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Let me first say that there is literally nothing wrong with being basic at it’s most *ahem* basic level. I like what I like and if a trazillion other girls are also wearing riding boots and herringbone vests and sipping pumpkin spice lattes, so be it. My former roommate and I actually threw a Pumpkin Spice Friendship party. I kid you not. And everyone had a blast!

I found an old-ish Cosmo article that defends basic-ness and my favorite line is:

Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having those same interests, however, does. Own your basic-ness, find your tribe…

(My tribe has a new uniform: my Sissy in law, Phi Sig Little, and I all just got this sweatshirt.)

But Fall has always been my favorite time of year- I hate being hot and love Halloween. I read once, I think in Cosmo too actually, that dressing in fall should actually be more fun because fall clothes have more substance than the dresses we throw on in the summer. I totally agree! I love sweaters and scarves and vests and textures and layers. I also look great in fall colors, tbh. Olive green, deep burgundies, amethyst purples. And with that, I bring you the basic essentials you should probably have for fall.

Monogrammed Herringbone Vest||Oversized Tartan Scarf||Pashmina Wrap Shawl

Women’s Tory Burch Adeline Boot||Style & Co Jamila Zip Booties, Created for Macy’s Women’s Shoes||Hunter Boots Original Tour Boots

Signature Cotton Fisherman Tunic Sweater||Boyfriend Long Sleeve Cardigan||Women’s Hinge Button Back V-Neck Sweater

Women’s Levi’S Patched Utility Jacket||Women’s Bp. Moto Leggings||Jones New York Plaid Cape

Piri Vegan Leather Saddlebag||Le Pliage PVC Coated Leather-Trim Tote||AGP Apparel Leopard Clutch

Jaya Tortoise Pendant||Jaya Tortoise Cuff||Mac glasses

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I didn’t even realize that we’d hit September until late Friday night, but isn’t it kind of cool how as soon as September hit, so did some fall weather? I’m not going to be fooled- I know we’ll probably have a few more summery days before fall actually hits later this month, but it’s o much fun to start thinkin’ boots and sweaters and all. pumpkin. everything.

September is going to be a super fun month. Kendall and I are road-tripping down to Charleston, NC for a wedding and stopping to see family in Myrtle Beach on the way down and back. Then the following week, I’m going on my annual girls trip to Chowderfest on Long Beach Island, NJ. I just want to buy Tiffany and I all matching outfits and wear our boots and tromp around eating seafood for a weekend. It’s going to be great!

What do you have planned for September?

I’m no stranger to animal print, and I think I want to add a leopard clutch + leopard booties to my arsenal of accessories. Actually, lets throw in a leopard puffer vest too! Not to wear together. I’m not that crazy.

Homegirl was literally just gluing her makeup brushes back together this weekend. Perhaps I need a new set that matches my cute pink, black, and white bathroom?

I keep saying I want another pair of loafers since I have just about worn through my gold Coach pair and I’m considering getting a pink pair just because pink isn’t a traditionally fall color BUT WHY CAN’T IT BE?

This is a purse shaped like a PSL. That is all.

Speaking of PSL- my future Sissy in law and I are getting matching basic fall extravaganza sweatshirts.

I’m also really, really wanting a monogram sherpa situation. How cozy, amiright?

I haven’t found a pair of nude heeled boots that fit my foot right, so I might try the Via Spiga Beckett Tall Boot.

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One over 3 years ago (my first ever blog post!)

My first blog post would include a bottomless mimosa brunch.

Did you know in Portland, Oregon, they simply brunch with really awesome, organic everything food? I was shocked to hear that my co-worker, the birthday boy, had never heard of bottomless brunch until he moved here, and I was delighted that he wanted bottomless mimosas included in his birthday weekend.

Brunch is not only just an excuse to day drink, but also an excuse to day drink while dressing up for breakfast food. This combines at least three of my favorite things. It wasn’t unbearably cold in The District yesterday, so I could have a little bit more fun with my outfit.

With it being winter, I’m into layers. On top I wore a plain black long sleeve under a slouchy sweater from Loft (my staple store). The skirt is actually a child-sized Ralph Lauren (my staple brand). Boots are Etienne Aigner from Piperlime. I got them last year but it seems like the two-tone trend has hit BIG time in the city this year. I’ve become quite a fan of boot socks as well- I have about five different colors from Target. Threw on two long strands of mama’s pearls (a huge perk of living at home still is shopping in her closet) and moved all my essentials into my adorable new Kate Spade bag (guys- THERE ARE SPADES ON IT!) and I was ready to go.

NoPa is nestled in Chinatown a couple blocks from the Verizon center and right near the Spy Museum. I was the first one to get there and we had a private room, which was really nice as we were a big, loud group. Almost all of us ordered the mimosa brunch: “infinite” mimosas (which they cut off at three in the afternoon), and two three we’re not really sure how many courses since the waiter told us something different from the menu. The food was INCREDIBLE. I had the smoked salmon appetizer, the eggs Benedict, and the mulled cider dessert. All of it was fantastic. I will say, the boys on either side of me ordered pâté and it seemed weird it didn’t come with crackers or bread or anything. I don’t even eat the stuff and knew that was off. Our service was a little weird. The waiter asked the birthday boy to let him finish talking before he asked questions. Rude. My eggs Benedict came out wrong as did the girl’s down the table, so by the time we got our right order, everyone else was almost done. And don’t call your mimosas infinite if they are not. But all in all it was a good time and who doesn’t enjoy getting mimosa buzzed all Sunday? I’ll give them a 3 out of 5 and maybe try going back with a smaller group.

Snag the Look (more of a focus on the navy color)

Add accessories liberally! Let your Blair Waldorf flag fly free!

x0x0 Caroline

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Happy last day of January! With February coming in fast, all I’ve been thinking about is Valentine’s Day, so I apologize if you’re not into it because I have at least a few more Valentine’s Day related posts coming your way.

I came across this adorable sweater last year around Valentine’s Day, but I wear it year round as coze clothes or over my yoga tanks. I wanted to try dressing it up for work, and since I’ve been playing around with pattern-mixing, the gingham in the same red + white seemed like just the thing. There was actually snow on the ground in DC yesterday morning, then it got progressively colder as the day wore on- reminding me just how wonderful the whole button-down-under-a-sweater layering thang could be. And don’t worry ma (or Kendall), I’m not barelegged, I just found the most amazing nude pantyhose at Macy’s this year. They’ve held up better than most of my sheer tights and I still get to show off my legs without freezing. Win/ win.

I am pretty obsessed with this poppin’ red though. This time of year, when it’s so gloomy and chilly, it’s nice to put on something bright and top it off with a smile.

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Outfit details

Heart Elbow Patch Sweater: Groopdealz||Gingham button-down: Talbots Outlet||Skater skirt: Ralph Lauren Factory||BANDOLINO Camme – Wide Calf Leather Boots: Lord + Taylor||Round Sunglasses: Loft||Ralph Lauren Tote: Macy’s

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While I love a good, sleek, black outfit as much as the next person, I also have a soft spot for winter pastels. There’s just something about them that’s softer during a time of year when we need softness more than ever. I was especially inspired by McKenna Bleu’s post from Vail. She rocked so much pink in all different shades, but I really loved the pastel pink. Isn’t there just something so cuddly about the softer shades? If you’re not about to add winter pastels to your wardrobe, per say (not many people can pull off pale yellow in a big way), a cute hat or mittens are the way to go.

How do you lighten up your cold, dark winter days?

the carolove winter pastels

1.‘Chloe’ Rain Boot||2.Double pom beanies||3.Calvin Klein Fuzzy Knit Fingerless Convertible Mittens

4.muk luks Women’s Sofia Slippers||5.Mudd® Chunky Knit Faux-Fur Pom-Pom Hat||6.Muk Luks Women’s Textured Long Flip Mittens

7.Pistil Billie Pom Beanie – Women’s||8.100% Baby Alpaca Wool Yellow Scarf from Peru, ‘Lovely Lemon’

9.Lands’ End Women’s Chunky Cable Beanie-Oxford Blue Fairisle||10.The North Face Cable Knit Mitt||11.Women’s Nordstrom Striped Cashmere Scarf

12.Marled beanie||13.Muk Luks Women’s Delanie Boot Slipper||14.Marled fringe scarf

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