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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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Thanksgiving is right around the corning, kicking off the holiday season. On our schedule, Kendall and I have a wedding that Saturday, one of my bridal showers, my office holiday party, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. That’s at least five festive looks that need to be accompanied by some holiday frosting. Bling girls, glitter.

Besides my birthday, this is the time of year that is officially sparkle season, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. My advice for holiday style on a budget- start with a black velvet dress and stock up on fun accessories to change the look so you can wear it at least twice for the season. The same black dress is going to look totally different with heels vs boots and a cardi vs a leather jacket, depending on the occasion.

I’ve been especially into statement earrings recently, which look super pretty with up-dos for those fancier occasions. I wouldn’t really chunk a big necklace with big earrings or a big bracelet with a big ring. Too much bling all in one place can look overdone, but if that’s what you’re going for you do you boo!

What’s your favorite accessory for the holidays?

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Thanksgiving is barely a week away- the holidays are about to be in full swing. This year, Kendall and I are driving (yes, driving) to Baton Rouge after dinner at my parents’ house for a wedding on Saturday morning. It’s a 17 hour drive on a good day. Seeing as how it’s Thanksgiving weekend, I’m guessing we’re going to spend upwards of 40 hours in the car together next weekend. Jesus take the wheel.

Christmas Holiday Unicorn Design Pattern

Usually, Black Friday is a girls’ day situation with my mom and Auntie Steph. We go to Columbia Mall, early-ish, have lunch, shop until around 4. It’s relaxed but we definitely have a mission and a list. We never, ever shop on Thanksgiving Day.

Fist of all, it’s family time for us. Second of all, I cannot and will not go into a store staffed with employees who are not able to go home and spend time with their own families. It was hard enough on me working black Friday and the day after Christmas when I was in retail, but thankfully Pier One is one of the stores that shuts its doors completely for the holiday.

Check out my list of retailers who have pledged to stay closed on Thanksgiving, and consider giving your patronage to them!

A more complete list and additional information can be found here.

 

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Millennials do a lot of stupid crap. I would know- I am one. Being a blogger AND a millennial I’m probably extra annoying. I like documenting what I’m doing and what I love and thinking that people will actually care about it. While I don’t use the word influencer to describe myself and would never stand on a chair at a restaurant to ‘gram my food (I have VERY strong opinions on this) I’m just as guilty as the next kiddo born between 1982-2004 of being self-involved.

But we’re not all bad. We grew up with technology- as in it grew with us- and we keep finding fascinating new ways to use it. We want to be better and make the world better. While Snapchat certainly isn’t going to solve any world issues, our involvement in social media means we can share ideas at the speed of thought. That’s pretty cool, if you ask me. And being a generation who grew up hearing we’re special and can do anything we put our mind to- of course we would have our own freakin’ color that is ridiculously hard to describe.

I actually had to Google Millenial Pink to figure out how to actually tell you about it:

It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon.The Gardian

 In general, Millennial Pink is a soft pink with some gray tones to add subtlety and sophistication, and a slight hint of peach, making it a warmer and rosier pink and less a magenta-pink.houzz

 The answer, I think, is that millennial pink isn’t so much a color as it is an idea — hence the great difficulty in pinning it down to a single shade. Millennial pink, whether pale or desaturated or salmon-y, is a kind of non-pink pink, an aesthetic distillation of the ideals of contemporary feminism: unabashedly female, but removed from the constraining associations of the past. It is, in a lot of ways, defined more by what it isn’t than what it is: not Barbie. Not bubble gum. Not princessy.Apartment Therapy

 I use it a little interchangeably with blush and rose gold myself.

As I’m writing this post, within eyeshot (I wasn’t sure if that’s a word but spellcheck is not rejecting it), I am wearing a millennial pink sweater, my phone case is partially millennial pink, and my wristlet with work FOB and important cards is glitter on one side and millennial pink on the other. I know what I like. Also, creepy, I just opened Facebook on my phone and the first ad that pops up is for this bag set from Away only the ad didn’t call it blush. The ad called it millennial pink.

Anyway, I found a millennial pink list on Amazon and wanted to create my own. What do you think of this color?

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Do you ever find yourself rummaging through endless piles of clothes trying to find something to wear? Every time you open the closet, it’s bursting at the seams, but most of it is old stuff that you never wear anymore. Some of the pieces might not have been worn at all. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but once you got them home, you regretted buying them. Don’t worry, we’re all guilty of it. If you want to save yourself some time in the mornings, you need to streamline your wardrobe. Get rid of all the surplus and cut your collection down to the items that you actually wear. You can still make great outfits with a few select pieces, and some clever accessories. If it seems like an impossible task, here are a few tips to help you get started.

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Online Shopping

The internet has made shopping so much easier. Find what you want, and you can have it sent straight to you in a few days. But it’s also a big part of the reason that we’ve all ended up with so many unworn clothes in the wardrobe. One of the major benefits of shopping in a store is that you can try the clothes on. You don’t get that luxury online, and there’s a lot of fluctuation between the sizes that different designers offer, so you can often end up buying something that doesn’t fit you. It’s also difficult to gauge the quality of the clothes from a photograph. Half the time you end up buying something that looked great online, then when it turns up, you realize it’s cheap and nasty.

Most of these problems come about when we buy from retailers that we don’t know. There’s so many out there, and we are often fooled by the low prices. The best way to make sure you don’t fill your wardrobe with junk from the internet is to shop with retailers that you can trust. They won’t always offer the same low prices, but if you look out for things like a Nordstrom rack coupon, you can still get some great deals.

Don’t Buy What You Already Have

Seems obvious, right? But you’re probably doing it without even realizing. If you’ve already got a few pairs of blue jeans, do you need any more? We often convince ourselves that we do, because the style is slightly different, but you can make the same outfits with the ones you already have.

Have A Clear Budget

If you restrict yourself to spending a certain amount each month, you can avoid buying unnecessary clothes. You’ll be forced to be much more ruthless when you’re shopping. If you waste half your budget on things that you don’t need, you’ll be stuck when it comes to buying the items that you will actually need.

Who Do You Shop With?

You can’t completely absolve yourself of the blame. At the end of the day, you’re the one that decides to buy the clothes, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any bad influences out there. If you often go shopping with a friend or family member that encourages you to buy things that you don’t need, maybe you should think about going alone. You can think more rationally, without being peer pressured into making impulse purchases.

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