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I could not be more thrilled that Stella & Dot, my favorite jewelry retailer, now offers adorable tops. The tops are mostly solid, offering a blank canvas to doll up with their jewelry and other accessories. Although I’m not really a Stella & Dot stylist (I haven’t made it a business~ you can check out my post on that here), I fancy myself a bit of a freelance stylist anyway with my blog, and wanted to show some of the Stella & Dot combos I love..

The best thing about the new Stella & Dot tops is that they’re mostly work appropriate for business casual. Since it’s a brand I already love and have been wearing for years, I can’t wait to try out the clothing!

My personal style leans towards a solid top with a really funky necklace. I’ve created two different all Stella & Dot looks with that style in mind.

Evie Lace Knit Tee||Riva Tassel Earrings||Leyla Charm Necklace||Mini Pouch – Embroidered Lashes


Bianca Knit Tee||Fringe Tassel Earrings||Bora Fringe Necklace||Bowery Versatile Belt Bag

 

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Did it not seem like it took for.ev.er. for February to get her? Yeesh. But it’s here! It’s time for hearts and flowers and pink hopefully hints of spring because this winter has been nowhere near wintery enough so I’m over it. I also see February as pre-March aka pre-My-Birthday-Month. Last year I was so freaked out about being in a wedding every month that I didn’t even want to celebrate. I did end up celebrating, because I have awesome friends and family, but this year I vow to get back to my birthday queen self.

But I digress- it’s not my turn yet. It’s February’s turn! This month’s wish list is full of all things pink, soft, and sweet. Here’s to all of the hearts and hoping we get some more snow.

the carolove february wish list

1.COACH Woman’s Odette Casual Loafers||2.Betsey Johnson Women’s Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch||3.kate spade new york Keds® glitter sneaker, multi

4.Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Grapefruit||5.Betsey Johnson Boxed Kitsch Pouch||6.Clover Drops

7.Jonathan Adler Champagne Pop Candle||8.Women’s Hunter Original High Gloss Boot

9.Women’s Leith Flounce Midi Dress||10.Women’s Betsey Johnson Faux Fur Jacket||11.Women’s Free People Odyssey Tee

12.Adidas Superstar Original Fashion Sneaker, White/Pink||13.Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette||14.Furla zip around make up bag

 

 

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…throw some glitter make it rain!

You guys, I freakin’ love glitter. This is not new. This has been a thing pretty much my whole life. When I first started wearing makeup (in middle school), it was usually candy-flavored gloss, too much blush, and always sparkles on my eyes. Last week, I was so thrilled to have Illusions sparkle up my locks at Winter Glam Wonderland. I kind of feel like the more sparkles the better, even though I’ve had to tone it down a tad because, you know, adulthood.

However, I feel like starting with Halloween and ending on Valentine’s Day, sparkles come back into fashion. (I may be stretching that a bit- Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve might be a little more like it.) Everyone is feeling festive and the promise of a magical holiday and glittering New Year is right around the corner. I picked out some of my favorite shimmer to get you feeling extra sparkly for the upcoming holidays, whether you just want to accessorize with sparkles or cover yourself in them!

the carolove holiday glitter

1.Kate Spade New York Cameron St – Glitter Small Byrdie Crossbody Bag||2.Rebecca Minkoff Leo Glitter Envelope Clutch Bag, Silver/Multi||3.Pink Bee Shaped Glitter Bag||4.Furla Allegra Glitter Coin Case||5.Medium Glitter Lipstick Pouch

6.kate spade new york Keds® glitter sneaker, rose gold||7.Chiara Ferragni ‘Flirting’ glitter slip-on sneakers||8.Starla Black Glitter Ankle Strap Heels||9.Betsey Johnson Kacey Velvet Glitter Heel Booties||10.Krazy glitter boots

11.Notorious Rose Gold Sequin Maxi Dress||12.Women’s Vince Camuto Sequin Pencil Skirt||13.Effervescent Evening Navy Blue Sequin Maxi Skirt||14.MAIA Ombre Long-Sleeve Sequined Dress, Blue/Silver

15.Abracadabra holland watch||16.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Square Stud Earrings||17.Hearts And Arrows Glitter Heart Collar||18.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Stone Drop Earrings19.Betsey Johnson Gold-Tone Glitter Star Ombré Link Bracelet

20.BOW GLOVES||21.Scala Glitter Baseball Cap||22.Skinnydip Heart Glitter 2 Iphone 6/6S Case – Pink23.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow – Beige||24.Deborah Lippmann Women’s Glitter & Be Gay Nail Polish-GOLD

 

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It was our turn, ladies, earlier this week, but I actually really enjoy putting together gift guides for guys. It’s a little refreshing to do something different- plus I love shopping for other people and this year I get to shop for my own guy.

I’m also thinking that because I’ve never pulled a male in my office Secret Santa, this might be the year and I should be prepared. Like my gift guide/ stocking stuffers for her, these goodies for him are all under $25, so they could be perfect for those office gift exchanges with a spending cap!

the carolove Gifts for him stocking stuffers under $25

1.Undercover – Recycled Leather Notebook Lined||2.18oz Cropped Bottle Candle||3.W&P Design Carry on Cocktail Kit – Moscow Mule||4.Polaroid Foldable Headphones||5.Happy Socks Camo Print Cotton Blend Socks

6.Flight 001 Man Things Pouch||7.Ox and Bull Trading Co. Blue and Yellow Polka Dot Tie Bar||8.Lord & Taylor Glass Santa Driving a Car Ornament||9.Jack Black Wax Pomade||10.Original Penguin Monahan Check Tie, Pocket Square, & Lapel Pin

11.Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf for Men||12.Bioworld Men’s Home Alone Merry Christmas T-Shirt||13.Whitening Mint Travel Toothpaste||14.Royce Leather Deluxe Manicure Set

15.John Allan’s Men’s Sport, Conditioning Shampoo||16.The North Face TKA 100 Gloves||17.Beard Wash, Beard Control & Brush Set/ 3oz.||18.Ernest Supplies Men’s Charcoal Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush||19.Prospector Co. Men’s Burroughs Shave Cream

20.Accessories Engravable Black Business Card Holder||21.His Saffiano Luggage Tag||22.ICUP National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Ceramic Coffee Mug||23.Starbucks Holiday Blonde Roast – K-Cup Pods – 16ct||24.Gerber Dime Micro Tool – Black

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Stockings are HUGE in the Downing household. Literally. My grandma knitted giant, personalized stockings for most of the family, and my mom has found a few places over the years that make similar ones for family members who don’t have the originals. They’re such a big part of our Christmas morning routine, too. Wake up, tea + coffee, stockings, breakfast, the rest of the presents, and then we’ve recently started a tradition of a Christmas day movie and sushi. I love it. My dad and I fight over the real estate in my mom’s stocking, and last year he “forgot” to sneak in the gifts I got her. Yea, right, Daddy! My mom is the stocking expert though- it’s usually a nice mix of practical and little fun gifts, leaving the stockings overflowing onto our brick hearth. I’ll be sure to take a picture of the absurdly idyllic scene this year because it honestly just warms my heart that we have such a strong tradition.

My department at work also has a really nice tradition- we do a Secret Santa for whoever wants to be involved and then we go out for a lunch together. The gifts are all supposed to be capped at $25, and people are supposed to fill out a wishlist to help coworkers who aren’t sure what to get. Like my family, the small gifts tend to be a mix of sweet an practical.

Disclaimer: this may or may not be my submission for the accounting department’s Secret Santa wishlist. hehehe

Gifts for her stocking stuffers under $25 the carolove

1.Back Me Up! Mobile Charger||2.Mini Roller-Ball Fragrance – Vanilla Grapefruit||3.xox Trolls Glitter Cup with Straw||4.xox Trolls Have a Glitter Day Notebook||5.Square Stud Earrings

6.ban.do Back Me Up! Charging Cord||7.Kate Spade New York Porcelain Nutcracker Ornament||8.5-pack Hair Elastics||9.Jacquard-weave Scarf||10.Donut Face Socks

11.Fringe Studio ‘Sparkle’ Faux Leather Zip Pouch||12.I am Freaking Cold sweatshirt||13.Fringe Hello Love Candle||14.Marvis Jasmin Mint Toothpaste||

15.OPI 4-Pc. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Nail Lacquer Mini Set||16.Philosophy ‘pink Frosted Animal Cracker||17.Merkury Innovations Radiant In-Ear Headphones, White/Rose Gold||18.FOREVER 21+ Sleepy Face Mittens||19.Makeup Brushes Set – 8 PCS

20.Luxe Ribbon Crystal Necklace||21.Glass crystal pins||22.Popcorn Luggage Tag Set||23.Coffee Pods Original Donut Shop K-Cup pods 18ct||24.Rainbow highlighter

 

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