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Happy Black Friday! I am probably 10 hours into a 17 hour drive and not doing any shopping today, but I’m excited to explore a new city with Kendall, adding Baton Rouge to the list! I hope everyone had a lovely day with family and friends yesterday.

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Lately on The CaroLøve:

Did you happen to catch my Like A Boss print on Lee’s Girl Boss Gift Guide?

With all the stress of the holidays coming up, I’m loving this Self Care Gift Box!

But speaking of self care, I’m also really in agreement with this article. Self care should not be a fad, but something you actually do to take care of yourself constantly. via Thought Catalogue

Since I’m spending most of my Black Friday in a car, I thought I’d round up some great sales for you (and maybe me, to use from my phone):

  1. Lulu’s– everything is on sale, up to 90% off, free shipping on every order with the code BESTFRIDAY
  2. Minted– BLACK FRIDAY: 20% OFF HOLIDAY CARDS, GIFTS, FINE ART, AND HOME DECOR $150+ | 15% OFF EVERYTHING. Code: BF2017, EXP FRI 11/24
  3. Nordstrom– extra 20% off select sale items
  4. Nordstrom Rack– (Online only) take 30% off clearance
  5. Old Navy– 50% off entire purchase
  6. J. Crew– 40% off online and in stores with the code THANKU
  7. J. Crew Factory– 50% off online and in stores
  8. Ann Taylor– 50% off everything with the code THANKFUL

Don’t forget if you’re shopping online to sign up for ebates (if you haven’t already) and earn cash back!

 

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TGIF

This is the most epic of all the TGIF feels- today is my last day at the firm! In all honesty it has been a great four years but I’m excited to move on. I will probably cry at some point today. We’ll see.

Glitter “Bye Felicia” Cake Topper

This week on The CaroLøve:

Don’t forget I’m still running my Stella & Dot online styling session!

Jim Vance will be featured in Smithsonian’s African American History Museum.

Enjoy 15% off wedding orders $250+, 10% off $150+ with Minted using code: JULYWED! (exp Mon 7/31)

Relevant to my interests: Etsy has released an awesome wedding party gift guide!

Mark & Graham is on my level. So excited for fall and their preview for the coming season!

Betsey Johnson is having a BOGO 50% sale off with the code SUPER50.

Off-the-shoulder doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and Lulu’s has an awesome selection!

Have an awesome weekend!

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When you’re into fashion, summer really is the perfect time to have fun with your look. You don’t have to worry about wrapping up in layers to keep warm and dry, so no throwing on a big coat and boots with every outfit you put together. Instead, you have far more flexibility/ Plus Summer clothing tends to be more colorful and bold than anything you can find over the autumn and winter, so fantastic for really making a statement. There are certain accessories and trends that have trickled down from the runway and into our favorite stores, if you want to get on board here are a few things to try this summer!

Frasier Sterling Party Like It’s 1999 Silver Choker Necklace

Chokers

Chokers have been on trend for some time now, and aren’t set to go anywhere just yet. While big statement jewelry chokers are popular (and can look fantastic on a night out) when it’s warm in the daytime you could go with something lighter and more comfortable. Even bootlace style tie chokers can bring something to an outfit but won’t feel like it’s weighing you down. Other jewelry trends include asymmetrical earrings– something to try if you’re feeling really brave! And bold pendant necklaces. These are a great way to perk up any plain looking summer outfit.

Eye Catching Belts

Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga accessorized their outfits on the runway with old, eye-catching belts- so expect to see similar kinds of styles hitting the stores this summer. Again it’s another easy way to perk up a simple outfit. Denim shorts, a tank top and sandals make a simple summer outfit- a statement belt could really bring it to life. If you keep everything else quite simple and go for one bold piece it brings personality without being overkill.

Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized sunnies continue to stay on trend in 2017- great news since they’re a flattering and easy to wear style giving you instant glamor. Plus larger sunglasses protect the eye area better meaning fewer UV rays to damage the delicate skin around the eyes. Be sure to try on a wide selection of sunglasses to find a pair that really suits your face size and shape. Aviators are a classic and are a style you can wear time and time again if you want something that makes less of a statement.

Knee High Athletic Socks

Knee high socks look super cute, the perfect addition to a pair of shorts. They’re ideal if you’re not too keen on your legs since they covered them up- and they also protect them too if you’re going on hikes or playing sports (or if it gets a bit chillier one day). All in all, they are a fun way to accessorize an outfit and can be practical in some cases too. Some designers have even showcased them with wedges and sandals, but if you’re not quite on board with this trend, you can play it safer with a pair of sneakers.

What trends and accessories are you most excited to try out this summer?

 

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If you are a female and grew up in the 90s, chances are you saw Spice World. If that is the case, you definitely remember this quote:

It must be so hard for you, Victoria. I mean, having to decide whether to wear the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or… the little Gucci dress!

And you totally just read it in Mel C.’s voice, you know, the Sporty one. But back to Posh and her little Gucci dresses. They were always short, sexy, and usually black. She honestly was the only Spice Girl who managed to NEVER look clownish in her caricature, although obviously my favorite was Baby. Posh had a stern sophistication that the other girls were lacking, now that I look back on it, and it carried into her sleek and put-together look today. Basically what I’m saying is that you just cannot go wrong with a little black dress.I’m not so into Posh’s itty bitty body-con look, but I prefer a bit of texture + flounce with my LBDs. The holidays might be over, but stick a couple of these in your closet and you’ll be good to go if any dressy-type emergency should arise.

the carolove little black dress

1.Influential Essential Mini Dress||2.Soiree Sophistication A-Line Dress in Noir||3.Sangria Social Mini Dress

4.In Hot Dot-ter Long Sleeve Black Dress||5.BB Dakota Thessaly Black Lace Dress||6.Sheer Leader Black Mesh Skater Dress

7.Black 3/4 Sleeve Ruffle Hem A Line Dress||8.Croc Velvet Midi Dress BLACK

9.She + Sky (Ya Los Angeles) Little Black Dress||10.Women’s Cooper & Ella Brooke One-Shoulder Dress||11.Women’s Moon River Ladder Stitch Lace Dress

12.Women’s Nsr Lace Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress||13.Women’s A. Drea Laser Cut Lace Skater Dress||14.Silk Overlay Dress

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No TGIF link love this week, you guys.

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my readers and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah! (I always love when they fall at the same time!) This year has been full of so many big, sometimes scary, wonderful things: I re-branded my blog, moved out of my first apartment, and fell in love. I’ve made some incredible friends, survived being in 3 weddings in a row, went back stage at Warped Tour for the first time ever, and have never felt more confident and self-assured. While I’m not sure quite where I’m headed career-wise yet, I even feel the most settled and happy at my current job at the firm. I just feel like everything has fallen into place in my little world and the things that haven’t, well, I have the energy and the people behind me that I need so I’m not scared. I got this. We got this.

Wherever you’re going this weekend, get there safely. I can’t wait to spend Christmas with my parents + Kendall and show him what it’s like to have a Downing Christmas. My wish for all of you is that you can be filled with my same warm fuzzy feelings this weekend, into the new year, and foreverz.

One last thing- if you want to celebrate the new year with me, I’ll be at Mason Inn {now under new ownership} enjoying their open bar + some of my favorite people in the universe!

Vest: [last year] Nordstrom||Top: [old] American Eagle||AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle||Annette Garnet Velvet Ankle Booties: LuLu’s||Necklace: [last year] J. Crew

Recreate my outfit:

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