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I’m not sure if you’re aware (I wasn’t until recently) but “Disney prohibits anyone over the age of 14 from sporting a costume in its parks, because it has the potential to infringe on the official characters that Disney employs”. (Thank you Refinery 29). I actually dated a former cast member handler for a while, and he told me I’d be a shoe-in for Alice/ Tinkerbelle, so I guess I can see this. However, you can Disneybound.

If you’ve never heard of the term Disneybound, let me educate you really fast. Starting on Tumblr in 2012 and becoming a mainstream concept since, it’s essentially creating outfits inspired by your favorite Disney characters, be it from a movie, ride, what have you. You can check out the original blog here.

I actually get kind of annoyed at adults that are SO OBSESSED with Disney. Like, yeah, Kendall and I call our apartment Pride Rock and I’d like to go to Disneyworld for my 30th birthday but some of it is all just cliché to me. I’m just not a huge fan of the actual Disney princesses. I was kind of fond of Aurora from Sleeping Beauty because of her dress that changed colors at the end, but really, until the mid/ late 90s the princesses were almost totally useless. Incidentally, my sister’s favorite princesses were Pocahontas and Jasmine- two of the less damsel-y options.

I said it before on Little Bitty City One, but the animals were really what I loved. Especially the cats. Oliver & Company, A Goofy Movie, Aristocats, Lion King… those were my favorites! (Alice in Wonderland too but again, not a princess.) I also dragged my Grandaddy and Gramma Dee around Epcot until I found a stuffed Figaro from Pinocchio to bring home with me in 4th grade.

The reason why I wanted to Disneybound my girl Marie is that I think she best mirrors me. She’s small and sassy, looks great in pink, is kind of a show-off, and doesn’t like to be told what to do. She’s also a bit of a whiner and a mama’s girl.  Yup. I’m Marie.

If you were a Disney character, which one do you think you’d be?

the carolove disneybound marie aristocats

Ladies don’t start fights but they can finish them tee||Rock Your Baby Pink Tulle Skirt||Keds x kate spade new york – Double Decker Women’s Shoes||Tasha Crystal Bow Clip||Riah Fashion Bow Wrapping Choker||Quay 48MM Cat Eye Sunglasses||Cat shoulder bag

Don’t forget to check out the rest of my Marie merch in my Etsy shop!

 

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Spring is in full swing in The District. Between the April showers, the beginning of tourist season, the allergies, and the generally unpredictable yo-yo weather that is so typical of this area (year-round), it’s sometimes easy to forget how lovely this time of year can really be. This past weekend, in my own neighborhood and despite the rain, I happened upon one of the prettiest trees I’ve ever seen. The flowers + the lush greenery in my neighborhood always make me kind of pause and appreciate how gorgeous this city really is. It’s sometimes hard to believe it really is a city. I work downtown, but even there the squares and parks become like little their own little green oasis.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is we should all take a moment to appreciate the green outdoors. In planning our engagement/ save the date pictures, Kendall and I have discussed a little bit of a vintage picnic theme. There’s no reason though that we shouldn’t just take one of our free days (ha. few and far between.) and go on a real picnic of our own for a date. My dad has been trying to get us to go to Wagshal’s, a deli near us, since before we moved in, and I think it would be so fun to pick up a couple sandwiches, chips, and drinks and head out to enjoy a sunny Saturday. Now all we need is a free day (a girl can dream).

Have you picnicked in DC? Where’s your favorite spot?

1.Do Juicy What I See? Shift Dress||2.Keds Double Up Sneaker||3.Watermelon||4.Ban.do ‘Chill Out’ Cooler Tote||5.Ban.do Insulated Cooler Bag||6.ban.do Sweetheart Deluxe Cooler Bag||7.Sunnylife Picnic Blanket||8.Hawaiian Sun Green Tea with Ginseng||9.Spritz™ Paper Straws Multi 20 ct

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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

 

 

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This past weekend was rough. Friday night, I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain, finally got back to sleep and woke dreamed about walking around DC in summer in a fur coat. Fever dreams. It was getting worse and worse on Saturday and by the time Kendall convinced me I needed to go to the clinic, my fever was almost at a 103. For someone whose normal temps are below 98, this was pretty terrifying for me. A bowl of chicken noodle soup and a horse-sized Motrin later, my fever was gone, my aches were better, and I am so thankful for such a sweet, caring guy to take care of me and make me go to the doctor. I couldn’t go to brunch with my girls or to the tree-lighting at City Center, but I guess it’s best that I just stayed in and recovered.

This is all to say- I have my health (back), I have a great relationship, I have friends who missed me at lunch, and I had my parents check in on me just to see if there was anything else I needed. For Christmas, I don’t need a thing. But it’s kind of fun to just share the stuff I’m interested in right now and that’s kind of the point of my blog anyway. Plus, even though I gave into some Cyber Monday steals for me and for others, I did a lot of online window shopping.

What do you want for Christmas? Let me know in the comments!

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1.Toy Story SK8-Hi Slim||2.KEDS X kate spade new york CHAMPION CONFETTI||3.abracadabra holland watch||4.Metallic Totes Y’all Owen Tote||5.Sweet Shop Pretzel Stud Earrings||6.Sloane Ranger Surf’s Up Weekender||7.Earl Grey Pop Candle||8.Basketweave pencil skirt

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For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. –from the Pantone website

I know that with fall coming, we are allll about that burgundy + olive life… earth tones to match the flora of the season. That’s all well and good, but I don’t think we can discount pastels just because it’s getting cooler. At the time of writing this, I’m actually wearing my tie dye tshirt dress over leggings, comfy as can be after an evening walk with Kendall. It’s just starting to cool down in DC and I love it, but I’ll keep wearing my ice cream colors.

I was so excited when Pantone picked one of my favorite combos as their color of the year for 2016. I can’t wait to see what the color of the year for 2017 will be, but in the meantime, I’m going to continue to celebrate the rose quartz + serenity duo.

Rose quartz + serenity

1.Color Block Drawstring Hooded Sweatshirt||2.Pink Coffee Cup Shaped Chain Bag||3.L. Erickson ‘Hair Emergency’ Kit||4.KEDS X kate spade new york CHAMPION GLITTER [blush pink matte glitter]||5.KEDS X kate spade new york CHAMPION GLITTER [light blue matte glitter]||6.Iphoria Fur Pom Bag Charm||7.P.A.R.O.S.H. ‘Pacific’ coat||8.Betsey Johnson Rose Goldtone Layered Flower Dial Watch||9.Kate Spade New York ‘melly’ 53mm Sunglasses||10.serenity and rose quartz sea shell mermaid hard enamel pins||11.Flamingo throw pillow||12.4 oz Cotton Candy Scented Soy Candle||13.Good vibes only||14.Planner Sticker Weekly Kit Rose Quartz and Serenity||15.Rose Quartz Tassel Bracelet

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