think that a couple of girls who text mostly all day every day would run out of things to talk about and one would be wrong. We bounced around ideas for Bubbles & Bloggers, our own blogs, weddings, relationships, friendships- it was perfect girl time.

It was also the perfect excuse to wear my jazzy jumpsuit. It’s somehow comfy, elegant, and unexpected all in one. That’s why I wore it to NYFW last year. The jumpsuit is great base for an outfit to accessorize and doll up as necessary. This time around, I paired it with another one of my favorite jackets and leopard heels I’ve been waiting for a reason to wear. Plus I brought along my leopard loafers just in case I wimped out on heels. I didn’t because my little Steve Maddens were actually super comfy!

The party itself was held at Pippin Hill Farm and was absolutely lovely. Sarah was absolutely glowing and such a sweet hostess, making sure to introduce everyone. Her fiancé’s family hosted and there was a beautiful selection of wine, beer, and nibbles. The backdrop was really the icing on the cake and I would love to go back to spend more time there. Congrats Sarah + Gerald! I can’t wait to celebrate more with you both!

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit: Loft||Heels: Steve Madden||York Necklace: Stella & Dot||Betsey Johnson #Basic Pumpkin Spice Latte Mini Chain Strap Crossbody: Macy’s||Dainty sparklers bow studs||BB Dakota Women’s Peppin Drape Front Jacket, Army Green

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Happy Black Friday! I am probably 10 hours into a 17 hour drive and not doing any shopping today, but I’m excited to explore a new city with Kendall, adding Baton Rouge to the list! I hope everyone had a lovely day with family and friends yesterday.

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Lately on The CaroLøve:

Did you happen to catch my Like A Boss print on Lee’s Girl Boss Gift Guide?

With all the stress of the holidays coming up, I’m loving this Self Care Gift Box!

But speaking of self care, I’m also really in agreement with this article. Self care should not be a fad, but something you actually do to take care of yourself constantly. via Thought Catalogue

Since I’m spending most of my Black Friday in a car, I thought I’d round up some great sales for you (and maybe me, to use from my phone):

  1. Lulu’s– everything is on sale, up to 90% off, free shipping on every order with the code BESTFRIDAY
  2. Minted– BLACK FRIDAY: 20% OFF HOLIDAY CARDS, GIFTS, FINE ART, AND HOME DECOR $150+ | 15% OFF EVERYTHING. Code: BF2017, EXP FRI 11/24
  3. Nordstrom– extra 20% off select sale items
  4. Nordstrom Rack– (Online only) take 30% off clearance
  5. Old Navy– 50% off entire purchase
  6. J. Crew– 40% off online and in stores with the code THANKU
  7. J. Crew Factory– 50% off online and in stores
  8. Ann Taylor– 50% off everything with the code THANKFUL

Don’t forget if you’re shopping online to sign up for ebates (if you haven’t already) and earn cash back!

 

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Wedding plans at Pride Rock are moving along quite nicely. This is in large part due to Mama D and her graciously helping out with phone calls and appointments, but I do have to say that The Mayflower is the world’s best venue and they make things pretty easy with their super inclusive package. Our wedding cake from Fluffy Thoughts is actually included!

So on Saturday, Mama and Daddy D met us at their darling little location in Virginia for a tasting and to talk design. We picked out 4 flavors ahead of time and tasted them all with a combination of fillings and icing. The cakes were basically deconstructed so tried a bit of this and that and came up with something all our own. It was super fun and I don’t think we could have gone wrong with any of the choices.

I like to get a little dressed up any time I do anything for this wedding. I wanted an outfit that could take me from the tasting to dinner and a comedy show in the evening and I’ve been looking for a reason to wear this sweater/ vest combo. Once again, something my mom picked up on her travels. The vest is SO cozy.

Funny story about the flats. Kristyn had them way before me and I’ve had my eye on them since. I snagged them for 50% off during a recent sale. But then, somehow, they got delivered to the building down the block from me. Before I knew this, I contacted Ann Taylor to let them know the tracking said delivered but they never showed up. They refunded me. I felt so guilty when I tracked them down that I actually let them know, but they never took the money back. SO I got them for free, with a free conscious to boot.

 

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First Friday of November and I managed a TGIF post- this bodes well for the rest of the month. It’s going to be a crazy time leading up to the holidizzles, but an exciting one! We have our cake tasting this month, we’re seeing Iliza again, Thanksgiving, another wedding… all good things!

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Lately on The CaroLøve:

If you’re a Stranger Things fan, I really hope you’re following this twitter account.

No idea how I started following Alissa but I love her posts! How cute is her bar cart?

Speaking of prettiness for homes- woof. West Elm. You’ve outdone yourself with this duvet cover! One day, when I have a guest room, it’ll be pink.

In my perusal of Amazon where I just have a never-ending wish list that I rarely actually buy from- I found a Millennial Pink list. I have lots of thoughts about this which I will put in a whole other post but I’m just super loving this color.

I finally jumped on the loafer slide train with the Siena Haircalf Bow Loafer Slides. I got mine half off free but that’s a story for another time when I can get my life together and do an outfit shoot.

Put on the list of things I absolutely don’t need- China “paper” cups from Tiffany. via Town & Country

I <3 Hocus Pocus as much as the next witch, but what if it isn’t really a good movie? via Entertainment Weekly

Have a great weekend!

 

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 4/28/16

As much as I love playing with color and fun accessories, I realized that my style has matured in the past year or so. Yes, I still love Loft, but recently, I’ve been all about Ann Taylor. They’ve had some killer sales and I see no problem paying for pieces that I know will hold up, both in quality and in style. I normally go with dresses, but having some great solid pieces that I can mix + match is important too. I’m kind of shocked at the fact that I just got the items in this post a couple weeks ago and they’re already gone from the Ann Taylor site, but I guess that’s just how retail is. I linked similar pieces below!

Pause for a sec- didn’t realize that you couldn’t tell the skirt I’m wearing is actually a great green. I’m still learning my camera, and my sweet boyfriend actually took these pictures for me. Lesson learned- use the flash? Or something. Blogging is a learning experience. Thank you Kendall for indulging me in taking these! x0x0

The bag was kind of a whole situation to get. I finally bit the bullet and ordered it, since I’d been eyeing a customized Roll-Up Bag for forever. There was a huge price drop, so I went for it! I figured since this was a company started in Georgetown, I should rep the city and designed my bad with a cherry blossom stamp. At the same time, I also ordered the Mini Wings Bag as presents for Kendall + my friend Tiffany. Everything came in looking wonderful, but my bag didn’t have the cherry blossom stamp. It had this other chevron-type pattern that I was way less excited about. None of the email addresses I had for the company worked, so I reached out to their (old) PR reps who put me in contact with the owners. I had my new bag within the week, and have been using it ever since. I don’t have to tell you the company that these bags remind me of, but I adore that my bag is personalized just for me. 🙂

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Lace Yoke Top [Funny enough, this one is from Loft]||Roll-Up Bag||Lace pencil skirts here, here, here||Phlox Collar-Pink||Phlox Drops-Pink||Similar sandals here, here, here

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