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I could not be more thrilled that Stella & Dot, my favorite jewelry retailer, now offers adorable tops. The tops are mostly solid, offering a blank canvas to doll up with their jewelry and other accessories. Although I’m not really a Stella & Dot stylist (I haven’t made it a business~ you can check out my post on that here), I fancy myself a bit of a freelance stylist anyway with my blog, and wanted to show some of the Stella & Dot combos I love..

The best thing about the new Stella & Dot tops is that they’re mostly work appropriate for business casual. Since it’s a brand I already love and have been wearing for years, I can’t wait to try out the clothing!

My personal style leans towards a solid top with a really funky necklace. I’ve created two different all Stella & Dot looks with that style in mind.

Evie Lace Knit Tee||Riva Tassel Earrings||Leyla Charm Necklace||Mini Pouch – Embroidered Lashes


Bianca Knit Tee||Fringe Tassel Earrings||Bora Fringe Necklace||Bowery Versatile Belt Bag

 

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I’ve been limiting my shopping recently because Kendall + I have some wedding expenses we need to save up for. This jives weird with my new job because I just want to stock my closet with new clothes for work. I’ve been on a total work wear kick recently, but I also know myself and that I wear dresses 90% of the time. From what I can tell, my new position has a similar dress code to my firm, but I don’t want to buy anything before I kind of feel it out (for example-sleeves- are they mandatory?).

That being said, I do have my eye on some budget pieces. I have found that as I get older I’ve been looking for more versatile, classic pieces for work that can go from season to season. Bonus points if it looks good with a button-up underneath and a cardigan over for layering once it gets cold. I also look for a length that works with flats and my trusty OTK black boots.

the carolove work dresses under $50

Checkered Cut Out Twiggy Dress||Laser Cut Out Shift Dress||Tweed Sheath Dress With Fringe Tape Detail

Bow Tie Neck Frayed Trim Tweed Dress||Work Dress for Women Sleeveless Houndstooth Black-White Business – Anna Field||ANGVNS Women’s Turn Down Collar Fishtail Dress Mermaid Ruffled Short Dress with Tie

Love…Ady Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress||Julie Brown Heather Shift Dress

Joe Fresh Print Overlap Dress||Eliza J Print Jersey Shift Dress||Donna Morgan Sleeveless Ruffle Polka Dot Shift Dress

Zip Back Ruffle Yoke Striped Dress||Self Tie Curved Hem Dolman Sleeve Dress||H&M Lyocell Shirt Dress

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One of my favorite trends to come out this spring has been statement earrings, and I know I’m not the only one! (Um hi BaubleBar, can we get these back in stock please?) I think I like the idea so much because statement earrings are such a good way to show your personality, even if you have a strict dress code. And this might sound totally weird, but to me they’re like a less inyourface version of the pompom sandal that it seemed like only bloggers were wearing last year. Does that make any sense?

I remember when I first got my ears pierced. I was in 9th grade and I fiddled with the studs so much that they actually popped out, got infected, and I had to have them re-pierced. When I could finally get to the point that I could safely change out of my sparkly safety studs, I was ecstatic. Even then, I was all about that statement earring life. I ended up getting two holes in each ear, and every outfit went with specific earrings. My favorite pair was from either Claire’s or Hot Topic. One was a guitar pick and the other a guitar because I was so ~*edgy*~. Now it’s kind of totally a thing to have mismatched ears!

The past couple years, I haven’t been great about wearing earrings at all. Just like everything else about me, my ears are super sensitive. If I remember, I put in either simple posts or easy Kendra Scott dangles, but some of the awesome statement earrings I’ve seen recently may have me going back to my old ways!

1.Women’s Baublebar Conch Tassel Drop Earrings||2.Women’s Baublebar Geo Drop Earrings||3.Women’s Baublebar Merengue Drop Earrings

4.Women’s Baublebar Caicos Pompom Drop Earrings||5.BAUBLEBAR Tess Drop Earrings||6.BaubleBar Duchess Stud Earrings

7.Baublebar Summer tassel drop earrings||8.Zola Drops

9.Renee Gem Drops||10.Betsey Johnson Flower Child Daisy Flower Mismatched Drop Earrings||11.Marie Antoinette Pink Mouse Doll Mismatch Earring

12.Women’s Panacea Beaded Fringe Drop Earrings||13.Women’s J.crew Colorblock Bead Tassel Earrings||14.Teardrop-Shaped Tassel Earrings

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I’m so spoiled. Seriously, every time my mom goes away for conferences she finds time to slip away and go shopping and find funky stuff for me. I always ask her how her trip was and she always tells me, “well I found something for you that you’re either going to love or hate.” Usually, I love. This skirt, from her recent trip to Chicago, I loved. It’s a little bit of a different look for me, as I typically go shorter because I’m, well, short. But this midi, with heels, suits me so well with the feminine color combo + lace. The name is actually my fave too- Chapel Rose Printed Lace Pencil Skirt. Chapel rose- how pretty! My one complaint is that the sizing is a bit funny- I was somewhere between sizes, and actually am in the process of getting the skirt taken in about an inch. The jacket was funny because my mom actually got it before she saw my leather jackets post and was tickled that I’d shown some similar styles. It’s vegan, but is such a soft, buttery faux I could live in it- plus I love the dusty pink color!

Back to the subject of out of town shopping, does anyone find that even nation-wide department stores are different from state to state, or even country to country? My favorite Macy’s is in LA, for example- not that Harold Square is too shabby either! And H&M in Gothenburg, Sweden far superior to the one down by Metro Center. I love checking out stores I may have at home when I travel because there’s always a difference. Do you have a department store that you visit while out of town? Or certain favorite stores that vary location by location?

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VINCE CAMUTO Chapel Rose Printed Lace Pencil Skirt: Lord + Taylor||Bar III Flyaway Faux-Leather Jacket: Macy’s||Rayne Silver Necklace [white howlite discontinued]: Kendra Scott||Fringe booties: Steve Madden||Gia bag [sold out]: c/o Urban Expressions {use code CLOVE25 for 25% off your Urban Expressions purchase}||Pompom key chain: Amazon

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I remember my first trip to Old Navy. There was a little group of us that all wanted matching outfits for our sign language club performance- I was in 5th grade. The moms had put the kabash on the original plan of Limited Too because it was “Too” expensive. See what I did there? We ended up with banana yellow and tangerine orange shorts with matching t shirts… and visors. It was all very late 90s/ early 2000s.

Flash forward what seems like a zillion years and Old Navy has stepped up its game infinitely but kept the price point at a mom (or budgeting young adult) approved level!  And right now there’s a 40% off sale so splurging isn’t even really a splurge- I even started my Christmas shopping! Check out some of my favorite pieces. I had a really hard time narrowing down my list, especially because I love fall clothes more than any other season. What are your favorite Old Navy fall looks?

old navy fall wishlist the carolove

Dresses: 1.Printed Waisted Swing Dress for Women||2.Pleated Tie-Neck Swing Dress for Women||3.Jersey Swing Dress for Women||4.Waisted Lace Swing Dress for Women

Outerwear: 5.Quilted Plaid Vest for Women||6.Faux-Fur Vest for Women||7.Animal-Patterned Wool-Blend Coat for Women||8.Velvet Blazer for Women

Tops: 9.Relaxed Graphic Fleece Sweatshirt for Women||10.Crocheted Fringe Poncho for Women||||11.Boyfriend Flannel Shirt for Women||12.Ruffle-Detail Top for Women

Accessories: 13.Oversized Flannel Scarf||14.Mini-Saddle Bag for Women||15.Patterned Cozy Crew Socks for Women||16.Cluster-Pendant Necklace for Women

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