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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 2/24/16

This may be my favorite shoot of all time ever for several reasons. Firstly, Dani of Blonde in the District is a joy to work with and a total sweetie. She actually organized the brunch for a little group of us at Ambar– there were new bloggers and experienced bloggers and in betweens, like me. No judgment of anything that anyone was doing, just advice and problems we’ve all had and a great feeling of girl-power. I actually got some amazing advice from Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen. I’m going to paraphrase here but when I told her that recently I’d felt discouraged and even considered saying goodbye to LBC1, she told me to not give up on my blog, but since it’s mine all mine, mold it to be exactly what I want it to be. There is no right or wrong here.

Secondly, Dani picked this amazing spot for our shoot. The Fridge is a cool gallery down by Eastern Market, and apparently their mural outside changes all the time. I can’t wait to go back.

Thirdly, I was kinda diggin’ my outfit. It was actually decently warm on Saturday, and I was so happy to be without the bulky coat.I’ve been doing so much business casual on my blog that it was fun to break away from that. I’m also obsessed with my little milk purse. For whatever reason, I’ve wanted a milk carton purse for like a year. Kate Spade had one, Betsey Johnson had one, SkinnyDip London had one… and I wanted one, but didn’t want to spend a ton on a novelty bag. Hi Amazon.com for under $10 🙂



ok- so this is technically an outtake- but this may be my favorite


photos c/o Blonde in the District

Aerie poncho [last seen here]; similar here, here, here||almost identical Milk carton purse||Stack: Wanderer Cuff; Kendra Scott Colorbar bracelet; Mini Cone Stud Stretch Bracelet||ECENTRCQ sneakers||leather leggings here, here, here


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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 3/24/16

I was born the day before St. Patrick’s Day, so I’ve combined the two holidays since I can remember. It started with green glittery sprinkled shamrock cookies for my birthday snack in grade school and evolved into (for the past couple of years) sharing a hat at The Madhatter with some close pals on the 17th. This year, I really did attempt to cancel my birthday, which is very unlike me, because I was feeling pretty overwhelmed. But I’m kind of surrounded by a ton of amazing people that wouldn’t let that happen. My parents, my friends- everyone I know has made this month special. I even got to see my favorite band and hang out with them for a bit after the show- that was a present to myself.

Parts of my look today were presents as well. The green dress is from my 21st birthday (edit: no it is not? I def got this dress for my 24th or 25th.) and has obviously become my St. Patrick’s Day dress. The jewelry set from Baublebar was a gift from two of my best friends and the tumbler was from my Little- one of my coworkers calls me kitten and I needed a new tumbler when the lid on my trusty giant mason jar broke. Perfect gift, perfect timing.

Anyway, it’s been a great March, and I’m feeling so lucky.


Phlox Drops-Pink||Phlox Collar-Pink||Dark denim jackets here, here, here||Green skater dresses here, here, here||Quilted mint purses here, here, here||Kendra Scott Color Bar bracelet||sip sip tumbler with straw – ticket stripe||Leopard loafers here, here, here


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Up until last year, I was a total princess brat about my birthday. With my Year Of Weddings, I just didn’t have the energy and I tried to skip it all together. Even so, I ended up with a low-key bottomless pizza brunch with some of my closest pals and a v silly trip to Mission and Mad Hatter.

It’s no secret that I have a deep and unending love for Mission’s happy hour. Since my birthday is the day before St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to go grab a drink there on the 17th to celebrate. A couple pitchers and a chorizo quesadilla later, we thought it would be brilliant to head down the block and split a Mad Hatter hat full o’ alcohol. I ended up wishing everyone a very happy Patrick De Queso and now I want to make it a tradition to head to my favorite Mexican spot on/ around my birthday/ St. Patrick’s Day. Makes sense, huh? Whatever.

This year, Mission and I are sharing a birthday party on the 16th. I’ll be working all day because it’s, like, on a Thursday, so no uber-cute St. Patrick’s Day gear for me. But if you’re doing something fun that weekend you probably need a fun top or a little something green so you don’t get pinched.

the carolove st. patrick's day

1.Gold Pleated Midi Skirt||2.Sequins & St. Patty’s Tee||3.Gold and Silver Sequin Pencil Skirt

4.St. Patrick’s Day Lucky AF Crewneck Sweatshirt||5.St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake Raglan Tee||6.St. Patricks Day You Punch Me I Punch You Wideneck Sweatshirt

7.Lucky Sweatshirt||8.Glitter Rainbow Clutch Handbag

9.BAUBLEBAR Bliss Bib Necklace||10.Vanessa Mooney The Astrid Knotted Tassel Earrings||11.Kendra Scott Danielle Statement Drop Earrings

12.Venessa Arizaga Rainbow Bracelet||13.Stella McCartney Rainbow iPhone 6 / 6s Case||14.Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star® Metallic Canvas Ox

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I don’t typically wear a lot of blue, much less blue on blue, but this has been one of my favorite casual Friday outfits in a long time. The top is from Shoptiques, which I had heard of but never shopped at until my awesome cousin Dionne sent me a certificate for Christmas. The idea behind Shoptiques is pretty awesome-5,000 BOUTIQUES, 2,000 CITIES, 30 COUNTRIES, all in one place! I ended up with the top in this post, a striped dress, and a mini perfume (on major sale!)to keep at my desk. I love the way this top fits- I’m a big fan of the loose peplum look.

The sweater is actually from LuLaRoe. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard great things about this brand except from Gentry + one of my coworkers who lives in their leggings. I’d been invited to a couple LuLaRoe parties on Facebook but I never really got it. (Gentry explains how LuLaRoe typically works in her post linked above.) My church does an annual holiday bizarre and there was a LuLaRoe consultant there with a ton of merchandise. I tried on a couple things- the dresses hung (hanged?) really weird on me but I instantly fell in love with this buttery soft kimono/ cardi situation. Seriously one of the softest things I’ve ever owned. I also got a crazy pair of leggings which might not ever make their way on the blog but they are SUPER soft.

2 new (to me) brands that I tried and loved. New year, new shopping- what’s a brand that you’ve discovered recently? I’d love to know!

Outfit details:
Earrings: Kendra Scott||Arc Pendant Necklace: Stella & Dot||Pyramid Watch – Exotic: Stella & Dot||Odyssey Top: Shoptiques||Cardigan: LuLaRoe||AEO Denim X Super Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle||Kiel James Patrick Navy Nantucket Bow Bracelet: Brooks Brothers||Purse: Coach Outlet||Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic High-Top Sneakers: Converse
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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 6/2/16

It’s odd how I accidentally created an outfit that is a total metaphor for how I’m feeling right now. While Memorial Day Weekend was super refreshing and relaxing, I’m at the tail end of one of the most stressful springs of my life, and having Monday off this week may have actually been more difficult than not.

In my department, work is cycled through monthly. The end of the month going into a new month is when everything has to be in. Tuesday I was at work from 8am to 8pm entering invoices. I’m taking a half day today to get down to Raleigh for Joannne’s wedding this weekend, so everything that I’d normally have through Monday to do I have to have in by today at noon. On top of that, my intern is leaving so he and I are tag-team training the temp who’s replacing him. Phew.

Between how I’m feeling at work and finishing up the spring of weddings, I’ve just kind of felt like an inner-tube a little deflated and out of sorts. Kind of like there are little holes somewhere that I can’t see letting all my air out. Seeeeee I made the connection! You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet on LBC1 and that’s because, to put it simply, something had to give. I didn’t do blog stuff this past weekend- I spent the weekend hanging out at the pool, spending downtime with my parents, face-timing with Kendall, and cleaning out the drawers in my Laytonsville house. I just didn’t feel inspired to blog, and I didn’t want to force crap content that I didn’t care about.

Hopefully, things at work will settle down a bit in the next couple weeks, and I’ll have weekends to refresh and renew. I’ll start hitting Corepower again with a vengeance, and I’ll be back to myself. Until then, I’ll just try my best and keep smiling.


Circle Eyelet Shift Dress [40% off!]||Cadence bag [use code LBC1 to get 25% off anything from Urban Expressions]||White sunnies from Loft similar here, here, here||Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace [no longer available in white howlite]||Forever 21 sandals similar here, here, here