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I have this thing with leopard. Pretty sure that mostly comes from not being allowed to wear it as a little kid. Mathy has come around and even rocks it herself occasionally, but to me its essentially a neutral for dressing up or down or sideways or whatever. My one rule is one leopard piece per outfit.

This rule is allowed to be broken if you’re a fabulous little old lady at church in which case pile it on and I cannot wait to be you one day. This is not something I’m making up. There’s a couple of women at St. John’s Lafayette who dress all the way up for church. I’m talking head to toe leopard with matching hat and gloves. And then they sneak out after communion and I like to imagine they go have a boozy brunch and flirt with cute waiters… but I digress.

Today I’m bringing you the ultimate extra skirt, styled two ways. I like to think of the first as “brunch” and the second as “New Year’s Eve” but to be honest you could call them “girls’ night” and “date night” or any title you want. Basically, one is more casual and the other more dressed up.

the carolove Leopard Sequin Pencil Skirt

Leopard Sequin Pencil Skirt

H&M Knit Sweater||BCBGeneration Sabrina Slip-On Leather Shoes||Shashi Mia Fan Tassel Earrings||Sam Edelman Carol Embroidered Velvet Clutch

H&M Stretch Shirt||Thalia Sodi Chain-Link Statement Necklace, Created for Macy’s||Inc International Concepts Carma Pointed Toe Studded Kitten Heel Pumps||Kitsch Eau De Betsey Perfume Crossbody

And I’m thinking about this skirt for my semi-Lisa Frank themed bachelorette part in February. Either that or a neon tutu- thoughts?

 

 

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Just when I think that Stella & Dot can’t get much better, they collaborate with Rebecca Minkoff, an award-winning designer and internationally admired global lifestyle brand. This collection captures the spirit of downtown New York City, where Stella & Dot’s jewelry is designed and handcrafted with love.

I love this collection because it combines designer items with mid-range prices plus that Stella & Dot quality and care I’ve become accustomed to. The jewel-tones in the colorful pieces such as the Pixie Studs make the collection a perfect addition to any autumn style. Meanwhile, the more delicate pieces, such as the Celestial Ear Climbers still come in fun, unexpected silhouettes.

I thought it might be interesting to do a complete Rebecca Minkoff look featuring the collaboration. It might be considered gauche to dress in head to toe of one designer, but if models can do it down the runway, why can’t we do the same skipping through life like it’s our own private fashion show?

REBECCA MINKOFF Pixie Studs||Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Dress||Rebecca Minkoff Brooke Mary Jane Pumps||Rebecca Minkoff Midnight Medium Leather Crossbody Bag

I’m also curious- if you could pick any one designer for Stella & Do to collaborate with next- who would it be and why? Let me know in the comments!

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Sometimes I see outfits on my friends and immediately wish they were on me. My girl Amanda of Whistle & Wild looked absolutely adorable at a casual friends meet-up a couple of weeks ago, and I thought I’d take a stab at recreating the look of this outfit with different pieces (and maybe without the hat because my moon face looks even rounder in hats like that.) I love her graphic tee tied into a crop with the maxi skirt + statement necklace, but then I flew off the handle with the accessories I chose. As a shorty, I have to pair maxi anything with heels or  wedges, and the more rose gold the better, in my opinion.

This kind of look is so fun for summer brunch or rooftop drinks. While we were all about the red, white, and blue for Red White and Fuego at Mission, I would wear this for margaritas with my señoritas any day. Clearly I’m into bright colors + playful prints, and now that I don’t have my sorority advisor telling me to “take one accessory off before you leave the house,” I have thrown that advice completely out the window.

the carolove palm tree pattern knot front crop tee

Palm Tree Pattern Knot Front Crop Tee||Ezcosplay Women’s Double Layer Retro Chiffon Long Skirt Elastic Waist Boho Skirt|Women’s Jaylen Wedge Sandal||Lydell NYC Statement Chain-Link Necklace, Rose Golden||Green Tassel Leather Earrings||Forrest glasses||Tassel Detail PU Crossbody Bag With Ring Handle

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… or watermelon. It’s funny- certain foods are only for certain times of the year. Watermelon is a summer-only food in my book. A summer-only flavor, even. I’m hoping that Mission brings back their watermelon margs for the 4th of July, but you’d never catch me drinking one in say, October. I have memories from my brief time with Girl Scouts of sitting in our leader’s backyard spitting seeds and laughing and enjoying the heat with a refreshing treat. It’s just fresh and light and, to me, not overly sweet. Kendall actually went grocery shopping solo and brought me back watermelon Perrier and it is SO GOOD. *she says as she sips it while writing this blog post*

Because watermelon is my flavor of summer, I also consider it to be a pattern or motif of summer. I’ve feature a lot of watermelon shizzz on the blog before, but I wanted to present it all in one place, plus some bonus pieces that I’ve found since.

Compania Fantastica Do Juicy What I See? Shift Dress||Be Bop Juniors’ Bandana-Print V-Hem Dress

Betsey Johnson Watermelon Slice Stud Earrings||Betsey Johnson Watermelon Slice Pendant Necklace

Vera Bradley Mini Saddle Bag||Sunnylife ~ Luxe Lie-On Float Watermelon ~ Red

Watermelon Cool It Y’all Tote||ban.do Watermelon Cooler Tote

See By Chloe Coin Purse in Pink.||Kitsch Thanks A Melon Crossbody

Katy Perry Geli Novelty Beach Sandals||ASOS GIANT Watermelon Wellies

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Annnd just like that it was June. Seriously, this year is going by so quickly. This month, my mom finishes out her final school year, Kendall comes home from training, and we get our engagement photos taken. It’s also Father’s Day and I’m going with my two local bridesmaids to pick out their dresses in person. Like I said on Saturday’s post, I’m not shopping this month. But a girl can still look!

the carolove june wish list

 

  1. I really will end up with this 3/4 Sleeve Tiered Gingham Tent Dress.
  2. Ditto the Checkered Ruffle Sleeve Keyhole Tie Back Smock Dress. For someone who used to hate gingham I love it now!
  3. I seriously love all things Tees And Tank You, but their Covfefe Shirt is cracking me up. I usually don’t try to get too political, but I think this lighthearted design kind of let’s me prove the point that I want to make.
  4. Never one to shy away from a great novelty bag, I’m obsessing over this Milk Box Cross-body Bag…
  5. … and this Tape Shaped Shoulder Bag. Note that both are under $30 because I’m over buying tiny bags for crazy prices. Looking at you Kate Spade!
  6. I know what I just said… but I can’t get over this Kitsch Strawberry Candy Crossbody.
  7. Like, I’m sure, many of you, my first perfume was Love’s Baby Soft Cologne Mist. With my allergies acting a mess, I’m thinking about going for this like scent for the summer!
  8. It’s great that at first glance these Betsey Johnson Boom Sneakers are just plan white sneakers then PEEK-A-BOO!
  9. Wishing I could apply for the job on this Women’s Wildfox Part Time Destructed Tee on LinkedIn.
  10. It’s official- mason jars are out and Light Bulb Novelty Drinking Glasses are in!
  11. I guess I kind of missed the sheet mask craze because the new guy in town is the Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask! This one I have to try.
  12. There’s this one Juicy dress I’ve had since college that I’m about worn into the ground. It’s still in great shape and somehow fits, but I love this Daisy Tile Ruffle Sleeve Dress as an alternative!
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