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Saturday was perfect. I woke up, made breakfast for Kendall and I, and headed to Cera to start my beautification for my wedding in April. He spent that time suit shopping and found his suit for the wedding! Things are moving quite along.

I’ve been getting cabin fever in the worst way with the weather we’ve been having. I feel like a cooped up kitty in a carrier, caught between wanting to get out and wanting to stay where it’s nice and warm and cozy. Even just going for a wax, I wanted to look nice. I actually wear this sweatshirt dress to work with tights, but I hate wearing tights sooo that was not going to happen. I actually consider my boots kind of tights since they cover most of my legs.

As I was running out the door, I texted Kendall- I wanted to FINALLY use my new camera outside and get some outfit pics when we both got home. Way overdue. It was just our luck that it had just started snowing and made for some nice pictures in my teddy bear jacket. My “uniform” changes from flats and a t-shirt dress in summer to boots and a sweatshirt dress in the winter. I have a look. (A look that made it easy for Sarah to spot me from across DuPont Circles as we were both running late for work one morning.)

But let me tell you about my teddy jacket. I’ve wanted one since October but I couldn’t find one I loved for a reasonable price. This gem was an Amazon find that I got when my boss very sweetly gave me a gift certificate for Christmas. It look for.ev.er. to come in, but the wait was worth it. The perfect rose color and so soft! And sorry for all the pics in this post. We were just so excited to play with this camera and do this shoot!

Outfit details:

Dokotoo Womens Fuzzy Open Front Hooded Cardigan Jacket Coat Outwear With Pocket||Anna Belen Girls “Angelica” Shiny Holiday Hair Bow||LOYALLOOK 2 Pairs Tassel Dangle Earrings||Rikkie Wide-Calf Over-The-Knee Boots, Created for Macy’s||Dress: Tommy Hilfiger||Purse: Coach

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I tried to pretend to hate Valentine’s Day for years- but pink and hearts is kind of my jam, as is any excuse to buy presents for the people I love. I think I’m one of the few girls who actually loves heart-shaped jewelry, honestly. When I tagged along with my friend Tiffany to have her ring cleaned before I was engaged, the jeweler and I discussed a future ring of my own. At one point, I wanted a heart-shaped engagement ring… until this guy I dated before Kendall told me they were tacky and TO THIS DAY it bothers me that he brought up rings on our second date and then poo-pooed my preference. Anyway, the jeweler had me try on a couple super fancy halo settings and I discovered that they were far too fussy for me, but that my original preference for the heart-shaped just said that I was a hopeless romantic at heart.

photo by Darrell McDavid

Luckily, my Kendall is too- and he knows what I love. Let’s not forget that my ring is rose gold and morganite. My engagement ring is pink. #justcarolinethings.

So you can see, this is kinda really my day. I think Valentine’s Day has the absolute cutest gifts to give for her. Galentines, girlfriends, moms, sisters…everyone deserves a little something to remind them that they’re loved.

Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop for other Valentine’s Day gifts!

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Let me just preface this post with the fact I was entirely spoiled this (and every) Christmas, and I truly felt like I was wrapped up in a blanket of love. That might sound entirely cheesy but it’s true! Yes, I post these wishlists monthly, but in no way to I expect or want everything I post- it’s just a collection of things that have caught my eye.

After spending a lovely Christmas weekend with my parents, complete with the sushi and a movie tradition I started with them a few years ago, we ended the year with a nice dinner in Old Town Alexandria then headed home early. It was so freezing that fireworks were out of the question. Kendall is actually going to be gone for a couple weeks for work, coming home to meet with our wedding church, do our tasting for our wedding menu, then leaving again for army stuff. I’ll be spending a little extra time with mama and daddy D- I just want to be warm and cozy with the people I love this time of year.

  1. Could I be anymore predictable? The Asymmetrical Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top comes in a bunch of colors and is on sale!
  2. Maybe it’s because I’m freezing and dreaming of going somewhere sunny, like Florida, but the Orange Print Green Sweatshirt just looks so… pleasant to me.
  3. Same with the  Pretty Rebellious Juniors’ Peachy Graphic Ruffled Top. It’s totally random but I adore something about the graphic/ ruffle combo.
  4. The thing I like most about the Midnight Blue Five-Row Necklace is that it reminds me of the jewelry that belonged to my great grandmother that I got to play with growing up.
  5. I’m all about spoiling my lips in the winter and the Balm Baby Trio WINKY LUX looks like the thing to do just that. The Winky Lux signature Flower Balm contains a real flower and featuring pH-shade match technology for long-lasting stain. The unicorn-inspired Glimmer Balm creates a subtle iridescent shimmer for magic that lasts all day, and the limited-edition gold balm in 24kt has a hint of twinkling gold.
  6. The Rivington Convertible Flap Petrol Backpack is the backpack I won’t shut up about. It keeps going deeper on sale but is still totally out of my price range.
  7. I was so excited when the white ones came (back) out last year but of course I’m diggin’ the pink Freestyle Nubuck High Top Sneakers.
  8. If I can find my Nordstrom card before it sells out, I’m getting the Alfred Sung Woven Fit & Flare Dress for my wedding rehearsal.
  9. I just want to be warm. Enter this Bp Leopard Print Ruana.

 

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Baby- it’s cold outside and finally feeling a little Christmassy! Kendall and I are doing Georgetown Glow tonight and then we both have family coming in for a very special weekend. On Sunday, we’re getting a betrothal blessing from my hometown church in Olney and then one of my bridesmaids’ family is hosting a bridal luncheon for me. We finally have our own little tree up and decorated, but I can’t wait to see my parents’ house because my mom does it so nice.

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays Digital Print

Lately on The CaroLøve:

If you’re around this weekend, head to Georgetown to shop with a cause at the AerieREAL Pop-Up Tour with my girl Sarah!

Take a peek at some of my current Aerie faves!

I just checked my Spotify Wrapped (basically a rundown of what I listened to this year) and I was not surprised in the least by my stats. But if you want to go further back in time with your music, say, the day you were born, check out the Nostalgia Machine.

You may have seen the little ornament I got Kendall for our tree this year- a perfectly personalized little red Christmas car from The Pine And The Poppy. I’m not sure how I started collecting Christmas cars, but it’s totally a thing now. These are just a few other little Christmas car collectables I’ve found.

I love not-perfectly-matched bridesmaids but what do you think about mismatched groomsmen? via Southbound Bride

Jennifer was wearing THE CUTEST earrings on her Instagram this week! Find them in 4 colors at J. Crew!

Dani had two posts I want to share with you this week: Gifts for Crazy Cat Ladies (where I took her picture) + The BITD Local DC Gift Guide (where she mentions my Zazzle shop!)

Sales this weekend:

  • Saks OFF 5th — Friends and Family, up to 70% off through 12/12.
  • MyTheresa — Sale, now up to 60% off
  • Net-a-Porter — Take up to 50% off.
  • Saks — Take up to 40% off at the Designer Sale. Valid through 12/11.
  • Macy’s — Take 30% off at the Friends  & Family Sale with code FRIEND. Valid through12.11.
  • SSENSE – Take up to 60% off.
  • MATCHESFASHION.COM — Take up to 50% off Fall/Winter styles.
  • Intermix — Extra 30% off sale.
  • Madewell — Take 20% off your entire purchase or 30% off when you spend $200+, with code OHWHATFUN, through 12/11.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Although technically Sarah‘s engagement party wasn’t a holiday party, it was a party during the holiday season so close enough, right?

Dani and I totally Lucy and Ethel-ed it the whole day. We met up for pics in the chilly morning, ran a couple errands in Georgetown, got a bite to eat, and off we went. One might think that a couple of girls who text mostly all day every day would run out of things to talk about and one would be wrong. We bounced around ideas for Bubbles & Bloggers, our own blogs, weddings, relationships, friendships- it was perfect girl time.

It was also the perfect excuse to wear my jazzy jumpsuit. It’s somehow comfy, elegant, and unexpected all in one. That’s why I wore it to NYFW last year. The jumpsuit is great base for an outfit to accessorize and doll up as necessary. This time around, I paired it with another one of my favorite jackets and leopard heels I’ve been waiting for a reason to wear. Plus I brought along my leopard loafers just in case I wimped out on heels. I didn’t because my little Steve Maddens were actually super comfy!

The party itself was held at Pippin Hill Farm and was absolutely lovely. Sarah was absolutely glowing and such a sweet hostess, making sure to introduce everyone. Her fiancé’s family hosted and there was a beautiful selection of wine, beer, and nibbles. The backdrop was really the icing on the cake and I would love to go back to spend more time there. Congrats Sarah + Gerald! I can’t wait to celebrate more with you both!

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit: Loft||Heels: Steve Madden||York Necklace: Stella & Dot||Betsey Johnson #Basic Pumpkin Spice Latte Mini Chain Strap Crossbody: Macy’s||Dainty sparklers bow studs||BB Dakota Women’s Peppin Drape Front Jacket, Army Green

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