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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One over 3 years ago (my first ever blog post!)

My first blog post would include a bottomless mimosa brunch.

Did you know in Portland, Oregon, they simply brunch with really awesome, organic everything food? I was shocked to hear that my co-worker, the birthday boy, had never heard of bottomless brunch until he moved here, and I was delighted that he wanted bottomless mimosas included in his birthday weekend.

Brunch is not only just an excuse to day drink, but also an excuse to day drink while dressing up for breakfast food. This combines at least three of my favorite things. It wasn’t unbearably cold in The District yesterday, so I could have a little bit more fun with my outfit.

With it being winter, I’m into layers. On top I wore a plain black long sleeve under a slouchy sweater from Loft (my staple store). The skirt is actually a child-sized Ralph Lauren (my staple brand). Boots are Etienne Aigner from Piperlime. I got them last year but it seems like the two-tone trend has hit BIG time in the city this year. I’ve become quite a fan of boot socks as well- I have about five different colors from Target. Threw on two long strands of mama’s pearls (a huge perk of living at home still is shopping in her closet) and moved all my essentials into my adorable new Kate Spade bag (guys- THERE ARE SPADES ON IT!) and I was ready to go.

NoPa is nestled in Chinatown a couple blocks from the Verizon center and right near the Spy Museum. I was the first one to get there and we had a private room, which was really nice as we were a big, loud group. Almost all of us ordered the mimosa brunch: “infinite” mimosas (which they cut off at three in the afternoon), and two three we’re not really sure how many courses since the waiter told us something different from the menu. The food was INCREDIBLE. I had the smoked salmon appetizer, the eggs Benedict, and the mulled cider dessert. All of it was fantastic. I will say, the boys on either side of me ordered pâté and it seemed weird it didn’t come with crackers or bread or anything. I don’t even eat the stuff and knew that was off. Our service was a little weird. The waiter asked the birthday boy to let him finish talking before he asked questions. Rude. My eggs Benedict came out wrong as did the girl’s down the table, so by the time we got our right order, everyone else was almost done. And don’t call your mimosas infinite if they are not. But all in all it was a good time and who doesn’t enjoy getting mimosa buzzed all Sunday? I’ll give them a 3 out of 5 and maybe try going back with a smaller group.

Snag the Look (more of a focus on the navy color)

Add accessories liberally! Let your Blair Waldorf flag fly free!

x0x0 Caroline

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 I have a thing for novelty bags- mostly Betsey or Kate but I’m not picky. On one of our first dates, Kendall and I were just casually strolling through Georgetown and ended up in Kate Spade. I immediately went for the grapefruit collection and he was like, “Oh. Ok. So if I can’t figure out what to get out ever I should just get you something that’s shaped like something else?” Yup.

I ended up with that beautiful bag at the end of the summer. I also have a sparkly pizza clutch, a chocolate covered strawberry, a boombox, and a doughnut- just off the top of my head. For summer, just like my food cravings, I’m loving watermelon and ice cream. I mean, these bags are cute enough to eat, right?

See By Chloe Coin Purse||Vera Bradley – Mini Saddle Bag Bags||ban.do Watermelon Super Chill Cooler Bag||Kitsch Thanks A Melon Crossbody

See by Chloe Embellished Lemon Leather Clutch||Vera Bradley – Mini Saddle Bag Bags||Shiraleah Lemon Zip Pouch||C. Wonder Lemon Convertible Crossbody Handbag||Ban.do Insulated Cooler Bag

Cityshop Pineapple purse||SunnyLife Pineapple See Thru Beach Pouch||Relic Pineapple Coin Purse||Kitsch Pineapple Crossbody||Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple Coin Purse

jessica mcclintock Ice Cream Crossbody||Betsey Johnson Kiss Me Till Ice Cream Wristlet||boohoo Nina Black Ice Cream Cross Body Bag||boohoo Claire Ice Cream Cross Body Bag||Lily Bloom Popsicle Coin Purse

Taco Glitter Clutch||KITSCH CAKE OF PAN CROSSBODY||Kitsch Aint She A Peach Crossbody||Kitsch Croissandwich Wristlet||Circus by Sam Edelman Egg Scuse Me Crossbody

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 2/24/16

This may be my favorite shoot of all time ever for several reasons. Firstly, Dani of Blonde in the District is a joy to work with and a total sweetie. She actually organized the brunch for a little group of us at Ambar– there were new bloggers and experienced bloggers and in betweens, like me. No judgment of anything that anyone was doing, just advice and problems we’ve all had and a great feeling of girl-power. I actually got some amazing advice from Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen. I’m going to paraphrase here but when I told her that recently I’d felt discouraged and even considered saying goodbye to LBC1, she told me to not give up on my blog, but since it’s mine all mine, mold it to be exactly what I want it to be. There is no right or wrong here.

Secondly, Dani picked this amazing spot for our shoot. The Fridge is a cool gallery down by Eastern Market, and apparently their mural outside changes all the time. I can’t wait to go back.

Thirdly, I was kinda diggin’ my outfit. It was actually decently warm on Saturday, and I was so happy to be without the bulky coat.I’ve been doing so much business casual on my blog that it was fun to break away from that. I’m also obsessed with my little milk purse. For whatever reason, I’ve wanted a milk carton purse for like a year. Kate Spade had one, Betsey Johnson had one, SkinnyDip London had one… and I wanted one, but didn’t want to spend a ton on a novelty bag. Hi Amazon.com for under $10 🙂

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ok- so this is technically an outtake- but this may be my favorite

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photos by Blonde in the District

Aerie poncho [last seen here]; similar here, here, here||almost identical Milk carton purse||Stack: Wanderer Cuff; Kendra Scott Colorbar bracelet; Mini Cone Stud Stretch Bracelet||ECENTRCQ sneakers||leather leggings here, here, here

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Happy Friday! I’m going to Illusions tonight have Amanda  fix up my hair but then staying for a sip and a shop with my other Amanda. Whistle & Wild is doing a pop-up complete with wine + truffle tastings! Saturday, Kendall and I are finally seeing Sing (because we love singing cartoons) and Sunday I have a Bubbles & Bloggers meetup at Kate Spade City Center and, of course, the Super Bowl Official Snack Day. We’ll be spending it at a little gathering hosted by Sarah + her manfriend.

Too glam print

This week on The CaroLøve:

I have to applaud Dana on her post about what’s going on in the world. It’s so scary thinking about being judged for either your political opinions or the fact that maybe you don’t totally understand everything that’s going on. It’s just important to stay educated for yourself and to be kind.

Also giving props to my girl Roxanne. I honestly had never noticed any acne scars on her, but I am so impressed that she shared pictures and her rather unpleasant experience with micro-needling. The things we do for ourselves are not always pretty or glam, but I do appreciate that she showed us the good, the bad, and the ugly of her skincare.

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock- but did anyone else know that Fornash has a delivery box club for $25 a box? (less expensive if you buy yearly). I did Birch Box for a bit and was disappointed, but I think I’m going to treat myself to the every-3-months box.

I’m super into dolled-up sweatshirts right now. I’m currently waiting for the Draper James Love Y’all Sweatshirt AND the J. Crew French colors sweatshirt (currently on sale if you’re and XS or smaller) to come back in my size.

After putting together the post about green purses for my coworker, I stumbled across the GiGi New York Winter Sale + found her a set that she ordered ASAP. If you’re in the market for a new bag (I’m not- for once), this sale should NAHT be missed.

Have a great weekend!

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I don’t typically wear a lot of blue, much less blue on blue, but this has been one of my favorite casual Friday outfits in a long time. The top is from Shoptiques, which I had heard of but never shopped at until my awesome cousin Dionne sent me a certificate for Christmas. The idea behind Shoptiques is pretty awesome-5,000 BOUTIQUES, 2,000 CITIES, 30 COUNTRIES, all in one place! I ended up with the top in this post, a striped dress, and a mini perfume (on major sale!)to keep at my desk. I love the way this top fits- I’m a big fan of the loose peplum look.

The sweater is actually from LuLaRoe. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard great things about this brand except from Gentry + one of my coworkers who lives in their leggings. I’d been invited to a couple LuLaRoe parties on Facebook but I never really got it. (Gentry explains how LuLaRoe typically works in her post linked above.) My church does an annual holiday bizarre and there was a LuLaRoe consultant there with a ton of merchandise. I tried on a couple things- the dresses hung (hanged?) really weird on me but I instantly fell in love with this buttery soft kimono/ cardi situation. Seriously one of the softest things I’ve ever owned. I also got a crazy pair of leggings which might not ever make their way on the blog but they are SUPER soft.

2 new (to me) brands that I tried and loved. New year, new shopping- what’s a brand that you’ve discovered recently? I’d love to know!

Outfit details:
Earrings: Kendra Scott||Arc Pendant Necklace: Stella & Dot||Pyramid Watch – Exotic: Stella & Dot||Odyssey Top: Shoptiques||Cardigan: LuLaRoe||AEO Denim X Super Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle||Kiel James Patrick Navy Nantucket Bow Bracelet: Brooks Brothers||Purse: Coach Outlet||Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic High-Top Sneakers: Converse
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