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Last Friday before 2018! Kendall and I opted for a romantic night with dinner at Hunting Creek and fireworks to bring in the new year. We’re going to play with my new camera this weekend and hopefully I’ll have lots of fresh content soon! Absolutely psyched we might get some snow this weekend too!

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Since I have barely posted this week, I thought it would be interesting instead to see my top nine most popular posts from the last year, partly because I want to see what got your attention and partly to just look back and reflect on this insane year. Oddly enough- no outfit posts made it! In ascending order (9 ~~> 1):

  • Engagement session with Darrell McDavid– We absolutely love our wedding photographer! He really captured us well and I can’t wait to see his work on the big day!
  • Cupshe swim– This kind of goes to show you that women just want affordable swimwear that makes them feel confident!
  • Gifts for her || stocking stuffers under $25– This was a weird one to make the list, especially since it came so late in the year! But it makes me happy because I love putting together this post annually!
  • Posypaper planner– This is still my favorite planner that I’ve used thus far. I’m trying a new one this year… wish me luck!
  • Introducing Dirty Hippy Swag– It warms my heart that this one made the list! So proud of my friend Marisa for designing her own line!
  • WCW: Sophie Pyle of Rosé Media– I have a feeling that this one has been viewed so many times because the subject has her own media company (and knows everyone in DC). Also her sister shared it. Sophie gets a lot of love 😉
  • Buyer beware– This one actually surprised me! I thought it was kind of a ranty mess but I guess others trying to scope out a weird scam situation have stumbled upon it and I guess that was kind of the point!
  • Left behind– I wrote this post after a classmate of mine passed. His funeral hit me really, really hard. I want to give a huge heartfelt thank you to every person who read or shared this. I just hope it can be of some help to other siblings who have lost siblings
  • I CHECKED YES– My engagement announcement seemed to mean the most to you all as well! It was truly a magical way to start off the year and I can’t wait until April when I finally get to be Mrs. Caroline Suzanne Downing Price.

I’d love to hear about your top moment from 2017!

I’ve got my eye on…

Not sure if it’s fair to say I’ve got my eye on them since I already bought them with some Christmas money from my gramma but I can’t wait for my Zeke Booties to come in! via DSW

I know it’s listed as nursery décor, but I would seriously love this deer print for our bedroom! Would it be weird to register for it? via DannyBStudios

Literally every bride I have asked has told me I don’t need a wedding purse. But I so love this Dyed cotton clutch… and everything else in this shop. via DDSLLGirlsStore

Paris Hilton, a personal fave of mine (jokingly, kind of) has come out with a rose water spray called Unicorn Mist and I must have it.

 

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

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If you’re not big on Ultra Violet, no worries. Here are the biggest color trends we have coming at us for 2018. via Popsugar

I downloaded the Wish App but have yet to pull the trigger on actually buying anything. I’ve been researching reviews because the prices seem too good to be true a la those fast fashion websites based in China. I found a pretty decent review on YouTube where Julia Elise reviews a variety of items. Bottom line- you get what you pay for and pay attention to the dimensions.

Will we look back on 2017 trends with the same love/ hate with which we look back on the early 2000s? Only time will tell. But what do you think of these 10 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2017? (My personal opinion is wear what you want and you can pry my cold shoulder tops and dresses out of my cold, dead little paws.) via Cosmopolitan

Sales

  • Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale! Valid through  1/2/18
  • Moda Operandi: Enjoy 20% Off! Valid through 12/31
  • FWRD: YEAR END SALE – Enjoy an additional markdown 70% off
  • Tory Burch: Up to 60% Off At ToryBurch.com! until 12/31
  • Coach: Winter Sale: 50% off all sale styles
  • Joie: Take An Extra 25% Off Sales Styles At Joie With Code EXTRA25. Valid through  01/04
  • Tarte: Up to 70% off!
  • Nike: Take an Extra 25% Off Sale Styles With Code WINTER25. Valid through 1/3/2018
  • Saks: It’s Now or Never… Final Sale! Up to 70% Off Designer Selections For Women & Men! Valid through 1/13

 

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Happy Friday! Last weekend was so full of love and excitement and this one will be too! Tonight is my work holiday dinner, tomorrow morning is a Friendsmas Brunch at Lavagna, and then I’m going back to Laytonsville so that Kendall and I have some separate time to wrap presents!

Gray Plaid Cardigan

Lately on The CaroLøve

I’ve got my eye on…

Essie inspired earrings! Yes- the nail polish! How amazing is this idea? via SizzInWonderland

Ok so maybe it’s just because this cold and then extreme heat indoors has made me itchy and dry but I’ve been craving body butter. And Saturday Morning Cereal Whipped Body Butter sounds delicious! via UniquelyMebyVee 

Because of a rather embarrassing breakout problem around my neck + chest, I’ve been wearing more statement earrings than necklaces recently. 2 Pairs of Tassel Dangle Earrings for under $10? That sounds like a steal! via Amazon

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

 

Around the internet

There’s a Jonathan Adler candle I actually registered for that seems to be sold out. Turns out, Pier 1 has a dupe. Check out their Vanilla Bourbon Cocktail Filled Candle!

If you saw any of my pics from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland Bridal Luncheon my Aunt Jule threw me, you can tell I don’t shy away from a sequin. All of the snaps to Katie for pulling off the bold sequin legging look!

Despite my mom’s wishes, I used loooove watching The Simpsons with my dad. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate some of the humor I didn’t get when I was little PLUS I can understand the cultural and social references that went over my head. I find it fascinating when The Simpsons predicts the future. Guess what- it happened again! via MSN

I feel like there are two camps at Christmas: those who love eggnog and those who do not. It’s not the ONLY Christmas cocktail, you know. I found 40 easy holiday cocktails to please everyone on your naughty and nice lists. via Delish

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Barneys: Enjoy up to 50% off designer collections for women, men, kids, and the home. Plus, enjoy an EXTRA 30% off sale styles for a limited time
  • Moda Operandi: Take an extra 30% Off Sale, get $100 off when you spend $500, $250 off of $1000, valid through 12/18.
  • Kate Spade: Sale on Sale 30%, valid through 12/25.
  • Nordstrom: Happy Hanukkah! Valid through 12/20.
  • My Theresa: Now up to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters: In-store $10 Off $50/$15 Off $75; Online only $20 Off $100.
  • Saks: Designer Sale Up To 60% Off.
  • Yoox: Take an extra 35% Off Selection
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Contrary to last week, this week draaaagged. I spent most of Wednesday thinking it was Thursday. Kendall and I have our cake tasting with my parents this weekend at Fluffy Thoughts, then a double date with my old roommates, and our first church meeting for our wedding on Sunday. So the weekend is going to FLY.

wedding topper

Lately on The CaroLøve:

I adored Roxanne’s bandana sweater! Super cute!

Every season is ramen season but now that it’s cold- check out any of these ramen spots in DC and you won’t be disappointed. via Brightest Young Things (Sakuramen is 100% my personal fave. Love their waiter who can help you design the perfect bowl then remember your order forever when you come back!)

Did you know I was co-President of Greeks Go Green? Yup. I try to find my little ways to help out Mama Earth. See how you can do the same this Christmas! via LiveScience

Do you really love 90s nostalgia and have money burning a hole in your pocket? The Plaza is offering a Home Alone 2 experience this Christmas! via The A.V. Club

Sales this week:

  • Moda Operandi — Take 50% off at the Friends & Family Sale with code FRIENDS50. Valid through 11/20.
  • Saks — It’s the November Gift Card Event. Use code NOV2017 to earn a gift card worth up to $700. Valid through 11/17.
  • H&M — Get up to 50% off party-ready styles.
  • Ralph Lauren — Shop the Style Your Holiday Sale and get up to 40% off with code HOLIDAY. Valid through 11/22.
  • Last Call — Take up to 50% off women’s men’s. jewelry, shoes, cold-weather styles, and clearance. Valid through 11/19.

Have a great weekend!

 

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