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I sometimes think of my blog as a paper doll or a mood board. It’s a place for my to put together looks that I may not ever wear IRL and that’s ok. Finding inspiration from other bloggers, or even one element of an outfit online can spark a whole look for me. This is one of those looks.

I have said multiple times that dressing for work is hard for me in the summer. I’m just kind of hot and miserable. Kristyn posted this Embellished Sheath Dress on Instagram a couple weeks ago and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I haven’t pulled the trigger on it because I haven’t decided about shopping for new work clothes before I start my new job, but it’s definitely on my wish list!

A dress like that doesn’t really need a necklace because of the embellishments, but I think the Piña Studs compliment the beading on the dress perfectly.

The bags I use for day-to-day need to be big enough for my planner, my wallet, phone, ipod, headphones, and “social pouchy” (the silly name by bestie and I call the pouches we move from purse to purse that’s pre-packed with essentials like mini-brushes and perfume samples). The Ted Baker London Blossom Leather Tote fits the bill AND it has cherry blossoms on it’ so this DC girl approves.

I’m kind of a little booboo b*tch when it comes to wearing heels. Just not a fan and I complain about my feet hurting and it’s bad time for everyone involved. The exception comes in two forms: a low, block heel, or a sweet pair of espadrilles like these Caterina Scalloped Cutout Suede Wedge Espadrilles.

It’s cooling down a bit (for now) but aside from that, offices are always chilly. I always keep a cardigan or a scarf like the Badgley Mischka Ocelot Jacquard Wrap at my desk. And don’t forget a great pair of sunnies like these Round Cat Eye Sunglasses, which have 100% UV protection.

Have you ever seen a piece that inspired a whole look?

 

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Just like endorphins, pink makes me so happy. I was going though some of my old posts and I found the ASOS Cotton smock dress with frill detail and it honestly made me smile. Pink was always my signature color growing up- Candace in blue, Caroline in pink. That’s how it always went. My bedroom was pink-walled with pink carpeting, and my dorm room was periwinkle and all shades of pink. As for my home decor now, I’ve toned down the pink exponentially (because living with a boy) but we do have subtle pink accents in our bathroom.

I’ve done some research, and with the psychology of the color pink, it’s honestly not surprising that pink has always been a favorite of mine. It’s considered to be feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy.

On the negative side (yes, there is a negative side to pink) it can be associated with being physically weak, over-emotional and over-cautious, having emotional neediness or unrealistic expectations, being naive, immature and girlish, lack of will power and lack of self worth. There you have it- the many faults of Caroline.

I’d rather focus on that good stuff though- pink represents empathy and sensitivity, which I think are two of my best traits. And I can wear them , literally, on my sleeve… or foot, or eyes…

ASOS always has a great selection of pink everything. I’m still eyeing the smock dress, but the other pink dresses I love are a little bit more formal (great for wedding guests!) Check out my other favorite ASOS pink bits and let me know- what is your signature color and why?

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ASOS Cotton Smock Dress with Frill Detail||PrettyLittleThing Embroidered Sheer Midi Dress||Chi Chi London Premium Lace Midi Prom Dress with Bardot Neck||Little Mistress Beaded Mid Dress with Tulle Skirt

New Look Metallic T Bar Loafer||Boohoo Espadrille Platform Sandal||ASOS PIPELINE Pointed Block High Heels||Adidas adidas Originals Haze Coral Stan Smith Sneakers||ASOS LORITA Ballet Flats

House of Holland Half Arsed Sqaure Sunglasses with Caged Half Frame||ASOS Oversized Square Embellished Sunglasses||AJ Morgan Plastic Aviator Sunglasses in Pink||ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses with Metal Sandwich & Pink Colored Lens

New Look Lace Hem T-Shirt||Fila Oversized Rugby Top With V Neck And Contrast Stripes In Mesh||Pull&Bear Ruffle Flute Sleeve Tee||ASOS T-Shirt with Tropical Print in Block Candy Stripe

 

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One of my favorite tops in high school was actually my mom’s Easter dress from when she was about the same age. It was a really light chiffon material with dainty red embroidery. I loved wearing it was a shredded denim micro-mini and my cowgirl boots. I was certainly finding my own style at the time, but it was cool to be wearing something that my mom also wore in high school.

Embroidery has been coming around in a big way. I actually fell in love with an embroidered utility jacket, but according to the size chart I’m like a large and that particular size is all gone so there we go. I’m especially loving the peasant-y dresses and floral shoes though! Such a pretty look for summer! (And the Betsey sneakers are a total dupe perfection move in case you don’t want to shell out the cash for the Gucci version!)

the carolove embroidered embroidery

 

Dresses: 1.Free People Perfectly Victorian Embroidered Mini Dress||2.Women’s O’Neill Tulip Embroidered Dress||3.Women’s O’Neill Cove Embroidered Swing Dress

Tops: 4.Women’s Sun & Shadow Embroidered One-Shoulder Top||5.ANTIK BATIK Floral Embroidered Top||6.Tory Burch Jillian Embroidered Eyelet-Sleeve Top

Bottoms: 7.7 For All Mankind Josefina Embroidered Boyfriend||8.Women’s Topshop Moto Embroidered Denim Miniskirt

Shoes: 9.Betsey Johnson Maya Embroidered Sneakers||10.Women’s Sam Edelman Jemmie Peacock Embroidered Espadrille||11.Women’s Kenneth Cole New York Olani Embroidered Wedge Sandal

Bags: 12.Star Mela Palma Embroidered Tote||13.Steve Madden Azalea Embroidered Hobo||14.Jsimba

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You’ve seen me rock Old Navy so many times- most recently here. I just live for their soft cotton that, really, holds up forever. I wouldn’t want to have to give up any of the brands I love, but if there was only one brand I was allowed to wear for the rest of my life, Old Navy would be it. Old Navy has grown up with me- from the yellow/ orange combo I picked out my first trip there in grade school, to sweaters I could afford to buy myself in college, to pieces I wear to work over and over again. If you ever need to stock up or refresh, head there, and don’t feel guilty about spending minor bucks for styles that will likely stick around for quite a while. Obviously, I’m obsessed with their dresses, but there’s so much going on at Old Navy right now that I’m just swooning over.

What’s your favorite guilt-free place to shop? Where can you always find the most perfect basic pieces?

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1.Fit & Flare Jersey-Knit Dress for Women||2.Sleeveless Cutout-Back Shift Dress for Women||3.Ruffle-Trim Cami Dress for Women

4.Tiered Lace-Trim Swing Dress for Women||5.Fitted V-Neck Tee Dress for Women||6.Jersey Swing Dress for Women

7.Jersey Pencil Midi Skirt for Women||8.Fitted Jersey Maxi Skirt for Women

9.Relaxed Graphic Crew-Neck Tee for Women||10.Relaxed Graphic Tee for Women||11.Relaxed Graphic Curved-Hem Tee for Women

12.T-Strap Tassel Sandals for Women||13.Driving Loafers for Women||14.Ankle-Strap Espadrilles for Women

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