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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 3/8/16

Remember last week or whenever how it got nice? And then it freaking SNOWED at the end of the week? And it wasn’t even nice snow it was gobs of slush. Gross. I was so ready for the week to end already and that was just the ice(ing) on the cake.

Anyway, I guessss it’s ok because it gave me a chance (maybe my last one of the season) to rock my Topshop from Nordstrom leopard fur coat (last seen here). I wanted to be both cozy and cute as I slid into the weekend and I think I got this.

Now, let’s talk weekend essentials. You know I love a good backpack, but the one I got last year was a little small. Hi gorgeous Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder. The backpack so nice that my mom bought me the same one. And if you’re constantly on the go like me, you probably have a snack or two in your bag. When Myprotein asked if I could try some of their products, I jumped at the chance. I ordered Protein Cookies in white almond, Protein Chox in caramel nut, and their 100% peanuts peanut butter. I’ll be honest, the cookies were a little too almond-y for me, it was almost overpowering. And I could really taste whatever extra protein was in it. But the chox were great! They taste like a heartier snickers and are definitely better for your if you’re like me and have a 3:30 in the afternoon chocolate craving. The peanut butter? On apples, one of my favorite snacks/ deserts.

How do you get ready for the weekend?


Overlapped triangles earrings c/o ezra||Similar leopard coats here, here, here||Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder||Similar knit scarves here, here, here||Similar raw quartz necklaces here, here, here||Wine sweaters here, here, here||Vegan Leather Tuxedo-Stripe Leggings (very similar)||OTK boots here, here, here

Thank you to Myprotein + ezra for the gifted goodies in the post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to my readers for supporting the businesses that support LBC1!


How ’bout this weather, huh? I’m currently putting this post together at 1:33PM on Wednesday and it’s 77 degrees and looks like  storm might hit in a little. There is also a chance of snow on Friday. WHAT?! And this is why everyone is sick and miserable.

Last Saturday, in the middle of my feeling pretty nasty, it was simply gorgeous out in the morning in DC. Because I wasn’t feeling so hot, I was actually extra warm and the thought of wearing much of anything was not appealing. Kendall was gearing up for his monthly trip to Mississippi for drill, and I was heading out to my meet my mom for lunch and light wedding planning. Of course I’m going to grab a good old Old Navy sundress and go from there. Urban Expressions had sent me a couple new pretty bangs to replace my broken Gia, and I couldn’t wait to take my Faith for a spin. The light blue + pink combo was giving me total rose quartz + serenity vibes. Of course my music-lovin’ self is adoring the guitar strap purse trend, and the studs make it even just a little bit edgier.

Something else I’m loving right now? I stepped from my silver to a lavender CELEB LUXURY VIRAL COLORWASH shampoo. It’s definitely more bold, but I love that it goes in and out of my hair so easily. In couple washes with “normal” shampoo, I can be back to blonde. I’m just having fun with it. I kind of like my unicorn/ fairy/ troll/ whatever hair, and I’ve been getting compliments from just about everyone but Mama D who I think is having flashbacks to when I was Avril Lavigne for several months in college. If you want to try it yourself in a more contained way, DCists can hop over to Illusions and get some fun color up in that hurr professionally. My DC stylist, Amanda, has me hooked!What do you think about it, honestly?

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Outfit details:

Necklace + earrings: BaubleBar||Bar III Flyaway Faux-Leather Jacket: Macy’s||Faith bag c/o Urban Expressions||Dress: Old Navy||Rose gold sneakers: Steve Madden

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Trolls was honestly one of the cutest movies I’ve ever seen and despite the fact that it’s been months since we saw it, I listen to the soundtrack once about every day. My favorite scene is my favorite song, Get Back Up Again, sung by Anna Kendrick as Poppy. It’s been kind of my go-to pep me up song since I saw the movie, and I was feelin’ it especially this past Friday.

It’s not much of a secret that I fell into my job by accident. My CFO and my boss are behind me 100% in my attempt at moving careers into something I’m more interested in. Last week, I had an interview that went well, but for the third time in the past year, it came down between myself and someone with more experience. I was crushed. Every time that happens all I hear is, “well, you’re not *quite* good enough.” It hurts, it stings and it can be really hard to dust myself off and keep trying. But you know what? I got myself some Chipotes for lunch, listened to Poppy repeatedly say GET BACK UP AGAIN, and had a wonderful happy hour with friends.

It’s not always cupcakes and rainbows and glitter- but for me, it is a lot of the time. Something great is around the corner for me, for sure, but I can’t forget that in the now, I’m surrounded by love and good people and I’m happy, safe, and taken care of.

Trolls may have been a movie for kids, but the moral was basically that you are responsible for your own happiness- there’s no magic cheat that can make you happy. Not that the fact that it was a kid’s movie would deter me- the shirt is from the Trolls collection at Macy’s (I got it for $3 so it’s totally gone now) and the kicks are kids’ from Target (my specialty).

What makes you happy when you’re feeling down?

Outfit details:

Cold shoulder top: Macy’s||Girls’ Betseyville Pallas Hidden Wedge Sneakers: Target||Necklace: Groopdealz||Quay Australia Sunglasses: ASOS||kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Stone Drop Earrings: Macy’s||Strawberry bag: Kate Spade Surprise Sale

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Last week, I brought you my gifts for guys. This week, I’m showing love to my GALentines. Before our girl Leslie Knope made it popular, I was hosting little dinners for my best gal-pals in high school around Valentine’s Day. My family has belonged to Montgomery Country Club since I was in kindergarten, and they always helped me set up the cutest events- big or small. For this particular dinner, we bought in balloons + decor, plus they made us a special, personalized menu.

Not saying you have to go all out and host a dinner, but I do think it’s important to remember the ladies who make a positive impact on your life- supporting, uplifting, and generally making your world a brighter place. I know that Valentine’s Day is often dismissed as being created by card + candy companies, but I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- there is nothing wrong with any day that is marked by the message of love.

1.Sugarfina Champagne Bears Gummy Candy||2.Diptyque Eau Rose Eau de Toilette, 100 mL||3.Jolene Vegan Saddlebag w/ Chain Detail

4.Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses||5.KAYU Cheers Herringbone Straw Clutch||6.Women’s Baublebar Crispin Drop Earrings

7.Clinique ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm – Bountiful Blush||8.Women’s Baublebar ‘Globe’ Multistrand Beaded Necklace

9.Women’s Echo Strawberry Print Silk Scarf||10.Women’s Topshop Tokyo Blossom Tee||11.Happy Plugs Rose Gold Earbuds

12.Federica Moretti Knit Beanie w/ Nylon Bow||13.Women’s Topshop Dip Dye V-Neck Sweater||15.Tory Burch Logo & Heart Charm Key Fob, Pink

Did it not seem like it took for.ev.er. for February to get her? Yeesh. But it’s here! It’s time for hearts and flowers and pink hopefully hints of spring because this winter has been nowhere near wintery enough so I’m over it. I also see February as pre-March aka pre-My-Birthday-Month. Last year I was so freaked out about being in a wedding every month that I didn’t even want to celebrate. I did end up celebrating, because I have awesome friends and family, but this year I vow to get back to my birthday queen self.

But I digress- it’s not my turn yet. It’s February’s turn! This month’s wish list is full of all things pink, soft, and sweet. Here’s to all of the hearts and hoping we get some more snow.

the carolove february wish list

1.COACH Woman’s Odette Casual Loafers||2.Betsey Johnson Women’s Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch||3.kate spade new york Keds® glitter sneaker, multi

4.Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit||5.Betsey Johnson Boxed Kitsch Pouch||6.Clover Drops

7.Jonathan Adler Champagne Pop Candle||8.Women’s Hunter Original High Gloss Boot

9.Women’s Leith Flounce Midi Dress||10.Women’s Betsey Johnson Faux Fur Jacket||11.Women’s Free People Odyssey Tee

12.Adidas Superstar Original Fashion Sneaker, White/Pink||13.Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette||14.Furla zip around make up bag