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I am so psyched that this week is only three days for Kendall and myself. We haven’t had a trip in a while, and we’re going to Charleston for Sahra’s wedding with a stop on the way down and back to Myrtle Beach to visit some of my family. We’re like really good at long car trips together, braving a week-long drive from Mississippi with several stops along the way when we moved him up here, and a few trips back by car since then.

Next week, I’ll have my Chowderfest trip too! Now that I’m a grown-up with a full time job and responsibilities, it’s not so often that I get a weekend away, much less two in a row. While the trips serve different purposes, the bulk of both trips is going to be pretty casual. I have a crazy gown for Sahra’s wedding, but I’ll spend most of both trips in pretty comfy attire (especially as Long Beach Island will be pretty chilly at the ‘fest).

This time of year is pretty tricky, weather-wise, so layers are key. So is a (practical) variety of footwear. I’m kind of over over-packing (I used to be so bad about this), so I’m rather strategic in what actually gets to come with me for a weekend away. I tend to pack in coordinating colors to mix and match.

the carolove getaway essentials

collage made with picmonkey

Women’s Obey Basel Cable Knit Sweater||L.L.Bean Blanket Scarf, Plaid||Free People – Jordan Tee Women’s T Shirt

Original Tour Women’s Rain Boots||Jessica Simpson Water-Resistant Hooded Raincoat||Perverse Declan 51Mm Keyhole Sunglasses||Women’s Sp Black Decon Raw Edge High Waist Skinny Jeans

Roxy – Peak Moments Striped Dress Women’s Dress||Women’s Leith Easy Circle Cardigan||GUESS – Disc Pendant w/ Tassel Y Necklace Necklace||Lucky Brand Women’s Eesa Block-Heel Booties Women’s Shoes

Cobian – La Paz Women’s Sandals||Vans Authentic Lo Pro Sneaker||Brown Buckle-Accent Tote Set

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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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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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I don’t typically wear a lot of blue, much less blue on blue, but this has been one of my favorite casual Friday outfits in a long time. The top is from Shoptiques, which I had heard of but never shopped at until my awesome cousin Dionne sent me a certificate for Christmas. The idea behind Shoptiques is pretty awesome-5,000 BOUTIQUES, 2,000 CITIES, 30 COUNTRIES, all in one place! I ended up with the top in this post, a striped dress, and a mini perfume (on major sale!)to keep at my desk. I love the way this top fits- I’m a big fan of the loose peplum look.

The sweater is actually from LuLaRoe. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard great things about this brand except from Gentry + one of my coworkers who lives in their leggings. I’d been invited to a couple LuLaRoe parties on Facebook but I never really got it. (Gentry explains how LuLaRoe typically works in her post linked above.) My church does an annual holiday bizarre and there was a LuLaRoe consultant there with a ton of merchandise. I tried on a couple things- the dresses hung (hanged?) really weird on me but I instantly fell in love with this buttery soft kimono/ cardi situation. Seriously one of the softest things I’ve ever owned. I also got a crazy pair of leggings which might not ever make their way on the blog but they are SUPER soft.

2 new (to me) brands that I tried and loved. New year, new shopping- what’s a brand that you’ve discovered recently? I’d love to know!

Outfit details:
Earrings: Kendra Scott||Arc Pendant Necklace: Stella & Dot||Pyramid Watch – Exotic: Stella & Dot||Odyssey Top: Shoptiques||Cardigan: LuLaRoe||AEO Denim X Super Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle||Kiel James Patrick Navy Nantucket Bow Bracelet: Brooks Brothers||Purse: Coach Outlet||Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic High-Top Sneakers: Converse
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Happy New Year!

With the arrival of 2017 comes a whole new bunch of glitzy, glamorous trends as well as bold innovative twists on old favorites. Finally, the fashion world will see a move away from the skinny jean, de rigueur for many seasons, and see the introduction of  structured tailored trousers as well as loud stripes, cute sneakers and artistic prints. These pieces are perfect for relaxed lunches, casual catch ups with friends and laid back board meetings, you’ll be able to dress them up and down all year long as well as mixing them with some wardrobe staples.

J.Crew – Polka-dot Tulle-trimmed Striped Jersey Top

Stripes

Known in the industry as the ‘new white T-shirt’ stripes will continue to dominate the catwalks and thus the shop windows this year. A smart monochrome striped shirt dress paired with chunky silver accessories and black wedges is perfect for work, while you’ll feel casual yet fashionable in a simple striped T-shirt, boyfriend jeans and nude ballet flats out on a coffee run. If you’re cute and curvy avoid horizontal stripes as they can make you look bigger than you actually are, for those who wish they had a more defined waist chevron stripes will help to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.

Kate Spade S070276

Cute Sneakers

Long gone are the days of plain white pumps. This is the year of the glitter, colored, and even cartoon style emoji patterned sneaker so the busier the better. Think purple satin, wild leopard and jewel coloured tones as well as embracing your creativity by planning your outfits around you snazzy sneakers. Bring out your inner dancing queen with a tulle skirt, lace top and silver glitter sneakers for a twist on the date night LBD. When summer comes step out in your satin sneakers paired with gorgeous Maxi dresses for beautiful, boho looks and don’t forget your cat eye shades.

Elie Tahari York Sleeveless Watercolor Maxi Dress

Artistic Prints

Unleash your inner artist by wearing one of 2017’s best trends yet comprising of pastel colored prints, watercolor inspired dresses and swirling multi-colored patterns. Designers continue to be inspired by past masters, new contemporary painters and even student art shows when it comes to creating these artsy, flowing garments. Pair a gorgeous silk print blouse with a pair of wide leg white trousers and statement cherry red mules for the ultimate outfit of the day.

Prada Suede Bow Mule Flat

Magical Mules

This year 90’s favorite the mule is once again going to dominate the street with high heel mules, flat mules, low block mules, velvet mules, sneaker mules and print mules all fighting for our love. The mule started making a comeback late last year, taking over from the impossibly high stiletto heel and women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. Over the next few months you’re going to see every style, color, and pattern of mule imaginable and you’re going to want every single pair!

Women’s Current/elliott Cable Knit Cardigan

Easy Elegance

We saw a glimpse of casual athletic wear on the runway last year and you’ll be pleased to know it’s making a welcome return. Structured shirts, slouchy cardigans and cropped trousers will be among the rise of easy elegance clothing which finally satisfies our desire to feel comfortable while looking gorgeous.

 

summer party supplies

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