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I’ve been kind of mushing about Valentine’s Day for a couple of weeks now, and I’m so thrilled that January is finally over and February is here. This month, it’s Kendall’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, my shower/ bachelorette party, and my dad’s birthday. And no leap-year this year (I just checked) so February is going to fly. Clearly, I had to do a pink on pink on pink theme for this month’s wish list!

  1. One of my favorite perfumes now comes in PINK. Didn’t think the bottle could be any cuter than the original but here’s MOSCHINO Moschino Pink Fresh Couture.
  2. My bridesmaids poo-pooed the kate spade new york Lotus Slip-On Sneaker as a wedding shoe, but they all agreed that the classic car nod to my granddaddy would be cute for the rehearsal dinner or after party.
  3. I just got a new phone. (RIP 6s) Maybe a cute new Portable Charger to go with it?
  4. The reviews for Too Faced Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask aren’t stellar, but between the cheeky name and the fact there’s glitter in it I think it would be fun to try. I’m also very into (probably because of the packaging) their:
  5. Diamond Light Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter and
  6. Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush
  7. Rox got a Baby G watch in a review box and I was reminded how the cool girl freshman year of high school had one. Especially loving the BABY-G G-Shock ‘Ana-Digi’ Resin Watch.
  8. Totally typical Caro. Halogen + ruffles- Halogen Velvet Ruffle Top.
  9. Honestly I’d never given Ted Baker bags much of a though until I snagged the perfect black tote from the Nordstrom sale a couple years ago but their bags are stunning! Super into this extra af Icon Faux-Pearl and Crystal Large Tote.
  10. The Sadie sunnies in pink on pink have be discontinued so they’re under $10!
  11. Let’s honest, this Free People Bell Sleeve Swing Dress is going to be a hit or miss. I’m def going to order to try it on though!
  12. Between Etsy, Picmonkey, and Zazzle, I have DIYed quite a bit for my wedding. This includes stationary of all kind and t-shirts for my bachelorette party/ getting ready on the big day. This Mrs. Price Sweatshirt is my most recent creation and I feel like even though it is somehow extra and basic, I kind of need it.

What’s on your February wish list?

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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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This year, I will actually be in Mississippi for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14th for those of you who need to plan!). Kendall is about to be gone for a month so we’re driving down together, going to New Orleans with his sister and her fiance, then I’m flying back up to DC that Monday. I was actually so upset to have to tell my mom that I would be missing it, but in true Downing family fashion, she shrugged it off and agreed we could celebrate the following weekend.

I’m really close with my mom, and I cherish the time we get to spend together the two of us now that I’ve really flown the coop. She’s coming to the Strong Women in Fashion show, and actually bringing her teammates from work along! She always has my back but will certainly tell me how it is (no naked cakes for the wedding, certain cuts of clothes are not flattering on me, and stop making that face).

I’m super excited for her as she now has 30 something days of this school year left and then gets to retire after teaching for 40 years! (40? Did I get that right Mommy?) Not that she won’t keep busy, but now she has a chance to travel to warmer climates when she wants and not have to worry about getting a sub. In fact, she’ll probably sub herself when she starts missing the classroom! I’m so proud of her and even though I won’t get to celebrate with her on Mother’s Day, I do have some surprises for her when I return. My mom wears a lot of hats, so let me break it down how my thought process goes when I shop for her (I also like to shop in themes/ sets). And no, Mommy, nothing on here is exactly what you’re getting. 😉

Tropical Mama loves fun in the sun with her pals: 1.Handmade Straw Tassel Tote||2.Swell Down Under Cap||3.Boca Clips 2-pack Margarita Clip

Perfect hostess Mama keeps an immaculate and color coordinated kitchen (Papa D had to put a stop to all the blue I kept bringing home from Pier 1): 4.kate spade new york Charlotte Street Collection Pitcher||5.ARTLAND Artland Cambria Set of 4 Stemless Glass Tumblers||6.Bormioli Rocco Murano Dinner Plates – Tempered Glass, Set of 6

Preppy Mama has a timeless style that gave me the bones of my own: 7.Women’s Lilly Pulitzer Suzette Sheath Dress||8.Women’s Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop||9.Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace

But most of all, she’s just my mommy. And these are a few of her favorite things: 10.I Love Love Cheap And Chic by Moschino Eau de Toilette Women’s Spray Perfume – 3.4 fl oz||11.Marine Candle||12.Lilly Pulitzer Exotic Garden Tumbler

Shop chic dresses at fashionme.com!!

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You can’t pinpoint a stylist’s style. They may follow a fashion trend every so often, but most of the time, they come up with their own unique outfits and look ideas. One thing is for sure though; they always look amazing! Here’s your guide to dressing like a stylist so you can make sure all of your outfits are on point!

Women’s Hinge Texture Stitch Open Cardigan

Experiment With Textures

One thing you’ll notice about pretty much every stylist, is that their outfits are full of amazing textures. This stops them from looking samey and boring, especially if they are wearing an outfit predominantly of one color. For example, an all black outfit could look boring if no texture is used. Experiment with all kinds of different materials and textures in your outfits to keep them looking interesting and full of style.

Women’s Caslon Layer Look Drawstring Neck Tunic

Practice Layering Your Outfits

Layering your outfits is another key to keeping it interesting. The great thing about layering, is that it’s great for transitional weather when you’re not sure what you should be wearing. You can easily add layers or take them away as the weather changes. It can take a little practice to get this right, but you will get the hang of it in no time. When layering, it’s a good idea to experiment with hem lengths and things like that too.

Ted Baker London Kerstin Patent Leather Crossbody Bag – Pink

Always Accessorize

You should never dress without considering what accessories you’re going to wear. Accessories help to enhance your outfit. Make sure you have a selection of accessories to choose from, from evening bags to necklaces. You can then choose accessories that make your outfit pop.

Gemma cap-toe flats

The Trick To Making Any Outfit Look Great

Did you know that there’s a little trick to making any outfit look great? You could be wearing jeans and a t-shirt, or a plain dress, but this trick will always work. Choose a smart pair of shoes, a luxurious looking bag, and a pair of nice sunglasses. They can be any style and color of course, but black will go with anything. Try it and you won’t believe what a difference it can make to your outfits!

Moschino Heart Leather Belt

Belt Up

The right belt can make an outfit look more pulled together. It can make even the plainest of outfits look amazing, and give you a bit of shape to boot. Skinny belts and thick belts work; it’s all down to what you prefer and suits your shape best.

Tan Leopard & Plaid Contrast Button-Up

Never Mix More Than 2 Prints Or 2 Clashing Colors

Stylists seem to be amazing at mixing prints and clashing colors. But there’s a rule if you want to start doing this. You shouldn’t mix more than 2 prints at once, or more than 2 clashing colors. By sticking to the rule of 2, you’ll be able to rock just about any look with ease!
Dressing like a stylist might take some practice, and you might even need to reassess your wardrobe to incorporate some better pieces, and get rid of those you don’t wear. However, it shouldn’t be long before your outfits are worthy of their own Instagram account!

 

Jeulia Rings Sale, $30-$60 Off

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